Who Is This Holy Spirit Part 10

Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Luke 22:42

Jesus said, “Not my will, but thine, be done.”

There are some who say Jesus is God and He is also the Holy Spirit. They reject the idea that there are three distinct persons who are God. If this is true then how could Jesus surrender His will to the Father’s? His statement reveals two separate will doesn’t it?

Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
Luke 3:21-22

When Jesus was baptized Luke tells us that the Holy Spirit descended and that the Father spoke.

Did Jesus descend on Himself?
Why would Jesus call Himself His beloved son?

We see the three members of the godhead involved in Jesus’ baptism. They are three distinct persons but one God.

There are many more examples in Scripture. If you are still not sure, I encourage you to spend time studying the Gospel of John. It will become increasingly clear that Jesus is not the Father and the Father is not Jesus.

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
John 17:21

We see in this verse that Jesus prayed to the Father.

For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:38-46

Here we see Jesus say that He came to do the will of the one who sent Him. He was sent by the Father to do the Father’s will. Jesus did not send Himself.

That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
John 17:21

Jesus was talking about us. He prayed that we would become one with Him just as He was one with the Father. This is difficult for our natural minds to comprehend.

Jesus was praying that we would be one just as the Father and He were one. He was not praying for us to become one person. God us individuals but we can still be one.

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:17

If you have accepted Jesus and become a Christian you have become one with Him. This does not mean you have become Jesus.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
2 Corinthians 13:14

We have looked at this verse previously. Each of the three members of the godhead are referenced by Paul.

Key for our study is Paul’s statement about “the communion of the Holy Ghost”. We can commune and fellowship with the Holy Spirit. This will not happen though if we do not recognize His existence.

The Holy Spirit is a knowable person. If we do not recognize this, we will not try to develop a relationship with Him.

Many people think of the Holy Spirit as an impersonal force. We will not try to develop a relationship with Him if this is our view. It is not possible to develop relationship with an “it” or an impersonal force.

So what makes the Holy Spirit a person? The following attributes can be found in Scripture regarding Him:

  • Mind
  • Will
  • Emotions
  • Words
  • Actions
  • Reactions

We will spend time looking at each but for now I want you to know the Bible attributes each to the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus to be with us. He is a person who desires to lead us into all that the Father has provided in Jesus. It is through relationship that this is accomplished.

We need a revelation of this wonderful third person in the godhead. He is the Holy Spirit and while we must respect and honor Him, we can have a person relationship with Him.

  • God the Father is God
  • Jesus the Son is God
  • The Holy Spirit is God

The Holy Spirit’s presence can become real in our lives. He descended on the day of Pentecost and has never left. For this reason we do not need an outpouring of His presence but we do need an awakening to it!

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
1 John 2:20

The Holy Spirit dwells in the spirit of every Christian. He knows everything about everything. This is why John said that we “know all things”. The source of all knowledge dwells in our spirits!

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.
John 14:16

The Holy Spirit is with us twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He is available to teach and lead us at any time. We must train ourselves to recognize Him and to look to Him.

John wrote that we have an unction. This is the anointing. The anointing is the Holy Spirit and He has taken up residence in our spirits.

The anointing is a person. Power follows the anointing. It is a manifestation of a person’s presence in our midst. That person is the Holy Spirit.

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