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to life, and removed from the kingdom of

Satan and placed into God’s kingdom.

But here’s the most amazing part of all of

this: The Father and Son in the person of

the Holy Spirit move in and dwell inside

every believer. The moment we confess

our sin and ask Jesus to come into our

lives, we are born again, become

members of God’s family, and the Spirit

immediately takes up residence inside of

us. We become a living, walking,

breathing temple. Jesus said,

...even the

Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot

receive, because it seeth him not, neither

knoweth him: but ye know him; for he

dwelleth with you, and shall be in you

(John 14:17). Later the Apostle Paul


Know ye not that ye are the

temple of God and that the Spirit of God

dwelleth in you

(1 Cor. 3:16)? In the Old

Testament, the Spirit of God would come

upon people and anoint them for service.

He inspired the Old Testament prophets

to write the Scriptures, but this was


In the New Testament, the Lord indwells

people through the new birth, and they

become His permanent abode.



Most people think of the Holy Spirit as

being an invisible force. They think of

Him as being untouchable and some type

of powerful energy that rules the

universe. However, in Scripture the Holy

Spirit is referred to as a Dove (Jn. 1:32),

Fire (Acts 2:3), Oil (Lk. 4:18), Cloud

(Ex. 33:9), Voice (Ps. 95:7, Mat. 10:20),

Water (Jn. 7:37-39), Wind (Jn. 3:8) and

Breath (Jn. 20:21-23).


The Holy Spirit is omnipresent, meaning

He is everywhere at all times. David


Whither shall I go from thy

Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy


(Ps. 139:7)?

He is omniscient, meaning He is all-

seeing and all-knowing.

But God hath

revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for

the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the

deep things of God. For what man

knoweth the things of a man, save the

spirit of man which is in him? Even so the

things of God knoweth no man, but the

Spirit of God

(1 Cor. 2:10, 11).

He is omnipotent, meaning He is all-

powerful and unstoppable.

And the earth

was without form, and void; and darkness

was upon the face of the deep. And the

Spirit of God moved upon the face of the


(Gen. 1:2).

He is eternal, meaning He has no

beginning and has no end.

How much

more shall the blood of Christ, who

through the eternal Spirit offered himself

without spot to God, purge your

conscience from dead works to serve the

living God

(Heb. 9:14)?



The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Eph.

4:30), lied to (Act 5:3), and quenched by

believers (1 Thess. 5:19). He can also be

resisted (Acts 7:51), blasphemed (Matt.

12:31), and insulted by unbelievers (Heb.




David wrote:

The Spirit of the Lord spake

by me, and his word was in my tongue


Sam. 23:2). Jeremiah wrote:

Then the

Lord put forth his hand, and touched my

mouth. And the Lord said unto me,

Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth

(Jer. 1:9). Peter wrote:

For the prophecy

came not in old time by the will of man:

but holy men of God spake as they were

moved by the Holy Ghost

(2 Pet. 1:21).

John wrote:

He that hath an ear, let him

hear what the Spirit saith unto the

churches: To him that overcometh will I

give to eat of the tree of life, which is in

the midst of the paradise of God


2:7). Paul wrote:

Which things also we

speak, not in the words which man’s

wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy

Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual

things with spiritual

(1 Cor. 2:13).


The Holy Spirit was present and active

during creation (Genesis 1:1-3). If you go

to the very beginning of the Bible and

start reading in Genesis, you will find

that by the time you get to the second

verse, the Holy Spirit shows up as being

present and active in the work of

creation. The truth is He played a very

important part in all six days of creation.

The Holy Spirit was involved throughout

Jesus’ life on earth. The Spirit placed

Jesus in Mary’s womb (Matt. 1:20), He

descended on Jesus at baptism (Matt.

3:16), led Jesus into the desert (Luke

4:1), and anointed Jesus to preach the

gospel (Luke 4:18). It was through the