"God is spirit" (John ). The Holy Spirit is God's
Spirit, or God himself. So when referring to the Holy Spirit, the Bible uses
the pronoun "he" instead of "it."
The Holy Spirit carries out his
work in different ways. Through the Holy Spirit, God created the universe,
anointed his servants and spoke through the prophets.
Nearly two thousand years ago, our
Lord Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit through the virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit also came upon Jesus during his
baptism to show that He was the Savior and filled him with great power.
Today, he also moves people to
believe and confess the Lord Jesus Christ. He convinces us of our sin so that
we may come before God to ask for mercy.