Bible Themes
3000 - God the Holy Spirit


What the scriptures say about
Holy Spirit - Presence

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3035 - Holy Spirit, Presence of
Present throughout the world,
the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin,
and brings peace and comfort to believers
through his refreshing and restoring presence.
The Holy Spirit is present and active in creation
    Ge 1:2 See also Job 33:4; Ps 104:30


The Holy Spirit is present everywhere
        Psa 139:7 See also Ac 20:23

    He is equated with God's presence
        Hag 2:5 See also Heb 1:9

    He is present with God's people
        Hag 2:5 See also Isa 59:21;
        Isa 63:10-14; Eze 36:27; Eze 37:14; 1Co 3:16; Eph 2:22

    He is present in Jesus Christís ministry
        Lk 4:14,18; Lk 5:17; Lk 6:19; Lk 10:21; Ac 10:38

    He is present with Jesus Christís disciples
        Jn 14:16-17 See also Jn 14:26; Jn 15:26-27

The consequences of the Holy Spiritís presence in the church

    He convicts of sin
        Jn 16:7-11; 1Th 1:5

    He gives direction
        Ac 13:2; Ac 15:28

    He transforms experience
        Phil 1:19

    He encourages
        Ac 9:31

    He empowers Christians for witness
        Ac 1:8; Ac 6:10

    He sanctifies
        2Co 3:18 See also Ro 15:16; 2Th 2:13; 1Pe 1:2

The Holy Spiritís presence has observable effects

    2Co 3:3 See also Jn 3:21; Ac 11:23

    He brings blessing and fellowship
        2Co 13:14 See also Php 2:1; 1Pe 4:14

    He brings freedom and peace
        2Co 3:17 See also Ro 8:2,5-9

    He brings life
        Ro 8:10-11




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