He is the token and pledge that all the Father has promised while not ours now as to actual enjoyment is nevertheless our possession and will be ours to enjoy later. (1) It may be noted that the Holy Spirit possesses the essential of mind or intelligence. From the assumption that the Holy Spirit is God, it may be deducted that every attribute of the Trinity is an attribute of the Holy Spirit. Five of the titles of the Holy Spirit refer to some extent to Him as the author of revelation and wisdom: (10) Spirit of Wisdom (Exod 28:3; Eph 1:7); (11) Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding (Isa 11:2); (12) Spirit of Counsel and Might (Isa 11:2); (13) Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord (Isa 11:2); (14) Spirit of Truth (John 14:17). This was a work never repeated. Oil played an important part in the sacrifices (Lev 1-7). The Nicene Creed, for instance, states: “And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and Son together, is worshipped and glorified.”9 The Athanasian Creed speaks of it more briefly, “The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son, neither made, nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding.”10 In more recent times, the Articles of the English Church state the doctrine: “The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.”11 The Westminster Confession of Faith has a similar statement: “In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons of one substance, power, and eternity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. (4) Omniscience belongs to the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:10-11), and (5) omnipotence, as illustrated in His work of creation (Gen 1:2). An examination of the Scriptural revelation on the Holy Spirit will indicate that He is nowhere given a formal name, such as we have for the Second Person, the Lord Jesus Christ, but is rather given descriptive titles, of which the most common in Scripture and in common usage is the Holy Spirit. A seal by its nature indicates (1) security, (2) safety, (3) ownership, (4) authority. Without denial of the one Essence of the Godhead, the personality of the Holy Spirit must be affirmed and is subject to proof unassailable by any who accept the Scriptures as authoritative. In Exodus it is as the Spirit of wisdom that He is specially-and exclusively-regarded. The ministry of the Third Person is accomplished in His own power and gives testimony to His eternal deity and glory, but it is accomplished on behalf of the Father and the Son. In a discussion of the Person of the Holy Spirit, few writers will claim any large degree of originality. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, 4. If the Holy Spirit were not God, it would not be possible to commit this sin. It is customary when speaking of persons to use the personal pronouns, I, thou, he, they. (1) The Spirit of Adoption (Rom 8:15) has reference to His revelation of our adoption as sons. Apart from other blessings of the presence of the Holy Spirit is the significant fact that He in all the wonder of His Person should be indwelling the saint. Hence, we find the Spirit being sent into the world to reveal truth on behalf of Christ (John 16:13-15), with the special mission of making the things of Christ known and magnifying the Father and the Son. Jehovah is used of all three Persons of the Trinity severally as well as of the Trinity corporately. In the plural, it sometimes signifies distress and tribulation (Ps 69:2, 14). We may see, then, in the work of both the Son and the Spirit, an illustration of the respective doctrines of eternal generation and procession. From the more complete discussion of His works to follow, these illustrations will be sufficient: (1) His work in creation (Gen 1:2); (2) His work in empowering (Zech 4:6); (3) His teaching ministry (John 16:13); (4) His guidance (Isa 48:16; Rom 8:14); (5) His comforting (John 14:26); (6) His prayer (Rom 8:26); (7) His work of convincing the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8); (8) His restraint of sin (Isa 59:19); (9) His authoritative commands (Acts 8:29; 13:2; 16:7). This article was taken from the Theological Journal Library CD and posted with permission of Galaxie Software. The New Testament word for the Spirit, πνεῦμα, is found in two hundred and sixty-two passages, according to Cummings, scattered throughout all the major New Testament books.16 To quote Cummings, “The Gospels contain fifty-six passages; the Acts of the Apostles, fifty-seven; St. Paul’s Epistles, one hundred and thirteen; and the other books, thirty-six.”17 From these facts, it may be clearly seen that there is consistent reference to the Holy Spirit from Gen 1:2 to Rev 22:17, and the inference is plain