The Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit)
2 Corinthians 4:13 – “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written (Ps 116:10), I believe, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe and therefore speak…..”
We believe that the Holy Spirit was sent by God the Father to convince the world of sin, righteousness and judgment to come. He also leads believers into all truth by revealing Jesus Christ to them and He is our Comforter. Although the world cannot see Him, nor do they know Him, He is in the world today (John 15:26; John 14:16 -17; John 14:26).
The scriptures came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost was testifying in the volume of the book, concerning Jesus Christ (Psalm 40:7- 8; Hebrews 10:7; Revelation 19:10).
John Baptist was the only man, born of a woman, to be full of the Holy Ghost from his mother’s womb. He made this powerful declaration concerning Jesus Christ; Thou art the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. John Baptist was a picture of the Holy Ghost testifying of Jesus (John 1:29).
The Holy Ghost is the third person of the Godhead. He is God and plays a vital role in salvation. Jesus said, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the comforter (which is the Holy Ghost) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement. No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. He cannot reveal anybody else but Jesus Christ, because He (the Holy Ghost) is God (1 John 5:7; John 16: 7 - 8; John 14:26; 1 Corinthians 12:3; Acts 5:3 - 4).
Jesus Christ said this about the Holy Ghost; when He, Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself: but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for He shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you (John 16:13 - 14).
After Jesus had risen from the dead, He ministered to his disciples over a forty day period, by the Holy Ghost. He had previously told them that the Holy Ghost was with them, but would be in them. His last instruction to them, before His ascension, was to go and wait in the city of Jerusalem, until they be endued with power from on high. This infilling was to empower them to be witnesses of the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8; Acts 4:33).