1:13; 4:30). I am in quest of learning more about the person of the Holy Spirit this post has really helped me regarding opening my eyes about the works of the Holy Spirit. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The first three of the possible miseries I cited above are common human experiences—relationships, health, work—and our troubles with them are endemic. Understanding who the Holy Spirit is and how He advocates for Jesus within us was, for me, the most difficult of the functions of the Trinity to comprehend when my wife, two of our four children, and I came to Christ from Judaism twelve years ago. 45. 15. Baptizes – 1 Cor 12:13. 1:12). 23. Another tiniest of clues. The Spirit enables us to know that Jesus abides in us (1 John 3:24; 4:13). 49. The Spirit leads us (Rom. The Spirit teaches us to pray (Rom. As a Jew fascinated by the person and function of Jesus, who at that time I speculated might actually be the Jew’s Messiah, I felt I was beginning, as well, to understand the Person of the Son. 2:13; John 14:26). What does the Holy Spirit do? Ephesians 4:30: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” In this case the word grieve is used as a verb, meaning: “to cause to feel grief or sorrow.” In other words, the Scripture is exhorting me not to cause the Holy Spirit … Therefore, a sure evidence of the Holy Spirit working in a group is Love and Unity. The Spirit glorifies and testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 16:14). Meet him at his blog and website www.dikkoneberhart.com, Photo credit: ©Thinkstock/Beerphotography. By Wendy Murray Zoba | June 17, 1996 . August 14, 2014 at 11:19 PM. The Holy Spirit does this; He does that; He does that other thing. The Spirit sanctifies us (2 Thess. 5:19 ESV)—don’t do that either! His incarnation, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension . 6. 11. Does the Bible teach the doctrine of a triune God? And divided tongues of fire appeared to them and rested on them. thank you for the insight. Whose was the deity that would show himself, either Baal or would it be the Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel? What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. The Spirit is the life that unites Father and Son. Another one of … The facts show the answer to both questions is no. But get over it! Did the early Church hold the Trinity as a key teaching? After all, I was a son, and I had two sons myself. When Jesus was nearing His trial and crucifixion, He promised his apostles that He would ask God to send them His Holy Spirit. Under the advocacy of the Holy Spirit, instead, I say, “I want improvement and will work toward improvement, with Christ’s help, this way.” Regarding my health, left on my own I might succumb to depression. The Spirit says "Come, Lord Jesus" along with the bride (Rev. American King James Version ×). 16. … 15:19; Acts 1:8). 1. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Perhaps others among you may wonder the same thing. Jesus wanted the Holy Spirit also to be sent to anyone else who believes in Him, in Jesus. One of the first reasons given for denying the divine nature of the Holy Spirit is often to point out that the Greek word for “spirit” (pneuma) is neuter.John 14:26, for example, refers to the Spirit as to pneuma to hagion (the Holy Spirit). Although the 450 prophets of Baal cried out to Baal for a response to their offering, no response came, so they raved and cut themselves and were taunted by Elijah. We are locked into our own carnality. These are what certain us. 8:26-27; Jude 1:20). . The Spirit empowers us (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Rom. The Holy Spirit is God's divine Spirit of power (Acts 1:8 Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on you: and you shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth. This Bible study will explore in brief the ministry and works of the Holy Spirit. All rights reserved. But the ability to state absolute truth with absolute authority is made possible by a different and a higher level of the work of the Holy Spirit in us humans, interacting as an element of the Trinity with God Himself. In addition to Jesus' referral to the Holy Spirit as another just like him, he also describes the Spirit as an advocate. The Spirit brings things to our remembrance (John 14:26). Why is this sermon important? These are what please and glorify God. He spoke his longest sermon as recorded in Scripture. The Spirit fills us (Eph. Yes, it was not He who created light out of darkness; it was not He who shed His own blood for our salvation. This is "Alpha Film Series _ Episode 10 What Does the Holy Spirit Do_ (Weekend Talk 2)" by Mountainview CRC on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos… 34. The Spirit teaches us (1 Cor. The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity, along with the Father and the Son (Jesus Christ). 30. 8:16). Elijah—one single man, buoyed by the Spirit of the Lord (verse 12)—pitted against the 450 prophets of Baal. You’ll find articles that use a number in their titles, something like Ten Things the Holy Spirit Does…or words to that effect. Penny Noyes Author. 