The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
We Christians are quite familiar with the Father and the Son ( Jesus );
however, of all the “personages,” which make-up the Trinity, we are
the least informed concerning the Holy Spirit! We will now enter
into a two-part study that focuses entirely upon the Holy Spirit.
Why is it that we know so much less about the Holy Spirit? Perhaps
because He does not speak of himself, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of
truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of
himself ; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come” (John 16:13). Nevertheless, it is our
responsibility to search Him out!
Try to grasp the work of the Holy Spirit during the supercharged atmosphere
on the day when the glory of God filled Solomon’s temple, “Also the Levites
which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with
their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen , having cymbals
and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an
hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) 13 It came even to pass,
as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in
praising and thanking the LORD ; and when they lifted up their voice with
the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD,
saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house
was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD ; 14 So that the priests
could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD
had filled the house of God . 6:1 Then said Solomon, The LORD hath said
that he would dwell in the thick darkness . 2 But I have built an house of
habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever” (2 Chron 5:12-6:2).
The Holy Spirit manifested Himself on that day as a mighty glorious cloud. We have just
read that when He entered into the temple, the cloud was so overwhelming that the priests
could not “stand to minister.” Apparently, the priests had “fallen out” under the power of
the Spirit . So, does this mean that the Holy Spirit always appears with a demonstration of
great power? Notice Elijah’s experience, “the LORD passed by, and a great and strong
wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD
was not in the wind : and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the
earthquake : 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire : and
after the fire a still small voice . 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his
face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
came a voice unto him” (1 Kings 19:11-13). In this instance the LORD came to Elijah as a
“still small voice.” Notice Elijah’s reaction when the “still small voice” came to him; he
wrapped his face (put on) in his mantle.
What clothed Adam and Eve before the fall? The Scripture says, “they were both naked ,
the man and his wife, and were not ashamed ” (Gen 2:25). Job said that, “Hell is naked
before him, and destruction hath no covering ” (Job 26:6). We will focus upon the biblical
concept of a covering as relates to the Holy Spirit throughout this Bible Study.
Notice how the Scripture reveals that God clothes Himself, “O LORD . . . thou art clothed
with honour and majesty ” (Ps 104:1). In a fashion completely unknown to humanity, God
somehow clothes Himself in His glorious attributes. God uses characteristics such as honor
and majesty for His covering. God’s clothing is His glory He does not need to cover His
intrinsic being! Notice how that passage from Psalm 104 picks up again, “ Who coverest
thyself with light as with a garment” (Ps 104:2). Light exposes that which is concealed; it
does not obscure.
In essence, since God is so pure, He dresses Himself with His glorious character, “The
LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty ; the LORD is clothed with strength , wherewith
he hath girded himself” (Ps 93:1). We are going to learn that clothing and the Holy Spirit
share a connection.
We are going to research the Holy Spirit ’s various manifestations from the beginning.
Before the appearance of humanity there was a great rebellion in the spirit realm the result
of which was, “the earth was (became) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the
face of the deep” (Gen 1:2). Notice how God responded to this cataclysm, which caused a
state of utter chaos; the last half of Bible’s second verse says, “And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters” (Gen 1:2). The spirit of God “moved;” the actual
Hebrew word (raw-khaf') is otherwise translated in the King James Version as – flutter,
move, and shake. The final appearance of (raw-khaf') in the Old Testament is translated
“shake,” “all my bones shake ; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath
overcome” (Jer 23:9).
Moving, shaking or fluttering are words which describe the Holy Spirit’s original
expression; this passage actually gives us a revelation of the first manifestation of God’s
presence. God expressed His intention to transform the earth from that chaotic state of
total darkness into a state of “goodness,” “And God said, Let there be light” (Gen 1:3).
