Sermon Notes 8/18 – The Holy Spirit is a Person


                             THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON
Genesis 1:1 – God is Elohim…refers to the trinity
-John 14:16-17 & 16:13-14 – masculine personal pronouns used showing the Holy Spirit is a person
Characteristics revealing the Holy Spirit is a person
1. The Holy Spirit talks – Genesis 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26,28-29
2. The Holy Spirit has a will – Romans 8:27
3. The Holy Spirit loves – Romans 15:30
Genesis 1:1-2 – What is the Holy Spirit doing in Genesis?
1. The Holy Spirit is creating – He is God
———Acts 5:1-7
2. The Holy Spirit is Hovering – 1 Chronicles 13:5-10
           —The word HOVER has 3 main meanings:
        (1.) TO MOVE
-is continually moving…nothing can stop Him from moving
-Do not resist the Holy Spirit
1. The Enemy will try to resist the Holy Spirit – 1 Thess 2:18
-places obstacles in front of believers to stop and hinder them
2. Sight can be an enemy – Romans 4:13-21
-The Holy Spirit is always moving no matter what we see or do not see
-stand on the promises of God and believe
3. We can resist the Holy Spirit by blaspheming the Holy Spirit – Matthew 12:31-32
-this is dieing in the state of rejecting Jesus Christ as one’s Savior
4. We can resist the Holy Spirit through a lack of spiritual education – 2 Tim 2:15…Psalm 119:15-16…Colossians 3:16
-study the Word of God every day
***Do not resist the Holy Spirit and quench the Holy Spirit – this means to put out the fire of the Spirit – 1 Thess 5:19
***While some people resist – the Holy Spirit is striving – Genesis 6:1-8
strive – means to plead His cause
-the Holy Spirit trying to break down the resistance of the unbelievers
2. THE WORD HOVER MEANS TO BE OVER – Jeremiah 23:23-24
-this refers to the fact the Holy Spirit is everywhere at all times
-Genesis 1:1-2 – without form and void – means to be empty…desolate…ruined
-There cannot be a miracle without a mess……
-Christianity includes messes
In Genesis 1:1-2, the earth was shaken
-everything will be shaken
***The shaking of the second coming – Mark 13:1-26
-this shaking has already started
-the entire earth will be shaken, but believers will not be shaken – 2 Thess 2:1-2
v2 – shaken – means to lose your balance…agitated…panic stricken…troubled
gathering together – means to assemble together a complete collection