A. We must be born of & made alive by the Spirit:

Jn.16:8,9 – [The Holy Spirit reproves & convicts men of their sin]
Jn.3:5-8 – Except a man be born of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God
Jn.6:63 – It is the Spirit that quickeneth (gives life)
Tit.3:5 – He saved us by the washing of regeneration, & renewing of the Holy Ghost
(See also 2Thes.2:13; Eph.2:1)

B. A measure of God’s Spirit is given to us when we’re saved:

2Cor.1:22 – Who hath sealed us, & given us the earnest (deposit) of the Spirit
Eph.1:13,14 – After ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit
Eph.4:30 – The Holy Spirit, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption

C. The Holy Spirit assures us that we are saved:

Rom.8:16 – Spirit beareth witness that we are children of God
1Jn.3:24b – We know He abideth in us, by the Spirit
1Jn.4:13 – Hereby know we that…He (dwelleth) in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit

D. The Holy Spirit testifies Jesus is the truth; “Blasphemy against the Spirit” means rejecting the Spirit’s witness:

Jn.15:26 – The Spirit of truth…shall testify of Me (Jesus)
Jn.16:14 – He (the Spirit) shall glorify Me
Mk.3:28,29 – He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness (See also Mat.12:31-32)


A. Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit:

Mat.3:11 – He (Jesus) shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost
Lk.24:49 – I send the promise of My Father upon you…ye [shall] be endued (clothed) with power from on high
Jn.7:38,39 – Out of his belly flow rivers of living water… the Spirit
Jn.14:16 – I will pray the Father & He shall give you (a) Comforter
Jn.16:7 – I will send Him (the Comforter) unto you
Acts 2:1-4 – [Spirit poured out on Christians on day of Pentecost]

B. When Christians receive the baptism of the Spirit:

Acts 8:15-17 – [Samaritans baptised with the Spirit after salvation]
Acts 19:2 – Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? They said, We have not
Acts 10:44-46 – [Cornelius' household was filled with the Holy Spirit at the same time they received Jesus]

C. Receiving the Holy Spirit:

Acts 19:1,2 – Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed?
Lk.11:9-13 – If ye know how to give good gifts…how much more shall (God) give Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
1Cor.6:19 – Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost (See also 1Cor.3:16)
Eph.5:18b – Be filled with the Spirit

D. The Spirit is often given by “laying on of hands”:

Acts 8:15-17 – [Peter & John laid hands on the Samaritan believers]
Acts 19:6 – [Paul laid hands on the Ephesian believers]


A. The Holy Spirit anoints us with power to witness:

Acts 1:8 – Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you & ye shall be witnesses unto Me
Lk.4:18 – The Spirit of the Lord hath anointed me to preach the gospel (See also Isa.61:1,2)
Jn.15:26 – The Spirit of truth…shall testify of Me (Jesus)
Acts 4:29,31 – They were filled with the Holy Ghost & spake the Word of God with boldness
Acts 5:32 – Ye are His witnesses, & so is also the Holy Ghost
Mic.3:8 – I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord…to declare to Israel his sin

B. Transforms us into a new person:

1Sam.10:6 – The Spirit will come upon thee, and thou shalt…be turned into another man
Psa.51:10-13 – [Creates a clean heart & a right spirit]

C. Gives us a closer relationship with Jesus:

Eph.5:18,19 – Be filled with the Spirit…singing & making melody in your heart to the Lord
(See also Jn.14:16-18)

D. Minding the things of the Spirit brings life & peace:

Rom.8:5-7 – They that are after the Spirit mind things of the Spirit
Gal.5:16,17 – Walk in the Spirit, & ye shall not fulfil lust of the flesh

E. The Spirit brings forth virtues in our lives:

Gal.5:22,23 – The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace [etc.]
Rom.5:5 – The love of God is shed in our hearts by Holy Ghost
Rom.14:17 – Righteousness & peace & joy in the Holy Ghost
Rom.15:13 – Abound in hope through power of the Holy Ghost
1Cor.12:4-11 – [The Spirit gives us different kinds of spiritual gifts]

F. The Holy Spirit comforts us:

Jn.14:16,26 – The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost
Jn.16:7 – I will send (the Comforter) unto you
Acts 9:31b – Walking in the comfort of the Holy Ghost
Rom.8:1 – There is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk…after the Spirit
1Pet.4:14 – If ye be reproached, happy are ye; for the Spirit of God resteth upon you

G. The Holy Spirit & prayer:

Rom.8:26,27 – We know not what we should pray for…but the Spirit maketh intercession for us according to will of God
Jude 20 – Building up yourselves…praying in the Holy Ghost

H. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth:

Jn.16:13b – When the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth
1Jn.5:6b – The Spirit beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth
(See also Jn.14:17a; 15:26; 16:13a.)


