"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
THE HOLY SPIRIT quotes
1) “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” Matthew 12:31-32.
These verses reveal that if we sin against, commit blasphemy against, or speak against the Holy Spirit, then we will be lost for ever.
2) “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17.
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isaiah 8:20.
These verses reveal that all of God’s word is the truth, and any belief that does not harmonize with God’s word is wrong - no matter how many people may believe it to be truth.
3) How are we to refer to the Holy Spirit?
“And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.” John 1:32.
“Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” 1 Peter 1:11.
“...the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us.” Romans 8:26.
These inspired passages reveal that the Holy Spirit is non-gendered, being referred to as “it” or “itself”.
The Bible also states about the Holy Spirit:
“...the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” 1 Corinthians 12:11.
“Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” John 14:17.
“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 show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.” John 16:13-14.
These verses reveal that the Holy Spirit is of the male gender, being referred to as a “he” or “him” or “himself”.
Putting all these Scriptures together we see the complete truth that the Holy Spirit is definitely not a female. And since the Holy Spirit is referred to as being an “it” as well as an “he” at the same time, then the Spirit is not human at all, but is Spirit in nature.
4) What exactly is a person?
“A person is a being that has certain capacities or attributes such as reason, morality, consciousness or self-consciousness”. Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia, under word “Person”, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Person, accessed 11-7-20).
What exactly is a being?
“The quality or state of having existence...something that actually exists...conscious existence or life...the qualities that constitute an existent thing...especially personality...a living thing; especially a person.” Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, under word “Being”, at http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/being, accessed 2-8-13).
What exactly is personality?
“Distinctive qualities or characteristics of a person....That which constitutes a person; personal existence.” Fund and Wagnall’s Dictionary.
These definitions show that a person is the same as a being, and a being is the same as a person. This person and being also has a personality whose distinctive qualities prove them to be an entity which differs from other persons and beings.
5) Can the Holy Spirit think for itself and make its own decisions?
“And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit”. Romans 8:27.
This inspired passage reveals the truth that the Holy Spirit itself has a mind.
“For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things.” Acts 15:28.
This verse reveals that the Holy Spirit itself helped to settle questions during the Church Council at Jerusalem.
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.
These verses reveal that the Holy Spirit Himself dispenses gifts to different individuals according as He Himself wills.
“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, After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.” Acts 16:6-7.
These inspired verses reveal that the Holy Spirit Himself forbade some from going to preach in certain places.
Putting all these inspired passages togther reveals that the Holy Spirit has a mind, can settle questions, dispense gifts as needed, and directs various aspects of the work in spreading the Gospel around the world. This then clearly shows that the Holy Spirit can think for Himself and can make its own decisions.
6) Can the Holy Spirit act for Himself?
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”. Luke 4:18.
These passages of Scriptural truth reveal that the Holy Spirit anointed Jesus and then sent Him out to preach the gospel.
Was the Holy Spirit the only one who anointed Jesus?
“Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me. Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” Isaiah 48:16.
This inspired verse reveals that it was both God the Father and the Holy Spirit who together anointed and then sent forth the Lord to be a Saviour, Redeemer and Teacher to His people.
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me”. John 15:26.
This text reveals that God the Father is not the Holy Spirit, because the Father sends the Holy Spirit. It also reveals that Jesus is not the Holy Spirit, because Jesus sends the Spirit from the Father. This text also shows that the Holy Spirit Himself testifies or witnesses of Jesus.
7) “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Romans 8:14.
This inspired passage reveals that the Holy Spirit itself leads God’s people so that they can become the children of God. And while on the earth, Jesus “was led of the Spirit” (Luke 4:1).
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26.
This verse reveals the Biblical truth that the Holy Spirit Himself teaches us, causes us to remember the truth, and also comforts us.
“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” John 14:16-17.
These passages of Scriptural truth reveals that the Holy Spirit Himself comforts us other than Christ who also comforts us, and that this Holy Spirit of truth will dwell with us and be in us.
8) “And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man”. Genesis 6:3.
This verse reveals that the Holy Spirit itself will strive with us. But how does the Spirit strive with us?
“Nevertheless I [Jesus] 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. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” John 16:7-8.
These inspired verses reveal that the Holy Spirit Himself will come to each of us to reprove us of our sins, and of the way of righteousness, and of the judgment soon to come.
“Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them”. Nehemiah 9:20.
This text reveals the Biblical truth that the Holy Spirit itself instructs us.
Since the word of God has plainly stated that the Holy Spirit anoints, testifies or witnesses, leads, teaches, comforts, dwells with, strives, reproves and instructs God’s people, then the Holy Spirit can act for Himself.
9) Can the Holy Spirit speak for Himself?
“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 show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.” John 16:13-15.
These inspired verses reveal that even though the Holy Spirit does not speak His own words, but the words of God and Christ, yet these do reveal that the Holy Spirit Himself speaks, guides, hears and shows others the truth, and it is not just the Father or Jesus who are doing these things as the Holy Spirit.
“Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 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. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.” Acts 13:1-4.
These verses reveal that the Holy Spirit itself speaks, chooses, calls and sends forth others.
“And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.” Acts 21:11.
This inspired verse reveals that the Holy Spirit Himself gives messages to prophets and they declare: “Thus saith the Holy Ghost”, and their prophetic message was fulfilled (see Acts 21:27-36, 22:22-30).
Since the word of God has plainly stated that the Holy Spirit speaks, hears, guides, shows, chooses, and calls and sends forth others into the work, then clearly the Holy Spirit can speak for Himself, and it is not just the voice of the Father or Jesus speaking as the Holy Spirit.