The Spirit is a Person! I was thrilled to realize that the Holy Spirit has a face and a personality that I already knew! Of course "the Holy Spirit is as much a person as God is a person" because Jesus is the express image of His Father's person! This then released a flood of more texts that linked the Father and Son together."You say in your law that the witness of two men is true: I bear witness of myself, and my Father bears witness" John 8:17,18."The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand" John 3:35."For the Father loveth the Son" John 5:20"the only begotten Son which is in the bosom of the Father" John 1:18."the Son can do nothing but what he sees the Father do" John 5:19."as the Father raises up the dead and quickens them, even so the Son" John 5:21."all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father" John 5:23."For as the Father has life in Himself, so has He given to the Son to have life in himself" John 5:26."We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous" 1John 2:1."He is antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son" 1John 2:22."If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father." 1John 2:24."Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son" 1John 1:3.And there are nearly a hundred more!
The Bible became a new book. I was reading it with new eyes, and I hadn't even had cataract surgery yet! As I explored another of John's works, I found even more gems to add to my growing collection. Such as "...the seven Spirits which are before the throne" Rev 1:4. Jesus appears walking among seven golden candlesticks (the seven churches of Asia). And to each one Jesus gives a message, introducing Himself as "He that holds the seven stars", "the First and the Last, which was dead and is alive", "He which has the sharp sword with two edges", "the Son of God", "He that has the seven Spirit of God, and the seven stars". Jesus has the seven Spirits of God. This is shown in chapter 5 where He appears as a Lamb that was slain, "having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven Spirits sent forth into all the earth." Rev 5:6. If there was any doubt that the Son of God, the Word, the Lamb, was God, it is wiped away as He stands before the throne having all power (omnipotence), and all seeing, all knowing (omniscience), and omnipresence going "into all the earth."