“Is the Spirit of the Lord straightened (restricted)?” (Micah 2:8)
Do we place restrictions on the power of the Spirit of God? Do we sometimes fail to see His Personhood and fall into the error of the ecclesiastical world and see Him only as an influence? Do we catch ourselves referring to the Holy Spirit as “it” instead of as “He”? The essence of personality requires the following three attributes: intelligence, emotion, and will. The Deity of the Holy Spirit is seen clearly in the account of the fall of Ananias and Sapphira ( Acts 5:1-11). When they lied to the Holy Spirit, they lied to God! (5:4) His intelligence and will are seen in Acts 13:1-5, when the Holy Spirit said, “Separate Me Paul and Barnabas for the work whereunto I have called them. “His emotion is seen in that He can be grieved (Eph 4:30). He is a Divine Person. He indwells the believer. There are no limits on His power.