THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD
By Synthia Esther
THE STILL SMALL VOICE IS BUT A WHISPER FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, HAVING BELIEVED, YOU WERE MARKED IN HIM WITH A SEAL, THE PROMISED HOLY SPIRIT...
The Lord said, Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by. Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earth quake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. When Elijah herard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave. - 1st King 19:11-13.
"...Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession - to the praise of His glory." - Ephesians 1:13-14. When studying the attributes and ministry of the Holy Spirit I was surprised to discover that each was related to some special need of man. It is the Holy Spirit who brings us wisdom, faith and the power of God within. All that is in God is brought to us by the Holy Spirit. The following is a list of the moral attributes, direction and spiritual insights of the Holy Spirt of God:
- Knowledge - Isaiah 11:2
- Wisdom – Isaiah 11:2; Ephesians 1:17
- Counsel and Might – Isaiah 11:2
- Grace and Supplications – Zechariah 12:10
- Judgment – Isaiah 4:4
- Burning – Isaiah 4:4
- Breath of the Almighty – Job 32:8; 33:4
- Spirit of Him that raised Jesus from the dead – Romans 8:11; 1st Peter 3:18
- Power of the Highest – Luke 1:35
- Eternal Spirit – Hebrews 9:14
- Spirit of Holiness – Romans 1:4
- Comforter – John 14:16, 20: 15:26: 16:7
- Spirit of Love - 2nd Timothy 1:7
- Spirit of Truth – John 14:17; 16:13; 15:26; 1st John 4:6
- Spirit of Life – Romans 8:2; Revelation 11:11
- Spirit of Adoption – Romans 8:15
- Spirit of Faith - 2nd Corinthians 4:13
- Spirit of Promise – Ephesians 1:13-14
- Spirit of Grace – Zechariah 12:10; Hebrews 10:10:29
- Spirit of Glory - 1st Peter 4:14
- Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation – Ephesians 1:17
- Spirit of Prophecy – Revelation 19:10
- The Good Spirit – Nehemiah 9:30; Psalm 143:10
- The Free Spirit – Psalm 51:12
- The Unction from the Holy One - 1st John 2:20
- The Anointing which teaches us - 1st John 2:27
- The Voice of the Lord – Ezekiel 1:24; Genesis 3:8; Isaiah 6:8
AS REDEEMED CHRISTIANS, THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS WITHIN US...
Within the Biblical New Testament and the Old Testament the Holy Spirit of God is at work. As redeemed Christians, the Holy Spirit dwells within us. When faced with life decisions, it is the Holy Spirit that gives us wisdom and revelation. When we pray allowing God and His Spirit to lead and guide us, we are better able to cope, discern, rebuke and avoid possible harm, destruction, pain and sorrow. Planted firmly on God's word, it is wise to listen to the wisdom of your God given “Holy Spirit” inner voice of reason.
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