Holy Spirit - Renew my spirit, Clarify my mind, Fill my heart with your Goodness ...
Holy Spirit renew my spirit, with Your Touch
Clarify my mind, with Your Light
Fill my heart, with Your Goodness
Quench my spirit's thirst, with Your Living Water
Glory to YOU Oh Heavenly Father for The Holy Spirit, Glory to YOU for Your Holy Spirit
Glory to YOU Father for The Holy Spirit, Glory to YOU, Glory to YOU Father
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah (2)
Holy Spirit renew my spirit, with Your Power
Holy Spirit, Renew my life
Holy Spirit, let the Love of my Saviour flow in my life
Holy Spirit, Sanctify my life with your Word
Q: Who/What is the Holy Spirit?
A: The Holy Spirit is a real
person who came to reside within Jesus Christ's true
followers after Jesus rose from the dead and ascended
to heaven (Acts 2). Jesus told His apostles...
"Gospel of John - Chapter 14
- Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit : I will ask the Father, and He will give
you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive,
because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you
know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you." (John 14:16-18)
The Holy Spirit is not a vague, ethereal
shadow, nor an impersonal force. He is a person
equal in every way with God the Father and God the Son.
He is considered to be the third member of the Godhead.
Jesus said to His apostles...
"All authority has been given to Me in
heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples
of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them
to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with
you always, even to the end of the age." (Matt. 28:18-20)
God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And all the divine
attributes ascribed to the Father and the Son are equally
ascribed to the Holy Spirit. When a person becomes born again
by believing and
receiving Jesus Christ (John 1:12-13; John 3:3-21), God resides
in that person through the Holy Spirit (1Cor. 3:16). The Holy
Spirit has intellect (1Cor. 2:11), emotion (Rom. 15:30),
and will (1Cor. 12:11).
A primary role of the Holy Spirit is that He
bears "witness" of Jesus Christ (John 15:26, 16:14).
He tells people's hearts about the truth of Jesus
Christ. The Holy Spirit also acts as a Christian's
teacher (1Cor. 2:9-14). He reveals God's will
and God's truth to a Christian. Jesus told His disciples...
"The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the
Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things,
and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you." (John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit was given to live inside those who
believe in Jesus, in order to produce God's character
in the life of a believer. In a way that we cannot
do on our own, the Holy Spirit will build into our
lives love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and
self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). Rather than trying to
be loving, patient, kind, God asks us to rely on
Him to produce these qualities in our lives.
Thus Christians are
told to walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5:25) and be filled
with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18).
And the Holy Spirit empowers Christians to perform
ministerial duties that promote spiritual growth among Christians
(Rom. 12; 1Cor. 12; Eph. 4).
"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." (John 16:13)
The Holy Spirit also performs a function for
non-Christians as well. He convicts
people's hearts of God's truth concerning how
sinful we are -- needing God's forgiveness;
how righteous Jesus is -- He died in our place,
for our sins; and God's eventual judgment of the
world and those who do not know Him
(John 16:8-11). The Holy Spirit tugs on our
hearts and minds, asking us to repent and turn
to God for forgiveness and a new life.