God, The Spirit

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Most of the times when people talk about Christianity they focus on God the Father and God the Son. One more important person is forgotten and that person is the Holy Spirit. The bible says that even before creation, He was moving upon the earth’s surface. He also took part in the creation of man and was the promise of Jesus Christ when He ascended into heaven.

The Holy Spirit is neither a passive presence nor emotional excitement. The Holy Spirit comes from God’s presence, but he is not God’s pervading divine fog floating over the world. The Holy Spirit is a person, separate and distinct from whom Christians identify as God the Father and God the Son, Jesus Christ. Together these three separate and distinct persons form a triune godhead, or trinity that Christians refer to as God. Each separate and distinct personage has their own role in the Godhead and their own personality, if you will. In the Bible, each is identified as an individual, separate and distinct from the other.

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The Holy Spirit was referred to by Jesus as the helper and He helps us to live Christian lives accordingly. One way He helps us is to make us bold to proclaim the Gospel of Christ. In the book of Acts, peter a coward who had denied knowing Jesus three times is seen boldly proclaiming Him. This is after the Pentecostal experience when the disciples received the Holy Spirit.

1.The Holy Spirit exalts Jesus. It is always the Spirit’s mission to exalt Jesus. The Spirit has come that we might be deeply impressed with the Person of Jesus Christ and go away excited about His work. The gifts are necessary to thrust us into the mission and work of Jesus. The purpose of the Spirit is to exalt Jesus and let Him be lifted up.

2.The Holy Spirit empowers us for witness. There is a balance between the worship of the Lord and the work of the Lord. It is never the purpose of the Lord to simply have the Spirit stir us to worship and then leave us there. The Spirit’s task is to instill strength in us in the moment of worship, so that we can go out empowered to do the work of the Lord.

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A person who is filled with the Holy Spirit will show certain features such as kindness, goodness, perseverance and so on. These features are referred to as the fruits of the Holy Spirit. These are manifestations of a Christian’s growth in the faith.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives:

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! –Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

You may not know it, but when you gave your life to Jesus, all the fruits of the Spirit were planted inside you in seed form. Through the Spirit you can experience joy and peace in every circumstance, no matter how difficult or painful.

You may not be a naturally patient person, but you can call on the Spirit within to produce patience. If you’re battling unhealthy behaviors, like an addiction or some kind of bad habit, the Holy Spirit can give you the ability to resist the devil and make healthy choices.

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