Jesus would be with them always in the person of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth. [38] He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. This confusion arises from two factors. Hebrews 3:7-11. [2] And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. You expected the Holy Spirit to come to you in a blaze of fire, but sometimes the Holy Spirit uses subtler ways to try and reach you. Isaiah 35:1 Isaiah 35:1The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.American King James Version×ascribes emotions to the wilderness and says the desert will rejoice. or where shall I flee from your presence? said the LORD. Kutilek states: "Any honest evaluation of the King James Version leads to the conclusion that it has numerous defects as a translation, some major, most minor. [14] And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. Though the Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters at the moment of creation (Genesis 1:2), it was not He who commanded Fiat Lux (“Let there be light”). Now see from these verses what He does. Acts 8:29, “the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over and join this chariot.’ Acts 13:2, “While … … [23] Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Summary – Question 9 Can a Person Lose the Holy Spirit? Privacy Policy  Terms of Use. [15] Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints, In Acts 5:1-4 a man who lied to the Holy Spirit is said to have lied to God. The work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life is an on-going process of becoming holy through sanctification. The first is the use of gender inflected pronouns in the Greek language a difficult concept to understand for those who speak only English). The Holy Spirit leaving the person is seen as referring to a special anointing of the Spirit of God for a particular ministry. In Acts 7:55-56 Acts 7:55-56 [55] But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. The Spirit speaks. KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition . [33] But whoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. [6] Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; Of particular interest in this regard are His many statements about Himself and the Father, especially when He never makes similar statements about Himself and the Holy Spirit. • "Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior" (Titus 1:4 Titus 1:4To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.American King James Version×). Copyright © 2021 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. • "Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord" (2 Timothy 1:2 2 Timothy 1:2To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.American King James Version×). Yet obviously wisdom is not a person and does none of these things in a literal sense! American King James Version×; Matthew 11:25-27 Matthew 11:25-27 [25] At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them to babes. [12] For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. He saw God the Father and Jesus the Son, but no Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit came, His ministry would be primarily to believers. Isaiah 63:10. That He is the third Person of the Holy Trinity is made clear by His inclusion with the Father and the Son in such Bible passages as Matthew 28:19. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of guilt. There he saw "the Ancient of Days"—God the Father in this context—plus millions of angelic beings and "One like the Son of Man," the preexistent Jesus Christ. However, these analogies do not of and by themselves prove or disprove that the Holy Spirit is not a person. In addition to the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit, the Bible also tells us that there are 9 gifts of the Holy Spirit.. For the record, we feel that the 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit are much more important than the 9 gifts are. Without denial of the one Essence of the Godhead, the personality of the Holy Spirit must be affirmed and is subject to proof unassailable by any who accept the Scriptures as authoritative. Verse Concepts. After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. American King James Version×show us, is omnipresent. The marks of a genuine person are knowledge, feeling, and will. Romans 6 says that sin enslaves and reigns over human beings (Romans 6:6 Romans 6:6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that from now on we should not serve sin.American King James Version×; Romans 6:12 Romans 6:12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.American King James Version×; Romans 6:16 Romans 6:16Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?American King James Version×). He is not just an influence. 5 Bible Verses about The Holy Spirit Described As A Voice ‹ › Most Relevant Verses. In fact, for centuries some of the most influential religions of Christendom have attributed personality to the holy spirit. Yet clearly none of these things happen literally. The biblical answer to this question is threefold. The Spirit is also described by other designations—"the Holy Spirit of promise," "the guarantee of our inheritance" and "the spirit of wisdom and revelation" (Ephesians 1:13-17 Ephesians 1:13-17 [13] In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Misconception: The “Holy Ghost,” or holy spirit, is a person and is part of the Trinity, as stated at 1 John 5: 7, 8 in the King James version of the Bible. Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit. Without denial of the one Essence of the Godhead, the personality of the Holy Spirit must be affirmed and is subject to proof unassailable by any who accept the Scriptures as authoritative. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Informing Mary that Jesus would be supernaturally conceived in her womb, an angel told her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you," and the divine messenger described this Spirit to her as "the power of the Highest [which] will overshadow you" (Luke 1:35 Luke 1:35And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Ghost shall come on you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.American King James Version×). In preceding chapters we saw that the teaching of the Trinity, asserting that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, was foreign to the writers of the Bible and originated several centuries after the New Testament was completed. The Holy Spirit does everything. [24] Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? Matthew 11:19 Matthew 11:19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a drunkard, a friend of publicans and sinners. I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!'" The Holy Spirit, we should understand, is not only the Spirit of God the Father, for the Bible also calls it the "Spirit of Christ" (Romans 8:9 Romans 8:9But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. John 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. Retail: $34.99. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together. (The English "ghost" at one time had this meaning, which is why it's used in older Bible translations.) For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. [16] Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; … (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)American King James Version×righteousness is described as speaking. But these are not the marks of a person. [3] They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about to Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. Yet, as noted earlier in this chapter, the Bible also describes the Holy Spirit in ways that clearly show it is not a person. Answer: The Holy Spirit is the third Person in the triune Godhead. The Holy Spirit also renews us (Titus 3:5 Titus 3:5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;American King James Version×) and must be stirred up within us (2 Timothy 1:6 2 Timothy 1:6Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.American King James Version×). Yes, the fir trees rejoice at you, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since you are laid down, no feller is come up against us. . One of the ministries that the Lord revealed to us is that God has given to us every kind of proof that we would ever need to prove that God the Holy Spirit is a person and not a force. [14] Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of his glory. • "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" (Colossians 1:2 Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.American King James Version×). Can you really love someone who is