The word Holy Spirit in Hebrew meaning is Ruach Hakodesh which refers to the Spirit of God or the Spirit of YHWH (רוח יהוה), so Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God which enables us to communicate with our Creator whenever we pray and without His spirit, you can’t talk to Him.
According to John 14:26, Jesus says you will receive the helper, Holy Spirit whom the Father will send. So you can’t separate God and His Spirit and I can conclude by saying that Holy Spirit is God but unfortunately, He is the most forgotten God today, and most people treat the Holy Spirit the same way the Pharisees treated Jesus.
They loved God of Abraham but hated God the Son, they didn’t understand Him, they loved his miracles but denied Him to be the Messiah, He was weird to them, He didn’t fit in their mode, He was telling them the things they don’t want to hear, they didn’t love Him, they hated Him because they were so religious. You cannot be a religious person and be led by the spirit of God at the same time. No, You have to choose one of them.
The same way people in our days don’t want to be led by the Holy Spirit. They go to church, sing in the choir, want miracles, fight to be pastors, bishop or apostle, pretend to love God but hate to be led by His Spirit but if we reject to be led by the Holy Spirit, we automatically reject to be sons and daughters of God because the bible declares that those who are led by the Spirit are sons of God (Romans 8:14).
Because we live in a democratic society, people want to be independent and do whatever they want and claim to have freedom in Christ Jesus but free from what? Romans 8:9 (KJV) says But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His. Before we were the slave of sins, slave of satan because we were under his oppression but if we have changed the master, we are now the slaves of God who are led by His spirit.
There is no independence in God, we are only free from condemnation because Jesus paid the price but we are not free to continue the same lifestyle, because we don’t do what we want, we do what the Holy Spirit wants. And that’s a tough job to allow someone else to have total control over your life.
The Holy Spirit is invisible but real, is like a Wi-Fi, it has the power to connect devices to the internet to enable the communication with one another wirelessly within a particular area, if you happen to leave the boundary the Wi-Fi covers, you get disconnected automatically and the communication gets disrupted. It is the same manner, without the Holy Spirit, there is no connection or communication with God. The Holy Spirit is our Helper, Counsellor, Connector, Comforter, intercessor, Spirit of truth and the presence of God.
But how many people ask Holy Spirit a help or leadership in the middle of trouble or confusion, we run to people, right? Do you seek His guidance before you decide to marry someone? When your marriage is falling apart, do you consult Him before signing the divorce paper? What about birth control? Did you seek the Lord’s guidance and counsel before making a decision? The list is long…..
The bible warns us to lean not on our own understanding and knowledge but submit to Him in everything (Proverbs 3:5-6). So without the Holy Spirit’s leadership in every aspect of our lives, we have no legal rights to be called sons and daughters of God (according to Romans 8:14). Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 | KJV. So if we are the temple of God and His Spirit is in us we should do what He wants not what we want.