27 – The Holy Ghost


§ 27. The Holy Ghost is from eternity personally1 spirated by and proceeds from the Father and the Son,2 very God, equal with the Father and the Son in divine essence,3 and attributes,4 and glory.5

1. The Holy Ghost is from eternity personally

II Samuel 23:2 The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and His Word was in my tongue.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Matthew 3:16 (The baptism of Jesus.) Cf. Luke 3:22.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things.

2. spirated by and proceeds from the Father and the Son,

John 15:26 The Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me.

Galatians 4:6 god hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:9 If so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

I Peter 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify.

3. very God, equal with the Father and the Son in divine essence,

Acts 5:3–4 Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost … thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

I Corinthians 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

II Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Matthew 28:19 Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

4. and attributes,

Psalm 139:7–8 Whither shall I go from Thy Spirit? and whither shall I flee from Thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven; Thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there. (Omnipresence.)

I Corinthians 2:10–11 God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. (Omniscience.)

5. and glory.

I Peter 4:14 The Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you.

Isaiah 6:3 Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory.