A Study of the Holy Ghost : Lesson #1 Who is the Holy Ghost

A Study of the Holy Ghost

Lesson #1 Who is the Holy
Ghost?

In this series we are going to be studying the Holy Ghost. For many the
Holy Ghost is a very confusing subject. This is the result of two things. First,
there are many false teachings regarding the Holy Ghost which have resulting in
there being a lot of misunderstanding about the Holy Ghost. The second thing is
that many people never really understand who the Holy Spirit is and what is
role is in the life of a saved person. During this study we will focus more on
the second part than on discussing all the false teachings concerning the Holy
Ghost.

In this first Lesson we will show that the Holy Ghost is the third member
of the trinity. We will look at verses that show us his deity proving that he is
third member of the trinity. We will also make a spiritual application as well.

The Deity of the Holy Ghost

Many say that the Holy Ghost is just an influence or spirit that God
uses and not a person or the third member of the trinity (1 John 5:7).
But he is more than just an influence or a spirit, he is the third member of
the trinity. When we talk about the deity of the Holy Ghost, we are talking about
characteristics that he had which God has also. These are things that he could
only possess if he him and God were the same. Let us look at some of these
things.

1)  He is omnipresent (Psalm
139:7-8
)

  • Omnipresent
    means that he can be everywhere at all times. This is how he lives inside of me
    and any other saved person at the same time.

2)  He is omnipotent (Job
26:13
; Luke 1:35)

  • Omnipotent
    means all powerful. The Holy Ghost definitely has power which is seen in the birth
    of Jesus Christ and in creation.

3)  He is omniscient (1
Corinthians 2:10-11
)

  • Omniscient
    means all knowing. The Holy Ghost knows the deep things of God because he is
    the third member of the trinity.

4)  He is eternal (Hebrews
9:14
)

  • This
    verse calls him the eternal Spirit. This is important because if he is the third
    member of the trinity then he was with God in the beginning. By stating he is
    eternal that point to the fact that there is not a time when he did not exist,
    therefore he was not created.

What is the Spiritual Application for us?

Since the Holy Ghost dwells in us through Salvation (John
14:16-26
) and is the third member of the trinity then we should make every
effort to get to know who he is and what he does. As he will have a major
impact on how we live for the Lord after Salvation.

 A
Study of the Holy Ghost

Lesson #1 Who is the Holy
Ghost?

Handout

1)  What is the purpose of this
study?

2)  Who is the Holy Ghost? (Short
Answer)

3)  List some of the scriptural
proofs for showing the Deity of the Holy Ghost.

4)  What is the spiritual application
for us in this lesson?