Discovering the Living Elements of the Holy Spirit


Who, or what, exactly is the Holy Spirit? Invisible, perhaps, but definitely real. The Holy Spirit is probably one of the least understood personalities in the entire Bible. Among the many ideas and often mistaken concepts of who or what the Holy Spirit is, he has been described as a force (kind of like what lives on in the Jedi), a ghost, and even a second-class representation of God. He has even been presented as an incidental figure that only appears briefly.

But nothing could be further from the truth. He was there during the creation of the universe. He was breathed into mankind to give them life. He was there on the day of Pentecost when the apostles received him. And he remains with every as we leave the baptismal water. It is vital for every person who follows Christ to know who or what the Spirit is, learn to relate to Him and understand how He reveals Himself.

Therefore, it is with our misunderstandings of the Holy Spirit that we will be looking at the various elements of who He is, and how He impacts our everyday lives and our own faith journeys.