We believe that the Holy Spirit was given to empower and to encourage us.
John 14:26 – “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”
John 20:22 – “And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’“
Acts 2:2 – “Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.”
Both in the Old Testament Hebrew and in the New Testament Greek, the word for Spirit also means “breath” and is sometimes translated as “wind”. As such, the Holy Spirit should breathe life into everything we do and say:
a. The Holy Spirit will illuminate the scriptures.
b. The Holy Spirit will prompt our prayers.
c. The Holy Spirit will unify us in fellowship.
d. The Holy Spirit will motivate us to share the message.