In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. These are qualities that distinguish Him as a person. The Spirit is not a force to be drawn upon like a power but drawing on the power of God. Feed’s Catechism is a series of questions and answers that allow individuals to explore Scripture and discover the story of God. Later on, at the baptism of Jesus, which marked the beginning of His public ministry, the Holy Spirit was present and, on this occasion, could be seen in material form. Salem Media Group. He is presently convincing the world of the truth of the gospel and Jesus Christ. He is the church’s greatest ally in its evangelizing effort. - Isaiah 63:10, And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. The disciples also desired the fruit of the Holy Spirit, but for that, it was necessary for them to relate to Him as a person. The Spirit bears witness to this great truth (Gal.4:6; Rom.8:14, 16). In the very first verses of the Bible the Holy Spirit is seen as involved in the creation of the universe. Answer: The short answer to this question is, yes, the Holy Spirit as described in the Bible is fully God. The Holy Spirit, however, without a body and a personal name, seems distant to many, yet he dwells inside every true believer and is a constant companion in the walk of faith. Names of the Holy Spirit By Ray Pritchard This book follows Names of Christ in a trilogy designed to help Christians better understand the glory, majesty, and power of the triune God. The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost. The Lord mentions two points: the Holy Spirit was already real and He was about to come. What the Hebrew Bible calls "Spirit of God" and "Spirit of Elohim" is called in the Talmud and Midrash "Holy Spirit" (ruacḥ ha-kodesh). It was truly not the word of men but the Word of God!" (NASB). The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity and undoubtedly the least understood member of the Godhead. Christians can easily identify with God the Father (Jehovah or Yahweh) and his Son, Jesus Christ. - Nehemiah 9:20, When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. (NIV), Romans 8:16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: (KJV), Acts 16:6-7Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. - 1 Corinthians 12:11. And a voice from heaven (the Father) said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) descending like a dove and lighting on him. He is the Spirit of truth. It is also a grace-based experience. It is vital for the church to know the Spirit, learn to relate to Him, and understand how He manifests Himself. The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit caused the Virgin Mary to conceive (Matthew 1:20), and at the baptism of Jesus, he descended on Jesus like a dove. Reprinted from the CSB Fisher of Men Bible (copyright © 2018 by Luis Ángel Díaz-Pabón) with permission of Holman Bible Publishers. In the same way that we receive Christ without doubting whether He will enter our lives or not, we should receive the Holy Spirit by faith and believe that He will respond to our requests without delay. Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, was led by the same Spirit into the desert (Lk 4:1). (NIV), John 16:13But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord. The Holy Spirit has Emotions, he grieves: Isaiah 63:10Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. Likewise, he is all-loving, forgiving, merciful and just. 12 Christian brothers, I want you to know about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Along with God the Father and God the Son (Jesus Christ), God the Spirit is the third member of the Godhead or the Trinity. When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. The Spirit not only provided power for witness, but He also comforted the Church as its leaders and members experienced considerable persecution for preaching that Christ was the only way of salvation ( 1 Peter 4:14 ). 51:11 and in Isa. The Spirit is a person and not merely a force. Galatians 5:22-23 explains that the fruits of the Spirit are "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." There is no area of life in which the believer does not need the help of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God (Lk 1:35). (NIV). O, that we had all day to talk about the wonderful implications of this doctrine!