“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:9
At age seventeen, I stumbled on a book titled “He Touched Me”. A remarkable story about Pastor Benny Hinn, who is a renowned world Evangelist and It revealed how much could happen when one person completely submits and become totally yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I grew up in a Christian household, so I thought I knew all there was to know when it came to church and Christianity. But boy was I so wrong! After reading the autobiography, I felt so sober with the realization that I had been living a life of complete ignorance to who God is.
God doesn’t and has never cared about the term “Religion”, all he cares about is You! Yes You! He wants to be in an active relationship with you. That was why He sent His Spirit to us here on earth, so we could be of one Spirit with Him.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The simplest answer to this question is that the Holy Spirit is Indeed God Himself. God is one, but has three personalities, Father, Son and Spirit. In the Old Testament, God came to us when He saved Israel from captivity, then He dwelt with us as the person of our Lord Jesus, and now during these times, He wants to live in us through the person of the Holy Spirit.
Today, we would be discussing the nature of the Holy Spirit. I’d like to share some of my knowledge of who He is, which could be helpful in order for you to understand Him better.
- The Holy Spirit is very Sensitive:
As earlier stated, The Holy Spirit is the very Spirit of God Himself so in other words; He is the Spirit of Purity and Righteousness. God gave us a command to live and lead a life of holiness if we identified with Him, because He is Holy (1 Peter 1:16).
By human standards, it is almost impossible to live according to God’s standards (Matthew 19:25). So God’s Spirit is needed in us to do that which ordinarily our flesh cannot do.
“… This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6)
The Holy Spirit is also very sensitive to sin and He grieves when Children of God continually engage in various sinful practices.
The Bible says:
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of Redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30)
The Bible also warns that it is a very terrible thing to insult or blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is a huge sin in the sight of God. It is one regarded as an “eternal sin”
“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven- except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven” (Matthew 12:31)
We live in a time where different opinions are given about the church. And most times, some of the words spoken against the church are borne out of ignorance.
In Matthew 12:32, Jesus gives a warning on how we speak about his church that is currently being run by the Holy Spirit;
“Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come. (Matthew 12:32)”
- The Holy Spirit is the Power of God who sets you free from Sin and Death:
Did you know the Holy Spirit is the power of the Gospel? (Romans 1:16). Now, some of you may ask, “I’ve heard the word “gospel” all the time, but what exactly is the Gospel?”
The Gospel is simply the testimony about Jesus. It testifies of His coming, His death, Resurrection and ascension to a place of honour in Heaven. It also testifies that only Jesus has the power to save, heal and deliver.
The Gospel is Jesus Himself! And only the Holy Spirit has the power to reveal Jesus to those who honestly seek to know Him.
“Because you belong to Him, the Power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death”. (Romans 8:2)
- The Holy Spirit Gives you a Spiritual Re-birth:
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The book of John tells the story of a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi” he said, we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.”
What do you mean? Exclaimed Nicodemus
“How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, so don’t be surprised when I say you must be born again. The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it goes, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit. (John 3:1-8)
Only the Holy Spirit has the power to recreate you from the inside-out.
- The Holy Spirit wants to have a relationship with you:
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Revelation 3:20)
Only if you knew how much you are loved by the Lord. While we were all sinners, He gave Himself for us, so we could be reconciled back unto Him and have the relationship with us He’s been craving for.
Most of us are currently doing life still carrying burdens only He can lift. Jesus is the only one who can fill the emptiness you feel inside.
Has anyone ever told you your sins are forgiven? Yes! Every single one of them, no matter how numerous or filthy they may have been. You are not alone!
The bible says
“For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s Glorious standards. Yet God, in His Grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.” (Romans 3:23-24)
Every form of sin results in death; this is living an eternity away from the presence of God. The bible calls it a place of outer darkness where there would be so much torment, weeping and gnashing of teeth. Man had already sinned and was destined for hell, until grace found and rescued us.
The bible says: “for God so loved the world, that he gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
No matter what anyone may have made you believe, I want you to know that everyone is loved by God and everyone can be saved as long as you call upon Him with all sincerity and humility.
“Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Roman 10:13)
Thanks again for taking the time to read through. Remember to leave a comment or share a personal knowledge of who the Holy Spirit is to you. I wish you an awesome week ahead. God bless
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” (Acts 2:17)