Analysis Of The Book ' The Holy Spirit '

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One of the most prominent features of the Holy Spirit is his ability to bring about change. Whenever the Spirit arrives, the status quo is disturbed. When Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would bring power to those whom would receive him, the power referred to was ‘dunamis’ power. Dunamis is the power to generate the new and change the old. When the Holy Spirit arrives in a person’s life, it has character changing results.
Interestingly, 1Samuel chapter 10 tells the history of how Saul became the king of Israel. The prophet Samuel had just anointed Saul as leader of Israel and prophesied to Saul: ‘Then the LORD 'S Spirit will come over you. You will be a different person while you prophesy with them.’ (Verse 6) Samuel prophesied the Spirit upon Saul would change his character; he would become a bold, ‘different person’.

Why is this change significant? To answer this question one has to take a closer look at the character of Saul. His character highlights why his change was noteworthy. It is in contrast to one’s own shortcomings that the significance and magnitude of the Holy Spirit’s influence become evident. This is no different for Saul.
Saul, which means, ‘asked for’ or ‘prayed for’, was the son of Kish, a Benjamite. Saul was the most handsome man in Israel—head and shoulders taller than anyone else. God told Samuel he had looked down on his people in mercy and he heard their cry for their own king. Therefore, Samuel had to anoint Saul as leader of Israel. This new king
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