The Work of the Holy Spirit Bible Quiz

Check your knowledge about the work of the Holy Spirit

  1. How is the Holy Spirit described? Comforter and Spirit of truth (John 15:26); Power from on high (Luke 24:49); Holy Ghost and power (Acts 1:5); Spirit of God (Matt. 3:16); Holy Ghost (Luke 3:22). Note 1.

  2. How early in Bible history is the Holy Spirit mentioned? Gen. 1:2.

  3. How is the presence of the Holy Spirit discerned? John 3:8.

  4. What is the specific work of the Holy Spirit? John 16:7, 8.

  5. How should man treat the Holy Spirit? John 20:22.

  6. What experiences follow the receiving of the Spirit? Confessions follow reproof (1 John 1:9); change of heart called new birth (John 3:5, 6); led by the Spirit instead of natural desire (Rom. 8:13, 14).

  7. What progress is made under His leadership? John 16:13; Prov. 4:18.

  8. Should one refuse to follow these greater truths, what happens? Eph. 4:30.

  9. If rebellion continues, what finally becomes of the Holy Spirit? The Spirit ceases striving with the heart (Gen. 6:3, first part); the soul is utterly forsaken of God (Prov. 1:23-31).

  10. Where is the mind of the Spirit of God expressed? John 6:63.

  11. When the Word guides, who is leading? John 17:17; 1 John 5:6.

  12. What will the Spirit teach us? John 14:26.

  13. When He brings these words to our minds, what are we to do? John 14:15-17, 21, 23. Note 2 and Note 3.

  14. What change will He work in our lives? Ezek. 36:25-27.

  15. When we lack the disposition to do right, how may we obtain the Spirit's presence? Psa. 51:10-12.

  16. In what way does the Holy Spirit co-operate with us in our supplications? Rom. 8:15, 26, 27.

  17. With what will He fill the heart? Rom. 5:5; Gal. 5:22.

  18. Of what does the Holy Spirit bear witness? John 16:13, 14.

  19. What promise did Jesus make? John 14:16, 17, 26.

Note 1. - "The doctrine of the personality of the Holy Spirit is of importance from the standpoint of worship. If the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, worthy to receive our adoration, our faith, and our love, and we do not know and recognize Him as such, then we are robbing a divine Being of the adoration and love and confidence which are His due."
"The doctrine of the personality of the Holy Spirit is also of the highest importance from the practical standpoint. If we think of the Holy Spirit only as an impersonal power or influence, then our thought will constantly be, how can I get hold of and use the Holy Spirit; but if we think of Him in the biblical way as a divine Person, infinitely wise, infinitely holy, infinitely tender, then our thought will constantly be, 'How can the Holy Spirit get hold of and use me?'" - R. A. Torrey in "The Fundamentals."

Note 2. - "There can be no bestowal of the Holy Spirit where there is an unwillingness to obey God in any matter about which He has already made His will known. There are in many lives questions of long standing about which conscience has often been troubled, but with regard to which the heart has been disobedient to the heavenly vision. These are the hindrances which make all prayer for the Spirit's power non-effective; and until they are willingly dealt with, and the long-deferred obedience yielded, His fullness will never be received. It often happens that when souls are eagerly seeking this blessing from pure motives, there are revealed to them hitherto hidden facts and attitudes of disobedience, sometimes trifling in themselves, and about these points the whole controversy rages." - G. B. Thompson in "The Ministry of the Spirit."

Note 3. - "When God comes as the secret invisible Spirit, like the wind, which we cannot see and cannot tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth; and when this Spirit shall dwell in His fullness in believers, moving their wills, inspiring their words, and energizing their actions, then shall be seen the greatest things for the glory of God and the salvation of souls." - The Twofold Life.

Note: This quiz is based on "Fundamentals of the Seventh-day Adventist Faith", 1941, British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Watford, Bible Study No. 5, "Work of the Holy Spirit".

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