DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Pneumatology)
The Holy Spirit is a personality, the third person of the Godhead, as shown by His attributes and His works. The Holy Spirit is the “Spirit of God” and the “Spirit of Christ”, and is able to enter your redeemed body and soul, and control your life for God’s glory and your benefit, as much of your life as you permit him to do. The Holy Spirit has intelligence, He shows feelings, He has a will, and He is Sovereign, which means He has complete power. Let us look at the doctrine (teaching) of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit in creation of.
Gen. 1:2 “The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (The Spirit of God is God at work, nothing more, nothing less)
Job 26:13 “By His Spirit He hath garnished the heavens”
Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God hath made me…”
Gen. 1:26 “…Let us make man is our image, after our likeness…”
Psalms 104:30 “Thou sendest forth Thy Spirit, they are created”
The Holy Spirit in providence.
The definition of the word providence means to provide for, prepare for, care for, and to guide. Only an all-knowing, ever-present, and all-powerful God can provide for His children always, in this life and the life here-after.
Psalms 104:30 The Spirit creates
John 16:13-14 The Spirit guides, speaks, and shows, the Holy Spirit comes, He will Guide you, He will not speak of Himself, He speaks what He hears, He will show you things, He shall glorify Jesus.
The Holy Spirit And Jesus Christ.
Luke 3:21-22 The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus Christ
Luke 4:1 Jesus Christ was full of the Holy Ghost
Luke 4:2 Jesus Christ was led by the Holy Spirit
Luke 4:14 Jesus Christ was in the power of the Holy Spirit
Luke 4:33-35 The Holy Spirit in Jesus was stronger than the un-holy spirit of Satan
The Holy Spirit and Saints.
The Holy Spirit used to be in the world, but know he is in every born-again believer.
John 14:16 He is the Comforter
John 14:17 He is God
John 14:26 The promise that the Holy Spirit will come to man
John 15:26 The Holy Spirit, the Father, and the Son (3 in 1)
John 16:7 The Holy Spirit came to the Saints
Eph. 1:13-14 Eternal security
The Holy Spirit And the Church.
Acts 1:4-5, 8 The infant Church receives a promise from God concerning the Holy Ghost.
Acts 2:1-4 The Holy Spirit empowers the Church.
Eph. 2:19-22 Household of God through the Spirit.
I Cor. 12:13-14,18, 27-28. One Spirit, one God the Holy Spirit, and one Church.
The Holy Spirit And Israel.
The Holy Spirit came upon Israel’s leaders. No less than 16 individuals are said to have experienced the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Saul, are but just a few.
Num. 24:1-9 He foretold her beauty and order
Haggai 2:5 He was her companion
Neh. 9:20 He was her teacher
Isa. 59:19 He guards her interest
Ezek. 37:1-28 See how God the Holy Spirit deals with Israel
The Holy Spirit And the world.
Verse 8 He will reprove the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement.
Verse 9 Sin because they do not believe on Jesus Christ
Verse 10 Righteous, because I go to my Father (Acts 17:31)
Verse 11 Judgment, because Satan is judged (Acts 12:31)
The work of the Holy Spirit in the world is to “reprove”, “convict”, and “convince” the world of Sin.