2:4). That said, though, the Holy Spirit has what we might call a personality. Unfortunately, some movements have become known for their excesses in regard to the Holy Spirit's work. This book includes many lists like this one while highlighting the 7 aspects of Christ's present-day ministry. The Spirit quickens our mortal bodies (Rom. How does He work? from Compelling Truth. Who is that? 3:5). 18. What if what we saw at the Capitol is us? Summary: The Holy Spirit unites us to Jesus Christ and to His body. The Spirit sets us free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 43. The claim goes that Father and the Son are clearly personal, masculine terms, and therefore, they are revealed as persons. Not signs and wonders (those are seasonal and can be counterfeited). 33. The Spirit supplies us with Christ (Phil. He is the only Holy Spirit you have! The Spirit reveals Christ to us, gives us His life, and makes Christ alive in us. 1:2; Rom. 1B. The Spirit convinces us of Christ’s deity and incarnation, His being the Messiah, His suffering and death, His resurrection and ascension, His exaltation at the right hand of God, and His role as the judge of all. 4:1; Luke 4:1). The Holy Spirit also infuses people with the love of Christ so that we may live in the truth. The Spirit transforms us into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 1C. The Spirit bears witness to the truth in our conscience (Rom. Here are three examples. The Spirit reveals what has been given to us from God (1 Cor. In a moment, we’ll see how the Holy Spirit may assist us in these circumstances. The Spirit gives us access to God the Father (Eph. He guards and guarantees the salvation of the ones He indwells (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30). Events of this kind are so powerful in their witness to us humans that, when they occurred years ago, they were written down and incorporated into the Bible, so later in time we could know of them and be blessed. 19. First, the Holy Spirit does many things in the lives of believers. Eberhart writes memoirs to assist those who long to be closer to God. According to the doctrines of the Christian faith, the Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity, along with God the Father and God the Son.The divine works of the Holy Spirit.are described in both the Old and New Testaments. 13:12). Only the Trinity has that. 7. Do you want award-winning journalism with a Christian worldview, delivered to your inbox? This is one of those questions that make our human brains grapple with something outside our limited experience. 50. 12. Viola has written many books on these themes, including God's Favorite Place on Earth, From Eternity to Here, and Jesus Manifesto (with Leonard Sweet). Regarding relationships, left on my own I might quail and fail. The Holy Spirit assists us as He advocates for the interest of Jesus Christ in our lives, and, further while we move away from failure, depression, and anger and toward new conviction and empowerment. 27. Under the advocacy of the Holy Spirit, instead, I say, “I will change my work and moreover change my attitude toward my work, so my fury will not rise again.”. The Spirit seals us unto the day of redemption (Eph. 3:18). God's Spirit is also practical. The Holy Spirit dwells within you if you are a follower of Jesus Christ. The Spirit washes and renews us (Titus 3:5). 5:18; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 9:17). The Holy Spirit “is a person and has definite ways. Reconcile with yourself that these events do not happen for all of us—perhaps a suggestive of godly humility. Ask Dr. Land: Why are people so excited by the arrival of a New Year. Acts 9:31 The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. Does it describe the Holy Spirit as a person, a member of a Trinity? 35. 4 biblical responses to the Capitol assault and the promise of redemptive hope. The Holy Spirit does wonderfully in helping us understand the deep things of God. Dr. Dikkon Eberhart and his wife Channa live in the Blue Ridge area of SW Virginia. The Spirit cries in our hearts, "Abba, Father" (Gal. 1:6). 2:22). 3. The Spirit casts out demons (Matt. He can be hurt (Eph. The Holy Spirit does everything. 20. The Spirit makes us (corporately) God's habitation (Eph. The Holy Spirit, in the life of the believer: 1. I understood, of course, that the human realm and the divine realm are fundamentally different from one another, but a clue can still be a clue. . In fact, His fire can be quenched (1 Thess. That is the first 3,000 toward what has become during the past 2,000 years billions of souls, upon billions of souls, upon billions of souls…and still counting. In short, the sentence I used to begin this article is fairly stated, although too casual. The Spirit makes some overseers in the church and sends some out to the work of church planting [through the body] (Acts 20:28; 13:2). The first level relates to what are relatively ordinary challenges for us fallen humans. Some of them are: serving, mercy, teaching, encouraging, giving, word of wisdom, prophecy, healing, interpreting spirits, and hospitality. Salem Media Group. