“When the Counsellor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, The Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, He will testify about me” – John 15:26.
In writing about the Holy Spirit, we cannot but touch areas that concerns Him and His manifestations. This is an entity who was the power behind creation. His usefulness cannot be overlooked. Being God, He displays all that makes Him God. This same Spirit has been given us today to live the Christian life and walk with God. When the Bible calls Him the Helper, it is not just a statement of fact but the revealing of truth. The meaning of He being a Helper gives the believer the notion of having one is who is a standby Helpmeet. Jesus handed the church to Him and that makes Him our custodian. He is saddled with the responsibility of being the Husbandman of the Church; in effect what He dictates we do.
It is quite common among Christians to refer to the Holy Spirit as ‘It’. ‘It’ is a pronoun that refers to an inanimate object but the Holy Spirit is a being that has and gives life. He is third person of the Blessed Trinity. Jesus Christ is our access to God the Father (John 14:6) and the Holy Spirit is our access to Jesus Christ the Son (John 14:16-18, 16:14-18; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 2:9-13).
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Most High God. He is the Breath of the Father. The Holy Spirit is the One who incubated the earth when the earth was empty and void. The universe was created by the power of the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1-26). He was the One that revitalized the dead womb of Sarah, the wife of Abraham and gave birth to Isaac. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God to His people.
The Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the dead. He is the Spirit of resurrection. He is the life-giving Spirit of God in all generations. God made a promise through Prophet Joel that, “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, young men This prophecy was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost- see Acts 2:1-13. One hundred and twenty people gathered for the feast of Pentecost received the Holy Spirit. And that same day, three thousand people believed in Christ; were baptized and received the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God with us today; He is the believers’ victory!
There is no distinction between Him, the Father, and the Son except in their works. I read the story of a woman who was told the Holy Spirit is a separate God and was told that He cannot be seen, that if she sees Him, she will die. Some have called Him wind or vapor. She however stated further that when she met Him, she knew that He is God, and He can be seen and talked with.
The members of the Trinity play coordinating roles, the three are one and the same God but their works are different. For example, I use my ears to hear, my hands to hold, my legs to walk, my eyes to see, my nose to breathe, and my mouth to talk. This does not make me 6. He is the glory of God Almighty
Walking With The Spirit
In walking with the Holy Spirit, you only need to yield yourself. Yielding to Him is the key to progress in the spiritual life. If you want Him to rule your life, give Him your emptiness and yield to Him. Walking with the Holy Spirit as He indwells us should be a daily experience. Walking with Him may not be a bed of roses as there may be so many mountains to climb, rough roads to tread, wilderness to pass and enemies to fight. All of these processes are to conform us to the Image of Christ. The sole duty of the Spirit is to conform us to the Image of Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18).
All these experiences may constitute trials and difficulties during our pilgrim journey. But in yielding our lives to Him, He has assured us of victory.
Every of our actions reflects what we are filled with. If we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will reflect or radiate His glory. So, if our lives are filled with football, computer game, worldly films, newspapers ant the likes, however good and harmless they may seem to be, we will speak football, computer games and newspapers. But if a Spirit filled man meets you, he will be speaking about Jesus; he does this because he is full of the Holy Spirit. So, it is pertinent we are filled with Him so we will reflect His glory.
Basically, walking with the Holy Spirit is having your life regulated by Him. This should be our utmost pursuit. And we can walk with Him basically through Communion (2 Corinthians 13:14). Communion means sharing with the Holy Spirit. In this communion, you share all your heartache, joy, sorrow, and pain with Him, and he does same to you. He may tell you aspects of your life that are not pleasing to Him or how it hurts Him that the Church is dodging the great commission which is taking the gospel to all the nations (Acts 15:28).
We have been able to see in detail who the Holy Spirit is and how to walk with Him and as we progress, we will touch other aspects regarding the Holy Spirit and these aspects will be centered on:
- His ministry
- His gifts, and
- His power
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Angela Lowe, MS. Ed., LPC
Angela Lowe is a licensed Professional Counselor, trained Biblical Counselor and certified Holistic Health Coach. Her kingdom mandate is to restore God’s counsel to transform lives, marriages, and churches worldwide.