Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holy Spirit Study #3

  1. Acts 9:31
    • American Standard Version
      So the church throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria had peace, being edified; and, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, was multiplied.
  2. Acts 10:38
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      even Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
  3. Acts 10:44
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      While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all them that heard the word.
  4. Acts 10:45
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      And they of the circumcision that believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  5. Acts 10:47
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      Can any man forbid the water, that these should not be baptized, who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?
  6. Acts 11:15
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      And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, even as on us at the beginning.
  7. Acts 11:16
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      And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
  8. Acts 11:24
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      for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
  9. Acts 13:2
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      And as they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
      Acts 13:1-3 (in Context) Acts 13 (Whole Chapter)
  10. Acts 13:4
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      So they, being sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
  11. Acts 13:9
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      But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him.
  12. Acts 13:52
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      And the disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit.
  13. Acts 15:8
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      And God, who knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Spirit, even as he did unto us.
  14. Acts 15:28
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      For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things:
  15. Acts 16:6
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      And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden of the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia;
  16. Acts 19:2
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      and he said unto them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? And they said unto him, Nay, we did not so much as hear whether the Holy Spirit was given.
  17. Acts 19:6
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      And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
  18. Acts 20:23
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      save that the Holy Spirit testifieth unto me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
  19. Acts 20:28
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      Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, to feed the church of the Lord which he purchased with his own blood.
  20. Acts 21:11
    • American Standard Version
      And coming to us, and taking Paul's girdle, he bound his own feet and hands, and said, Thus saith the Holy Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
  21. Acts 28:25-27

American Standard Version
25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Spirit through Isaiah the prophet unto your fathers,

26 saying, Go thou unto this people, and say, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall in no wise understand; And seeing ye shall see, and shall in no wise perceive:

27 For this people's heart is waxed gross, And their ears are dull of hearing, And their eyes they have closed; Lest, haply they should perceive with their eyes, And hear with their ears, And understand with their heart, And should turn again, And I should heal them.

  1. Romans 5:5
    • American Standard Version
      and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us.
  2. Romans 9:1
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      I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience bearing witness with me in the Holy Spirit,

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My Comments: Again I encourage all who can to look up the passages preceding the verses and following the verses unto even the whole chapters in order to understand the context written about and who it is to (it also is good to use other versions of the text and compare). One would do well to do this anytime verses are given either by myself or others. This is how the Holy Spirit enlightens our minds and our walk is strengthened in the Lord. This is how we understand what God is trying to teach us through the person of the Holy Spirit.

As you will understand as you read the verses and even the Chapters and more, the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost or Spirit has always been and has been working with mankind from the very beginning to teach us about our Abba and Jesus His Son. He instructed, guided and spoke not only to the Prophets of old but even to the Apostles and now even to all of us. Even to Gentiles and Non-Christians.

Because of the Holy Spirit working with us before we came to know Jesus and accept His Righteousness, we were able to open our hearts and minds to God. We could do this because the Holy Spirit used whatever he had to to get us to listen to Him and accept the truth of God and His Son Jesus. It is He who works on our conscience so we will not lie or sin and if we do it is He who pricks our conscience until we repent and seek forgiveness from God and from others we have wronged.  When we persist we are wronging the Holy Spirit as He tries to correct and guide us to truth. God is truth. He also, enlightens us. Have you ever felt compelled to not go somewhere and found out there had be an accident there? People in New York during the 911 disaster spoke of that feeling or voice that changed their plans. Some people have had it when cancelling a plane ride but couldn't explain why. Sometimes I call or pray for someone without knowing why and find out later they are going through something and needed prayer. Before we know God we get these messages from the Holy Spirit and after we accept Jesus as our Savior they can become very normal to us as with Paul.

Paul was told he would be bound and handed over and he was. He could have avoided going but it was not what he was supposed to do. The Holy Spirit just wanted him to know what to expect and for others to know that God was in control as He always is and a He was in regards to what happened when Jesus allowed Himself to be whipped and crucified. Sometimes the Holy Spirit tells us what will happen way before it happens as He did in Isaiah when He foretold the condition of the Jews which is why the Apostles went out to the Gentiles to preach the Gospel. The Bible is full of things that will happen and that were given a long time ago to prepare Jesus’ followers so we will not make the same mistakes and will be strengthened in our understanding and knowledge as well as have confirmation that helps us stand firm.

The Holy Spirit is poured out on who He will and those who accept Jesus’ Righteousness are filled with the Holy Spirit. Not all will speak in tongues or prophesy but when filled each will have the gifts the Holy Spirit wants for them to have in order to do the work they were meant to do.

Abba Father, touch each who reads and studies Your word. Open their hearts to Your truth. Bring them all to the Righteousness, of Your Son Jesus, and fill them with Your Holy Spirit and may they always walk upright before You. In Jesus Name with the Holy Spirit I pray, Amen


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