The Presence of the Holy Spirit

The Presence of the Holy Spirit

By Kevin Park

Is it a blessing to be around families and friends? I believe it is such a blessing.  

I cannot live without them.  I can, but living without family and friends would be so challenging, regardless of my disabilities.  

What if I get stuck on something and cannot figure out what to do? Of course, I could research, but there is nothing like having an extra brain. 

I also get bored easily, especially when I am alone, so what will happen if I am alone for the rest of my life? I could watch television or read books, but there is nothing like being around the presence of my family and friends. 

God has gifted us with the presence of others so our lives can be joyful by hanging out with one another, helping and encouraging one another.  To put it simply, God has given us unity with others (Ephesians chapter 4, verses 1-6). 

God’s Presence 

All of us, in fact, have been created by God to be His image-bearers. The Scripture also says that we have been chosen in Christ “before the creation of the world” and predestined to be God’s children through faith in Him (Ephesians chapter 1, verses 4-5). 

God is the Creator of the earth (Genesis chapter 1, verse 1). 

Of course, people can deny that God has created us and predestined us to be His children and image-bearers. However, we will eventually come to faith in Jesus Christ and get to know God through Him, or we will feel guilty for the rest of our lives because we deny the conviction of the Holy Spirit.  

The Holy Spirit is the gateway of our spirit and God’s presence, as the Holy Spirit is also known as God’s Spirit.  

God is the omnipotent, all-powerful divine being, so it would be very challenging for us to deny Him for the rest of our lives. 

Since God is our heavenly Father as well, who loves all of us so much, why don’t we start or prioritize our relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ? 

Jesus’ Presence 

As Jesus Christ has bridged people and God according to 1 Timothy chapter 2, verse 5, “For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus.” Therefore, we can know God through faith in Jesus, especially when the curtain of God’s temple tore open as soon as Jesus sacrificed His life on the cross. 

Human beings have been separated from God. However, God sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to be sacrificed on our behalf to take our death penalties away. 

Although we can still sin by not being obedient to God, He is a forgiving God since He has loved all people so much from the beginning. As God forgives with much patience, He desperately waits for us to come to Him through faith in Christ with a surrendered heart. 

The Holy Spirit’s Presence 

Furthermore, since following Jesus challenges us, we have been given the Holy Spirit as long as we accept to follow Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. The Holy Spirit prompts and convicts us to follow God’s voice in response following Jesus. We do good works by following Jesus and God’s voice. 

The Holy Trinity 

Although God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit are different Divine Beings, they are so united that they are one. 

Therefore, it may confuse us as to which is which, but I comprehend the identity of each divine being like this: 

God cannot be known without Jesus and the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit cannot be known without Jesus. In other words, believing in Jesus is the foundation of experiencing God and the Holy Spirit in our lives.  

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