Knowing the Holy Spirit as a Person
Jesus said, “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” (John 16:13-15).
“It all begins when the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and draws us to Christ,” said Paul Backholer, “and we’re committed to cultivating an understanding of the work, ministry and the Person of the Holy Spirit.”
The Bible says: ‘When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance’ (Acts 2:1-4).
Jesus taught it was good He was leaving earth because the Spirit of God will come in His place to fill believers, lead and guide them into all truth (John 16:7). “Learning to hear, follow and obey the Holy Spirit is key,” said Mathew Backholer, “and that’s why ByFaith Media commits to writing, producing and publishing resources to support believers.”
One of the first books on the subject the ministry published was The Holy Spirit in a Man by R.B. Watchman, which is the compelling true story of a man who surrendered his life to God and followed the Spirit of Christ wherever He led. “Testimonies about the work of God’s Spirit are a blessing to help us recognise how to move forward with the Spirit of the Lord,” said Mathew Backholer.
Another book ByFaith Media released was Holy Spirit Power by Paul Backholer, with the revealing subtitle: Knowing the Voice, Guidance and Person of the Holy Spirit. Inspiration from Rees Howells, Evan Roberts, D.L. Moody, Duncan Campbell and other Channels of God’s Divine Fire!
“Throughout history, great men and women of God have experienced God’s power and walked under the anointing of the Holy Spirit,” said Paul Backholer. “This book explores how God’s Spirit moved in people’s lives and what we can learn from them.”
The ByFaith brothers continue to write for the ministry website and prepare new books to help believers walk with God and enter the fullness of the Spirit. “Rees Howells welcomed God’s Spirit to possess him,” said Mathew Backholer, “so our continuing focus on his legacy has resulted in several books detailing how the Holy Spirit led and guided him.”
Jesus said, “But when the Comforter comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me” (John 15:26).
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