Written By: Rachel Shaw
The Holy Spirit as a Person…What do we think the Holy Spirit is?
I think were asking ourselves the wrong question. Instead of asking what is the Spirit.. how about we ask who is the Spirit?
How often do we catch ourselves thinking of the Holy Spirit as an object? Why do we naturally consider the Spirit as a “thing” rather than a personable being? As I read through the scriptures, I came to the realization that the Sprit is never referred to as “it”. The Bible is so clear, and so consistent referring to the Spirit as “He”.
For example: “But I tell you the truth, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counsellor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send HIM to you. When HE comes, HE will convict the world of guilt in regards to sin and righteousness and judgement.” John 16:7-8 (Capitalization added to prove my point).
Scripture also provides many other ways to help us understand the person of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has a personality: He has life (Romans 8:2), He has a will and makes choices (1 Corinthians 2:11).
The Holy Spirit is active in His many works: He was involved in creation (Genesis 1:2), He gives us power (Acts 1:8), He directs and guides us (Acts 16:6-11), He intercedes (Romans 8:26), He speaks (Acts 10:19, Hebrews 3:7).
We discover through Scripture that the Holy Spirit has attributes and characteristics that show he is a personable being. He is living and active, and has been sent to help us in our journey towards eternity.
Thank you Lord for the amazing gift of the Holy Spirit. I pray that we learn more about Him through our devotions. Thank you for sending Him to us to help us in our walk with you. We ask that you continue to bless us through Him. We ask all things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Until Next Time,