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HOLY GHOST

This is a Bible study on the HOLY GHOST.     Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

 

 


Who is the HOLY GHOST?

The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God who dwells in the hearts of all faithful believers.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

The Holy Ghost is God, just as is the Father and the Son.  There is one Holy Ghost who is always the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ Jesus, as they are all One.

The Holy Ghost is not limited to space or time.  The Holy Ghost is God and was with God in the beginning. 

The Scriptures teach us that there is but One Living God, and there are three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus Christ, the Son), and the Holy Ghost, and that these three are One God.

Three that bear record in Heaven are One God, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.  God's truth is the only truth and He bears record in Heaven that three are One. 

God permanently set down, bore record in Heaven that the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, these three are One God. 

God did not state that He was three gods, but confirms the truth that there is only One true living God. 

God did not state that He had three parts, but that there are three that bear record in Heaven and these three are One.  The Father can be only God, the Word can be only God, and the Holy Ghost can be only God, these three are one God.

 

God the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost are one

Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  1 John 5:5-7

God said these three are one:  The Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.  No other three are said to be one, but these three.

These three bear record in Heaven, they are in Heaven. 

We know through scripture that Jesus Christ is the Word and the only begotten Son of the Father.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.  John 1:14

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  John 3:3,18

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.  1 Timothy 3:16

The Holy Ghost is the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, the gift of God given to all who come to God in faith.

 

The Comforter

The Holy Ghost is the Comforter who:

  • Teaches us all things
  • Enables us to remember all things that God has said
  • Abides with us forever
  • Can only be received by the children of God
  • Dwells with us and in us
  • Sheds the love of God abroad in our hearts

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

 

The Spirit of Truth

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter, is the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of God the Father.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  John 15:26

 

The Holy Ghost is the gift

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Acts 2:38

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  John 14:16-17

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.  Romans 5:5

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. Acts 5:32

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 


Who gives us the HOLY GHOST?

The Holy Ghost was sent to us by Jesus to all mankind from God the Father in Heaven.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  John 15:26

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  John 16:7

The Holy Ghost was sent down to us from Heaven above (1 Peter 1:12).

All good things come from our Father God above in Heaven (James 1:17).

 


When are we given the HOLY GHOST?

 

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Acts 2:38

We can all receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, by the grace of God through faith to salvation (Ephesians 2:8).

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.  Romans 10:13

 


Who is the HOLY GHOST given?

Who is the Holy Ghost given to by God?

The children of God receive the Holy Ghost.  Only the saved in Christ Jesus can receive the Holy Ghost.

 

Them that obey God

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.  Acts 5:32

All who obey God are given the Holy Ghost from God (Acts 5:32).  By receiving the salvation of God we obey God and become the children of God (Galatians 3:26).  We all receive the salvation of God the exact same way, by God's grace through faith in Jesus to salvation (Ephesians 2:8).

 


Who cannot receive the HOLY GHOST?

Who cannot receive the Holy Ghost from God?

The lost and unbelieving world cannot receive the Holy Ghost.  The unsaved world does not receive the Holy Ghost from God, because they don't see God and choose not to know God.

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  John 14:16-17

The unbelieving choose not to receive God, which is the unpardonable sin.

We are either with God or without God.  We either choose to seek God or we choose to live life our own way.  We either take God serious, or we don't. 

We choose to believe in God or we don't.  Believing in God is each person's choice.  Receiving the gifts of God is each person's choice.  God never forces Himself on anyone.  We come to God by our own choice, we are gifted free will by God to choose Him.  And His desire, His will, is that everyone choose Him, that you Him, that everyone He created to come to Him, to let Him love you and show you a better life than you could ever imagine.

God promises to give you and anyone who comes to Him and asks Him for His salvation, His Holy Spirit, to comfort you and guide you to Him.

Coming to God is required to receive the gifts of God.  You must come to God in faith that God alone can save you and deliver you from sin and death, in order to receive His gifts of eternal life and His gift of His Holy Spirit.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.  Isaiah 45:22

 


Where is the HOLY GHOST?

God is everywhere.  There is no place hidden from God.  God dwells in His Heavenly Kingdom and in the hearts of all His children.  God is omnipresent, present everywhere.

The Holy Ghost is in Heaven and is in the hearts of faithful believers of Christ Jesus.

