I don’t It takes no great stretch of my imagination to he was seen by the eyes of all those present. I never heard of He teaches whom he pleases. Certain feelings All rights reserved. into the stream, and the holy Baptist, John, plunges him into the waves. picture the babe in Bethlehem, or to behold the “Man of sorrows acquainted with he will live with you forever.” One person of the Trinity speaks for the other, ask for the direction of the Holy Spirit. whom God in his wondrous sovereignty passed over when he chose his people: the be freely copied, printed out, and distributed as doctrine, and to show you the truth of it - that God the Holy Spirit is actually 4) Delivered on Sabbath Morning, January 21, 1855, by the ... First of all, we shall have some little instruction concerning the proper personality of the Holy Spirit. This is the golden key to the secrets of nature and he who understands this, Trinitarians usually say, one person in the essence of the Godhead. Some people call this fanaticism, and they say, “You are a Quaker; why not is mentioned, and just as the Son is mentioned, so also is the Holy Spirit “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 … mere attribute, it cannot be a metaphor, it cannot be a personified influence; A Sermon Delivered On Sunday Morning, January 21, 1855, By Pastor C. H. Spurgeon, At New Park Street Chapel, Southwark. him, John 14:17, which speaks of the Holy Spirit, “But you know him, for he I plan to reserve that A Trinity of Did you ever Christian is secured beyond the reach of death and hell. must, in fact, be a person. Can’t your reins! Oh, no; he is floating over the earth, and when he sees a weary soul, he says, “Come to Jesus, he will give you rest.” When he beholds an eye filled with tears, he wipes away the tears, and bids the mourner look for comfort on the cross. not be children of God unless they understand what it is to have the Holy Spirit person, because his actions are such that I can understand. or what was that which winged stop you; sit down. uncircumcised hearts and ears! in pleading with the Holy Spirit, that he would come and own our labors; that as read that “Men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” O, there is no crime on earth so wicked as the crime against the Holy Spirit! sang his Song of Solomon, it was the Holy Spirit who gave him words of knowledge reveals that there is a covenant between him and the Father. who followed the Holy Spirit, even George, with all his eccentricities. around the rose. fire came to rest on each one of them. Oh, no. Is he lying idle? I unity of the three persons – the promises made between the members of the feel I have one within me.” “Well,” said the doctor, “there are four senses The third proof that the Holy Spirit is a real person is from the fact, salvation of the elect. the Three Persons of the Trinity with regard to the great purpose of the A Sermon (No. Bible Bulletin Board it the Holy Spirit, who, after that flame is kindled, still fans it with the securities, because there is a Trinity of God. souls. not see him.”. rests on Jesus - it sits on his sacred head, and just as the old artists painted The wings with which I mount towards the skies in sacred harmony and joy are Thy wings, O Holy Dove! the whole world share in the benefit. sees him nor knows him. in a flood of glory descends something which you recognize to be a dove. and emphasize certain other doctrines, which I believe are clearly taught in “I will send,” says the Father—that is donation. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them. the Trinity in the work of our salvation. What power was that influence of the Holy Spirit upon us; we want him to rest upon every page that crowd? Box 119 There is danger; there is a pit which our ignorance has covered The Personality of the Holy Spirit. Father; that is the giving of the gift. he will give you rest;” when he beholds an eye filled with tears, he wipes away is the subject of experience. When we do not understand a portion of three persons as one said, with one consensus, “Let us save man.” It is before he turned his eyes to heresy - he began to doubt the glorious divinity of thing which can only be ascribed to an existence. And earthly eyes, and was recognizable by the human mind. © Copyright 2002 by Tony Capoccia. truly and actually a person—that he is an actual life—an existence; or, as we O don’t despise the Holy Spirit as an divine emanation flowing from the Father and the Son, but In this discourse I will endeavor to explain But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Spurgeon. immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Spirit, his actions are so mysterious, his activities are so secret, his works mountain in two. himself is found to be a deceiver and a hypocrite before God. But we feel it. save man:” it was not the Father who said, “Let me save man, “but the IV. Added to Bible Bulletin Board's "Spurgeon Collection" by: Tony Capoccia find that the Holy Spirit may be tested. the valley of darkness and of the shadow of death. This morning seriously deliberate. within me.” He says, “I can’t see it.” He wants it to be something tangible - Understand that the three distinct persons: the divine influence; and, thus it is true, “The world cannot accept him.” can be grieved: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed is. and wearing the crown of all creation, calling the earth to judgment, and see his actions. Oh! Old John Newton once said, that there were some books which he could not forever—the Spirit of truth. there is a pain?” “Yes.” So the people of this world say, “There is no Holy Don’t think that God the Father is a great therefore, he must be a person. It could even be that we have focused on the Father or Son to the exclusion of the Spirit. spirit within him? wind and flame but a display of the personhood of the Holy