that a constant ministry of the Holy Spirit is maintained suitable for each dispensation. Three titles affirm the holiness of the Spirit: (7) Spirit of Holiness (Rom 1:4), a possible reference to the holy human spirit of Christ; (8) Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost (Ps 51:11; Matt 1:20; Luke 11:13), the most formal title of the Spirit and most frequently used; (9) Holy One (1 John 2:20). It should be clear from these citations that personality is absolutely necessary to explain these ministries. From the various lines of evidence, it is clear that the only tenable position for those who accept the Scriptures is to accept the full-orbed personality of the Holy Spirit. The titles of the Holy Spirit as commonly translated are subject to significant classification which furnishes an interesting background for the doctrine. Blasphemy in its nature is an act against deity. From the various uses, and from the nature of wind itself, it may be inferred that as a type of the Spirit, wind indicates His power, His invisibleness, His immaterial nature, and His sovereign purpose. From other Scripture, however, it appears that fire is typical generally of judgment of sin and sanctification of the saint (cf. No clearer statement of the intimate interworking of the triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and especially of the Spirit’s powerful role can be found in the Old Testament than in Isaiah’s prophecy of the Servant of the Lord (Is. 4 (4) The eternity of the Spirit is seen in the title, Eternal Spirit (Heb 9:14). The Work of the Holy Spirit in Salvation; 7. The order of discussion is alphabetical. Hebrews 4:12 Word of God strength thoughts The figure would seem to indicate that the presence and power of the Holy Spirit is our protection from the world and our official vestment. If it may be assumed here that God possesses personality, if the Holy Spirit is a Person of the Trinity, He in turn possesses personality. Once such thing – Person, is the Holy Spirit.There are some amazing titles of the Holy Spirit. The plan of consideration directs attention to the Person of the Holy Spirit to the exclusion of His work. Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 2. The various qualities of His Person demonstrate that personality is a necessity, the center without which other qualities could not exist. Procession like the eternal generation of Christ is not a matter of creation, commencement of existence, or analogous in any way with physical relationships common in the human realm. In connection with the sovereign bestowal of spiritual gifts on men, the Spirit is said to accomplish this “as he will” (1 Cor 12:11). ”a helper, succorer, aider, assistant; so of the Holy Spirit destined to take the place of Christ with the apostles.”18 It is found frequently in the New Testament (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). The early creeds of the Christian church gave attention to the proper statement of it. Without the Holy Spirit, the Godhead would not be what it is. Some see Him as an impersonal force or influence, some deny His very existence, and others are not certain who or what the Holy Spirit is. The type is nowhere explained in Scripture. The question is if the Holy Spirit is a Person why can’t we talk to Him. As a division of the doctrine of the Trinity, it affirms that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity, the same in substance and essence, and equal in power, eternity, and glory. Locate examples of ‘holy spirit’ in Bible verses. In the former instance it is significant of eternal life in abundance; in the latter case, it indicates the unending blessings flowing from His Person and work, the meaning made clear by the use of the term, rivers of living water. John 16:13 - Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he … It may be concluded that the reference to fire in connection with the day of Pentecost had in view the sanctification and preparation for fellowship and service necessary for the ministry that lay ahead. The use of the masculine form, ἐκεῖνος, makes the personality of the Holy Spirit clearly the intent of the passage. Another instance of such association is found in the apostolic benediction recorded in 2 Corinthians 13:14. The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Person and Work of Christ, 5. While it is not the purpose of the present discussion to examine the nature of His works, it is sufficient proof of His personality merely to name them. This subordination without detracting from the eternal glory and divine attributes which characterized all three Persons is illustrated abundantly in the Scriptures (John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7). On that occasion all four Gospels mention that the Holy Spirit descended upon Christ in the form of a dove (Matt 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32). I, p. 630. They were to be clothed with power. Abundant revelation is given in the titles of the Holy Spirit to disclose His attributes. The Bible describes the Holy Spirit as a person who has been present with the Father and the Son since before time began. It is inconceivable that the Scriptures should turn from the normal neuter to the masculine unless a person is in view. The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Person and Work of Christ; 5. 