Who Is the Holy Spirit?

“The Holy Spirit has been given to us as a means of experiencing fellowship with the triune God. That is, the Holy Spirit is the part of the Godhead that personally interacts with us. He is the voice we hear when God speaks to us. He is the wisdom we receive from God’s Word. He is the helper in our time of need. He is the comforter in times of grief. He is the one who increases our faith. He empowers us to overcome our flesh. He gives us the courage and the words to say to make Jesus known. He guides us on how to live this life for God’s glory. When we pray to God to enter into our lives, situations and conversations, we are inviting the Holy Spirit to intimately engage with us, and us with him.


“The Holy Spirit also plays a significant role in convicting us of our sin. After Jesus ascended into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to us to convict us of our sin (both unbeliever and believer) and to draw us to Christ, and then to empower us to be His witnesses to others….

“He can empower us to be bold witnesses for Him. He is the one pursuing lives around us. He is the one who will convict people of sin and their need for a Savior. He is the one who will open their eyes to the truth of the gospel and change their lives. But what’s so wonderful is that He uses us in the process, and He invites us to participate when we follow His lead.”

(Holly A. Melton, Follow My Lead, Regal Books, Ventura, CA: 2013, p. 14-15)


About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA
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