Here are 7 of the best Bible verses about the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:18 “Now, the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When her mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they met, she found herself pregnant with the Holy Spirit.
Here is concrete proof that Jesus did not have a human father, thus avoiding original sin. The Holy Spirit Himself is the way Jesus was conceived in Mary and by Him and by the human mother Mary, Jesus was begotten of the Holy Seed or by God Himself. It also clearly shows that Mary was a virgin at conception because the scriptures say “before they met she was found pregnant”, but it was not of a man but “of the Holy Spirit”.
Jeans 14:26 “But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and remind you of all that I have said to you.”
Anyone who denies the Trinity must tear dozens of scriptures from their Bibles. Here is the proof that the Holy Spirit is a person because he is identified as “the helper” and by his name, the “Holy Spirit”. Both are capitalized because they are a Person … a proper name and the Spirit is called a “He” who will teach us “all things” and “bring remembrance. [to] all that [Jesus] said [them]. Again, this looks like the work of a person and not of a force because we see the use of ‘He’, the ‘Help’, and ‘the Spirit’ and even the ‘Holy- Spirit. ”It is He whom the Father was to send. Jesus said, the Father“ will give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth ”(John 14:16) again proof that the Spirit is a Person called the names, the “Comforter” and “the Spirit of truth”.
Acts 1: 8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit is upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. “
Once again he is named by the personal pronoun “the Holy Spirit” and he is the source of that power that the apostle received … and when they receive the Holy Spirit of God, he will give them power. even from God who will come on them and fall on those who believe in the Son of God.
Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. “
Here we read Jesus giving the imperative command to go and make disciples of all the nations and then baptize them in the name of the Three Persons of the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each an individual Person of the Godhead. This is not a mention of water baptism, but rather of their baptism or their identification with the Three Persons of the Trinity. In this context, baptizing new disciples means that the person who becomes a disciple must identify with the Three Persons of the Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Romans 5: 5 “Hope does not make us ashamed, for the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. “
God has showered his love on us, but how does he do this? He does it “by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” and not by what we do. God is love and even our loving God was not born of us, but as John wrote “We love because he loved us first” (1 John 4:19) and it was “not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10). Jeans 3:16 does not say that we loved God so much that he sent his only begotten Son so that if we believe in him we would not perish but have eternal life, he rather says that “God so loved the world [first] so that whoever would believe in him (Christ) would not perish but have eternal life. God is the initiator and the Holy Spirit of God is through whom this love comes.
Romans 8: 26-27 “Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, for the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Have you ever had a dry spell when trying to pray? I most certainly have. Sometimes it seems that I can’t find the right words to pray, that’s when the Holy Spirit “intercedes for us with groans too deep for words” and “because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will. of God ”, we can receive his help and power in knowing why to pray, even if we cannot put it into words. It also helps us to pray according to the will of God. It is not always easy to pray for the will of God because we see with the eyes of the flesh.
Acts 2:38 “And Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized each one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. “
Since we know that grace is a gift from God and not deserved by all the works we could ever do and that we can only be saved by grace through faith (Eph 2: 8-9) we receive the gift of Holy Spirit who convinces us of our sins and shows us our need for the Savior. The Spirit always directs us to Christ because he knows this is the only way a person can get forgiveness of their sins; repentance and faith and after that the gift of the Holy Ghost gives us the ability to live a more holy life and to be sanctified by Him. Living the Christian life is not difficult… it is impossible but the Holy Spirit makes the improbable possible because we have the very power of God within us.
If you’ve ever come to a point in your life where you’ve repented or forsaken or turned away from your sins and then put your trust in Christ, then you already have the Holy Spirit. He teaches us all things and reminds us of those things we need to know, he convicts us of sin, he helps us know what to pray for, and the love of God is poured out into our hearts through him.
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Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is the pastor of Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the senior editor of What Christians Want To Know, whose mission is to equip, encourage and energize Christians and answer questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Blind Chance or Intelligent Design available on Amazon.