Beloved of Christ Jesus, what does the Bible say about the identty of the Holy Spirit? The Bible clearly says that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible also says that the Holy Spirit is a Person who has a mind, feeling and will. The fact that the Holy Spirit is God is clearly seen by reference verses in the Bible, including Acts 5:3-4. In this verse Peter confronts Ananias who lied to the Holy Spirit and told him that he had not “lied to men but to God.” This is a clear statement that when someone is lying to the Holy Spirit, he also lied to God. We also know that the Holy Spirit is God because He possesses the characters of God. An example that shows that the Holy Spirit is omnipresent is seen in Psalm 139:7-8: “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I ﬂee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.”
Then in 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, we find the omniscience of the Holy Spirit. “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the
things of God except the Spirit of God.” We know that the Holy Spirit is a Person because He possesses a mind, feeling and will. The Holy Spirit thinks and knows (1 Corinthians 2:10). The Holy Spirit can grieve (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us (Romans 8:26-27). The Holy Spirit makes decisions according to His will (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). The Holy Spirit is God, the third “Person” of the Triune God. As God, the Holy Spirit can rightly act as the Comforter and Counselor that Jesus promised the Gospel of John. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you, Amen!