The Holy Spirit is God
by Rich Deem

The Holy Spirit Exhibits the Attributes of God
Attribute God Holy Spirit
Who gives eternal life? Proverbs 19:23 Ezekiel 37:14, John 6:63, Romans 8:2, 8:6, 11, 13, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Galatians 6:8
Who gives grace? Psalms 84:11 Zechariah 12:10, Hebrews 10:29
Who gives power and authority to man? Psalm 68:35 Micah 3:8, Acts 1:8, 20:28 Romans 15:19, 1 Corinthians 2:4, Ephesians 3:16, 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:5
Who has authority and power? 1 Chronicles 29:11 Micah 3:8, Luke 1:35, 4:14, Romans 15:13, 19, Ephesians 3:16
Who has glory? Isaiah 40:5 2 Corinthians 3:8
Who is eternal? Genesis 21:33 John 14:16, Hebrews 9:14
Who is Holy? 1 Samuel 2:2 Romans 1:4
Who is omnipresent Jeremiah 23:24 Psalms 139:7
Who is omniscient? 1 John 3:20 1 Corinthians 2:10, 11
Who is our Father? Isaiah 63:16 Matthew 10:20
Who is our Savior? Isaiah 43:11, 45:21, Psalm 62:2, 6, Hosea 13:4 Romans 8:11-15, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30
Who is the Creator? Genesis 1:31, Isaiah 44:24, Nehemiah 9:6, Mark 13:19, Revelation 4:11 Genesis 1:2, Job 33:4, Psalms 104:30
Who is the truth? Psalm 31:5, Isaiah 65:16 John 14:17, 15:26, 16:13, 1 John 5:7
Who is the way or path? Psalms 16:11 Judges 13:25, 1 Samuel 11:6, 16:13, Isaiah 63:14, Psalms 143:10, Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16, 2 Peter 1:21
Who resurrected Jesus? Acts 4:10 Romans 8:11
Who resurrects the dead? Acts 26:8 Romans 8:11
Who sent the prophets? Jeremiah 7:25 Numbers 11:25, 26, 29, 24:2, 1 Samuel 10:6, 10, 19:20, 23, Joel 2:28, Zechariah 7:12, Matthew 22:43, John 16:13, Acts 2:17, 11:28, 19:6, Ephesians 3:5, 1 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 9:8, 1 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 1:21
Whom are we to worship? Exodus 34:14 Philippians 3:3