 

The Holy Ghost is with the Father and the Son

The Holy Ghost is with God the Father, and the Word (Jesus), because these three are one in the same.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  1 John 5:7

God is these three that bear record of Himself in Heaven, the Father, the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Ghost and have always been with each other in one. 

 

The Holy Ghost dwells with us and in us

The Holy Spirit dwells in all faithful believers of Christ Jesus

The Holy Spirit is in our hearts.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.  Romans 5:5

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter may abide with us forever. 

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  John 14:16-17

 

The Holy Ghost lives inside of all of God's faithful children.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20

 

The Holy Ghost is inside the believer's bodies.  Our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  1 Corinthians 6:19

That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.  2 Timothy 1:14

 


Why must the HOLY GHOST dwell in us?

The Holy Ghost is to dwell in all people so that:

  • We can have boldness, confidence, assurance of our salvation
  • We can have a right relationship with God
  • We can be with God now and for all eternity
  • We can have the peace of God that passes all understanding
  • We can be comforted us in this life,
  • We can learn the things of God, His truth and His ways
  • We can discern good from evil
  • We can have joy
  • We can have the power of God to overcome

The will of God is for all people to have the Holy Ghost dwell in them.

To be where God made us to be, which is with Him for eternity, is why the Holy Ghost must dwell in us.

To be with God for all eternity we must have the Holy Ghost dwelling in us. We receive the Holy Ghost when we receive the salvation of God.  Salvation is a current condition, not a past condition.  We are to work out our own salvation, each day of our lives.  We must have the Holy Ghost dwelling in us, living in us, alive in us to see God.  Only through a working salvation, a living faith, do we have a current relationship with God, do we have the gift of God, eternal life.

Through faith in God to salvation, we receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, who is our Comforter.  Our comfort comes from the Holy Ghost.  We are comforted in this life by the Holy Ghost.

Salvation is not forced or given to just anyone, we must come to God and believe in God.  We are all saved the exact same way, by the Grace of God through faith in God, there is no other way. 

Faith in God has always been a condition of salvation.  Faith in God will always be a condition of salvation. 

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.   Galatians 3:26

There is no salvation apart from faith in God.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

As long as we remain in the faith, as long as we have faith in God, believe in Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord, we have the Holy Ghost dwelling in us.

If we reject God, if we deny Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord, if we choose to turn from the faith, we no longer have the indwelling of the Holy Ghost.

Without the Holy Ghost there is no peace, no comfort, no hope, and no salvation.

The salvation of God is a choice.  We choose to accept the salvation of God through faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.  Eternal life, the salvation of God is the gift of God, given to all who come to God and believe in Him for the salvation of their soul.  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23 

Salvation is not a day we say some spiritual words, but salvation is a lifetime journey to God living and remaining in the faith of Christ Jesus.

Salvation is not forced on anyone.  God has never forced anyone to accept His free gift of salvation.  God will never force anyone to take His salvation.  Salvation is a choice we must each make by ourselves.  No person can or has ever been forced to accept the salvation of God, because the salvation of God is a gift from God, and must be chosen and accepted into our heart ourselves.  No one can receive the salvation of God for someone else, because the gift of God is asked for and received by each person from God personally.

Eternal life and eternal peace are found in God alone, by faith through the power of the Holy Ghost which is in Christ Jesus.  The Holy Ghost keeps us in the faith by reminding us of who we are in Christ Jesus.

The faithful children of God have the Holy Ghost dwelling inside of them.  The Holy Ghost gives us comfort in this life and takes us to God after this life.  This world is not the believer's home, for our conversation is in Heaven, our eternal home is with God in His kingdom. 

One day we will depart this earth, we will depart our flesh and bones bodies, our spirit will be forever with the Lord. 

Our bodies will one day be transformed, resurrected by the same God who raised up Jesus from the dead, the Spirit of God, the Holy Ghost will quicken our mortal bodies by His Spirit, the Holy Ghost which dwell inside every faithful believer.

But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.  Romans 8:11

 


How was Jesus filled with the Holy Ghost?

Jesus was with the Holy Ghost always.  Jesus was of the Holy Ghost from the very beginning when He took on His human form.  Jesus has always been of the Holy Ghost, and is with Him now.

There was not a time in which Jesus was not with the Holy Ghost, because there has always been three which bear record in Heaven, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost - and these three are one (1 John 5:7).

