We have studied for a number of weeks now various names for God the Father and the Son. Now let’s consider some names given to God the Holy Spirit.
This designation focuses on the fact that the Spirit is Holy. All three persons in the Trinity are holy, but it is in the name, the Holy Spirit, that we are reminded of His inherent nature and character.
Believers should never forget that He is holy. Why? Because Paul explained to the church in Corinth: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
The Holy Spirit was involved in every aspect of the earthly life of Jesus Christ. His work in the incarnation was the basis of the angel declaring, “The Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). The Holy Spirit guided Jesus in all He said and did, so it is not surprising to read that Jesus was able to challenge those who attacked Him to come up with anything that was not right, good and holy.
The Holy Spirit was also involved in Christ’s death on the Cross. Hebrews 9:14 explains, “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God.” He also was involved in Christ’s resurrection (Romans 8:11).
By virtue of all this He knows how to make the living Christ a living, holy reality in our lives. Trust Him.