THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead.
there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father,
the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."
Holy Spirit is mentioned together with God the Father
and Jesus Christ in various scriptures.
3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
is part of the Godhead mentioned in:
Holy Spirit has several aspects:
hundred times He is referred to as the Holy Spirit.
must be a reason why this adjective "Holy" is used to
describe Him. It is because His character is holy.
is called the Spirit of Holiness which is the very essence
of His being.
declared to be the Son of God with power, according
to the spirit of holiness..."
is a Spirit, does not have a fleshly body and does not
have fleshly limitations. He can come, go and move like
wind, water, rain and fire.
is a Person.
we know that the Holy Spirit is a Person and has all
the elements of Personality. He has distinctive elements
such as a mind, emotions and a will. He sees, hears,
feels, speaks and makes decisions. He has intelligence,
knowledge, reason and feelings.
all His plans and works there is precision and perfection.
following scriptures clearly reveal the mind, emotions,
will and actions of the person of the Holy Spirit:
he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind
of the Spirit."
for the love of the Spirit."
walking in the comfort of the Holy Ghost."
" >Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near,
and join thyself to this chariot."
Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him,
behold, three men seek thee.
therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting
nothing: for I have sent them."
when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region
of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to
preach the word in Asia,
they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia:
but the Spirit suffered them not."
the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things
that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the churches;"
the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us."
one hundred and sixty passages in the Bible reveal the
activities of the Holy Spirit and here are some of them:
the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
his spirit he hath garnished the heavens;"
is clear in the Bible, that the Holy Spirit had a significant
role in the creation of the heavens and the earth. He
was the co-creator of the Universe and helped to garnish
and beautify it. He had a part in the creation of man.
sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou
renewest the face of the earth."
spirit of God hath made me."
Holy Spirit works in the lives of men and women.
receive special enduements, special power and creative
abilities from Him.
is an example:
the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
I have called by name Bezaleel:
I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom,
and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner
Holy Spirit comes upon men.
literally clothes them with His presence.
the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon."
the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day
Holy Spirit rests upon men
the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and
took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto
the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when
the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did
Holy Spirit moves men into action.
the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in
the camp of Dan.
Holy Spirit comes into men.
Pharaoh said unto his servants, can we find such a one
as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?"
thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit."
at the last Daniel came in before me in whom is the
Spirit of the holy gods:"
are ninety New Testament references to the Holy Spirit.
is given eighteen titles that are divided into three
that express His relationship to God namely:
Spirit of God
Spirit of the Lord
Spirit of the Lord God
of the Almighty
of the Almighty
that express His character namely:
that express His operations in and through men:
of the fear of the Lord
are also nine symbols of the Holy Spirit given in the
he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove."
wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the
sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of
whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him
shall never thirst;"
that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out
of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
this spake he of the Spirit."
Rain and Showers
shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers
that water the earth."
A well of water
the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well
of water springing up into everlasting life."
Tongues of fire
there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire,
and it sat upon each of them."
Oil and anointing
the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps."
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and
new wine must be put into new bottles."
be not drunk with wine, but be filled with the Spirit;"
Holy Spirit reveals Himself in the life of Jesus, in
The Holy Spirit prophesied about Jesus before His birth.
Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify,
when it testified beforehand the sufferings of
Jesus was physically born of the Holy Spirit.
the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: she was
found with child of the Holy Ghost."
Jesus was anointed of the Holy Spirit.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost."
Jesus rejoiced by the Holy Spirit.
that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit."
Jesus died by the Holy Spirit.
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself."
Jesus was resurrected, by the Holy Spirit.
if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead."
Jesus gave commands to his disciples by the Holy Spirit.
the day in which he was taken up, after that he through
the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles
whom he had chosen:"
present day Ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit continues to reveal Himself during the New
Testament Church dispensation. It is approximately two
thousand years from Christ's ascension to His Second
period is divided into seven church periods and they
are described in Revelation chapters two and three.
