If you answered
“the Counselor” or “the Comforter” or “the Spirit of truth” or simply “the Spirit,” you’re correct. All these names refer to the Holy Spirit, sometimes called the Holy Ghost. You may recall from Lesson One that God is really three-in-one—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. When Jesus (the Son) was on this earth, He promised to never leave us alone. So after returning to heaven, He lived (and continues to live!) on earth through the Holy Spirit. We can’t see the Holy Spirit, but His presence
and power are very real.
One of the symbols used in Scripture for the Holy Spirit
is oil (1 Samuel 16:13). To be filled with the Holy Spirit,
then, is to have the “oil effect.”
Let’s discover what the “oil effect” is. What does the Holy
According to the Bible:
• The Holy Spirit helped create the world
(Genesis 1:1, 2).
• He directed the writing of the Scriptures
(2 Peter 1:21).
• He guides us to find the truth about God
But the most important job of the Holy Spirit is bringing a complete change in our lives.