The Holy Spirit and His Work

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Sixteen

What precious promise did Jesus make to His disciples shortly before His crucifixion?

"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" John 14:16.

 

Why was it necessary for Christ to go away?

"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.

 

Who is the Comforter, and what was He to do?

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you." John 14:26.

 

What other work was the Comforter to do?

"And when he is come, he will reprove (literally, "convince") the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:" John 16:8.

 

By what other title is the Comforter designated?

"But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:" John 15:26.

 

What did Jesus say the Spirit of Truth would do?

"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come." John 16:13.

 

What warning is therefore given?

"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." Ephesians 4:30.

 

Is there a limit to the strivings of God' s Spirit?

"And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man," Genesis 6:3.

 

For what did David pray?

"Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me." Psalm 51:11.

 

Who moved upon the prophets to give their message?

"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 Peter 1:21.

 

What is the fruit of the Spirit?

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:2, 23.

 

Concerning what subject ought we to be informed?

"1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant." Corinthians 12:1.

 

How are these gifts elsewhere spoken of?

"And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues." 1 Corinthians 12:28.

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