God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost have always been filled with each other, because they are one, one inseparable, one indivisible, one all together Holy Jehovah God Almighty, the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, One Most High God, there is none other, none else.

 

Jesus was conceived in the flesh of the Holy Ghost

God incarnate, God in the flesh, Jesus Christ was formed by the Holy Ghost in the womb of a virgin named Mary. 

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called Son of God.  Luke 1:35

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.  Matthew 1:18

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.  Matthew 1:20

 

Jesus was filled with the Holy Ghost even from his mother's womb.

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his motherís womb.  Luke 1:15

The Son of God, who is the Word of God, has always existed.  Jesus has always existed with God the Father and with the Holy Ghost. 

The Son of God has always been.  The Son of God has always been with the Holy Ghost, and with God the Father. 

When Jesus was sent to the earth, He came forth from Heaven to the earth, to become the Saviour of the world, to be manifest in the flesh, so that He could walk in the flesh in the form of man. 

God was manifest in the flesh, for us, so that we could be saved (1 Timothy 3:16).

Jesus in the flesh was filled with the Holy Ghost, from the moment of conception by the Holy Ghost, in His mother's womb.

 

Holy Ghost descended like a dove on Jesus

Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.  Luke 3:21-22

We find in the scriptures of God, that there has not been a time when the Son of God has not been with the Holy Ghost. 

Jesus in the flesh was conceived of the Holy Ghost in His mother's womb.  The Holy Ghost never left Jesus in the flesh, He was always with Him.  The Holy Ghost has always been with Jesus. 

God the Father and God the Holy Spirit have always been with Jesus.  The word of God reads that, These three are one: Father God, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.  1 John 5:7

No other three are one, only these three are one God: The Father God, The Word who is the Son of God, and the Holy Ghost, who is the Holy Spirit of God.

God the Father was well pleased with Christ Jesus, His Son being baptized and the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Him.

The voice of God came down from Heaven, and said, "Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased".

Jesus is our example to follow.  God wants us all to be baptized in water and in His Spirit, just like Christ was so long ago.

And like Jesus, when we are saved the Holy Ghost comes down upon us, our gift from God above, to abide with us and in us, to comfort us and guide us in the ways of Jesus so that we can live to God, live for God and walk in faith all the days of our lives.

When we accept the gift of salvation from God, we are promised by God to never be alone in this life as long as we remain faithful to God.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28:19-20

 

After Jesus was baptized, He was full of the Holy Ghost

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,  Luke 4:1

Jesus has alway been full of the Holy Spirit.  Jesus was full of the Holy Ghost before He came to this earth to be born in the flesh, in the form of mankind. 

The word of God states that there is no variance, no changing in God, because He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

We being human in the flesh are not always full of the Holy Spirit.  We must seek out God to be full of His Spirit. 

If we drift away from God, if we decide to live in pursue sin, instead of living in Christ Jesus, we are not in the fullness of God, we are in the fullness of sin.  Do NOT be deceived, God does NOT live in sin, God does NOT abide inside of any wicked person, God does NOT live inside of any person willfully and purposefully living in sin.

Thankfully, God is merciful and full of love and grace.  God promises that if we confess our sins and repent of our sins, that He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins.

Through repentance and forgiveness by the Grace of God we are able to come back to God and once again receive the fullness of His Holy Spirit.

God is never far from us, but we are at times far from Him.  God promises, that if we seek Him, that we will find HimHalleluiah!! Praise God for His mercy and grace!!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29:11-13

But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.  Deuteronomy 4:29

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.  Psalm 119:2

 

Jesus foretold of the Holy Ghost

For the Holy Ghost was not given to men until after the resurrection of Christ Jesus.

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)  John 7:38,39

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

 

Jesus breathes the Holy Ghost onto His disciples

The Holy Ghost is gifted to men from God.  The Holy Spirit belongs to God alone and only God can gift you His Holy Spirit.

After His resurrection, Jesus meets with His disciples and Jesus breathed on them and they received the Holy Ghost.

 

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.  And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:  John 20: 19-22

Our anthem, as children of the Most High God, should be "Breathe on me, Lord Jesus".

 

Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.  Acts 10:38

The perfect plan of God was to anoint Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power.  The plan of God, the will of God has always been, and all will be fulfilled that is written in the Holy Word of God.

