The gift of the Holy Spirit excites Christians in certain church traditions.
Few people realize the full extent of the presence and actions of the Holy Spirit as revealed in creation, the Church as the Body of Christ, in the Christian life, in the Sacraments or even in the Names and Symbols of the Holy Spirit.
This course serves the purpose of opening the eyes of the readers so they may perceive these great truths. It will arouse the awareness of the Christians to encourage them to continue their search for the knowledge, understanding and wisdom of the Holy Spirit, He Who stirs the love within the human heart.
While it is the deepest desire of the author to write all what can be said about the Holy Spirit, this cannot be done in this short text. It would take too many books to write all what could be said. All Scriptures are divinely inspired. Throughout the Old Testament, in preparation for the Messiah, the joint mission of the Holy Spirit and Christ is implied but remains hidden.
Keeping this in mind, when reading the Old Testament, Christians should carefully examine the Holy Scriptures to perceive what is revealed about the Lord Jesus.
By the power of the Holy Spirit and the faith of Mary, the Virgin conceived. The Old Testament prophecy of the virgin birth to the Son of God was fulfilled.
As the most humble of God's creatures, by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary was conceived without sin. By the grace of the Holy Spirit, she was prepared, ensuring she was full of grace, prior to having the fullness of the deity dwelling bodily within her.
Mary was the first to be brought into communion with Christ, the humble always being the first to accept Jesus. Then followed Joseph, the shepherds, the magi, Simeon, Anna, the bride and groom at Cana and the first disciples. The fulfillment of the amazing plan of salvation is manifested as the work of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit from the beginning to the end.
All Three were involved. When speaking to His disciples in reference to prayer and witnessing, Jesus openly spoke of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will be known, dwelling among men, remaining with mankind forever. He will teach, reminding all what Christ had said to bear witness to Him.
Glorifying Christ, the Holy Spirit would lead the people into all truth, proving the world wrong about sin, righteousness and judgment. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit was finally revealed to the world.
Since that day, He has continued to reveal Himself to all those who believe in the Kingdom that was announced by Christ.
Regarding the prophetic texts that refer to the sending of the Holy Spirit, it is said that God will transforms minds, hearts and spirits of the people, engraving a new law in their hearts, gathering and reconciling His scattered and divided people, transforming the first creation and finally, God will dwell among them in peace.
On the morning of Pentecost, Saint Peter proclaimed the fulfillment of this promise. Conquering death, Christ gave up His Spirit to the Father.
Afterwards, Christ breath His Spirit upon His disciples. From that moment, the mission of both, Christ and the Holy Spirit became the mission of the Church, His disciples being sent as the Father had sent Him.
Through the Holy Spirit, the Trinity is revealed. Through the Father, in the name of the Son, the Holy Spirit is sent. Once glorified, sitting by the Father, the Son also sends the Holy Spirit.The role of the Holy Spirit is the same today as it was on the day of Pentecost - pointing us towards Christ.
The Holy Spirit does not seek His own glory, but to push us towards a deep and meaningful relationship with Christ. The Holy Spirit descended like a dove upon Jesus at the start of His ministry.
Of Jesus, Isaiah says, "The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him -- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.".
Start studying Role of the Holy Spirit in the church. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The role of the Holy Spirit in Bible interpretation means that the unregenerate do not welcome and apply God's truth, though they are able to comprehend many of its statements cognitively.
Obviously unsaved men can mentally grasp something of the objective data of the Bible. The role of the Holy Spirit is clearly defined in the Bible, and He has a large role to play in your life! His role is to guide us, teach us, strengthen us. Study Notes - No Christ’s Baptism and the Spirit’s Role In the previous study, we considered a number of OT prophecies, especially from Isaiah, which prophesied of the Holy Spirit’s role .