The Correct Vision: Correct vision of God
IV. The Person of the Holy Spirit
‘This Jesus God raised up, of which we all are witnesses. Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of God and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he has poured out this that you see and hear’ (Acts 2: 32, 33).
This was on the day of Pentecost.
The Holy Spirit is the great and amazing gift that the Father has granted us.
We can easily form an image in our mind of God, the Father because we usually link this to our understanding of the earthly father.
We also easily form an image of the Son because we read about Jesus a lot in the gospels and there are many icons and pictures of Him.
However, it may not be easy for us to form an image of the Person of the Holy Spirit. We often think of Him as a power or a Spirit that is unseen.
It is true that He is a power; yet, He is also a Person. Each hypostasis in the Trinity is a Person who has a distinct role; at the same time, they are in each other and they are in unity as One God.
Therefore, the Holy Spirit is a Person of the Trinity. He has been granted to us as a gift from the Father in order to walk with us. He is called the ‘Paraclete’ which means that He walks by my side and He defends me against the adversary. He also dwells in me. Therefore He is in me and beside me. He wants to hold my hand and walk with me because I do not know the way well and also because I will face enemies on my journey.