3281 Holy Spirit, inspiration of

3281 Holy Spirit, inspiration of

The Holy Spirit inspires prophecy and gives knowledge of God, insight and wisdom. Scripture declares itself to have been inspired by God.

The Holy Spirit inspired the writers of Scripture

2Ti 3:16 See also Mt 22:43 pp Mk 12:36; Ac 1:16; Ac 4:25; Ac 28:25; Heb 3:7; Heb 9:8; Heb 10:15

The Holy Spirit inspires believers to honour Jesus Christ

1Co 12:3 See also 1Jn 4:2

Purposes of the Holy Spirit’s inspiration

Eph 1:17 See also 2Ti 3:16-17

The Holy Spirit inspired prophecy

Nu 24:2-3; 2Pe 1:21 See also Nu 11:25-29; 1Sa 10:6,10; 1Sa 19:20,23; 2Sa 23:2; 1Ch 12:18; 2Ch 15:1; 2Ch 20:14; 2Ch 24:20; Ac 11:28; Ac 19:6; 1Pe 1:11-12

People aware of the Holy Spirit’s inspiration

2Sa 23:2 See also Isa 48:16 Isaiah; Mic 3:8 Micah; Ac 15:28 the Council of Jerusalem Paul: 1Co 2:13; 1Co 7:40

The Holy Spirit gives revelation

God’s purposes revealed 1Co 2:10-13 See also Eph 1:17; Eph 3:3-6; 1Jn 2:27

The Messiah revealed to Simeon Lk 2:25-27

Visions given Ac 7:55 See also Joel 2:28; Ac 2:17; Rev 1:10; Rev 4:2

Visions interpreted Ac 10:19-20

Dreams interpreted Ge 41:38-39; Da 4:8-9,18; Da 5:11,14

David’s plans for the temple 1Ch 28:12

Wisdom and knowledge are given 1Co 12:8 See also Isa 11:2; Ac 6:10; Eph 1:17

God’s fatherhood revealed to believers Ro 8:15-16; Gal 4:6

Speech is inspired by the Holy Spirit

Testifying to God Mt 10:20 pp Mk 13:11 See also Lk 12:12; Ac 4:8,31; Ac 13:9

Instruction Ne 9:20 See also Ne 9:30; Ac 1:2; 1Ti 4:1

Speaking in tongues Ac 2:4; Ac 10:44-46; Ac 19:6

Prayer Ro 8:26-27; Eph 6:18

See also

1403God, revelation
1409dream
1428prophecy, OT inspiration
1469visions
1611Scripture, inspiration & authority
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
3221Holy Spirit & prayer
3224Holy Spirit & preaching
3272Holy Spirit in OT
7972tongues, gift of
8281insight
8366wisdom, source of

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