The Person of the Holy Spirit

Discussion in 'Holy Spirit Baptism and Living' started by GodSpeaks, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. The Person of the Holy Spirit

    Do You Know the Person of the Holy Spirit?

    The Holy Spirit is not a force or energy, although he has power. He is a PERSON so we should get to know Him.

    What if we were with someone all day but they acted like we were not even present or wasn’t aware we were there, ignored us, nor acknowledged us? He is with us all day.

    The Holy Spirit can be lied to, as Ananias and Sapphira did. Only a person can be lied to
    Acts 5:3 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?

    He can be grieved and quenched -
    Ephesians 4:30And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
    1 Thessalonians 5:19
    Quench not the Spirit.

    He can be resisted and vexed -
    Acts 7:51Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
    Isaiah 63:10
    But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

    He is our comfort, and teaches us -
    John 14:26But 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.

    He guides us and reveals truth to us and things to come -
    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.

    He testifies of Jesus –
    John 15:26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me

    He convicts –
    John 16:8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9Of sin, because they believe not on me

    He is love, joy, peace, patient, gentle, good, faithful, meek, has self control -Galatians 5:22-23

    Holy Spirit is the anointed presence of God and longs to have a relationship with you. It will dramatically change your life. He wants to be involved in our lives. Purpose to be consciously aware of His presence. As you draw near to Him ask Him to draw near, and expect Him to touch you. He will gladly bless you with His presence.

    He wants you to experience the touch of His glory; one moment’s touch can change everything. Enter into that secret place and commune with Him. True prayer is not a chore, but crying out from the depths of our heart for a personal encounter with Him.

    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.

    Jesus is now at the right hand of the Father. When He left he sent His Holy Spirit to be with us.

    John 16:7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

    Acts 2:33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
  2. The Holy Spirit is Jesus Christ Himself, the Spirit of the Father, God almighty.
  3. Are you saying you believe Jesus is the Father, and Jesus is the Holy Spirit, that you don't believe in a triune God?

    Jesus Christ is at the right hand of the Father with Him in heaven. The Holy Spirit is here now in the earth with us and in us.
  4. Here are the words of Christ speaking of His ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit.

    John 14:18 I (Jesus) will not leave you comfortless: I (The Holy Spirit) will come to you.

    What did Jesus mean by this?
  5. He meant this:

    John 16:7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

    He didn't say He would come to us but said He is going away, but He will send us another helper.
  6. Better re-read it. He does say He will come to us.

    John 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

    So what does Jesus mean when He speaks of the Holy Spirit in first person coming to us?

  7. THe Holy Spirit now ministers to us and only speaks what He hears from the Father.

    I think all this is another subject anyway, not what I am talking about. Yes the Holy Spirit does many things. He and the Father and the Son all work together. But really this thread is about KNOWING Him, getting to know how wonderful He is and His presence. :) Its not just what he does for us, but how He is and who He is. Just knowing Him for HIMSELF.
  8. Thank you for this Thread :

    Yes Holy Spirit is a person of the Truine God ... Father , Son and Holy Spirit.The H. S. is a divine Person and is eternally in relationship with the Father and the Son ....
    Romans 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.

    Ephesians 4:4-There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

    The personality of the Holy Spirit ... Knows ... ( 1Cor. 2:11) Teaches ...( 1Cor. 2:13) Calls out ....( Gal.4:6)testifies...We are God's sons ) ( Rom. 8:16) and can be grieved (Eph. 4:30)

    OUr relationship with the Holy Spirit is personal and is working in our lives as Believers to transform our character to be more like Jesus.And if we are Believers the presence of the H. S. should indicate that we ought to live differently fom the world so that our lives are an example of the fruits of the Spirit.
  9. Dusty, good post
  10. 1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

    Because we are finate and God is infinate is is very hard for us to grasp the meaning of a Truine God because our minds find it hard to grasp these great Spiritual facts .

    But if we go back to the beginning of time we will see that God the Father , God the Son and God the Holy Spirit all existed. The work of creation was given to the Son ,and we are told that " all things were made by Him and without Him was not anything made that was made"

    But when you go to the 2nd verse of the the 1st chapter of Genesis , you will find that the Holy Spirit was there, moving upon the face of His creation .... or hovering " breath or wind " the Greek word " pneauma '

    After when Jesus went back to heaven , He sent the Holy Spirit to exercise a worldwide ministry and that is our mandate by the power of the Holy Spirit to tell others about salvation and eternal hope.

