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“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
Luke 11:13 NKJV

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.

Our Triune God is ‘one in three’ distinct person. ‘God the Father’, ‘God the Son’ and ‘God the Holy Spirit’ coexist within the triune family in perfect harmony. The Father defers with love to the Son; the Son submit respectfully to the Father; Father and Son yield to the Holy Spirit, who in turn, serves and defers to the Father and Son in oneness.

There are many theological explanations of the mystery of our Triune God, which the scripture has not fully explained. Among other layman’s perspectives, we see the phenomenon is like water, a single substance in three distinct forms: liquid (water), solid (ice), and vapor (steam).

No matter how we perceive the Holy Trinity, when we believe in God, we also believe in the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. They are one. "For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one." 1 John 5:7

God speaks of Himself in plural. “Let Us make man in Our image.” Genesis 1:26
Jesus said, “I and My Father are one.” John 10:30
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit to be with His disciples. “But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” John 7:39

All believers shall receive the Holy Spirit. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8

The Holy Spirit gives us abilities in a variety of ways to glorify God. After the disciples received the Holy Spirit, they performed many miracles in the name of Jesus. Some of them uttered in tongues understood by people speaking different languages and not babbling incomprehensible noises requiring phony interpretations.
The scripture recorded the speaking of tongues in Acts 2:5-11, “And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?” …we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”

False wonders and rituals bred superstition and fanaticism. The Holy Spirit cannot be mocked. In fact, Jesus said: “Assuredly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they may utter; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is subject to eternal condemnation.” Mark 3:28-29

John the Baptist (John 1:6-9) foretold about Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the Gospel books of the Bible.
“There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose. I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” Mark 1:7-8

And Jesus said, ”For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit ...” Acts 1:5
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:5-8

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name; who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1:12-13

Anyone who repents, accepts and acknowledges in public that Jesus is Christ the Savior shall receive the Holly Spirit. When we receive Jesus and abide in Him we are born again into the family of God.
“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18

The Holy Spirit is ubiquitous for all believers promised by Jesus as our helper.
“… 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 things that I said to you.” John 14:26

We thank God for the Holy Spirit. Throughout time, God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to fulfill His will. Receiving the Holy Spirit is a personal experience. The time will come when we pray and seek God in His word. We would know and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit. There is no ambiguity. The Holy Spirit will reveal to us the depth of God’s love and help us grow in our relationship with Jesus. "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go, I will guide you with My eye." Psalm 32:8

Jesus fulfilled all He was sent here to do for us by God the Father. Our peace and blessings are from Him alone. The blood of Christ continuously cleanses us, allowing us to live in the grace of God. Praise the Lord for all He has done ‘lest anyone should boast’. We have the assurance of salvation because of Jesus.
"My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him." Psalm 62:5

Seek God’s truth, which is in the Bible. Consider all opinions and viewpoints as reference for inspiration and encouragement including the reminders conveyed here. Be informed, but do not be misled. As we read the Bible, trust the Holy Spirit to show us God’s message and the true meaning of His word in context. Never claim to be authority of His word. “And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.” Matthew 23:10

The devil continues to indoctrinate the world with false religions, deceptive laws, and anti-Christ isms.

Beware of false doctrines and deceptive ideologies. Injustice often provoked social indignation and unrest giving opportunity to camouflage sin leading the masses down ungodly paths. Desensitizing and relabeling sinful behavior by changing public opinion and consensus does not eliminate sin or alleviate its consequence. Only the love of God through Jesus Christ can sin be cleansed and forgiven.
"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:11-12

Our iniquities abound in every “thou shall not”. If we repent, the Holy Spirit will help us change our behavior of even the most stubborn iniquities no matter how long it may take, so that we can be whole in Christ.
“The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27

We may not comprehend the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit in us sees everything; knows everything; senses everything; directs everything; and executes everything. Through the Holy Spirit, God reveals His will to us and empowers us. The Holy Spirit is our personal one-on-one Comforter, Helper, and Counselor. "Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left." Isaiah 30:21

True believers desire to follow Christ, a life long journey walking in His Spirit to live by His commandments. It is inevitable that we will fall short of His Glory. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

Praise God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Amen!


"Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him."

Proverbs 30:5 NKJV