The Importance Of The Holy Spirit

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Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is one of the three parts of the trinity along with the Father and the Son. Even though He is often listed last (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) He is of no less importance than the other two in the trinity. All three are equally God and equally powerful. However, the Holy Spirit encompasses a different facet of God’s personality than both the Father and the Son. The Holy Spirit is a Comforter, “the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost” (John 14:26 KJV). The NKJV, among other versions, uses the word helper instead of comforter. Since everything is known by its fruits, the Holy Spirit is full of “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22…show more content…
He helps us with our witness. “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 ESV). Part of our call as Christians (as found in the Great Commission) is to go to the ends of the earth to make disciples of the nations. The Holy Spirit is what gives us the power to do so. Since Jesus is no longer physical present on this planet, we need someone else for our witness. The Holy Spirit, being God just as much as Jesus was God, is the one that helps us witness on this earth. Without him, we could not spread the gospel. Without the Holy Spirit being sent when Jesus left, the gospel would not spread. Christianity would have just lasted the lifetime of those who knew him personally. The Holy Spirit helps us speak the right words in these situations. “Whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit” (Mark 13:11). Jesus speaks this to His disciples when talking about the end times. He tells them not to fear and to speak up. For what they speak are not their words, but the words of God spoken by the Holy

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