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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 3025 Holy Spirit, personality of
3025 Holy Spirit, personality of

3025 Holy Spirit, personality of

The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal power but a real person with his own personality.

The Holy Spirit is involved in personal relationships

He is in relationship with the Father and the Son Mt 28:19 See also Jn 16:14-15; 2Co 13:14; 1Pe 1:2; Jude 20-21

He is in relationship with Christians Ac 15:28

The Spirit can be treated in personal ways Ac 5:3 See also Ac 5:9; Heb 10:29

Personal characteristics of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit is wise Isa 11:2; Eph 1:17 See also Jn 14:26; Ro 8:27

The Spirit can experience emotion and pain Eph 4:30 See also Isa 63:10; Heb 10:29

Grammatical indications of the Holy Spirit’s personhood

Jn 14:16 See also Jn 14:26; Jn 15:26; Jn 16:7

Examples of the Holy Spirit’s actions

He teaches: Lk 12:12; 1Co 2:13
Ro 8:16 He testifies; Ro 8:26 He intercedes; Ac 20:23 He warns He speaks: 2Sa 23:2; Ac 8:29; Ac 10:19; Ac 11:12; Ac 13:2; Rev 2:7
1Co 2:11 He knows; Gal 4:6 He calls out; Jn 16:13 He hears

The Holy Spirit’s own personality is seen by the gifts he gives and the attitudes he promotes

Gal 5:22-23 See also Lk 10:21; Ac 9:31; Ro 5:5; Ro 8:6; Ro 14:17; Ro 15:13; 2Co 13:14; 1Jn 1:6; 1Jn 5:6

See also

1510Trinity, the
3015Holy Spirit, divinity
3020Holy Spirit, joy of
3110Holy Spirit, titles of
3140Holy Spirit, teacher
3209Holy Spirit & love
3215Holy Spirit & peace
3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
3263Holy Spirit, guidance
3284Holy Spirit, resisting

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