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The Holy Spirit is God—there are more evidences in the Bible. In this post I want to continue my topic about the deity of the Holy Spirit. I believe the topic is under much attack in our times.
The Holy Spirit is God in the Old and New Testament
In the famous Isaiah 6:8-10 (ESV) text we read:
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.”
The One who speaks in this text from Isaiah is no other Person than YHWH—the LORD. However, in Acts 28:25-27 (ESV) we read:
And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made one statement: “The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet: “‘Go to this people, and say,“You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.” For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed; lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.’
One can see very clearly that the Person who speaks in Isaiah 6:8-10 is God. And in Acts 28:25-27 Paul is quoting Isaiah 6 and refers to the Person who speaks as being the Holy Spirit.
A few more verses
In John 12:39-41 we read about the same passage in Isaiah but now this same passage is ascribed to Yeshua. Indeed, in different parts of the Bible we find the same text referred to the Lord, to the Holy Spirit and to Yeshua.
In Exodus 16:7 (TLV) we read
and in the morning, then you will see the glory of Adonai. For He heard your complaining against Him. What are we? You complain against us?”
However, in Hebrew 3:7-9 (ESV) we read
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.
In Exodus we read that the murmurings were against YHWH (Adonai/the Lord) but in the New Testament we read that the murmurings were against the Holy Spirit. Again we see that the Holy Spirit is God.
The Name of the Holy Spirit is coupled with the Name of God
In 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (ESV) we read
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
We see a relation of equality between the Spirit, the Lord and God—the Three are associated together. And it would be erroneous to think that the Spirit is a finite and unequal Person with the Lord and God.
Moreover, in Matthew 28:19 (ESV) we read the famous words of Yeshua to His disciples:
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
We see again that the Holy Spirit is coupled with the Father and the Son. It is obvious that the Holy Spirit is God and not a finite being or an energy.
Another example is found in 2 Corinthians 13:14 (ESV)
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Can one have fellowship with a force or power? The Apostle Paul speaks of the Holy Spirit in the same manner he speaks of God and Yeshua/Jesus. The obvious conclusion is that the Holy Spirit is God.
The Holy Spirit is God
My prayer is that you will recognize the Holy Spirit/Ruah ha-Kodesh as Elohim/God. May you and I learn more about how to cultivate the fellowship of the Holy Spirit all the days of our lives. And may we all do everything we do in the power of God the Holy Spirit and not in the flesh/our own strength.
In the last several months I constantly prayed to God to help me know the Holy Spirit better and deeper. This is my prayer for you too—to get to know who the Holy Spirit is and to know His nature.
In the end of my post I want to share with you a piece of wisdom because there are too many so-called believers and Christian leaders who claim they have constant fellowship with the Holy Spirit and who claim are lead by Him. But they do not know Him and are not led by Him. How do I know that? Because the Holy Spirit will never teach you or guide you to do something that Jesus and God would not do—like, to divorce your wife or live a life of adultery. The Holy Spirit is God, and God is holy. Therefore, the Holy Spirit will always guide you and me towards a holy life-style and a life of obedience to Yeshua/Jesus and the Word of God.
The Holy Spirit is God—may you and I never forget that.
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