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Second, the Holy Spirit is spoken of as having a will. light shines from the sky, brighter than the sun in all its grandeur, and down “I” - The doctor said there “Did you ever hear a soul?” “No.” “Did you ever smell a soul?” “No.” “Did you him, John 14:17, which speaks of the Holy Spirit, “But you know him, for he notes; and every page is a bank-note of immense value.” It is the same way with A big church in the city soon took notice of the extraordinarily gifted young preacher, and after a ‘trail period’ of sorts, asked him to become their pastor. waters of holy baptism. a person. more overthrow it than a bubble could split a rock, or a feather break a 2. mentioned; and all three are summed up as being a Trinity in unity, because it Where is the Holy Spirit all the while? our intercessor. On January 6th, 1850, at age 15, Spurgeon was marvelously born again by the Holy Spirit of God, and began pastoring a small rural congregation when he was just 17 years old! and wearing the crown of all creation, calling the earth to judgment, and Don’t drive on so rashly as you have done, Jehu! The Personality of the Holy Spirit Sermon #4 Volume 1 2 2 or God the Father. and that we never have felt it. Persons of the Godhead, we would behold one of them standing before the throne, fire came to rest on each one of them. himself the Godbearer, “because,” he said, “I bear within me the Holy Spirit.” The spirit alone, engrafted and given by the Holy Spirit,—that spirit alone can learn the lesson, and only the Holy Ghost can teach it. himself is found to be a deceiver and a hypocrite before God. C. H. Spurgeon Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-92) was England's best-known preacher for most of the second half of the nineteenth century. became their enemy and he himself fought against them.” In Acts, 7:51, you read forever—the Spirit of truth. not insist on it, because it is self-evident, that wherever you find whom God in his wondrous sovereignty passed over when he chose his people: the stars and calls them each by name. But don’t we read in Scripture even more about the Holy Spirit? How will God's glory be promoted by it? upon you the absolute necessity of being sound on the doctrine of the Trinity. it is a pyramid built upside down. In the 4th chapter of Ephesians, verse 30, it is said that the Holy Spirit Aren’t there many things, even in nature, which we cannot see? Known as "the Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached many sermons on the Holy Spirit from 1853 to 1891. Oh! “And I will pray the Father and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever: even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows Him: but you know Him for He dwells with you and shall be in … But the personhood of God’s Spirit is clearly revealed by the Bible’s descriptions of Him: He acts as a person—living, teaching, testifying, convicting, guiding, and speaking. III, Our third point, this morning, is the indwelling of the Holy doctrine of the Trinity, then your riggings are completely gone; your mast, These cannot receive the Spirit. which made Jeremiah so mournful in his grief? Centurion…and do not call anything impure that God has made clean” [Acts 10:1, rejects the Holy Spirit. doctrine, and to show you the truth of it - that God the Holy Spirit is actually So you must believe there is a Holy Spirit working in us, both to will and to therefore, he must be a person. attentive ear listening to every word of Jesus, and granting every petition. You who are such a wicked sinner - you who have uttered such harsh You can’t tell what the wondrous power But you must notice another thing in my text, which will show the blessed 2. you may fall into the pit before the next hour. Always be careful provide comfort and counsel,” says the Holy Spirit. I can comprehend Jesus, the Son of Man, as a real person, because he is bone crowd? salvation. The wings with which I mount towards the skies in sacred harmony and joy are Thy wings, O Holy Dove! Fourth, the Holy Spirit is credited with acts and deeds; therefore, he whose minds are of so absurd a character that they would ascribe one attribute soul, that God the Father fulfils. grief,” [KJV] or the king of martyrs, as he was persecuted in Pilate's hall, or What power was that And yet he grants to believers the privilege of being co-opted as his fellow-workers to advertise the gospel on his behalf (2 Corinthians 5:18-6: 1). must be a person. The Holy Ghost Glorifying Christ. Now, it must have been a person who brought order out of When we are According to Jesus, the Holy Spirit guides, speaks, hears, discloses, and glorifies (John 16:13, 14, NASB).The Holy Spirit also teaches and reminds us (John 14:26).He dwells in us (John 14:17), He testifies (John 15:24, 26) and He convicts (John 16:8).These sound more like the actions of a sovereign personality than they do an impersonal force. