GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT
II ~ His Attributes
(Many are the same as the Father and Son)
John 15:24-27 At first Jesus proved he was God the Son with miracles no one had ever done before or would do after him. After he left, God's Spirit did what? ___________________________________
Acts 28:17, 25-27 (pg. 1088) Who speaks truth? _____________________________________________________________ According to the footnote, what scripture was quoted as being the truth? __________________________
What do many people do with the truth after hearing it? _______________________________________
What do many people do with the truth after reading/seeing it? __________________________________
When we associate with calloused people, what could happen to us? _____________________________
If people would just accept God's Spirit, the truth, what would His Spirit do for them? ______________ Do you think this is a physical healing or spiritual healing? _____________________________________
Romans 9:1 (pg. 1097) Our consciences, as Christians with access to the truth, is ruled by who? ________________ If our consciences have been educated by the Word, how do we feel when we go against our consciences? __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
1 Corinthians 2:12-13 (pg. 1106) God's Spirit wants us to do what with the truth given to us? _______________________________________________ ____________________________________ Are spiritual words expressed in gibberish? _____________
Galatians 5:5-10 (pg. 1131) What does the writer say people are doing who try to persuade us the Bible doesn't mean what it says? ________________________________________________________________________________ What does the writer say these people are throwing others into? ______________________________________________________ What will happen to them? ________________________________________________________________
Paul was angry at those who insisted these new Christians worship like they did. Should we be angry today if it happens? (Hint: See Ephesians 4:26, KJV) _________________
Ephesians 1:13-14 (pg. 1131) What makes us be included in Christ? What someone tells us or the truth? ______________
WHO is the seal we have within us that God will keep his promise to save us? _____________________
When we make an offer to purchase a home, we make what as a guarantee? _______________________ Who does God give us as our deposit that we'll really be taken to heaven? ________________________
Revelation 9:4 (pg. 1197) talks about having a seal on our foreheads so we can be saved. That seal (a noun/name) is explained here as a verb/action. WHO is the seal? ________________________________
2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 (pg. 1149) If someone claims to work miracles, does that mean God's Spirit is with them? ________________
Do such actions deceive those who are being saved or those who are perishing? ____________________
Why do people perish? ___________________________________________________________________
2 Thessalonians 2:13 God's Spirit made it possible for us to be saved through the work done on Jesus' part, and through what on our part? ______________________________________________________
1 Timothy 4:1-3 (pg. 1152) The Spirit of Truth warns us that there will be other spirits convincing us to abandon what? _______________________________________ What kind of people have these spirits in them? ___________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
What are some things these liars try to convince people to do to be good? ____________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
If these people refuse to change their teachings after being shown scripture, despite their "holy" smiles, what would this say about their consciences? _____________________________________________________
Hebrews 10:26-29 (pg. 1168) When we keep sinning after hearing the truth, how does God's Spirit feel? _______________
1 John 4:6 (pg. 1185) We must learn to recognize the difference in the Spirit of ____________________________ as well as the spirit of __________________________________.
Where do we find the truth (John 17:17, pg. 1048)? ________________________
1 John 5:6 What is God's Spirit? ____________________________________
2 Samuel 23:1-2 (pg. 319) God's Spirit spoke to man through who's written words? ___________ Therefore, did the Holy Spirit come to people before Christianity? ____________________
Psalm 106:33 (pg. 591) Moses and Aaron rebelled against God's Spirit by speaking what? _______________________
Isaiah 40:7-8 (pg. 700) Keeping in mind that the term "breath of God" in Hebrew is also "Spirit of God;" and keeping in mind that God's Spirit is truth (John 1417), who and what will last forever? ______________________
Isaiah 59:21 Verse 20 indicates God is talking to the Jews. He says here that His Spirit at that time was on who? ___________________________
Micah 2:7 (Pg. 900) People in Old Testament times as well as people today tend to believe that God's Spirit never gets what? __________________________________
Zechariah 4:6 (Pg. 920) What is stronger than man's might and power? ______________________________________
Zechariah 7:12 What two things did God's Spirit send by the prophets? ________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Matthew 8:16 (pg. 940) Did Jesus speak many words or go into frenzies or anything else to heal people or drive out demons? _____________________ Compared with all the books in the world twisting God's Word, is God's Word filled with few or many words? ___________________________
John 3:34-35 (pg. 1030 Jesus spoke what? ______________________________ These words God gave the world through Jesus are also what? _________________________________________________________ If we believe these words, we have what? __________________________________________________________________________ If we do not, we have what? ______________________________________________________________________________________
If someone acts very holy and says how much they love God but does not speak the words of God, even after being shown, are they trying to impress people or God? _____________________ Has God really sent them? _________________________ Would you consider them harmless? _______________________
NOTE: The KJV after "Spirit without limit," added "unto the Son" (italicized) because the verse before and the verse after both refer to Jesus, the Son.
