Who is the Holy Spirit? – Part Two: From Glory to Glory.

The Spirit of God is a transforming Spirit. John 8:36 says that if the Son of God sets us free, we will be free indeed; and Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (ESV).
In the presence of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit there is freedom – and this freedom is designed, by God the Father, to renovate us from mortal, material, earthly beings into the image of his Son, through his Holy Spirit:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17 ESV).
God’s Spirit is the Spirit of Freedom and Transformation.
Even though at the moment that we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we are washed clean from every sin and our standing with God is made perfect in him, our souls, our mortal bodies and even our immortal spirits cannot – as a unit – receive all of God’s glory all at once. The process of sanctification while we are on earth is gradual.
The Holy Spirit transforms us into the image of Christ, renewing our “inner man,” which is another way to say that the Holy Spirit is renewing our spirits and restoring our souls, day by day. The Holy Spirit is leading us on a straight path, from glory to glory, one day at a time. He is our Teacher and Guide. God’s Spirit is the Spirit of Sanctification.
"...the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life" (Romans 6:22b ESV).
Listen to Paul’s prayer for the church in his letter to the Ephesians:
“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ…” (1:16-20a ESV).
God gives us his Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. His Spirit is the Spirit of Power and Might, who enlightens our hearts and minds so that we can grasp the hope to which we are called and the riches of our inheritance in Christ. The presence of God’s Holy Spirit in us brings us enlightenment, grace and peace through God’s transforming power.
The Holy Spirit is also the Spirit of Adoption, whom God sent to dwell in our hearts as the Spirit of his Son, teaching us to cry, “Abba, Father!” (Galatians 4:1-7).
God opens the storerooms of heaven to pour out his riches on his children and everything we need to fulfill our calling is brought to us directly from the throne room of our Father in heaven through and by his Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit is the Spirit of Blessing.
Just look what God has done to prove his love for us! Romans 8:32 says, “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?”(ESV). Our Father has given us the life-blood of his Son, Jesus, so that through him we could be reconciled to the holiness of God once again; and he has given us his Spirit, through whom we are being transformed from glory to glory, back into his likeness as the Imago Dei the Image of God, as one Body and one Family forever and ever as heirs of Christ, according to his eternal promise.
"...because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us" (Romans 5:5b ESV).
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Freedom, Transformation, Sanctification, Wisdom, Revelation and Blessing. He endues us with God’s power to witness. He comforts, guides and protects us. He is the Teacher who brings us the knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. His presence is healing, and he fills us with supernatural peace, hope and joy. He is the Spirit of Truth.
Romans 8:1;14 says, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus… For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (ESV).
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