Summary: Who is the Holy Ghost?
THE PERSON OF THE HOLY GHOST
Once you are saved, you have received a new life.
John 10:10 (King James Version)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
However, it is very important to know that you cannot live this life with your own strength, it is Jesus living in you by the Holy Ghost, who enables and empowers you to live that life.
Ephesians 3:16-17 (King James Version)
16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
The person of the Holy Spirit is vital to the existence of the Christian. Even our Lord Jesus Christ himself as a man, he had to have the Holy Ghost in order to accomplish his earthly ministry. As a matter of fact, Jesus would not have been born without the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 1: 18
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
It was only after the Holy Spirit came into the life of Jesus that His ministry and the miraculous began. Jesus was 100% God, but he was also 100% man. He was THE SON of God, but he was also called the son of David and the son of man.
In John 1, after being baptized by water by his cousin John the Baptist, Jesus as a man receives the Holy Ghost.
John 1: 32-34
32And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
After Jesus receives the Holy Ghost, in the next chapter, Jesus performs his very first miracle, recorded in the Bible, turning water into wineat a marriage in Cana of Galilee.
This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.
Today, what makes the difference between Christianity and all the religions of the world is the presence and power of the Holy Ghost that resides in the church-which is the body of Christ.
So let’s look at who is the person of the Holy Ghost and what is his ministry in and through the church of Jesus Christ. A child of God needs to know these things because they are of the utmost importance. Knowing the Holy Ghost is vital if we must walk in all the fullness of the provision of our heavenly father here on earth.
WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
The Holy Spirit is a person; He is not some smoke or cloud. He is not a physical light. He is not a thing, He is not an animal. Yes I have said it, the Holy Ghost IS NOT A DOVE.