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John 3:1-8, KJV, to wit:
'3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.' Amen. Amen. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Welcome Back My Friends, as we continue to search the Scriptures to ascertain - 'Who' or 'What' is the Holy Spirit, since our 'first post' from the Devotions of Charles Haddon Spurgeon on 'The Holy Spirit', in which we saw through 'types', posted October 1, 2018; and then, 'An Overview of Subjects Regarding the Holy Spirit, Post 2, October 2, 2018. Going forward since October 3, 2018 on a 'daily basis', now, we will be continuing to dig deeper until all is posted.
Draw near to Him, The Holy Spirit of God. To do so, first, we must ascertain - 'His Attributes'; His 'Characteristics'. Therefore, audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html We will continue to do this, slowly, 'falling in love', more and more, as we learn, more and more. Amen. Amen.
1. The Person of the Holy Spirit, continuing from October 3, 4, 2018
1. THE PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AFFIRMED BY HIS ATTRIBUTES.
The Characteristics of the Holy Spirit. Let us look at them.
I. The Holy Spirit Is Personal [Post October 4, 2018
II. The Holy Spirit Is Particular (Deity) [Post October 5, 2018]
III. The Divine Attributes of the Holy Spirit [Posts October 8, 9, 2018]
IV. 'The Procession of the Holy Spirit' [Posts October 10, 11; 12, 'rest', 2018]
V. The Titles of the Holy Spirit. [Post October 15, 16, 17, 18, 2018]
VI. The Types of the Holy Spirit. Posts October 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 2018]
'Typology' in relation to the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is not of great importance, but the eight major types of the Spirit discussed here will add their revelation to other fields of investigation. The order of discussion is alphabetical. We will proceed, slowly, meditatively. For example: Post 1. CLOTHING; 2. DOVE; 3. EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT. 4. FIRE. 5. OIL, 6. SEAL.7. WATER. Finishing our study of 'types' of the Holy Spirit, represented by - 8. WIND.
Twice in the New Testament the Holy Spirit is connected indirectly with wind (John 3:8; Acts 2:2). The references in the Old Testament are manifold in that the very word for Spirit is variously translated wind, breath, air, blast, etc., as well as spirit. All instances, of course, do not involve typology, but the connection of physical life with spirit is interesting.
Expressions like the breath of his lips (Isaiah 11:4), and the breath of his nostrils (2 Samuel 22:16) in reference to God, while anthropomorphisms, connote the power of the Spirit. In John 3:8, Jesus uses the word for spirit to represent wind instead of the more common word (πνεῦμα for ἀνεμος). It is the only case in the New Testament where it is so used. Christ seems to be using 'wind' as a type of the Spirit, even though the word spirit is used.
On the occasion of Pentecost, a 'sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind' was heard. While this is not explicitly related to the Spirit, it is indicated in the context that the wind “filled all the house where they were sitting” (Acts 2:2), and that “they were filled with the Holy Ghost” (Acts 2:4).
From the various uses, and from the nature of wind itself, it may be inferred that as a type of the Spirit, wind indicates His power, His invisibleness, His immaterial nature, and His sovereign purpose. So, unseen by the natural eye, He may be observed in what He does. His movements are not governed by human will. His power is uncontrolled by human invention. His sovereign purposes may not be understood, but it is clear that all is according to an infinite plan.
It is the believer’s privilege ever to be in the presence of God. He has been introduced thither by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, [John 3:36; 10:10; 1 John 1:2] and nothing should be suffered to take him thence. The place itself he never can lose, inasmuch as his Head and Representative, Christ, occupies it on his behalf. [Romans 3:21-24; 8:38-39; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Ephesians 4:18; Colossians 1:19-21; 2 Timothy 1:12-14;Hebrews 2:17] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
But although he can not lose the thing itself, he can very easily lose the enjoyment of it, the experience and power of it. Whenever his difficulties come between his heart and the Lord, he is evidently not enjoying the Lord’s presence, but suffering in the presence of his difficulties.
Please, take your time, 'in devotion' with the Lord in this post. This concludes our studies on representative 'types' of the Holy Spirit.
Now, for the remainder of this week, a time for you to pause, reflect and review before we continue on Monday, November 5, 2018 with a new 'topic' to dig deeper in understanding 'God, the Holy Spirit'. Please, stay tuned. Amen. Amen.
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