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September 3, 2011

posted Sep 3, 2011, 7:49 AM by Olivia Russ
Dr. Charles F. Stanley
The Holy Spirit – His Presence
Dr. Charles F. Stanley

The Holy Spirit did not make His first appearance at Pentecost. Students of the Bible will find Him mentioned as early as the creation account (Gen. 1:2). He is also shown to be doing the Father's work throughout the Old Testament and Gospels. However, the Spirit arrived in the upper room with a fresh mission from the Father.

Newburgh Theological Seminary

In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit empowered individuals for specific tasks. For example, Bezalel's God-given wisdom and craftsmanship enabled him to become the Tabernacle's chief architect (Ex. 31:1-5). We also read that the Spirit settled ... (Continued)