God the Holy Spirit is an actual
person, just as God the
Father and Jesus are.
He is the 3rd person
of the Trinity and often overlooked
because He doesn't do a thing to promote or speak of
Himself, but puts forth the things pertaining to the
Word of God, and of Jesus.
Because of the way in which He works, He is often not
as equal with God the Father and Son, nor taken
The Bible is very clear that The Holy Spirit
is God, and He
possesses all the characteristics found in the other
persons of the Trinity.
It is for 'born again'
Christians, it is not a religion, it is
relationship with God,
it is not for the unbelieving.
The Holy Spirit indwells in us
when we accept Jesus
as our savior.
He lives in us, sealing (making sure) our salvation
and eternal life.
against the Holy Spirit?
said that "the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will
Jesus had been performing miracles,
including driving demons
not be forgiven" so
the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not
for the casual inquirer.
out of people by the power of the Holy Spirit. Instead
of recognizing the source of Jesus’ power and
as God’s Son, the religious leaders accused Him of being
possessed by the devil and driving demons out in the
of the devil.
This was an insult to the Holy Spirit.
The unforgivable sin today is the
state of continued unbelief.
The Spirit currently convicts the unsaved world of sin,
righteousness, and judgment.
To resist that conviction and willfully remain
unrepentant is to
“blaspheme” the Spirit.
There is no pardon, for a person who rejects the
promptings to trust in Jesus Christ and then dies in
'For God so loved the world that he gave his one and
that whoever believes in him shall not
perish but have
'Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but
rejects the Son will not see life,
for God’s wrath remains on him.'
Can a true believer,
whose salvation is in
Jesus, be guilty of
blaspheming the Holy Spirit?
The answer is No
not say, "All sins can be forgiven except
"The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all
sins.. God is
faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and
to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness".
1 John 1:5-10 In Acts
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be
Paul didn’t ask, “Have you ever blasphemed against
the Spirit of God?”
No, he said, “If you believe, you will be
If you ask Jesus for
forgiveness and confess your sins,
and invite Him into your heart, and ask Him to save you,
all your sins will be forgiven and blotted out.
You won't be guilty of the unforgivable sin.
God is awesome!
The Holy Spirit is a vital
part of every believers life.
Is by convicting of sin
and showing who Jesus is;
Is by giving assurance
that we are indeed children of God;
Is by cleansing,
controlling and filling the believer as
the temple of God.
The Holy Spirit enables the
believer to lead an obedient
It is the Spirit's power that enables us to live like
You can't control yourself and be controlled by the
the same time.
Baptism in the
Who does the
Jesus said that we would "receive
power when the Holy
Spirit comes upon you."
Power to live holy lives, power to witness, power
to pray, to
to minister, and to lay our lives down.
John 16:14, Luke 24:24, Romans 8:26
Spirit is to be received by all believers so they
can receive, with the power, certain "gifts"
Gifts of healing, power wisdom,
power faith, power knowledge,
power miracle and power to
speak the truth of God.
In other words , the Holy Spirit is to be
receive power to be the active "body of Christ"
ministering in the earth
The Apostle Paul said for us to "earnestly
desire spiritual gifts."
is the baptizer.
He baptizes with fire, not
Fire either purifies or destroys.
How Can I be filled
the Holy Spirit?
From the moment of
spiritual birth the believer has the Holy spirit.
We are Filled by the Holy
Spirit by Faith.
You can appropriate the
filling of the Holy Spirit right now if you:
1. Sincerely desire to be
directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 5:6, John 7:37-39
2. Confess your sins.
By faith thank God that He has forgiven all of your
present and future, because Jesus died for you.
Colossians 2:13-15, 1 John 1, 2:1-3, Hebrews
3. Present every
area of your life to God.
How to Walk in the
Trust in God and in His promises, is the only means
by which a Christian can live the Spirit-directed
Don't let anyone
convince you that you have
to 'speak in tongues' to show that you are saved.
Some people will tell you that you can learn to
'speak in tongues' by letting yourself mutter sounds
that do not make sense.
They will tell you to keep practicing to 'speak in
this is wrong.
The Holy Spirit is the one that will give
the gift of tongues
spontaneously to the person he chooses.
There are many spiritual gifts, speaking in
tongues is just
one of them.
Some Christians have that gift, but not everyone.