The Person And Work Of The Holy Spirit Essay

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The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit When an individual comes to faith in Christ he or she is not left alone to battle the struggles of sin, lead people to Jesus, experience heartache and sorrow, find God’s will, or live a life that is pleasing and honoring to the Lord. No, Christians are given an awesome gift that cannot be purchased or earned. Believers are blessed with the gift of a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Jesus said in John 14:16, “ And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”(ESV) Sadly, many believers do not have a correct understanding of who the Holy Spirit is, or what He does. The purpose of this paper is define the person and work of the Holy Spirit. First of all, when describing who the Holy Spirit is, one must understand that the Holy Spirit is not an “it.” The Holy Spirit is a He. He is the third person of the Holy Trinity. He is God, just like the Father and the Son. 2 Cor. 13:14 proclaims the Spirits deity along with the Father and the Son when Paul said, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” His deity is also seen in the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19 where we are told by Jesus to, “Go therefore and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.” When speaking of the phrase “another helper”, Charles Ryrie, American Bible Scholar and Christian Theologian, said, “The Promise of our Lord to

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