Most of Christians know that Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.
We need to keep in mind two fundamental facts about the Holy Spirit.
1. Holy Spirit is a person
The Scripture clearly refers to the Holy Spirit as Person.
He is not some kind of force or a thing to address as ‘it’.
Holy Spirit communicates through His mind. (Romans 8:27)
Holy Spirit speaks like person. (Acts 13:2)
Holy Spirit commands as we see in Acts 8:29.
Holy Spirit has a will to distribute the gifts of the Spirit to whomever He wants. (1Cor 12)
Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 4:30 that Holy Spirit grieves like a person.
In the words of our Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit is declared as ‘He’. (John 16:3)
2. Holy Spirit is God
Acts 5 records the incident happened with Ananias Sapphira.
They have sinned against Holy Spirit for telling a lie.
In verses 3-4, Apostle Peter clearly equates Holy Spirit to God.
3. Names given to Holy Spirit
He is called ‘The Lord’ in 2 Cor 13:18; He is called the Spirit of God in 1 Cor 2:10;
He is called the SPIRIT of Truth in John 15:26.
Lastly Holy Spirit is called ‘the Eternal Spirit.
Heb 9:14, “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!”
We see here the glimpse of TINITY in action.
We need to keep this basic understanding of the Holy Spirit in our faith walk.