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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Holy Spirit as a person of the Trinity

How can God be jealous?

The jealousy of God is a difficult thing to understand because of the different meanings attached to the word.

What is glory?

God’s Glory

The Hebrew word for "glory" is from the same root word for "heavy/weighty". Glory refers to the sheer, mind-blowing, weightiness of God's presence. (And this metaphor fits with the extreme reactions of people in the Bible who get even a glimpse of God's glory. They are literally/physically blown-away, overcome, almost crushed at times as they glimpse the “weightiness of God”). As one might describe a King’s glory so the Bible tells us that God’s glory is so awesome that even the angels in heaven bow down on the ground before Him (see Revelation 19:1-2, 4).

How can I be full of the Holy Spirit?

The Bible teaches us that when a person repents of their sin and believes in Jesus as Lord they will receive the Holy Spirit. See Acts 2:38, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Galatians 3:2, Ephesians 1:13.

What is the Trinity?

The Bible makes it plain that God is one but in three persons Father, Son and Spirit.
In Genesis 1:1-2 we read:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (NIV)
This tells us that the Holy Spirit was involved in creation and therefore co-existent with God from the very beginning.
We read in John 1:1-3:

Free will or predestination?

There are many scriptures that speak of Christians being chosen:

Is Jesus an angel?

The Bible teaches us that Jesus is not an angel. He is God Himself, and the writer to the Hebrews takes time to explain this very clearly in the whole of chapter one of his book.

How do I relate to God?

The Bible teaches us that God is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4) and there are no other Gods beside Him (Deuteronomy 4:35, Isaiah 45:5-6).

However, in Genesis 1:26 God says Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and the plural words "us" and "our" which are used here, are Hebrew plural words which means "more than two". As we read through the Bible we are introduced to God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, all of whom are one God (Deuteronomy 6:4).

How can I recognise the Holy Spirit?

The first thing to understand is that in order to recognise the Spirit of God, we need to have a relationship with God.