The Spirit as one who manifests grace is revealed in the titles, Spirit of Grace Heb 10:29 , and the Spirit of Grace and Supplication Zech 12:10. Each of these works requires the involvement of a person rather than a mere force, thing, or idea. Old Testament Religion - Psalm 51:12 An exposition of Ps. They will never get possession of the power they seek until they come to recognize that there is not some Divine power for them to get hold of and use in their blindness and ignorance but that there is a Person, infinitely wise, as well as infinitely mighty, who is willing to take possession of them and use them according to His own perfect will. If I lay down with the dead, there you are! An examination of the Scriptural revelation on the Holy Spirit will indicate that He is nowhere given a formal name, such as we have for the Second Person, the Lord Jesus Christ, but is rather given descriptive titles, of which the most common in Scripture and in common usage is the Holy Spirit. There is but one kind of entity in the universe that can be treated with contumely or insulted and that is a person. The Holy Spirit convicts the world.
Stephen Acts 6:3, 5; 6:55. His Work In Creation A. The Spirit poured out upon all flesh. How appalling might be the results if there were. He is God living inside of those who have accepted Christ as their Savior. They are similar to some of the over statements made by individuals like John Calvin and John Wesley. To see the worldwide church grow, we need to raise godly, wise and well-equipped leaders.
Thousands and tens of thousands of men and women can testify to the blessing that has come into their own lives as they have come to know the Holy Spirit, not merely as a gracious influence emanating, it is true, from God but as a real Person, just as real as Jesus Christ Himself, an ever-present, loving Friend and mighty Helper, who is not only always by their side but dwells in their heart every day and every hour and who is ready to undertake for them in every emergency of life. The alternative assumption is that we only allow the Spirit to partially dwell in us when we need to allow Him free access to every part of us. If you don't recognize these truths, you could end up losing your leaders and missing your most important goals. The knowledge that the Holy Spirit of God has taken up residence in our lives, that He performs all these miraculous functions, that He dwells with us forever, and that He will never leave or forsake us is cause for great joy and comfort. When unrelated comments get in the way of discussion, they will be deleted.
The necessity for distinctly spiritual worship is rooted in the very being of God: God is Spirit. Theoretically most of us believe this but do we, in our real thought of Him and in our practical attitude towards Him treat Him as if He were indeed a Person? There is a balance between the worship of the Lord and the work of the Lord. God Himself is in each and every believer, including me. The idea of encouraging a woman with a deep psychological fear of the dark to lock herself up in a dark attic to convince her grandmother of the power of the Holy Spirit, is frightening to me. First, He does a work in the hearts of all people everywhere.
The are many more questions rolling around in me. The Holy Spirit the only true Vicar and Vicegerent of Christ on earth. The Spirit of wisdom Eph 1:17 , the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord Isa 11:2 speak of the several ministries of God in teaching, guiding and strengthening the saint. That Spirit always testifies in connection, with the word, the Word of Christ 14:16; 16:14-15. Another instance of such association is found in the apostolic benediction recorded in 2 Corinthians 13:14. The Holy Spirit takes up permanent residence in the hearts of believers Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:13.
This is a collective reference to one Triune God. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth … He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. In several instances, however, the masculine pronouns are found John 15:26; 16:13, 14. The doctrine of procession has to do with the being and eternity of the Holy Spirit in His relation to the Father and the Son. Isaiah 11:2 An d the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. Thank God for this precious gift—the Holy Spirit and His work in our lives! The earth was formless and empty, and the deep waters. Since it is the Holy Spirit who initially inspired Scripture, it is not surprising that the Bible can speak in the present tense about the Holy Spirit speaking directly through ancient Scriptures to readers who were alive many centuries later see Heb.
Without water baptism, laying on of hands, or prayer for them, as with the Jews and Samaritans. The Spirit can be sinned against Isaiah 63:10 and lied to Acts 5:3. His relation to the Father and the Son is described as of such a character that if these are persons, he too must be a person Matt. His convictions will keep your from sin and from making bad decisions in life. The Spirit of God in the Old Testament longer 15.
They lied to the Holy Ghost; cannot lie to an influence Acts 5:3-4. Galatians 5:18 But if you are being led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. The proper statement of the doctrine is that the Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son, as the Son proceeds from the Father. Galatians 5:22-23 But is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. At least seventeen of His titles indicate the divine attributes of His Person.
The help of the Holy Spirit in our prayers might also be considered a different form of guidance see Rom. By the preaching of the gospel. The personality of the Holy Spirit comes out in the Old Testament as truly as in the New, for we read in Neh. But we need to continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, to guide us, to help us do the things God wants us to do. But it is not enough to believe the doctrine -- one must know the Holy Spirit Himself. Torrey does a great jo Very enjoyable read. In Isaiah, and in the Psalms, the twofold teaching concerning Him is His connection with the Messiah on the one hand, and what may be called His personal qualities, such as being grieved, or vexed, by ingratitude or rebellion, on the other.