From the first two verses of the Bible we can glean a powerful revelation. When God gets
involved in the earth, (1) He causes a manifestation in the Spirit as He sets the atmosphere;
and then (2) God’s Word is voiced! You are going to observe this continual enduring
Biblical pattern (1) God causes a manifestation in the Spirit as He sets the atmosphere; and
then (2) God’s Word is voiced! Notice this pattern in the table which follows:
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
First, the Cloud the Smoke or the Glory
Then the Voice of God!
“These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly
in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud,
and of the thick darkness ” (Deut 5:22)
“it came to pass, when ye heard
the voice out of the midst of the
darkness” (Deut 5:23)
First, the Cloud the Smoke or the Glory
Then the Voice of God!
And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of
fire round about within it, from the appearance of his
loins even upward, and from the appearance of his
loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance
of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28 As the
appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
of rain , so was the appearance of the brightness round
about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the LORD ” (Ezek 1:27-28)
“And when I saw it, I fell upon
my face, and I heard a voice of
one that spake ” (Ezek 1:28)
Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate
that looketh toward the east: 2 And, behold, the glory
of the God of Israel came from the way of the east”
(Ezek 43:1-2)
“and his voice was like a noise of
many waters : and the earth
shined with his glory” (Ezek
43:2)
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord
sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train
filled the temple . 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each
one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and
with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did
fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy,
holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is
full of his glory ” (Isa 6:1-3)
“And the posts of the door moved
at the voice of him that cried ,
and the house was filled with
smoke” (Isa 6:4)
The point is that the first two verses of Genesis form a pattern in which (1) the Holy Spirit
manifests His glorious presence; and (2) God then speaks. Obviously, as we see in the
table, the pattern exists throughout the Old Testament. Let’s notice this pattern in the New
Testament. We can observe this same pattern during the baptism of Jesus as He, “went up
straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw (1) the
Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo (2 ) a voice from
heaven , saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:16-17).
Again, we see the Holy Spirit moving and setting the atmosphere; after which, the voice
came out of heaven.
Next we will observe the events surrounding the transfiguration of Jesus. Peter asked
whether or not they should build tabernacles, “While he yet spake, (1) behold, a bright
cloud overshadowed them : and (2) behold a voice out of the cloud , which said, This is my
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matt 17:5). The overshadowing
cloud of the presence of the Holy Spirit showed up and then God spoke! Notice the
pattern in the way that Peter described the event, “we made known unto you the power and
coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty . 17 For he received
from God the Father (1) honour and glory (2 Peter 1:16-17); and then (2) when there
came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am
well pleased” (2 Peter 1:17).
There is a prevailing motif established where the Holy Spirit’s presence first manifests
itself and then God’s voice is made known. The point is that only in the Holy Spirit’s
presence is the voice of God heard! Perhaps we should conclude that the word of God
follows the spirit of the LORD. We humans cannot perceive anything in the spiritual realm
until the Holy Spirit is present; powerful manifestations require the Holy Spirit’s presence.
We must realize that the Holy Spirit is not emotionalism or fanaticism as some may think;
rather, the glory of God is manifest in His presence.
Jesus and the Father follow after the Holy Spirit ; in one sense, the Holy Spirit is the
tabernacle or atmosphere in which they dwell. The point is that God desires/requires an
atmosphere of glory in which to dwell. We have learned that God clothes Himself in
Honor, Strength and Majesty; the LORD was moved to tell Moses, “let them make me a
sanctuary; that I may dwell among them ” (Ex 25:8). In the Book of Revelation we can see
the powerful atmosphere which surrounds the very throne room of God before the Lamb
opened the seals, “out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and
there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of
God” (Rev 4:5). In this heavenly scene the Holy Spirit is the essence that creates the
atmosphere around the Father and Jesus at His right hand. Essentially, the Glory of / or
surrounding God is produced by the Holy Spirit !
