The Person and the Work of the Holy Spirit

Samuel Ridout

I. The Holy Spirit in the Dispensations

A. First Mention - Genesis 1: 2

Last Mention - Revelations 22: 17

B. The Person of the Holy Spirit

1. Father, Son and Holy Spirit

2. Omnipresent - Always Present - Psalms139: 7, 8

3. Eternal Existence - Hebrews 9:14, Psalms 90 : 1, 2

4. Omniscience - All Knowing - I Corinthians 2: 10, 11.

5. Omnipotent - All Powerful - Job 33: 4

C. The Personality of the Holy Spirit

1. Cannot be lied to - Acts 5: 3, 4.

2. Gives Direction - Acts 13: 1, 2.

3. Grieved - Ephesians 4: 30

4. Quenched - I Thessalonians 5 : 19

5. Praying with - Jude 20

D. Dispensations - Past , Present and Future

1. The Spirit acting in preparation and anticipation of Christ

a. The Tabernacle Plan; Exodus 31: 2, 3.

b. Balaam's curse: Numbers 24: 2.

c. Saul: Action: I Samuel 11: 6.

Inaction: I Samuel 19: 18 - 24

2. The Spirit, acting thru prophets, brought home the sin of the people and to point forward to the remedy - the coming and reign of Christ.

a. Samuel - The first Prophet: Acts 3: 24.

b. The grace that should come. I Peter 1: 10 - 12.

c. Daniel wanted to know the end times: Daniel 12 :8.

d. King and Priest: Zechariah 6: 13.

3. The Spirit acted in types of Christ.

a. The Breath of Life; Genesis 2: 7. John 20: 22.

b. The Dove in the Ark makes known the state outside of the ark: Genesis 8: 7 - 12.

c. The Shekinah Cloud: Exodus 13: 21.

d. The Oil for Light: Exodus 27: 20,21.

E. The Present (Christian) Dispensation

1. The Oil for Anointing: Acts 10:38, Leviticus 14: 14,15.

2. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit

a. John The Baptist - Matthew 3: 11.

b. Pentecost - Acts 1 : 5. , Acts 2: 1 - 4.

c. One body, One Spirit - I Corinthians 12: 13.

3. The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

a. Another Comforter

(1) Not given until Christ Glorified. - John 7: 39.

(2) The promise: John 14:15 - 21, John 14: 26, John 15: 26, John 16: 7 - 14.

b. The Body as the Temple of the Holy Spirit

(1) The individual - I Corinthians 6: 19, 20.

(2) The assembly - Ephesians 2 : 22

F. The Future Millennium

1. Joel 2 : 28 -32 quoted by Peter in Acts 2: 16 -18.

2. Elias is come - Luke 1: 17, Matthew 17: 10-12, 11 : 14.

3. New Life - Ezekiel 36: 25- 28.

4. National Restoration - Ezekiel 37: 9, 14.

5. Sanctuary Filled and Overflowing: Ezekiel 47 and Ezekiel 43: 2 - 5

6. The Land restored - Isaiah 32 : 15.

 

II. The Holy Spirit in Salvation (Conviction, Regeneration, Sealing, Assurance)

A. God is the Savior of all men.

1. Father - gave Son in His grace and love, and chose us.

2. Son - Laid down His life, accomplishing a work which glorified the father and met our needs.

3. Spirit - by virtue of the work of regeneration, including the sealing and assurance of salvation.

B. Ineffectual Works of the Holy Spirit

1. Why can some work of the Spirit be called ineffectual?

a. It does not result in Salvation (2 Corinthians 2: 15,16 )

b. Four Phases of ineffectual work.

(1) From Adam to Noah: He is striving without result - Genesis 6 : 3

(2) Israel Resisted: Stephen's appeal - Acts 7 : 51.

(3) Blasphemy against the Spirit: Matthew 12 : 31.

(4) Sin of Apostasy (Insulted): Hebrews 10 : 28, 29.

C. Effectual Works of the Holy Spirit

1. Conviction of sin, righteousness, and judgment- John 16 : 8 -11.

a. Sin - Acts 2 : 23

b. Righteousness - Acts 2 : 24, 33.

c. Judgment - Acts 2 : 19,20

2. Regeneration - "Born again"

a. Born of God - John 1 : 11 -13.

b. New Birth - John 3 : 3.

c. Water and Spirit - John 3 : 5.

d. By the Word of God - I Peter 1 :23.

e. Washing of water by the Word - Ephesians 5 : 25,26.

f. Sprinkle Clean water - Ezekiel 36 : 25.

g. Mystery - John 3 : 8.

h. Everlasting Life - John 3 : 16, 36.

i. Cannot Sin - 1 John 3 : 9.

j. Renewing of the Holy Spirit - Titus 3 : 5 - 7. Puts us in the place of heirship and justification.

k. Of His own will