Never, no never.

I love the Holy Spirit. It is important that I say right in the beginning that the Holy Spirit is a Person. He is a He and not an it. He is a part of the Trinity and He is formally introduced to us right in the beginning of the Bible in Genesis 1:1-2 which says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.”

What I love about the Holy Spirit is that He is my closest friend. No one knows me like He knows me and no one gets me like He gets me. Have you ever done something that made others judge you or look at you differently and you tried to explain yourself but they just didn’t get it? I know I’ve been there. Holy Spirit does not judge us, not now, not ever.

He is that kind of Friend that sticks by you and even if you wake up in a jail cell He will be right there beside you. That does not mean He agrees with everything we do or stops the consequences of our actions, but it means that He will be there with us to help us in our time of need.

Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

It is important to note that the word used for “leave” in the Greek language means to give up, omit, leave, to drop, to let sink, to send back. The word for “forsake” in the Greek language means to abandon, leave helpless, to leave behind. Isn’t that comforting? He will stay with us no matter what. Through floods, though fire, through pandemics, through toilet paper shortages, in any situation we find ourselves in He never leaves us.

Ps Steven Furtick preached on the Hebrews 13:5 version of this verse and noted that the language emphatically says, “never, no never”. I can see God saying, “Never, no never will I leave you nor forsake you!” Like it is the one thing that is impossible for Him to do. He is passionate about us. Meaning under no circumstances whatsoever is the Holy Spirit ever willing to leave or forsake us.

The Holy Spirit is our Present help in trouble. He is the voice in our ear whispering to us that we are loved beyond measure. That we are seen and not invisible. That our lives matter to Him and He cares about the condition of our hearts. He is the Spirit of truth who dispels all the lies of the enemy and He is the light that shines bright in our darkest our.

He is God. Always was, always will be. He is our fierce protector in the unseen realm. He is our covering when the enemy tries to draw close and He is the alarm bell when we are under attack and the strength we need to overcome. The Holy Spirit is truth and He gives life (see John 6:63, John 16:13, Romans 8:11).

The Holy Spirit is the One who helps us get acquainted with the word of God. He brings revelation to us when we read the word. He brings light into our dark situations and truth to dispel the lies of the enemy. He is amazing.

Love and blessings,

Melissa Tsingano

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