This is important Scripture given to us to comfort us from God, not to confuse anyone.  Our God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.

Only through faith to salvation can we see the miraculous wonderful mystery of God's ways, His will, and His plan.  Only through faith in Christ Jesus are we made the children of God and adopted into the family of God.  Only through faith in all of who God is can we come to the knowledge of His truth.

God in the flesh, the Son of God and the Son of man, Jesus of Nazareth, was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power, by God, because God was with Him. 

God is able to do all things, anything that He wants.  God promises to fulfill, do, everything He said that He would in His Word.

God was able to manifest Himself in the flesh, in the likeness of man, God was able to come to this earth from Heaven, formed into flesh inside the womb of a virgin by the Holy Ghost, birthed in an earthly mankind form, because absolute nothing is impossible with God.

God the Father anointed His Son, Jesus of Nazareth, with the Holy Ghost and with power.  This is the working of God alone, by God, for God, and with God.

Why was this anointing required if Jesus already had the Holy Ghost?  Because this was the perfect plan of God.  We are not to second guess the reasons why God does what He does, but we are to believe God is God and we are to accept God does all things for our good (Romans 8:28) and trust in Him completely by faith in everything that He does.

Every Word of God written in God's Word was written on purpose and word, every jot and tittle (Matthew 5:18), everything written will be fulfilled by God for His Glory .

Jesus' life was a pattern for mankind, written by God before the foundations of this earth were created.  Jesus was manifest in the flesh, so that He could live in the flesh, just like we do with all its temptations, and show us how to overcome the flesh.  Jesus was baptized to show us how we are to be baptized, no one is above being baptized in water.  Jesus was anointed by the Holy Ghost to show us how we are to be anointed by the Holy Ghost, receive the Spirit of God when we receive His salvation.  Jesus suffered and was persecuted while living on this earth to show us how to suffer and be persecuted defending the truth of God.  Jesus died on His cross to show us how to die to sin for a greater glory.  Jesus resurrected Himself from the grave to show us He has power over the grave and death and how we too can have power over death through faith in Jesus and how we will be resurrected to new life, receive everlasting life, one day soon, by placing our faith and trust in Him.

Our life's purpose is be conformed into the image of Christ Jesus.

 


What does the HOLY GHOST give us?

God blesses all of His children with all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). 

God gifts His children with love, salvation, peace, comfort, help, wisdom, knowledge, truth, strength, mercy, grace, faith, assurance, hope, security, inheritance of His Kingdom, happiness, a sound mind, contentment, joy, happiness, laughter, friendship, victory over sin and death, and eternal abundant life.

Every good gift is from above, comes down from God the Father in Heaven (James 1:17).

 

Comfort

Everlasting comfort comes from God, none else.

The Holy Ghost is the Comforter, who was sent by Jesus, proceeded from God the Father, so that we might have everlasting comfort.

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.  Isaiah 49:13

I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;  Isaiah 51:12

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.  John 14:16-18

Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.  Acts 9:31

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  John 15:26

 

Power

The Holy Ghost gives us power, enabling us to abound in hope, and be filled with all joy and peace in believing.  There is no power but the power of God.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.  Romans 15:13

 

The Love of God

The Holy Ghost sheds abroad the love of God in our hearts.

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.  Romans 5:5

The love of God enables us to love, to love God, to love ourselves, and to love others.  We can do nothing without the love of God. 

Loving God is the purpose of our life.  Sharing the love of God with others is how we show God how much we love Him.

 

Help in weakness

The Holy Ghost helps our infirmities.

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Romans 8:26

 

Helps us overcome sin

For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  Romans 8:13

By abiding in Christ through the Spirit we are empowered to put to overcome sin.

 

Makes intercession for us

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.  Romans 8:26-27

God knows us and knows that sometimes our heart is so broken and weak that we have no words to plead to God, this is when the Spirit Itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

God promises His children when we do not have the words to pray as we want or should, that His Spirit will intercede for us, according to the will of God.  Praise the Lord!!  How wonderfully blessed we are in Christ!!

 

Guides us

The Holy Ghost leads us to God and the things of God.  The faithful children of God are led by the Spirit of God, led by His will, not our own will.

