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The Spirit of God. 1. The Spirit of Truth 2. The Spirit of Holiness 3. The Spirit of Life 4. The Spirit of Grace 5. The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit.

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1 The Spirit of God

2 1. The Spirit of Truth 2. The Spirit of Holiness 3. The Spirit of Life 4. The Spirit of Grace 5. The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

3 THE SPIRIT OF GOD: The power of Almighty God The power of Almighty God From Genesis to Revelation From Genesis to Revelation Rich and varied language Rich and varied language

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5 Aims Why has the subject proved to be so difficult? How is the Spirit described and manifested in scripture? What is the significance of the term ‘Holy’ Spirit? How can we speak with confidence about God’s Spirit today?

6 To deepen our DEVOTION to the FATHER and the SON

7 Examples of uses of the word ‘spirit’ the Spirit of God evil spirits and phantoms The life-giving principle the seat of action or feeling temperament and disposition the spirit or true meaning of something distilled alcoholic liquor

8 Context

9 Metaphor: Hebrew rûach Greekpneuma wind / Latin spiritus breath North Europeangeist (ghost)

10 rûach in Ezekiel 37: The Spirit of the LORD The breath of life the wind the four points of the compass

11 God in action the angel of the Lord the glory of God the name of the Lord arm hand finger

12 Matthew : ‘... If I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. Luke : Now if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your followers drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come to you.

13 Jesus antwortete: Wahrlich, wahrlich ich sage dir: Es sei denn daß jemand geboren werde aus Wasser und Geist, so kann er nicht in das Reich Gottes kommen. Was vom Fleisch geboren wird, das ist Fleisch; und was vom Geist geboren wird, das ist Geist. John 3.5-6

14 John 3.6 Current editions of KJV: That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit 1611 KJV:... That which is born of the spirit is spirit NIV:... but the Spirit * gives birth to spirit. * Or but spirit

15 Be still and know that I am God I am the Lord that healeth thee In thee, O Lord, I put my trust Praise the Lord 11

16 The Authority of Scripture The ‘Personality’ of the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Gifts

17 The Authority of Scripture The ‘Personality’ of the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Gifts

18 ‘... The testimony of God came by the Holy Spirit, by which God testified in his prophets and, in these last days, spoke through his Son. Hence the effects of the word believed are attributed to the Spirit; and because the word sets men to breathing in God’s moral atmosphere, it is termed “spirit and life”’ JOHN THOMAS, Elpis Israel (1848)

19 The Spirit Word Angelic Providence

20 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul Psalm 19.7 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path Psalm All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy

21 Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law Psalm

22 The Authority of Scripture The ‘Personality’ of the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Gifts

23 ‘One universal irradiant Spirit, by which the Father fills all and knows all; and when He wills, performs all.’ JOHN THOMAS: Epitome of the One Faith (mid-1860s) universal – nothing exists or functions without it irradiant – the source of spiritual light under God’s control – not ours the means by which the Father works

24 The Authority of Scripture The ‘Personality’ of the Holy Spirit Holy Spirit Gifts

25 “… the gift of the Holy Spirit on the one hand and the gifts of the Holy Spirit … are inseparable.” “… miraculous Spirit gifts are no longer with is, but we are not left comfortless because we have the whole of God’s spirit-inspired holy word ‘that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” “The Christadelphians have always believed that the plain teaching of scripture is that believers do not receive the Holy Spirit today.”

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28 References to “Holy Spirit” in the Old Testament Psalm Isaiah and 11 References to “Holy Spirit” in the New Testament 13 x in Luke’s Gospel 41 x in Acts 12 x in other Gospels 16x in Paul’s Letters 8 x in other Letters 0 x in Revelation 90 x 60% of total in NT

29 References to “Holy Spirit” in NT Letters 5 x in Romans and Hebrews 3 x in 1 Thessalonians 2 x in 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Ephesians 1 x in 2 Timothy, Titus, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, Jude Not at all in Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, Philemon, James, 1, 2 or 3 John c.f. 120 references to “Spirit” without prefix

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