Welcome to part two of the series “understanding the personality of the Holy Spirit”.
I hope you have read part one of the series? If not, GO HERE to read part one for a better understanding. In part one, we looked at three points you should know about the Holy Spirit.
In continuation, let us look at what Mathew 28:9 said, “Go you therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost”.
How could Jesus tell his disciple to go and baptize in the name of the Father, The Son, And A Thing? It is absurd for Jesus to equate the father with a thing if Holy Ghost is not a person.
Also, look at Luke 12:12 “For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say”. In this verse, Jesus talked about the holy ghost teaching the disciple what to say.
See Mark 13:11 “But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what you shall speak, neither do you premeditate: but whatever shall be given you in that hour, that speak you: for it is not you that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Equally, I want to ask you, is it possible for a thing to teach something or to speak through a Person?
It is absurd to think so, it is only a person that has intellect as to reason out and teach or speak through a person.
Moreover, John 14:26 puts it this way, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.
Here Jesus called Holy Ghost Comforter, it is absurd to call a nonliving thing comforter? Moreover, a nonliving thing cannot teach us all thing nor bring things to our remembrance.
Next, look at Acts 2:4 “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Other Things Said About The Holy Ghost (Spirit) That Clearly Prove Him A Person
In Acts 5:3 “But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Acts 5:9 Then Peter said to her, How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of them which have buried your husband are at the door, and shall carry you out.
Here, in the words of Peter, can you lie against a nonliving thing? From what I know, you can only lie to a person and not to a thing.
Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you”.
In Acts 8:29 “Then the Spirit said to Philip, Go near, and join yourself to this chariot”.
Acts 13:2 “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Here we are told that the Spirit said to Philip. Where on earth does a nonliving thing speak?
Acts 9:31 “Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
Acts 13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed to Seleucia; and from there they sailed to Cyprus. Here we are told that they were sent forth by the Holy Ghost, can a non-living thing send forth people?
Again, Acts 15:28 “For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay on you no greater burden than these necessary things; Acts 16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
Acts 21:11 And when he was come to us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus said the Holy Ghost,
So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owns this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
Acts 28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed; after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spoke the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet to our fathers,
1Cor 2:13 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
In the light of the above, anyone who says that the Holy Ghost (spirit) is not a person does not believe the bible. And anyone to claim to be a Christian but does not believe the bible is not a Christian.