… but a beginning description we will create …
“Who is Holy Spirit?”
He is the Breath and Spirit of God.
He is the empowering force of heaven.
When the earth was formless,
Holy Spirit was the “womb;” encompassing and keeping it secure until the Godhead was ready to reveal creation again.
He is our Teacher, and Comforter.
He proclaims the mighty acts of God.
He is the One who seals within us the identity of God.
He is God.
He was from the beginning and will be into and throughout all of eternity.
He is the Great ‘I Am’.
He is One with the Father and Son; They the One True God.
He is The Spirit of Holiness.
He manifests as Fire, Water, and Breath.
His sound is the highway releasing heaven to earth.
Through Him the supernatural is delivered, transforming that which is natural.
He is not measurable; He is beyond time, space, and matter.
He is Spirit.
He is the character of God.
He convicts the conscience.
He is the mantle of God on us;
bestowing wisdom, counsel, strength, understanding, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord.
He delivers our life blueprints designed by God to us.
His winds move throughout the heavens and earth delivering the thoughts and plans of God.
His waters carry the breakthrough,
His winds deliver ministering spirits to equip us,
His Fire purifies us.
He carries the emotion of God’s love towards us; surrounding us with the love of God,
for God is love.
Faith in God and believing who He says He is, is important. This opens the opportunity for us (humanity) to love Him and to exercise Isaiah 61 in “real time.” His Holy Spirit enables us to steward what He has given us. Cultivating this in our spirit until we see the reality of “demonstrations of power” active in our daily lives, is the journey. Isaiah 61 is a picture of what He has enabled us to do through His Holy Spirit.
“The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me.
He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners.
God sent me to announce the year of his grace—a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies—and to comfort all who mourn.
To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
Rename them “Oaks of Righteousness” planted by God to display his glory.
They’ll rebuild the old ruins, raise a new city out of the wreckage. They’ll start over on the ruined cities, take the rubble left behind and make it new.
You’ll hire outsiders to herd your flocks and foreigners to work your fields, But you’ll have the title “Priests of God,” honored as ministers of our God. You’ll feast on the bounty of nations, you’ll bask in their glory.
Because you got a double dose of trouble and more than your share of contempt, Your inheritance in the land will be doubled and your joy go on forever. “Because I, God, love fair dealing and hate thievery and crime, I’ll pay your wages on time and in full, and establish my eternal covenant with you.
Your descendants will become well-known all over. Your children in foreign countries Will be recognized at once as the people I have blessed.”
I will sing for joy in God, explode in praise from deep in my soul! He dressed me up in a suit of salvation, he outfitted me in a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom who puts on a tuxedo and a bride a jeweled tiara.
For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers, and as a garden cascades with blossoms, So the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations.”
(Peterson, E. H. (2005). The Message: the Bible in contemporary language (Is 61:1–11). Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.)