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Who Is the Holy Spirit?

Who Is the Holy Spirit by Jamie Rohrbaugh | FromHisPresence.comDo you long for more communion and intimacy with God? Do you long to experience more of His manifest presence?

Do you want to feel His touch and hear His heartbeat every moment of every day?

If so, the Answer for which you’ve been longing is not a thing or a new strategy. The Answer is actually a Person: the Holy Spirit Himself.

Today, we’re starting a new series about the Holy Spirit.

We’re going to talk about Him in small chunks, because I want to make it easy to get to know Him. He is worth all our love and attention! 🙂 And as you read, I pray that Jesus and the Father would draw you into such an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit that everything in your life changes.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead. He is One with the Father and the Son, and He is a Person Himself also.

We know the Holy Spirit is a Person because Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as a “He” and taught us about the Holy Spirit’s personality, nature, and unique role in the Christian’s life. Jesus taught us who the Holy Spirit is and what He would do for us.

Jesus said:

Start-quoteAnd I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever–the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:16-18).

There are a lot of other Scriptures about the Holy Spirit’s personality and role, and we’ll talk more about that in future posts. However, for today, I want to focus on the fact that He is God.

How do we know the Holy Spirit is God?

In the passage above, Jesus promised “another Helper.” The word for “another” there is the Greek “allos,” meaning “another of the same kind.” It means that the Holy Spirit would be exactly “of the same kind” as Jesus. Not different, which would be “hetero,” but the same.

Because Jesus referred to the Holy Spirit as “another of the same kind” as Himself, we see right away that the Holy Spirit is God.

This is not the only verse in the Bible that tells us the Holy Spirit is God. However, this verse contains one of the simplest passages explaining who He is. The Holy Spirit is Another of the same kind as Jesus. He is an Additional One just like Jesus.

That means:

  • He is holy, just like Jesus.
  • He is pure, just like Jesus.
  • He is perfect, just like Jesus.
  • He is love. He loves you and me unconditionally, just like Jesus.
  • He is everything beautiful, just like Jesus.
  • He is worthy of our adoration, just like Jesus.
  • He is worthy to be worshipped, just like Jesus.
  • He merits our obedience, just like Jesus.
  • He is unendingly merciful, just like Jesus.

Oh the precious Holy Spirit! How I love Him! He’s so beautiful and precious. He truly is like that treasure in the field. He is worth any price.

So what’s the takeaway for today?

Here are the three things I’d like you to remember today:

    1. The Holy Spirit is God.
    2. The Holy Spirit is a Person, with a specific personality. (Begin to anticipate getting to know Him for Himself, just like you would any other Person! And we’ll talk more about His personality later.)
    3. The Holy Spirit is Another of the same kind as Jesus.

Here’s your assignment for today:

Begin to think about the Holy Spirit with the same reverence you have toward Jesus. Ask the Father to help you love the Holy Spirit like He and Jesus love the Holy Spirit.

Pray this with me:

“Dear Heavenly Father,

I come before You in Jesus’ name. Father, I love You and want to know You more. I want to know Jesus more, and I want to know the Holy Spirit more.

But Father, I need Your help. Starting today, please help me to get to know the Holy Spirit. Help me to love Him like You and Jesus love Him. Help me to honor and revere Him like You do, and to know Him for the Person that He is.

Thank You, Father God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

Do you long to know the Holy Spirit better? Please leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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33 Comments

  1. Hi Jamie,

    This is exactly what I need to have in my life. I need to know the Holy Spirit intimately. Help me pray to know him more and better.

    1. Amen. I pray Papa would help you love the Holy Spirit like He does, and cherish Him like He and Jesus cherish Him, through this series. Thank you for reading!

    2. Charles Smith says:

      From the first day I was saved my heart has wanted me to know God n everything about Him. Thank you.

  2. Good morning, I just signed up a day or two ago. This is refreshing and easy to follow. Keep up the good work.

  3. Rebecca Jones says:

    I know the Holy Spirit but I’m looking forward to the series, I’m interested in all the gifts.

    1. Me too, Rebecca. I’m finding more and more these days that I feel led to beseech the Lord for all the gifts, even the ones that I’ve felt just fine without! But we need His equipping and He said we should earnestly desire the best gifts, so I’m praying for more! I pray He’d download all of His gifts into all of us as we seek Him this season.

  4. Ann Johnstone says:

    I couldn’t think of a better topic to study than the nature of the Holy Spirit – especially now, in the lead up to the time when we remember Jesus’ death on our behalf, and His glorious resurrection – followed by Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was poured out freely on all believers. Spirit of the Living God, we want to know you more – come and fill us afresh to overflowing!

  5. Rachael Naidoo says:

    God bless.. yes would love to learn more of the Holy Spirit I want feel the Holy Spirit. Stay blessed.

    1. I pray Papa would fill you up with His Spirit this very day, Rachael, and bless you too. Thank you for reading!

  6. Gina Trahan says:

    Yes Jamie…I think this series on the Holy Spirit is going to be awesome and will help so many of us to get a better understanding of Him as a person who is our helper and guide and protecter and so much more. I want to know him more.
    God bless!

