THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A SOMEBODY
“…you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified…by the Spirit of…God” (1 Cor 6:11 ESV).
“…the Holy Spirit…is the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, all-loving God” Charles F. Stanley (ref#230, p16). “All the promises of God are made possible by the Holy Spirit. All our needs are met in His supply. He is the all-inclusive gift” Samuel Chadwick (ref#195, p33).
“By His gracious aid the believer is preserved from being totally submerged by his doubts and fears….the…Christian is kept from sinking into complete skepticism, abject despair, and infidelity. By His quickening power hope is still kept alive…” A.W. Pink (ref#269, p142-143).
FATHER, the SPIRIT certainly is Somebody—Somebody with power to accomplish all His will and Your will (Heb 2:4)—to save me from myself. He strengthens me inwardly so I have the ability to obey You outwardly. If the SPIRIT would not influence me I would always fall to satan’s temptation and faith would be nonexistent. The SPIRIT “silently, invisibly, yet sympathetically and effectually” moves me. Without Him my soul would be without CHRIST. I would hear no whisper of His love, my grief would be magnified and courage suppressed. A. W. Pink (ref#269, p143)
“The Holy Spirit is the very essence of God…The Holy Spirit is the living personhood of God,not manifested in a fleshly body—that manifestation was Jesus—but manifested nonetheless as the full personality and identity of God resident in us as believers….He is a Somebody” Charles F. Stanley (ref#230, p14-15).