A lot of people ask Who/ What is the Holy Spirit? And the best answer we have is that the Holy Spirit is a Spirit Of God that guides us and protects us.
People also ask about the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit, we will know about that in the later half of the post.
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To start with, let us first know,
What Is The Trinity?
The Doctrine Of Trinity is one of the most important things in Christianity.
It says, That the One and only God, the creator of Heaven and Earth, exists as three people; The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.
This very concept comes from what we claim all the time, “God Is Love”. Now, if we say God is Love, it itself means that God is three things, The Lover, The Beloved and The Feeling between them.
Just as for love, we know there have to be two people and a feeling. Similarly, for God is Love, He is one but exists eternally, unitedly as 3 people.
This is the concept of The Trinity, where, “Tri” meaning three are united and coexist as one true God.
Read- Bible Verses About The Love Of God.
Who/ What is the Holy Spirit in the Trinity?
Dwelling further in the concept of Trinity, we know that the Son, Lord Jesus Christ is beside us, And we pray to Our Father In Heaven, who is above us, with a spirit that is within us.
This spirit is the very power, the feeling which makes us pray, and seek God.
So, What is the Holy Spirit? He is God as a spirit that has many roles to play in our life. The Holy Spirit guides, saves, and teaches us the thoughts of God.
What Are The Works Of The Holy Spirit?
Holy Spirit works for us in ways we do not know and we do not realise.
Some of the works of the Holy Spirit that will help us know more about “What is the Holy Spirit? are;
1. He Fills believers and Dwells in them.
Holy Spirit is the presence of God in the life of a believer. He dwells within us.
1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
2. It Teaches Us.
Jesus, in John 14:26 tells his disciples, “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 have said to you.”
So, The Holy Spirit also is a helper who advocates and reminds us about Jesus and the kind of life we should live as told by Jesus.
3. The Holy Spirit Convicts.
The Holy Spirit proves the sin, righteousness and provides Judgement.
In John 16:7-8, Jesus Said, “I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment”
So, What is the Holy Spirit? He is the teacher, the helper, and the Judge, that dwells within us and guides us by reminding us the teachings of the Lord.
4. It reveals the thoughts of God to us.
One of the greatest works of the Holy Spirit is that it helps us to know more about God. Since it is the Spirit Of God, he knows the thoughts of God and tells us about the same. He reveals the thoughts of God to the believers.
1 Corinthians 2:10-11 says, “These are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except for their own spirit within them? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God”
5. The Holy Spirit Provides Power and Wisdom.
Jesus, in Acts 1:8, tells his disciples, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
The Holy Spirit is the provider of power and wisdom.
6. It Guides us all to the Truth and tells us what is yet to come.
The Holy Spirit in John 16:13 is called the Spirit of truth. He guides us towards the truth and tells us things that are yet to come.
“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you”John 16:13-15
So, What is the Holy Spirit? He is the Spirit of Truth that provides us with power and wisdom. He tells us things that are yet to come and reveals the thoughts of God. He knows the thoughts of God as it is The Spirit Of God.
7. It is the Seal of God through which we get eternal life.
“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory”Ephesians 1:13
The Holy Spirit is the Seal, that marks us as Children of God.
The Seal of God makes us Holy, leads us towards a life that is in favour of God and glorified Him. He leads us to eternal life and makes us new.
8. Helps through our weaknesses.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God”Romans 8:26
The Holy Spirit helps us with our weakness and gives us strength. He helps us to work in line with God’s will.
9. Makes Us Bear Good Fruit.
The Holy Spirit continuously makes us Holy and keeps us from Sin.
So, What is the Holy Spirit? He is the seal of God that marks us as God’s Children, makes us Holy and keeps us from sin while providing us strength through our weaknesses.
Another thing the Holy Spirit does for us is,
He provides us Spiritual Gifts.
7 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit with all that he does for us is helpful for the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are not materialistic but spiritual.
These Gifts Are;
- Wisdom- To value the things of God.
- Understanding- To Understand Faith.
- Guidance- To help us make wise decisions.
- Knowledge- To enlighten our mind
- Piety- To Love and Serve God.
- Fear of God- To respect God’s will.
- Fortitude- To strengthen us.
Now, We know Who/What Is the Holy Spirit? What are it’s works and What are the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We pray to have the spirit of God within us and we pray for him to Guide us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen!