English, Arabic (العربية), French (Français), Hindi (हिन्दी), Table of Contents One GodThe Father and the SonThe Holy SpiritAn order of authority This page is also available in: हिन्दी (Hindi)One God Our “One God” is revealed in the…, Table of Contents What is the Holy Spirit?Spirit of GodSpirit of LifeSpirit of TruthWhat does the Holy Spirit do?AuthorTeacherComforter / Counselor / AdvocateConvectorIntercessorSealerWitnessGuideIndweller This page is also available in: हिन्दी…. When the Holy Spirit comes into our hearts, we become partakers of the divine nature since the Holy Spirit IS God's divine nature. Nicodemus asked. The Nature of the Holy Spirit and the Crucifixion, an Essay Abstract/Thesis In order to learn what has been revealed in Scripture, one must study the person of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity throughout the Bible. God is life and imparts life to us through His Spirit. Paul says the Spirit identifies our being in Christ. But the nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery because it has not been declared in the scriptures. 3) He testifies (John 15:26). 3:5-6). He is the third divine Person of the Godhead. More often than not, they will disagree among themselves as to the correct understanding of the doctrine they are discussing. Why do we have names for Jesus, but no names for the Holy Spirit? So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. Because the nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery, some have come to see Him as only a force. Jesus also shows the Spirit of God to be the power by which we are ushered into the Kingdom of God which other Scriptures equate with eternal life. (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 4:30) He is liberty. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. Peter told them that the Holy Spirit, which they had just seen manifested in a visible way through the apostles, was a gift that they too could receive upon repentance and baptism. Paul says we should allow the Spirit to control us and not our sinful nature. We see Jesus promising His disciples that they would be gifted by the Father with a Counselor, which is identified as the Holy Spirit. Life force of a person (Gen 6:3; Job 32:8; 33:4; 34:14-15; Psa 104:24-30; Ecc 12:7; Isa 42:5; 57:16; 63:14). The Holy Spirit, the voices of nature and environmental prophecy - Volume 67 Issue 3 - Rachel Muers Book chapters will be unavailable on Saturday 24th August between 8am-12pm BST. The facts from Scripture demand from us an acknowledgment of the unity of the Godhead and at the same time those interior distinctions between Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which we can only express by ur o word "person". His divine nature cannot be fully understood without God the Holy Spirit, along with Jesus and the Father. When the Holy Spirit did the work ofrevelation, He revealed a truth to a prophet. See John 3:5-8; Acts 2:1-4; John 20:22; 1 John 2:20. In referring to John, Luke writes: “for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again." pp. What had the Father promised? The expositions by which you sustain your position are not sound. 1) The Spirit’s Economy Reflects God’s Essence. What is the character or nature of the Spirit? PrefacePreface A study of the Holy Spirit—His Nature and His Work—is a very interesting and challenging study. Righteous behavior is evidence for the Spirit of God dwelling in us. God’s Spirit is not physical; it is non-physical and, therefore, physically invisible. In each case the different terms emphasize different aspects of the same thing, person, or concept. God expresses Himself to mankind through the Holy Spirit. that the Holy Spirit is a person, there are those who understand [010] us to mean that the Holy Spirit has hands and feet and eyes and ears and mouth, and so on, but these are not the characteristics of personality but of corporeity. “The Nature of the Holy Spirit” April 6, 2008 “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. With that we have to understand that we enter into a new awareness. The Apostles Baptized With The Holy Spirit To Reveal and Confirm All Truth 5. With it we also have to celebrate the resurrection of human beings, of Sahaja Yogis, who have been resurrected as realised souls. We see John the Baptist being filled with the Holy Spirit from birth. “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” (). When one looks at the many references to the Spirit of God in the Scriptures, it becomes apparent that God’s Spirit is an expression and manifestation of what God is. Having the Spirit of God in us facilitates righteous behavior. ONE GOD, THREE DIVINE PERSONS, CO-EQUAL AND CO-ETERNAL . So what is the nature of the Holy Spirit? The Scritures always refer to the Holy Spirit as “he” even though in Greek “spirit” should be neuter gender e.g John 16: 13-14; 15:26, 16:7,8 2. Men having fanciful views may bring together passages of Scripture and put a