Sadly, we Southern Baptists (not all, but I estimate the majority) have a poor and deficient understanding of the Holy Spirit.
In the upper room, on the night before he was crucified, Jesus told his disciples,
But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me…
The Helper. The Spirit of Truth. The Holy Spirit.
Those who have professed their faith in Christ are very temples of the Holy Spirit.
We’re instructed to be filled by and controlled with the Holy Spirit.
He guides us. He speaks to us.
It would behoove all believers to investigate more deeply what God says in his Word about the Holy Spirit.
Get to know him.
Francis Chan; from his book, Forgotten God:
“There is a big gap between what we read in Scripture about the Holy Spirit and how most believers and churches operate…
If I were Satan and my ultimate goal was to thwart God’s kingdom and purposes one of my main strategies would be to get church-goers to ignore the Holy Spirit…
But when believers live in the power of the Spirit, the evidence in their lives is supernatural. The church cannot help but be different, and the world cannot help but notice.”