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Bible Study What’s so Special about the Holy Spirit

God is omnipotent (all powerful), He is omniscient (all knowing), He is omnipresent (always there). There is none like the personage of God. His thoughts and ways are impenetrable. He is the unique. He stands alone. He can not be rivaled in character. He is the embodiment of three in one; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Each part has a name and a role. God is the Father, the creator, the beginning and the end. Jesus is the son, the savior, the way to the Father. The Holy Spirit is the third part of the trinity he is the comforter.

The Holy Spirit was promised to us by God through the mouth of his son Jesus. He said that he would not leave us comfortless.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever (John 14, KJV).

The Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of that promise.

In a world where sickness, pain, and struggle are every day components of life there is much hope in knowing that there is one who is there to bear with you in the thick and encourage you.

Not only is the spirit a comforter but a giver of gifts. Through the administration of the spirit we are given the power to do work great works. This is what Jesus said concerning this very thing, after this the spirit shall come upon you and greater works shall you do than I have done.

Not only is the spirit the giver of gifts but directs us into right action saving us from destruction. Only the spirit knows the things of God. The spirit bear witness to that spirit which is God’s. In fact the very service of God is impossible without the spirit for the flesh is incapable of serving God. The immortal can not identify with the nature of mortal man. Those who worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

The spirit is always with us. We can feel his very movement. He resides within us and upon acceptance of his control is a very part of us.

As it is written in 1 Corinthians 3:16

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

And thus, ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (Romans 8:9)

To receive the spirit we must let go of ourselves and all that defines self. The moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and every thing that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and self-seeking and pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God; and I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him when he is full already with something else. (Dwight Lyman Moody)

What is so special about having the Holy Spirit?

With the spirit we can do extraordinary things. With the spirit we can strive to be perfect in Christ. The spirit is what makes us feel a live. The spirit is what motivates us to good will. The spirit is what allows us to call ourselves children of God and followers of Christ.

The believing man hath the Holy Ghost; and where the Holy Ghost dwelleth, He will not suffer a man to be idle, but stirreth him up to all exercises of piety and godliness, and of true religion, to the love of God, to the patient suffering of afflictions, to prayer, to thanksgiving, and the exercise of charity towards all men.  – Martin Luther