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Under the advocacy of the Holy Spirit, instead, I say, “I must improve my health by behaving differently, so I will follow this new plan.” Regarding my work, left on my own I might seethe with anger and resentment. Jesus Now: Unveiling the Present-Day Ministry of Christ. Eberhart is the author of the popular memoir The Time Mom Met Hitler, Frost Came to Dinner, and I Heard the Greatest Story Ever Told (Tyndale House Publishers). The Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8). 10. Because of the Holy Spirit, the history of Jesus Christ becomes our story and experience (see Jesus Manifesto for details). The Holy Spirit has always been here, and will always remain. The Holy Spirit does not simply appear for the first time at Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, but is present in the Gospel of Luke (in 1–2) prior to the birth of Jesus. In my view, there are two levels of His activity as an advocate which we might encounter. 3:17). He is the believers’ Helper (John 14:26). You may or may not like His ways. Arold says. 9:1). By reading Scripture, we learn that He exhibits characteristics such as we have ourselves. Frank Viola has helped thousands of people around the world to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and enter into a more vibrant and authentic experience of church. The Apostle John quotes Jesus explaining it this way to the Pharisee, Nicodemus: “Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit” ( John 3:6 ). Another task of the Holy Spirit is that of an intercessor. 8:9; 1 Cor. They have four grown children and five grandchildren, who keep them busy. HolyFire. When the Spirit is operating in a group of people, He unites them in love. (John 20:22, NIV). 2:18). 25. Elijah was gifted that way. The Spirit gives us joy (1 Thess. The Spirit bears witness in us that we are children of God (Rom. In you, a Christ-believing human being, what element of the Trinity is indwelling? 9. A Holy Spirit book on my shelf—by a favorite theologian, R.T. Kendall—uses twenty pages to detail twenty-one things that the Holy Spirit does for and among us Christians, each of them vital, some of them startling. 4:1; Rev. Bible scholar Gordon Fee thinks we have domesticated the Holy Spirit and missed the point of his mission. Though the Holy Spirit was hovering over the waters at the moment of creation (Genesis 1:2), it was not He who commanded Fiat Lux (“Let there be light”). The Spirit grants everlasting life (Gal. The Spirit brings liberty (2 Cor. So was Peter. He spoke absolute truth with absolute authority since it was the authority of the Trinity channeled from the Holy Spirit and through Peter’s voice. 5. 13. He gives glory to Christ in all things (John 16:14). 2:10). The Spirit comforts us (Acts 9:31). 12:3; 1 Tim. 12:13). Now, the Holy Spirit can’t do all the work for us. It is God’s Holy Spirit who will reveal the deep sayings of Christ Himself and disclose them to us. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:2-4 ESV). We don’t know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit does. During a period of perhaps two years, I believe we were pursued by the Trinity and then delivered, finally, by the Dove, that is, by the agency of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the agent by which we are baptized into the body of Christ (1 Cor. Review the chapter titles in books about the Holy Spirit. 1:19, KJV). The Holy Spirit is a gift given to live inside those who believe in Jesus. Have you experienced a time of misery in your life when, struggle as you might, you simply could not fathom how to proceed in some relationship, or how to sustain your goodwill through a health crisis, or how to prevail in a work challenge? The Spirit distributes spiritual gifts and manifestations (the outshining) of His presence to and through the body (1 Cor. of Let’s look at what the Bible teaches. To enjoy our website, you'll need to enable JavaScript in your web browser. 22. He indwells believers and seals them until the day of redemption—this indicates that the Holy Spirit’s presence in the believer is irreversible. The Holy Spirit and the works that He does bears direct testimony as to the reality and divinity of Jesus. Thus, they miss most of these things that the Holy Spirit does. The Spirit moves us (2 Pet. The Spirit enables us to obey the truth (1 Pet. He is our Counsellor. He leads us into many various situations in our daily life which will cause our flesh to react. As a consequence, too often we practice immorality, impurity, idolatry, hostility, quarreling, anger, dissension, envy, and other behavior of—fundamentally—not loving our neighbors as ourselves. 47. As a Jew, I felt I understood the person and function of God the Father. 14. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers are saved, filled, sealed, and sanctified. Because that is so, daily we need the presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. 6:8). The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Holy Trinity (three persons in one God). It’s the Holy Spirit. When a person trusts the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, the Holy Spirit immediately baptizes him into the body of the Lord Jesus Christ. 