The Holy Spirit is part of the Trinity

The Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit
Characteristic Verses
Abides in our presence Haggai 2:5, John 14:17
Admonishes us Nehemiah 9:30
Allows men to judge righteously Numbers 11:17, Judges 3:10, Micah 3:8
Allows us to enter the kingdom of God John 3:5
Baptizes believers Luke 3:16, John 1:33, Acts 1:5, 11:16, 1 Corinthians 12:13
Bears our burdens Numbers 11:17
Bears witness to our conscience Romans 9:1, Hebrews 10:15, 1 John 5:7, 8
Believers are born of John 3:5, 6, 8, Galatians 4:29
Believers pray in Ephesians 6:18, Jude 1:20
Believers walk by Galatians 5:25
Believers worship in Philippians 3:3
Blasphemy against is the only capital crime Matthew 12:32, Luke 12:10
Brings us into obedience Ezekiel 36:27
Can be insulted Hebrews 10:29
Can be lied to Acts 5:3
Can be put to the test Acts 5:9
Can be resisted by hardened hearts Acts 7:51, 1 Thessalonians 5:19
Can be tasted by non-believers Hebrews 6:4
Can exist in bodily form Luke 3:22, John 1:32
Casts out demons Matthew 12:28
Causes us to fear and revere God Isaiah 11:2
Causes us to follow God's chosen leaders 1 Chronicles 12:18
Changes our hearts Romans 2:29
Changes us 1 Samuel 10:6
Comforts believers Acts 9:31
Confesses Jesus 1 John 3:24
Confirms is we are children of God Romans 8:16, 1 John 3:24, 4:13
Confirms the deity of Jesus 1 Corinthians 12:4
Convicts non-believers of the truth of the Gospel 1 Corinthians 2:4, 1 Thessalonians 1:5
Counsels us Isaiah 11:2
Creator Genesis 1:2, Job 33:4, Psalms 104:30
Determines what is good Acts 15:28
Directed Jesus Mark 1:12, 3:29
Directs our paths Judges 11:29, Luke 2:27, Acts 13:4, Romans 8:4, 13
Directs our thoughts Romans 8:5
Eternal John 14:16, Hebrews 9:14
Father Matthew 10:20
Father of Jesus Matthew 1:18, 20, Luke 1:35
Fills believers Luke 1:15, 41, 2:25, Acts 4:8, 4:31, 6:3, 6:5, 7:55, 9:17, 13:9, 52, Ephesians 5:18
Forbids believers Acts 16:6, 7, 21:4
Frees believers from the law Galatians 5:18
Gathers God's people together Isaiah 34:16
Gave joy to Jesus Luke 10:21
Gave power to Jesus Luke 4:14
Gave the law to us Zechariah 7:12
Given as a gift to believers Acts 2:38, 10:45, Romans 5:5
Given by God Isaiah 48:16, 63:11, Acts 5:32, 15:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 1:22, 3:3, 5:5 Galatians 3:5, 4:6, 1 Thessalonians 4:8, 1 John 3:24
Given by Jesus Zechariah 12:10, Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, John 3:34, John 7:39, 15:26, 16:7, 20:22
Given by the Father John 14:26, Acts 2:33
Given to those who ask through prayer Luke 11:13, Acts 8:15
Gives authority to believers Acts 20:28
Gives courage to us Micah 3:8
Gives faith to believers Acts 11:24, 1 Corinthians 12:9, Galatians 5:22
Gives fellowship to believers 2 Corinthians 13:14, Philippians 2:1
Gives grace to believers Zechariah 12:10, Hebrews 10:29
Gives hope to believers Romans 15:13
Gives joy to believers Acts 13:52, Romans 14:17, Galatians 5:22, 1 Thessalonians 1:6
Gives kindness to believers Galatians 5:22
Gives knowledge to us Exodus 31:3, 35:31, Isaiah 11:2, Acts 6:3, 10, 1 Corinthians 12:8
Gives leadership abilities to men Judges 6:34
Gives life (eternal) to believers Ezekiel 37:14, John 6:63, Romans 8:2, 8:6, 11, 13, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Galatians 6:8
Gives love to believers Romans 15:30, Galatians 5:22
Gives patience to believers Galatians 5:22
Gives peace to believers Isaiah 32:15, Romans 8:6, 14:17, Galatians 5:22
Gives power to believers Micah 3:8, Acts 1:8, Romans 15:19, 1 Corinthians 2:4, Ephesians 3:16, 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 1:5
Gives rest to us Isaiah 63:14
Gives spiritual gifts Acts 2:4, 19:6, Romans 8:23, 1 Corinthians 12:4, 7, 8, 9, 11, Galatians 5:22, Hebrews 2:4
Gives strength to us Judges 11:29, 14:6, 19, 15:14, Isaiah 11:2, Ephesians 3:16
Gives understanding to us Exodus 31:3, 35:31, Isaiah 11:2, Acts 6:3, 10
Gives unity to believers Ephesians 4:3
Gives wisdom to us Exodus 31:3, 35:31, Isaiah 11:2, Acts 6:3, 10, 1 Corinthians 12:8
Gospel preached through 1 Peter 1:12
Grieved by rebellion Isaiah 63:10, Ephesians 4:30
Guides our words Psalms 106:33, Luke 12:12
Guides us 1 Kings 18:12, John 16:13, Galatians 5:16, 17, 25
Has a mind Romans 8:27
Has a will 1 Corinthians 12:11
Indwells believers Matthew 22:43, John 3:6, Romans 8:9, Ephesians 2:22, 2 Timothy 1:14, James 4:5
Indwelt Jesus Matthew 3:16, Matthew 12:18, Mark 1:10, John 1:32,Acts 10:38