John 6:63 God's word is given what? ___________________________________
John 14:17 What is God's Spirit? ________________________________________. Worldly people do not do what with Truth/God's Spirit? ______________________________.
Give an example of people not accepting the truth, even though they have been shown the truth? _________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________
How can God's Truth/Spirit live in us? ______________________________________________________
John 20:20-22 After Jesus' resurrection and all his work was done, he was ready to leave, so gave them Who? ________________________ ________________________________________________
NOTE: The word translated "breathed" is from the Greek word "emphusao" and used in Acts 9:1 to say that Saul breathed out threatenings and slaughter to the early church. In the Old Testament a similar expression is used in Psalm 27:12 (pg. 541) referring to false witnesses who breathe out violence against someone. In these two verses, Saul was causing something to happen (breathed out) and the false witnesses were trying to cause something to happen. Therefore, Jesus breathing onto his apostles indicates that he was causing something to happen.
NOTE: This was a special gift only the apostles received. Jesus was repeating what he had said earlier in Matthew 16:19 and 18:18 (pg. 951).
Acts 1:1-2 God's Spirit gave what through Jesus? __________________________________________ Remember, Jesus is the audible and seeable word (John 1:1). God's Spirit is the written word.
Acts 4:23-25 God's Spirit spoke through who? _________________________________________
Acts 4:31 In these early months of the church, people needed continual reassurance that they were indeed doing God's will by defying the religious leaders. Today, when we defy our religious leaders, where can we get our reassurance? ____________________________________ _________________________________________
With the help of the Holy Spirit they were able to go out and speak God's word how? _______________
Do you think it would help you in talking to others to not tell ourselves we must be courageous, but rather be bold? Would it help take the anticipation of emotional pain and rejection out of it? Would it help us determine we're going to tell it, no matter what? What is your opinion? Which would help you most? Courage or boldness? ___________________________________________
Acts 10:44-47 When was the last time this phenomenon of people speaking in languages had occurred (Acts 2:1)?
Who was it given to at that time? ___________________________________
What nationality were the apostles? ______________________
What nationality were these people Peter preached to? _________________________
Do you see the significance of an external showing of the H.S. on these two groups? __________ What? ________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________
Acts 13:49-52 What spread everywhere? ____________________________________________ As a result, how were the message bringers treated? _________________________________________________________________ How did they respond to such treatment? ____________________________________________________ How could God's Spirit fill them with joy? Their persecutors were afraid of them; hence, they had the power of God's Spirit.
When we are facing persecution, God's Spirit, the Word of Ruth, can do what for us?
