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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
HOLY SPIRIT: THE UNKNOWN MEMBER OF THE TRINITY
with greater pleasure that I greet my fellow Christians and readers in the name
of our lord Jesus Christ. In this week’s addition, I would like to talk about
the Holy Spirit as the third party that completes the trinity (father, son and
it is the purpose of this piece of work to highlight the importance of the Holy
Spirit since He is a member of the trinity that is not recognized and respected
compared to the other two. And it is equally important to realize that the 3
members are equally and serve the purpose of testifying. Moreover, the Holy Spirit
seems not to be given the credit that he deserves because many Christians out
there either do not know him or doubt his existence making it incomplete for
any believer to have true conviction without experiencing his presence.
believer, they consider the holy spirit as a spy, hence making it more
difficult to acknowledge Him since the world is filled up with negative
opinions and mixed emotions about spies and anything in relation to them,
however, it is unfortunate for those that consider Him a ‘spy’ because it’s of
no significance to acknowledge the 2 members of the trinity while substituting
a member due to unbelief and ignorance.
common knowledge and biblically proven, that people perish due to lack of
knowledge (Hosea 4vs6) and this can be physically proven by the rejection of
the Holy Spirit by the majority but it’s important to knowledge that, God is
not moved by majorities that uphold self-doctrines compared to a minority that
dwells in the true word of God that He has inspired. In line with the above, the Holy Spirit is
‘another counselor’ that Christ Jesus (John 14vs15-16) left for us in His
absence not to condemn us or spy but to safeguard and teach us (John 14vs24).
many confuse the presence of the Holy Spirit with emotions and hormones changes
or environmental changes. However, the presence of the Holy Spirit can only be
experienced by one’s ability to learn to dwell in an atmosphere filled with
praise and worship and can further be experienced if we allow the Holy Spirit
to work in us the way He wants to work, then He can produce what He wants in
us. As for emotions, the can be defined as a mental state that arises
spontaneously rather than conscious resulting into: joy, sorrow, hate and love
hence with the above definitions one can distinguish that the Holy Spirit is
inspired by God and experienced by born-again Christians while emotions are
inspired by hormonal changes or maybe environmental factors and can be
experienced by anybody so the difference is there without any relation between
demonstrate more on how to have a relationship with the Holy Spirit, an
individual has to develop a ‘routine’ contact with Him by spending much time
with Him and this can be seen through meditation, worship and prayer. To put it
differently, one can only acknowledge and obey His presence and voice by
spending time with Him and this will eliminate ‘FM station voices’ tuned in our
minds that many tend to obey.
the fear by most Christians to recognize the Holy Spirit is based on personal
feelings and believes nothing to do with scriptures, but in reality we cannot
do without Him in our lives and He cannot force Himself on us since He is a
gentlemen. As a matter of fact, it is more be hearten to see the culture of
ignorance and pride prevail when our worship is affected by our own doctrine
because at the end of the day, worship has nothing to do with our feelings.
conclusion, the freedom of choice and obedience lies in our own hands and one’s
choice is not subject to any debate but ignorance is a trap that limits growth
in ministry. Remember, you are not too young to begin to experience and
acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit because He is Real.