    1. God Bless you richly Jamie.
      I look so forward to this teaching
      about Dear Holy Spirit .

  7. Good afternoon, thank you Jamie ! How do I fine the other posts in this get to know the Holy Spirit series?

    1. Great question. I need to make an index, but I haven’t done it yet. For now, you can find them all over in the left sidebar by looking under the “most recent posts” section. The first one was “Who is the Holy Spirit?” on 2/14/16, and read up from there. I’ll work on getting an index made as soon as possible. 🙂

  8. Winnie Muritu says:

    I thank God for allowing me to come across this blog.., it’s what I exactly need.
    Thank you Jamie for the beautiful teaching on the Holy Spirit, He indeed is the one helper we can’t afford to live without.
    God bless you so dear one in JESUS name.
    I love you Holy Spirit n welcome you in my life, take control over me in Jesus name, amen.

  9. Arnetha rambus says:

    My God I’m feeling the Holy Spirit now. Awesome. Thank you Holy Spirit. More, More, More. Jesusssssss

  10. Pascaline says:

    Hi Jamie,
    It’s a pleasure to find you on Pinterest and to read about your writtings on the Lord Papa , Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit..
    Actually, I am looking for the Holy Spirit…
    I want to know him, to talk to him and listen to what he has for me…
    I really need to be friend of him…
    I dn’t want to be alone, to decide alone nor to live by my own…
    I have read that the Holy Spirit is in us, he is our guide, our companion…
    I want to feel this friend of God..
    I will keep on asking God to help me to meet the Holy Spirit…
    Jamie, this is what you explain and I am thankful to God for you…
    Thanks dear sister …
    May you be blessed always and always…
    Thank you Lord for everything happening for your glory…
    Amen

  11. Susan Wells says:

    Hi Jamie! I just thank God for directing me to this particular post. I want to “Feel” the Holy Spirit’s presents and develop an intimate relationship with Him. I have a hard time “wrapping” my head around “The Trinity” (I analyze everything far too much!) Maybe you can help me kind of define how 1 person=3 (God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit) (I googled it but Google isn’t working today lol Anyway, thank you for doing this “series” on the Holy Spirit! I’d love to see some posts about us (human beings) as “Spirit Beings”! Does that make sense?? I look forward to the next section (I”m studying 1 post at a time!) “How do you get the Holy Spirit”! I want to filled with the Holy Spirit!! God Bless you & Thank you for sharing with all of us!

    1. Hi, Susan! Welcome! I’m so glad you are reading, and yes, you ARE a spirit; you have a soul; and you live in a body. I will try to write about that more sometime, but for now, this article about commanding your soul might help.
      I pray this series will bless you! Thank you for reading!

  12. H! Jamie,

    Another great insights. I will be reading the rest of your spirit inspired article on the Holy Spirit as it helps me ponder more and help pick-up the pieces of the puzzle on this mystery.
    One simple question the Greek word “allos” means similar kind. Is Jesus talking about the “another Advocate” is also human like Him but will be anointed like Him by the Holy Spirit?
    I mean, Jesus humanity is the First Advocate, He became the Advocate of the Apostles because He dwells among them as a human person, meaning He is visible to them in the flesh. So, don’t you think the word “allos” means the “another Advocate” will also be a human person, that will receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit? But from among the people in the Upper Room whom do you think is worthy to become the “another Advocate” that the Holy Spirit will choose?
    Jesus said, I will not leave you orphan? What does Jesus means, will He gives us a Mother as the “another Advocate”, can we connect it with Jesus last words as He commanded in John19:27 to St.John the beloved apostle?

    1. No, “allos” does not mean another human.
      Jesus was fully God and never put off His divinity even though He also became Spirit-filled man.
      Holy Spirit is not a woman and there is no such thing as a “mother” in the God-realm. Holy Spirit is a “He.”
      And no, John the Beloved is dead. Holy Spirit is very much alive.
      Your other comment showed a lot of occult beliefs and leanings. These are evil and do not line up with God’s Word. Please search the Scriptures and renounce everything that does not align with the Scriptures for your own good. If you do not, then the devil will be able to wreak havoc in your life. We must believe ONLY what God’s Word, the Bible, says.

  13. Kuruvilla says:

    Keep posting on my email.
    Thank you.

  14. Kuruvilla says:

    How do I get the sprit presence with in me.

  15. I stumbled on this as I was browsing through the website about wisdom. This is so enriching. God bless you

  16. Good morning Jamie,

    Thank you so much for sharing with me on the Holy Spirit.
    It helps alot with my walk in Him.

    Kind regards
    Katrina

  17. Elizabeth Tuinidau says:

    Praise the Lord!
    We were sharing about the Sweet Holy spirit with my friends these two weeks-absolutely touched our hearts how it’s so important to know that He is beside us and He dwell within us.
    AMEN..LOVED TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE.

  18. Amen, I do wanna know and have more of u Lord !

  19. Hii
    I want to know the Holy Spirit more and to experience His moves in my life

  20. Yes. I take it. Thank You God for perfecting me. I love You. Help me stay committed to your will this month. Amen.

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