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The Holy Spirit

These resources have been compiled to answer questions about the Holy Spirit, who He is and what His role is in a Christian's life. If you have any questions, please contact us! Feel free to share this page or download/print the PDF below.

What Is Prayer?
  • The Holy Spirit is the divine “Third Person of the Trinity” and is called God. 

 

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” - Acts 5:3-4 (NIV)

 

...these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. - 1 Corinthians 2:10 (NIV)

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. - 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NIV)

And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. - 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[a] so that we may serve the living God! - Hebrews 9:14

As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him. - 1 John 2:27 (NIV)

  • He has a divine name (“Lord,” 2 Cor. 3:18), divine attributes (“eternal,” Heb. 9:14; and “holy,” Eph. 4:30), emotion (“grief” Eph. 4:30) and can be mistreated as a sacred Person (“blasphemed,” Luke 12:10).

What are the benefits of prayer?

  • The Holy Spirit speaks through the Word of God. 

 

Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. - Ephesians 6:17 (NIV)

Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out. - Ephesians 6:17 (MESSAGE)

  • The Holy Spirit speaks to individuals. 

 

The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. - 2 Samuel 23:2 (NIV)

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. - Joel 2:28 (NIV)

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you. - John 16:13-15 (NIV)

“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.“ - Acts 2:17 (NIV) (Quoting Joel 2:28)

Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. - 2 Peter 1:20-21 (NIV)

  • The Holy Spirit speaks to the local churches.

 

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. - Revelation 2:7 (NIV)

 

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death. - Revelation 2:11 (NIV)

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. - Revelation 2:17 (NIV)

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. - Revelation 2:29 (NIV)

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. - Revelation 3:6 (NIV)

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. - Revelation 3:13 (NIV)

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. - Revelation 3:22 (NIV) (cf. 14:13; 22:17)

  • Since the Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of Truth,” what He says is altogether truthful.

 

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. - John 16:13 (NIV)

  • He speaks to us through the Gifts of the Spirit.

 

1 Co 12-14

How Should We Pray?

How Does the Spirit Indwell and Move In Believers?

  • He pours Himself out on believers.

 

I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. - Luke 24:49 (NIV)

But 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. - Acts 1:8 (NIV)

(See Bible Truths & Quicklinks on Baptism of the Holy Spirit.)

  • Believers should pray and “fan into flame” the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

 

But if I say, “I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. - Jeremiah 20:9 (NIV)

Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. - Corinthians 12:31 (NIV)

Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well - 1 Timothy 1:18 (NIV)

 

Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. - 1 Ti 4:14 (NIV)

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. - 2 Ti 1:6 (NIV)

  • Believers should then listen for His voice and speak what He directs.

 

But which of them has stood in the council of the Lord to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word? - Jeremiah 23:18 (NIV)

How can I learn more?

Below are some video resources on prayer:

The Christian View of the Holy Spirit

Dr. Randy Colver

Run Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes and 31 seconds

Sermon begins: 58:29

The Spirit & The Word, Our Only Hope

Pastor Pete Mullins

Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 24 secs

Sermon begins: 54:54

The Holy Spirit's Empower To Be Disciples

Pastor Joseph Tillman (and Melanie Tillman)

Run Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes, and 32 secs

Sermon begins: 56:39

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