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There are many misconceptions about the identity of the Holy Spirit. Some view the Holy Spirit as a mystical force. Others understand the Holy Spirit as the impersonal power that God makes available to followers of Christ. What does the Bible say about the identity of the Holy Spirit? Simply put, the Bible declares that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, a being with a mind, emotions, and a will. Jesus told His apostles... "I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." John 14:16-18

The Holy Spirit is God

The Holy Spirit is not a vague, ethereal shadow, nor an impersonal force. He is a person equal in every way with God the Father and God the Son. He is considered to be the third member of the Godhead. Jesus said to His apostles... "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matt. 28:18-20 God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And all the divine attributes ascribed to the Father and the Son are equally ascribed to the Holy Spirit. When a person becomes born again by believing and receiving Jesus Christ John 1:12-13; John 3:3-21, God resides in that person through the Holy Spirit 1 Cor. 3:16. The Holy Spirit has Intellect 1 Cor. 2:11, Emotion Rom. 15:30, and Will 1 Cor. 12:11

The Role of the Holy Spirit

A primary role of the Holy Spirit is that He bears "witness" of Jesus Christ John 15:26, John 16:14. He tells people's hearts about the truth of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit also acts as a Christian's teacher. 1 Cor. 2:9-14 He reveals God's will and God's truth to a Christian. Jesus told His disciples...

"The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." John 14:26

"When He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come." John 16:13

 

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit was given to live inside those who believe in Jesus, in order to produce God's character in the life of a believer. In a way that we cannot do on our own, the Holy Spirit will build into our lives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Gal. 5:22-23 Rather than trying to be loving, patient, kind, God asks us to rely on Him to produce these qualities in our lives. Thus Christians are told to walk in the Spirit. Gal. 5:25 and be filled with the Spirit. Eph. 5:18 And the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to perform ministerial duties that promote spiritual growth among Christians. Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12; Eph. 4

The Day of Pentecost

On the day of pentecost, the 12 apostles were gathered together in a house when a terrific wind came from heaven and filled the place. They saw tongues that looked like fire, that separated and came down on each of them. Immediately the apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit, who caused them to speak in tongues. The crowds of visitors were astonished because every pilgrim heard the apostles speaking to him or her in their own foreign language! Some accused the apostles of being drunk. The Apostle Peter stood and addressed them, saying they were not drunk. It was only nine o'clock in the morning. Then, empowered by the Holy Spirit, Peter preached boldly to them, explaining about Jesus Christ and God's plan of salvation. The crowd was so moved when Peter told them of their part in Jesus' crucifixion that they asked the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" Acts 2:37 The right response, Peter told them, was to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. He promised that they would receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The Dangerous Kundalini Spirit

There is a very dangerous spirit entering the churches that is so destructive that many people won't heal from it. I have studied about Satans tactics and I have to admit that the Kundalini Spirit is one of his greatest deceptions. The Kudalini Spirit is actually a demonic spirit that originates from India. The Kundalini Spirit and the Holy Spirit are so similar that someone who does not have good discernment or who is a new Christian will not be able to tell the difference. Once a person receives the Kundalini Spirit, it is really hard to get rid of, but it is possible through Christ, if that person is willing.  The Holy Spirit cannot live in your heart when you have a Kundalini Spirit in you and it makes you more open to New Age ideas and less open to the Gospel.  This could possibly mean that someone with the Kundalini Spirit may not enter the Kingdom of Heaven and that is why this evil spirit is potentially very deadly.  I have also heard people say that all manifestations are evil and that is simply not true. It is very important to never suppress or grieve the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is Also For Non-Christians

The Holy Spirit also performs a function for non-Christians as well. He convicts people's hearts of God's truth concerning how sinful we are - needing God's forgiveness; how righteous Jesus is - He died in our place, for our sins; and God's eventual judgment of the world and those who do not know Him. John 16:8-11 The Holy Spirit tugs on our hearts and minds, asking us to repent and turn to God for forgiveness and a new life. CLICK HERE to see the Fire of the Holy Spirit in action.

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