Acts 16:6-10 The Holy Spirit influenced Paul where to preach. Was he an ordinary Christian or an apostle (Romans 1:1, pg. 1090)? _______________ _____________________________
Acts 20:17, 28 How were elders selected through the Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 3:1-7)? ____________________________
Romans 8:26 (pg. 1096) God's Spirit not only comes to us in words, but He can communicate with our spirit and then express it to God the Father in what way? ___________________________________________________ Do you think we have to consciously make groanings for God's Spirit to do so for us? ______________
1 Corinthians 2:4 (pg. 1106) The message of truth and preaching of truth are demonstrations of the Spirit's what? ______
1 Corinthians 2:13 God's Spirit reveals the mind of God in what not taught by human wisdom? _______________________ Today, where do we find those same words? _________________________________________________ Does God's Word come to us outside the Bible? _______________________________
Ephesians 1:13 (pg. 1131) What causes us to be included in Christ? ___________________________________________
Ephesians 6:17 If we want a weapon to fight falsehood, what must we use? ____________________________________
1 Thessalonians 1:5 (pg. 1146) God's Spirit is associated with deep what? _________________________________________
Hebrews 4:12f (pg. 1163) Since God's Spirit is Truth and God's Word is truth (John 14 and 17), what is God's Spirit capable of penetrating? ___________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ What does God's Spirit/Truth/Word judge? __________________________________________________
Hebrews 6:4-6 (pg. 1164) When we taste the heavenly gift, we also taste the goodness of what? ___________________
Hebrews 9:1, 8-10 In what way did God's Spirit show the arrangements with the Tabernacle/Temple? (Hint: Exodus 25:1, 8-9, and think about what you've learned from this section of study.) _____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Numbers 11:16-17 (Pg. 141) During this time in Jewish history, God only spoke at what location? ____________________ This was their tabernacle or what we'd call church building.
Ezekiel 2:2-3 (Pg. 804) After God's Spirit put Ezekiel on his feet, Ezekiel heard what? _________________________ The Spirit then told him, "I am _____________________________________ you."
NOTE: God's Spirit did not knock him off his feet (slain in spirit?) but brought him up to his feet.
Ezekiel 3:24-27 God's Spirit controlled when Ezekiel would and would not do what? _____________________________ Once he could speak, he was to say what the Spirit told him to say.
Matthew 10:1a, 18-20 (pg. 942) Jesus promised his Twelve that when they were before governors and kings, God's Spirit would do what? ______________________________________________________________________________
Matthew 12:30-32 What was Jesus while on earth (John 1:1, 14, pg. 1027)? _______________________________________ What was God's Spirit (see 2 Timothy 3:16)? ________________________________________________
What does the Spirit do (John 16:8a, pg. 1047)? ______________________________________________
NOTE: Remember that the word translated "breathed" is from the Greek word "pneuma" meaning breath wind, and is always translated "spirit."
NOTE: The word translated "blasphemy" is from the Greek word "blasphemia" and means to speak injuriously of or speak evil toward.
Therefore, when we blaspheme the Holy Spirit we speak evil of what? ___________________________ If we do not believe God's Word, how can we be saved? _______________________________________ As long as we refuse to believe, we cannot be forgiven.
Matthew 22:43 Who's words in the Old Testament were actually the words of God's Spirit? _______________________
Luke 2:25-27 (pg. 993) God's Spirit revealed what to Simeon? _____________________________________________ Did he act on what the Spirit told him? ___________________
John 3:34 (pg. 1030) Jesus spoke what? _____________________________________________
NOTE: The KJV after "Spirit without limit," added "unto the Son" (italicized) because the verse before and the verse after both refer to Jesus, the Son. If the translators are correct, then this would indicate Jesus had God's Spirit without limit, be we have God's Spirit in a limited way. It seems to make sense.
Acts 1:16 (pg. 1054) What did God's Spirit speak through in the Old Testament? ___________________________
So, when the Holy Spirit talks to us, it is through what medium? ________________________________
Acts 2:1-4 What did God's Spirit enable the Apostles to do after He came to rest on them? _________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________
Acts 2:6f, 14 At first they did their speaking in private. But immediately they went out and spoke to who? _____________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Acts 2:42 How was the early church able to follow the message of God's Spirit? ____________________________ How has the church followed the message of God's Spirit since then (2 Timothy 3:16)? ______________
Acts 11:9, 12, 17 God's Spirit told the Apostle Peter to do two things. What were they? __________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Later all this was written down and became Scripture, thus continuing to be God's Word.
