2009-02-22 - The Names of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit Series, Part 8 In Relationship to the Father
Much of what we find in the New Testament, beyond Acts, regarding the Holy
Spirit are names and titles which, in turn, speak of His powers and functions.
We will not be looking at all of them because of time limitations. Again,
I hope this survey will encourage you to examine the subject more thoroughly
on your own. There are a number of excellent works available by Sproul, J.
I. Packer, John Walvoord and Harold Lindsell.
The Names of the Holy Spirit
In relationship to the Father: The most familiar of course, found through
out scripture is The Spirit of God. This is a triune name,
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of
the water. At that moment Heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of
God descending like a dove and lighting on him (Matthew 3:16).
The Spirit of the Lord The
Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach
good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed (Luke
The Spirit of our God And
that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified,
you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit
of our God (1 Corinthians 6:11).
The Spirit of the living God
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the
result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the
living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts
(2 Corinthians 3:3).
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