Understanding The Personality Of The Holy Spirit.
A good understanding and relationship with the Holy Ghost is the key factor to living a fruitful Christian life. It is unfortunate that a lot of Christian even ministers of GOD don’t have adequate knowledge or understanding and relationship with the Holy Ghost.
For that reason, a lot of false teaching is been published here and there about the personality of the Holy Ghost, especially on the internet.
This post is an attempt to give you a little insight about the personality of the Holy Ghost for you to have an adequate understanding of the Holy Ghost.
First and foremost I want to point out that you can never be a Christian without the Holy Spirit because it is the Holy Spirit that convicts you in the first place.
See Acts 2:37 “Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, and brothers, what shall we do?”
1Corintians 12:3 “Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit”.
Again no person can amount to anything in this kingdom or live the Christian life fully without the Holy Spirit.
Even Jesus told the disciple not to leave Jerusalem until they receive the Holy Spirit.
See Luke 24:49 “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high.”
See also Acts 1:4 – 5 “And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. This they did because they stayed in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit came.
Acts 2:1 – 4 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Who Is This Holy Spirit?
As said earlier, one of the greatest lies ever told is the publication in various quarters like the one posted in the religion section of Nigerian forum captioned “34 reasons why the Holy Ghost (Spirit) is not a person.”
I am here to challenge that post and other false publications about the Holy Ghost by presenting to you what the BIBLE said about the Holy Spirit and then allow you to consider that post or publications in the light of what the BIBLE said.
First, I want us to consider what Jesus said about the Holy Ghost:
Firstly, John 16:13 “However, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.
A good look at this verse proves that the Holy Spirit is a person. Look at the above verse again and see the wording when “HE the SPIRIT of truth” is come, “HE will guide you into all truth”: “for he shall not speak of Himself” but whatever HE shall, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come.
A look at the above verse I will like to ask those saying that the Holy Ghost is not a person whether it is proper to use the word “HE” and the word “Himself” to address a non-living thing.
From what I know, you use “He” to address a person and “It” to address nonliving things.
To say that the Holy Spirit is not a person is to question the credibility of the bible translators for wrong use of the word “He”, “Himself” and by saying that a non-living thing will guide, as well as saying that a non-living thing shall Speak because non-living things don’t speak.
Secondly, Mathew 12:31 “Why I say to you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven to men.
Also, see Mark 3:29 “But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost has never forgiveness but is in danger of eternal damnation”.
The book of Luke 12:10 And whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but to him that blasphemes against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
If the Holy Ghost is not a person, how can Jesus talk about Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost? You blaspheme a person and not a thing.
Thirdly, Mathew 12:32 And whoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
It is folly if not foolish for Jesus to say that to speak against Himself can be forgiven while as to speak against a thing will not be forgiven if the holy ghost is not a person.
The End of part one of the series, to be continued—–. Go HERE to read part two.