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The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and Jesus. He is also called the Holy Ghost. Jesus said that He would be our comforter. A comforter is someone who gives you hope and makes you not afraid of anything. Jesus sent Him to guide us and to remind us of the things that He taught while He was on earth. The Holy Spirit is with us always. You can talk to Him and ask Him to help you with anything ... Anytime! To have the Holy Spirit in your life, all you have to do is believe in Him and invite Him or else you will never know Him. He will be your best friend forever.

Who is the Holy Spirit? It is God's Spirit and He has been here from the beginning:

Genesis 1:2

And the Earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Wild huh? And He is still right in the middle of things. The Holy Spirit is the gift that Jesus left for all of us, when He departed to Heaven and the Holy Spirit Lives in You.

Jesus made us a promise ...

John 14:16-21

16 And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of Truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

John 14:26

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, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 15:26-27

26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

John 16:7

Nevertheless I tell you the Truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you.

John 16:13-14

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all Truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for He shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

It was Pentecost which is 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus (Easter) and the followers of Jesus were all gathered together in an upper room and Jesus' Promise ... The Holy Spirit, introduced himself to them in a most unique way.

Acts 2:2-4

2 And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

From that point on, the Holy Spirit has been a Comforter to all Christians. Even Today. Did you know that Jesus said that the only unforgivable sin is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Matthew 12:31

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

Knowing this Truth, it would be good to know how someone would commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, as to avoid doing so. The Bible says that it is impossible to be forgiven, if one has experienced the gift of the Holy Spirit and "fell away" or decided to go back to their old ways, and pretend the Truth never existed, as it would be like crucifying Jesus afresh.

Hebrews 6:4-6

4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the Heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good Word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put Him to an open shame.

Now this does not mean that we will not fall as we sojourn down our Christian walk. This means we should not fall away and stay away. Always beware because the devil likes to twist scripture around as to try and condemn Christians and make them feel they have no part in God's plan or have fallen from God's Grace .

The Truth is just the opposite ...

John 3:16-17

16 For God so Loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

It is obvious that God is looking for ways to get us into Heaven ... Not keep us out.

But, how do we get "introduced" to the Holy Spirit?

According to Jesus ... All you have to do is believe in Jesus:

John 7:38-39

38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water.
39 (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

And ask God for the Holy Spirit.

Luke 11:13

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?

He will actually speak to your mind and heart, if you will listen.

Hebrews 3:7

Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear His voice.

Did you know ... Our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit? Therefore, YOU are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. His actual dwelling place.

He lives inside of us.

1 Corinthians 3:16

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 6:19

What? know ye not that your body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

There is also the issue of the gifts of the Holy Spirit:

The entire chapter speaks of these gifts and why God gives these gifts to us, by way of the Holy Spirit. The intent of the gifts is so that we can use them to teach others about God as to edify Him, not us. It says that different administrations require different gifts, but we all work for the Lord and are of the same body of Christ. Here are some of the gifts ... Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracle Working, Prophecy, Discerning of Spirits, Tongues and the ability to interpret tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:8-10

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

Here are some of the administrations that God assigns to those that He chooses and that He gives the gifts of the Holy Spirit to ... Apostles, prophets, teachers, miracle workers, healers, helpers, governments, different tongues.

1 Corinthians 12:28

And God hath set some in the church, first Apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

You Are The Temple of the Holy Spirit Point of Interest ... Many believe that speaking in tongues is something that automatically happens when the Holy Spirit is within you. It is just not true.

1 Corinthians 12:29-30

29 Are all Apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

This reveals to us that the gifts are given as we need them.

The gift of speaking in tongues was given to the Apostles because they spoke to large groups of people of different languages and all people of different languages were able to understand this spiritually universal language.

Acts 2:2-4

2 And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:8-12

8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?

In 1 Corinthians, Chapter 14 Paul tells us that it is better to prophecy than to speak in tongues. He goes on to say that for one to speak in tongues and not be able to interpret what they are saying to those he is speaking to, is a form of self edification and of no use. It does not edify God.

He says that he would rather speak 5 clear words which all could understand, than 10,000 words which nobody understands.

1 Corinthians 14:19

Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

His point is ... Why would anyone want to teach others in an unknown language when those that he is teaching cannot even understand him? In this day and age, we are usually sharing truth, teaching or speaking to another that understands our language and therefore we do not need the gift of tongues. Perhaps if the administration called for it, God would give it to you in that hour.

Again ... The Apostle Paul explains it very well:

1 Corinthians, Chapter 13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Desire charity over gifts. Without it ... The gifts are as nothing. Obtain faith hope and charity. But, the greatest of these is charity.

You should accept your free gift of salvation and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Always have compassion and love for others, lest your gifts bear no fruit.

The Holy Spirit (Holy Ghost) is but one aspect of the ...


