The Gospel Of John’s View Of The Holy Spirit Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary

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Thesis Statement
John’s presences in John 14-16 the Holy Spirit the third person of the Trinity who has the transforming power to change the lives of the believer’s until it mirrors the Life of Christ. It shows the necessity of the believers having the Holy Spirit in one’s life to help one live a life without sin.
As opposed to the Synoptic, John presents the Holy Spirit role in his Gospel in a unique way. He gives you a deeper understanding of the operations of the Holy Ghost as the third person in the Trinity. In a believer life, the Holy Spirit has roles that it plays according to these three chapters (John 14-16) in the Gospel of John. This research paper will look at three sections on the role of the Holy Spirit are: The Holy Spirit works, The Holy Spirit the Person, and receiving the Holy Spirit. The scholarly analysis will be based on Scriptures evidence and research. The role of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the believer is to convict one of sin, the person of Jesus be glorified and cause transformation in every believer life until they mirror the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Spirit Descending as a Dove: John 1:33
In John 1:33 it talks about the Holy Spirit like a dove descending upon Jesus is a sign of the divine anointing. Jesus witness himself in the “Synoptic Gospel, is where the descent of the Holy Spirit as a dove (Mt.3:16) is a symbol with the voice coming from heaven. In the Gospel of John, the role of the dove is different; the identity of Jesus was made known to John the Baptist.”[footnoteRef:1] God had revealed to John the Baptist the sign that would identify who the Messiah was. “Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptized with the Holy Spirit” (John 1:33). [1: D. A. Carson, TPNTC: The Gospel According to John (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1991), 151.]

In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit came upon man to anoint him for his God-given assignment. Isaiah is a great example because it predicted that the Messiah would come and be full of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:2; 61; 1; Luke 4:18). The believer who read in Isaiah 11:1 will see “Jesus being the promise that God made to pour out his Spirit on King Davidic, and the Servants of the Lord (Isaiah 42:1). “Also on the prophet of God”[footnoteRef:2] who will say “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me because the Lord has anointed me, to preach good tidings unto the meek” (Isaiah 61:1). “When the spirit was descent on Jesus that was God’s given sign for those, so they will know that he who was being Baptist is the Promised One. The Spirit descended and remained on Jesus….”Jesus Baptizing people in the Holy Spirit is who he is and announces that the promised age is dawning…..To the Evangelist, the baptism of Jesus fits the purpose of writing the role of the Holy Spirit to bring in the baptism to recognize who Jesus was, so witness that he was no longer unidentified but...

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