The Holy Spirit
Misconceptions abound concerning The Holy Spirit. Unlike the Father and Son, who are visualized more easily, thanks to the physical attributes ascribed to them by historians and writers, The Holy Spirit tends to be more difficult for even the most ardent Christians to understand. It’s easy to think of the Holy Spirit as a mythical force or something completely intangible. However, the Bible states quite simply that the Holy Spirit is a divine person with a mind and emotions. The Holy Spirit is a person just in the essence of God the Father and Jesus Christ. John 15:26 says the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and is fully God. He is eternal, omniscient and omnipresent, has a will, and can speak. He is alive. The Holy Spirit is equal in all ways to God the Father and God the Son. When one prays, he or she also should speak to the Holy Spirit and ask for guidance. The Holy Spirit is instrumental in telling people’s hearts about the truth of Jesus and serves as a teacher and mentor. The Holy Spirit provides the spiritual hug that many people desire and can keep followers on the right path.