Instructs and teaches us Nehemiah 9:20, Psalms 143:10
Intercedes for believers through prayer Romans 8:26, 27
Is glory 2 Corinthians 3:8
Is God Exodus 31:3, 35:31, Numbers 24:2,Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 13:25, 14:6, 19, 15:14 1 Samuel 10:6, 10, 11:6, 16:13, 14, 19:20, 23, 23:2, 1 Kings 18:12, 22:24, 2 Kings 2:16, 2 Chronicles 15:1, 18:23, 20:14, 24:20, Isaiah 11:2, 40:13, 61:1, 63:14, Ezekiel 11:5, 24, 37:1, Micah 2:7, 3:8, Matthew 3:16, 12:28, Luke 4:18, Acts 5: 3-4, 9, 8:39, 10:38Romans 8:9, 14, 1 Corinthians 2:11, 14, 3:16, 6:11, 7:40, 12:3, 2 Corinthians 3:3, 8, Ephesians 4:30, Philippians 3:3, 1 John 4:2
Is holy Romans 1:4
Is Jesus/Christ Acts 16:7, Romans 1:4, 8:9, 2 Corinthians 3:17, 18, Galatians 4:6, Philippians 1:19, 1 Peter 1:11
Is life Romans 8:2
Is not directed or counseled Isaiah 40:13
Is our ally Isaiah 30:1
Is power Micah 3:8, Luke 1:35, 4:14, Romans 15:13, 19, Ephesians 3:16
Is the Father Matthew 10:20
Is the love of God Romans 5:5
Is the presence of God Psalm 51:11
Is the word of God Ephesians 6:17
Is truth John 14:17, 15:26, 16:13, 1 John 5:7
Justifies believers 1 Corinthians 6:11
Lead Jesus Luke 4:1
Leads believers Judges 13:25, 1 Samuel 11:6, 16:13, Isaiah 63:14, Psalms 143:10, Romans 8:14, Galatians 5:16, 2 Peter 1:21
Lives in believers John 14:17, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19, 7:40, 2 Corinthians 1:22, 3:3 
Makes us "sons/children of God" Romans 8:14, 16
Makes us righteous Romans 14:17
Manifested in believers 1 Corinthians 12:7
Non-believers are without Jude 1:19
Not directed our counseled Isaiah 40:13
Not understood by unbelievers 1 Corinthians 2:14
Omnipresent Psalms 139:7
Omniscient 1 Corinthians 2:10, 11
Opposes the flesh Galatians 5:17
Part of the covenant Isaiah 59:21
Physically transports believers 2 Kings 2:16, Ezekiel 3:12, Ezekiel 3:24, Ezekiel 8:3, Ezekiel 11:1, 24, Ezekiel 37:1, Ezekiel 43:5, Acts 8:39, Revelation 17:3, 21:10
Poured out from heaven Isaiah 32:15, 44:3, Ezekiel 39:29, Joel 2:28, 29, Zechariah 12:10, Acts 10:44-45, 11:15, Romans 5:5
Promised to believers Haggai 2:5, Acts 2:33, 2 Corinthians 5:5, Galatians 3:14, Ephesians 1:13
Protects us from evil spirits 1 Samuel 16:14
Provides access to the Father Ephesians 2:18
Received by believers Acts 10:47
Received by faith Galatians 3:2, 14, 5:5
Regenerates and renews believers Titus 3:5
Represents the new covenant 2 Corinthians 3:6
Resurrected Jesus Romans 8:11
Resurrects believers Romans 8:11
Reveals prophecy Numbers 11:25, 26, 29, 24:2, 1 Samuel 10:6, 10, 19:20, 23, Joel 2:28, Zechariah 7:12, Matthew 22:43, John 16:13, Acts 2:17, 11:28, 19:6, Ephesians 3:5, 1 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 9:8, 1 Peter 1:11, 2 Peter 1:21, Revelation 1:10, 2:11, 17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22, 4:2, 14:13
Reveals visions Numbers 24:2, Ezekiel 8:3, 11:24, Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17, 7:55, Revelation 4:2
Sanctifies believers Galatians 3:3, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Peter 1:2
Sanctifies our works Romans 15:16
Savior/Redeemer Romans 8:11-15, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30
Seals believers 2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13, 4:30
Sent as a pledge 2 Corinthians 1:22, 5:5
Service to God is through Romans 7:6
Sets us free Romans 8:2, 2 Corinthians 3:17
Speaks the word of God 2 Chronicles 24:14, 20, Ezekiel 11:5, Luke 3:22, Hebrews 3:7
Speaks to us 2 Samuel 23:2, 1 Kings 22:24, 2 Chronicles 18:23, Luke 2:26, Acts 8:29, 10:19, 11:12, 13:2, 20:23, 21:11, Colossians 1:8, Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29, 3:6, 13, 22, 14:13, 22:17
Stirs us into action Judges 13:25,1 Samuel 11:6
Strives with man Genesis 6:3
Teaches the will of God Psalms 143:10, Isaiah 30:1
Teaches us Luke 12:12, John 14:26, John 16:13, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 13
Vindicated Jesus 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 9:14
Witness of Jesus' death and resurrection Acts 5:32

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The Bible states quite emphatically that the Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit is not just God's spiritual manifestation, since He also has the attributes of personhood. Together with God the Father and God the Son, the Holy Spirit makes up the Trinity.



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