Now that we have made a distinction between the Father and Jesus, let’s discuss the difference between the Father and the Holy Spirit.
John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” Now we see a distinction between all three. The Father sends the Spirit, and He sends the spirit in Jesus’ name. We see three different beings here.
So what does the Spirit do? Why do we need the Holy Spirit? First off, the disciples needed the Spirit to remember all the things Christ taught them as mentioned in the verse we just read. Moreover, the Spirit gives power to those it comes upon. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” The Spirit gives us power to teach God’s message to the world.
The Holy Spirit also helps us with our weaknesses. Romans 8:26 says, “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” We may not know what to pray for or how to pray for something, so the Spirit intercedes for us.
How do we receive the Holy Spirit? Peter tells us in Acts 2:38, “And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” If we repent of our sins and are baptized for the forgiveness of our sins, then we will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The Trinity, made up of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, are all separate yet one being. They are all part of one being, God.