Holy Spirit and His Work
What precious promise did
Jesus make to His disciples shortly before His
And I will ask the
Father, and he will give you another
Counselor to be with you forever.
What it necessary for
Christ to go away?
But I tell you the
truth: It is good that I am going away. Unless
I go away, the Counselor will not come to you;
but if I go, I will send him to you.
Who is the Comforter, and
what was He to do?
But the Counselor,
the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my
name, will teach you all things and will
remind you of everything I have said to you.
What other work was the
Comforter to do?
comes, he will convict the world of
guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and
judgment. John 16:8.
The Spirit of Truth
By what other title is
the Comforter designated?
When the Counselor
comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the
Spirit of truth who goes out from the
Father, he will testify about me. John
What did Jesus say the Spirit
of truth would do?
But when he, the
Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide
you into all truth. He will not speak
on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and
he will tell you what is yet to come. John
Note The Spirit speaks
(1 Timothy 4:1); teaches (1 Corinthians
2:3); bears witness (Romans 8:16); makes
intercession (Romans 8:26); distributes
gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11); and invites
the sinner (Revelation 22:17).
Why cannot the world receive
The Spirit of
truth. The world cannot accept, because
it neither sees him nor knows him.
But you know him, for he lives with you and will
be in you. John 14:17.
What did Christ say the Holy
Spirit would reveal?
He will bring glory
to me by taking from what
is mine and making it known to you.
Note - It is plain from
the Scriptures that the Holy Spirit is the
personal representative of Christ upon the earth,
abiding in the church by dwelling in the hearts
of the believers. It follows that any attempt to
make a man the vicegerent of Christ in the place
of the Third Person of the Godhead is an attempt
to put man in the place of God. Thus does the
fundamental principle of the Papacy set aside the
person and the work of the Holy Spirit.
How has God revealed the
hidden things of the kingdom?
But God has revealed
it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit
searches all things, even the deep things of God.
1 Corinthians 2:10.
Who moved upon the
prophets to give their messages?
For prophecy never had
its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from
God as they were carried along by the Holy
Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21.
After Pentecost, how was
the gospel preached to men?
It was revealed to
them that they were not serving themselves but
you, when they spoke of the things that have now
been told to you by those who have preached the
gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from
Heaven. Even angels long to look into these
1 Peter 1:12.
Heavens Union With
How intimate is His union
The Spirit of
truth. The world cannot accept him, because it
neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him,
for he lives with you and will be in
you. John 14:17.
What presence does the Holy
Spirit bring to the believers?
I will not leave
you as orphans; I will come to you.
What promise is to be
And surely I
am with you always, to the very end of
the age. Matthew 28:20. (See also John
What threefold union is thus
established as the result of belief in Christ?
On that day you
realize that I am in my Father, and you are in
me, and I also in you. John 14:20.
Note Romans 8:9 shows
the spirit of each of the tree persons of the
Godhead to be one and the same spirit.
What warning is therefore
And do not grieve
the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were
sealed fro the day of redemption. Ephesians
Is there a limit to the
strivings of Gods Spirit?
Then the Lord said,
My Spirit will not contend with man
forever, for he is mortal, his days will be a
hundred and twenty years. Genesis 6:3.
Note The limit is
determined by the creature rather than the
Creator. It is when there is an utter abandonment
to evil, and further appeals would be without
avail. God, foreknowing all things, may designate
a definite period of probation for man, as in the
case of the 120 years before the Flood (Genesis
6:3); but His Spirit never ceases to strive with
man so long as there is hope for salvation.
What did David pray?
Do not cast me away
from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from
Heavens Willingness and
How willing is God to give us
the Holy Spirit?
If you then, though
you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your
children, how much more will your Father in
heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.
How does Jesus, through the
Spirit, seek an entrance to every heart?
Here I am! I stand
at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice
and opens the door, I will come in and eat with
him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20.
O for that flame of living
Which shone so bright in
saints of old;
Which bade their souls to
Calm in distress, in danger
Remember, Lord, the ancient
Renew Thy work, Thy grace
And while to Thee our hearts
On us Thy Holy Spirit pour.
- William H. Bathhurst.