impossible to know or understand? It was this anointing that left them – not the Holy Spirit Himself. The same greeting, with only minor variations, appears in every epistle that bears Paul's name. Psalms 98:8 Psalms 98:8Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful togetherAmerican King James Version×says the rivers clap their hands. [26] Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Similarly, the Holy Spirit is the agency through which God—Father or Son or both—acts. In contrast to God the Father and Jesus Christ, who are consistently compared to human beings in Their form and shape, the Holy Spirit is consistently represented, by various symbols and manifestations, in a completely different manner—such as breath (John 20:22 John 20:22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, Receive you the Holy Ghost:American King James Version×), wind (Acts 2:2 Acts 2:2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.American King James Version×), fire (Acts 2:3 Acts 2:3And there appeared to them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat on each of them.American King James Version×), water (John 4:14 John 4:14But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.American King James Version×; John 7:37-39 John 7:37-39 [37] In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. As 1 John 1:3 1 John 1:3That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.American King James Version×tells us, "Truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ"—the Holy Spirit is not mentioned. We know from 1 Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19–20 that the bodies of Christians are the Spirit’s temple. In the New Testament, Paul referred to it as the spirit of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 2 Timothy 1:7For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.American King James Version×). Psalms 148:4-5 Psalms 148:4-5 [4] Praise him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that be above the heavens. Here we read that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit. The Bible provides many ways to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is truly a person—that is, He is a personal being, rather than an impersonal thing.  |  Animal excitement, or the effect of it; life; ardor; fire; courage; elevation or vehemence of mind. In the final book of the Bible (and the last to be written), the Holy Spirit as a divine person is completely absent from its pages. KJV Dictionary Definition: spirit spirit. As we search the Bible, we will find that the Holy Spirit is the nature, power and essence of God. Perhaps this is what Paul means when he says that the unbelieving spouse and children of a believer are "sanctified" through the presence of the Spirit in the believer (1 Corinthians 7:14). Likewise, Psalms 65:13 Psalms 65:13The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.American King James Version×describes valleys shouting for joy and singing. which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?American King James Version×; John 5:18-22 John 5:18-22 [18] Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. And is the Holy Spirit a person—the third person of a trinitarian Godhead? The Father imparts the same Spirit to true Christians through Jesus Christ (John 14:26 John 14:26But 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, whatever I have said to you.American King James Version×; John 15:26 John 15:26But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:American King James Version×; Titus 3:5-6 Titus 3:5-6 [5] Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 1. It is impossible to blaspheme anything but a person. The Holy Spirit is the power and essence of God, not a separate entity or person that must somehow be held in higher esteem than Jesus Christ (for more clarification, see Is the Holy Spirit a Person?). American King James Version×similarly describes Daniel's vision of heaven. [13] Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. Theoretically most of us believe this but do we, in our real thought of Him and … For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. He elsewhere refers to "the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ" (Colossians 2:2 Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;American King James Version×)—mentioning only the two as God, again not including the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comforts us in times of affliction and hardship. It took hundreds of years for this doctrine to develop!) This does not make the hand a separate person. [21] She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, saying, Bible verses about Holy Spirit Draws. In 1 John 5:8 1 John 5:8And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.American King James Version×water and blood are said to testify and agree. American King James Version×), partake of it (Hebrews 6:4 Hebrews 6:4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,American King James Version×) and be filled with it (Acts 2:4 Acts 2:4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.American King James Version×; Ephesians 5:18 Ephesians 5:18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;American King James Version×). Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that from now on we should not serve sin. Misconception: Jesus’ apostles and other early disciples believed that the holy spirit was a person. This is why Peter in Acts 5:1-10 Acts 5:1-10 [1] But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, He grieves, He knows, He is eternal, He encourages, He gives understanding, He gives peace, He comforts, He directs, and He can be prayed to. There is only one God and He is the third divine person of the Trinity. Our beliefs must rest solidly on the teachings of the Holy Bible. Nor does it mean that the hand is the man. That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take to you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. Send inquiries regarding the operation of this Web site to webmaster@ucg.org. Peter noted that "prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21 2 Peter 1:21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.American King James Version×). This is one of the reasons that there are times when God the Holy Spirit acts as a “mother” to us in the sense of teaching us WHAT and HOW to love, to be gentle, merciful, and is even called our comforter. Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ. Repeatedly the Scriptures reveal that God imparted divine inspiration to His prophets and servants through the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 ESV / 8 helpful votes. Many people assume that the Holy Spirit is a divine person like the Father and Christ based on references to the Spirit as “he,” “him” or “himself” in the New Testament. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands. But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. American King James Version×), a dove (Matthew 3:16 Matthew 3:16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, see, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting on him:American King James Version×) and an "earnest," or down payment, on eternal life (2 Corinthians 1:22 2 Corinthians 1:22Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.American King James Version×; 2 Corinthians 5:5 2 Corinthians 5:5Now he that has worked us for the selfsame thing is God, who also has given to us the earnest of the Spirit.American King James Version×; Ephesians 1:13-14 Ephesians 1:13-14 [13] In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, [12] Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice The following are 10 ways the Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers. The second line of proof in the Bible of the personality of the Holy Spirit is that many acts that only a person can perform are ascribed to the Holy Spirit. Take a Tour ... Reference Bible, Center-Column Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version. The word "spirit" is translated from the Hebrew ruach and the Greek pneuma, both words also denoting breath or wind, an invisible force. To Titus, my own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. First, the Holy Spirit is divine. And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sits on the throne, and to the Lamb. The teaching of the New Testament is that the Holy Spirit’s indwelling is permanent. . For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. What does it mean to grieve or quench the Holy Spirit? (Hint: The early Church did not teach that the Holy Spirit is a person. 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