He answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6 (NKJV)
A sense of enigma often surrounds the biblical teaching on the Holy Spirit. Our concept of God the Father is firmly established. Our perception of the Son, Jesus Christ, is clear. But when it comes to identifying the Holy Spirit, our description and understanding are often muddled.
However, apart from a firm grasp of the Holy Spirit’s identity and function, it is unlikely we will make any visible progress in the spiritual realm. Ignorance of His work and ministry has stymied the growth and joy of millions of Christians through the ages. Misconceptions of His activity have led equal numbers down the disillusioning path of FALSE DOCTRINE.
Defining Him in the context of personal experience has diluted and distorted His unchanging nature and function. Examining the Scriptures, you can discover the identity and work of the Holy Spirit. In the process, you can lay a foundation for a new dimension in Christian living that transforms your thoughts, motivations, and behavior through His supernatural influence.