Reference: Holy Ghost, Holy Spirit
The third Person in the Trinity, as seen in the formula of baptism. Mt 28:19. The Spirit moved upon the face of the waters at the creation, Ge 1:2; and He came upon certain persons in the O.T. to fulfil the purposes of God. David asked that the Holy Spirit might not be taken from him, Ps 51:11; which stands in contrast to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in Christians, for He abides with them. It is by the operation of the Spirit that they are born anew, and He is the seal of their faith in Christ, and the earnest of their inheritance above. Joh 3:5; Eph 1:13-14. He is their COMFORTER or Advocate (??????????, one who manages their affairs) on earth, as Christ is the same in heaven. Joh 14:16,26.
Though the Holy Spirit influenced and came upon the O.T. saints, He did not come personally until Christ had ascended. Joh 16:7. Many passages prove His personality
The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
"But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever;
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. "And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; read more. concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?
While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them."
They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them;
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation--having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.