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What the Bible says about the Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is a “He” not an “It”

He acts as a person

  • He Speaks 2 Sam 23:2; Acts 1:16, 28:25
  • He Appoints Acts 20:28
  • He Commands Acts 8:29, 10:19-20, 13:2, 16:6-7
  • He Wills 1 Cor. 12:11

He possess sensibility as a person

  • He can be grieved Ephesians 4:30
  • He can be resisted Acts 7:51
  • He can be lied to Acts 5:3
  • He has an Intellect 1 Cor. 2:10-11
  • He has emotions Ephesians 4:30
  • He has a Will 1 Cor. 12:11

He is referred to by masculine pronouns

  • John 14:17, 26, 16:7-13

The Holy Spirit is God

  • He is expressly referred to as God
    • Isaiah 61:1; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 3:17
  • He is given equality with the Father and the Son
    • 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 2 Cor. 13:14; Matt. 28:19; Rev 1:4
  • He possesses divine attributes
    • He is eternal Hebrews 9:14
    • He is everywhere present 1 Cor. 2:10
    • He is all-powerful Luke 1:35
    • He is all-knowing Ps. 139:7-10

The Holy Spirit has several different titles

  • His major titles
    • The Spirit 1 John. 3:24, 1 Cor. 2:10
    • The Spirit of God Eph. 4:30; 1 John.4:2 (from the Father- John.15:26)
    • The Spirit of the Christ Rom. 8:9 (from the Son- John 16:7)
  • Various other titles
    • Comforter Paraclete – John. 14:16; 15:26
    • The Spirit of Grace Heb. 10:29
    • The Spirit of Life Rom. 8:2
    • The Spirit of Adoption Rom. 8:15
    • The Spirit of Holiness Rom. 1:4
    • The Spirit of Truth John. 16:13
    • The Spirit of Glory 1 Pet. 4:14

 

Jared Ruddy
Husband, author, and blogger who finds it very uncomfortable to write about himself.

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