Holy Spirit

Am deeply grateful to Jesus, son of God and Father in Heaven, to sent the Holy Spirit to baptize me on 25/6/10 and 26/6/10.
Am indebted to God,Jesus and the Holy Spirit for life.Amen.

Holy Ghost

the third Person of the Trinity

also referred to as “the Holy Spirit,” “the Spirit of Truth,” “Paraclete,” “a Comforter,” “the Counsellor,” “the Lord,” “the giver of Life,” etc.

His personality is proved…

  1. …from the fact that the attributes of personality, as intelligence and volition, are ascribed to him (John 14:17, 26; 15:26; 1 Cor. 2:10-11; 12:11). He reproves, helps, glorifies, intercedes (John 16:7-13; Rom. 8:26).

  2. He executes the offices peculiar only to a person. The very nature of these offices involves personal distinction (Luke 12:12; Acts 5:32; 15:28; 16:6; 28:25; 1 Cor. 2:13; Hebrews 2:4; 3:7; 2 Pet. 1:21).

His divinity is established…

  1. …from the fact that the names of God are ascribed to him (Ex. 17:7; Ps. 95:7; compare Hebrews 3:7-11)

  2. …and that divine attributes are also ascribed to him, omnipresence (Ps. 139:7; Eph. 2:17-18; 1 Cor. 12:13); omniscience (1 Cor. 2:10-11); omnipotence (Luke 1:35; Rom. 8:11); eternity (Hebrews 9:4).

  3. Creation is ascribed to him (Gen. 1:2; Job 26:13; Ps. 104:30), and the working of miracles (Matt. 12:28; 1 Cor. 12:9-11).

  4. Worship is required and ascribed to him (Isa. 6:3; Acts 28:25; Rom. 9:1; Rev. 1:4; Matt. 28:19).

Gift of Tongues

granted on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:4), in fulfillment of a promise Christ had made to his disciples (Mark 16:17)

What this gift actually was has been a subject of much discussion. Some have argued that it was merely an outward sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit among the disciples, typifying his manifold gifts, and showing that salvation was to be extended to all nations. But the words of Luke (Acts 2:9) clearly show that the various peoples in Jerusalem at the time of Pentecost did really hear themselves addressed in their own special language with which they were naturally acquainted (compare Joel 2:28,29).

Among the gifts of the Spirit the apostle enumerates in 1 Corinthians 12:10-14:30, “divers kinds of tongues” and the “interpretation of tongues.” This “gift” was a different manifestation of the Spirit from that on Pentecost, although it resembled it in many particulars. Tongues were to be “a sign to them that believe not.”

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