Holy Spirit

The name “Holy Spirit” comes from two Greek words – hagion – meaning “holy,” and pneuma, meaning “spirit.” 

The Bible teaches there is only one Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Trinity. 

There is one eternal God, Creator of heaven and earth. 

Within the nature of this one God are three eternal persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

The Word of God also speaks of the 7 Spirits of God. 

The Holy Spirit is designated by a number of titles that set forth His deity and they are: 

  1. The Spirit                               John 3;6-8      
  2. Holy Spirit                              Luke 11;13  
  3. Spirit of God                           1 Cor. 3;16     
  4. Spirit of the Lord                   Is 63;14  
  5. Spirit of the Lord God           Is 61;1            
  6. Spirit of the Living God        2 Cor. 3;3       
  7. Spirit of the Father               Matt. 10;20     
  8. Spirit of Jesus                        Acts 16;6,7     
  9. Holy Spirit of God                 Eph. 4;30       
  10. Spirit of Christ                       Rom. 8;9 
  11. Spirit of Jesus Christ             Phil. 1;19        
  12. Spirit of His Son                     Gal. 4;6           
  13. Spirit which is of God            1 Cor. 2;12     

THERE ARE 7 MINISTRIES OF THE HOLY SPIRITS

 Jn.14:2,26

  1. Comforter He is one who is called along our sides. He is the One who relieves irritation. There is no reason for any Christian to be lonely or bored. He wants to comfort us as well as comfort others through us.
  2. Counselor He is our aid and advisor. He is the One who has the ability to perceive and therefore advise wisely. He knows your future, therefore is able to provide the best counsel. His counsel produces wisdom and will stand eternally. He offers counsel to us and wants to offer counsel to others through us. (Ps.16:7; Pr.11:14; 12:15)
  3. Helper He is the only One who can lead us and show us how to live. He is the One who helps and supports us in all our doings. I would hate to even attempt to live a Christian life without the Holy Spirit as my helper. He ?takes hold together with by association and companionship’ (Rm.8:26-27). We can be bold and know that there is no need to fear anything or any body. He wants to be our helper and He wants to help others through us (He.13:6; Ac.1:8).
  4. Advocate He is the One who vocally supports us. He wants to speak on our behalf. He will plead our case before the Father as well as pleading our case in the presence of our enemies. (Rm.8:26-27)
  5. Intercessor He is One who prays and makes intercession for us. He will plead in favor of us and “fill the gap” for us. He intercedes for us and wants to intercede for others through us. (Rm.8:26)
  6. Strengthener He is One who gives power and support to us. He wants to enable us to endure various obstacles. He wants to make us strong and to increase our capacity. He is our strength and He wants to us to strengthen others through us. (Ac.18:23)
  7. Stand-by He is our Stand-by, Upholder, and Encourager. He is One who stands by you to defend you. He is One who desires to stand by to take your place in your absence. He is One who is there constantly as your friend.

THERE ARE 7 SYMBOLS OR EMBLEMS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

  1. Dove The Holy Spirit was seen descending on Jesus in the form of a dove. This speaks to us of His gentleness, love, purity, peace, modesty, innocence, and beauty. (Mt.10:16; Lk.3:27; SS.1:15; 5:2; 6:2; 2:11-13; Rm.5:5; 15:30; Ps.55:6; Jn.16:13)
  2. Water The Holy Spirit is symbolized by water, depicting the cleansing and refreshing aspects of His ministry. (Jn.4:7-11; 7:37-40)
  3. Seal There is one reference to the Seal of the Holy Spirit. This reveals the security that we have in Him. A seal is a mark of ownership and a symbol of secrecy and security. (Ep.1:15)
  4. Oil Frequently the Holy Spirit is symbolized through the emblem of Oil. This symbol is seen throughout both Testaments. There is a reference to the Oil of Gladness (He.1:9) which should be compared to the reference to the Spirit of Joy (I Th.1:6). People frequently refer to the anointing of the Spirit. The word anointing is a direct reference to the Oil of the Spirit.
  5. New Wine Most Christians leaders agree that when Jesus spoke about “New Wine”, He was referring to the Holy Spirit. This reflects the joy that He provides within our hearts. (Mt.9:17; Mk.2:22; Lk.5:37; Ep.5:18)
  6. Wind= The Greek word that we translate as “spirit” actually means “wind” or “breath”. Jesus compares the Spirit to the wind. On the Day of Pentecost, the Spirit made His presence known by a sound of a rushing mighty wind. (Ac.2; Jn.3:3-5)
  7. Fire The Spirit of God has appeared in the manifestation of fire, both in Scripture as well as in modern testimony. (Ac.2)

SEVEN SPIRITS OF GOD  are the 7 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Isaiah 11;2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.

Revelation 3:1“…the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of Him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.”  

The seven Spirits of God are not seven different spirits. 

The 7 Spirits refer to the complex ministry of The Holy Spirit. 

The 7 Spirits of God are sent to all the earth. 

The 7 Spirits are carried by believers everywhere they go.

Isaiah 11:2 “And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD” 

 “From the throne came flashes of lightning rumblings and peals of thunder, Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven Spirits of God.” Revelation 4:5

“Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it has been slain, standing in the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. He has seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.”  Revelation 5:6

THE 7 SPIRITS OF GOD ARE:

  1. The Spirit of The lord. This is The Holy Spirit. 
  2. The Spirit of Wisdom.The anointing to apply knowledge. 
  3. The Spirit of Understanding. The anointing to apply meaning.
  4. The Spirit of Counsel.The anointing to share His knowledge, wisdom, advise, and direction with us. 
  5. The Spirit of Might.The anointing to conquer and overcome.
  6. The Spirit of Knowledge. The anointing to know Him intellectually and to experience His Presence.
  7. The Spirit of Fear / Reverence.The anointing to The fear of the Lord is reverence for God and reverence for the things of God.

Mark Visser

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