12:4, 8-10; Heb. 40. His blog, frankviola.org, is rated as one of the most popular in Christian circles today. 21. Do you personally have absolute authority to state absolute truth? His incarnation, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension . 41. The Spirit reveals Christ to us, gives us His life, and makes Christ alive in us. 10:20; Acts 2:4; 8:29; 10:19; 11:12, 28; 13:2; 16:6,7; 21:4,11). 1:14; John 14:17). 44. 39. 12:28). 26. 8:2). 5:5). Despite our inherent freedom, too often we misuse our freedom and engage in behavior that is inconsistent with God’s love and even inconsistent with our desire to live faithfully within our limited understanding of His love. 24. The Spirit plays the same role in the church. Call them peculiar, eccentric, or unique if you like; He has his ways. What is this sermon about? The Holy Spirit would remain with them all after Jesus died, was resurrected and returned to the Father. 1:22; 2 Cor. In Luke 1:15, John the Baptist was said to be "filled with the Holy Spirit" prior to birth, and the Holy Spirit came upon the Virgin Mary in Luke 1:35. 2. Try researching The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit adopts God’s elect into the people of God. 2:11). Please click here to learn how. He is our Comforter. It is the Spirit of God who discloses to us what is to come. The Spirit regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5). This sermon is about the work of the Holy Spirit. November 22 – What does the Holy Spirit do? First thanks for putting this together. As a fallen human, of course, you must realize that you do not. After all, I had had a father and was myself a father—so I had the tiniest clue. . In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost — putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. 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These situations bring to light the sin in our flesh. In the New Testament, only weeks after Peter three times denied his love and submission to Jesus Christ when the apostles were wretched with sorrow after the death of their leader—, “suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. The Holy Spirit assists us as He advocates for the interest of Jesus Christ in our lives, and, further while we move away from failure, depression, and anger and toward new conviction and empowerment. Elijah knew that God would rain down his fire and consume the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and would lick up the water that was in the trench, so that the people would fall on their faces and cry out, “The Lord, He is God; The Lord, He is God” (verse 39). The Holy Spirit reveals God’s thoughts, teaches, and guides believers into all truth. are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. 3 Christian Responses to Mental Illness; Which One Is Most Biblical? #8 The Holy Spirit encourages us. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. They leave us shivering in holy dread. (Romans 8:26.) The Spirit guides us into all truth (John 16:13). This article gives a systematic explanation from the Catholic point of view.. Catholic theology of the Holy Spirit is very little different from general Protestant or Orthodox theology of the Holy Spirit, with a few notable exceptions, which I will attempt to list: Do you want award-winning journalism with a, 4 important things to know about fallout from Capitol attack, Russell Moore urges President Trump to resign, appeals to his ‘sense of responsibility’, Campus preaching, Christian foster care: 4 cases that the US Supreme Court may impact in 2021, Teen Muslim extremists attack church in Philippines, pepper building with bullets. What does the Holy Spirit do? 3:16; 2 Tim. 3:16). The Spirit reveals the mystery of God to us (Eph. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would teach them and remind them of everything that Jesus had already taught them (see John 14:15-18.). When we encounter positive results, we thank the Holy Spirit for what He has done for us, and we pray that He will also assist those whom we love—which should be (and is) all our neighbors as we love ourselves. 8:14; Gal. Convicts unbelievers of sin, righteousness and judgment: John 16:8-11. The Spirit anoints us for ministry (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38). You’ll get lists. . 5:5). The Spirit takes the experiences of Jesus . The Spirit produces in us the fruit or evidence of His work and presence (Gal. But the Holy Spirit? 8:11). If you find this list helpful, share it on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The Spirit dwells in us (Rom. As stated at the beginning of this article, His role is to advocate within you for the ideal of Jesus Christ. 1:22). The Spirit knows the things of God (1 Cor. The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity, along with the Father and the Son (Jesus Christ).The Holy Spirit is a person, interacts with us personally, and is in relationship with both the Father (Genesis 1:2; Exodus 31:3) and the Son (Romans 8:9). 4:3; 2:14-18). 4. (John 16:13-15.) He will take what is from Jesus and declare it to us. You cannot serve God and Planned Parenthood. The Holy Spirit is God; He is Jesus—they are the Trinity. 