And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. John 14: 16-17
If I paraphrase the Holy Spirit in another word, “love” may be appropriate. Because God is love and the Holy Spirit is one figure of God. The Holy Spirit is personalized love. When you read the Bible, you will often come across the words "God's spirit," "spirit," and "Holy spirit." All of these are words that refer to one Holy Spirit. You may have heard the words of prayer, "By the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit." This is an expression of one God in the Trinity. The Holy Spirit is the image of God who lives in us. The Holy Spirit is used in the original language of the Bible, which also means breath and wind. The wind is invisible. But we can see its existence on our skin and by looking at the trees and leaves swaying in the wind and the falling petals. The same is true for the Holy Spirit. It is not visible, but it is the power of God that can certainly feel its existence, move people, and fundamentally change everything.
One of my favorite hymns is the song "The Comforter Has Come". In the lyrics, there is the word "everything you see shines". I have experienced of this word. It was exactly the experience of the Holy Spirit falling on me. I’ve known Christianity since I was a child, and I’ve believed in the existence of God, but I clearly remember the experience that I could say that I really met God. It happened when my mother got sick. My mother was really encouraged by the words of John's Gospel, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”I saw the power of God living in my mother. After that, I met a Christian who seemed to see the most beautiful part of each person he met. When I wondered how I could be like that, I came up with a scene in the Bible which God said that each person was himself. For example, the apostle Paul, who introduced Christianity to around the world, was once an avid persecutor of Christians. Jesus Christ, who was resurrected after he died on the cross, said to Paul: "Why do you persecute me?" This encounter transforms Paul from a persecutor to an evangelist. For Christ, the Christians who Paul was persecuting were themselves. Also, Matthew chapter 25 of the New Testament says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." What each person did to other people is what he or she did to God.
I thought, "Everyone who met me is Jesus." I suddenly felt that people who ride on a bus that I haven't seen before and homeless people on the roadside are close existence for me. A warm feeling dwelled in me, and the painful memories of the past were healed with the forgiveness brought to me. And all the scenery I saw was shining, as the lyrics " Everything you see shines "
Christ describes being a Christian as "born of the spirit." It was a new experience for me. The Holy Spirit worked on me. And I was transformed into a God-transmitter.
At the beginning of the Bible, Genesis says that man was given the spirit of God and he became alive. The Holy Spirit, the spirit of God, is the source of life. After sin came into a man, he became spiritually dead. Before Christ was born, the spirit of God in the Old Testament was poured into a particular person. But Christ promises to send the Holy Spirit for all before he is crucified. " And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." John 14:16-17 "But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you." John 14:26
The Bible says that one confesses Jesus as the Lord by the Holy Spirit. It is the work of the Holy Spirit that we believe in God. The Bible also shows that God has given us the spirit who make us His children. This Holy Spirit allows us to call God "Abba" as the closest father. Abba is an intimate expression for a father that is still used in the Middle East. Through this Holy Spirit, God made us children and gave us all the good things with our beloved Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit is God who teaches about Christ and lives in us. This Holy Spirit was given after Christ was crucified and resurrected. Acts in the New Testament describes the time when the promised Holy Spirit fell into the world and fell to many people who heard the sermon of Peter. There were a lot of people there, but then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. During Jesus lived, His disciples were vulnerable and betrayed Christ. However, after receiving this Holy Spirit, they became strong and preached Christ to everyone. The Holy Spirit changed them. Through them, God came to work to the fullest.
The book of Acts depicts the disciples of Christ preaching the gospel everywhere. The Holy Spirit is responsible for guiding them. Encourage and strengthen preaching Christians by guiding them where they should go and stopping them from where they shouldn't. The Holy Spirit still plays the exact same role for Christians now. He gives faith in Christ and guides people to the truth. It also heals people and transforms them into the persons who love God and others. It transforms weakness into an opportunity for God to work and gives people strength through love. It guides people to where they should go and transforms their steps into the glory of God. The Holy Spirit also guides our prayers. The Holy Spirit allows us to pray beyond human language, even when we do not know how to pray.
The Holy Spirit is the power of the living God. If you experience sadness or anxiety, read and pray for the words of the Bible until you feel the mighty power of the Holy Spirit in you. When filled with the Holy Spirit, one knows joy and peace. It is the Holy Spirit that gives people the most profound and unchanging happiness, and the most profound and unchanging joy. The Holy Spirit is the most important and indispensable being for human beings. The Bible promises that you will always be given Holy spirit if you ask.
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11: 9-13
The Holy Spirit is the helper and comforter who helps you closer than anyone else. He will never leave you. Christians are those who live by the Holy Spirit.