[CF Devotionals] 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

  1. In relationship to the Father: The most familiar of course, found through out scripture is “The Spirit of God.” This is a triune name, of course.
    “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 4:18).

    “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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