It is vital for every Christian to seek out the answer to the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit?” The primary call of every believer is to personally and intimately know God through the Person of Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul states in Phil 3:10, “that I may know him and the power of his resurrection…” and this is our blessed responsibility. To know him consists of knowing the Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, and who now lives within us (ref. Romans 8:11).
The main truth to grasp in discovering whom the Holy Spirit is, we must comprehend that the Holy Spirit is indeed a person. As Dr. Graham states, “The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a person. Jesus never referred to “it” when He was talking about the Holy Spirit.” He is the third person of the Trinity, and worthy of all recognition and honor as God Himself. He is recognized as the one who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (ref. John 16:8), as well as the one who comforts the life of the believer and is the ready Helper (ref. John 14:6). Through our faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit brings us into true relationship with God and gives us proper identity as the children of God (ref. Rom 8:16). The Holy Spirit enables us for service and lives within us to be lights in the midst of this dark and dying world.
Thus, I can attribute every thing I have ever done for God’s glory to the work of the Holy Spirit within me. As Romans 8:8 states, “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” Only through the power of God’s Holy Spirit can I live according to his will and purpose. In essence, I am in utter need of the Holy Spirit. I cannot breathe without him, I cannot love those around me without him, and I cannot glorify Jesus without him. He is the one who convicts me of sin, the one who continually leads me back to the cross of Christ, and the one who strengthens me to walk in the light of his holiness.