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Doctrine of the Holy Spirit – Part 1

16 May

Introduction: We will develop our beliefs about the Holy Spirit by studying Him and His working, strictly from God’s Holy Word-the King James Version, in 6 parts:

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded...

The Holy Spirit depicted as a dove, surrounded by angels, by Giaquinto, 1750s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. The Deity of the Holy Spirit

2. The Personality of the Holy Spirit

3. The Ministries of the Holy Spirit

4. The Names, Titles and Symbols of the Holy Spirit

5. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

6. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit

I. The Deity of the Holy Spirit – the Holy Spirit, though He is a tremendous power and influence in the emotions and will of people, nevertheless – above all else – is a Person, and that Person is God!

A. He is called God – Acts 5:3-4 “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

B. He is part of the Trinity –ย  1 John 5:7 ” For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Matthew 28:20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Notice the word “name” (singular), not “names” (plural). Matthew 3:16-17 “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 4:1 “Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” 2 Corinthians 13:14 “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.” 1 Peter 1:2 “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” Notice the equality shared by the Holy Spirit with the Father and the Son.

C. He is Omnipresent – Meaning He is all present or present everywhere at once. John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;” Psalm 139:7 “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?”

D. He is Omniscient – He is all-knowing. John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 “But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”

E. He is Omnipotent – He is all powerful with unlimited power. Job 33:4 “The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon theย  face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Job 26:13 “By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.” Psalm 104:30 “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.”

F. He is Eternal – Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

II. The Personality of the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit of God is a Person, just as much as the Father and Son are Persons. Therefore, He experiences all of the elements involved within a personality.

A. He is male – John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” Jesus called the Holy Spirit “He,” “Him,” or “Himself” 20 times in John 14-16. We also find how He is referred to in the male gender in Hebrews 10:15; 1 Corinthians 12:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; and Acts 13:2.

B. He has a mind – Romans 8:27 “And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

C. He has a will – 1 Corinthians 12:11 “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.”

D. He forbids – Acts 16:6-7 “Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.”

E. He permits – Acts 16:10 “And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.”

F. He speaks – Acts 8:29 “Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.” See also Acts 10:19; 13:2; Revelation 2:7; 3:6, 13, 22; 11:17, 29

G. He loves – Romans 15:30 “Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;”

H. He grieves – Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

I. He prays – Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”

The Holy Family with God the Father and the Ho...

The Holy Family with God the Father and the Holy Spirit (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 
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13 responses to “Doctrine of the Holy Spirit – Part 1

  1. missinf0rmati0n

    April 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm

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      April 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm

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        April 16, 2015 at 1:55 am

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  2. granonine

    May 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Good stuff, Anna. Well-presented.

     
    • Anna

      May 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you Linda. ๐Ÿ˜‰

       
  3. afriendforever54

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    • Anna

      May 17, 2013 at 7:44 am

      Yes, I saw that, and congratulations to you young lady! I saw that it is on Amazon. Maybe I could get it on my kindle when I finish the one I am reading by David Jeremiah, “What in the World is Going On?” God Bless You!

       
      • Lyn Leahz

        May 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

        It won’t be available on Kindle yet..I have to pay them $500 to get it in eBook. I’m sorry… ;-( Thanks and God bless you!

         
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