Is the Holy Spirit a Person?
And Does He Have Feelings?
Yes! The Holy Spirit is a Person and He does have feelings. His feelings even resemble those of us as individuals and as parents.
At church on Sunday, my minister explained how the Holy Spirit can be grieved, vexed, resisted, lied to, tempted, blasphemed, and quenched.
He can be Grieved
Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
We can grieve the Holy Spirit by our lifestyle, the language we use, and the way we think.
He can be Vexed
Psalm 78:41 Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
The Holy Spirit can feel annoyed and angry based on disappointment. He can be vexed because of His relationship with us.
He can be Resisted
Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit!
We can push back and rebel against the Holy Spirit when He tries to guide and lead us.
He can be Lied To
Acts 5:3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
The Holy Spirit knows when we lie to Him.
When we honour the Holy Spirit it joys His heart to be with us.
He can be Tempted
Acts 5:9 Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
The Holy Spirit will judge believers for tempting him. There is a limit to what He will put up with.
He can be Blasphemed
Luke 12:10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
A believer who turns their back and denies the Holy Spirit by mocking or degrading Him blasphemes Him. God will not forgive the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
He can be Quenched
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench the Spirit.
We can reduce the influence of the Holy Spirit when we are disobedient in our mindset and lifestyle.
The Holy Spirit is a not a mysterious and wonderful power but rather a personal being who is infinitely wise, infinitely Holy and infinitely tender.
Yes, the Holy Spirit is a Person and He does have feelings. He is the third Person of the Trinity Who came on the day of Pentecost to empower believers.