Let’s face it. We’ve all seen the portrayals in movies or heard the dramatic stories from friends. Maybe, while attending a church service, we’ve even seen people “under the anointing”, screaming, falling over and shaking violently. When we ask what is causing this, we are told that it is “the power of the Holy Spirit”. So, the next logical thing is to ask: who or what is the Holy Spirit? And why does its appearance – or his appearance, depending on which side of the fence you sit – result in such manic and uncontrollable behavior?

We decided to do a bit of reading and came up with 2 pretty basic but helpful answers. These things seem simple enough but, if you’ve been searching – especially if you’re not clued up about religious jargon – it can provide some useful, preliminary insight.

1. The Holy Spirit is a person, not a ‘thing’ or just a ‘force’

2. The Holy Spirit’s purpose is not to make people fall on the floor or act all crazy. As the video below will show, His existence is for a far greater purpose than that

Taking this to the next level, here’s a great video we came across with some further thoughts on the subject. We hope it will help you. Even if you don’t understand some of the church lingo used, you’ll get the gist of it.

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