Holy Spirit Bible Study part 3.

By Ray Foster

 

Outline:

Questions and Discussion - continued

Conclusions

Discussion Q3 Holy Ghost texts continued:

Through Jesus gifts of the Holy Ghost are modeled, demonstrated and given according to the will of the Father.

 

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Hebrews 3:7,8 The Holy Ghost appeals to our hearts to accept the Father as our God and King.

 

Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

See Ps. 95:7

 

Hebrews 10:15,16 [Whereof] the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

This [is] the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

1 Peter 1:12 Holy Ghost witnesses the gospel to us for our time.

 

Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

Jude 20 Holy Spirit helps us to pray.

 

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

See also Rom. 8:26

 

 

 

4. Question: What aspect of The Spirit is being emphasized in the 26 KJV texts with the words "Spirit of God"

Answer: The Spirit of God is associated with so many different activities and functions that it is not possible to identify any reason for the choice of name "Spirit of God". These are the activities that the "Spirit of God" are associated with:

God’s creation. Gen. 1:1-5; Job 33:4

Joseph’s lifestyle Gen. 41:37 – 40

Bezaleel’s workmanship skills Ex. 31:1-5, 35:30-35

Balaam’s words (against his will) Num. 24:1-5

Saul’s words 1 Sam. 10:9-11

The decision of Saul to go to war 1 Sam. 11:5-7

Protection of David from Saul 1 Sam. 19:19-24

Inspiring words of a prophet – Azariah and Zecharaiah 2 Chron. 15:1, 24:17-22

Breath in Job’s nostrils Job 27:2

Visions to Ezekiel Eze. 11:24

Sign of the Messiah at Jesus’s baptism Matt. 3:16

Jesus cast out devils by Matt. 12:28

Dwells in humans leading & making them sons of God Rom. 8:9,14; 1 Cor. 3:16; 7:40

Wrought mighty signs and wonders by Paul Rom. 15:19

Knows the things of God 1 Cor. 2:11

Inspires people to confess Jesus as Lord 1 Cor. 12:3

Seals people and can be grieved Eph. 4:30

Confesses that Jesus came in the flesh 1 John 4:2

Conclusions

 

     
  1. There is one Spirit of God. The Spirit of God and the Spirit of Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, is the same Spirit.

    Spirit of God = Spirit of Christ. Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

  2. There are different activities of the Spirit portrayed in Scripture. When the Spirit speaks for God, reveals truth or comforts with the direct presence of God the name used for the Spirit is "Holy Ghost" often. However the activities and the interchangeable names given to the Spirit of God, or the Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9, 1 Peter 1:11) are so varied that no specific activity can be associated with any particular designation or name of the Holy Spirit.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

14:17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

14:26 But 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.

It is noticed that truth is the emphasis of the Comforter – not primarily a warm fuzzy feelings – although comfort is an emotion.

3. I want to be filled, indwelled, guided and comforted by the Holy Spirit.