- Pastor Greg
Who Is The Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God, or to be more precise, he is the third person of the Godhead. How do we know? The Scriptures:
(1) call the Holy Spirit God (Acts 5:3-4)
(2) place the Holy Spirit alongside the Father and the Son as equal in authority and significance (Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:10-11, John 14:25-26, 15:26-27, 2 Cor 13:14)
(3) ascribe to the Holy Spirit all the attribute of God like being all knowing (1 Cor 2:10f), all powerful (Isa. 40:13-17), Creator (Genesis 1:2), everywhere present (Ps 139:7-9), holy (Eph 4:30), and truth (John 14:17).
In addition the Holy Spirit is described as personal. He is not just a force or a power. The Spirit can be grieved (Eph 4:30), can communicate (2 Tim 3:16, Rev 2:7), prays (Rom 8:26), has a will (1 Cor 12:4-7), and has a mind (1 Cor 2:10).
So who is the Holy Spirit? He is God Almighty, the third person of the God-head who deserves to be worshipped and honoured along with God the Father and God the Son.