I’ve recently finished a book that has REALLY taught me a lot about my God & His spirit in ways I’ve never seen Him before. I HIGHLY recommend this book, Forgotten God by Francis Chan.
” ” For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6) Right there in that oft-quoted verse we see the Son referred to as the “Counselor” and the “Father”! This passage (and many others) keeps us from oversimplifying a divine mystery. It is not easily broken down into three main points that just make sense, but it works. And it is beautiful. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are One.”
This passage reminded me that there shouldn’t be any questions as to WHO God is! He IS all that we need!
Francis then specifies out 7 practical truths about the Holy Spirit:
First, the Holy Spirit is a Person. Matt. 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14
Second, the Holy Spirit is God. Acts 5:3-4
Third, the Holy Spirit is eternal and holy. John 14:16, Hebrews 9:14
Fourth, the Holy Spirit has His own mind, and He prays for us. Romans 8:27
Fifth, the Holy Spirit has emotions. Isaiah 63:10, Eph 4:30, Rev 12:18
Sixth, the Holy Spirit has His own desires and will. 1 Cor 12:11
Seventh, the Holy Spirit is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Zech. 4:6, Ps 139:7-8, 1 Cor 2:10b, Isaiah 40:13
Take a few and reflect on that…this stuff (I’ll post a LOT in the coming days) really has been GOOD NEWS to me!