The Holy Spirit
Without the Holy Spirit, there is no church. The Spirit gave birth to the church fifty days after the cross, Acts 2. Without Him, there is no creation, no Bible, no effective prayer.
He gives to us the Bible by “inspiriting” the writers.
He acts in creation, as “the Spirit of God moves across the face of the
He intercedes for us as we pray.
He makes it possible for the Christian to display the fruit of the Spirit.
He is God’s holy presence in each believer.
I love Titus 3:4 “When the kindness and love of God, our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy, He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Spirit.”
Is the Holy Spirit a reality in you? Here’s how you know:
When the believer repents and is baptized, the Spirit is promised to indwell.
As the believer engages life in Christian service, the promise of the Lord, “I am with you always,” becomes real.
God also invites us to pray for the Spirit. “If any ordinary father gives good gifts to his child, how much more will God give his Holy Spirit to those who ask.” Luke 11:13. As we pray, we ask not to “get more of His Spirit,” rather we pray that we will allow His Presence to get more of us.
There are two principal descriptions of the Holy Spirit in the Bible. One is “pneumatos” or wind. He dwells in us as the air fills our lungs, to empower us to go on with life as challenges arise. The other is “paracletos” or the One who walks beside us. He is sometimes called “The Comforter,” which literally means, “with power.”
Let us keep in step with the Spirit. We can! And we must! In fact, “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9