The Holy Spirit

Do we have correct and biblical understanding of the Holy Spirit? I often hear people speak and praying about the Holy Spirit and wonder if we fully understand.

The Holy Spirit is identified as part of the trinity we see in Genesis 1:2 “The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Clearly, before time began the Holy Spirit existed as part of the trinity.

In Genesis 2:7 we see the involvement of the Holy Spirit in the creation of man, “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”

The Holy Spirit has always been present.

The Holy Spirit is our helper as Jesus states in John 16:7, 13. “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you…When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.”

The Holy Spirit is fully God, yet I believe he gets lost in the shuffle or not given enough acknowledgment by Christians. He is ever present in the life of a believer. He does not leave us and then come back when we ask for him.

Hold fast to knowing that the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and God the Father’s calling on your life is what moves you through the times of life. He is with you now and always if you have had the effectual call of God and placed your faith in Jesus Christ.