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The Less Known Part of God

What do you know about the Holy Spirit? Many people have heard of the Holy Spirit in church, but the Body of Christ is generally unfamiliar with who He is. Most Christians speak of Him as something rather than someone. They know He lives in them because the Bible tells us that we are His temple, but most people do not know why He lives in them.


For example, what do you think He looks like? Most people think He looks like a dove because He took the form of a dove during Jesus' baptism, but He is not a dove. The Bible represents the Holy Spirit as fire, water, wind, and oil, but that is not who He is or looks like. He is gentle like a dove and powerful like fire, a mighty torrent of water, and a strong wind, but He does not have a physical body, so it is easy for Him to be everywhere here on Earth.


As we read the Bible, we discover He is kind and loving, making Him the perfect comforter to His people. He is cheerful and playful, so there is freedom in His presence (2 Corinthians 3:17). He is the miracle worker (John 14:12), our healer, and the one who raised Jesus from the dead (Romans 8:11).


God the Father is our protector, provider, and giver of our identity. Jesus is our Savior, Redeemer, and our way to the Father and His promises. The Holy Spirit is our helper, our teacher (the reason we understand the Bible), the reason we can perform miracles, and the part of God that walks with us throughout our lives.


But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and make you remember everything I have told you.

John 14:26 (NIV)


He will remain on Earth with the church until Jesus returns. He is the strength of God in us that allows us to flee from temptation. He prays with us, through us, and helps us speak boldly about Christ. He is the presence of God we feel at church and during prayer. He convicts us of our sins and reminds us of God's Word when needed.


Please, my family, do not think of Him as an It. The next time you think of the Holy Spirit, think of Him as the third person of God, who has a personality and many functions, endures us daily, and loves us as much as God the Father and the Son. Talk to Him during prayer, ask Him to teach you the Bible, and enjoy His presence. I promise you will enjoy getting to know the wonderful Spirit of God.



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