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What is the nature and character of the Holy Spirit?

Some people think the Holy Spirit is like God’s breath. While it is true that the words spirit and breath are alike in the Hebrew language, thinking of the Spirit in terms of God’s breath doesn’t reveal God’s full divine character. Breath just seems so inanimate and impersonal compared to a living character. The Bible shows the Holy Spirit has divine character. The Spirit searches all things (1 Cor 2:10); he has his own will (Rom 8:27; 1 Cor 12:11); he is loving (Rom 15:30); he gives grace (Heb 10:20); he can be grieved (Eph 4:30); he instructs (Neh 9:20); he can speak (Acts 8:29); he prevents (Acts 16:6–7); he commands (Acts 13:2, 4; Isa 48:16); he establishes ministry (Acts 20:28); he testifies (1 Jn 5:7); and he reveals (Eph 3:5). All these actions show the Holy Spirit has divine character.

Publisher: True Jesus Church