What is the Holy Spirit

Q. What is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is a Christ-centered and his ministry focuses on Christ. He changes us into the likeness of Jesus Christ. He is sent by the Father and the Son, to be a helper, counselor. (John 14:15) He baptizes the believer with Holy Spirit (into the universal body of Christ). He fills the believer with the Holy Spirit (Eph 5:18-21). It is not a once-for-all experience, it is a continuous process of sanctification. The commandment to be filled with the Spirit is dependent on the believer’s walk in obedience and dependance on God. (Eph 4:30, John 14:23) Holy Spirit enables the believer to overcome the sinful self (Gal 5:16-18) and empowers to act boldly to accomplish God’s purpose. (Acts 4:29-31) He gives evidence of His presence and working by producing good fruit in believer’s life. (Gal 5:22) He has given spiritual gifts to each believer as He wills, to be used in serving the body of Christ, the Church. (Rom 12:3-8, 1 Cor. 12:11, Eph. 4:7-12)

Holy Spirit is a person and not a force.
Characteristics of Holy Spirit:

Omniscient, Intelligence (1 Cor 2:10-11)
Omnipotent, creator (Gen 1:2)
Omnipresence (Ps 139:7)
Wisdom (Isa 40:13)

Holiness (Luke 11:13)
Feelings (Eph 4:30)
Will (1 Cor 12:11)

Works of Holy Spirit:
Teaches (John 14:26)
Guides (Rom 8:14)
Commissions (Acts 13:4)
Commands (Acts 8:29)

Restrains (Gen 6:3)
Intercedes (Rom 8:26)
Speaks (john 15:26, 2 Pet 1:21)
Man’s response to Holy Spirit:
Obeyed (Acts 10:19-21)
Lied to (Acts 5:3)
Resisted (Acts 7:51)
Revered (Ps 51:11)
Blasphemed (Matt 12:31)

Grieved (Eph. 4:30)
Outraged (Heb 10:29)

Holy Spirit is an equal in deity with the Father and the Son and not a subordinate.
Named with other persons of Trinity (Acts 5:3-4, Matt 28:19, 2 Cor 13,14)

All knowing, all powerful, eternal (see Characteristics above)
Begetting Christ (Luke 1:35)
Convicting men (John 16:8)
Regenerating men (John 3:5-6)
Comforting / helping (John 14:16)
Interceding (Rom 8:26-27)

Sanctifying (2 Thess 2:13)

What is the Holy Spirit: Bible Doctrine is a post from: Bible Study Lessons | Christian Bible Studies | Inductive Bible Study Guide

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