the first work the Bible ascribes to the Spirit of God?
"And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon
the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
waters." Genesis 1:2.
power did Christ work miracles?
"But if I cast out devils by the Spirit
of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you." Matthew
To what is
His resurrection ascribed?
"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh,
but quickened by the Spirit." 1 Peter 3:18.
conviction produced in the mind of the sinner?
"And when he is come, he will reprove
the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment." John
16:8. See also (Genesis
office does the Spirit perform for the Christian?
"And I will pray the Father, and he shall
give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for
ever;" John 14:16.
work does the Spirit perform?
"But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren
beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to
salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the
truth." 2 Thessalonians 2:13.
the word of God said to be?
"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:" Ephesians 6:17.
manner did the Spirit make known the word?
"For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but
holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." 2
manner did the Lord speak to these holy men?
"After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a
vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding
great reward." Genesis 15:1. See also (Numbers 12:6) (Isaiah 1:1)
gift of the Spirit to be confined mostly to the time of the Old Testament?
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out
my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:"
Peter by inspiration render this term afterward?
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith
God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your
daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your
old men shall dream dreams:" Acts 2:17.
Paul call the Spirit?
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were
sealed with that holy Spirit of promise." Ephesians 1:13.
Why was it
"Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having
received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth
this, which ye now see and hear." Acts 2:33. See also (Acts 1:4,5).
Jesus say it was necessary for Him to go unto the Father?
"Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is
expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter
will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto
you." John 16:7.
gifts of the Spirit referred to in this promise?
"Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led
captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men." Ephesians 4:8.
are these gifts?
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers." Ephesians 4:11.
these gifts by the same Spirit?
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit." 1
Corinthians 12:4. See also (Ephesians 4:4).
commission did Christ give to His disciples?
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the
world, and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15.
they not proceed immediately to that work?
"And, behold, I send the promise of my Father
upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued
with power from on high." Luke 24:49. See also (Acts 1:8).
did Jesus promise to be with those who preach the gospel?
"Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even
unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:20.