human construction on them, but the acceptance of these views will not strengthen the church. All of which has resulted to people being hurt, becoming spiritual stunted, being spiritually misused or abused, or just giving up on God altogether. * Elders are called bishops, overseers, pastors, or presbyters. For a comprehensive discussion of the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit, go to "The God of Jesus.". The study of the Holy Spirit is a neglected one. 5 reverse of the Calvinistic doctrine of ordo salutis, where God, through the Holy Spirit, takes the initiative to change our hearts. The N.T. Those who take this position get around being labeled polytheistic by maintaining that they still believe in only one God but define this one God as a family open to additional members unlike what they view as a closed Godhead under Trinitarianism. The nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery not clearly revealed, and you will never be able to explain it to others because the Lord has not revealed it to you. Gospel Reading read by Ben Merrell Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John Glory to you O Lord John 1. That is why we see them meeting together on the Pentecost that occurred shortly after the ascension of Christ. The Apostles Baptized With The Holy Spirit To Reveal and Confirm All Truth 5. Attributes of the Holy Ghost. In conclusion, we can see that the Holy Spirit is central to our having a relationship with God. (see upcoming show time) YesNo. His work reveals four important aspects about the Holy Spirit’s being and nature. When the Holy Spirit did the work of inspiration, He caused that prophet to write, free oferror, that truth which was revealed. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. What is being discussed here is being born of the Spirit and it is discussed in reference to the experience being like the wind. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God. The Holy Spirit is called the Paraclete in the original Greek, which literally means “one called alongside to help.” He is here for you—and He wants to do a wonderful work in your life (see John 14:16–18). 4:30). Unitarians think of God as either a parent-like being or the Holy Spirit, and they reject the idea that Jesus was God. Jesus had been crucified and resurrected and proceeded to spend 40 days teaching His disciples before visibly ascending to heaven. Men cannot explain it, because the Lord has not revealed it to them. In this lesson, you will study biblical evidence proving that the Holy Spirit is a real person who loves and cares for you. Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996. Because the nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery, some have come to see Him as only a force. The Scriptural evidence indicates that what the disciples experienced was a special manifestation of the Spirit to dramatically demonstrate that the gift that Jesus had promised had truly been given. The Holy Spirit’s Work With Jesus 4. A more robust and trinitarian pneu-matology is gained by moving from presence to power to person-hood. Paul says we should allow the Spirit to control us and not our sinful nature. This can be difficult. sonal images of the Holy Spirit. KEY VERSES: And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him; And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Many were convicted. 12:31; Mark 3:29) also supports the idea of the Spirit’s personhood.5 Biblical Names and Images for the Holy Spirit Scripture uses various names for the Holy Spirit, each reflecting some aspect of His nature. The Holy Spirit Is God 2. Verses 36-37:  "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." their salvation, which makes the Holy Spirit's work of illumination possible. This event is often looked upon as giving birth to the Christian Church. Here we see that having Gods spirit indwelling us is what facilitates our belonging to Christ. And you will receive the. the Divine nature, an agent rather than a Person. THE NATURE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Recognition of the Holy Spirit is foundational to the theological belief system of Christianity. The Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit Page 2 The Holy Spirit's Personage can also be shown by abilities and activities, as well as by the fact that He can be offended, etc. The study of the Holy Spirit is a neglected one. Paul shows God’s Spirit is a Spirit of power, love and sound mindedness. Righteous behavior is evidence for the Spirit of God dwelling in us. Jesus identified the Holy Spirit as the paraclete, a counselor, comforter, advocate and helper. Spirit. … You should not be surprised at my saying, `You must be born again.' So we can see that having the Spirit of God is critical to our salvation and should also be the controlling influence in our behavior. This conclusion, however, is not accurate seeing that the Scriptures clearly teach that the Holy Spirit is a separate individual Being in the Godheadas seen in the following references: He is a “personage of Spirit” (D&C 130:22). Now the wind is invisible, isn’t it? Here we see lying to the Holy Spirit and lying to God as the same thing. Did it mean that they all could now speak in languages they had never learned, just like the apostles had apparently just done? The wind blows wherever it pleases. However the identity of the spirit is clearly revealed. The Nature of the Holy Spirit and the Crucifixion, an Essay Abstract/Thesis In order to learn what has been revealed in Scripture, one must study the person of the Holy Spirit in the Trinity throughout the Bible. The Work of The Holy Spirit With Christians Today 9. 