Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, third person of the Trinity, co-equal in deity with God the Father and God the Son, is the promised Comforter, the Helper, the Spirit of Christ, who lives in those who follow Jesus.

The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force. The Spirit has a mind, emotions, and a will. He teaches, testifies, leads, and intercedes. He directs, prompts, sends, and gifts the people of God.

He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit regenerates hearts and lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

The Holy Spirit works to change us so that we conform to the image of Christ. The Christian seeks to be filled with the Spirit and live under His control daily.

Related Scripture

2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, Ephesians 4:30, 1 Corinthians 12:11, John 14:26, John 15:26, Romans 8:14, Romans 8:26, Acts 5:3-4, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Corinthians 2:7, 10, Luke 1:35, Psalm 139:7-10, Acts 8:29, Acts 13:4, Acts 16:6-7, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18, Ephesians 3:19