The Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit? As Christians we learn that the Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But what is the significance of this person?

The Holy Spirit is mentioned innumerable places in the Bible. I looked in my concordance and found many. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 says the Holy Spirit gives us joy. “In spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 3: 16 says that the Holy Spirit lives in us. “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”

1 Corinthians 2: 12 states that we can’t understand God’s truths unless the Holy Spirit dwells in us. “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.”

These words were written over 2000 years ago and yet the Holy Spirit still makes God known to mankind. The Holy Spirit continues to play a vital role in our lives. I haven’t heard from Confucius, Buddha,  or the goddess of Athens today. But I am blessed daily by the soft whispered voice of the Holy Spirit.

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