Receiving Jesus Christ and accepting Him as our Lord and Savior is literally a life-changing event in our lives. The love you have for Him grows stronger every day and you are more motivated to read the Bible than ever before. Your desire to immerse and take pleasure in the presence of God has become more powerful. As you unceasingly seek God and His glory, you begin to think highly of the Holy Spirit. You become more aware and more sensitive to the satisfying presence of the Holy Spirit. The beautiful essence of the Holy Spirit is unfathomable, but we must continuously seek His presence, for we know that He is the one that brings joy, love, and peace into our hearts.
To be able to delight in the Holy Spirit, we need to know Him more. We need to be equipped with the correct knowledge and wisdom about Him. Studying the Holy Spirit warrants an extended time of reflection and meditation on the Word of God. We want to identify the Holy Spirit as He wants to be identified. The only way for us to know Him better and understand the power that He provides is to read and live in the Bible. Spending more time reading the Bible and knowing the Holy Spirit is a necessity if we truly want to bask in His glory and enjoy the power He gives us.
The Holy Spirit is God
The Holy Spirit is equal to God the Father and Jesus Christ. The Bible declares that the Holy Spirit is God. He is a divine person who has a mind, a will, and emotions – just like the Father and the Son. He is not just a force or some kind of spirit moving through the cosmos; the Holy Spirit is God Himself. He is a Person that is distinct from the Father and the Son
According to Acts 5:3-4, the Holy Spirit is God. That passage tells the story of Peter confronting Ananias about why he lied to the Holy Spirit. Peter then tells Ananias that he had “not lied to men, but to God himself.” The declaration of Peter implies that the Holy Spirit is God. And since the Holy Spirit is God, he possesses the same characteristics or attributes of God. For example, in Psalm 139:7-8, the passage tells us about the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.” The Bible also tells us that the Holy Spirit is omniscient or all-knowing: “But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets. No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.”
The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person
The Bible is also clear when it says that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person. He is a Divine Person, He possesses a mind, a will, and emotions. The Holy Spirit clearly has thoughts (1 Corinthians 2:10 But[a] it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.). We can also say that the Spirit intercedes for us (Romans 8:26-27). He also makes decisions according to His pleasing and perfect will (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). And of course, the Holy Spirit has emotions and the Bible tells us that He can be grieved (Ephesians 4:30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own,[a] guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.). He is the third person of the Trinity, not inferior, but equal to the Father and Son. The Holy Spirit is alive and eternal. What makes the Holy Spirit worthy to be praised is that He functions as our Comforter and Counselor. He was the One that Jesus promised to us (John 14:16; 26; 15:26).
It is also important to note that the Holy Spirit is not a created being, but He was there right from the beginning—because He is God. The Holy Spirit has His own voice and is a teacher in His own right (John 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.). We are told in John 16:13 that the Holy Spirit guides us in all truth and that He will not speak on his own, but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. Let us not think that the Holy Spirit exists just as a mere entity or force. He is God, who can influence, teach, and guide every one of us. He hears from the Father and the Son and teaches men how to put their whole trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Worshiping the Holy Spirit
Since the Holy Spirit is God, it is vital that we live a life that worships and praises the Holy Spirit. There is a great deal of a difference in our lives if we truly believe that He is the God that deserves all glory. The Holy Spirit and His presence are very precious to us Christians. This is why we need to pray that He might dwell in us every day and lead us on the path to our sanctification and glorification. The Holy Spirit shares the same nature and attributes of God and is equally eternal, along with Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3). In Romans 8:9-11, it is said that the Spirit of Jesus Christ is one and the same with the Spirit of God.
Just like the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit gives us the truth. We can find evil and dark forces everywhere, and these forces will try to confuse and pull us away from the Truth of God. But praise be the Holy Spirit, for He is the one that drags us towards God and simultaneously preserves us. It is the work of the Holy Spirit to cause us to remember Jesus Christ in times we are lost (2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 1:17-18). It is the power of the Holy Spirit that sustains our love for Christ. Unless we are filled by the Holy Spirit, we will never be able to enjoy and worship the beauty, power, and love of Christ.
We need to consistently thank the Holy Spirit, for He rests upon us every day and shows us the beauty that is in Christ (1 Peter 4:14 If you are insulted because you bear the name of Christ, you will be blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God[a] rests upon you.[b]). Let us continuously seek the Holy Spirit earnestly. Unless we are in the Holy Spirit, we can never say that “Jesus is Lord” (1 Corinthians 12:3). It is by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can put to death the deeds of our sinful nature and fallen bodies (Romans 8:13). Holiness and sanctification are only made possible because of the Holy Spirit (Hebrews 12:14). And finally, remind yourself of this passage and take delight in this, that the “the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you,” (Romans 8:11).