Summary: Learning about who the Holy Spirit is. He is God.
The Resume` of the Holy Spirit
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
12 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John 16:7-15 (KJV)
Old Testament- “spirit” is mentioned 222 times
New Testament- 261 passages refer to the Holy Spirit
56 times in the Gospels, 57 times in the book of Acts, 112 times in the Pauline Epistles, and 36 other times in the remaining New Testament
The Personality of the Holy Spirit
He has a mind:
27 And he (Jesus) that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he (Holy Spirit) maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:27
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Romans 8:34
He has a will:
4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 1 Cor 12:4
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 1 Cor 12:11
6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. Acts 16:6-7
10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. Acts 16:10
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. Acts 8:29
19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. Acts 10:19
2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Acts 13:2
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Rev 2:7
How do we hear the voice of the Holy Spirit today?
When a minister speaks under the anointing: …Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 2 Chron. 20:20
When your conscience feels convicted: 8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:8
When you read the Word of God: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim 3:16-17
Listen to His Voice before others poison your mind with negativity.
Listen to His Voice before you make a commitment to men of your time, money or enthusiasm.
Listen to His Voice before you make any dramatic or significant changes in your life or ministry.
Listen to His Voice before you make financial commitments or large purchases.
Listen to His Voice before you wait to late.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.