Acts 14:3 Paul and Barnabas spoke boldly, with their miracles doing what for their message? _______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Acts 23:1, 9 Some of Paul's hearers, the Sanhedrin (Jewish religious council), were aware that his words about life after death were of a spiritual nature and acknowledged that he may be passing on the words of who? ___________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Romans 9:1 (pg. 1097) Paul was in the process of writing part of the New Testament when he wrote the church in Rome. He said he was speaking the truth as confirmed by Whom? ______________________________ When and how could that have happened (Galatians 1:11-12, 18, pg. 1128)? ______________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Romans 15:18-19 Paul said he would only speak what he had told the Gentiles and confirmed how? _________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
1 Corinthians 2:4 (pg. 1106) Considering the above verse, Paul convinced people he was speaking the truth because of the power of miracles, because his words were not what by human standards? _________________________
1 Corinthians 2:12 God's Spirit helps us do what with that which God freely gave us? _______________________________
1 Corinthians 2:13 Considering the previous verse, were the spiritual words Paul spoke gibberish? _____________________
1 Corinthians 12:3 In what way does God's Spirit convince us that Jesus is Lord (Romans 10:17)? _____________________
1 Corinthians 12:8 What are two types of messages God's Spirit helped Christians in the early church to give? ___________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Chapters 1 and 2 say "wisdom" 16 times. According to 2:13, what is spiritual wisdom? _______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
According to 2:12, spiritual knowledge is knowing what? _______________________________________
Would these gifts be needed at a time when the scriptures were not written yet? __________
1 Corinthians 12:10 How can we interpret the scriptures today in order to help others? (Hint: The scriptures always interpret themselves.) ______________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: The word translated "prophecy" is from a Greek word meaning to speak the mind and counsel of God.
NOTE: The word translated "interpretation" means an explanation, not just transposing a word from one language to another. It is the same word translated "explained" in Luke 24:27 (pg. 1025) when Jesus met the men on the way to Emmaus after his resurrection.
Ephesians 5:18-19 (pg. 1136) We not only encourage people by speaking God's Spirit/Word, but also by doing what? ___________________________ _______________________________________________
1 Thessalonians 1:6 What did the Christians in Thessalonica do with the Spirit's message given through Paul, Silas and Timothy (1:1)? _________________________________________________________________________________
1 Peter 1:10-12 (pg. 1176) Who spoke of that which was to come, Jesus? ______________________________________ Do we have a record of what they spoke? _________________ Where? _________________________ In Peter's time, this same message that they preached was called what? ___________________________
Although we can understand the gospel message, who still does not? ______________________ That is another study.
Revelation 2:7,11,17,29 (pg. 1192, first half of each verse only) If we have an ear for the Spirit's message, what will we do about it? ____________________ _____________________________
Genesis 6:3 (pg. 5) What was God's Spirit doing with mankind that it eventually quit doing? ___________________
Genesis 6:5-6 Evil does what to God's Good Spirit? _____________________________________ This causes God's heart/Spirit to be filled with what? ________________________________
Genesis 6:7 Do you think God looked forward to destroying his creation? _________
Judges 14:19 (pg. 248) God's Spirit caused Samson to feel how? ____________________________________________ This caused him to do what to thirty of the enemy? ___________________________________________
1 Samuel 11:2, 6, 11 (pg. 270) God's Spirit caused King Saul to feel how? _________________________________________ This caused him to do what with the evil Ammonites? _________________________________________
Isaiah 63:1, 10 (pg. 726) Esau was raised to believe in God. But he and his descendants did what? ________________ Therefore, they made God's Spirit their what? ________________________________________________
NOTE: The Edomites were descendants of Abraham through his son's (Isaac's) son Esau. Esau's twin brother was Jacob whose name was later changed to Israel.
Deuteronomy 32:35 (pg. 204) says who is to take vengeance? ____________________________ But in Old Testament days, He usually took vengeance through people. Romans 12:19-20 (pg. 1101) says, however, to leave everything to God, and we Christians are to do what instead? ____________________
NOTE: God never runs ahead of mankind. If mankind is barbarous, God deals with them where they are. When mankind was like this, God used them as his tools to take vengeance. But not so in the Christian era. What a relief.
