Gods Prophetic Spirit is a series of essays (15 volumes in all) which seeks to examine every mention of the Spirits work with humanity from Genesis to Revelation. These essays are written with the belief that the answers to our questions about the Holy Spirit are found, not outside the Bible, but within the inspired word of God. This study moves verse-by-verse through the entire Bible and builds a coherent, understandable doctrine about the Holy Spirit from the clear, concise lessons in Genesis to the grand statements of the New Testament which proclaim the Spirits power in the church.Volume 3 contains essays #6-8 in the series:6) The Extent of Prophecy in the Church7) The Purpose of Prophecy and Miracles in the Church8) The End of Prophecy and Miracles.The read is roughly 28,000 words.
This third installment in the series expands on this series earlier examination of Joel 2:28-32. Joels prophecy serves as a sure foundation upon which to build an understand of the Holy Spirits work in the church. A careful study of that text reveals just how prominent the prophetic powers of the Holy Spirit were in the church and why the Spirits abundant presence was needed. Further, Joels prophecy also provides a knowable endpoint in time for the Spirits prophetic blessings.
These three essays bring together a multitude of critical points of teaching into a simple, understandable basis from which the Holy Spirits work in our lives can be seen.The Holy Spirit is one of the greatest blessings in the life of a Christian. His work is the strength that many appeal to on a daily basis to empower their faith and fortify their lives. The Spirits presence is treasured almost universally by Christians as the sweetest gift given to them by their Savior. But would it surprise you to know that God spoke more often about the Holy Spirit to His saints in Israel before the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus than He does to Christians in the New Testament?
While most people study the Holy Spirit from a New Testament perspective, the foundation of the Bibles doctrine of His work was laid in the Old TestamentHave you ever considered what impact Gods teachings and promises to Israel should have on your understanding of the nature of the Spirits work with you today. Perhaps one reason that so much confusion exists among Christians about the Holy Spirits work is that many of us are only listening to half of what God said about His Holy Spirit. While many believe the work of the Spirit is an unknowable mystery, the conviction that the Bible fully reveals the Spirits relationship with humanity is at the heart of the study in Gods Prophetic Spirit.
If the sum of Gods word is truth (Psalm 119:160), then the sum of His words about the Holy Spirit is sufficient to reveal to us the true nature of the Spirits work.Too few people invest the time to listen to all of Gods words. Gods Prophetic Spirit is written with the intention of helping you to make that profitable choice on this most crucial of Bible doctrines.