This last quarter we had an amazing class at our house taught by an older brother in the Lord named Erik Krueger who has really walked with God a long time and has a level of maturity in the faith that is rare to see. We were so blessed to have him teach this class in our home for six weeks with about 20 other people.
The class was about how the Christian life cannot be successfully lived out apart from knowing and being led by the Holy Spirit, for He is our connection on this earth to both the Father and the Son.
A major thing that was taught was about how the Holy Spirit is not a doctrine or a power, but the third person of the Trinity, and is God and is holy. Jesus is our way to the Father, but we are empowered and enabled in our coming and in our living by the Holy Spirit.
He is the One who teaches us and who brings to our remembrance all things. He is speaking to us, telling us what we need to know for today, for right now.
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Jesus said that it was actually better for Him to go so that He could send the Holy Spirit to us.
Getting to really know the Holy Spirit and learning how to be led by Him is one of the important keys of the Christian life, because it is in Him we are able to actually be empowered to live like Christ. We can't do it apart from Him.