Monday, December 5, 2011

THE HOLY SPIRIT

    The greatest leader we have available to us is a Person we have never "seen". His name is Holy Spirit. His leadership abilities are beyond compare. Whenever I read Scripture about the Holy Spirit I like to remove the "it" or "itself" and replace it with Him or Himself, as the case may be. He is every bit as much Person as God and Jesus. This is one major flaw that I have seen in the King James translation.     (I tend to modernize the "thees" and "thous" as well.) I decided to do an in-depth study of the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible and see exactly how He reveals Himself as the Third Person of the Godhead and our Leader into all the truth. Here's a portion of what I came up with:



  • He exposes false concepts about the word of God to the glorious light of His truth.    
   Mat 22:41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
    Mat 22:42 Saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?" They said to Him, The Son of David.
    Mat 22:43 He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord', saying,    
    Mat 22:44 'The LORD said unto my Lord, "Sit thou on my right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool"'?
    Mat 22:45 "If David then call Him 'Lord', how is He his Son"?
    Mat 22:46 And no man was able to answer Him a word, neither dared any man from
    that day forth ask Him any more questions.
        [They learned never again to challenge His authority.]
  • He reveals the things of God to us through our spirit.
        1Co 2:10 But God has revealed them to us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searches all
  things, yes, the deep things of God.
         1Co 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
  • He brooded over the face of the waters during restoration of the earth. He does this within us too, brooding over the deep things as the Lord continuously and continually restores our souls.
    Gen 1:2 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 waters.
    Psa 23:3 He restores my soul: He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
  • He gives us timely and accurate instruction at all times.
    Neh 9:20 You gave also Your good Spirit to instruct them, and did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, and gave them water for their thirst.
  • He decorates the heavens. He wants us to relax and enjoy ourselves too.
    Job 26:13 By His Spirit He has garnished the heavens;
  • He can be deeply hurt. He can mourn. He can be distressed. Only those He has preserved can hurt Him this way.
    Eph 4:30 And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, by Whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption.
  • He was the Agent by which the sacrifice of Christ was delivered to the great white throne of God.
    Heb 9:14 How much 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 living God?

    When I read that last one I remember that He is still actively doing this, maintaining lines of communication between all believers and the Lord as He intercedes for us at the right hand of God. Hallelujah! So let's give the Holy Spirit the respect that is due Him as a Person Who is a member of the Godhead. Thank you Father, Son AND Holy Spirit! Lead me and guide me into all the truth today, and every day.

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