You talk about the Holy Spirit as though it is a person. Is it?
Can you have a relationship with the Holy Spirit and if so what does that look like?
I like this question because it brings back lots of memories for me when I was searching for more of God and found the Holy Spirit. I had a great experience with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and did not even know what happened, or I should say I did not have any language for what happened. I began speaking in tongues and walking in the Spiritual gifts, and if you were to ask me if I had a relationship with the Holy Spirit, I would have said: “Oh yes and a good one.” What I did not realise was that I did not know the Holy Spirit at all. He had just given me the guarantee of what is to come, which is for everyone.
I came to find out that the Holy Spirit was a person on His own just like Jesus and the Father. Yes, they are one God, but they all have their roles to play, and in January 2005 God began to show me the differences. This was when I became aware of who the Holy Spirit was. In this time of my life, I had visions every day, and I began to see the Holy Spirit. I would see Him as a whirlwind in the Spirit but as a little boy in the natural. He would have His head down wanting to serve me yet if I did anything wrong He would be gone in a moment. I began to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to draw close so that I could know Him as my best friend because this is what I wanted. I can remember many encounters with the Holy Spirit that scared me because I did not have a grid for who the Holy Spirit truly was or I should say is. I am still learning and still need to draw closer so that the Holy Spirit is my best friend.
I have found that the Holy Spirit is something that many like to talk about, but do not know that they are talking about a person with feelings and lots of power and I would not want to play games with Him. We have lots to learn, and without a relationship with the Holy Spirit, I am not sure how any of us will live in the years to come when things get hard. It is the Holy Spirit who draws us closer to God and teaches us about His ways, and without that we have nothing.
I challenge you to take the next three months of your life and seek the Holy Spirit for who He is and not what you think He might be. Let Him show you who He is, and I promise you that you will never be the same.
Timothy, author and friend of God, shares out of a place of daily walking face-to-face with the Lord, encountering both the angelic and the saints of old, seeing and understanding things from a heavenly perspective.