The “Holy Trinity.” Most of us accept the theory that there is a Father and a Son, in terms of God and Jesus Christ. But, there is also a “third power” in the Trinity, known as the HOLY SPIRIT.
For some 40+ years, I related “just to” God the Father. While I knew “all about the Son,” I didn’t relate as much to Jesus. Then over the next 15-20 years, I “finally” picked up on the IMPORTANCE of Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of the Father, who died on the Cross for our sins, so that we might have “life-ever-lasting.” But, God the Holy Spirit (the 3rd person of the Three in One…the Trinity), was still left out of my Spiritual life. Sure, again, I knew all about Him too; I just didn’t relate to Him. And that’s pretty much my “story” from age 14 until about 73-74 range. Basically… I’m sorry to admit… I just took the whole process “for granted.” Shame on me. I’m sorry Dear Lord.
Then, by the Grace of God the Father, and God the Son….suddenly, the Holy Spirit…finally came into play. WOW… what a blessing! While I would not “pretend” to understand all the MYSTERY surrounding the TRINITY… I will say, I’m beginning to put the pieces together.
For me… It seems that the Holy Spirit is like “the voice” of the Holy Trinity. Jesus said in… John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” Then in John 14:10-11, Jesus goes on to say: “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.” Then, finally, in John 14:25-26, He concludes, by saying: “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, 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.”
You see, in verse 26; Jesus spells out “very clearly,” who the Holy Spirit is. HE’s The Voice… of God the Father, and God the Son. The Holy Spirit is “picking up” where Jesus left off, upon His Crucifixion. God told us in Hebrews 8:10 – “For this is the Covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those days, says the Lord; I will put My Laws into their minds, and I will write them of their Hearts. And I well be their God, and they shall be my people.”
This was all done through the Holy Spirit. I cannot say, exactly, when I became AWARE that the Holy Spirit took over my heart and soul, but to me, there is “no doubt,” that I am now POCESSED by the “Holy Spirit.” Having the Holy Spirit “directing traffic,” in one’s life… is like… suddenly, for the first time… having a CONVERSATION with God. For others, I suppose, the Holy Spirit came upon them earlier in life; and they were blessed. Speaking for myself… I can say with AUTHORITY; Do yourself a “big favor,” and STUDY all you can on the Holy Spirit. DON’T WAIT until you’re 75 years old to “realize” that the Holy Spirit has been working in you since the beginning; but me… I was working against Him.
The Holy Spirit KNEW ME, but I didn’t KNOW Him. Knowing the Holy Spirit, will open up a “whole new dimension of understanding,” of the SCRIPTURE; and it will give “new meaning,” to you WALK with God. You will SEE THINGS more CLEARLY; things that you’ve not seen before. The Holy Spirit, just as was done to the Apostles; will open up your heart, mind, and soul; which will become the “dwelling place,” of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 tells us – Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
I’ve shared this “story” with you, because I don’t want you to wait your entire life to FIND the Holy Spirit, as I did. If your journey “on the road to Heaven,” does not INCLUDE The Father, The Son, and THE HOLY SPIRIT… then you are on the WRONG road.