Monday, January 27, 2014

Holy Spirit Study 7

This study will show the authorship of divine prophecies as well as that the Holy Spirit is a part of the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

2 Peter 1:21; New King James Version (NKJV)

21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

Comment: Here the authorship of prophecy comes by the Holy Spirit.

2 Samuel 23:2; (NKJV)

“The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me,
And His word was on my tongue.
Comment: Again men spoke not their own words. They spoke the word as it came to them from the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is referred to as the Lord (Lord in the Old Testament is Jehovah in Hebrew). Shows His (Lord/Jehovah and the Holy Spirit are the author of Prophecy. They placed the prophetic words into the mouths of the Prophets.

2 Samuel 23:3; (NKJV)

The God of Israel said,
The Rock of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over men must be just,
Ruling in the fear of God.
Comment: God is the author of divine prophecy.

Isaiah 6:3; (NKJV)

And one cried to another and said:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

Isaiah 6:5; (NKJV)

So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”

Isaiah 6:8-10; (NKJV)

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:
“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.
Comment: It is noteworthy to point out where this passage says, “voice of the Lord (Jehovah) saying ‘Whom shall I send’ the ‘who will go for Us?’”  This is not referring to many gods but to the One who is three in one, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This passage is also here as it is referred to in the New Testament in the context of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Acts 28:25-27; (NKJV)

25 So when they did not agree among themselves, they departed after Paul had said one word: “The Holy Spirit spoke rightly through Isaiah the prophet to our fathers, 26 saying,
‘Go to this people and say:
“Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand;
And seeing you will see, and not perceive;
27 For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”’
Comment: Here in Acts the text refers back to Isaiah (note previous verse).

John 12:39-41; (NKJV)

39 Therefore they could not believe, because Isaiah said again:
40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
Lest they should see with their eyes,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.”
41 These things Isaiah said when he saw His glory and spoke of Him.
Comment: This references the passage in Isaiah yet it refers to Christ Jesus so we see the connection of the Holy Spirit and Jesus (and with looking at each place we see the Father, Son (Christ Jesus Messiah) and the Holy Spirit (the tri-personality of God as noted by R. A. Torrey in his book The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit which can be read in it’s entirety on line by using the search engine Google).

Exodus 16:7; (NKJV)

And in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord; for He hears your complaints against the Lord. But what are we, that you complain against us?”

Comment: In Moses time they were referred to as murmuring against Jehovah (Lord in Old Testament always is Jehovah in Hebrew).

Hebrews 3:7-9; (NKJV)

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
And saw My works forty years.
Comment: Here in referencing Exodus 16:7 the Holy Spirit says. Clearly both bible verses are referring to the God Jehovah and Holy Spirit as one.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6; (NKJV)

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.

Comments: Spirit and Lord or Jehovah God work all in all.

Matthew 28:19; (NKJV)

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Comment: Here the triune is clearly spoken of in Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 13:14; (NKJV)

14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

Comment: The triune oneness is here clearly stated again (we call this the Holy Trinity). God is one and He is three in one hence the Holy Trinity.

Acts 5:3-4; (NKJV)

But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.”

Comment: Here Peter tells Ananias he lied to the Holy Spirit and to God (which are one with Christ Jesus).

These verses with the other six studies previous show the triuneness of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Spirit has been from before the beginning of the creation of the world because He was not created as He is one with the Father and the Son. Reading the word of God is very important and before reading one must ask the Holy Spirit to guide them in their reading and understanding of the word. He points us always to the Son who is Jesus the Christ the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the World because He is the Lamb of God sacrificed for the sin of the whole world. But to receive His sacrifice we must confess our sin, turn from sin and accept Jesus as our Savior. Jesus, in all He did (and does), pointed us to the Father as when He taught the Apostles to pray, “Our Father who art in Heaven…”

The Holy Spirit opens out hearts and minds to the Word of God and to the presence of the Son Jesus the Christ. I pray you open your heart and mind to the call of Jesus to you through the Holy Spirit so you too, may know the saving grace of Jesus in your life.

Abba Father, send Your Holy Spirit to prick the hearts of each to bring them to Your Son Jesus’ saving grace so they too, may be “Sons of God” and know what it is to be adopted into the family of God. Thank You, Abba Father, for sending Your Son into the world to redeem us as the final sacrifice and blood offering of Your Lamb, Oh Lord God.

Jesus my Lord and Savior thank You for Your sacrifice and for giving the whole world the chance to be saved by Your grace and not by works. Touch all who read Your word and help them to trust in God the Father and know that He, You and the Holy Spirit watch over them and is calling them to be a part of His family.

Holy Spirit cleanse the minds of all who read the Word of God and give them knowledge and understanding of the Word of God. Awaken a thirst and desire to know our Father more and to know that He loves them so very much and wants them to be close to Him. Thank You for the word You speak into our heart, minds and lives.

I pray all this to the Father, in the name of the Son Jesus and with the Holy Spirit. Amen.