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Who is the Holy Spirit?

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{Lesson} Who is the Holy Spirit?
Sandy Warner
Nov 21, 2009


 
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WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
 
The Holy Spirit is a distinct member of the Trinity, separate from the Father and the Son Jesus Christ.  He has a personality and has a function within a believer’s life. The following is list of some of His personality traits and functions.


 He is a member of the Trinity
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19 NKJV)
 
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. (2 Cor 13:13-14 NKJV)
 
But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.  (John 15:26-27 NKJV)
 
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness.  (Mark 1:9-12 NASU)
 
He speaks as a person
 
As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2 NKJV)
 
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13 NKJV)
 
He searches
 
But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by his Spirit, and his Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God’s deep secrets. (1 Cor 2:10-11 NLT)
 
He reveals
 
All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me. (John 16:15 NLT)
 
He decides and distributes
 
It is the one and only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. (1 Cor 12:10-11 NLT)
 
He abides with us
 
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever… (John 14:15-17 NKJV)
 
He guides & foretells
 
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13 NKJV)
 
He sanctifies
 
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ… (1 Peter 1:2 NKJV)
 
He teaches
 
…for the Holy Spirit will teach you what needs to be said even as you are standing there. (Luke 12:12 NLT)
 
He convicts
 
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment… (John 16:7-8 NKJV)
 
He seals
 
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4:30 NKJV)
 
He quickens, gives life
 
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 KJV)
 
He empowers to witness
…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. (Acts 1:8 NASU)
 
He leads
 
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. (Rom 8:14 NLT)
 
He bears witness
 
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God… (Rom 8:16-17 NKJV)
 
He intercedes
 
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Rom 8:26 NKJV)
 
He bears fruit
 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Gal 5:22-23 NKJV)
 
He liberates
 
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Cor 3:17 NKJV)
 
He glorifies Jesus
 
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:14 KJV)
 
He groans
 
Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. (John 11:33 NKJV)
 
He has joy
 
Then Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever, and for revealing it to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way. (Luke 10:21 NLT)
 
He comforts
 
The believers were walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 9:31 NLT)
 
He translates
 
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the city of Azotus! He preached the Good News there and in every city along the way until he came to Caesarea. (Acts 8:39-40 NLT)
 
He conceives
 
For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. (Matt 1:20 NLT)
 
He descends
 
Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. (Matt 3:16 NLT)
 
He speaks through you
 
For it won’t be you doing the talking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Matt 10:20 NLT)
 
He speaks to you
 
The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage. (Acts 8:29 NLT)
 
He casts out spirits
 
But if I am casting out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you. (Matt 12:28-29 NLT)
 
He compels
 
Immediately the Holy Spirit compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness. (Mark 1:12 NLT)
 
He is a river of living water
For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within.” (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. (John 7:38-39 NLT)
 
He gives the ability to speak in tongues
 
And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. (Acts 2:3-4 NLT)
 
He lives within you
 
Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? (1 Cor 3:16 NLT)
 
He gives special abilities
 
And now, dear brothers and sisters, I will write about the special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to each of us… (1 Cor 12:1 NLT)
 
He is received through faith
 
…and we Christians receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith… (Gal 3:14 NLT)
 
He is our guarantee
 
The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us everything he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people… (Eph 1:14 NLT)
 
 He inspires
For David himself, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said, ‘The LORD said to my Lord, Sit in honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’ (Mark 12:36 NLT)
 
 

 
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WARNINGS ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
Scripture warns us to honor the Holy Spirit with reverence and respect.
 
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©  Do not resist the Holy Spirit  Do not grieve the Holy Spirit  Do not quench the Holy Spirit  Do not lie to the Holy Spirit  Do not strive with the Holy Spirit
 
Do not blaspheme the Holy Spirit
 
Every sin or blasphemy can be forgiven—except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which can never be forgiven. Anyone who blasphemes against me, the Son of Man, can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come. (Matt 12:31-32 NLT)
 
Do not resist the Holy Spirit
 
You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. (Acts 7:51 NKJV)
 
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit
 
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4:30 NKJV)
 
Do not quench the Holy Spirit
 
Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thess 5:19 NKJV)
 
ý QUENCH: NT:4570  sbennumi (sben’-noo-mee); a prolonged form of an apparently primary verb; to extinguish (literally or figuratively):  KJV - go out, quench.
 
Do not lie to the Holy Spirit
 
Then Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You weren’t lying to us but to God.” As soon as Ananias heard these words, he fell to the floor and died. (Acts 5:3-5 NLT)
 
Do not strive with the Holy Spirit
 
And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” (Gen 6:3 NKJV)
 
Do not test the Holy Spirit
 
And Peter said, “How could the two of you even think of doing a thing like this—conspiring together to test the Spirit of the Lord? (Acts 5:9 NLT)
 

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  Do not blasphemy the Holy Spirit
REPENTANCE PRAYER OVER
GRIEVING THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
Lord I humble myself before You and ask that You will forgive me for grieving the Holy Spirit, the very center of Your heart and feelings.  I have disobeyed when I have heard Your voice.  I have tested Your patience for years, when you have spoken to me about my willingness to change and I have resisted. 
 
In the past, I have tried to control my own response to Your Spirit and felt strangely about how others respond to You.  Please forgive me for anything I have done to try to control Your flow.  I have not intended to quench Your Spirit and hinder You in any way. 
 
I have not wanted to despise prophesies, Lord, and sometimes they are too strong of meat for me to discern and I have turned my heart the other way.  Please forgive me for despising any prophesy that is from Your heart. 
 
I have spoken wrongly about Your anointed leaders and complained.  Please forgive me for quenching Your Spirit due to unbelief and lack of reception to their message.  I ask that You will open my eyes and turn my hard heart to receive Your message through all Your chosen messengers.  Neither do I want to blaspheme the Holy Spirit by saying Your messengers are operating with the devil’s power.  I do not want to partner with such sin in Jesus Name.
 
Please deliver me from a hard heart from having grieved Your Spirit.  Return, oh Lord, not just with a visitation, but rather a habitation where You fill me and dwell with me in Your fullness.  Eradicate anything in my life that has given You sorrow.  Please let us abide together as one.  In Jesus Name I pray. 

 


 
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TO EXPERIENCE THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
The more I get to know the Lord, the more I have learned to experience the Holy Spirit.  This is not a logical, non emotional kind of relationship.  It is a walk that is actually experiencing the Holy Spirit, Who is the emotional side of God.  The Holy Spirit expresses the deepest part of His feelings.  When we become One with Him, we literally experience what God feels and once we tap into this, our lives are never the same. 
 
The emotional intimacy made available in knowing the Holy Spirit is not widely taught or understood.  That is because few have touched the Lord to know His real heart.  The Holy Spirit is vulnerable to being deeply hurt and grieved.  He reveals Himself to His friends and shares His deepest groanings with those He trusts.  He has the purest of love and the purest of joy!
 
John 11:33-34 NKJV
Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.
 
Rom 8:26  KJV
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 
Luke 10:21 NLT
Then Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, "O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever, and for revealing it to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way. 
 
Gal 5:22-23 AMP
 But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,  Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
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