The Holy Spirit is a personage! He appeared as a dove and as fire and as wind; however,
He is not a dove, nor is He fire, nor is He the wind. We have already observed that the first
revealed distinguishable manifestation of God in the Bible is the Holy Spirit moving, “And
the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Gen 1:2); likewise, the Holy Spirit is
involved in the last distinguishable manifestation of God in the Bible, “the Spirit and the
bride say, Come” (Rev 22:17). Therefore, the Holy Spirit is an integral part of the first and
the last manifestation of God in the Bible! The Holy Spirit is God!
The Holy Spirit is the author of the scriptures, “holy men of God spake as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost ” (2 Peter 1:21); “All scripture is given by inspiration (which means the
blowing breath) of God” (2 Tim 3:16). The exhaling breath of the Holy Spirit was the first
experience of God in Adam’s life as God, “ breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and
man became a living soul” (Gen 2:7). In much the same way, the first person of the God
family with which we Christians really came into contact was the Holy Spirit! He began
to nudge and convict our soul and He then lead us to Jesus Christ!
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
In fact, our personal human spirit came from the Holy Spirit who formed, “the spirit of
man within him” (Zech 12:1). At our death, “shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and
the spirit shall return unto God who gave it ” (Eccl 12:7). According to Scripture, some
time in the future our human spirit must return to God from whence it came. However,
after the new birth or regeneration, we, “have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we
cry, Abba, Father” (Rom 8:15).
The Holy Spirit has always worked with humanity to execute the redemptive purposes of
God. Peter writes that the Bible “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 Peter 1:21). We can observe that
before the Holy Spirit came to dwell permanently in humans, He worked through men and
women during the Old Testament period. Jesus ministered under the same dispensation or
period of opportunity and privilege as the Old Testament saints. The Old Testament
dispensation ended at John the Baptist, “all the prophets and the law prophesied until
John (Matt 11:13). At the first Pentecost after the crucifixion, the Holy Spirit started a
new period of opportunity and privilege in His working with the human family. Whenever
there is a manifestation of the presence of the Holy Spirit , the locale ( habitation ) of the
Father and the Son is always in the midst of that manifestation!
Now try to imagine the earth with a big bright cloud (the manifestation of the Holy Spirit )
covering the whole expanse of the earth that had been thrown into chaos. Out of the cloud
comes a voice, “Let there be light.” Through these words beauty and order foster a state of
restoration. Several days later, as the cloud of glory fluttered near the surface of the earth
the voice said, “let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen 1:26); as God
formed man out of the clay. Next, the breath of God came from the cloud and filled the
clay man and God spoke life into the man. This man (Adam: meaning to show blood in the
face or turn rosy.) came to life. This man Adam is originally clothed or covered with the
cloud of God’s glory! In essence, since the glorious God made man “ in his image ,” the
man originally shared the same (though much lesser) glory as his creator. This should not
be hard to grasp; we have a recorded example where Moses was so intimate with God that
he began to manifest God’s glory, “when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist
not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all
the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone ; and they were afraid
to come nigh him” (Ex 34:29-30). Back to Adam, after his creation, he named (spoke into
the lives of) the animals. At the conclusion of this activity, God opened up Adam’s body
and formed another Adam, “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and
called their name Adam , in the day when they were created” (Gen 5:2). Now there are two
Adams (one male and one female). The cloud of the Holy Spirit of Glory surrounded both
of them. The first Adam spoke into the life of the second Adam, “ she (the female) shall be
called Woman, because she was taken out of Man” (Gen 2:23).
Now remember that the Holy Spirit was not in them. Rather, He surrounded them as a
glorious cloud; yet, we must realize that they were never born-again. Along their way they
fell into sin, “as by one man (Sin entered through Adam not through the woman.) sin
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
entered into the world, and death by sin” (Rom 5:12). It was not until after sin that the
woman was named, “And unto Adam he said . . . cursed is the ground for thy sake . . . And
Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (Gen 3:17-20).
After sin entered, death entered as the Holy Spirit lifted off from them. Prior to the fall,
they were accustomed to the covering of the cloud of God’s glory. Without the covering of
the cloud of the Holy Spirit (The mantle of God) they felt naked, “the eyes of them both
were opened, and they knew that they were naked ; and they sewed fig leaves together, and
made themselves aprons” (Gen 3:7). In essence, sin caused their glorious glow to depart!
