by Jerry Vines

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The Personality of the Holy Spirit (6 of 15)
Series: Deeper Life Conference
Jerry Vines
John 14:16-18

I am going to begin four messages on the subject of the Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit? We are calling these studies this summer a Deeper Life Conference and during these studies we have talked about who Jesus is. The key to the Christian life is Jesus; and when you understand who Jesus is, what Jesus has done for us, it makes us want to live for Him and serve Him.

You not only need to know who Jesus is, but you need to know who the Holy Spirit is. Jesus tells us about the Holy Spirit in John 14, verses 16 through 18. In these verses we find some of the words Jesus said to His disciples the night before the cross. They've had the Lord's Supper. He's evidently on His way to the Garden of Gethsemane somewhere that night, and He teaches them what we find in John 14, 15, 16, and that great High Priestly prayer in John 17.

He has been teaching them who the Heavenly Father is. In verse 8 of this chapter Philip said to the Lord, "Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us." In verse 9 it says, "Jesus saith unto him, have I been such a long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? He that hath seen me hath seen the Father." He has been revealing the Heavenly Father to them.

Now He is going to begin to teach them about the Holy Spirit, who the Holy Spirit is. Jesus has walked with them for about three to three and a half years. They have been in constant companionship. He has taught them and they have seen His miracles. They have followed Him. Now He's getting ready to die. He's going to be buried and raised from the dead, and then He's going to ascend back to the right hand of the Father. They were going to need to understand the person and the work of the Holy Spirit. Not only did they need to understand who the Holy Spirit is and what He does, but you and I as believers need to understand who the Holy Spi ...

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