THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: HIS EMOTIONS
BIBLE READING: 1SAMUEL 11:6; ISAIAH 63:10; MATTHEW 3:16; MATTHEW 12:31-32; JAMES 4:5*
THE PERSON OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: HIS EMOTIONS”And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by Whom you were sealed for the Day of Redemption.” Ephesians 4:30(NKJV)
The final proof of the Personality of the Holy Spirit is the Presence of His Emotions. To recap our previous devotionals, the soul comprises of three dimensions:
(1.) The Mind i.e., thinker.
(2.) The Will i.e., chooser.
(3.) The Emotions i.e., feeler.
We have established the Fact of the Holy Spirit possessing a Personal Mind *(Rom. 8:27)* as well as a Personal Will. *(1Cor. 12:11)* The Final Evidence that He has a Soul, thereby proving Him to be a Person, is His Emotions.
The Truth is that the Holy Spirit is the Most Emotional and Sensitive Member of the Godhead. When Jesus was being baptized, the Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit descended upon Him like a Dove. *(Matt. 3:16b)* This doesn’t mean that He alighted upon the Lord in the form of a dove. Rather, the use of a simile describes the Holy Spirit as being Gentle like a Dove. The Third Person in the Trinity is the Perfect Gentleman Who never forces Himself on anyone. He manifests where He’s being celebrated rather than where He’s being tolerated. *(Gen. 6:3)* His Presence awakens within us a tender conscience. He gets grieved whenever He senses sin or defilement around His Habitation. *(Isa. 63:10)* He also causes the Fruit of the Spirit, particularly Love, to overwhelm our hearts. (Rom. 5:5) He also inspires Holy Indignation within us, causing us to confront evil and wrongdoing. (1Sam. 11:6)* May our emotions henceforth be a clear reflection of His, that we may continually have a conscience void of offence towards both God and man. (Acts 24:16)
Heavenly Father, we exalt You for the Gift of the Holy Spirit. O Precious Holy Spirit, please cause us to manifest nothing but Your Emotions in all our dealings in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen
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