The Person of the Holy Spirit

by Pastor Dennis

Jesus said: “But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name. He shall teach you all things! And bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever He have said unto you,” (Jn. 14:26). The highlight of the teaching of the Holy Spirit is shown in (Jn. 14-16). These few chapters show the “paraclete sayings” (Jn.14:15-17; 14:26; 15:26,27; 16:5-11,12-15). When we read these chapters and verses we see that by the use of masculine pronouns and adjectives that we should view the Holy Spirit as a male, personal being. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and is shown in the Word as the One that shows us who Jesus Christ is.

The Holy Spirit’s Functions

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity or Godhead. He functions to teach, guide us into truth, cause us to remember the Word of God, to bear witness, and show us things to come, and to glorify Christ. (John 14-16). The Holy Spirit remembers the teachings of Jesus which may not be fully recognized by the believer and will bring them as a fresh understanding and revelation to the reader. These teachings in the Bible become not only revelation knowledge but also truth to the heart and mind of the believer. The Holy Spirit also plays a major part in the witnessing ministry. He acts as to convict and convince the hearer of their sin lives and opens them up to receive Jesus Christ as the personal Saviour. The Holy Spirit also proclaims the judgment that has been issued to Satan (John 16:8-11).

The Holy Ghost also takes the Word of God and reveals the teachings of Jesus Christ to believers and to a lost and dying world. Unless by revelation, the world will never even know that the Holy Spirit exists. John 20:22 says that: Therefore Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, and went to heaven to talk with the Father. On that resurrection evening, He talked with the disciples saying: “Peace be unto you; as my Father has sent me, even so send I you. He sent me even so send I you. And when He had said this He breathed on them and said RECEIVE YE THE HOLY GHOST! The Holy Spirit is the Power of God and will get you to feel the power and Fire of God as you go about and witness about the need for the unbeliever to receive Christ in their lives.

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