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Gift of the Holy Spirit

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The Gift of the Holy Spirit

1. Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is the Third person of the Trinity

16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another a Helper, that He may be with you forever;
17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. :16-17

The Spirit of Christ is the Third Person of the Trinity, having the same essence of deity as Jesus and as perfectly one with Him as He is with the Father. Helper. The Gr. term here lit. means “one called alongside to help” and has the idea of someone who encourages and exhorts (see note on 16:7). “Be with you” has to do with His permanent residence in believers

The Holy Spirit is our Helper.
The word helper means to come along side. The Holy Spirit is to us what Jesus was to the disciples. Jesus taught and cared for the disciples. The Holy Spirit Teaches us by revealing God’s word to us. The Holy Spirit also intercedes for us before the Father In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;
MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.
The Holy Spirit is to us what Jesus was to the disciples. Jesus taught and cared for the disciples. The Holy Spirit Teaches us by revealing God’s word to us. The Holy Spirit also intercedes for us before the Father In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; Romans 8:26
The Holy Spirit is with us and abides in us.
The word abide means to stay. This means that there is never a moment that God’s Spirit is not with us. He is with the believer today and will be with the believer for all eternity.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth.
He is never deceitful. Nor does he ever lie. He will only speak truth into our lives.

2. What does the Holy Spirit do for us?

He testifies to Who Jesus is and enables us to testify about Jesus
26 “When the a Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,
27 and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
The Holy Spirit testifies to who Jesus is. He is God’s only begotten Son. He is the promised Messiah. He is the Savior of the world. He is the King who’s throne is established forever. He is God.
The Holy Spirit enables us to testify who Jesus is. We can testify both theologically as well as experientially. By understanding the scriptures through the Holy Spirit, we can teach others who Jesus is. By experiencing Christ in our own lives we can share personally who Christ is.
The Holy Spirit teaches us All things
John 14:26 NASB95
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

john 14
The Holy Spirit teaches us all things. There is nothing in life that God does not have answers for. The Holy Spirit is the one who delivers Gods answers to Life’s questions. Do you not have answers to your questions? inquire of God and let the Holy Spirit give your the answers.
The Holy Spirit helps us overcome temptation
Galatians 5:17 NASB95
For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.
Romans 5:17 NASB95
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

17 For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.

That internal struggle that you have with sin can be overwhelming. The Holy Spirit has the power to keep you from giving in to sin. We must call upon Him when we are in our times of weakness.

3. When do we receive the Holy Spirit?

When you first believe in Jesus Christ
Ephesians 1:13 NASB95
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit
One must not only hear the word of God and understand it. They must believe it. This means to apply it in your life. Then you can be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Then you can be filled with the Holy Spirit.

52 And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 13:52 NASB95
And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
Saved by Grace The Fullness of the Spirit

Summing up, we may say that New Testament teaching on being filled with the Spirit involves the following three types of experiences: (1) a believer may at times ask for a specific filling of the Spirit to qualify him or her for a specific task. (2) Our goal ought to be so to conduct ourselves that those who observe our lives may feel free to describe us as men and women who are full of the Holy Spirit. (3) We must all continually and growingly be filled with the Spirit.

Dictionary of Bible Themes 3251 Holy Spirit, filling with

To be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be energised and controlled by the third person of the Godhead in such a way that under the acknowledged lordship of Jesus Christ the full presence and power of God are experienced. Spirit-filling leads to renewal, obedience, boldness in testimony and an arresting quality in believers’ lives.

Finally you are sealed by the Holy Spirit
Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day Indwelling, Sealing, Filling

The sealing of the Spirit is another benefit to believers (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13–14; 4:30). A seal is a mark of ownership and authority. So the Holy Spirit living within the Christian is God’s mark of ownership and authority over that individual.

More than that, a seal is a mark of security. You don’t mess with a seal. The point is that one should not mess with those upon whom God has placed his seal; those who do will suffer the consequences.

One more associated idea is that this is “a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come” (2 Corinthians 1:22; see also Ephesians 1:14). Think of this as a “down payment,” a partial disbursement giving assurance that the rest will eventually come. As we will see later, God has promised us wonderful things. Some of those are a part of the believer’s present experience, but the rest will be experienced in the future—our inheritance in Christ. The sealing of the Spirit is God’s absolute guarantee that all he has promised us will ultimately be ours. One practical application of this ministry of the Spirit is to give us an assurance of our salvation. No one can break God’s seal or frustrate him from fulfilling his promises to his own.

Understanding Theology in 15 Minutes a Day Indwelling, Sealing, Filling

The sealing of the Spirit is another benefit to believers (2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13–14; 4:30). A seal is a mark of ownership and authority. So the Holy Spirit living within the Christian is God’s mark of ownership and authority over that individual.

Romans 6:13 NASB95
and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
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New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
MacArthur, J. F., Jr. (2006). The MacArthur study Bible: New American Standard Bible. (). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Spirit of truth. He is the Spirit of truth in that He is the source of truth and communicates the truth to His own (v. 26; 16:12–15). Apart from Him, people cannot know God’s truth (1Co 2:12–16; 1Jn 2:20, 27). abides with you and will be in you. This indicates some distinction between the ministry of the Holy Spirit to believers before and after Pentecost. While clearly the Holy Spirit has been with all who have ever believed throughout redemptive history as the source of truth, faith, and life, Jesus is saying something new is coming in His ministry. John 7:37–39 indicates this unique ministry would be like “rivers of living water.” Acts 19:1–7 introduces some Old Covenant believers who had not received the Holy Spirit in this unique fullness and intimacy

The Holy Spirit can only communicate truth. He is never deceptive nor does he lie. Because he take
19 “a After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”
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