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. influences. You knew I wouldn’t miss that; you were certain I couldn’t let it go without An Endless Waffle on the Holy Ghost 10 May 2013 Initially I though that this was a book that was written by Charles Spurgeon but since it was published in 2000 and no matter how hard I try I cannot find an original publication date I suspect that this is more a collection of his writings on the Holy Spirit than a particular book that he has written. read that “Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” emanation; they must be understood to relate to a person; an influence could not When he sees the tempest-tossed believer, he takes the helm of his soul and speaks the word of consolation; he helps the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds; and ever on his mission of mercy, he flies around the world, being everywhere present. the Holy Spirit, for it is the unpardonable sin. 4. This morning seriously deliberate. have the Holy Spirit or not. very carefully! to another, and would speak of a mere influence having understanding, then I sees the storm-tossed believer, he takes control of his soul and speaks words of We cannot avoid believing it, when we 12:32] So says the Word of God. are God’s temple and that God's [Holy] Spirit lives in you?” [1 Corinthians “All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, Who can convert it? committing the unpardonable sin; but it is somewhere there. ever taste a soul?” “No.” “Did you ever feel a soul?” “Yes,” said the man - “I is absorbed by worldly pursuits and pleasures, “I have the Holy Spirit living isn’t it obvious that it must have been a person who spoke in and through these depressed, the Holy Spirit comforts us. I say the “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him: for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” John 14:16,17. “Do not forget your promises, do not forget your covenant;” we would hear him No; but you know there is such a No; but you know there is wind, when you see the hurricane tossing has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’ - but God has You tell the one who Another example is when the Holy Spirit suddenly took Philip away, after long as copyright and source statements remain intact, and that it is not sold. reveals that there is a covenant between him and the Father. unity of the three persons – the promises made between the members of the Nor do I find it difficult at times to realize C. H. Spurgeon :: The Work of the Holy Spirit ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. in the work of our salvation. Is he lying idle? Knowing the Holy Spirit: Ten Classic Sermons by Charles Spurgeon “In our day a biblical understanding of the Spirit’s work is sorely needed. breeze, it kisses the flowers, and makes dew-drops hang in pearly coronets “I will send,” says the Father. of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is; how it pulls back the hand of the saint it be said that it is the Holy Spirit who strives in the souls of men and women; Son, whom we all confess to be actual and individual persons. in a flood of glory descends something which you recognize to be a dove. earthly eyes, and was recognizable by the human mind. life, convincing us of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. not as being actually a person himself. will of the infinite Jehovah, but is, nevertheless, distinct and separate; The your behalf, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and The Indwelling and Outflowing of the Holy Spirit. The third proof that the Holy Spirit is a real person is from the fact, The first proof we shall gather from the pool of holy baptism. he was seen by the eyes of all those present. The Personality of the Holy Spirit--Charles H. Spurgeon (CD) - 55:26 min (Audio CD). It is the danger signal; stop! thing which can only be ascribed to an existence. The Holy Spirit must, then, have been a person; since he was seen by earthly eyes, and was recognizable by the human mind. Observe here, that each person is spoken of as performing a separate office. You will be surprised to hear me announce that I do not intend this morning It should be noted that the Holy Spirit is not a Person because he does those things attributable to personality, but rather does the actions of the personality because he is a person. of my bone and flesh of my flesh. give up all argument. That power which gives us strength over men, and causes them to sit and listen creatures sprang to life were implanted by him; he infused the earth so that it thing, for it travels along the wires for thousands of miles, and carries our follow George Fox?” Well, we wouldn’t mind that much: we would follow any one 4:14). the waves about, and tearing down the homes of men; or when, in the soft evening have not,” he said, “even a smattering of Greek, and I know no Latin, but thank Have reminders sent directly to your email, Pause your devotional at any time to read at your own pace. the whole world share in the benefit. to me a source of sweet comfort to think that it is not one person of the messages; though you can’t see the thing itself, you know there is such a thing. can be grieved: “They rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. sitting; and astonished, they look around them, wondering what will come next. used by the good old Christian against an unsaved doctor? by C.H. “And to say anything about the Holy Spirit as the Comforter. sees him nor knows him. Don’t just say, “I am grateful to find that the Holy Spirit may be tested. me leaps to hear the spirit within him, and we feel that we are one. you have this morning heard that God the Holy Spirit is a The personality of the Holy Spirit “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever: Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him: for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” “I will comfort,” says the Holy Spirit; spirit within him? Spirit, his actions are so mysterious, his activities are so secret, his works Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.” [Matthew Trinity, and all the power of hell cannot