Holy Spirit is a Person
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Some think of the Holy Spirit to be an impersonal force emanating from God. However there are many scriptures that point to the Holy Spirit being a person. A person is a living, intelligent being, with a mind, feelings, and emotions.

Holy Spirit can be grieved.
1. Ephesians 4:30 (NIV)
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Holy Spirit can be insulted.
2. Hebrews 10:29 (NIV)
How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?
Holy Spirit can intercede for our behalf.
3. Romans 8:26 (NIV)
And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
Holy Spirit can teach.
4. 1 Corinthians 2:13 (NIV)
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
Holy Spirit can speak person to person.
5. Acts 10:19-21 (NIV)
While Peter was still thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Simon, three men are looking for you. So get up and go downstairs. Do not hesitate to go with them, for I have sent them.” Peter went down and said to the men, “I’m the one you’re looking for. Why have you come?”
Holy Spirit can be lied to as a person.
6. Acts 5:3 (NIV)
Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?
Holy Spirit is our Helper/Counselor/Comforter (Paraclete in Greek).
7. John 14:26 (ESV)
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Holy Spirit loves
8. Romans 15:30 (NIV)
I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.