The Nature of the Holy Spirit
The nature of the Holy Spirit may be the most complicated of all the Trinity. He is Spirit, He indwells believers, He is like a fire and a wind; He is God.
Day One: What is the Holy Spirit
There are many misconceptions about the identity of the Holy Spirit. Some view the Holy Spirit as a mystical force. Others understand the Holy Spirit as the impersonal power that God makes available to followers of Christ. What does the Bible say about the identity of the Holy Spirit?...
Day Two: Power
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of God. The Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, has appeared throughout Scripture as a Being through and by whom great works of power are made manifest. His power was first seen in the act of creation, for it was by His power the world came into being...
Day Three: Dove
All four Gospel accounts refer to the baptism of Jesus by John at the Jordan River. Luke says, "And the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily shape, like a dove on Him"...
Day Four: Fire
The Bible describes God as "a consuming fire," so it is not surprising that fire often appears as a symbol of God's presence. Examples include the burning bush, the Shekinah glory, and Ezekiel's vision. Fire has many times been an instrument of God's judgment and a sign of His power...
Day Five: Ruach
The Hebrew ruach means "wind," "breath," or "spirit." The corresponding Greek word is pneuma. Both words are commonly used in passages referring to the Holy Spirit. The word's first use in the Bible appears in the second verse: "The Spirit of God [Ruach Elohim] was hovering over the waters"...
Day Six: Pneumatology
The word Pneumatology comes from two Greek words which mean "wind, air, spirit" and "word" — combining to mean "the study of the Holy Spirit." Pneumatology is the study of God the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity...
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