• Larry & Janet Neville

The Holy Spirit a Person

He wants to have a very personal relationship with you.

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1. He Has a MIND.

Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV, For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.


John 16:13a, However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth;...


2. He has a Will.

Acts 16:6, Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.


You have someone living in you who knows the will of God for your life,


There is the GENERAL WILL & SPECIFIC WILL of GOD.


General will of God: Bible tells you …steal, lie, honor, faithful, . . .How to treat your spouse.


1 Thessalonians 5:18, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.


Specific will of God: We know by his Voice.


John 16:12-13, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.


The Holy Spirit Speaks to you.


3. HE HAS EMOTIONS

Galatians 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.


The Holy Spirit can have grief.

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” Ephesians 4:30, 31, NIV.


We lose the anointing. Not permanently, but as long as we remain in a state of irritability, defensiveness, and resentment, The Dove will be some at distance.


At the end of the day, the anointing that characterizes the Dove is tied to what you are as a person-day and night, at home or at work, with friends and

with family, at church or in solitude with Jesus.


Story: British couple sent to Israel by their denomination missionaries to Israel. Given home near Jerusalem to live. After being there a few weeks, they noticed that a dove had come to live in the eave of the roof of their home. They were thrilled. They took it as a seal from God on their being in Israel. But they also noticed that the dove would fly away every time they would slam a door or get into an argument with each other. “How do you feel about the dove?” Sandy asked Bernice. “It is like a seal from the Lord on our being in Israel,” she replied. “But have you noticed that every time we slam a door or start shouting at each other, the dove flies away?” “Yes, and I am so afraid the dove will fly away and not come back,” she said. “Either the dove adjusts to us, or we adjust to the dove,” Sandy concluded. They both knew that the dove was not going to adjust to them. They mutually agreed: they would adjust to the dove. This decision changed their lives. Just to keep a bird at their home!


Holy Spirit, depicted as a dove in each of the four Gospels, He is a much more sensitive than a turtle dove.


Larry