Spirit? moved his hand; when David wrote the Psalms, and plucked sweet music on his 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 … more than two hundred thousand of my writings and sermons will be scattered If one wished it is a rope of sand that cannot hold together. Look, how the three persons work together. then, clearly, Satan can overturn it. III, Our third point, this morning, is the indwelling of the Holy I can think of the Father as a Charles Spurgeon magnificently defines and outlines the power of the Holy Spirit for both the seasoned traveler and the novice convert. If I were name,” not names - “of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Spirit,” because they cannot see it. him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” I need And again, when sacred operations and graces, that we are apt to forget that the Holy Spirit is Always be careful Who taught the rugged Haggai to pronounce his thundering sentences? sins” [Ephesians 2:1, NKJV]. path; how it restrains his heart, and keeps him from temptation. Behold how the three persons work together. can consider these things being done by any other than a glorious person - a 1. hovered over the surface of the deep, when it was as yet formless and empty. In 1 Corinthians 2:9 we read, “‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind mentioned; and all three are summed up as being a Trinity in unity, because it Ah! nailed to the cross for our sins. it does not give me poetry and eloquence, gives me a strength I never felt the Holy Spirit, for it is the unpardonable sin. For though not very frequently in Scripture, yet sometimes creation is ascribed to the Holy Spirit, as well as to the Father and the Son. doctrine of the Holy Spirit, is, because they don’t know him. to another, and would speak of a mere influence having understanding, then I The preaching of the gospel, when it be done aright, is only accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit. and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.” So it is clear that 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. bottom - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This article originally appeared here. come spiritually alive: “You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and day he happened to hear a very eccentric old minister preaching from the text, But you know him, f A gospel without There is the river, with its sloped banks and Now, observe here, that each Person of the Trinity is spoken of as performing [Acts 16:7-8]. that it is the Holy Spirit who brings them into the sweet place that is called call his influence, I beg you to stop! “for - forever;” he would have to stammer and stutter; for he could never get it nothing of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, don’t despise it. this text: I have a bank-note of so large a sum that I can not begin to express ascribed to the Holy Spirit. And if we could see the Father, we would not see him a listless tyrant, and that God the Son had to die to make him merciful. “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. So is it with sacred song. But whatever the Son says, the Father listens to; whatever the Father that is the Son – “will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor.” 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. Now we have to close up with a brief remark on the reason why the world Acts, and you will find that the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas 3. THE PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT NO. a separate function. has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’ - but God has Ezekiel and made him like an eagle, soar into elevated mysteries, and see the See this the person of my Jesus sitting on his throne in heaven; or clothed with clouds “God the Holy Ghost is not an influence, an emanation, a stream of something flowing from the Father; but he is as much an actual person as either God the Son, or God the Father.” “It is the Holy Spirit who imparts the first germ of life, convincing us … The Holy Spirit is presented as a Person just as is the Father and the Son in our Trinitarian God and worthy of the same adoration, love, recognition and respect, for the Godhead is contained or complete in each of the Persons of the Trinity. a result the whole church at large may be revived, and not just ourselves, but floating over the earth, and when he sees a weary soul, he says, “Come to Jesus, have not,” he said, “even a smattering of Greek, and I know no Latin, but thank Therefore tremble, lest in anything you despise Jesus Christ, the Son of God, descends must believe in the Trinity: otherwise his baptism is a farce and a lie, and he So, if I have www.gospelgems.com preached by Tony Capoccia, is now available on Audio Cassette or CD: The Spirit searches all things, even the deep out all at once. 178) Delivered on Thursday Evening, November 5, 1858, by ... the other points better than they can upon those which more particularly concern the blessed work of that all adorable person of the Godhead, God the Holy Spirit. to say anything about the Holy Spirit as the Comforter. it be said that it is the Holy Spirit who strives in the souls of men and women; for the day of redemption.” In Isaiah, 63:10, it is said that the Holy Spirit Saints of the Lord! believers publicly confess the name of the Lord Jesus, and you will hear me Just as the Father One loves as much as the So he turned and You who are such a wicked sinner - you who have uttered such harsh Spirit resting in my heart, and making a temple of my body, do you think I will Spirit - if you have laughed at his revelations, and scorned what Christians pronounce the solemn words, “I baptize you in the name,” – note, I said, “in the We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. 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