GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT SERIES – HOLY SPIRIT, THE GOD PERSON (1)
[BIBLE STUDY 0902]
Premise Scriptures: Acts 2:1-21, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31 and Eph 4: 1-16
The Giver and the Gifts
This study focuses on knowing who the Person of the Holy Spirit before we begin to look at specific gifts we can receive from the Holy Spirit. During the series of teachings you will get to know who the Holy Spirit is, How you can receive him, his acts and gifts to a believer. Just plug in your power cord by opening your heart by faith so you can receive him. For those who have not been filled, you will be filled as you open your heart and pray for his indwelling power earnestly in Jesus Name. The teaching will be interjected with prayers so be ready to pray and receive him, his power and gifts as we go along.
The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity who wants to dwell in the heart of a child of God continually, rather than being hindered by sin or the sinful nature of man. The Holy Spirit is willing to manifest his full power through every believer who is saved, washed and sanctified by the blood of Jesus and is living a holy life. He is an absolute essential to have if you want to make a success of your Christian life. He is also very important if you must live the victorious Christian life over the kingdom of darkness that is opposed to everything that is God’s. Before Jesus began his public ministry he received the Holy Spirit Power because he needed the Power to carry out the great work of the Ministry before him. If Jesus being God made man needed the Holy Spirit to live triumphantly, we also need him if we are to make an impact in the world by the grace and power of God Almighty. The Lord will help us as we yield ourselves more to him for him to mold us, make us and use us in his vineyard in Jesus Name.
John 3: 13-17
13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
16And Jesus, when he was baptized, 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:
17And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Knowing The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is a real person possessing all the attributes of the Godhead. He is not an abstract thought or personality. Like God the Father and God the Son, He is omnipotent, omnipresent, Alpha and Omega. One of the Acts of the Holy Spirit is creation, making old things new again or creating new things altogether. For example:
A. He formed or should I say re-formed the shapeless earth & is in the business of reforming shapeless men today.
Gen 1: 1-3
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
B. The Holy Spirit was present when the Godhead Council decided to make man as the brand new creation to rule and reign over all of God’s creation.
26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth
C. The Spirit was that part of God that dwelt in Adam before the fall. He is willing to come in his full power to a regenerated heart, just as he dwelt with Adam before the fall when Adam had all the power and authority over all of God’s creation.
7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Now that we have knowledge of who the Holy Spirit, let us fear Him, reverence Him and give Him all the praise He deserves. Make yourself available to Him and He will reveal more of Himself to you in Jesus Name. [To be continued]
1. Holy Spirit, I give my self to you. Shake out every dust in my life and breathe into me your fresh life and power in Jesus Name.
2. Holy Spirit, descend upon me and reveal me to the people of the world around me to your own glory in Jesus Name.