The Holy Spirit Of God

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“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) The many works in the book of Acts were undoubtedly impossible without the power of the Holy Spirit. In Acts alone, there are 57 references to the Holy Spirit. There is no doubt that the Spirit was powerfully important in the early church and especially among the apostles. Yet in order to understand how the apostles were used of the Spirit, it is imperative to know who the Spirit is. “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7)
The Holy Spirit is God. The Word of God clearly shows that the there are three in one-God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to all believers after Christ ascended into Heaven and was no longer with us on earth. The Spirit comforts, intercedes for our prayers, teaches us what we ought to say, and helps us do many innumerable things that we cannot do by our own strength. Without the Spirit, no fruit is possible.
The day of Pentecost is when the Holy Spirit was given to the believers. Even though Pentecost was a one-time event, the Holy Spirit was not. As Paul Chappell said, “The filling of the Holy Spirit was not restricted to just the twelve disciples and those who would preach the Gospel publicly. Every…

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