Previously we look at some characteristics of the Holy Spirit revealed in the scriptures that show us His personhood. The Holy Spirit is not a mindless power to be harnessed and used for either good or evil.
The scriptures tell us more than the fact that the Holy Spirit is a person. It tells us that He is actually deity—in other words, God Himself.
For some, this Bible truth is hard to accept. The rejection of the Bible doctrine of the Trinitarian nature of God has long been held for many years in many quarters.
What we do have is irrefutable Bible revelation of the deity of the Holy Spirit, just as we have irrefutable Bible revelation of the deity of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Holy Spirit is Eternal
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God (Hebrews 9:14)?”
The writer of the epistle to the Hebrews plainly states an attribute of God for the Holy Spirit—He is eternal.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God (Psa 90:2).”
“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen (1Ti 1:17).”
The Holy Spirit is All-Knowing
Being eternal is not the only attribute of the Holy Spirit that speaks of His deity. Paul reveals that the Spirit is all-knowing.
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God (1Co 2:10-11).”
Again, omniscience is an attribute exclusive to God.
“Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high (Job 21:22).”
The Holy Spirit is All-Powerful
God is recognised as the Creator of the universe. The same creative power and activity are ascribed to the Holy Spirit as well.
“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life (Job 33:4).”
“Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth (Psa 104:30).”
The Lord Jesus performed His great signs and wonders by the power of the Holy Spirit.
“But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you (Mat 12:28).”
Paul explained that the power by which he performed miracles in his ministry among the Gentiles was the power of the Holy Spirit.
“For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ (Rom 15:18-19).”
The Holy Spirit is All-Present
Another divine attribute of the Holy Spirit is His omnipresence.
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?…Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me (Psa 139:7, 10).”
“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD (Jer 23:24).”
The Holy Spirit is God, the third person in the eternal Godhead. Denial of His deity will lead anyone down the path of terrible errors. How we respond to His inspired word, then, is of utmost importance.
Are we taking His word seriously? Let each of us approach the scriptures with fear and humility.