The Work of the Holy Spirit – Job 33:4

Introduction:

What is the relationship between God the Father and the Holy Spirit? (Friends, relatives, co-equals, inseparable)

Does the fact that certain deeds are first ascribed to one Person of the God-head and then to one of the others prove the inconsistency or inaccuracy of the Word of God?

What does that prove? (The Father, the Son and the Spirit are one Person; that the Father and the Spirit are one in essence; that the God-head acts in unity; that the Spirit is the power of God displayed)

If the Holy Spirit does the same things as God the Father it proves that (the Holy Spirit is divine; the Holy Spirit is deity; the Holy Spirit is God; the Holy Spirit is obedient to the Father)

In which of these areas does the Holy Spirit never work (the universe, salvation, the wicked, the believer)

The work of the Holy Spirit in the universe.

How might Psalm 33:6 be interpreted to say that the Holy Spirit created the Heavens? (God commanded the Holy Spirit to create; the word of the Lord is the Holy Spirit; God spoke the world into existence; the breath of God is the Holy Spirit) Gen. 1:2 has the same Hebrew word.

What does Job 33:4 say is the Holy Spirit’s relationship to Job? (Teacher, Judge, Creator; Executioner.)

Who did not participate in creation? (Lucifer, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit) Lucifer witnessed and rejoiced in at least a part of the creation.

How might Isaiah 40:7 be interpreted to say that the Holy Spirit is active in the maintenance of God’s creation? He bloweth upon the grass and flower.

Does the Holy Spirit have any sort of ministry among the wicked? Yes.

According to John 16:8-11, what is it that the Holy Spirit does witness to the lost? (Sin, righteousness, judgment, Himself)

Of whose judgment does He witness? (Man’s; the human judge’s; God’s; Christ’s)

Of whose righteousness does He witness? (Man’s; the human judge’s; God’s; Christ’s)

What is it that the Holy Spirit witnesses in regard to judgment?

The work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.

According to John 3:3-5, the saints (Christians) are (judged, helped, taught, born again) by the Holy Spirit.

According to Titus 3:5, the saints are (renewed, reborn, regenerated, rejuvenated) by the Holy Spirit.

Which of these verses does not teach that the Holy Spirit indwells the believer (I Cor. 6:19; John 3:5; I Cor. 3:16; II Cor. 6:16).

Are only sinless Christians indwelt by the Holy Spirit?

Why did Paul ask the disciples of Acts 19:2 whether or not they were indwelt by the Holy Spirit? (Because he was curious; because he was doubtful; because he wanted to know if they were true saints; because he wanted to know if they had been properly ordained to the ministry)

Are there any saints of God who are not indwelt by the Spirit?

How does Eph. 1:13-14 encourage the believer? (Assurance of salvation; victory over sin; victory over Satan; access to God through prayer)

What is an “earnest”? (An act of sincerity; a guarantee; a down-payment; a problem)

When Eph. 4:30 says that believers are “sealed unto the day of redemption” by the Holy Spirit, what does it mean? (We are enveloped; we are incarcerated; we are owned; we reserved)

Which of the following is not true? To every believer He is the Spirit of (adoption; life; glory, promise, wisdom)

Is every Christian indwelt by the Holy Spirit? Yes.

Is every Christian filled with the Spirit? No.

Which of these scriptures indicates that? (Acts 2:4; Eph. 5:18; Acts 11:24; Gal. 5:25)

Is every Christian equally empowered for service? No.

What enables the saint to possess the blessed fruit of the Christian life? (Bible study, Bible preaching, good intentions, the Holy Spirit) Gal. 5:22-23

Paul’s exhortation to “walk in the Spirit” suggests that the Holy Spirit (is a good place to walk, guides us; strengthens our muscles; the Spirit can be trampled)

According to Romans 8:14, if someone never feels led of the Spirit what might we assume (he is stubborn; he is insensitive; he is Satanic; he is lost)

According to Eph. 5:16 what is the key to “not fulfilling the lust of the flesh?” (Bible study, Bible preaching, good intentions, walking in the Spirit)

If we live ——- ——- —————, let us also walk ——- ——- —————. In the Spirit

Is the Lord, if some Christian is not filled with the Spirit?

Do all Spirit-filled saints possess the same spiritual gifts?

The Old Testament scriptures were written by men who were —————— by the ————— —————. Moved by the Holy Ghost

What sort of men did the Holy Spirit use to pen the scriptures? (Educated men, clever men, spiritually observant men; holy men) I Peter 1:21

What is the meaning of “inspiration of God” in II Timothy 3:16? (Encouragement of God, divine revelation; divine breath; enlightenment of God)

Who is speaking to the churches in Revelation 2 & 3? Hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches

Who is the best interpreter of something which has been written? (The priest, the printer, the Holy Spirit; the author)

The work of the Holy Spirit in Christ Jesus.

What was the relationship of the Spirit to Jesus’ birth? (Preparation, miniaturization, conception, completion)

What did the Spirit have to do with Christ’s temptation? (Preparation, leadership, victory, deliverance)

According to Acts 10:38, in regard to Christ’s ministry, He was (anointed, filled, satisfied blessed) by the Holy Spirit.

According to Hebrews 9:14 what did the Spirit have to do with the crucifixion? It was through Him

Did the Holy Spirit have anything to do with Christ’s resurrection? Yes. Romans 8:11

How can it be said that the Holy Spirit and the other Persons in the God-head did each of these things?

Sins against the Holy Spirit.

By the unbeliever.

Since the Holy Spirit is divine, it is impossible to resist His will, right? Scripture? Acts 7:51

What is it to do “despite” unto the Spirit (Heb. 10:29)? (Something contrary, wickedness, insult, attacks)

What appears to be the worst thing that a sinner can do against the Holy Spirit? (Despite, blaspheme, sin, grieve)

By the believer.

What is it to grieve the Holy Spirit? (To insult, blaspheme, make sad, kill)

Is it possible to lie to the omniscient Holy Spirit? Proof? Acts 5:3-4

Is it possible to successfully lie or deceive the Holy Spirit?

What is it to quench the Holy Spirit? (To insult, make sad, silence, put out like a fire).

Each of these things might called an “anthropomorphism,” which means what? (Nickname, humiliation, humanization, scientific description)

Can someone sin against the Holy Spirit without sinning against Christ or the Father?

Is a sin against the Holy Spirit less important than any other kind of sin?