Many people tend to think the Holy Spirit is a mystical force or a cold emotionless power that God gives to all believers — this couldn’t be further from the truth. When trying to understand the identity of the Holy Spirit, its helpful to remember that the Holy Spirit is identified in the Bible as the third person in the Holy Trinity; The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Bible clearly states the Holy Spirit is the spiritual manifestation of our Heavenly Father and is a divine person with emotions, mind and a will.
In John 14:16, 26 and John 15:26 Jesus promised to send the divine comforter and counselor — the Spirit of truth to help guide us, teach us all things, remind us of Jesus’ teachings.
The Holy Spirit is the spiritual manifestation, of God who intercedes for us in times of trouble as mentioned in Romans 8:26-27, and is declared to think and know in Corinthians 2:10. “He can be grieved” as mentioned in Ephesians 4:30, and “He makes decisions according to His will” as stated in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11.
In Acts 5:3-4, Peter staunchly confronts Ananias with the words,
“…You have not lied unto men but unto God” when Ananias lied to The Holy Spirit.
A beautiful depiction of The Holy Spirit’s oneness with God is seen in Psalm 139:7-8 when David asks The Lord, “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”
Again, in 1 Corinthians 2:10-11, the unity of The Holy Spirit with The Lord is clearly stated,
“…but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”
The identity, the character, and the personality of The Holy Spirit are indeed those of Our Heavenly Father, and the voice of The Holy Spirit is the very voice and breath of God.
Those who do not hear the voice of The Holy Spirit of Guidance are those who have ears that do not hear and eyes that do not see until quickened by the will of our Lord.
As one deeply contemplates the Holy Trinity, one can see the ultimate authority of God expressed as The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit as the most phenomenal expression of God in three dimensions of manifestation. With all of the miracles and wonders in this world, the most wondrous gift God gives us is indeed Himself.
The Holy Spirit by Charles Ryrie