3045 Holy Spirit, sovereignty of

3045 Holy Spirit, sovereignty of

The Holy Spirit has supreme power and acts in accordance with divine purposes, exercising authority and control in the world and over God’s people.

The Holy Spirit is Lord

2Co 3:17-18 See also Jdg 3:10

The Holy Spirit is sovereign in bringing spiritual life

Jn 3:1-8 See also Eze 37:14; Jn 6:63; Ro 8:2; Tit 3:5; 1Pe 1:2

The Holy Spirit’s will is sovereign

He determines the distribution of spiritual gifts 1Co 12:11 See also 1Sa 10:6,10; 1Sa 19:20,23; Heb 2:4

He controls the appointment of leaders Ac 13:2 See also Ac 20:28

The Holy Spirit demonstrates his sovereignty over creation

He participates in the work of creation Job 33:4 See also Ge 1:2; Ps 104:30

He performs miraculous deeds Ac 8:39 See also 1Ki 18:12; 2Ki 2:16; Mt 12:28-38 pp Mk 3:22-30 pp Lk 11:14-23

The Holy Spirit exercises his rule in the lives of individuals

Jesus Christ is led by the Spirit Mt 4:1 pp Mk 1:12 pp Lk 4:1

God’s people are led by the Spirit Gal 5:18 See also 1Ch 28:12; Ps 143:10; Mt 10:20; Lk 2:27; Jn 16:13; Ac 8:29; Ac 20:22

God’s people are restrained by the Spirit Ac 16:6-7

God’s people are given victory by the Spirit Jdg 3:10 See also Jdg 14:6,19; Jdg 15:14

The Holy Spirit’s sovereignty is confirmed by the greatness of his attributes

Ps 139:7 His presence; 1Co 2:4 His power; 1Co 2:10-11 His knowledge

See also

1020God, all-knowing
1110God, present everywhere
1130God, sovereignty
1469visions
3015Holy Spirit, divinity
3030Holy Spirit, power
3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3251Holy Spirit, filling with
3263Holy Spirit, guidance
3266Holy Spirit in creation
3290Holy Spirit, life-giver
7966spiritual gifts

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