CRITICAL QUESTIONS -- CRUCIAL ANSWERS
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Who is the Holy Spirit? Have you ever had that strong inner
sense of urging to do something feeling that somehow God was
talking to you? That inward nudge would not let you go and was
prompting you to respond positively to the call of God upon your
life? Who was that? Who made that happen? It was not an
"It", it was none other than the Holy Spirit. He is the "Power
Generator of the Trinity", silent, behind the scenes, often
overlooked, taken for granted but very powerful, He is the third
person of the Godhead. In fact Jesus told His disciples that
when they baptized a follower of His, they were to baptize them
"In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit." Now you and I need to realize that the very concept of
the Trinity is a difficult concept for us to understand. But
God reveals Himself through three (3) distinct personalities.
One of these personalities that God reveals Himself to us and is
still being God Himself in oneness and unity is the Holy Spirit.
He is a person who can be grieved according to Ephesians 4:30:
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were
sealed for the day of redemption.
He could be quenched, according to I Thessalonians 5:19:
Do not put out the Spirit's fire,
And He can be rejected, according to I Thessalonians 4:8:
Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man
but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
But when we come to understanding who He is, it is often easier
to learn who someone is by understanding what He does. Since
there is no face th ...
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