Tonight, while at a gathering of believers, we were discussing what or who the Holy Spirit is. We were talking about the confusion that surrounds who he is and what his role is in the Trinity, and, more specifically in our discussions, was his role in the life of Christians and non-Christians. How do we know and/or experience the Holy Spirit. I thought, primarily for my own benefit, I would list out some of the element of who and what he is and ask anyone reading to list any additional ideas, or contest any ideas I list.
1. Regenerator–The first experience we have of the Holy Spirit is his enlightening us to the things of God and our own depravity. Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 3:18
2. Convictor–The Holy Spirit shows us our sins. John 16:5-11
3. Hope Giver–The HS points us back to the Cross and gives us hope. Romans 5:3-5
4. Giver of Intellectual Life–Through the HS we are able to seek Truth about God and all of his creation. John 16:13, Romans 12:2.
Any more wisdom would be greatly appreciated.