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His Deity   His  Personality   Emblems of   Titles of   Special works of

   In the Old Test.   In the New Test.   Promise of    Gifts of

A.  Creation

GENESIS 1:1-2   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.

PSALMS 104:30   Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

JOB 26:13   By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

JOB 33:4   The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

 * Notice
               Psalms 19:1     The Father created
               John 1:3-4,10  The Son created  ( See -  Eph.3:9, Col.1:16, Heb.1:1-2 )
               Above             The Holy Spirit created

 * Conclusion:  Each distinct person of the Trinity had a part in creation.

B.  Scriptures inspired by the Holy Spirit

2 SAMUEL 23:2   The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

ISAIAH 59:21   As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

JEREMIAH 1:9   Then the Lord put forth his hand, And touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

2 PETER 1:20-21   Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21.  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 TIMOTHY 3:15-16   And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

C.  Conviction of sin

JOHN 16:7-11   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.

Some instances of

ACTS 2:22-23, 37  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23.  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
37.  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

ACTS 8:35-37   Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
36.  And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
37.  And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

ACTS 10:44   While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

ACTS 16:29-30   Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30.  And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

D.  Born Again by the Holy Spirit

JOHN 3:3-6   Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4.  Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5.  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

TITUS 3:4-6   But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5.  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6.  Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

E.  Restraining influence of the Holy Spirit

2 THESSALONIANS 2:6-7   And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7.  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

F.  Inhabits the Universal Church

EPHESIANS 2:19-22   Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20.  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21.  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22.  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.


ZECHARIAH 4:6   Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

* All through scriptures we see the supernatural power of God manifesting to accomplish his purposes and to establish his plans. God does this by way of his Holy Spirit.

In the Old Testament and the New Testament we find the Holy Spirit at work, upon and through people. Special works of the Holy Spirit will continue in the next portions of this study.