The Holy Spirit is God, and is equal to God the Father and God the Son, Jesus. Don’t ever speak of Him as “It” or refer to Him as an “influence”. He is not the power of God but brings the power. He is not the presence of God any more than the Father or the Son are “the presence.” He is God the Holy Spirit, and is set forth in the Bible as being distinct from the Father and the Son.
In the Genesis account of creation, He is seen actively engaged in the work of creation, along with the Father and the Son. In the Old Testament, He came upon men to empower them for service; but, when they were disobedient He departed from them. Read more