Without the cloud of God’s glory covering them, they felt empty; and worse, they were
completely exposed to the devil who had authored the original chaos upon the earth.
The man and the woman had lost the holy presence of the Almighty! Ever since that time
mankind has desperately sought after the presence of God Almighty. Some of the holy
men of the bible found the presence, “when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his
mantle , and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a
voice unto him (Remember our pattern that the Holy Spirit always precedes the Voice.) ” (1
Kings 19:11-13). Notice that Elijah sought the covering of the Almighty that he might
wrap his face in that presence (Remember also that Moses’ face began to shine when he
received the law from God) . It is in the nature of humans to seek God’s presence. The
presence or mantle represented the cloud of Glory or the Holy Spirit ; that same Glory
overshadowed Mary the mother of Jesus, “the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy
Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”
(Luke 1:35).
Let’s recall the baptism that we have earlier observed. It took place as Jesus, “went up
straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from
heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:16-17). At
this exact moment the Holy Spirit returned to the earth. Prior to Jesus’ baptism the
prophets and the holy men of the Old Testament merely felt the presence of the Holy Spirit .
The Holy Spirit filled only a very few select people during the Old Testament period; and
even then, it was only to accomplish the redemptive plan of God. However, in the New
Testament Jesus promised the coming of the Holy Spirit to be, (1) with us , “I will pray with
the spirit” (1 Cor 14:15); (2) in us , “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost , and began to
speak with other tongues” (Acts 2:4); and (3) upon us , “the spirit of glory and of God
resteth upon you” (1 Peter 4:14). In essence, today we get the opportunity to experience
the Holy Spirit in the same manner that Jesus Himself experienced the Holy Spirit . Jesus
walked with, in, and under the Holy Spirit of God. The prophets and holy men of old were
only temporarily filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit in order that they would be
moved to speak the Word of God under divine inspiration. They received the spirit as it
only temporarily came unto them. On the contrary, the Holy Spirit is permanently in us ,
with us and we are under the power of the Holy Spirit . To those original New Testament
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
Church members, the Holy Spirit first came in two forms: wind and fire, “suddenly there
came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty w ind, and it filled all the house where
they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire , and it sat
upon each of them” (Acts 2:2-3).
Now, lets look at some of the workings of the Holy Spirit in a chronological fashion
through the New Testament:
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
Jesus was conceived
by the Holy Spirit
“his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost ” (Matt
1:18)
The Holy Spirit is the
breath (working
agent) of the New
Birth
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit , he cannot enter into the kingdom
of God . . . 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest
the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and
whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit ” (John
3:5&8)
Jesus was anointed by
the Holy Spirit
“the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon
him, and a voice came from heaven” (Luke 3:22).
Jesus was given the
Holy Spirit without
measure
“God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him” (John 3:34)
Jesus was led by the
Holy Spirit
“Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and
was led by the Spirit into the wilderness” (Luke 4:1)
Jesus operated by
power of the Holy
Spirit
“Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee” (Luke
4:14)
Jesus received His
assignment by the
Holy Spirit
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me
to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke
4:18-19)
True worship comes
by the Holy Spirit
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth” (John 4:24)
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the
giver of life
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the
words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life
(John 6:63)
Overflowing life
comes by the Holy
Spirit
“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39(But this spake he of
the Spirit , which they that believe on him should receive: for the
Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet
glorified.) (John 7:38-39).
The Holy Spirit is
received by asking in
faith
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the
Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13)
Blasphemy against
Holy Spirit not
forgiven
“unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not
be forgiven” (Luke 12:10).
The Holy Spirit will
answer our accusers
“take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what
ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same
hour what ye ought to say ” (Luke 12:11-12).