1 John 5:7

For there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Again, in the Old Testament He makes it so clear:

Isaiah 48:16

Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and His Spirit, hath sent me.

Awesome huh? Not only does Jesus (being the Word of God) reveal the Truth of the Trinity by saying the Lord and His Spirit sent Me but shares with us that Jesus has been from the beginning, just as the Apostle John revealed and that it is Jesus that speaks to us in the Word of God (the Bible) as He is the Word of God.

John 1:1-14

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.

3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not.
11 He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of Grace and Truth.

We, as humans have been taught by society to be so single dimensional. We see the physical world but understand not the spiritual matters. We seem to have difficulty believing concepts that make no sense to our limited way of thinking. The answer is to broaden your mind's horizons.

The Bible is clear ...

God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit Are Three in One

There are other awesome studies within the Christianity Oasis Community that go into further detail on the Trinity, the Gospel of Jesus and God's love for His children. But this study focuses on only one of the three ... The Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit of God is the one that responds to God's commands, as He did when God said, "Let there be light."

Genesis 1:2-3

2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

The Holy Spirit is the power that separated the Red Sea for Moses ... The Holy Spirit is the power in David's sling that sent a stone upon Goliath's forehead and brought the giant to his knees ... The Holy Ghost is the power that kept the lions from "dining" with Daniel ... The Holy Spirit was represented by the dove that landed on Jesus, at His Baptism. John 1:32-33

The Holy Spirit was the Power to heal at Jesus' Word.

Check out more about your Friend and Comforter in the Bible:

The Spirit of God moved upon waters in beginning.
God's Spirit will not contend with man forever.
God put His Spirit in many chosen Old Testament people.
Spirit of God can come upon you in power, at certain times.
Spirit of God can come upon you and stay forever.
Spirit of God can depart from you forever.
Spirit of God can cause you to prophecy, even unlearned.
Spirit of God can speak thru you.
Spirit of God can carry you places.
Spirit of God can instruct you.
You can't hide from Holy Spirit of God.
To uplift spirit, commune with Holy Spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit of God is God.
Spirit of God is Spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, fear of the Lord.
Cover your self with the Holy Spirit of God.
Israel is desolate until Holy Spirit is poured on them.
Holy Spirit does the gathering. (as with Noah)
God and His Spirit sent Jesus. (Trinity)
Holy Spirit of God shall be with people to prophesy forever.
Wherever the Spirit would go Ezekiel beast (vision) followed.
The Holy Spirit can enter you and stand you on your feet.
God will pour His Spirit upon all people.
You can be filled with power by Spirit of God.
Not by might or power but by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Ghost can cause one to bear a child.
Jesus baptizes with the Holy Ghost.
Holy Ghost can take any form.
Holy Ghost speaks thru you.
Demons are driven out by Spirit of God.
Blaspheme against Holy Spirit is unforgivable.
God will give the Holy Ghost to whoever asks Him.
The Holy Spirit teaches you.
You must be reborn in the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit gives birth to your spirit.
God gives the Holy Spirit without limit.
Those that believe will receive the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit is Spirit of Truth and a counselor.
Holy Spirit teaches all things, and reminds you of things taught by Jesus.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit will guide you and speak what He hears from God.
Receive ye the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost enables you to speak in tongues.
Be baptized and believe and ye receive Holy Spirit.
Don't lie to the Holy Ghost.
Don't tempt the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost is given to those that obey God.
Man will not be able to resist the Holy Spirit in you.
Do not resist the Holy Ghost.
You can pray for someone to receive the Holy Ghost.
You can lay hands on someone to receive the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost speaks to instruct you.
The Holy Ghost can inform you of coming events.
Holy Spirit can enter people from hearing Gospel.
Prophecy can be predicted by Holy Ghost thru you.
You can be sent places by Holy Ghost.
Holy Spirit warns you.
Holy Spirit appoints positions.
Love of God is shed in our hearts by Holy Ghost.
Those led by Spirit of God are Sons of God.
The Holy Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit.
The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities and makes intercession for us in prayer.
Miracles are done by power of Spirit of God.
The Holy Spirit searches the deep things of God.
You are temple of God and Holy Ghost lives in you.
You can only say Jesus is Lord by Holy Ghost.
Holy Spirit is given to every man for his purpose.
God put His Spirit in our heart.
Letter kills, Spirit of God gives life.
Communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all.
Ye receive Holy Spirit by hearing and faith.
God sent the Spirit of His Son into your hearts.
If ye are led by Holy Spirit, you are not under law.
Fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentle, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
Holy Spirit is put in inner man.
Grieve not the Holy Spirit.
The sword of the Holy Spirit is the Word of God.
Spirit of Jesus Christ.
Have fellowship with Holy Ghost.

It is really quite simple though difficult for many to believe ... You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit lives in you. You should choose to act like it.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare