Holy Spirit performs personal acts
This short teaching, explains and gives you a list of Bible verses on how The Holy Spirit performed personal acts. You can use it as your own personal study or use it to teach others.
The Holy Spirit is the most misunderstood person of the Godhead. Yet He is one of the foremost truths of redemption. Therefore, it is vital that everyone who professes to be a Christian and disciple of Jesus Christ should seek to know all they can of the person, ministry and work of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the scriptures.
The Holy Spirit is mentioned more than 90 times in the Old Testament with at least 18 different titles. In the New testament the Holy Spirit is mentioned more than 260 times and is given 39 different names and titles.
In the New Testament Holy Spirit is mentioned in every book except 2 John and 3 John.
The Old Testament foretold the coming of the “last days” when the Holy Spirit would be poured out on all flesh, in contrast to the Old Testament where the Holy Spirit was available to only a select few in Israel.
In God’s plan, this present age has been given over to the ministry of the Holy Spirit and It is vitally important that every believer needs to know, understand, appreciate and experience the person, work and ministry of Holy Spirit in their life.
It is fear, formalism, religion (religious spirit) and ignorance that robs the church (ecclesia) from understanding the dogma of the Holy Spirit and make room for His blessings and ministry.
Biblically, dogma refers to a decision, decree or teaching that is considered authoritative. (Strong’s G1378.)
God desires to have a personal relationship with each one of us and God Himself comes and lives within us through the person of the Holy Spirit.
As a Christian we must come to know and honour the Holy Spirit as our friend, comforter, and indweller. and understand that they have the person of the Holy Spirit living within him or her, not just some impersonal influence.
The Holy Spirit performs personal acts
The Holy Spirit works.
(1Corinthians 12.11) But the one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing separately to each one as He desires.
The Holy Spirit searches.
(1Corinthians 2.10) But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The Holy Spirit speaks.
(Act 13.2) As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, So, then, separate Barnabas and Saul to Me for the work to which I have called them.
(2Samuel 23.2) The Spirit of Jehovah spoke by me, and His Word was in my tongue.
(Matthew 10.20) For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
(1Timothy 4.1) But the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and teachings of demons,
The Holy Spirit testifies.
(John 15.26) And when the Comforter has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He shall testify of Me.
(Nehemiah 9.30) In your love, you were patient with them for many years. You sent your Spirit, who warned them through the prophets. But still, they wouldn’t listen! So once again you allowed the peoples of the land to conquer them. (New Living Translation.)
The Spirit Holy bears witness.
(1John 5.6) This is He who came through water and blood, Jesus Christ, not by water only, but by the water and blood. And the Spirit is He who bears witness because the Spirit is the truth.
The Holy Spirit teaches.
(John 14.26) But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit 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.
The Holy Spirit instructs.
(Nehemiah 9.20) You sent your good Spirit to instruct them, and you did not stop giving them manna from heaven or water for their thirst. (New Living Translation–NLT.)
The Holy Spirit reproves.
(John 16.8-11) And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment.
9 The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me.
10 Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more.
11 Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
The Holy Spirit prays and makes intercession for us.
(Romans 8.26) And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
The Holy Spirit leads.
(Matthew 4.1) Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. (NLT—New Living Translation)
(Matthew 4.1) Afterward, the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the lonely wilderness in order to reveal his strength against the accuser by going through the ordeal of testing. TPT.
The Holy Spirit guides the believer into all truth.
(John 16.13) When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
The Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ.
(John 16.14) He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.
The Holy Spirit brings about regeneration.
(John 3.5) Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.
Vs.6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.
The Holy Spirit strives with men and women.
Genesis 6.3) Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.” (New Living Translation.)
The Holy Spirit convicts men and women.
(John 16.8) And when he comes, he will expose sin and prove that the world is wrong about God’s righteousness and his judgments. TPT.
The Holy Spirit sends messengers from God.
(Isaiah 48.16) Come closer, and listen to this. From the beginning I have told you plainly what would happen.” And now the Sovereign LORD and his Spirit have sent me with this message. (NEW LIVING TRANSALATION.)
The Holy Spirit calls men and women into ministry.
(Acts 13.2) One day as these men were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.” (New Living Translation.)
(Acts 20.28) “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church (ecclesia), purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders.
The Holy Spirit directs men and women in the service of Christ.
(Act 8.29) The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.” (New Living Translation—NLT.)
(Act 10.19) Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, “Three men have come looking for you. (New Living Translation—NLT.)
(Act 16.6) Paul and the rest of his team travelled throughout Phrygia and Galatia, but didn’t go into Asia, as the Holy Spirit instructed them not to.
Vs.7) When they arrived at the border of Mysia, they headed for Bithynia, but the Holy Spirit brought them instructions from Jesus not to go there. (Remedy Bible).
The Holy Spirit also imparts spiritual gifts to all the members of the Body of Christ.
(1Co 12.7) So, the Holy Spirit works in each person to bring out the abilities and gifts best suited for that individual to use for the common good of all.
Vs.8One is blessed with wisdom, another with knowledge,
Vs.9 another with unwavering trust, another with great skill in healing;
Vs.10 another has the ability to perform miracles, another has the gift of prophecy, another—keen discernment in distinguishing truth from error and the difference between the true and false spirits; to another is given the gift of speaking many languages, to another —the ability to translate many languages.
Vs.11 But all of these abilities and gifts are the result of the same Spirit, and it is the Spirit who determines which gift is given to which person.(Remedy Bible.)
Carl is a follower of Jesus Christ; Founder and Author of the Christian Discipleship and Leadership program called the Growing Deep and Strong® Series. He is also the Founder and Director of Find Your Destiny™.
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