Some have been Christians for years, yet they don’t even know what the Holy Ghost is. Others mistake the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be the Holy Ghost Itself.
Let us explain the Biblical descriptions of the Holy Ghost beginning with this post I have entitled The Holy Ghost Part 1.
THE HOLY GHOST IS THE SPIRIT OF POWER
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The disciples went into an upper room in Jerusalem, to wait for the power of Holy Ghost to come upon them (Acts 1:13-15). Ten days later the Holy Ghost fell upon them, and they were filled with the power of God to the extent that they could heal the sick, and raise the dead.
When a person is baptized with the Holy Ghost, he or she can lay hands on the sick, and they will be healed; and these signs shall follow them that believe (Mark 16:17). There is nothing that can stand in the way of a Holy Ghost filled person, John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Because He (the Holy Ghost) that is in them is greater than he (the Devil) that is in the world: 1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
A person can receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and then fail to demonstrate the power of the Holy Ghost. They have got the power but It only need the key of faith to unlock the power within them.
Satan can impersonate every gift of God to the extent that one can even speak with tongues, heal the sick, and prophesy without being filled with the Holy Ghost. Therefore to have a gift of the Holy Spirit like speaking in tongues or prophesying does not necessarily mean that you have the Holy Ghost.
A person who is anointed with the wrong spirit can do signs and wonders because of the law of faith (Matt 17:20). He or she may even think that it’s the power of spirits that are anointing them doing it, but its not. THEIR faith is the one doing them miracles.
This explains why a person can perform rituals or enchantments in order to do miraculous things; in fact his faith is the one doing them things. Why? Because the law of faith states that if you say whatever you want to happen and don’t doubt it, it’ll happen instantly or eventually, depending on your level of faith.
That is the reason why Jesus warned us of false Christs:
Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
These false christs (anointed) ones cannot deceive a believer because he knows God’s Word, and can test whether the anointing on a person is of the Holy Spirit by the Word of God.
Any spirit that denies God’s Word, a part of It or all of It is of the devil: 1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
The Holy Spirit acknowledges the Word of God because It is the One that inspired men who wrote the Bible therefore It cannot deny what It said:
2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.