Holy Spirit Reflection

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For many of believers, knowledge about God and Jesus is easily grasped. Many Christians can tell you who God and Jesus are, what they are like, and the roles they should play in the believer’s life. But when it comes to the Holy Spirit, many Christians don’t know who He is or the role He should be playing in their lives. Studying and learning about the Holy Spirit is just as important as studying about God or Jesus. The Holy Spirit is the third part of the Trinity; it is important to understand that all three parts are equal. God is not higher than Jesus; Jesus is not higher than the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit is not higher than God. The Holy Spirit is the part of the Trinity that is most personal to us, as He lives in our hearts and…show more content…
According to Montanus, at his baptism he began to speak in tongues and prophesy. He believed that the prophecies he and his disciples were sharing illuminated the Scriptures, and that the Holy Spirit would raise up more spirit lead prophets. This group put a strong emphasize on living a life that reflected the Bible.  Charles Parham, the head of a small Bible school in Kansas, had his students study the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The students decided unanimously that the Bible did support baptism of the Holy Spirit. They decided that after a person was converted they could be baptized by the Spirit which would be evident by the new convert speaking in tongues. This is seen as the commencement of the “Pentecostal” movement.  The black holiness preacher, William Seymour, furthered the Pentecostal movement in 1906. Seymour was a former student of Parham. He, together with Parham, held revival meetings around the country. Seymour eventually was invited to speak in a church in L.A. After those meetings, Seymour met a new friend who eventually helped him secure an old Methodist church in LA to use as a meeting place for Seymour and his followers. These revival meeting escalated the Pentecostal movement, triggering it to move throughout the U.S. and other

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