“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” – John 14:16
Who is the Holy Spirit, and exactly what does He do? Many people find the Holy Spirit mysterious and confounding. Why is the third person in the Godhead—the one Jesus said would be the believer’s ultimate source of truth and comfort—the source of such confusion?
In The God I Never Knew, Robert Morris clearly explains that the Holy Spirit’s chief desire is for relationship – to offer us the encouragement and guidance of a trusted friend. This insightful and biblically-based book moves beyond theological jargon, religious tradition, and cultural misconceptions to clarify what the Holy Spirit promises to do in your life: It’s time to experience the Holy Spirit in a fresh, new way—to meet the God you may have never known.
"The Holy Spirit: An Introduction" – John Bevere
The Holy Spirit is often portrayed as something weird. But the Bible makes it clear that the Spirit is not something. He is someone--a Person who has promised to never leave your side. In this interactive book, John Bevere invites you into a personal discovery of the most ignored and misunderstood Person in the Church: the Holy Spirit.
"Overcoming Hindrances to Receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit" - John Osteen
"Receive the Holy Spirit" - John Osteen
"Experiencing The Holy Spirit" - Andrew Murray
From the Scriptures, Andrew Murray
discusses the importance and power of the Holy Spirit in the Christian's
life. While exploring the biblical promises relating to the Spirit,
Murray explains how you can learn the secret of spiritual growth, be led
by the Holy Spirit, live in victory over sin, and claim your
inheritance in Christ. Discover the life-changing benefits of being
filled with the Holy Spirit. As God's divine power flows into your heart
and permanently transforms your life, you will excel to new heights in
your Christian maturity!
Scriptures on The Holy Spirit
For with stammering lips and another
tongue He will speak to this people, To whom He said, “This is the rest
with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the
I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose
sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy
Spirit and fire.
And these signs will follow those who
believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new
tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly,
it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they
If you then, being evil, know how to give
good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father
give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!
If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and
drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his
heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning
the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy
Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
And I will pray the Father, and He will
give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit
of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor
knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the
Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to
your remembrance all things that I said to you.
It is to your advantage that I go away;
for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I
depart, I will send Him to you.
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. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine
and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine.
Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
And being assembled together with them, He
commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the
Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for
John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy
Spirit not many days from now.
But you shall receive power when the Holy
Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Repent, and let every one of you be
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you
shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and
to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our
God will call.
While Peter was still speaking these
words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those
of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with
Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the
Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our
weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but
the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot
When they heard this, they were baptized
in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid hands on them, the
Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.
For he who speaks in a tongue does not
speak to men but to God, for no one understands him; however, in the
spirit he speaks mysteries
1 Corinthians 14:2
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself.
1 Corinthians 14:4
Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue
pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays,
but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will
pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I
will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.
1 Corinthians 14:13-15
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.