Who is the Holy Spirit?
He is the third person in the Trinity. Our true God is one in essence but plural in personalities. There is only one God but three distinct personalities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (1 John 5:7).
Jesus assured His followers that although He was leaving them, He would not leave them orphans but would instead send another person as Helper, Friend and Counselor. This person would be with them as He had been, and He would also be in them. Jesus was sending them a person not a thing, not a magical power, not a charm. This other person was the Holy Spirit.
Let us be reminded that the Holy Spirit is NOT a force or influence as many believe. He is the very breath of God, and like the wind although invisible has great power. He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent.
The Spirit is Enabler and Helper. When He fills the believer, and lives within him, He enables that person to be and do what God wants them to be and do. He enables us to walk in God’s ways and to be holy as God is holy. He is our sufficiency and strength and without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5)
The Holy Spirit’s purpose is not to draw attention to Himself but to glorify Christ through our lives. His ongoing ministry in our lives conforms us into the image of Christ. As we are changed by the Spirit from glory to glory (2 Cor.3:18) the life of Christ is manifested in and through us so that the world may be drawn to Him.
Prayer: Lord Jesus prepare our hearts, break our hearts, make them ready to receive more of the enabling, empowering, enlightening, encouraging, transforming and renewing work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We open our hands, our hearts and our being to you. Come Holy Spirit, invade our lives with your love and power.