Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
The Bible makes it clear from beginning to end that the Holy Spirit is not just a force or a projection of the Father and Son, but rather He is an individual divine person. The Holy Spirit has His own personality (Acts 5:3) and shares the same name (Yahweh) as the Father and Son. Therefore, He is equally divine (Matthew 28:19). The Holy Spirit is God because He is ever-present, all-knowing and all-powerful; just like the Father and Son.
David declared in Psalm 139:7-12 that the Holy Spirit is ever-present, Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 that the Holy Sprit is all-knowing and Moses recorded in Genesis 1:1-2 that He is all-powerful because He created the heavens and earth. The writer of Hebrews said the Holy Spirit is eternal in Hebrews 9:14, which means He has no beginning or end. Also, the Holy Spirit is continually referred to in the epistles with the same status as the Father and the Son. For example, Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 13:14, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
David wrote in Psalm 18:3 that the Lord (Yahweh) is worthy of worship. Since Matthew 28:19 teaches that the Holy Spirit is Yahweh, He deserves the same worship as the Father and Son. In summary, since the Holy Spirit is considered to be our Lord and has the same divine attributes as the Father and the Son (all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful and eternal), He is also worthy of our worship.
It is good and right to worship the Holy Spirit with the same kind of worship you would give the Father and the Son.
At the same time, remember the Holy Spirit draws all people to worship the Son of God. Jesus said in John 16:14, “He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.” The best way to worship the Holy Spirit is to worship Jesus by His leading and guidance.
The Holy Spirit loves to lead disciples to worship Jesus. Likewise, you honor and worship the Holy Spirit by offering up spiritual worship to God the Father through Jesus Christ our Lord (John 4:23). Join with me in worshipping the Holy Spirit by singing the Doxology, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above ye heavenly hosts; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.”
Do you believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person that is equal to the Father and Son, sharing the name of Yahweh?
- Repent of any false understandings you may have had about the Holy Spirit. For example, if you considered the Holy Spirit as an “it” instead of a “He” because you thought He was more of a “force” than an actual person.
- Worship the Holy Spirit with the different kinds of praise.
- Learn to be led by the Holy Spirit to worship and follow Jesus.