4:1). Matthew 3:16 says "the Spirit of God" descended on Jesus as a dove at His baptism, but remember Luke 3:22 says it was the Holy Spirit. But, if God’s Spirit is in you, others will see the effects of that Spirit in your behavior, not different from how people see the effects of wind even though the wind itself is invisible. The Spirit of God is a Spirit of righteousness. Representatives from much of the known world were present in Jerusalem for this occasion. The symbols used in speaking of the Spirit are oil, fire, water, etc. Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1970. It must be understood that this was not the first time in Scriptural history the Holy Spirit was found to indwell man. Day One: What is the Holy Spirit There are many misconceptions about the identity of the Holy Spirit. But the nature of the Holy Spirit is a mystery because it has not been declared in the scriptures. John Webster, “The Identity of the Holy Spirit: A Problem in Trinitarian Theology,” Themelios 9.1 (September 1983): 4-7. He wants to seal, guide, empower, and fill you, time and time again. In retrospect, we can identify a very plausible reason for the manifestation of the Spirit on this particular Pentecost observance. Paul affirms the separate three persons of the Godhead saying, may “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14). Bibliography: Bavinck, Herman. How is God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit one God? Of the universe (Gen 1:2; cf. Holy Spirit His Nature and Work 13 Lessons Prepared by: PAUL E. CANTRELL 84 Northview Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 pecantrell@juno.com 2004 . They were baptized as an outward confirmation of their faith in Christ. You will also discover why He came and how He can make a difference in your life. When we seek to understand more fully the ways in which the Church is the community of the Holy Spirit, we can sum them up under three headings: community of faith, community of worship, and community of love. The Holy Spirit Convicts and Converts Sinners 7. So what is the nature of the Holy Spirit? Paul shows God’s Spirit is a Spirit of power, love and sound mindedness. God’s Spirit is counselor, comforter, advocate, helper and truth. And others don’t see God’s Spirit in you in that respect either. INTRODUCTION For the majority of Christian denominations, the Holy Spirit, or Holy Ghost, is the third person of the Trinity: the Triune God manifested as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit; each entity itself being God. Paul told Timothy that God’s Spirit was a spirit of power, love and sound mindedness or self discipline, as some translations have it (2 Timothy 1:7). John 3 1-8:  Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. The three persons of the Godhead are of one divine essence, same nature, distinct in their roles, yet unified, indivisible, and eternal. For a comprehensive discussion of the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit, go to. Being born of the Spirit is an invisible experience. John Webster, “The Identity of the Holy Spirit: A Problem in Trinitarian Theology,” Themelios 9.1 (September 1983): 4-7. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. The three persons of the Godhead are of one divine essence, same nature, distinct in their roles, yet unified, indivisible, and eternal. It then becomes inescapable to examine the Holy Spirit’s work in relation to the Trinity before, during, after the world’s most pivotal moment in history: the crucifixion. The Spirit of God is a Spirit of righteousness. In Psalm 51:11, David asks God not to take His Holy Spirit from Him. What about spiritual gifts, inspiration, and indwelling? Scribd is the world's largest social reading and publishing site. inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author and have been handed on as such to the Church itself. To demonstrate this, we have used the example of the three parts of an egg. Aspects many evangelicals misunderstand. Real Answers. The Nature of the Holy Spirit Lesson #2 Introduction: 1. When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?". This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 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