God The Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit

John 14:26  ‘But the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said unto you.’

The Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost) is the third person of the Trinity.  The Holy Spirit, being God, has attributes in common with other members of the Trinity, as well as attributes or characteristics that are unique.  As God, the Holy Spirit is all-powerful, all-knowing and present everywhere.   As a person, and not a force or impersonal being, the Holy Spirit can teach, be grieved, has a will, speaks, is loving and intercedes on behalf of the children of God.  In today’s verse Jesus assures the disciples that, after He has ascended into heaven, the Father would send the Holy Spirit, whose role it would be to reveal Jesus to Christians and teach them the things He (Jesus) had made known during His earthly ministry.  It is the Holy Spirit who convicts people of their sin, and draws them unto God that they may receive Jesus as their Saviour.  The Holy Spirit indwells all true believers, as confirmed in 2 Corinthians 3:16 – ‘Don’t you know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?’  Through this indwelling, Christians are guided and led by the Holy Spirit, and enabled to live a life that is pleasing and acceptable to God.  In the last days, before the second coming of Christ, the Holy Spirit will be withdrawn from the earth, as the spirit of evil assumes greater and greater influence over the thoughts and actions of people and nations.  Although it is unknown just when this will happen, current events point to the soon  return of our Lord.  Are you ready should the Lord return today?

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