1 Cor 3:13). The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Unsaved World; 6. (2) Perfection is the implication of the title, Seven Spirits (Rev 1:4; 3:1). The Spirit of Life (Rom 8:2) is the agent of regeneration. 12 The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., p. 20. In Judges it is the in-breathing of courage or strength which is alluded to in every one of the seven passages. Frequently in Scripture the Holy Spirit is associated with the Father and the Son on equal terms, predicating His deity. This doctrine will be considered more at length in the section dealing with it. The Scriptures make it clear. (2) The Holy Spirit possesses life (Rom 8:2) which is an essential of personality. The very character of His works makes it impossible to interpret the Scriptures properly without assuming His personality. There is only one God and He is the third divine person of the Trinity. The revelation of the Scriptures, the theological discussion of the Christian centuries, the many publications on the subject, however brief and limited in their treatment of the subject, have summed a total of theological literature which very few can exceed in a lifetime of study. John F. Walvoord, long-time president of Dallas Theological Seminary, was one of the most prominent evangelical scholars of his generation. The experience of the Christian life and faith enters into these realities and affirms that it is most natural for Christians to regard the Holy Spirit as they would regard a person. While personification of things material and immaterial is common, such uses of the personal pronouns are quite obvious and do not cause confusion. In harmony with this is the Bible’s general usage of “holy spirit” in an impersonal way, such as paralleling it with water and fire. Galatians 1:12 - For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of … That it is used typically in reference to the Holy Spirit is clear from John 4:14; 7:38-39. F. E. Marsh adds to these suggestions that (5) “Among men a seal signifies a finished transaction”; (6) that the seal constitutes a mark of recognition; (7) that the seal implies secrecy and (8) obligation; and that “the seal leaves an impression upon the wax which corresponds to it,” i.e., is evidenced in the life of the believer.24 It is an evidence of the grace of God that such assurance should be given the believer in this age. He can’t be completely understood, but He can be known. A comparison of Scriptures often reveals an association of the Persons of the Trinity in terms which infer equality of association. In the nature of the case, every discussion of any portion of either the Person or work of the Holy Spirit has a bearing on the doctrine of His personality. [Author’s note: This article is the first of a series on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. ), in Ezekiel (590 B.C. The third outgoing of the dove is typical of the present ministry of the Holy Spirit in redemption.20, The accepted meaning of ἀρραβών, translated earnest in its three occurrences in the New Testament (2 Cor 1:22; 5:5; Eph 1:14), is that of a pledge or token payment. 20 Unpublished notes on Genesis, taken stenographically, Oct 10, 1931. Theologians have borrowed the Scriptural distinctions as to the eternal relation of the Second and Third Persons to the First Person. The eternity of the Spirit (7) is evidenced also in Scripture (Heb 9:14). A collection of verses showing the identity, ministry, and personhood of the Holy Spirit, organized by category: The Holy Spirit mentioned on equal level with God. The transcendence of the Spirit is indicated (15) in the title, Free Spirit (Ps 51:12). Life on a moral plane is always associated with personality. The personality of the Holy Spirit has been attacked by Socinius and his followers ancient and modern who have held to the general position that the Holy Spirit is an impersonal energy proceeding from God… Personality, which is an attribute of His Person, is demonstrated by the actions of the Person. The reference to baptism by fire in Matt 3:11-12 apparently is not connected with a work of the Spirit