5:16). But Peter spoke to the huge gathering of people in words they could understand. The Spirit brings unity and oneness to the body (Eph. 5:5). 5:22-23). For more on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, check out this link from GotQuestions.org. Then in Ephesians 5:18, Paul addresses Christians who have the Holy Spirit. The Spirit speaks to, in, and through us (1 Cor. The Holy Spirit also helps Christians in their weakness and intercedes for them. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). 37. In the Old Testament, consider, for example, 1 Kings 18—the whole chapter but particularly verses 20 through 40. He also commanded his followers to baptize people in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Seven major ministries. Come explore the power and comfort of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit enables some to preach the gospel (1 Pet. Give it a read: I recommend it. But there’s a second level which is of a different nature. And it’s the Holy Spirit who reminds us of it. As we scratch our ways through the thorny thickets of fallen existence outside Eden, these are what remind us of the magnificence of Jesus’ own sacrifice, of His own blood, for our salvation. However, as an element of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is not incarnate, as Jesus was. The Spirit is our guarantee and deposit of the future resurrection (2 Cor. What does the Holy Spirit do? The Trinity: What Is It? . The Spirit confesses that Jesus came in the flesh (1 John 4:2). When we encounter positive results, we thank the Holy Spirit for what He has done for us, and we pray that He will also assist those whom we lovewhich should be (and is) all our neighbors as we love ourselves. 31. He won’t adjust to you; you must adjust to hm.” (HolyFire, p 14, emphasis in original). Have you ever been tempted—but feared—to assert with absolute authority a truth which other waverers would cringe to assert out of fear they have no such authority? 22:17). The Holy Spirit is the present-day advocate of Jesus Christ in our hearts. In John’s gospel, we have the famous passage telling us that we have to be born again. 32. 29. It works to produce God's character in the life of a believer in a way that we can’t do on our own. The Holy Spirit helps us in those times, and actually intercedes for us, saying the prayers for us. . 28. 4:6). The Spirit reveals the deep things of God to us (1 Cor. The Spirit dispenses God's love into our hearts (Rom. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. See Revise Us Again for details on this point. 17. The Holy Spirit is a person, interacts with us personally, and is in relationship with both the … But how does that work? Summary: The Holy Spirit unites us to Jesus Christ and to His body. 38. . The Holy Spirit is probably the most misunderstood person of the Trinity, the three persons who are all fully and equally God. 8. The Holy Spirit determines who gets which gift. Romans 8:9: “You . Here the Spirit plays the same role that He plays in the Godhead. 36. In other denominations and movements, the Spirit is but a footnote, an afterthought, even a stranger. This is not water baptism. … But our natures are sinful. and brings them into our own experience. . 2:12). We can see outside of it, at the most, through a glass darkly (referencing the KJV version of 1 Cor. The Holy Spirit is God, just as the Father and the Son are but he isn't the Father or the Son in another form. 4. What the Holy Spirit does instead is to bring the power of God and the love of Jesus into us each, individually, so they are manifest in our beings and therefore are directive of our actions—because our souls long to be directed away from destruction. What does the Holy Spirit do? He can be joyful (1 Thess 1:6 ESV). On the other hand, what does have absolute authority to state absolute truth? The Spirit takes the experiences of Jesus . The Holy Spirit opens the hearts and minds of people so we are able to receive the truth that Jesus Christ is Lord and in him become children of God. Looking For Joy Amid Chaos? Proud member Not only was the Spirit of God at work in the creation of our world and humankind in general, but He is at work in the regeneration of man as well. Then Elijah demonstrated what he knew, with absolute truth arising from his absolute authority, as vouchsafed him by the Holy Spirit. 42. The theology of the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost - the two terms mean the same thing) is a huge subject. Scripture is studded with these events of absolute truth presented to us with absolute authority. 2:11; Heb 3:7; Matt. We’re still responsible to do our part—especially to consistently read our Bibles and pray, asking the Spirit to show us the truth and teach us how to live. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.” So, no one is a Christian if he does not have the Holy Spirit. In this passage, it states that the Holy Spirit is the one that gives us that new birt… 48. . Christ’s Holy Spirit takes that sin-cancered, corpse-like human spirit within you and miraculously breathes relentless new life into your soul. . 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