Matthew 3: 16-17 NKJV
“When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
This scripture shows God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit working together in clearly separate rolls. Jesus has been baptized and is coming up out of the water. The Holy Spirit is descending down on him like a dove and God the father speaks from heaven. What a glorious picture.
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is God, he is part of the Godhead. May people refer to the Holy Spirit as a force or as “it” but he is a person. He was there at creation, remember God said let us make man in our image and likeness.
The Holy Spirit has intelligence, he knows the heart and mind of God and he can see what’s in your heart as well. He has feelings and he has a will. You can lie to him like Annanias and his wife, you can also grieve him. The Holy Spirit prays, he does miracles and he teaches. How can an “it” or force as others call him do all these things?
We are to have fellowship with the Holy Spirit, that talks of a deep relationship, how can you do that with a force? How we perceive the Holy Spirit will dictate how we relate to him. As a believer, the Holy Spirit is the one that Jesus left us with as our constant companion a helper just like him who will never leave us, to walk with us and ensure we have victory.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 NKJV “Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”
God gave us the Holy Spirit as a seal and guarantee that we are his, we are marked for his blessings by his very own Holy Spirit who lives in us. He has marked us with himself because he loves us and we are that important to him.
What thoughts go through your mind when you think of the Holy Spirit? How do you relate to the Holy Spirit, as a force or as a person? What do you need to do to develop a deeper relationship with the Holy Spirit?