Summary: How the Holy Spirit has worked from the beginning of time, in the Old Testament and in the New Testament, and how the Holy Spirit works in our lives today
Friday, April 28, 2000
THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Works of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit did not wait until Acts chapter 2 to come into the world. (This is when the infilling was given to every believer who Hungered and Thirst after the Holy Spirit)
The H S has been active in every way since the Creation and has been present wherever God has been revealed.
When Moses and the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea the H.S. was present represented by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night.
A general principle can be used in describing the divine Acts of God:
The divine Acts originate with the Father.
Carried out by the Son.
And are brought to being by the Holy Spirit.
Ge 1:1 ¶ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Heb 1:1 ¶ God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Joh 1:1 ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. :2 The same was in the beginning with God.
:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Ps 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
(the spirit of God hath made me and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.)
In these verses we see the principle that runs throughout the bible, That the Trinity Works together.
Evolutionist try to tell us that each kingdom is the result of gradual development of a lower kingdom.
3 kingdoms being: 1. Heavens and the earth
2. Animal life
3. Human life
But God’s word states a new kingdom was made by an Act of Creation and the H.S. is said to be active in all three kingdoms.
1. Heaven and Earth.
Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
2. Animal life.
Ps 104:10 ¶ He sendeth the springs into the valleys, [which] run among the hills. :11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
:14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
:17 Where the birds make their nests: [as for] the stork, the fir trees [are] her house. :18 The high hills [are] a refuge for the wild goats; [and] the rocks for the conies.
:20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep [forth]. :21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
:25 [So is] this great and wide sea, wherein [are] things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. :30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
3. Human life.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Ge 1:20 ¶ And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.