THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HOLY GHOST

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The Holy Spirit is pictured in Scripture as God, as a real person separate and distinct from both the Father and the Son. He is an individual member of the Godhead or Deity, and He has a separate body, soul, and spirit from both the Father and the son.
THE DEITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

1. HE IS SPOKEN OF AS GOD: "Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost . . . . thou hast not lied unto men but unto God" (Acts 5:3-4); "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are" (1 Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:19,20); "Now there are diversities of gifts, but the SAME SPIRIT . . . . it is the SAME LORD. . . . it is the SAME GOD which worketh all in all" (1 Cor. 12:1-11).

2. DIVINE NAMES AND TITLES ARE ASCRIBLED TO HIM. The following names and titles used of the Holy Spirit prove His Deity and oneness with the Father and the Son.

(1) He is called Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit about 97 times.
(2) The Spirit of God (1 Cor. 3:16; Gen. 1:2; 1 Sam. 19:20-23; Matt. 3:16).
(3) The Spirit of the Lord )Judges 3:10; Isa. 11:2; 6:1; Luke 4:16-21).
(4) The Spirit of the Living God (2 Cor. 3:3 ).
(5) The Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9; 1 Pet. 1:11).
(6) The Spirit of His Son (Gal. 4:6).
(7) The Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil. 1:19; Acts 16:7).
(8) The Spirit of Burning (Isa. 4:4).
(9) The Spirit of Holiness (Rom. 1:4).
(10) The Holy Spirit of Promise (Eph. 1:13; Acts 2:33).
(11) The Spirit of Truth (John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1 John 4:6).
(12) The Spirit of Life (Rom. 8:2; Rev. 11:11).
(13) The Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding (Isa. 11:1, 2).
(14) The Spirit of Counsel and Might (Isa. 11:1, 2).
(15) The Spirit of Knowledge and of Fear of the Lord (Isa. 11:1, 2).
(16) The Spirit of Grace and of Supplications (Zech. 12:10; Heb. 10:29).
(17) The Spirit of Glory and of God (1 Pet. 4:14).
(18) The Eternal Spirit (Heb. 9:14).
(19) The Comforter (John 14:26; 15:26).
(20) The Spirit of Your Father (Matt. 10:20).
(21) The Spirit of Prophecy (Rev. 19:10).
 
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DIVINE ATTRIBUTES ARE ASCRIBED TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.
He has the attributes of : Eternity and Self-existence (Heb. 9:14); Omnipresence (Ps. 139:7-10); Omnipotence (Luke 1:35; Acts 10:38); Omniscience (1 Cor. 2:10, 11; John 14:26; 16:12, 13); creation (Job 33:4; Ps. 104:30); Holiness (Rom. 1:4); Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, and Self-control (Gal. 5:22, 23) Fellowship (Phil. 2:1); Glory (1 Pet. 4:14; 2 Cor. 3:8-18); Life (Rom. 8:1-13);Wisdom and Knowledge (Isa. 11:2; 1 Cor. 12:8); Immutability (Heb. 9:14); Invisibility (John 3:8; Col. 1:16); Infinity (Rom. 1:4; John 14:26; Eph. 4:30); Grace (Heb. 10:29); Truth (John 14:17, 26; 15:26; 16:13); Justice (Isa. 11:2-5; 4:4); Will (1 Cor. 12:11; Rom. 8:27); Mind (Rom. 8:27; 1 Cor. 2:10, 11; 12:11); Intelligence (1 Cor. 2:10, 11; 12:11; Rom. 8:27); Fear, Might, and Judgment (Isa. 4:4; 11:2; 1 Cor. 12:8-11; John 16:7-15); Power(1 Cor. 12:8-11; 2 Tim. 1:7); Decision (1 Cor. 12:9-11; Acts 13:2); Unity (Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; 1 John 5:7, 8); Authority (Matt. 12:28; Acts 10:38; 20:28); Hearing and Speech (John 15:26; 16:13-15; Acts 2:4; 10:44-48; 19:1-7; 1 Cor. 12:1-14:40; Isa. 28:11) Unselfishness (John 16:13-15; Self-action (Gen. 1:2; John 14:16, 17, 26).
 
The Holy Spirit has a mind, body, and soul. God has mind, body, and soul. Jesus has a mind, body, and soul.
That takes the Trinity separation to a whole new perspective. It seems that would make them so different that they wouldn't be the same.

Jesus I can see as he is also man. His divinity took on humanity. That would have given him a human mind, body, and soul different from his Father's. Yet it was his Father's Spirit working through him.

Perhaps the more we try to understand about this Father and Son relationship the more we complicate it. Maybe it's just a real simple relationship that man has complicated.
 
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DIVINE WORKS ARE ASCRIBED TO THE HOLY GHOST.

He creates (Ps. 104:30); heals (Rom. 9:11); gives life (Rom. 8:2); casts out devils (Matt. 12:28); convicts of sin (John 16:7-11); redeems (John 3:3-5; Titus 3:5-7); resurrects (Rom. 8:9-11); inspires Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:21); distributes gifts (1 Cor. 12:4-11); forms the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13); endues with power (Judges 11:29; 13:25; 14:6); changes lives (1 Sam. 10:6-9; John 3:3-5; 1 Cor. 6:11); directs gospel work (Isa. 48:16; 61:1, 2; Acts 11:12; 16:7); frees from sin (Rom. 8:2); bears witness (John 15:26; Rom. 8:14-16); searches the deep things of God (1 Cor. 2:10-12); brings things to remembrance and teaches and guides into all truth (John 14:16, 17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15); reveals secrets (1 Cor. 2:10); dwells in believers (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16, 17); gives victory over sin (Rom. 8:1-13).
 
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