Ezekiel 3:14f (pg. 804) Here is God's Spirit contending with someone again, Ezekiel. And although Ezekiel is angry, God's Spirit does not give up because he knows deep down Ezekiel's heart is right. Does God's Spirit sometimes contend with you and make you angry? (Remember, God's Spirit is the written Word of God.) If so, in what way? ___________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Micah 2:6-8 (pg. 900) The people were telling God's prophets to do what? __________________________________ Then they shrug their shoulders and ask, "_________________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do people today tend to think God never gets angry, not matter how bad they get? _________________
When we keep doing wrong, denying that God's Spirit ever gets angry, we become what to God? ______
Zechariah 7:12 (pg. 921) God's spirit sent what two things through the prophets? _______________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ When the people would not listen or obey, God's Spirit became what? ____________________________
Zechariah 12:10 God's Spirit gives His followers His spirit of what? ___________________________________________ Through those who loved Jesus, God's Spirit did what when he was pierced? ______________________
John 11:32-33 (pg. 1042) When Jesus talked with dead Lazarus' sisters, he felt what two ways in His Spirit? ____________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
NOTE: The word translated "moved" in the NIV is translated "groaned" in the KJV. This word is from the Greek word "embri-mao-mai" which is an intensive anger like the snorting of horses. Jesus was angry at Death! Someday he would personally overcome Death.
Acts 5:1-5 (pg. 1059) Every time we twist around or lie about the Scriptures, we are lying against who? ________________________) _______________________________________________________
Ephesians 4:30-31 (pg. 1136) What six things grieve God's Spirit? ______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
1 Thessalonians 5:19-20 (pg. 1148) How do we put out the fire of God's Spirit (substitute Scripture for "prophecies")? ___________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Hebrews 10:26-29 (pg. 1168) Where does the knowledge come from that we're not to defy (Romans 10:1-2, 17)? _______ If we disagree with the Word, can we instead rely on visions or emotions we think are from God's Spirit? ________________________ Once we turn down God's Word and acting on it, we have trampled who? _____________________________ And who have we insulted? _________________________________
Acts 20:22 (pg. 1079) Before the written word, God's Spirit sometimes did what to the Apostles? ______________
Acts 20:23 Ironically, even though God's Spirit is compelling him to go into a death trap at Jerusalem, He also does what? _________________________________________________________________________________ Does this indicate to you that, even though God's Spirit compels us, we still have a choice? __________
Acts 21:4 After Paul told them he would never see them again (20:25), his friends said what to Paul about going to Jerusalem? _____________________________________________________________________________
Acts 21:10-11 God's Spirit told Agabus specifically that what would happen to Paul in Jerusalem? ________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Acts 21:12-14 Their begging was doing what to Paul? _____________________________________________________ Why did he insist on going anyway (20:22)? _________________________________________________ Therefore, his friends finally gave up and said what? __________________________________________
Romans 15:30 Paul urged his Christian friends to pray, thereby joining his what? _______________________________
Romans 15:31-32 What was Paul's struggle? _________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________
Is Christianity still a struggle? _______________________ In what way is it for you? _____________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Is God's Spirit helping you in your struggle? ______________________ What is God's Spirit (John 14:17 and 17:17, pg. 1046)? _____________________
When you count the number of scriptures covering each attribute....
THE BIBLE such as TRUTH, WORD, and MESSAGE have 71
INTELLECT such as MIND, WISDOM, and THOUGHT have another 28
LIFE, CREATIVITY, and POWER have 40
EMOTIONS such as LOVE, HEART, GRIEF, and STRUGGLE have 36
Since the INTELLECT is closely related to the BIBLE, that would increase this attribute to 100 scriptures.
We usually think of the Holy Spirit as the emotions of God. But these attributes are represented in the fewest number of scriptures.
WHEREAS JESUS WAS THE SEEN AND HEARD WORD OF GOD,
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE WRITTEN WORD OF GOD