at any time, referring rather to the purging accomplished by Christ Himself for the nation Israel at His second coming, and by application, the destruction of the flesh and its works at the judgment seat of Christ. They seem to bear no special relation to chronology, as they appear chiefly in Isaiah (750 B.C. In the Old Testament, however, רוח is used over one hundred times for the Holy Spirit. Since one of the major aspects of God’s nature is that he is a person, it follows that the Holy Spirit is a person. The sum of this revelation is such that it constitutes conclusive evidence for the deity of the Holy Spirit. Eleven titles are found relating the Holy Spirit to the Father: (1) Spirit of God (Gen 1:2; Matt 3:16); (2) Spirit of the Lord (Luke 4:18); (3) Spirit of Our God (1 Cor 6:11); (4) His Spirit (Num 11:29); (5) Spirit of Jehovah (Judg 3:10); (6) Thy Spirit (Ps 139:7); (7) Spirit of the Lord God (Isa 61:1); (8) Spirit of your Father (Matt 10:20); (9) Spirit of the living God (2 Cor 3:3); (10) My Spirit (Gen 6:3); (11) Spirit of Him (Rom 8:11). Q. As Charles Hodges states: “He is introduced as a person so often, not merely in poetic or excited discourse, but in simple narrative, and in didactic instructions; and his personality is sustained by so many collateral proofs, that to explain the use of the personal pronouns in relation to Him on the principle of personification, is to do violence to all the rules of interpretation.”3 The Greek of the New Testament is quite explicit in confirming the personality of the Holy Spirit by use of the pronouns. 19 Emblems of the Holy Spirit, pp. (2) The attribute of personality has abundant witness as already demonstrated. He is called the Spirit of truth ( John 16:13 ) and our Advocate ( John 14:26 ). The inference from John 15:26 is certainly that of an eternal relation. While the nature of procession is largely inscrutable, it is an expression in human words based on the Scriptural revelation of the relationship of the Persons of the Trinity to each other. The proof of the deity of the Holy Spirit is extensive to the point where it is impossible to display all the possible ramifications of the argument. 4. He is considered perhaps the world's foremost interpreter of biblical prophecy.John is perhaps best known for his bestselling work on Bible prophecy, Armageddon... More. Scripture writers often describe the Holy Spirit through manifestations and emblems like fire and the wind, but we must be careful not to let those images obscure our view of Him. 18 Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 483. It is a fundamental revelation that the Holy Spirit is a Person, in the sense that the Father is a Person, and the Son is a Person. His power is uncontrolled by human invention. SEARCHING, SPEAKING AND PRAYING For example, we read in 1 Corinthians 2:10 that the Holy Spirit searcheth the deep things of God. The most obvious difficulty with the view of the Greek Church is that the Holy Spirit is operative in the Old Testament, and the procession was then a fact (Ps 104:30). And there are three that bear witness in earth.” It is the only case in the New Testament where it is so used. The terms cannot be reversed. The third verse above on the Holy Spirit is showing that the Holy Spirit is omnipresent, which means that He is everywhere at all times. At least seventeen of His titles indicate the divine attributes of His Person. The identification is not of Person but of Essence. The procession of the Holy Spirit cannot be compared to the incarnation, as the incarnation was not essential to deity, though it is essential to its manifestation, especially the attributes of love and righteousness as they combine in grace. Five titles are found relating the Holy Spirit to the Son: (1) Spirit of Christ (Rom 8:9; 1 Pet 1:11); (2) Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil 1:19); (3) Spirit of Jesus (Acts 16:7 Revised Version); (4) Spirit of His Son (Gal 4:6); (5) Spirit of the Lord (Acts 5:9; 8:39). As an illustration, three of His works may be brought forward as being distinctively in the realm of divine operation. 