The Holy Spirit is the
Comforter with us
forever
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter , that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
He is the Spirit of
truth
“Even the Spirit of truth ” (John 14:17)
The Holy Spirit is our
teacher and reminder
“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”
(John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit
reproves and convicts
“when he (the Holy Spirit) is come, he will reprove the world of
sin , and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8)
We glorify Jesus by
the Holy Spirit
He shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you” (John 16:14)
Jesus declared to be
the Son of God by the
Holy Spirit
declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the
spirit of holiness” (Rom 1:4)
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit
enables us to Love
God
“the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost
(Rom 5:5)
Jesus was raised from
the dead by the Holy
Spirit
“if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in
you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken
your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Rom 8:11)
The Holy Spirit helps
us mortify the deeds
of the flesh
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body , ye shall live” (Rom 8:13)
The Holy Spirit leads
the Christian
“as many as are led by the Spirit of God , they are the sons of
God” (Rom 8:14)
The Holy Spirit
assures us of our
status in God
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit , that we are the
children of God” (Rom 8:16)
The Holy Spirit helps
in our weaknesses
and prayer
the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us” (Rom 8:26)
The Holy Spirit
reveals the deep
things of God to us
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit
searcheth all things , yea, the deep things of God” (1 Cor 2:10)
Christian joined to
LORD by one spirit
“he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit ” (1 Cor 6:17)
The Holy Spirit
indwells the believer
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you” (1 Cor 6:19)
We are transformed
from glory to glory
by the Holy Spirit
“we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the
Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even
as by the Spirit of the Lord ” (2 Cor 3:18)
The Holy Spirit
assures us of our
sonship
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his
Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father ” (Gal 4:6)
Through the Spirit of
God we wait for the
hope of righteousness
“For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by
faith” (Gal 5:5)
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
Through the Holy
Spirit we have access
to the Father
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
Father ” (Eph 2:18)
Fulfill Judgment by
the Holy Spirit
the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth ” (2 Thess
2:8)
From the beginning
the Holy Spirit sets
the Christian apart for
a holy purpose
“God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through
sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto
he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our
Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess 2:13-14)
Jesus offered Himself
by the Holy Spirit
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God”
(Heb 9:14)
From the Old
Testament we learn:
The Holy Spirit
produces the works
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit , saith the LORD of
hosts” (Zech 4:6)
It is only the Holy Spirit that can provide us with the complete understanding of Jesus
Christ. That is, we understand Jesus because of the teaching and leading of the Holy Spirit .
Until Pentecost 31 a.d. only the presence of the cloud appeared and then it spoke. The
cloud came and created the man and the woman; the glory of the cloud also clothed them.
When they sinned the cloud ( Holy Spirit ) departed. After their fall, the glorious presence
of the Holy Spirit came upon the prophets only during specific instances in order to speak
the redemptive plan into existence. This presence persisted at times in various fashions
until John the Baptist, “all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the
Lord by the prophet” (Matt 1:22).
Jesus Christ (the second Adam) was clothed with a cloud for three and one half years from
the time of His baptism. That cloud of God’s glory never departed Him until He spoke of it
from the cross, “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli,
lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt
27:46). Jesus became sin for mankind and the Father turned His back on the nakedness of
His Son! Almost immediately a sponge filled with vinegar fastened to the end of a long
pole was placed on his lips; He drank from the sponge and, “when he had cried again with
a loud voice, yielded up the ghost ” (Matt 27:50). A few moments later, “when they came
to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of the
soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water ,”
(John 19:33-34); out of Jesus’ warm body fluid (which came from His side in the same
fashion that Adam’s rib came from his side), the Church of Jesus Christ was birthed! The
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
Apostle John went on to explain, “This is he that came by water and blood , even Jesus
Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood . And it is the Spirit that beareth witness ,
because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost : and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness
in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood : and these three agree in one.” (1 John
5:6-8). Through the Holy Spirit in us we come into total agreement with the water and the
blood !
