Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
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Why is The Person Of The Holy Spirit A Divine Person? We Explain with Scripture References

To do this, He revealed that the Holy Spirit was called “He,” never she.”

Or, He is also called “Him” or “Himself,” never is He called any name in the feminine.

One of the ministries that the Lord revealed to us is that God has given to us every kind of proof that we would ever need to prove that God the Holy Spirit is a person and not a force.

This is one of the reasons that there are times when God the Holy Spirit acts as a “mother” to us in the sense of teaching us WHAT and HOW to love, to be gentle, merciful, and is even called our comforter.

We all need to remember that He is a person who the Bible calls Him or “He” but never “she.”

What we need to address is that these passages and others reveal that God the Holy Spirit is revealed by the miracles of the Spirit which are designed to bring glory to the Lord and power to the believer.

Actually, a true but unseen miracle produces the fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self‑control, all controlled and used in some way to bring glory to our Creator.

However, do not miss the miracles that are obvious but not known as such --- and that is the miracle of God the Holy Spirit who is conforming us into the image of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

This, in itself, is a miracle that in ROM 8:29 we read For whom He foreknew, He also predestined {to become} conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first‑born among many brethren;

Miracles are normally the work of God who places His protection and His wall of fire upon and around believers in a supernatural way.

And even though it may not seem to be a miracle, in MAR 1:8, we read from John the Baptist,  "I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Being baptized by the Holy Spirit is another miracle that God performs at the moment of salvation -- this is a life-changing event.

It is a miracle that we take for granted the power of God, especially that power to make us new creatures in Christ.

It is a miracle of God given us life-changing power and words that can change us forever.

True and real miracles are the monopoly of the sovereignty of God.

No human being, including the human nature of Jesus Christ, has ever performed a miracle.

Only the sovereignty of God, including the deity of Christ in Hypostatic Union, can perform miracles.

 To pray for a loved one who is sick is a legitimate priestly prayer of the believer under the principle that God does answer prayer and sometimes uses a miracle to do so.

Since none of us can determine the cause or the reasons for illness or similar disasters, the intercessory prayer of the believer must be worded so as to recognize that the option for healing rests with the sovereignty of God, who has all the facts.

 A miracle is an event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to divine power as a supernatural phenomena, not to be confused with the  devil’s counterfeit so-called miracles.

We do not know all the facts surrounding the sufferings of those whom we love. (IllCL)

We do not know that if their suffering is divine discipline, divine blessing, or an advance in the spiritual life.

Job said JOB 6:14   "For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; Lest he forsake the fear of the Almighty.

JOB 19:14  "My relatives have failed, And my intimate friends have forgotten me.

PSA 41:9   Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

PRO 16:28   A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

PRO 17:9  He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

PRO 17:17   A friend loves at all times, And a brother is born for adversity.

PRO 18:24   A man of many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

PRO 19:6  Many will entreat the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.

PRO 27:6   Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.

Look at JAM 2:23  and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, "And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness," and he was called the friend of God.

JAM 4:4  You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

Therefore,  we do not have the right to ask outright for a miracle, because miracles are the monopoly of God and God knows best.

We do have the right to petition God under the concept "if it be Your will."

LUK 22:42  "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Thine be done."

There are also counterfeit miracles where Satan removes demons from those who have demon induced illnesses to make it appear as if a so-called "faith healer" has healed the person.

The point is that God has given every Church-age believer the type spiritual life which has equivalent power to miracles on a day by day basis, and there are no miracles in our spiritual life.

Our spiritual life has the power of the filling of the Holy Spirit and the power of Bible doctrine in the soul of the believer but real miracles depend upon the sovereign will of God.

Miracles are the decision of the sovereignty of God when all the facts from divine omniscience demand it.

Then, the omnipotence of God goes into action and a miracle is performed.

All miracles come from the sovereignty and wisdom of God.

This is because no human being ever performed a miracle.

This was even true in the use of the gift of miracles during the precanon period of the Church-age.

God the Holy Spirit produced the miracle using men and women with a message.

The real issue is that the sovereignty of God plus the wisdom of God plus the power of God equals a miracle.

However, it is vital for you to know that you have a spiritual life which is far greater than a miracle.

Miracles are not a problem solving device.

The miracles which came from the Spirit also did not conflict with the Father's plan, Mat 12:28; Luk 4:14-18.

These miracles were designed to give credibility to our Lord's messages.

Jesus Christ refused to solve a problem apart from the spiritual life.

When you go to outside solutions, like psychological therapy, you have rejected the greatest spiritual life in history.

Why pray for a miracle when you have a day to day spiritual life that is far greater and far more powerful in a moment by moment existence?

Miracles are not problem solving devices.

Miracles are not a part of the spiritual life.

God does not perform miracles in answer to prayer.

For the believer there is no solution to the problems of life apart from the ten problem solving devices.

Example – Paul prayed for a miracle three times to have his thorn in the flesh removed and the answer was "No."

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