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The Amish Voice


P.O. Box 128

575 U.S. Highway 250

Savannah, OH 44874

(419) 962-1515

May 2016


Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is

come, he will guide you into

all truth: for he shall not





whatsoever he shall hear, that

shall he speak: and he will

show you things to come

(John 16:13).


During one of his missionary

trips, the Apostle Paul met up

with some church members in

Ephesus, and when the

conversation turned to the

Holy Spirit, they replied,


have not so much as heard

whether there be any Holy


(Acts 19:2).

The reply of the Ephesian

disciples concerning the Holy

Spirit illustrates the sad and

shameful treatment often

given Him, even in our day.

Far too often the Holy Spirit’s

existence has been ignored

and His ministry misunderstood.

Therefore it is my passionate desire to

shed some light on the Holy Spirit. Who

is He, what does He do in our world, and

how does He fit in our everyday Christian

lives? It is very important for us to

understand that whenever the Holy Spirit

does something, it is God at work,



transforming us, living within

us, and working in us.

Although, the Holy Spirit can

do this work without us

knowing, it is helpful for us

to know more. Otherwise, we

end up in the same place

Israel did:

My people are





knowledge (

Hosea 4:6).

Whenever the Holy Spirit

speaks, it is God speaking.

Take for example Ananias

when he lied to the Holy

Spirit (Acts 5:3-4). Ananias

was not lying to a

representative of God; He

was lying directly to God.

When a lost hell-bound sinner

calls upon the name of the

Lord to be saved (Rom. 10:9-

13), many wonderful things

take place. For example,

that individual



forgiven of all his sins,

translated from death

Who Is the Holy Spirit of God?

—Joe Keim

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all

with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound

from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the

house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them

cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And

they were all filled with the Holy Ghost…” Acts 2:1-4

“And, [Jesus] being assembled together with them, commanded

them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for

the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with

the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Acts 1:4-5