The Holy Spirit goes into some detail to teach us that one hundred and twenty disciples
were in an upper room in Jerusalem on that day of Pentecost, “in those days Peter stood up
in the midst of the disciples, and said, ( the number of names together were about an
hundred and twenty )” (Acts 1:15). And suddenly they were covered by the cloud of glory
that we have been studying, “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing
mighty wind , and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto
them cloven tongues like as of fire , and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled
with the Holy Ghost ” (Acts 2:2-4). Remember that we earlier studied that the day that the
Glory of God filled Solomon’s temple there were trumpets and sounds and voices and
harps and a cloud of the glory of the LORD, “So that the (120) priests could not stand to
minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God
(2 Chron 5:14). Then came the voice , as the disciples began to speak in tongues!
Why 120 disciples? During Solomon’s reign, 120 human priests blew the trumpets and the
glory of God filled the temple; on the day of Pentecost 120 human disciples were filled
with the glory and the Holy Spirit of God! Noah was in the ark 120 days during God’s
judgment of the old world; therefore, we are somewhat secure in the fact that 120 is
somehow associated with judgment. There is another verse concerning Noah and judgment
that provides us with interesting information regarding the number 120. We are
accustomed to viewing that specific verse with respect to the period of judgment prior to
the flood, “the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is
flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years ” (Gen 6:3). The Hebrew word
“diyn” imprecisely translated in that verse as, “ strive ” would convey a clearer meaning if it
were simply translated into the word, “judge.” This is the first appearance of this word
“diyn” in the Bible; it is translated into the word, “judge,” eighteen other times in the Old
Testament. The word “diyn,” is the primary root of the name Dan, who was one of the
sons of Jacob (Israel) . We find Israel prophesying of his son, “Dan shall judge (diyn ) his
people, as one of the tribes of Israel” ( Gen 49:16). When we view Gen 6:3, from the
context of the word “judge,” rather than “strive,” the passage results in a very interesting
message, “ And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always judge (diyn,) with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years . Further, it is
extremely interesting that one hundred and twenty is made up of the numbers that we
associate with judgment (12) such as in a jury, and the number (10), which is the number of
completion of order. In essence, one hundred and twenty witnesses who received the Holy
Spirit were a witness to the end of the period of judgment and the beginning of the period
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
of grace. By the way, Noah spelled backward is the Hebrew word for grace, “But Noah
found grace (hen meaning grace) in the eyes of the LORD” (Gen 6:8). In rabbinic thinking
when the letters which make up a word are combined in another order to form a different
word, both of the words which are spelled with those same letters are related.
Several days before the infilling of the one hundred and twenty, the same cloud came once
again over the face of the earth as Jesus prophesied, “But ye shall receive power , after that
the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he
had spoken these things , while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him
out of their sight” (Acts 1:8-9). As in Adam, the Holy Spirit had been upon the earth ever
since Jesus (the second Adam) breathed in as he came up out of the water, “And
straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a
dove descending upon him : 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into
the wilderness” (Mark 1:10-12). The second Adam never sinned; as a result, He restored
the cloud of God’s glory back upon the earth which had been absent since the first Adam.
It was this same cloud of glory that was present when Peter, “said unto Jesus, Lord, it is
good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one
for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed
them : and behold a voice out of the cloud , which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matt 17:4-5).
In essence, when the glory covered the 120, it was a picture of Jesus Himself covering His
bride with the glorious cloud of the Holy Spirit . The foreshadowing of this event took
place in the Book of Ruth, “she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy
skirt over thine handmaid ; for thou art a near kinsman” (Ruth 3:9). What is so special
about this covering is that it is impossible for this covering to be taken from the Church!
The second Adam at creation (pictured by the woman) sinned with her husband and
through that sin both lost their covering. However, the second bride (who is the church)
can never lose her covering. Jesus secured her position! He gave her His position as the 1 st
born. The firstborn is treated as the second man. Adam and Eve gave birth to two sons!
