Friday 29 April 2022

The Holy Spirit


I make no apologies for returning to this subject, but it seems from what I read in social media and on TV that many do not understand what, or Who, is the Holy Spirit.

Just before Jesus was raised to Heaven, after His Resurrection, He promised His disciples that He will send them the Holy Spirit to help and guide them. They probably did not understand what He meant; but a few days later, at Pentecost, they experienced the Holy Spirit descending on them.

The Holy Spirit is a living spiritual Being. He is not an "it"; but  "He". God is a living Spirit. Jesus is a living Spirit and has always existed. He became visible in human form on earth when He was born of a virgin. But He always existed as a Spirit. The Holy Spirit has always existed too.

Don't try to work it out. It is not a puzzle and there's no prize for the right answer. It is a mystery of the Christian faith and we are asked, (invited), to believe it without explanation. Not in this life at least.

The Holy Spirit, let's call Him the very soul of God as an explanation, descended on the disciples and transformed them by giving them Christ's peace in their hearts, the courage to speak up and proclaim the truth they had witnessed about Jesus, and the knowledge of what to say and do and when to do it.

Today, the Holy Spirit can descend on an individual and guide and help them through life; heal them also. All you have to do is ask earnestly and honestly for God to send the Holy Spirit upon you.

I have seen it happen. I have known people with the Holy Spirit. They are usually very calm, serene and peaceful. Nothing seems to stir them and they are confident that God is in control of their lives and of everything.

Would you not wish to be always calm, and at peace with yourself and the world, totally sure that God is by your side and whatever happens all will be well with you and yours?

These days the message of Pentecost has been confused or deliberately obfuscated through time. I guess it is partly because the world has become more secular and unbelieving.

I say more about the Holy Spirit in my latest book, "Searching for God".


  1. And..Let's not forget the Holy Spirit, also known as
    the Holy Ghost, and is the third person of the Trinity,
    the Holy Spirit acts as an agent of divine action and communication....!

    And the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety,
    and Fear of the Lord...

    It's a good job l have a good memory, and remember
    my Catechism teachings...I may be a 'lapsed'
    Catholic..but l remember the good book and it's

    And..Pentecost/Whitsun is on mia Mamas birthday,
    Sunday 5th June..the 50th day after Easter..!
    And..remember to wear RED on that day..!
    Recalling the fiery tongues that descended upon
    the Apostles...Amen!

    1. Wonderful comment, Willie. Thank you. Let us pray you will be no longer "lapsed".

      God bless you.

  2. ...and let the Holy Spirit guide the world towards peace.

  3. Very well written my friend. A very educational write on your part. I like how you put it in words. THANKS, HE is a very interesting subject and misunderstood. BUT is one of our BLESSINGS from the Father.... ;-)

    1. Thank you so much, Jack, for your kindness to me.

      God bless you and Sherry always.

  4. Dearest Victor,
    Yes, we all can feel His presence if we only sincerely pray for it and ASK.

    1. Amen Mariette. You are so right. Honest and sincere prayers will bring us closer to the Holy Spirit.

      God bless you and your family.

  5. In one of my first conversations with Pastor Janet she suggested I speak to the Holy Spirit as one might a friend sitting across the table. Ever since, I call him my 'Best Friend.' I even enjoy coffee from a mug that proclaims: Forever Friend.

    PS - Your latest book arrived yesterday afternoon.

    1. Thank you, Mevely, for buying my book "Searching For God". I hope you like the easy to read style I have used as this book is aimed at someone who either does not believe in God' or has left the Faith. Please let me know what you think.

      Did you know that St Hilary of Poitiers, a Bishop in the 3rd Century AD, first described the Holy Spirit as ‘the gift’.

      “He is the gift given to us by God after Jesus ascended into Heaven. He is the very Spirit of God Himself. His very soul come back to us on earth to dwell within us and to help us in our Christian life.

      “That’s why He is sometimes referred to as the Helper, the Counsellor, God’s own Being living within us.” And "Best Friend" is also an appropriate title.

      "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." John 15:15

      God bless, Mevely.

  6. The Holy Spirit indwells in us the moment Jesus comes into our lives and we are saved.

  7. We are supposed to have faith that God knows what He is doing. Much too often, we want explanations when we should be trusting the Lord. Have a blessed weekend, Victor.

    1. Well said, Nells. Humans always want ready answers to everything.

      God bless you.

  8. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit that is in the body of Christ on Earth, the church, which has access to the mind of Christ. and leads us into all truth regarding God's ways and thoughts..



God bless you.