The Holy Spirit is not “a thing” an “it,” but a Person!


The PERSON Of The Holy Spirit;

“The fact that the Holy Spirit is God is clearly seen in many Scriptures, including Acts 5:3-4. In this verse Peter confronts Ananias as to why he lied to the Holy Spirit and tells him that he had “not lied to men but to God.” It is a clear declaration that lying to the Holy Spirit is lying to God. We can also know that the Holy Spirit is God because He possesses the characteristics of God. For example, His omnipresence is seen in Psalm 139:7-8, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” Then in 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, we see the characteristic of omniscience in the Holy Spirit. “But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

The Holy Spirit is Divine Person as He possesses a mind, emotions, and a will. The Holy Spirit thinks and knows (1 Corinthians 2:10). The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30). The Spirit intercedes for us (Romans 8:26-27). He makes decisions according to His will (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). The Holy Spirit is God, the third Person of the Trinity. As God, the Holy Spirit can truly function as the Comforter and Counselor that Jesus promised He would be (John 14:162615:26).”-{}

 John 16:14, “He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”


The MINISTRY Of The Holy Spirit;

  1. He convicts us of sin {John 16:8}
  2. He permanently indwells us {John 14:6-7}.
  3. He seals us {Eph 1:13}.
  4. He teaches us {John 14:26}.
  5. He guides us into all truth {John 16:13}.
  6. He reminds us {John 14:26}.
  7. He bears fruit through us{Gal 5:22-23}.
  8.  He comforts us {John 16:7}.
  9. He equips us with spiritual gifts {1 Cor 12:4-7}.
  10. He He empowers us {Acts 1;8}.
  11. He fills us{ Eph 5:18}.
  12. He Glorifies Jesus Christ to us {John 16:14}


The PROMISE of The PRESENCE Of The Holy Spirit;

  • “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you”- {John 14:16-17}


The PRIORITY of The Holy Spirit;

  • “He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.”-{John 16:14}