1. It has few opponents even in the chaotic period of theology; and in modern times has been denied by none but Socinians, Arians, and Sabellians.”4. Without denial of the one Essence of the Godhead, the personality of the Holy Spirit must be affirmed and is subject to proof unassailable by any who accept the Scriptures as authoritative. He grieves, He knows, He is eternal, He encourages, He gives understanding, He gives peace, He comforts, He directs, and He can be prayed to. A comparison of Isaiah 6:8-9 and Acts 28:25 will reveal that the Jehovah of Isaiah is the Holy Spirit of Acts. Many of the titles referred to as indicating His attributes also connote His works. No other mention is made of them in the New Testament, but the Old Testament reference is more frequent. While this is not explicitly related to the Spirit, it is indicated in the context that the wind “filled all the house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2), and that “they were filled with the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:4). While the doctrine of procession is more theological than Biblical, it is in harmony with the Scriptures as will be seen later, and an important evidence for the deity of the Holy Spirit. It is in keeping with the baptismal formula mentioned in Matthew 28:19 where the Holy Spirit is associated on an equal basis with the Father and the Son, whose personality is generally accepted. Cummings lists eighty-eight references to the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.13 The American Standard Version of the Bible by means of initial capital letters indicates considerably more than this. On the part of the Holy Spirit, the eternal procession of the Spirit issued in the ministry which ensued. Random Bible Verse For the word of God is alive and active. Both titles refer to the same entity. The field of typology is rich, and has been unfortunately ignored by theologians. In the tabernacle, the pure olive oil which kept the lamp burning continually in the holy place speaks eloquently of the ministry of the Holy Spirit in revelation and illumination, without which the showbread (Christ) would be unseen in the darkness, and the way into the holiest of all would not be made plain (Exod 27:20-21). In the King James and New King James Versions, these verses appear to refer to the Holy Spirit as one member of a three-person “Trinity.” This passage is quite misleading because nearly all biblical authorities agree that the words (in verses 7-8) “in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. The many aspects revealed speak of His infinite Person, equal in power and glory with the Father and the Son. The use of clothing as a figure to reveal spiritual truth is prominent in Scripture as evidenced in other connections in Scripture (2 Cor 5:3; Eph 4:24; 6:11-17; Col 3:10, 12; 1 Thess 5:8; Rev 19:8, 13, 14). In 2 Samuel 23:2, 3, the Spirit of Jehovah and the God of Israel are identified. On the occasion of Pentecost, a “sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind” was heard. (5) Spirit of Glory connotes His glory as being the same as the Father and the Son (1 Pet 4:14). The work of the Holy Spirit in creation and all subsequent operations involves the procession of the Spirit. Only God has this kind of ability. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Believer. It was used to induct kings into office (1 Sam 10:1; 16:13; 1 Kgs 1:39; etc.). (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8) People are urged to become While the variations in the views of doctrine on the Person of the Holy Spirit have been many, the great body of orthodox and conservative theology has held to the personality of the Spirit, the proofs of which may be here considered. In like manner, the presence of the Holy Spirit is said to be the presence of God. The abundance in which water has been created gives rise to a variety of meanings. The instances of reference to oil in the Old Testament outnumber those to the Holy Spirit. In any case, the instances are numerous and well scattered throughout the Old Testament. Q. Hence, it is possible to indicate merely the broad outlines of the argument for His deity. The Spirit of Holiness (Rom 1:14), the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:20), and the Holy One (1 John 2:20) is our sanctifier. Two approaches are possible for the doctrine of the attributes of the Spirit. All the future blessings of God are assured by the presence of the Holy Spirit. An interesting reference is John 3:34, speaking of the Spirit as not being poured out “by measure” on Christ. The attributes of the Holy Spirit demand His personality. He is not seeking His own glory any more than the Son sought His own glory while in the period of humiliation. Some Pentecostal denominations which use the KJV still speak of the Holy Ghost. By it we are known, and by it we are clothed. The place itself he never can lose, inasmuch as his Head and Representative, Christ, occupies it on his behalf. For the sake of analysis, however, His Person will be considered first, with reference to His work only where necessary, leaving to later discussion the aspects of His work throughout the ages. In addition to these sacred uses, it was used as food (Rev 6:6), medicine (Mark 6:13), and even as a means of commodity exchange (1 Kgs 5:11).23. The context indicates spiritual or eternal life is in view, which, originally, was the possession of God alone, now bestowed on some of His creatures through regeneration. On the day of Pentecost, in connection with the work of the Spirit on that occasion, “tongues like as of fire” touched each of the believers (Acts 2:3). Define ‘holy spirit’ as used in the Bible. His movements are not governed by human will. The descriptive adjective holy is used to distinguish Him from other spirits, which are creatures. In the case of Christ, His eternal generation involved the work of the Son which was accomplished in time, fulfilling the covenant of redemption. Subsequent articles will deal with the Work of the Holy Spirit.]