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Things to Know About the Holy Spirit

Updated on November 21, 2017
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Rev. Margaret Minnicks writes for HubPages and Blasting News. She loves sharing interesting information with people all over the world.

Who the Holy Spirit Is

  1. The Holy Spirit is a Person. Do not refer to the Holy Spirit as an "It."
  2. The Holy Spirit has a personality.
  3. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity.
  4. The Holy Spirit is the power, the anointing that destroys the yoke.
  5. The Holy Spirit has other names: Holy Ghost, Paraclete or just Spirit. The S in Holy Spirit is always capitalized. The s in our spirit is not capitalized.
  6. The Holy Spirit is the power by which Christians are brought to faith.

The Holy Spirit is a Person and should never be referred to as an "It."

What the Holy Spirit Does

  1. The Holy Spirit points us to Jesus Christ.
  2. The Holy Spirit teaches.
  3. The Holy Spirit guides.
  4. The Holy Spirit makes intercessions for us in prayer.
  5. The Holy Spirit works in relationship with God and Jesus.
  6. The Holy Spirit's chief function is to illuminate the teachings of Jesus.
  7. The Holy Spirit brings back to our remembrance what we have learned.
  8. The Holy Spirit reveals to Christians the deep things of God.
  9. The Holy Spirit clarifies the mysteries of Jesus.
  10. The work of the Holy Spirit is in line with the work of the Father and the Son.
  11. The Holy Spirit keeps us from sinning.
  12. The Holy Spirit bears witness that we are children of God.

What the Holy Spirit Doesn't Do

  1. The Holy Spirit will never go against the Word of God.
  2. The Holy Spirit doesn't cause us to sin.

Other Things About the Holy Spirit

  1. The Holy Spirit has a personality.
  2. The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus after His ascension.
  3. All believers receive the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation.
  4. There is only one indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
  5. There are many fillings of the Holy Spirit.
  6. Where the Holy Spirit is, there is liberty.
  7. It is only by the Holy Spirit that one can confess that Jesus is Lord.
  8. The anointing of the Holy Spirit gives us power to minister.
  9. The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament came ON people for them to perform certain acts.
  10. Today the Holy Spirit lives WITHIN the believer.
  11. It is only by the Holy Spirit that one can confess that Jesus is Lord.
  12. We should never grieve the Holy Spirit.

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      Margaret Minnicks 13 months ago from Richmond, VA

      Sabrina Dean, Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I am glad you were able to use the information from this article. Feel free to contact me if you need any help during your study about the Holy Spirit.

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      Sabrina Dean 13 months ago

      We are actually studying the Holy Spirit at church...your whole list mention here enable me to focus more on ALL the work and qualities of the Holy Spirit who guide us to better OBEY God like Jesus does.

      Tham you...May you be inspired to write teach and post more on this hub. Amen

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      Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      arksys, I am glad you learned something about the Holy Spirit from this article.

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      Irfan 6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

      very informative for the non-believer of christianity(Me), trying to understand the concept of the Holy Spirit. thanks for sharing.

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      Margaret Minnicks 7 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Betty, I designed a chart about the characteristics of the Holy Spirit in a course I teach so it was easy for me to share this information.

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      Betty Johansen 7 years ago

      A beautiful hub! You've done a great job of collecting and sharing facts about the Holy Spirit. Thank you for pointing out that He's not an "it." And thank you for reminding us of His precious ministry to and among us.

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      Margaret Minnicks 7 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Wow! Dave, now that's one I didn't think of. Thanks for the reminder.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Here is one you never stated. The Holy Spirit, like Jesus, is a Brother to the believer. He is my brother.

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      Margaret Minnicks 7 years ago from Richmond, VA

      FaithDream: I teach a course on the Holy Spirit at my Bible College, and I use this information in that course. Thanks for reading and responding.

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      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thank you for this great testimony of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit activates God's power in your life, what an awesome gift.