Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation – The Revelation of God through His Spirit Part 1

God the Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit?

Acts 7:51-60, Matthew 28:19, John 15:26-27, 16:5-15

 

There is a mystery concerning the Holy Spirit

The Spirit is translated as a ghost in the KJV and this gives people the idea of something on Halloween, like Casper.

Another area of concern is people replacing the personal pronoun “He” that is designated to the Spirit with “it” (John 16:5-11)

 

What does the Spirit mean to you and me?

Some see Him as our servant – but He is not.

Some see Him as our master – but He will never overpower us without our will.

We do not direct the Holy Spirit.

We do not manipulate the Holy Spirit.

He will never force us to do anything.

The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead

Genesis 1:1-2, 26-27, 11:7 – “Let Us” denotes Majesty plural 2 Corinthians 13:14

1) The Spirit of truth          

 John 14:25-26, 16:13  

       

2) The Helper (Comforter)  

John 14:25-26      

         

3) The Spirit is God            

Acts 5:1-14

 

When we mention the Holy Spirit – we are talking about God

Psalms 95:7-11

1 Corinthians 12:1-3

1Timothy 4:1-5

Hebrews 3:7-11

In the Old Testament we see God the Father at work.

From the Gospels to Acts we see God the Son at work

From Acts through the second coming of Christ we see God the Spirit at work

2 Corinthians 13:14

Matthew 28:19-20

John 14:15-18

Whenever you find the list of the Godhead mentioned you will always see the Holy Spirit listed last. This does not mean that He is last in importance – but rather His work is after God the Father and God the Son. Today is the time of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. He wills, He works, He guides. He is never to be thought of as an influence. He is God and He is not subject to you or me. We must follow Him. We must choose to because He will never force Himself on us.

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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