Operations of the Holy Spirit

Operations of the Holy Spirit
Understanding the Tri-unity of God is not always the easiest thing to do, but we must line ourselves up with what the Scriptures say, and my Bible makes it very plain that the Holy Spirit is a Person; not only is He a Person, but He plays a beautiful role within the God head (God head- Father, Jesus the Son, Holy Spirit)! Let’s look at the Scriptures together!
He was there during creation, hovering over the waters of the earth, waiting for the command of the Father so He could go to work and form the world! He empowered Samson to do mighty works, filled the prophets and spoke through them (including King David), and descended upon Jesus during His baptism, filling His natural body with power so He could complete His mission here on earth.
The Holy Spirit has His own will (1 Corinthians 12:11) as He distributes spiritual gifts to each believer “as He wills”. He gives spiritual gifts to believers for the edification of the Church; to some He gives gifts of knowledge or wisdom, to some the gift of tongues or interpretation, to others He gives power to heal or do miracles, He gives to some the gift of prophecy, and still to others He gives the gift to discern spirits. We are told to eagerly desire spiritual gifts, so that we may strengthen and edify the body of Christ.
Let us honor the Holy Spirit, for He never seeks His own glory, but constantly works to bring glory to the Father and the Son (John 16:14). He is the One who teaches us how to pray (Romans 8:26), gives us boldness when we are weak (Acts 4:31) and reminds us of the words of Jesus (John 14:26). He is our anointing given from God, by whom we are taught all things (1 John 2:27). He comforts us when we are suffering (John 14:26) and leads us into all truth. The world does not know Him nor can know Him, unless they are born again, born from above, born of the Spirit (John 14:17).
On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the earth and established the Church which would not be moved. He is the One who regenerates us (Titus 3:5) and seals us for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30). He constantly works in us, forming us into the image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). He can be offended (Ephesians 4:30), and out of the Trinity, it is He whom we cannot be forgiven if we blaspheme (Mark 3:29). He Pours the love of God into our hearts (Romans 5:5) and empowers us to be His witnesses to the world (Acts 1:8)!
Hopefully this has helped you to understand the Third Person of the Trinity, and causes you to seek Him more. With love in Jesus Christ, Jonathan Ball


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