The best way to discredit someone is to mock them, belittle them, make fun of them, and tell someone else how ridiculous they sound. It’s bad enough we do this to people, but some of us (saved and unsaved) have done this to the Holy Spirit.

In some circles, He’s a running joke. He’s been reduced to jumping, dancing, and fainting. Some pretend to jerk their bodies and talk in tongues.

Who’s behind this discrediting? Answer: Satan.

Satan has discredited the Holy Spirit because he knows if we properly use the Holy Spirit, his attacks will be instantly defeated. He knows we’ll have an abundant life, tap into our purpose, and advance the Kingdom of God.

So what does Satan do? He makes people feel foolish if they consult with and pray in the Holy Spirit. He causes division in the body of Christ about the Holy Spirit’s role. He influences believers and nonbelievers to make a mockery of Him.

Don’t get caught in this trap. Study and learn about the Holy Spirit. Learn about His role to assist us in obtaining a prosperous life. Jesus lets us know the Holy Spirit is a gift and our helper. So why wouldn’t we use Him?

Acts 1:3 After His suffering, He presented Himself to them with many convincing proofs that He was alive. He appeared to them over a span of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 And while they were gathered together, He commanded them: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift the Father promised, which you have heard Me discuss. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”