The Holy Ghost: A Simple Scriptural Study

The Holy Ghost: A Simple Scriptural Study

By: Tim Massengale
I. What is the Holy Ghost?
A. A spirit: Greek-“Pneuma” “A light breath or breeze”

B. Who is this Spirit?
1. Spirit of the Father _ Mt. 10:20; I Cor. 3:16

2. Spirit of the Son – Jn. 14:17-18; Gal. 4:6

3. Nature of God – I Tim. 3:16

4. Only one spirit – Eph. 4:4

II. The Holy Ghost in Prophecy

A. Joel 2:28,29; Ezk. 36:26, 27; Is. 28:11, 12; Matt. 3:11; John 14:15-18, 26; John 16:13, Acts 1:5, 8

III. The Promise

A. Promised by Jesus – Jn. 14:15-18

B. Promised by Peter – Acts 2:38, 39

C. Promised by Paul – I Thes, 4:8

D. Promised by Hebrews – Heb. 6:4

E. Promised by John – I Jn 3:24

IV. Spirit Baptism Separate from Water Baptism

A. Examples: The 120 – Acts 2:1-4
Samaritans – Acts 10:44-46
Ephesians – Acts 19:1-7

B. Only one Baptism? Eph. 4:5
* John 3:5 – Two experiences make up the one new birth: i.e. water and spirit.

V. The Holy Ghost is a Necessity

A. Makes us a child of God – Rom. 8:9,14

B. Guides us into truth – Jn. 16:13

C. Makes us free from sin – Rom. 8:12

D. Seals and protects us until rapture – Eph. 4:30

E. Gives us the power for rapture – Rom. 8:11

F. Gives us everlasting life – Gal. 6:8

G. Allows us to enter kingdom of God – Jn. 3:5

VI. The Benefits of the Holy Ghost

A. Gives instruction – Neh. 9:20

B. Calls us to His work – Is. 6:8

C. Gives wisdom – Is. 11:12

D. Casts out devils – Mt. 12:28

E. Speaks for us – Mk. 13:11

F. Gives revelation – Lk. 2:25, 26

G. Quenches thirst – Jn. 4:14

H. Comforts – Jn. 15:26

I. Reproves – Jn 16:7-8

J. Gives power – Acts 1:8

K. Love – Rom. 5:5

L. Makes intercession – Rom. 8:26

M. Gives hope – Rom. 15:13

N. Satisfaction – Rom. 15:16

O. Searches us – I Cor. 2:10

P. Gives gifts – I Cor. 12:25

Q. Gives fruits – Gal. 5:22-23

VII. The Holy Ghost with Tongues
A. Is. 28:11 – Prophet: “This is the rest. . .”

B. Mk. 16:16 – Jesus

C. Acts 2:4 – Peter and 120

D. Acts 8:18 – Samaritans (What did Simon see?)

E. Acts 10:46 – Cornelious

F. Acts 10:23,47 – Brethren from Joppa

G. Acts 19:6 – Ephesians

H. Acts 9:7 and I Cor 14:18 – Paul

* Is tongues for us today? I Cor. 13:8-13

– “That which is perfect is the age to come when Jesus Christ returns”

– Gifts to be with us until 2nd coming – I Cor. 1:7

* Why did God choose tongues?

1. Control tongue – Ja. 3:1-8

2. Identification mark – Mk. 16:17

3. Edify church and believer – I Cor. 14:4

4. Sign to unbeliever – I Cor 14:22

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