Is the Holy Spirit like an angel or human being who is a personal being but without having a divine nature
and being a god?
2. What other names for the Holy Spirit that can be found in the Bible that conveys Divine attributes? Make
a table of your study (Matt 28:19;
Heb 9:14; 1 Pet 4:14;
John 14:17; 16:13;
Rom 8:2; Heb 10:29;
These divine attributes are ascribed to both God and Jesus; thus, their association with the
name of the Holy Spirit denotes His deity.
3. What are attributes of God that could only be qualities that belong to God that are found in the Holy
Spirit? Study Isaiah 40:13-14;
1 Corinthians 2:10-11; Psalms 139:7-10;
1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Job 33:4
and Romans 15:18-19.
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, Or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He
consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And
informed Him of the way of understanding? (Isa 40:13-14)
Isaiah teaches that no one can teach the Holy Spirit, because the Spirit already knows everything.
For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the
depths of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even
so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. (1 Cor 2:10-11)
Paul teaches that the Holy Spirit knows all of what God knows.
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven,
You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in
the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
By indicating the impossibility of fleeing the Holy Spirit in life or death, David is asserting
that the Holy Spirit is everywhere.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you
have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in
your body. (1 Cor 6:19-20)
Paul indicates that that Holy Spirit simultaneously indwells all Believers regardless of time
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Elihu credits his personal creation and life to the Holy Spirit.
For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me,
resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, in the power of signs and wonders, in the power
of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of
Christ. (Rom 15:18-19)
Paul credits his work of miracles to the power of the Holy Spirit.
Like God the Father and God the Son, God the Holy Spirit has qualities that can only belong to God.
"If you do not love the blessed and truly divine words of Scripture, you are like the beasts that have neither
sense nor reason. In our natural desire for life we eat and drink, we talk and listen; and in the same way with an
insatiable thirst we should devote ourselves to reading the words of God."
Nilus of Ancyra (430), Greek monk
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