Who is the Holy Spirit?
March 7, 2021 / John 14:16-18
Ephesians 5:14-18, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, John 7:37-39
#2 – Who is the Holy Spirit
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14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
Our stems from our being
1 Corinthians 2:14–16
14 The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. 15 The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. 16 “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
Our of Christ comes from the Holy Spirit in us shining that on us.
37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ ” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Is the Holy Spirit Power or Person?
If we think of the Holy Spirit as a power, our thought will continually be, “How can I get of the Holy Spirit?”
If we think of the Holy Spirit as a our thought will be, “How can the Holy Spirit have of me?”
18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Is the Holy Spirit Words or Reality?
The Holy Spirit has Characteristics
27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
1 Corinthians 12:11
11 All these (gifts of the Spirit) are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
51 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you.
The Holy Spirit is
There are two words for another:
One word is allos, the word we have here; it means “another the first one.”
The second word, heteros, means “.”
His reveal His divine nature
John 14:15–16 (ESV)
15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
1 Corinthians 2:10
10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.
6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
His reveal His divine nature
The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
28 But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God
14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.