Who Is the Holy Spirit

Scripture give some of the basics about the Holy Spirit, but it’s not like it exhaustively defines every aspect of who the Holy Spirit is. These are some of the classic verses dealing with the Holy Spirit, and a brief summary statement afterwards. As you read over these today, ask yourself, “Where have I encountered this Spirit in my life?” and then ponder which verse strikes you as where you need to connect with the Spirit more (and then pray about that).

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 28:19 (This verse sets up the mystery of the Trinity, that there’s one Name, but three persons - each of whom is God)

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink.   Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”  By this he meant the Spirit. - John 7:37 (The Spirit comes into us and bonds with our soul when we follow Jesus, bringing about life from the inside of us)

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. - John 16:13 (The Spirit is our teacher, helping us figure out to make decisions like Jesus)

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.  - Galatians 5:22 (The Spirit produces good character in us - making us more like Jesus)

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. - 1 Corinthians 12:7 (The Spirit isn’t given to us to navel gaze, but to equip us in our mission to serve others)