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to life, and removed from the kingdom of
Satan and placed into God’s kingdom.
But here’s the most amazing part of all of
this: The Father and Son in the person of
the Holy Spirit move in and dwell inside
every believer. The moment we confess
our sin and ask Jesus to come into our
lives, we are born again, become
members of God’s family, and the Spirit
immediately takes up residence inside of
us. We become a living, walking,
breathing temple. Jesus said,
Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot
receive, because it seeth him not, neither
knoweth him: but ye know him; for he
dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
(John 14:17). Later the Apostle Paul
Know ye not that ye are the
temple of God and that the Spirit of God
dwelleth in you
(1 Cor. 3:16)? In the Old
Testament, the Spirit of God would come
upon people and anoint them for service.
He inspired the Old Testament prophets
to write the Scriptures, but this was
In the New Testament, the Lord indwells
people through the new birth, and they
become His permanent abode.
THE EMBLEMS OF THE
Most people think of the Holy Spirit as
being an invisible force. They think of
Him as being untouchable and some type
of powerful energy that rules the
universe. However, in Scripture the Holy
Spirit is referred to as a Dove (Jn. 1:32),
Fire (Acts 2:3), Oil (Lk. 4:18), Cloud
(Ex. 33:9), Voice (Ps. 95:7, Mat. 10:20),
Water (Jn. 7:37-39), Wind (Jn. 3:8) and
Breath (Jn. 20:21-23).
THE DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is omnipresent, meaning
He is everywhere at all times. David
Whither shall I go from thy
Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy
He is omniscient, meaning He is all-
seeing and all-knowing.
But God hath
revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for
the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the
deep things of God. For what man
knoweth the things of a man, save the
spirit of man which is in him? Even so the
things of God knoweth no man, but the
Spirit of God
(1 Cor. 2:10, 11).
He is omnipotent, meaning He is all-
powerful and unstoppable.
And the earth
was without form, and void; and darkness
was upon the face of the deep. And the
Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
He is eternal, meaning He has no
beginning and has no end.
more shall the blood of Christ, who
through the eternal Spirit offered himself
without spot to God, purge your
conscience from dead works to serve the
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON
AND HAS FEELINGS
The Holy Spirit can be grieved (Eph.
4:30), lied to (Act 5:3), and quenched by
believers (1 Thess. 5:19). He can also be
resisted (Acts 7:51), blasphemed (Matt.
12:31), and insulted by unbelievers (Heb.
THE HOLY SPIRIT AUTHORED THE
OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT
The Spirit of the Lord spake
by me, and his word was in my tongue
Sam. 23:2). Jeremiah wrote:
Lord put forth his hand, and touched my
mouth. And the Lord said unto me,
Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth
(Jer. 1:9). Peter wrote:
For the prophecy
came not in old time by the will of man:
but holy men of God spake as they were
moved by the Holy Ghost
(2 Pet. 1:21).
He that hath an ear, let him
hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches: To him that overcometh will I
give to eat of the tree of life, which is in
the midst of the paradise of God
2:7). Paul wrote:
Which things also we
speak, not in the words which man’s
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy
Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual
things with spiritual
(1 Cor. 2:13).
THE HOLY SPIRIT’S MINISTRY
The Holy Spirit was present and active
during creation (Genesis 1:1-3). If you go
to the very beginning of the Bible and
start reading in Genesis, you will find
that by the time you get to the second
verse, the Holy Spirit shows up as being
present and active in the work of
creation. The truth is He played a very
important part in all six days of creation.
The Holy Spirit was involved throughout
Jesus’ life on earth. The Spirit placed
Jesus in Mary’s womb (Matt. 1:20), He
descended on Jesus at baptism (Matt.
3:16), led Jesus into the desert (Luke
4:1), and anointed Jesus to preach the
gospel (Luke 4:18). It was through the