Summary: Let’s consider some things we need to both see and know about the Holy Spirit.


Dr. Dennis Deese -

JOHN 14:15-17

JOHN 14:17 Seeth: 2334 theoreo {theh?o?reh’?o}:

A Word not used of an indifferent spectator, but of one who looks at a thing with interest and for a purpose; This word would be used of a general officially reviewing or inspecting his army. Denotes a careful observation of details. To discern, ascertain, to enjoy the presence of one, to view mentally

Illustration: John 20:3-6 indicates the strength and meaning of this word. John saw the linen cloths in the tomb, without his entering in; he saw or looked at a glance the Lord was not there; in v-6 the closer contemplation by Peter is expressed in the verb theoreo.

JOHN 14:17 Know: 1097 ginosko {ghin?oce’?ko} ?AV ? know 196, perceive 9, understand 8, misc 10; 223

A knowledge grounded on personal experience. To learn to know, come to know, get a knowledge of, perceive, to become acquainted with.

Let’s consider some things we need to both see and know about the Holy Spirit.

I. HIS PERSON John 14:26 “Holy Ghost (Spirit)”

Our body is an expression of our spirit and the Holy Spirit is truly God because He is God’s Spirit (see I Corinthians 2:10-12).

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16)

“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (I Corinthians 6:19-20)

“But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? {to lie to: or, to deceive} While it remained, was it not thy own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? thou hast not lied to men, but to God.” (Acts 5:3-4)

"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Corinthians 3:16)

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” (I John 5:7)

Conclusion: He is God!

II. HIS PRESENCE John 14:16-17 “That he may abide with you forever” & “for he dwelleth with you and shall be in you”

Without question, He is omnipresent. But specifically for the Christian living in this world where is the Holy Spirit in the sense of His earthly ministry? In the body of the Christian.

"Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.” (2 Corinthians 1:22)

“In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” (Ephesians 1:13-14)

"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30)

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” (Romans 8:9)

“That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.” (2 Timothy 1:14)

"But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.” {by: or, because of} (Romans 8:11)

III. HIS PURPOSE 14:26 “He shall”

A. Comforts John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7

The Greek word for comforter is (Parakleton) and is rendered “advocate” in 1 John 2:1.

The word means “one called alongside” for protection or counsel.

“Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. Breaking baseball’s color barrier, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error. The fans began to ridicule him. He stood at second base, humiliated, while the fans jeered. Then, shortstop Pee Wee Reese came over and stood next to him. He put his arm around Jackie Robinson and faced the crowd. The fans grew quiet. Robinson later said that arm around his shoulder saved his career.” —Daily Bread

The word “another” is allon (meaning “another of the same kind”) rather than heteros (another of a different kind). Jesus was one comforter. The Holy spirit was another comforter, another of the same kind.

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Arlen Payne

commented on Jan 21, 2009

Good message, nice research of supporting Scripture.

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