The Holy Spirit
Some will say the Holy Spirit is merely an influence, a power, a force or fictional character. But not according to the Bible. The Holy Spirit was there in the first book of the Bible. In Genesis chapter 1 verse 2, we are introduced to the person of the Spirit of God, who from the beginning, at creation, moved across the world.
We also find the Holy Spirit at the end of all things, uncreation if you like. In Revelation 22.17, the last book of the Bible, Jesus reveals in His final words to the world how the Spirit and the church work together to invite others to come to God.
The Holy Spirit holds the same importance as God and Jesus, that is why we use the blessing in the Name of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit empowers us with many gifts and leads us into the truth. He will guide us to where God wants us, gently showing us truth after truth. That’s how we become a better version of ourselves, each day becoming more like Jesus as we grow in truth. He is very powerful and can accomplish amazing things. So, no matter what you have heard, been led to believe, or don’t yet know about the Holy Spirit and his gifts, all knowledge of Him must be built on the reliable principles of the Bible.
So, receive this gentle prompt by the Holy Spirit today, as a time to look at God’s Word in the Bible, humbly allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you into the truth about Himself and His work. He is the Spirit of Truth, and will not lead you astray but gives trust worthy truths to hold firm to until Jesus comes back.
We may never know all there is to know about God this side of heaven and sadly, the truth about the Holy Spirit has been traded by some, into being a mystical secret being who should be feared or can’t be understood. Where do we find evidence of that? Short answer, we don’t. God tells us clearly in the Bible that the Holy Spirit is our Helper, our Comforter and Friend, our Counsellor. He sounds like someone worth knowing!
Heavenly Father, there is so much to know about the Holy Spirit that we still don’t know or understand, but given that He is the Spirit of Truth that sounds a good place to start to learn about the amazing things He can do that are real and true. The Bible tells of His power, how He works and how He guides us. Help us to stay close to You, so we can know the power of Your Holy Spirit. In the Name of Jesus, amen.