Divinity of Holy Spirit

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The Holy Spirit’s attributes and activities are always those of God. The titles used of the Holy Spirit identify him as part of the triune nature of the divine being.


The Holy Spirit possesses the attributes of God

He is present everywhere

Psalm 139:7–8 ESV
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
This is where the Holy Spirit directs the writers in the choice of their words.
Michael S. Heiser
See also Jn 14:17

He knows all things

Is 40:13 NIV footnote.
See also Jn 16:13; 1 Co 2:10–11

He has infinite power

Zechariah 4:6 ESV
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
See also Lk 1:35

He is eternal

Hebrews 9:14 ESV
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
See also Jn 14:16

He is unique

Ephesians 4:4–6 ESV
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
See also 1 Co 12:4

He is holy

Romans 1:4 ESV
and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
See also Ro 5:5; 1 Co 6:19 The Christian’s body is also holy because it is the place where God dwells by his Spirit; 2 Co 6:6

The Holy Spirit is the seal of ownership marking those who belong to God:

Eph 1:13; Eph 4:30
1 Th 1:5; 2 Ti 1:14; Tt 3:5; Heb 2:4; Heb 9:8; 1 Pe 1:12; 2 Pe 1:21; Jud 20

The Holy Spirit performs divine works

He creates

Psalm 104:30 ESV
When you send forth your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
See also Ge 1:2; Job 26:13; Job 33:4; Ps 33:6

He gives life

Ezekiel 37:14 ESV
And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”
See also Ge 2:7; Ro 8:2; Ro 8:11

The Holy Spirit is identified with the person and activity of the Godhead

“Holy Spirit” and “God” are used interchangeably

Acts 5:3–4 ESV
But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.”
See also 1 Co 3:16

The Spirit is called “Lord”

2 Corinthians 3:17–18 ESV
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

It is possible to blaspheme the Spirit

See also Mt 12:32; Mk 3:29; Lk 12:10

The Spirit is sent by the Father and the Son

John 15:26 ESV
“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
See also Jn 16:14–15

The Spirit is identified with the Father and the Son

Mt 28:19–20 in commissioning; 2 Co 13:14 in benediction; Eph 2:18 in access to God

In believers’ lives:

Ga 4:6; 1 Pe 1:1–2

The Holy Spirit is given divine titles

The Spirit of God

2 Chronicles 15:1 ESV
The Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded,
See also Ex 31:3; Nu 24:2; 1 Sa 10:10 Saul prophesies at Gibeah; 1 Sa 19:20; 2 Ch 24:20; Eze 11:24; Mt 3:16 at Jesus Christ’s baptism; 1 Co 2:11; 1 Co 2:14; 2 Co 3:3; Php 3:3; 1 Pe 4:14

The Spirit of the Lord

Jdg 3:10; Is 61:1
See also Jdg 6:34; 1 Sa 16:13–14; 2 Sa 23:2; 1 Ki 22:24; 2 Ki 2:16; 2 Ch 18:23; Is 11:2; Is 63:14; Eze 11:5; Eze 37:1

The Spirit of the Lord

Lk 4:18; 2 Co 3:17

The Spirit of Christ

Romans 8:9 ESV
You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
See also Ga 4:6; Php 1:19; 1 Pe 1:11

The Spirit of Jesus

Acts 16:7 ESV
And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.
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