The Holy Ghost guides us throughout this life and into the next life, eternal life with God.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  Romans 8:14

 

Assures our salvation in God

Believers can know without a shadow of a doubt that they are God's by the assurance given to us from the Holy Ghost. 

Scripture tells us all that we are the children of God, because the Spirit of God Itself tells our spirit when we have received the salvation of God.  There is no doubt.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  Romans 8:16

I know that I am God's because I have confirmation in my spirit that I am a child of God from the Spirit of God Himself.  There is no greater reassurance and comfort than knowing that you are God's child forever.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  Romans 8:14

The Holy Scriptures tell us all that we are the sons and daughters of God, because we are led by the Spirit of God.

 

Gives us strength

The Holy Ghost strengthens us with might, with the power of God by Christ Jesus.

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;  Ephesians 3:16

 

Instruction

The Holy Ghost, the Comforter, teaches us all things pertaining to God.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

 

Peace

The Holy Ghost gives us peace, real peace, everlasting peace, that no one or nothing in this world can match.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  John 14:27

 

Hope

The Holy Ghost gives us hope in Jesus and in eternal life. 

Our hope of eternal salvation is kept in us, abides in us, by the Holy Ghost which dwells inside of every believer.

That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.  2 Timothy 1:14

 

Remembrance

The Holy Ghost reminds us of the things of God.  When we need God, He is with us.  The Holy Ghost reminds us that God is with us and will never leave us, and brings all things to our remembrance.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

The Holy Ghost is our teacher, our instructor, our helper and our guide into all the things of God.  The Holy Ghost reminds us who we are in Christ (the children of God), directs our path, and shows us how to live in faith to God every day.

 

Testifies Jesus Christ is LORD

The Holy Ghost confirms who Jesus is, that He is LORD of lords and KING of kings, that He is all that He says He is in His word.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  John 15:26

The Holy Ghost testifies Christ Jesus, assuring our hearts without a doubt Jesus Christ is LORD, the Saviour of the world, the Bright and Morning Star, the first born of creation, the Resurrection and the Life, the Truth, and the only Way to everlasting life.

Because the Holy Ghost gifts us with new vision to see the truth of God, to see Jesus, we too can testify that Jesus Christ is Lord by the Holy Spirit who lives in us (1 Corinthians 12:3).

 

Sanctification

We are sanctified by the Holy Ghost.

That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.  Romans 15:16

 

Security

We are kept secure in our salvation by the Holy Ghost.  The assurance of who we are in Christ is kept secure in us by the Holy Ghost.

 


What is the purpose of us being comforted?

The God of all comfort, comforts us in ALL our tribulation. 

Through the comfort of the Holy Ghost, we are given the ability to comfort other people who are in any trouble.

God blesses us to be a blessing to others.  We are to share the love that God gifts us with others.  God shows us mercy, for us to show others mercy.  God comforts us, to be a comfort to others.  God gives His grace to us, so we can share it with others.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfortWho comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

We are to be overflowing with the comfort and joy of God.  We are to be filled with the comfort of God, so others will see our joy in Christ and ask how they too can be saved.

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.  2 Corinthians 7:4

 

Be of good comfort.

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.  2 Corinthians 13:11

Our God who loves us comforts our hearts.  Comfort is found only through the love of God, our Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.  2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

 


Who prophesied about the HOLY GHOST?

 

John the Baptist prophecies the Holy Ghost

In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:  Matthew 3:1-2;11

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.  Mark 1:8

John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:  Luke 3:16

And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.  John 1:33

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Acts 1:5

 


Why are we baptized in the name of the HOLY GHOST?

We are to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, because this is the perfect will of God concerning His gift of everlasting salvation.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.  Matthew 28:18-20

We are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, because there are three which bear record in Heaven, and these three are one (1 John 5:7).

Without believing that God is God and that He is all that He says that He is in His word, you cannot please God and cannot receive His gift of eternal salvation (Hebrews 11:6).

We must believe God is all He is, we must come to Him in faith that He is Father, Son, and Holy Ghost and that these three - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost - bear record and are one, the One True Living Jehovah Almighty God in Heaven.

 


Have you received the HOLY GHOST?

 

He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.  And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto Johnís baptism.  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.  When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.  And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.  Acts 19:2-6

 


How do we know we have the HOLY GHOST?

How do we know if we have received the Holy Ghost?

