Lesson #16 The Deity of the Holy Spirit

In dealing with Ananias, Peter revealed the deity of the Holy Spirit when he said; “Ananias, why has Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Spirit…You have not lied unto men, but unto God.” In this scripture it is Verse clear that the Holy Spirit is God, and He is co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent with the Father and the Son.

His deity is also set forth in that He possesses divine attributes:
(1)  He is everywhere present in the universe (Ps 139:7-10)
(2)  He has all power (Luke 1:35)
(3)  He has all knowledge (1 Cor. 2:10, 11)
(4)  He is eternal (Heb 9:14)

His Deity is revealed in that His name is coupled in equality with the name of the Father and the Son.

(1)  In the baptism of the believer (Matt 28:19)
(2)  In the apostolic benediction (2 Cor 13:14)

His Deity is seen in relation to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

(1)  Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35)
(2)  He was anointed by the Holy Spirit for service (Acts 10:38)
(3)  He was led by the Holy Spirit (Matt 4:1)
(4)  He was crucified in the power of the Holy Spirit (Heb 9:14)
(5)  He was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit
(6)  Jesus gave commandments to the apostles and the church through the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:2)

If Jesus needed to depend solely on the Holy Spirit during His life and ministry here on earth, can we afford to do less?