. In the discussion of the titles revealing His attributes, it may be noticed that the Spirit of Glory (1 Pet 4:14) engages in a work to bring the saints to glory. Neither of these ideas lines up with what the Bible actually says about the Holy Spirit, though. It is His office as the Giver of prophetic inspiration which is most constantly spoken of in the books of Samuel and the Chronicles. In like manner, if His Person be accepted, we are driven inevitably to the conclusion that He is God by the work He performs. (1) The work of the Holy Spirit in creation by its very nature could be accomplished only by one who is God (Gen 1:2). 2 The Holy Spirit spoke to Philip and gave counsel to the church at Jerusalem. Expressions like the breath of his lips (Isa 11:4), and the breath of his nostrils (2 Sam 22:16) in reference to God, while anthropomorphisms, connote the power of the Spirit. But although he can not lose the thing itself, he can very easily lose the enjoyment of it, the experience and power of it. It must be admitted that the study of His Person is never complete without the complement of the revelation of His Person in His works. If it can be proved that the Holy Spirit proceeded eternally from the Father and the Son, it is evident that the Holy Spirit is of the Essence of God and is God. The attribute of grace is found in two titles, (16) Spirit of Grace (Heb 10:29), and (17) Spirit of Grace and Supplication (Zech 12:10). It is used to represent the written Word (Eph 5:26). (3) The Holy Spirit is omnipresent (Ps 139:7), an attribute only God may possess. Typology in relation to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is not of great importance, but the eight major types of the Spirit discussed here will add their revelation to other fields of investigation. An extensive argument for the deity of the Holy Spirit is found in His works, the extended study of which will be the subject of later discussion. In the baptismal formula of Matthew 28:19, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are related on an equal basis. Talking and praying is the same thing isn’t it. (3) The ministry of the Holy Spirit in effecting the sanctification of the believer is another illustration (2 Thess 2:13). The matter of interpretation enters into the problem. Nor can we trace any relation to the comparatively spirituality of the books, though Isaiah stands so high in the list; for whereas Ezekiel stands first, and Judges has seven, Psalms has only six, Deuteronomy only one, and 2nd Chronicles four. But water and blood are obviously not persons, and neither is the holy spirit a person. … Bible Answer: When a person becomes a Christian, Ephesians 1:4-5 tells us that he or she is adopted as sons or children (Romans 8:15-16) and placed into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). To many people, the Holy Spirit is an enigma. The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Believer, 10. ), and in the books of Moses. It is a fundamental revelation that the Holy Spirit is a Person, in the sense that the Father is a Person, and the Son is a Person. The Christian indwelt by the Holy Spirit is indwelt by God (1 Cor 3:16; 6:19; Eph 2:22). The same use of the masculine may be observed in the use of the relative pronouns, and in such a connection as supporting the thought of personality (Eph 1:13-14). The Person of the Holy Spirit; 2. (2) The Spirit of Faith (2 Cor 4:13), while perhaps impersonal, and in this case not referring to the Holy Spirit as such, if admitted as a reference, it indicates the ministry of the Spirit in producing faith in us. Fact: The King James version of the Bible includes at 1 John 5: 7, 8 the words “in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. As His Person is pure spirit, to which no material is essential, He is revealed in the Scriptures as the Spirit. In addition to these, two other titles are given the Holy Spirit, affirming His works. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? 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