Scripture tells us that we receive confirmation from the Spirit of God directly to our spirit that we are saved, that we are a child of God.

This communication of Spirit to spirit is our assurance of our eternal salvation and is our comfort and our hope.

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  John 14:26

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  Romans 8:16

God gives all His children blessed assurance that they are His own.

God says that we are the children of God, not that we might be or that we will have to wait and see or that we will only know after we die, but that we are now, today, the children of God and forever His if we remain in the faith.

God is the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3).  God gifts all His children with the comfort of knowing that we are His in Christ.   As long as we abide in Christ, we are God's children (1 Corinthians 3:23; Galatians 3:26).

It wouldn't be much of a life to live, if we were not given assurance of our eternal salvation today.  We couldn't very well call God, the God of all comfort, if He didn't comfort us in all things and assure us of our life with Him (eternal salvation) after we die on this earth.

We know we have received the Holy Ghost, because the Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.

 


Who else was filled with the HOLY GHOST?

 

Elisabeth

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:  Luke 1:41

 

Zacharias

John the Baptist's father.

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,  Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,  Luke 1:67,68

 

Simeon

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.  And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lordís Christ.  Luke 2:25,26

 

Peter

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,   Acts 4:8

But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,  Acts 7:55

For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.  Acts 11:24

 

Saul

Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,  Acts 13:9

 

The disciples

And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.  Acts 13:52

 

Filled with the Holy Ghost

And they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Acts 2:4

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.  Acts 4:31

And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.  Acts 13:52

 

Full of the Holy Ghost

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.   Acts 6:3

And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas and proselyte of Antioch:  Acts 6:5

 

Satan lies to the Holy Ghost

But Peter said, Ananias, why that Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?  Acts 5:3

 

Those who Resist the Holy Ghost

Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as you fathers did, so do ye.  Acts 7:51

 

Through the Holy Ghost

Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:  Acts 1:2

 

Power received from the Holy Ghost

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  Acts 1:8

Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.  Acts 11:16

 

Commission

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Matthew 28:19

 

Prophesies of the Holy Ghost

For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.  Mark 12:36

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.  Acts 1:16

Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he that shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.  Acts 2:33

 

The Holy Ghost speaks through us

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.  Mark 13:11

For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.  Luke 12:12

As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.  Acts 13:2

Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.  Acts 20:23

 

 

Obeying the words of the Holy Ghost

So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.  Acts 13:4

 

Gift of the Holy Ghost

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Acts 2:38

And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.  Acts 5:32

And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.  Acts 10:45

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us:  Acts 15:8

 

Receive the Holy Ghost

Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:  Acts 8:15

Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.  Acts 8:17

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?  And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.  Acts 10:47,48

 

Holy Ghost fell on all them

While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.  Acts 10:44

And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.  Acts 11:15

 

Baptized with the Holy Ghost

Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.  Acts 11:16

 

No one can buy the power of the Holy Ghost

And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostlesí hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. Acts 8:18-22

 

Comfort of the Holy Ghost

Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.  Acts 9:31

 

Good to the Holy Ghost

For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;  Acts 15:28

 

Forbidden of the Holy Ghost

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word I Asia,  Acts 16:6

 

Mary and the Holy Ghost

The first mention in the bible is regarding Jesus, who was conceived of the Holy Ghost of a virgin, Mary.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.  Matthew 1:18

But while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto the Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.  Matthew 1:20

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.  Luke 1:35

 

Jesus filled with the Holy Ghost

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his motherís womb.  Luke 1:15

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,  Luke 4:1

 

Elisabeth filled with Holy Ghost

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:  Luke 1:41

 

Zacharias filled with the Holy Ghost

And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,  Luke 1:67

 

Holy Ghost upon Simeon

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lordís Christ.  Luke 2:25-26

 

Baptism with the Holy Ghost

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:  Matthew 3:11

I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.  Mark 1:8

John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:  Luke 3:16

 

Baptism in the name of the Holy Ghost

God tells us we should be baptized in the name of the Holy Ghost.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Matthew 28:19

 

Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is not forgiven

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.  Matthew 12:31

And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.  Matthew 12:32

But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:  Mark 3:29

And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.  Luke 12:10

 

The Holy Ghost speaks to us 

For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.  Mark 12:36

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.  Mark 13:11

 

The Holy Ghost descended

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou are my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.  Luke 3:22

 


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