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Is There An Holy Spirit ?

                                       By Trevor Hartley

The third being of the triune God, called the Holy Spirit. Read about the power of the Holy Spirit. After the resurrection, Jesus told the disciple he will send the helper who is the Holy Spirit. John 14:25-28. If you don’t believe there is a Holy Spirit The apostle Peter and the believers after the resurrection of Jesus did experience and saw The Power of the Holy Spirit gave the Apostles power to perform miracles in front of many. The book of Acts records that Peter raised Tabitha from the dead, Acts 9:36-43. And then we see the apostle Paul raising a man from the dead name Eutychus, he fell from a third-story window and died, but the power of the Holy Spirit through Paul made him live again, Acts 20:7-12

The Power of the Holy Spirit was spreading to the point where one man saw it as business opportunity. His name was Simon Magnus known for his sorcery. Whenever we find good in the world evil is not far behind.

Simon offers Peter money for the Holy Spirit

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 Simon Magnus greed for money and power attempted to purchase the Holy Spirit from Peter. We can only say because of Simon’s background in sorcery he also wanted to create a business opportunity using the Holy Spirit for his Sorcery. 

   The story is recorded in the book of Acts  

 But there was a man named Simon, who had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, saying that he himself was somebody great. 10 They all paid attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is the power of God that is called Great.” 11 And they paid attention to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic. 12 But when they believed Philip as he preached good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon himself believed, and after being baptized he continued with Philip. And seeing signs and great miracles performed, he was amazed.

14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.” 24 And Simon answered, “Pray for me to the Lord, that nothing of what you have said may come upon me.” Acts 8: 9-24   

 

The Holy Spirit is the power of God and is God

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3

The Holy Spirit has a personality

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

The Holy Spirit appoints

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. Acts 20:28

The Holy Spirit intercede on behalf of someone

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. Romans 8:26

The Holy Spirit Leads people

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14

The Holy Spirit is a Comforter and Counselor

But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. John 15:26

The Holy Spirit will command

And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. 7 And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. Acts 16:6-7

The Holy Spirit knows everything

These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10-11

The Holy Spirit is omnipresent

Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! Psalm 139:7-8

The Holy Spirit is real and you cannot purchase the Holy Spirit neither for wealth, power or Salvation. The Holy Spirit is a free gift from God and is also God.

 

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