Day 31 - Fellowship with the Holy Spirit!

Greetings My Friends,

It's day 31 of Rend the Heavens; it's time get better aquatinted with the Holy Spirit. Let us make a special effort to have a deeper fellowship with God's Spirit.

Under the Spout of Heaven, 

Let the Rain of the Spirit Come Upon You!

Sharon

 First mention of: The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. - Genesis 1:2

Spirit Referred to as: the eternal Spirit, His Spirit, Holy Spirit, My Spirit, The Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of, the Spirit, and Your Spirit. - 9 different words used to describe the Spirit in NASB.

What we know so far:

  • Jesus said it was to our advantage that He go to heaven so the Helper (Holy Spirit) would come to us.

  • Spirit was at creation, hovering, bringing forth life to the earth and mankind.

  • Spirit is a person, not a force.

  • Spirit is part of the Godhead.

The doctrine of the Holy Spirit is vast it has the following major divisions: Person of the Holy Spirit: The Personality of the Holy Spirit; The Deity of the Holy Spirit; The Titles of the Holy Spirit; The Types of the Holy Spirit, Work of the Holy Spirit and Eschatology of the Holy Spirit.

The KEY purpose in learning about the Spirit is for you (us) to embrace His fellowship.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all - 2 Corinthians 13:14 

Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy. - Philippines 2:1

  • Fellowship / Communion G2842 (Thayer) koinōnia fellowship, association, community, communion, joint participation. Companionship

Fellowship denotes relationship, spending time together, becoming aquatinted with their character or attributes and wanting to honor them. 

We make a special effort to get to know that ‘special someone’. How much more are we to make a special effort to get to know the Holy Spirit - He longs to have fellowship with us!

Titles and Names of Holy Spirit 

The names and terms for the Holy Spirit relate to his power, activity and presence in the worldoften indicating the nature of his actions or the gifts which he conveys to believers.

Titles relating the Holy Spirit to God

  • The Spirit of God: Ge 1:2; Ge 41:38; 1Sa 10:10; 1Sa 19:20,23; Ro 8:9; 1Co 6:11; 2Co 3:3; Eph 4:30; Php 3:3

  • The Spirit of the Lord: The Spirit empowered the judges to deliver the people: Jdg 3:10; Jdg 6:34; Jdg 11:29; Jdg 13:25; Jdg 14:6,19; Jdg 15:14;1Sa 10:6; 1Sa 16:13; 2Sa 23:2 The Messiah will be empowered by the Spirit: Isa 11:2; Isa 61:1; 2Co 3:17

Forms of reference to the Spirit of God

  • My Spirit Ge 6:3; Isa 30:1; Isa 59:21; Joel 2:28-29; Hag 2:5; Zec 4:6; Zec 6:8; Mt 12:18

  • His Spirit Isa 34:16; Isa 63:10-11; Zec 7:12; Ro 8:11; Eph 2:22

  • Your Spirit Ne 9:20,30; Ps 51:11; Ps 139:7; Ps 143:10

  • The Spirit of your Father Mt 10:20

  • The promised Holy Spirit Ac 2:33; Eph 1:13

  • The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead Ro 8:11

Titles relating the Holy Spirit to God the Son Gal 4:6; Ac 16:7; Ro 8:9; Php 1:19; 1Pe 1:11

Titles revealing the Holy Spirit’s essential nature

  • The Spirit of truth Jn 16:13; Jn 14:17; Jn 15:26; 1Jn 4:6

  • The Spirit of holiness Ro 1:4

  • The Spirit of life Ro 8:2

  • The Spirit of glory 1Pe 4:14

  • The eternal Spirit Heb 9:14

Titles showing the nature of the Holy Spirit’s activity

  • The Counsellor Jn 14:26; Jn 15:26

  • The Spirit of wisdom and understanding Isa 11:2; Dt 34:9; Eph 1:17

  • The Spirit of grace and supplication Zec 12:10 

  • The Spirit of sonship Ro 8:15

  • The Spirit of judgment and fire Isa 4:4 

https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/dictionary-of-bible-themes/3110-Holy-Spirit-titles-names

In addition to these names, many references are made to the Holy Spirit, with some scholars counting as many as 126 different labels. 

ACTION

  • Read: The scripture references above; which name of the Spirit speaks to you?

  • Ask Holy Spirit why that name or scripture is speaking to you?

  • Ask the Spirit of God to make Himself know to you through His names.

  • Repent if you have thought of the Hoy Spirit as a force or less than the Father or the Son.

  • Ask Holy Spirit for a deeper walk with Him, a deeper hunger for His fellowship.

  • Cry Out for God’s Presence to invade your life, church, city and this nation!

  • Wait in His Presence, get under the spout of heaven…Let the rain of the Spirit refreshed and strengthened you!

The grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the presence and fellowship (the communion and sharing together, and participation) in the Holy Spirit be with you all.  Amen (so be it). - 2 Corinthians 13:14

OH, THAT You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence--As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil--to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! - Isaiah 64:1-2