God the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. Pastor Rick Bettez.


January 16, 2020

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday January 16, 2019
Pastor Rick Bettez

Heb 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Gen 1:2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

1Cor 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.

Psa 102:25Of old You founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.”

Eph 3:9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;

Col 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.

Psa 104:30 You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground.

(Genesis 1:2)

2Pet 1:20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

The purpose of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament:

  1. Empower & inspire spiritual leaders.
  2. Be omnipresent for all Bels

(not indwell).

  1. Protect and guide within the protocol of the Father’s divine plan.
  2. Ensure the completion of scripture.2Kin 2:9 When they had crossed over, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”2Ki 2:14 He took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him and struck the waters and said, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided here and there; and Elisha crossed over.Matt 10:19 “But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 20 “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.Psa 51:11 Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.Num 24:1 When Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times to seek omens but he set his face toward the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe; and the Spirit of God came upon him.Jud 14:6 The Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, so that he tore him as one tears a young goat though he had nothing in his hand; but he did not tell his father or mother what he had done.

    (Jud 15:14 similar situation)

    1Sa 19:20 Then Saul sent messengers to take David, but when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing and presiding over them, the Spirit of God came upon the messengers of Saul; and they also prophesied.

    1Sa 19:23 He proceeded there to Naioth in Ramah; and the Spirit of God came upon him also, so that he went along prophesying continually until he came to Naioth in Ramah.

    Gen 41:38 Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?”

    Exo 35:31 “And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding and in knowledge and in all craftsmanship;

    Exo 35:35He has filled them with skill to perform every work of an engraver and of a designer and of an embroiderer, in blue and in purple and in scarlet material, and in fine linen, and of a weaver, as performers of every work and makers of designs.

    Exo 28:3 You shall speak to all the skillful persons whom I have endowed with the spirit of wisdom, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister as priest to Me.

    Num 11:16 The LORD therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.

    Num 11:17 “Then I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit who is upon you, and will put Him upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it all alone.

    King David was empowered —

    1Sam 16:13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward. And Samuel arose and went to Ramah.

    God the Holy Spirit in Old Testament;

    1.Empowered great leaders of God’s people, such as some of the judges.

    2.Revealed God’s Word through deeds, words and written form.

    1. Gave some special skills, or unusual strength (physical & mental) & divine wisdom or prophecy.Eph 4:14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;Eph 4:16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.When we think about our sins and failures after salvation, it is not as though God ignores them, it is that The Lord Jesus Christ paid that debt on Calvary. When God looks at the negative Bel, He is not forgetting sin He is instead, looking at the glory of His Son’s righteousness and the justice achieved at that Cross (our position).2Pet 3:8 But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.Psa 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

      Mal 2:2If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.