By: Tim Massengale


  I. What is the Holy Ghost? 
  A. A spirit: Greek-"Pneuma" 
  "A light breath or breeze" 

  B. Who is this Spirit? 
  1. Spirit of the Father _ Mt. 10:20; I Cor. 3:16 

  2. Spirit of the Son - Jn. 14:17-18; Gal. 4:6 

  3. Nature of God - I Tim. 3:16 

  4. Only one spirit - Eph. 4:4 

  II. The Holy Ghost in Prophecy 

  A. Joel 2:28,29; Ezk. 36:26, 27; Is. 28:11, 12; Matt. 3:11; 
  John 14:15-18, 26; John 16:13, Acts 1:5, 8 

  III. The Promise 

  A. Promised by Jesus - Jn. 14:15-18 

  B. Promised by Peter - Acts 2:38, 39 

  C. Promised by Paul - I Thes, 4:8 

  D. Promised by Hebrews - Heb. 6:4 

  E. Promised by John - I Jn 3:24 

  IV. Spirit Baptism Separate from Water Baptism 

  A. Examples: The 120 - Acts 2:1-4 
  Samaritans - Acts 10:44-46 
  Ephesians - Acts 19:1-7 

  B. Only one Baptism? Eph. 4:5 
  * John 3:5 - Two experiences make up the one new birth: i.e. 
  water and spirit. 

  V. The Holy Ghost is a Necessity 

  A. Makes us a child of God - Rom. 8:9,14 

  B. Guides us into truth - Jn. 16:13 

  C. Makes us free from sin - Rom. 8:12 

  D. Seals and protects us until rapture - Eph. 4:30 

  E. Gives us the power for rapture - Rom. 8:11 

  F. Gives us everlasting life - Gal. 6:8 

  G. Allows us to enter kingdom of God - Jn. 3:5 

  VI. The Benefits of the Holy Ghost 

  A. Gives instruction - Neh. 9:20 

  B. Calls us to His work - Is. 6:8 

  C. Gives wisdom - Is. 11:12 

  D. Casts out devils - Mt. 12:28 

  E. Speaks for us - Mk. 13:11 

  F. Gives revelation - Lk. 2:25, 26 

  G. Quenches thirst - Jn. 4:14 

  H. Comforts - Jn. 15:26 

  I. Reproves - Jn 16:7-8 

  J. Gives power - Acts 1:8 

  K. Love - Rom. 5:5 

  L. Makes intercession - Rom. 8:26 

  M. Gives hope - Rom. 15:13 

  N. Satisfaction - Rom. 15:16 

  O. Searches us - I Cor. 2:10 

  P. Gives gifts - I Cor. 12:25 

  Q. Gives fruits - Gal. 5:22-23 

  VII. The Holy Ghost with Tongues 
  A. Is. 28:11 - Prophet: "This is the rest. . ." 

  B. Mk. 16:16 - Jesus 

  C. Acts 2:4 - Peter and 120 

  D. Acts 8:18 - Samaritans (What did Simon see?) 

  E. Acts 10:46 - Cornelious 

  F. Acts 10:23,47 - Brethren from Joppa 

  G. Acts 19:6 - Ephesians 

  H. Acts 9:7 and I Cor 14:18 - Paul 

  * Is tongues for us today? I Cor. 13:8-13 

  - "That which is perfect is the age to come when Jesus 
  Christ returns" 

  - Gifts to be with us until 2nd coming - I Cor. 1:7 

  * Why did God choose tongues? 

  1. Control tongue - Ja. 3:1-8 

  2. Identification mark - Mk. 16:17 

  3. Edify church and believer - I Cor. 14:4 

  4. Sign to unbeliever - I Cor 14:22 
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