Pastor’s column-Who is the Holy Spirit?

Whenever we meet someone new, questions are always asked.

Posted Nov. 8, 2013

By Pastor Allen Wickstrom

Assembly of God


Whenever we meet someone new, questions are always asked. For instance, we want to know their name, where they are from, what they do a living, etc. The more information we learn, the better we can know that person, although even that is limited by how much time we spend with them.

We know our spouses and family members the best, because of living in intimate relationship and closeness with them.

I can know a lot about people that I see on television or in the entertainment industry or politics, by following their lives, but t it doesn’t mean that I truly know them.

If I saw them on the street today and called out their name, they wouldn’t recognize me, because they haven’t been introduced to me.

The subject of knowing the Hoy Sprit brings up the realization that for a great many of us, we have no idea who He is, what His personality is like, what He does, and how we can know Him intimately.

It comes as a surprise to us that the Holy Spirit is a person with feelings, purpose and emotions.

He is God and is part of the Trinity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and is not an “it.”

The Holy Spirit brings healing, forgiveness, transformation, empowerment, purpose, fellowship, comfort, fruitfulness and these are just a few of the wonderful things He does in lives.


John 14:26 Amplified Bible (AMP)

26-But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby,) the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause to you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.


Jesus told His disciples who and what the Holy Sprit would do when He cam. What an awesome promise! The Holy Spirit is sent to walk alongside those who believe and put their faith in Jesus Christ s Lord and Savior.

Hettinger Assembly of God is hosting the Study by John Bevere, “The Holy Spirit-an Introduction,” on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.

We would like to invite anyone who has and interest in earning more about the Holy Spirit to come and join us. Books are available and are written in a devotional style and are easy to utilize.

If you can’t make the study on Wednesday nights, and would like to do the study, give me a call and could set another night to accommodate another group.

Please call the church at 701.567.4348 or the parsonage at 701.567.2747 with question or to sign up.