Something about the Holy Spirit that you may not realize…
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Dave: Let’s clear up a misconception about the Holy Spirit.
Jeff: Sounds good – but, uh, which one?! [laughter]
Dave: Acts 13:2 says, “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said…”
Jeff: Now pause here for a minute – the Spirit spoke. Does a force or a person speak?
Dave: A person! And that’s what the Holy Spirit is. Not meaning he is a human person, but that he has personhood and shouldn’t be thought of as a force.
Jeff: Right! The verse continues and the Spirit says, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Dave: The Spirit has plans apparently! And work that he’s called people to accomplish.
Jeff: Again, mysterious unknown forces don’t make specific plans. The Holy Spirit has a mind of his own, makes plans, chooses people, executes those plans, and shares them!
Dave: In John 15:26-27 Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit and says, “he will testify about me.” Note, he used the word “he.”
Jeff: Not, “it” or “that mystery” – so, friends, let’s remember the Holy Spirit has personhood.