The Holy Spirit - His Work

E. L. Lovering, Ilfracombe

Part 5 of 14 of the series Bible Doctrine

THE wide scope of this important subject will not permit more than a brief consideration of the activities of the Spirit of Cod in a fivefold aspect of truth. In this paper we shall deal with His work in Creation, Conviction, and Conversion.

In our next paper we hope to consider His work in the Christian Believer and the Church of God.

The work of The Spirit in Creation. Verse one of the Bible declares the fact of creation : " In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Gen. 1. 1). Here it seems was God's original creation of the heaven and the earth, and as such, we can only believe, it was good and perfect, ft is striking, therefore, to find in verse 2 the earth described as being " waste " and " void," and that " darkness was upon the face of the deep." In Isa. 34. 11 the same Hebrew words are translated, " confusion " and " emptiness." We can only gather from this that a condition of chaos and disorder replaced the original order of creation. It is not our purpose here to attempt an explanation of this, as it could at best be only sug­gestive. It is, however, in connection with this condition of things that the Spirit of God first appears. Here He is represented as " brooding over the face of the deep." A beautiful foreshadow­ing this of the work of the Holy Spirit in the spiritual awakening of souls in darkness. lie broods over the chaos and darkness of our fallen nature, bringing order out of chaos and light out of darkness.

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ISSUE (1955, Volume 7 Issue 1)

Government - Overseership

Healing - What saith the Scriptures?

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Mystery of Iniquity

Priter Way, Bermondsey - A Story of Dockside London

A Successful Servant (Genesis 24)

There are 13 articles in this series

The Death of Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Christ

The Holy Spirit - His Person

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

Spiritual Blessings - Remission

Spiritual Blessings - Redemption

Spiritual Blessing - Atonement

Spiritual Blessings - Justification

Spiritual Blessings - Sanctification

The Scriptures of Truth (Part 1)

The Scriptures of Truth (Part 2)

There are 84 articles by this author

The Trials of Persecution and the Wisdom of God

The First Main Division

The Triumph of Redemption and The Work of God

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 1

Revelation of Divine Purpose in Exodus

The Teachings of Jehovah and the will of God - Part 2

Lessons from Leviticus - Introduction and Chapter 1

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 6-10

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 11-17

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapter 23

Lessons from Leviticus - Chapters 24-25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 22 - 25

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 26-30

Notes from Numbers - Chapters 31-35

In the Beginning

Trivials or Spirituals?

Patient Perseverance

Restful Resignation

The Flood - Fact or Fiction?

Gifts to the Church - 1 Cor. 12.

Christ and the Bible

Go to Jericho!

Worship: The House Filled (Part 4)

Matter in Miniature

My Beloved

My Beloved ”My Beloved ”

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 1)

My Beloved

‘My Beloved’ - His Bride (Part 3)

Joel

Amos

Second Epistle of Peter

Obadiah

Habakkuk

The Inspiration of Scripture

Perfect Humanity

Absolute Deity

The Death of Christ

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Ascension and Exaltation of Christ

The Holy Spirit - His Person

The Holy Spirit - His Work

The Holy Spirit and His Work (2)

Spiritual Blessings - Remission

Spiritual Blessings - Redemption

Spiritual Blessing - Atonement

Spiritual Blessings - Justification

Spiritual Blessings - Sanctification

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 1

John’s Gospel Chapter 2

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John’s Gospel Chapter 5

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 9

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 6

John’s Gospel Chapter 8

John’s Gospel Chapter 10

John’s Gospel Chapter 11

John’s Gospel Chapter 13

John’s Gospel Chapter 15

John’s Gospel Chapter 3

John’s Gospel Chapter 4

John Chapter 8

John Chapter 12

John Chapters 13-16

John Chapters 17-19

John Chapters 20 & 21

The Preparation for a Gospel Message

By Galilee

Walking on the Waves, Mark 6. 45-52

Ritual and Reality

Highlights of the Gighway (1)

Highlights of the Highway (2)

The Unclean Spirit, Mark 1. 21-28

The Man with the withered hand, Mark 3. 1-6

Scenes in the Synagogue (3)

Gathering To His Name - Matt. 18. 20

The Lord’s Table And The Lord’s Supper 1 Cor. 10, 15, 23. 11. 20—34

Himself