Recently I have delved into learning of the Holy Spirit and what His function in the Holy Trinity is.
That may make me sound like a baby believer, but I have to be honest with you. I have sat in many different pews and not once have I heard a direct sermon on the Holy Spirit. During some sermons He has been mentioned, but just in passing and for the longest time I never gave it any thought. I have always believed the pastor was preaching what the Lord put on his heart for that Sunday morning service. I am judging no one or making excuses, but I am stating the simple fact, sometimes you have to search things out for yourself.
So I have begun my search into any and all scriptures that mention the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost, it differs sometimes in the same translation.
1 Thessalonians 4:8
1 Corinthians 2:9-11
2 Corinthians 13:14
These are all the verses I have searched and studied on so far. I’m sure there are more and many in the Old Testament as well, but I started where God showed me to start. When I wasn’t fully satisfied with what I had been able to glean, I googled some more on the Holy Spirit and praise God, I found some Spurgeon sermons. I’ve read Spurgeon before and he blows my mind with the insight and understanding of God that I pray to have (I am working for it as well).
Spurgeon’s sermon on the Holy Spirit shattered everything I thought I knew about Him and forced me to start over from scratch. I’m more than happy with that because it is clear to me no matter how much I read, meditate, memorize or pray I still have a worldly mindset.
What I mean by that is I see too many things the way this world has taught me to see them. I am standing up, owning the fact that too often I have viewed godly issues, topics and situations with the mind of flesh. For example when the Bible uses Holy Ghost, my mind automatically goes to what the world has defined as ‘ghost’. So with that in mind, I always viewed the Holy Spirit just as that. An apparition, that morphed himself into a dove (The Baptism of Jesus). I never acknowledged the Holy Spirit as a person, although I had been taught of the Holy Trinity and that the Holy Spirit is the third PERSON of the Holy Trinity, it never unfolded in my mind to that understanding.
I find myself more and more intrigued, blessed and hungry for knowledge of the Holy Spirit and His part in my life and the Holy Trinity. I was always taught each part of the Holy Trinity had a specific ‘job’. I find that understanding each part of the Holy Trinity reveals them as individuals to me, each with a specific ‘job’ and work in my life. Forgive me for being vague at times, but I am still in deep research of this and I don’t want to screw up the truth with my limited understanding at this time.
I am completely assured that God will not only bless me with further understanding, but the proper understanding. No more worldly mindsets once God opens the floodgates of understanding for me. Will I have to still renew my mind daily? Of course! However, once God gives you full understanding on a topic, you find yourself unable to go back to a worldly mindset regarding it. At least that’s how it works for me.
I hope you can feel the excitement, see the hunger and desire in this treasure hunt I’m on. For me, this means one step closer in my intimacy with God. I only want Him, I only want His ways. I pray the same for each believer, as they are my family and we will worship together in heaven.