The Holy Spirit has a personality. Now you might be wondering how does someone know that the Holy Spirit is truly a person? Let us look at some biblical responses and evidences to gain clarity and assurance of the personality of the Holy Spirit. Remember, the foundation of our Christianity is built on what the Word of God has revealed to us through the person of the Holy Spirit.
In our day to day interactions with people, we communicate a lot through speaking; that is the primary way we engage and transact with people or with God. We speak to give instructions, and to communicate our thoughts either to our colleagues in the office, or to our spouses expressing how much we appreciate and love them for all they have been to us, and most especially when we express our utmost praise and glory to God; through our speaking. In this wise, let us look at scriptural evidence to support some of the personalities of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit calls people to the work of ministry. Acts 13: 2 One day as these men were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” Dear reader, the Lord God almighty has called you into His vineyard for a purpose, and it is with joy and gladness that we respond to His call upon our lives to work for Him. Imagine how it is friend to be in the employ of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; it is truly an awesome privilege. Scripture tells us in the book of Matthew, “Our ears are anointed to hear, and our eyes anointed to see.”
The Holy Spirit brings comfort and encouragement to our souls. In times of great pressure, distress or challenge, the Holy Spirit who lives on the inside of us, helps us, upholds us and emboldens us in those trying times. Let us read what Acts 9: 31 says “The Church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear (reverence, respect, honour) of the Lord, and with the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it also grew in numbers.” So here you see another personality of the Holy Spirit as someone who encourages, like a friend a brother or a sister would.”
There is more about the Holy Spirit’s personality, meditate on this and let us read some more tomorrow.
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