But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you (Acts 1:8 ESV)
What is the Name of the Holy Spirit? Is His name Holy Spirit? In reality, the Spirit’s proper Name is not the Holy Spirit. The term “holy spirit” is a descriptor of a spirit that comes from God. It is not a name per se, but a description or rather by extension a kind of title. However, this title has become a proper Name itself for the Person of the Holy Spirit.
The Father is spirit. And He is also Holy Spirit by definition of what the description means. The Word, who we now know is called Jesus is also Spirit, and since He is also divine, He is Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit( proper name) is also a spirit and a Holy Spirit! So the description Holy Spirit applies to all the three personalities in the Godhead. But why is He(the Spirit) called Holy Spirit?
In Creation, the Word was revealed from Genesis 1:3 as words. These words could be heard by the natural ear if God enabled them. The Word then became flesh and related to us in the realm of the physical senses. However, the Spirit has never been revealed in the realm of man like the Word. Humans have always experienced His operations and power without a natural correlation as we have with the Word which came as words and later as a human being. The Holy Spirit has always interacted with humans as spirit, like the wind that produces effects but cannot be seen. This is partly why He is best described, and hence called Holy Spirit. When you call Him Holy Spirit, He knows you are speaking to Him. Jesus also called Him “Holy Spirit” above. In some instances, the Spirit is qualified by the Possessor such as the Spirit of God or the Spirit of Christ. At other times, the Spirit is qualified by a specific thing He brings or represents such as the Spirit of Truth. Again, all these are attempts to describe the One who essentially remains unnamed yet produces remarkable tangible effects in our lives.
Is the Father and His Word essentially Holy Spirits? ( NB. There is no article “the” before Holy Spirit).
APPLY THE WORD
The Spirit does not have a proper specific Name revealed in the scriptures. It is irrelevant to our salvation otherwise the Lord would have shown it. However, each time you call Him Holy Spirit, He knows you are speaking to Him. He will respond! Start talking to Him as Ps Benny Hinn wrote. Tell Him “Good morning, Holy Spirit” when you get up!
Thank the Lord for the wonderful Gift of His Spirit to us.