Holy Spirit


So often the Holy Spirit is forgotten or even over looked. When in fact He is a valuable third person of the trinity. You may ask is it scriptural for me to refer to the Holy Spirit as a He, lets examine some scripture references so that we can be clear.

Who-
Rom. 8:11, “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who indwells you.”

He-
John 14:26, “These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

Himself-
Rom. 8:16, “The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
Rom. 8:26, “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words”

Ok; so now that we’ve established that Holy Spirit is not Casper the friendly ghost, we can look further into scripture and see that He will talk to us and give instructions.

He Speaks-
2 Sam. 23:2, “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.”

Acts 8:29, “And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”

Acts 10:19, “And while Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you.”

Acts 11:12, “And the Spirit told me to go with them without misgivings. And these six brethren also went with me, and we entered the man’s house.”

Acts 13:2, “And while they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Are you beginning to sense a theme here? We can’t overlook the personage of Holy Spirit. We must become sensitive to His voice, and His leading us. I’ve come to know Holy Spirit as my teacher. He has taught me how to be a wife to my husband. Speaking intimacies to me that helped me open up to and relate to him better. He is now teaching me how to be a daughter, sister, auntie, friend and mother.
Holy Spirit is my helper. He has helped me overcome difficult challenges that once held me captive.
Holy Spirit leads me.He guides me. He directs my path. When I don’t know what to wear, He has even helped me put outfits together. Yes, He’s into the intimate details.
Often He speaks not directly to me but through my husband. If you’re wondering if this in fact scriptural let me prove it to you so that we won’t have any discrepancies.

Acts 28:25-26, “And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, “The Holy Spirit rightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers, saying, ‘Go to this people and say, “You will keep on hearing, but will not understand.”

There are some activities of the Holy Spirit-
He Teaches-
John 14:26, “These things I have spoken to you, while abiding with you. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
Luke 12:12, “for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

He Intercedes-
Rom. 8:26, “And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;”

He Leads-
Matt. 4:1, “Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.”

He Gives life-
John 6:63, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.”

Filled by
Acts 2:4, “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.”

So you see, we are not alone. We have Holy Spirit waiting to lead, guide, instruct and yes comfort us. Sit with Him. Invite Him in. Literally say, Holy Spirit you are welcomed in this place.
In the morning the first person I speak to is Holy Spirit. I always say, “Good morning Holy Spirit”
And before I go to sleep, “Good night Holy Spirit” Acknowledging Him. He’s my friend. And our relationship is growing and developing. I encourage you to meet Him today. There is so much more to Holy Spirit but I wanted to introduce Him to those of you who may not know Him.
Some are more developed in their knowledge of Holy Spirit but others are like me, I had to become acquainted with Him.

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