The Holy Spirit

I. His Person -

     A. He possesses and exhibits all of the Divine attributes of the Godhead [i.e. those attributes reserved to God alone] namely; Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, Eternality, and Immutability (see Article on God for Divine attributes).

     B. He possesses certain moral attributes, [attributes which may also be imputed to man, though God alone possesses them in absolute perfection] namely;

          1). Truth - John 14:16-17, 15:26, & 16:13.

          2). Holiness - Luke 11:13, 12:12; John 14:26.

          3). Goodness - Psalm 143:10; Nehemiah 9:20.

          4). Graciousness - Zechariah 12:10: Hebrews 10:29.

II. His Work -

     A. Before the Incarnation [i.e. prior to Christ's earthly ministry];

          1). Was an active agent in the creation - Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13, 33:4; Psalm 104:30.

          2). Empowered men;

               a). To prophesy - Numbers 24:2-3; I Samuel 10:6&10, 19:20.

               b). To fight battles - Judges 6:34, 14:6, & 15:14.

               c). To lead people - Judges 3:10; I Samuel 16:13.

               d). To do works for God - Exodus 31:3; II Chronicles 20:14; Zechariah 4:6-9.

          3). Performed miracles - Galatians 4:29, Genesis 21:1-2.

          4). Pleaded with men - Genesis 6:3.

     B. During the Incarnation;

          1). Was an active agent in the conception of Christ - Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35.

          2). Bore witness of the Son - Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10-11; Luke 3:22; John 15:26.

          3). Filled men to prophesy - Luke 1:41&67, & 2:25.

          4). Led the Son - Matthew 4:1; Mark 1:12, Luke 4:1.

          5). Empowered the Son - Matthew 12:18&28; Luke 4:14&18; John 3:34.

          6). Abode with man [but not in man in permanent way] - John 7:38-39, 14:17.

          7). Resurrected Christ - I Peter 3:18; Romans 8:11.

     C. After Christ's Earthly Ministry;

          1). Empowers the Church - Acts 1:8, 2:1&4, 4:31.

          2). Births men into the kingdom - John 3:5-8; Galatians 4:29.

          3). Indwells men permanently - John 7:39, 20:22; Romans 8:9-11; I Corinthians 3:16; II Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30; I John 3:9.

          4). Bears witness - John 15:26, 16:13; Romans 8:16; I John 3:24, 4:13, 5:6&8.

          5). Stirs the memory - John 14:26.

          6). Reproves men of sin - Proverbs 1:23-25; John 16:8-11; Acts 2:4&37; II Timothy 3:16.

         7). Speaks to men - Acts 8:29, 10:19, 21:4&11; I Timothy 4:1; Revelation 2:7.

         8). Leads men - John 16:13; Acts 11:12, 16:7; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:17-18.

         9). Gives ability to communicate the gospel - Matthew 13:10-11; Acts 2:4&18; Ephesians 6:18-19; Colossians 4:3; I Peter 1:12.

        10). Prays - Romans 8:26-27; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 6:18.

        11). Manifests Himself - I Corinthians 2:4, 12:7.

        12). Reveals - I Corinthians 2:10-14; Ephesians 3:5.

        13). Washes/Purifies - I Corinthians 6:11; I Peter 1:22.

        14). Sanctifies - Romans 15:16; I Corinthians 6:11; II Thessalonians 2:13;

I Peter 1:2.

        15). Justifies - I Corinthians 6:11; I Timothy 3:16.

        16). Baptizes - I Corinthians 12:13; Romans 6:3-5; Galatians 3:27.

        17). Gives gifts - I Corinthians 12:7-11.

        18). Comforts - Acts 9:31; Romans 5:5, 15:13; Galatians 3:27.

        19). Writes the Law in hearts of men - II Corinthians 3:3;

Hebrews 8:10 & 10:16.

        20). Produces fruit - Ephesians 5:9; Galatians 5:22.

        21). Gives life/quickens - John 6:63; Romans 8:11; II Corinthians 3:6; Titus 3:5.

        22). Strengthens - Acts 4:31; Ephesians 3:16; II Timothy 1:14.

        23). Liberates - John 8:32; Romans 8:2; II Corinthians 3:17.

        24). Fills men - Acts 2:4; Romans 5:5; Ephesians 5:18.

        25). Changes men - II Corinthians 3:18; Titus 3:5.

        26). Sends men to work - Acts 13:4, 16:6-12.

        27). Wars against the flesh - Romans 8:5-13; Galatians 5:17.

        28). Accesses God - Romans 8:26-27; Ephesians 2:18&22.

        29). Sets overseers in the church - Acts 20:28; John 10:2-3.

        30). Teaches - Luke 12:12; John 14:26; I Corinthians 2:13; I John 2:27.

        31). Invites men to God - Revelation 22:17.