What is the Power of the Holy Spirit?
Gospels (Joel 3 v.1-2) (John 14 v.12,16,17) :
I shall ask the Father and he will give you another Counsellor, the Holy Spirit,
In Orthodox and Roman Catholic Christianity, Sophia, or rather Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), is an expression of understanding for the second person of the Holy Trinity. Spirit is always described by a term which signifies the ‘air’ : in Hebrew ruah, in Greek pneuma, both signify wind, breath, spirit. It is for the same reason the Holy Spirit is portrayed as a dove, the purest creature of the element of the air.
The effects of the Pentecost descent of the Holy Spirit :
‘I shall pour out my spirit on all humanity.
Is the Holy Spirit just an essence, power, or mind, or is she a real Being? Can the Holy Spirit Think for Itself and Make its Own Decisions?
Below is how the Bible defines the Holy Spirit
So we can see that the Holy Spirit has a mind, can think for Itself and can make Its own decisions. But can the Holy Spirit act for Itself?
Can the Holy Spirit Act for Itself?
So we can see that the Holy Spirit can act for itself, and can bear Its own witness. But can the Holy Spirit speak for Itself?
Can the Holy Spirit Speak for Itself?
What Does the Holy Spirit Do Now?
The Holy Spirit confers gifts and graces (John 6:63).l.
Teaching - Rom. 12:7, 1 Cor. 12:28; Eph 4:11
Ministering - Rom. 12:7; 1 Cor. 12:28
Administration or leadership - Rom. 12:8; 1 Cor. 12:28, Heb. 13:7; 1 Thes. 5:12-13; 1 Cor. 13:2
Evangelism - Eph. 4:11 (2 Tim. 4:5 - Timothy did not seem to have this gift)
Pastor - Eph. 4:11; 1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-90.
Exortation - Rom. 12:8
Giving - Rom. 12:8
Showing mercy - Rom. 12:8 (relief of sick and needy)
Helps - 1 Cor. 12:28; 2 Tim. 1:16
Faith - Rom. 12:3-6; 1 Cor. 12:8-10
Apostleship - 2 Cor. 12:12, Heb. 2:4; 1 Cor. 9:1; Act. 14:14, Phil. 2:25
Prophecy - 1 Cor. 12:28; 14:3; 14:29; Rom. 12:6
Miracles - 1 Cor. 12:28; Acts. 13:11
Healing - 1 Cor. 12:9, 28, 30 (see Acts. 5:12-16, Acts 8:13, Acts 19:11-12)
Tongues - Acts 2:1-13 (Joel 2:29); Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; 1 Cor. 14
The Holy Spirit imparts anointing, illumination, and guidance
The Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ
The Holy Spirit assumed the form and shape resembling a dove
She assumed the form and shape resembling flaming tongues
She literally picked up servants of God from one area and then carried them to a different area in order to continue the spreading of the truth
Others believethat the Father is not the Holy Spirit, but He uses the Holy Spirit to represent and bring Himself to us. Thus the Father sends the Holy Spirit, calling it His Spirit--or the Spirit of the Father; but the Father is not the Holy Spirit.
Some say that Christ is not the Holy Spirit either, but the Holy Spirit represents Christ to us. Thus Christ can send the Holy Spirit--His representative--calling it His Spirit, or the Spirit of Christ; but Jesus is not the Holy Spirit. In fact, Christ had the Holy Spirit given to Him (see Luke 4:18-19)!
The Holy Spirit is not a mere symbol of anything. No mere symbol is able to:
communicate ('speak') (Acts 13:2)
intercede (step in on behalf of someone) (Romans 8:26),
testify (John 15:26)
guide (John 16:13)
command (Acts 16:6,7)
appoint (Acts 20:28)
lead (Romans 8:14)
reveal to someone how wrong, foolish, or sinful he/she was (John 16:8)
seal God's promise in believers' hearts (Ephesians 1:13-14)
shape the life of each person and community to Christ's (Romans 8:1-17)
The Holy Spirit can act in whatever manner the Spirit wants to act. The Spirit generally acts through the church, but doesn't have to; the Wind blows where it will. The Spirit is free not to always be seriously focused on those purposes; the Spirit can have fun while at work. Spirit is as much a Person as God–the Father and Jesus Christ are Persons.
Some small Christian groups regard the gender of the Holy Spirit to be female, based on their understanding that the Hebrew word for Spirit, ruach, is feminine. The Unity Church's co-founder Charles Fillmore considered the Holy Spirit a distinctly feminine aspect of God considering it to be "the love of Jehovah" and "love is always feminine"
The B'nai Yashua Synagogues Worldwide,] a Messianic group headed by Rabbi Moshe Koniuchowsky, holds to the feminine view of the Holy Spirit. Messianic Judaism is considered by most Christians and Jews to be a form of Christianity.
There are also some other independent Messianic groups with similar teachings. Some examples include Joy In the World; The Torah and Testimony Revealed; Messianic Judaism - The Torah and the Testimony Revealed; and he Union of Nazarene Jewish Congregations/Synagogues who also count as canonical the Gospel of the Hebrews which has the unique feature of referring to the Holy Spirit as Jesus' Mother.
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