Ephesus was symbolical of the first Apostolic Church
and Laodicea of the last end time Church that will be
Holy Spirit manifests Himself as seven lamps. Each lamp
is for one of the seven churches. The lamps are symbolical
of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit during the church
is the initial prophecy given for the outpouring of
the Holy Spirit:
it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out
my spirit upon all flesh;"
Peter spoke of their experience of receiving the Holy
Spirit on the day of Pentecost, he spoke of them only
receiving a portion. He uses the word "of".
on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out
in those days of my Spirit;"
received the first portion. (The former rain.)
last church would receive the last portion. (The latter
are three different seven-fold manifestations
>of the Holy Spirit
to each Church:
there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne."
refers to the perfect light of truth and revelation
that the Holy Spirit has and brings.
seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits
refers to the perfect power and authority the Holy Spirit
has and brings.
refers to the perfect insight, knowledge and discernment
the Holy Spirit has and brings.
specifically the Holy Spirit deals with each Christian
in seven ways:
1. He reaches out to change sinful people
convicts them of sin and strives with them to bring
them to salvation.
the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with
man, for that he also is flesh."
when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin."
The Holy Spirit causes our spiritual rebirth.
does this by giving life to the seed of God's Word sown
in our hearts. He causes this seed to come alive, it
becomes a spiritual embryo and we are born again
into Gods Kingdom.
a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
enter into the kingdom of God."
born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible,
by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever."
the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life."
The Holy Spirit fills us with Himself, empowers us and
filled with the Spirit."
ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you:"
whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with
that Holy Spirit of promise."
The Holy Spirit fellowships with us.
communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all."
walks and talks with us, teaches, helps and comforts
He imparts the nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit to us.
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
He imparts the nine Gifts of the Holy Spirit
there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to
another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts
of healing by the same Spirit;
another the working of miracles; to another prophecy;
to another discerning of spirits; to another divers
kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:"
7. He imparts the nine ministries of the Spirit to us and uses us in His ministry
by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body...But
now hath God set the members every one of them in the
body as it hath pleased him... And God hath set some in
the church, first apostles,
secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after
that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments,
diversities of tongues."
he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;"
places Christians in their right order and position.
An example is given of the Holy Spirit appointing Paul
and Barnabas into Apostolic ministry.
Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the
work whereunto I have called them."
should recognize, appreciate and reverence the work
of the Holy Spirit.
are three things we should never do:
We should never sadden or disappoint the Holy Spirit.
grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption."
We should never hold back or resist the work of the
" >Quench not the Spirit."
We should never speak against the work or person of
the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven
should enjoy a very personal relationship with the Holy
was a servant of Abraham.(Genesis 24) >Abraham placed
his child Isaac into the hands of Eliezer his servant,
for care and tutoring. This relationship continued until
Isaac reached maturity at thirty years of age. Eliezer
is a type of the Holy Spirit. God the Father has given
His children into the tender loving care of the Holy
Spirit who governs their life.
The Holy Spirit is described as
our Spirit of adoption:
ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we
cry, Abba, Father."
Old Testament times, a child was placed under the tutoring
and governing of the servant until the child's maturity.
This was known as an adoption process and is very similar
to the adoption of children today.
we are placed under the Governorship of the Holy Spirit
until we reach spiritual maturity.
I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth
nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed
of the father.
Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under
the elements of the world:
That we might receive the adoption of sons.
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit
of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father."
this adoption process the Holy Spirit does five things:
He convicts us of Sin, Righteousness and Judgment.
when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and
of righteousness, and of judgment:"
He teaches and guides us in all truth.
when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide
you into all truth:"
He brings us to full spiritual maturity.
He comforts us.
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
He guarantees our inheritance.
whom ye also trusted, ye were sealed with that Holy
Spirit of promise... which is the earnest of our inheritance."
you want to have a fruitful, prosperous and successful
relationship with the Holy Spirit?
yourself to His authority and do four things:
Use all your spiritual senses to hear what the Holy
Spirit says to you.
that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith."
to and meditate upon the things the Holy Spirit says
they that are after the flesh do mind the things of
the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things
of the Spirit."
Be obedient and do what the Holy Spirit commands.
as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the
sons of God."
Live and walk in the presence and anointing of the Holy
in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the