The Divinity of the Holy Spirit
All Scripture references will be quoted from the King James Version of the Bible, unless otherwise noted.
In order to receive the blessings of and have the indwelling and outpouring of the third part of the Triunity Godhead a.k.a. The Holy Spirit, we must understand that He is as divine as the other two parts of the Godhead a.k.a. God The Father and God The Son. We must understand that God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit are separate beings yet one in thought and power; hence the reference to God as the Triunity instead of the more common reference the Trinity. Although the word Trinity is appropriate and accurate in reference to the Godhead, it is used to infer clarity of the Scriptures.
Some facts about the divinity of the Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit has existed since the beginning.
Gen 1:2 says, "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) moved upon the face of the waters." This is the story of the creation of the earth that is now.
Hebrew 9:14 says, "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered himself without spot to God,...." Notice too that the Triunity Godhead is reffered to here as well.
The Holy Spirit is separate yet equal in divinity with The Father and The Son.
Matthew 28:19 says, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them all in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (Spirit)."
John 16:5-7 says, "But now I go my way to him that hath sent me (God the Father); and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said theses things unto to you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Holy Spirit) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Acts 5:3-4 says, "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost (Spirit), and to keep back part of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men. but unto God." Here the Holy Spirit is referred to as God.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 says, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple Of God is holy, which temple are ye?" Here we as believers are referred to as the temple of God with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." Here we as believers are referred to as the temple of the Holy Spirit which dwells in us. The price that we were bought with is the death and resurection of Jesus... He paid the price with His blood.
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 says, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, bretheren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost (Spirit). Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal....But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." Here we see that the Holy Spirit is one although He disperses different gifts. It is by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that the we as believers are able to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. By receiving the gifts of the Spirit we as believers are empowered to fulfill the purpose of God's plan by outpouring our indwelling Holy Spirit to the rest of the world, thus continuing the "Great Commission" that was given to all believers in Mark 16:15-18.
2 Corinthians 13:14 says, "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost (Spirit) be with you all. Amen."
Ephesians 4:4-6 says, "There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you." One body here refers to the church; one Spirit refers to The Holy Spirit; one Lord is Jesus Christ: one God ,the Father of all. Remember that God the Father is the head of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:3) and that it is through them both that the Holy Spirit came.
1 John 5:7 says, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus], and the Holy Ghost [Spirit]: and these three are one." How can three be one you say? Is this some new kind of math? No, because three can be one in unity. Just as when people marry two become one flesh; they are not litterally one flesh they are of one accord.
Although I know that there are many more references pertaining to the Divinty of the Holy Spirit, I hope that you find these few Scriptural references helpful in understanding the divinity of the Holy Spirit.
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