Cain (the firstborn) did not receive the promise of righteous Abel (the second born) .
However, the second born (as in the case of Jesus) was killed and Seth (meaning – God
hath appointed me another seed instead of righteous Abel )” (Gen 4:25) . This second born
motif is replete throughout the scriptures: Ishmael (1st born) and Isaac (got the blessing);
Esau (1st born) and Jacob (got the blessing) ; Ephraim (1st born) and Manasseh (got the
blessing) . The firstborn (Adam) sinned; second Adam (Christ) was born of the spirit and
never did sin! In the same fashion, our flesh (1st born) sins and the born-again (gets the
blessing) spirit receives the promises.
God never pays attention to what is born of the flesh only of the spirit, “God is a Spirit: and
they that worship him must worship him in spirit” (John 4:24)! The second Adam is a
different creature from the first, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening (life giving) spirit . 46 Howbeit that was
not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven” (1 Cor
15:45-47). The church has been born by that quickening spirit!
The second born gets the inheritance of the firstborn! All that belongs to Jesus, belongs to
the bride, “the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the
goods of his master were in his hand! ” The Hebrew word / name Eliezer means, “God is
my Helper.” Jesus said, “I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter”
(John 14:16). Eliezer was to Rebecca another different helper but of the same kind as the
Holy Spirit is to the Church today! Eliezer is a picture of the Holy Spirit ! Notice what he
does in the story? He leaves the land of Israel (the Land of Promise) to go to a land of the
Gentiles and find a Bride for the Master’s beloved Son! According to historians, in 70 a.d.,
as ordered by the Father, the Holy Spirit departed the land of Israel and went into Gentile
lands. The Bible tells us, “And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and
departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand : and he arose, and went to
Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor” (Gen 24:10). After he finds, tests, and engages
Rebecca he delivers her to Isaac (Jesus Christ) . Abraham was a very rich man and he
clearly possessed much more than the goods which ten camels could carry. What this
means is that Abraham took the necessary steps to ensure the future for his son Isaac.
Therefore, Eliezer must have had in his possession; the actual testament of Abraham’s will
(or covenant) which appointed Isaac as the inheritor of all of Abraham’s goods, “for all the
goods of his master were in his hand . ” This is yet another aspect of how Jesus Christ
parallels the life of Isaac, Heb 1:2 teaches us concerning God, Hath in these last days
spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things .” Jesus created the
New Testament or Covenant in His Blood, “This cup is the new testament in my blood,
which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20). It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us about Jesus’
Blood. The church is the, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
through sanctification of the Spirit , unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus
Christ ” (1 Peter 1:2).
We have the Holy Spirit of God; He has prepared an habitation in us, “let them make me a
sanctuary; that I may dwell among (in) them” (Ex 25:8). Paul makes the location of God’s
dwelling place clear and without any confusion, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of
God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God,
him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor 3:16-
17). The Holy Spirit is given to those who hunger and ask, “Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask
what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let
a double portion of thy spirit be upon me” (2 Kings 2:9). Jesus confirms our need to ask
for the Holy Spirit , “how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to
them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13).
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The Holy Spirit!
“I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
So why was it that Adam and his wife did not feel naked before the fall? Because they
were not naked! They were covered with the glorious of God’s glow. In like fashion, the
glory of God is upon you; that glory is already present and visible in the spirit realm! In a
manner completely unknown to humanity and in some way diametrically opposed to the
human nature, it is as if God’s sons somehow wear glorious attributes like a garment, “ put
on the new man, which is renewed in
knowledge after the image of him
that created him . . . 12 Put on
therefore, as the elect of God, holy
and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering; 13
Forbearing one another, and
forgiving one another . . . 14 And
above all these things put on charity,
which is the bond of perfectness”
(Col 3:10-14). They put on these
garments of glory, “that the shame of
thy nakedness,” (Rev 3:18); does not
appear!
Next time we will the Holy Spirit in
the context of the Eliezer Factor!
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