    Today the H. S.makes us yearn for God and takes spiritual truth and makes it understandable to us. All over the world the H. S. is wooing men and women to Christ and He lkives in the hearts of believers and helps us each day . To be Spirit filled Christians is to be the kind of Christians that God wants us to be.
  11. Amen.
    Now that Jesus went back to heaven, today we have the ministry of the Holy Spirit among us. Everything God does today is through the Spirit.
  12. :smiley40: as a believer I know i understand that the power of sin is so great that no individual on earth not even the strongest Christian can over come it with his or her own strength or ability it simply can not be done ,and yes Jesus went to the cross :smiley70: he died on the cross to answer the question ask in order to overcome sin , we have to have the power of the Holy Spirit :smiley40: the HOLY SPIRIT garantees all the life that comes from Christ and by the cross if we evidence faith in anything else other than the cross of Christ the Holy Spirit will not help us in fact that is the law .
    We must believe in the law of the spirit of the life in Christ Jesus , :smiley40::jesus-cross::jesus-cross::jesus-cross: which is walking after the spirit and we are told by God's word what insures the help of the Holy Spirit , having faith in what Jesus Christ did at the cross when I think of help from the Holy Spirit I know I must look to what Jesus Christ did :smiley40:
  13. :smiley90: what Jesus Christ did at the cross has made me free from the law of sin and death Romans 8:2
  14. Exactly , Godspeaks .... The Holy Spirit has Characteristics as you have mentioned . Through Jesus Christ the H. S. became available to all followers of Him . John the Baptist predicted Jesus as being the one who will " Baptise " His followers with the Holy Spirit ...

    Matthew 3:11-12.....,11"I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
    12His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

    Jesus promised us that He would send the Spirit to empower His followers after He had left them . Acts1:8..... 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
  15. The only Holy Spirit that I know of, I know personally and intimately by His Resurrection into Glory and Coming into me by His New Marriage Covenant and HIS NAME is Jesus Christ, by whom I am Fathered and I AM His Son!
    And I am His Witness of this.

    Son of Jesus :)
  16. Godspeaks ....

    I believe the functions of the Holy Spirit are to teach us and help us understand what Jesus taught and lived out and by gaining a better understanding we also pattern our lives after Jesus and not after the world. The Holy Spirit points us to Jesus .The Holy Spirit gives us discernment . Holy Spirit asks us " Does this make sense with what I know about Jesus and line up with the scriptures? " We are here on earth to be witnessess .

    Sin is unbelief , unbelief in Jesus.

    John 16:15

    15All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.
  17. I'm sure we all know that is your belief since you say that on so many thread and that's your name. Sorry, but I can't agree with that because here Jesus called us His brothers, not His sons.

    Hebrews2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

    That being said, instead of this continually coming up, as I mentioned before why don't we talk about other things of the Spirit, such as His mighty power. Or how we should let His presence flow through us in such a way that we are changed more and more like the Lord. Or other great things. :)

  18. Its so great how we can read the Word and its like it just leaps off the page, because the Spirit is speaking right to us about our situation and revealing to us His Words of life.

  19. Thank you God Speaks .... My sentiments exactly . I feel very bad that Son of Jesus keeps quoting the same thing and we all have responded in a very respectful way but he has not responded in the smae way and has just tried to get threads trashed . He has no respect for others here on this forum who are all of different denoninations and we are all trying to get along . I am very sorry it has to come to that Son of Jesus and am glad that GodSpeaks spoke out cause you have caused discention and caused my thread to be closed.

    This is a thread about the Holy Spirit and His Personality and not about us and our agenda. Please stick to topic .

    Galatians 3:26
    [ Sons of God ] You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus,

    Galatians 4:6

    Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."

    Acts 2:17
    " 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
    Romans 8:14
    because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

    Because I am a daughter of the most High God , He has given me the Holy Spirit for discernment . I am bought with a price through Jesus Christ , God's Son who has given me the Holy Spirt as a Comforter.

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