Who is the Holy Spirit?
Many people wonder who the Holy Spirit is? The simple answer is that, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. God has the Spirit just as man has a spirit, no human being is without a spirit.
And the Bible says in Genesis 1:26 that man was created in the image and likeness of God. If it means that if a person has a spirit, then God has a spirit, and if a person has a soul, then God has a soul also. Because we are made in His image and likeness. And just as man has a body, so does God has a body.
And the Body of God is none other than that manifested at Calvary 2,000 years ago. That is the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, so Jesus Christ is God Himself manifested in the flesh. So he who saw Jesus saw God (John 14: 8-10)
1Timothy 3:16 “ And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”.
The one who is referred there is Jesus.
And so the spirit that was in the Body of the Lord Jesus Christ is the Spirit of God and is the HOLY SPIRIT Himself. We prove that in the book of…
Acts 16: 6 “Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas”
Now you will ask if the Spirit of Jesus is the Holy Spirit how about when somewhere else where the Lord Jesus appears to be full of the Holy Spirit. And somewhere the Holy Spirit come down upon him?..how could it be possible?
The answer is that the Spirit of God is limitless as our human souls are limited, we humans God created our spirit to have boundaries in our flesh..Our spirits only operate inside our bodies. They have boundaries but not God’s Spirit.
Our spirits cannot work outside of our consciousness or our bodies. I cannot speak to you here and at the same time my spirit is in China. That is impossible for us humans, But it is possible for God. His spirit has the ability to be everywhere, which is why, you who are here in Tanzania will pray this time and someone in China will pray and someone in America will be worshiping God at the same time the Holy Spirit hears and serves them everyone individually. He has the power to be in heaven, and on earth in the Body of the Lord Jesus and at the same time in hell.
That’s why you’ll see he was in Christ, and yet he came down upon Christ like a dove, and was released upon us on the day of Pentecost like a wind.
That is the difference between the Spirit of God and the spirit of man. Our spirits are limited but the Spirit of Jesus is limitless.
And why is the Spirit of Jesus known as the Holy Spirit?
Because he is the Holy Spirit, that is the greatest and unique attribute of the Spirit of Jesus that he carries. He is holy and does not mix with filthiness.
And that is why the earliest proof of a person who received the Holy Spirit is holiness he manifests. When you have received the power of being a son of God, you become like JESUS.
Have you received it in your heart? if not yet, why? The Bible has said the promise is free and we are given it for free, to anyone who will believe.
Acts 2:39 ” For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call
The cost of receiving the Spirit is not money but just a decision! If you seek God diligently you will find him..His Word says so.
So the simplest way to find Him is to repent first: That means to stop sinning, then to be baptized in correct water baptism (John 3:23) and in the name of Jesus for the remission of sins according to Acts 2:38.. And the Holy Spirit will come into you, who will give you the power to become holy like He is Holy. He will also presents you with his Spiritual gifts. Only then will you receive the power to be his witness
Remember the Bible says that all who do not have the Holy Spirit are not His (Read Romans 8: 9), so it is our responsibility to seek the Holy Spirit diligently. Because you will never know God, or receive the power to overcome sin if you do not have the Holy Spirit in you.
The Lord bless you.