[CF Devotionals] 2009-02-28 - Essential Deity

The Holy Spirit Series, Part 9

The Spirit of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit's Essential Deity

“The Spirit of Jesus Christ”“… for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:19).

“Spirit of Jesus”“When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to” (Acts 16:7).

Names of the Holy Spirit Expressing His Own Essential Deity

Scripture makes it quite clear the Holy Spirit is God. and as we have seen, part of the Triunity of God. He is sometimes called the “One Spirit.”
“There is one body and one Spirit” (Ephesians 4:4).

“Seven Spirits” (the complete perfect Spirit) – “John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and  who is to come,and from the seven spirits before his throne,” … “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the sevenstars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead” (Revelation 1:4; 3:1).

“The Lord the Spirit”“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

“The Eternal Spirit”“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God” (Hebrews 9:14).

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