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Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit also sometimes referred to as the Holy Ghost is a person who came to live within Jesus Christ's true followers after Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven (Acts 2).

The Holy Spirit is included in the Trinity, which is made up of 3 distinct persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, John 14:16-17)

God is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And all the divine attributes ascribed to the Father and the Son are equally ascribed to the Holy Spirit. When a person becomes born again by believing and receiving Jesus Christ (John 1:12-13; John 3:3-21), God comes and resides in that person through the Holy Spirit (1Cor. 3:16). The Holy Spirit has the characteristics of personality through intellect (1Cor. 2:11), emotion (Rom. 15:30), and will (1Cor. 12:11).

The Holy Spirit has a Mind - (Romans 8:27)
The Holy Spirit has a Will  - (1 Corinthians 12:11)
The Holy Spirit Grieves  - (Ephesians 4:30, Isaiah 63:10)
The Holy Spirit gives Joy  - (Luke 10: 21, 1 Thessalonians 1:6)

The Holy Spirit was given to live inside those who believe in Jesus Christ, in order to produce God's character in the life of believers. The Holy Spirit also performs a function for the unbeliever and non-Christians too. He convicts people's hearts of God's truth concerning how sinful we are and therefore needing God's forgiveness; how righteous Jesus is because He died in our place, for our sins; and God's eventual judgment of the world and those who do not know Him (John 16:8-11). The Holy Spirit tugs on our hearts and minds, asking us to repent and turn to God for His forgiveness and a new life.
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