Spiritual gifts part 29: The sanctifying work of the Spirit brings out the Trinity

Rom 8:14-27; 15:15-16; 1Pe 1:2; 2Co 3:2-6; 2Pe 1:21

ROMANS-146-100922 - length: 50:41 - taught on Sep, 22 2010

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John Farley
September 22, 2010

Spiritual Gifts Part 29: The sanctifying work of the Spirit brings out the Trinity.

The Doctrine of Spiritual Gifts

Point 2. The Giver of the Gifts: The Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit.

The Personhood and Deity of the Holy Spirit

To be a person means to possess intellect, sensibility (feelings), and will.

A person has intelligence.
The Holy Spirit has intelligence.

(2) A person has sensibility.
The Holy Spirit has sensibility.

(3) People possess a will.
The Holy Spirit has a will.

(4) He also exhibits the actions of a person.

(5) He is given treatment that would only be given to a person.

Adonai is one of the Hebrew names for God.

JOH 12:41 These things Isaiah said because he saw His [Jesus’s] glory, and he spoke of Him.

ISA 6:3-10 as quoted in NT shows:

  • The Holy Spirit is a Person
  • The Deity of Jesus Christ
  • The Deity of the Holy Spirit
  • The existence of the Trinity


  • He leads people, v14.
  • He testifies, v16.
  • He helps people, v26.
  • He intercedes, v26.
  • He has a mind, v 27.
  • He knows God’s will, v27.

MAT 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

GAL 5:18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

The book of Romans also says that the Holy Spirit sanctifies, ROM 15:16.

2TH 2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.

1PE 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.

The Holy Spirit writes letters,
2CO 3:3.

The Holy Spirit gives life, 2CO 3:6.

He possess the attributes of a person.
Grammatical choices reveal Him as a person.

He does things that only people do.
He has things done to him that are only done to a person.