The fast answer to that question is that the Holy Spirit is One with the Father and the Son, so the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit. He is here on earth, and we can have access to Him! Incredible and a bit nutty sounding I know, but it is true!
God uses His Holy Spirit on earth to do many things, which you can read about in the poster above. I encourage you to look through all of those verses. You will come away with a deep understanding and appreciation of Who the Holy Spirit is, and if He does not dwell within you yet, you are going to want Him to!
The main thing God’s Holy Spirit does for us is, well, make us holy. Before I came to Jesus I could not even conceive of how anybody could be holy or even act holy. I had no idea the kind of power God gives us access to before I knew Christ!
Before I got saved, I thought Christians were a bunch of phonies. I thought they were just self righteous people that wanted to act good and pretend to be holy for whatever reason. I did not understand that God’s Holy Spirit actually indwells in every single believer in Jesus Christ and empowers them to actually be holy! My anniversary of accepting Christ is in October (’96), and after almost 22 years, I sure know that power now though!
If you are an unbeliever right now like I was back in the early 90s, I know this sounds nuts to you. Believe me, I know. Read my post “Heart Poured Out” and “Wrestling God.” I know believing in God and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior sounds crazy! To the world it is absolute madness!
I am here to tell you as a former hard partying unbeliever that it is not madness at all. It is joy and peace and the fear of death is conquered! The Holy Spirit is so beautiful I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it is! The river of joy that flows within my soul is constant and steady even through the worst storms of my life.
Think about what I am telling you for a moment. As I sit here writing this, God’s Holy Spirit is inside of me. He is inside a lot of us throughout the whole world! He is empowering me to preach to you this very moment, and I absolutely would not be here doing this if it wasn’t for Him! Do you think a guy who loved drinking, partying, and chasing girls just gives that up and starts preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and then keeps preaching it for 22 years! No way! I have the Holy Spirit of God inside of me because I repented of my sin and accepted Christ in 1996!
You have access to the Holy Spirit and God’s power too! He will empower you to be holy. He will change your heart and set you free from the fear of death. He will give you power over sin and death! Repent and believe today! None of us know which day will be our last.
“If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
“Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:13-16