A. The Spirit gives us wisdom & guidance:

Mk.13:11 – It is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost
Lk.12:11,12 – The Holy Ghost shall teach you…what ye ought to say
Jn.14:26b – Holy Ghost shall teach you all things & bring all things to your remembrance (See also 1Jn.2:27)
Jn.16:13a – The Spirit of truth will guide you into all truth
1Cor.2:9,10 – God hath revealed them to us by His Spirit…yea, the deep things of God
1Cor.2:12 – We have received the Spirit that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God
1Cor.2:13 – We speak words which the Holy Ghost teacheth
1Cor.12:8 – [The Spirit gives word of wisdom, word of knowledge]
Eph.1:17 – May God give you the spirit of wisdom & revelation
2Tim.1:13,14 – Hold fast sound words…keep by the Holy Ghost

B. The Holy Spirit gives us the gift of prophecy:

1Cor.12:7a,10 – To one is given by the Spirit…prophecy
Jn.16:13b – Spirit of truth will show you things to come
Acts 2:17,18 – I will pour out of My Spirit…your sons & your daughters shall prophesy (See also Joel 2:28,29.)
2Pet.1:21 – Prophecy came…[when] men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost

C. The Holy Spirit gives us discernment:

Isa.11:2,3 – The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him…he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes
1Cor.2:12-15 – [We have received the Spirit of God and can spiritually discern matters]
1Cor.12:10 – [Gives gift of discernment of spirits] (Also 1Jn.4:1-6)

D. The Spirit gives faith, healing & miracles:

1Cor.12:9 – To another faith by the same Spirit; to another gifts of healing by same Spirit
1Cor.12:10 – To another the working of miracles

E. The Spirit leads & checks (restrains) us:

Acts 8:29 – [Specific directions:] The Spirit said to Philip
Acts 16:6,7 – [Restrains:] The Spirit suffered (permitted) them not
Rom.8:14 – As many as are led by Spirit of God are sons of God
Isa.30:21 – [Spirit says:] This is the way; walk ye in it

F. The gift of tongues:

Acts 2:1-4 – Spoke with other tongues as Spirit gave them utterance
1Cor.12:10 – To another interpretation of tongues (See 1Cor.14:13)
1Cor.12:10,11 – To another diverse kinds of tongues…all these worketh the Spirit
1Cor.13:1 – Speak with the tongues of men & of angels
1Cor.14:2 – He that speaketh in an unknown tongue…in the Spirit he speaketh mysteries
1Cor.14:4 – He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth (strengthens) himself

G. God’s Spirit strengthens us:

Eph.3:16 – Be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man
(See also Judg.14:6,19; 15:14,15 – about Samson.)


2Cor.3:17b – Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty
Rom.8:2 – The law of the Spirit…hath made me free from the law of sin & death
Rom.8:15 – Ye have not received the spirit of bondage to fear, but the Spirit of adoption
Gal.5:18 – If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law
2Tim.1:7 – God hath (given) us the Spirit of power, of love & of a sound mind


Acts 4:31,32 – They were all filled with the Holy Ghost…& the multitude were of one heart, & of one soul
1Cor.12:13 – By the Spirit are we all baptized into one body
2Cor.13:14 – The communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all


Acts 8:17-20 – [The Holy Spirit cannot be bought; it's a gift]
Acts 20:28 – Feed the flock…Holy Ghost hath made you overseers
Rom.8:11 – He shall quicken (make alive, resurrect) your bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you


A. The Holy Spirit is given to the obedient:

Pro.1:23 – Turn at My reproof, I will pour out My Spirit unto you
Acts 5:32 – The Holy Ghost, Whom God hath given to them that obey Him

B. Obey the Spirit once you are Spirit-filled:

Gal.5:25 – If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit
1Pet.1:22 – Seeing that ye obey the truth through the Spirit… see that ye love one another
Rev.2:29 – Hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches

C. Warnings to obey the Spirit & not resist it:

Rom.8:5-6 – [Living according to Spirit is life & peace; being carnally minded causes death]
1Cor.2:14 – The natural (carnal) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit, for they are foolishness unto him
Eph.4:29,30 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, grieve not the Holy Spirit
1Thes.5:19 – Quench not the Spirit
Heb.3:7-10 – The Holy Ghost saith, Harden not your hearts

D. Results of resisting the Holy Spirit:

Gen.6:3a – My Spirit shall not always strive with man
Isa.63:10 – They rebelled & vexed (grieved) His Holy Spirit, therefore He…fought against them
Acts 7:51-53 – Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost [resulting in them persecuting the prophets & disobeying God]
Acts 20:22,23 – [Paul ignored the Spirit's warnings, resulting in impris onment & finally being beheaded See also 21:10-14]


Mat.1:18 – (Mary was with child of the Holy Ghost); Mat.1:20 – (Jesus was conceived of the Holy Ghost); Lk.3:21,22 – (Holy Ghost anointed Him); Lk.4:1 – (Jesus’ ministry began with Him being full of the Holy Ghost); Acts 10:38 – (God anointed Jesus with Holy Ghost & power); Jn.3:34b – (God gave Him the Spirit without measure); Lk.4:1 – (Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness); Mat.12:28 – (He cast out devils by the Spirit); Rom.8:11; 1Pet.3:18 – (The Spirit raised Jesus from the dead).


A. Examples of being filled with the Holy Spirit:

Exo.31:2-5 – (Bezaleel); 1Sam.10:6,9,10 – (Saul); 1Sam.16:13 – (David); Lk.1:15 – (John the Baptist); Lk.1:41,42 – (Elizabeth); Lk.1:67 – (Zacharias); Lk.2:25,26 – (Simeon); Lk.4:1 – (Jesus); Acts 2:1-4; (Christians on the day of Pentecost); Acts 6:3-5,7 – (Early church deacons); Acts 9:17 – (Paul); Acts 11:22-24 – (Barnabus anointed to teach).

B. The Spirit’s anointing of power in time of need:

Acts 4:8 – (Peter anointed to preach); Acts 4:29-31 – (Early church prayed during persecution & was filled); Acts 7:55 – (Stephen’s witness); Acts 13:9-11 – (The Spirit empowered Paul to smite the sorcerer with blindness); Acts 13:50-52 – (Persecuted disciples were filled with the Holy Ghost).

Key chapters about the Holy Spirit: Jn.14, Acts 2, Rom.8.

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