Attributes of the Holy Spirit
The King James Version of the Bible was used for the compilation of these attributes unless otherwise stated.
First, I think we need to define exactly what an attribute is...
According to the Riverside Webster's II Dictionary an attribute is a characteristic of a person or thing.
A person or a thing? So is the Holy Spirit of God a person or a thing. I guess it depends upon your view of God... Do you know God personally? Or is He some mysterious being (or thing) that you never quite know how to approach without the assistance of some outside help, if at all?
It is my belief and experience, as I hope it is yours, that God is very real and very approachable, and that God The Father, and The Son, and God The Holy Spirit are all very active in your Life. Without the continuous operation of all three Beings of the Godhead in the life of the Born-Again believer their life can be deemed empty or at least not complete. I hope that you earnestly study these characteristics of the Holy Spirit, and find them to be real and true of Him as the Holy Scriptures prove them to be.
Your Sister In Christ, Helene
Finally, here they are... some of the characteristics of The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit ...
Is Eternal and exists as a seperate being from the Father and the Son (Genesis 1:2; Hebrews 9:14; etc).
Is a Partaker of the Creation of all things(Genesis 1:2; 2:7; Job 33:4; Psalms 104:30: Matthew 1:28).
Is a Worker of miracles through Spirit Filled believers in Christ (Matthew 1:20; Romans 15:19).
Is Omnipresent (present everywhere) (Psalms 139:7-10).
Is The Spirit of Holiness (Romans 1:4).
Has Wisdom and Knowledge (Isaiah 11:2; 1 Corinthians 12:8).
Has and imparts Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Self-control to the Spirit Filled believer(Galatians 5:22-23 also known as the Fruit of the Spirit. *Click on the fruit... to go to my page that is exclusively about this attribute).
Is the Giver of Life to the Believer/ Follower of Christ (Romans 8:1-17).
Is the instrument (means) that God The Father used to resurrect Christ (Romans 1:4).
Inscribes of the hearts of men for God. (Romans 2:29; 5:5; 8:15-17; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 3:3-6).
Is a Liberator of people from the bondage of Sin (Romans 8:1-4).
Imparts His mind, intellect, and will to the Spirit Filled believer (Romans 8:5-6, 27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-11; 12:11).
Is a preview of the Glory of New Heaven, New Earth, and the Kingdom of God (Romans 8:23; 14:17-18).
Is a Helper of believers in need (Romans 8:26-27).
Is a Confirmer of Truth in the believer (Romans9:1).
Is a Purifier for us in the site of God (Romans 15:16).
Is Omnipotent (having absolute power or authority...God)(Luke 1:35; Acts 10:38).
Is within us struggling for our ultimate salvation (Genesis 6:3).
Is Omniscient (knowing everything... God) (1 Corinthians 2:10-11; John 14:26; 16:12-13).
Is the Possessor and Imparter of Gifts to all believers who earnestly seek them( *Click on Gifts to go to my page about gifts)(1 Corintians 12:7-11).
Is a Witness to the New Covenant of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:15-18).
Is a Spokesman for the believer against the non-believer(Luke 12:11-12).
Works in Us and our unborn children, remember Elizabeth the cousin of Mary ( More proof that Life begins at conception and not at physical birth.) (Luke 1:15-16).
Has Authority (Matthew 12:28; Acts 10:38; 20:28).
Is able to Hear and to Speak (Isaiah 28:11; John 15:26; 16:13-15: Acts 2:4: 10:44-48; 19:1-7: 1 Corinthians 12:1---14:40).
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Your Sister In Christ, Helene
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