One of the most serious errors in the minds of many people concerning the Holy Spirit is that He is not a real person with a complete personality. They believe He is merely an influence or feeling. Nothing could be further from the truth. He is not only a real person, but He is also God, every bit as much as God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Whatever is true of the Father and the Son is true of the Spirit.
Lewis Sperry Chafer writes of the Holy Spirit: “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and of Christ, not merely the spiritual presence of the Father or the Son; He is the Spirit of the Father because He is sent of the Father, and He is the Spirit of Christ in that He is sent of Christ. As the Son is ever the manifestation of the Father (JOH 1:18), so the Spirit is sent forth from both the Father and the Son. The Spirit is no less equal with the Father and the Son though He seeks the glory of the Son.”
JOH 16:13-15“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said, that He takes of Mine, and will disclose it to you.”
ISA 6:8-9Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” And He said, “Go, and tell this people, ‘Keep on listening, but do not perceive; keep on looking, but do not understand.’”
ACT 28:25-26And when they did not agree with one another, they began leaving after Paul had spoken one parting word, “The Holy Spiritrightly spoke through Isaiah the prophet to your fathers,saying, ‘Go to this people and say, “You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; and you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive.”’”
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