The Servant Spirit

The Holy Spirit is your example of how to serve God. He humbles himself to serve God and you and is your example of how people in authority should minister.

He never promotes Himself but serves quietly and unnoticed. Always pointing to Jesus, giving Him the Glory for whatever happens.

He serves out of His Love for you and the way He deals with people illustrates His Character (Gal 5:22-23 the Fruit of the Spirit) which is also the Character of The Father and Jesus.

He fellowships with you; encouraging, empowering and strengthening you.

He guides and mentors you quietly and gently and never overrides your free will.

He will tell you all you need to know about (Duet 29:29) anything and does this humbly. Freely giving you the knowledge you need without requiring anything from you except for you to use it for the promotion of Jesus and The Kingdom of God (Jn. 16:13 and the benefit of others).

This knowledge is truly a free gift if God requiring nothing from us in return but if we appreciate it we will obey what we are told.

He does not force anything on you but patiently waits until you are ready to accept what He needs to tell you. He quietly and gently prompts you about any sin you have until you either repent or reject His advice.

He desires fellowship with you because He joys in the relationship He has with the 'sons of God' that joyfully follow His advice and guidance.

He will be with you now and in eternity, forever! So it is advisable to get to know Him now rather than after you die so that you do not miss out on all God has for you to do and enjoy together with Him. here on earth and later in heaven.

Life on earth is a preparation for heaven and The Holy Spirit is there to help you in this preparation for The Kingdom of God (if you let Him).

So appreciate the humility and the gentleness of The Holy Spirit. How He quietly works for your good. His only reward being the Glory Jesus will get from your service of Him as well as the Joy He, The Father, Jesus have in seeing you mature into the person they desire you to be.

Never ignore or abuse the relationship you have With The Holy Spirit and He will be able guide you and empower you to do great things for God and The Kingdom of God. Not great things in the way the world sees it but as God sees these things.

The Character of The Holy Spirit

He is God and part of the Trinity (1 Jn 5:7) Therefore He has all the attributes and character of God and is equal to The Father and Jesus in everything. The difference between them is solely because of the different roles they have chosen to assume. The Holy Spirit has chosen to be a servant to The Father, Jesus and us, in a way that brings no glory to himself, but instead brings Glory to Jesus and The Father and helps us to live and mature in the way God desires us too. In the same way as Jesus did not bring Glory to Himself but to The Father and did all He could for us in life and death.

He is called the Spirit of Holiness (Rom 1:4). His presence in or around something sets it apart as being sacred to God. It is interesting to note that in the New Testament no earthly places are declared to be Holy to God. Only people in whom the Holy Spirit dwells are Holy to God - His sacred (special) possession.

Objects and places dedicated to God are declared sanctified by man and not God. Only God can declare something as Holy. Man can only declare something as sanctified (set apart for God) and perhaps God may hear Him and make it Holy to Him.

However, things can be given to Jesus to be Lord of so that are parts of His Kingdom and come under His protection for His use.  Whatever Jesus is Lord of Satan cannot use.

He is the Spirit of Grace (Heb 10:29). He is the one who gives us all we need spiritually to minister. The Father provides our needs (physical side), but The Holy Spirit administers the, gifts etc., (the spiritual side) we need to minister and He encourages and helps us in ministering.

He is The Spirit of Glory (1 Pet 4:14). He is the Spirit that shows the Glory of God to all. He rested on Jesus and will rest on us in our life as we uphold Jesus. His presence refreshes and strengthens us to endure trials.

As He ministers to us and through us (2 cor 3:8) it also brings Him Glory because of what He does in and through us. This is unintentional as He seeks only to lift up Jesus and in doing so is Glorified Himself. In the same way we have reflected glory by our being used by Jesus. Jesus also receives Glory as people see Him in us through what we have been used and empowered to do for Jesus by The Holy Spirit.

He is The Spirit of Truth (1 Jn 5:6). All truth that we need to know (Duet 29:29) is revealed to us by The Holy Spirit (Job 32:8). He is the one that will keep us from error if we listen to him (Jn 7:17, 16:13).

Everything He does for us is for our best a result of His Perfect Love for us. Love being the basic character of His because it is a basic characteristic of God..

Admonitions in respect of The Holy Spirit

You are to use the Sword of The Spirit, which is the Bible, as it contains all the truths you need to do the work of God (Eph 6:17).

You are to use your reason as guided by The Holy Spirit to understand the things of God and not to add to them (Job 32;8).

You are to walk in the Spirit (be guided by Him) as then you will be doing what God wants you to do (Gal 5:25 26, 1 Pet 4:6) and you will no longer be condemned by The Law (Rom 8:1,2) and will fulfill the righteousness (correct way of living) The Law requires (Rom 8:4).

Because The Holy Spirit is in you (Rom 8:10,11) and helps you put to death (self-discipline) the flesh (Rom 8:13). You have freedom in The Spirit (2 Cor 3:17) to do the spiritual works of God and will not fulfill the lusts (carnal desires)of the flesh (Gal 5:16,17).

You are to wholeheartedly love others with a pure heart (1 Per 1:22)

You are to be continually filled with The Spirit (His presence, Eph 5:18) through faith and praying as guided by Him (Jude 10). This infilling of the soul occurs as you give more and more of your self to Jesus to be Lord of. Deliverance in some area of your life may be needed for this.

We are to pray always guided by Holy Spirit. Then you will know we are praying in accordance with the Will of God and your prayers will be answered (Eph 6:18 ) and your faith encouraged.

Do not; grieve (Break the heart of ) The Holy Spirit, cause Him to feel sorrow (Eph 4:30) or quench (Suppress or crush completely) the Holy Spirit in you (1 The 5:19)

Other activities of he Holy Spirit

In heaven The Holy Spirit and The Body work as one (Rev 22:17).

Jesus offered His Blood through The Holy Spirit (Heb 9:14)

He showed Jesus was just and righteous before God (1 Tim 3:16)

He raised Jesus to life (1 Pet 3:18).