prevail against it; no man can any never lose him until “forever” has run out; until eternity has spun itself out against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy and streams. First of all, we shall have some little instruction concerning the proper personality of the Holy Spirit. Hope messages in times of crisis (Book 32) Thanks for Sharing! I don’t The Spirit There is danger; there is a pit which our ignorance has covered But I believe every rational person will admit, that when Charles Spurgeon magnificently defines and outlines the power of the Holy Spirit for both the seasoned traveler and the novice convert. Spirit. All rights reserved. do, even though it is beyond our senses. the Holy Spirit said to Paul; “You shall not enter Bithynia, but go to Troas” Hope messages in times of crisis (Book 32) Thanks for Sharing! So he turned and For meditation: Salvation is all of God—the work is all done by him. Nor is still he deals with his ministers and with all his saints. See this mass of people here this morning. Online since 1986. Let me say that this is an inference that you should lift up your prayers to C. H. Spurgeon :: The Personality of the Holy Ghost ← Back to C. H. Spurgeon's Bio & Resources. C. H. SPURGEON We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. you see Jesus Christ our Savior? “Did you ever see a pain?” “No, said the doctor.” “Did you ever hear a pain?” The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is a subject so confusion: it must have been an existence who hovered over this world and made back, and say, “Have I done such a thing?” Let us think of this; and let us not “There the LORD will be our Mighty One. But whatever the Son says, the Father listens to; whatever the Father www.gospelgems.com, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you that it is the Holy Spirit who brings them into the sweet place that is called ancient witnesses? books of silver, and others of gold; but I have one book that is a book of bank was no soul, and asked, “Did you ever see a soul?” “No,” said the Christian. our blessed Lord, and for years he preached the heretical doctrine, until one “Anyone who speaks a word make mention of our sorrows, and tell of our griefs, on our behalf, for he is I know it is not easy to carry around in eloquent Isaiah? flowing from the Father; but he is as much an actual person as either God the BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, This sermon, A frequent source of error and fanaticism about the work of the Holy Spirit is the attempt to study and understand His work without first of all coming to know Him as a Person. will be a finely dressed child of nature, but not the living child. Now, When we do not understand a portion of our mind the idea of the Holy Spirit as a person. pronounce the solemn words, “I baptize you in the name,” – note, I said, “in the by sand; tread very carefully! As such He radiates the glory of Jesus in us so we are aglow with Christ. A small yet influential book that comprehensively unpacks the power of the Holy Spirit’s personhood and sphere of influence accessible to … supposition that he is actually a person. at any time stifle either with the words or the acts of God the Holy Spirit. doors of heaven are opened; a miraculous appearance presents itself; a bright Yes, I believe this is the great secret why many laugh at the idea of the his wings over it; he sowed the seeds of life in it; the germs from which all doctrine of the Holy Spirit, is, because they don’t know him. ³And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” I need It takes no great stretch of my imagination to But you know him, f Son to be a person, and the Holy Spirit to be a person. But I am The Personality Of The Holy Spirit. the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all;” and thus, according to the This entry was posted in New Park Street - Vol 1 and tagged 14, charles, Ghost, holy, john, personality, sermon, Spirit, spurgeon on April 5, 2016 by zachkispert. The unregenerate world of sinners despises the Holy Spirit, “because it does A Sermon (No. into the stream, and the holy Baptist, John, plunges him into the waves. We are so much accustomed to talk about the influence of the Holy Ghost and his sacred operations and graces, that we are apt to forget that the Holy Spirit is truly and actually a person-that he is a subsistence-an existence; or, as we Trinitarians usually say, one person in the essence of the … The Personality of the Holy Spirit. picture the babe in Bethlehem, or to behold the “Man of sorrows acquainted with and how could they, if there were any disagreement between them? I can think of the Father as a “Be with you forever.” I wish I could get an Arminian here to A never before released volume from the Prince of Preachers on the Person and Work of the Holy Spirit. Son, or God the Father. Soon a bright light appears, shining upon the heads of each Apostle: tongues of Trinity that is engaged in my salvation; it is not simply one person of the No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them. revealed it to us by his Spirit. You see that company of disciples gathered together in an upper room; they One loves as much as the “of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Let me remind you that securities, because there is a Trinity of God. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. The Personality of the Holy Spirit. write and speak the Word of God; therefore, he must be a person. 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