The Holy Spirit isn’t some impersonal power like “the force” in Star Wars.
The Bible says the Holy Spirit is God. He’s the third part of a holy trinity and possesses all of God’s characteristics and knows His thoughts and intentions.
The Holy Spirit shows up in a big way in the Book of Acts, but it’s not the first time he appears in the Bible. He’s actually mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments.
The Spirit is omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-8) and all-knowing.
“But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man
He also functions as our Comforter and Counselor (John 14:16, John 14:26, John 15:26). In Romans 8:14, the Apostle Paul says those who are led by the Spirit are children of God. Most importantly, the Holy Spirit empowers us to mature in our faith and become more like Jesus.
So, how does the Holy Spirit work?
When you accept Jesus as your Savior, the Spirit of God enters your heart. As you walk with God, you’ll come to recognize the “fruit” of the Spirit –love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). These are signs, tangible evidence that you are a follower of Jesus.
As we mature as believers, the Holy Spirit also offers us supernatural gifts. The Apostle Paul speaks of these gifts in the Book of Romans and 1 Corinthians. Each one works together, making us one “body” (a family) of believers, the Church (Romans 12:5; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31).