Summary of the role of the Holy Spirit

The end of an approximately seven-month examination of the role of the Holy Spirit as a member of the Trinity, the Godhead, the LORD, God, the Almighty. I have learned much during this time and pray that any readers of this column have done so also. I need to go back and review all the daily devotionals to summarize my conclusions, but that will be a time-consuming process. Please pray that I will do so.

My overall conclusion is the Holy Spirit is not adequately understood and represented by those who hold an extreme and limiting view. The Holy Spirit is the member of the Trinity through whom the Godhead works to transform the Bride of Christ; He is the one who brings the Word of God and its interpretation to the people of God. Yes, He heals, I know from personal experience. Yes, He enables a wide variety of gifts as needed to advance the Kingdom of God on earth. Yes, He is the Comforter and the Helper, sent by our Lord as He promised. Hallelujah.

Also, there is not a single gift or set of gifts that identifies me as a member of the Body of Christ, or gifts whose absence is equivalent to a red REJECTED stamp on my forehead. No, the Seal of Approval is manifested by the presence of the Holy Spirit in me and His guidance of me in that transformation so completely summarized in Romans 12:2.

Tomorrow will be a resumption of the study on the Fear of the LORD.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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