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Quotes about the Holy Spirit



*    For Paul, the Holy Spirit was an experienced reality. ~ H. Gunkel


*    The unconverted do not like to hear much about the Holy Spirit. ~Robert M'Cheyne


*    Every time we say we believe in the Holy Spirit, we mean we believe that there is a living God able and willing to enter human personality and change it. ~John Owen


*    The Holy Spirit has a sanctifying influence. The influence of the Holy Spirit tends towards sanctification, purity and holiness. Expect to live a life of greater purity, sanctification and holiness when under the sweet influence of the Holy Spirit. ~Dag Heward-Mills


*    There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit. ~D.L Moody


*    A general rule for the good use of time is to accustom oneself to live in a continual dependence on the Spirit of God.~F. Fenelon


*    The baptism of the spirit will do for you, what a phone booth did for Clark Kent, it will change you into a different being.~Rod Parsley


*    The Holy Spirit is not a blessing from God. He is God. ~Colin Urquhart


*    The spirit breathes upon the word, and brings truth to sight.~William Cowper


*    How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.~C.T. Studd


*    A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.~Charles Spurgeon


*    It was the Lord who put into my mind that fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies. All who heard of my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me. There is no question that the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because He comforted me with rays of marvelous inspiration from the Holy Scriptures.~Christopher Columbus


*    What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use, men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer.~E.M. Bounds


*    Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh....Christ died for our hearts and the Holy Spirit wants to come and satisfy them.~A.W. Tozer


*    A church in the land without the Spirit is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker, remember that you stand in somebody else's way; you are a fruitless tree standing where a fruitful tree might grow.~Charles Spurgeon


*    I seek the will of the Spirit of God through or in connection with the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also.~George Mueller


*    Since the days of Pentecost, has the whole church ever put aside every other work and waited upon Him for ten days, that the Spirit's power might be manifested? We give too much attention to method and machinery and resources, and too little to the source of power.~Hudson Taylor


*    We know not the matter of the things for which we should pray, neither the object to whom we pray, nor the medium by or through whom we pray; none of these things know we, but by the help and assistance of the Spirit.~John Bunyan


*    God knows what each one of us is dealing with. He knows our pressures. He knows our conflicts. And He has made a provision for each and every one of them. That provision is Himself in the person of the Holy Spirit, indwelling us and empowering us to respond rightly.~Kay Arthur


*    But have we Holy Spirit power - power that restricts the devil's power, pulls down strongholds and obtains promises? Daring delinquents will be damned if they are not delivered from the devil's dominion. What has hell to fear other than a God-anointed, prayer-powered church?~Leonard Ravenhill


*    If we rely on the Holy Spirit, we shall find that our prayers become more and more inarticulate; and when they are inarticulate, reverence grows deeper and deeper.~Oswald Chambers


*    As the sun can be seen only by its own light, so Christ can be known only by His own Spirit.~Robert Leighton


*    The Church is the Body of Christ, and the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. He fills the Body, directs its movements, controls its members, inspires its wisdom, supplies it's strength. He guides into truth, sanctifies its agents, and empowers for witnessing. The Spirit has never abdicated His authority nor relegated His power.~Samuel Chadwick


*    The church that is man-managed instead of God-governed is doomed to failure. A ministry that is college-trained but not Spirit-filled works no miracles.~Samuel Chadwick


*    The Holy Spirit cannot conquer the world with unbelief, nor can He save the world with a worldly Church. He calls for a crusade, a campaign, and an adventure of saving passion. For this enterprise He wants a separated, sanctified and sacrificial people.~Samuel Chadwick


*    A man may read the figures on the dial, but he cannot tell how the day goes unless the sun is shining on it; so we may read the Bible over, but we cannot learn to purpose till the spirit of God shine upon it and into our hearts.~Thomas Watson


*    Put very simply, Satan's power in the world is everywhere. Yet wherever men and women walk in the Spirit, sensitive to the anointing they have from God, that power of his just evaporates. There is a line drawn by God, a boundary where by virtue of his own very presence Satan's writ does not run. Let God but occupy all the space himself, and what room is left for the evil one?~Watchman Nee


*    Read whatever chapter of scripture you will, and be ever so delighted with it - yet it will leave you as poor, as empty and unchanged as it found you unless it has turned you wholly and solely to the Spirit of God, and brought you into full union with and dependence upon him.~William Law


*    When God spoke to Moses and others in the Old Testament, those events were encounters with God. An encounter with Jesus was an encounter with God for the disciples. In the same way an encounter with the Holy Spirit is an encounter with God for you.~Henry Blackaby


*    The Kingdom of God is not going to be advanced by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God.~Duncan Campbell


*    Man was so engineered by God that the presence of the Creator within the creature is indispensable to His humanity.~Major Ian Thomas


*    If you look up into His face and say, "Yes, Lord, whatever it costs," at that moment He'll flood your Life with His presence and power.~Alan Redpath


*    We need, men so possessed by the Spirit of God that God can think His thoughts through our minds, that He can plan His will through our actions, that He can direct His strategy of world evangelization through His Church.~Alan Redpath


*    We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.~A.B Simpson


*    Let us honor the Holy Ghost.~A.B. Simpson


*    It is in vain for man to endeavor to instruct man in those things which the Holy Spirit alone can teach.~Madame Guyon


*    I never get out of bed in the morning without having communion with God in the Spirit.~Smith Wigglesworth


*    In Scripture we read of two kinds of men--the spiritual man controlled by the Holy Spirit, and the "carnal" man who is ruled by his passions.~David Jeremiah


*    The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis. God, give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!~A.B Simpson


*    If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95 percent of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference~A.W. Tozer


*    When the great promise of the Spirit was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost, it was fulfilled not in reference to the apostles only.~Charles Hodge


*    A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God's Spirit, is worth ten thousand words spoken in unbelief and sin.~Robert Murray McCheyne


*    When the New Testament speaks about the fullness of grace which we find in Christ, it does not mean only forgiveness, pardon and justification. Christ has done much more for us. He died for us, but he also lived for us. Now he has sent his own Spirit to us so that we might draw on his strength. He grew in grace, and when we draw on his power we shall likewise grow in grace.


~Sinclair B. Ferguson


*    Trying to do the Lord's work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out of you.~Corrie Ten Boom


*    The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Power helpeth our infirmity in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Life ends our deadness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Wisdom delivers us from ignorance in this holy art ofprayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Fire delivers us from coldness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Might comes to our aid in our weakness as we pray. ~Leonard Ravenhill


*    There is a very real danger of our putting our faith in our sermon rather than in the Spirit. Our faith should not be in the sermon, it should be in the Holy Spirit Himself.~Martyn Lloyd-Jones


*    We all tend to go to extremes; some rely only on their own preparation and look for nothing more; others, as I say, tend to despise preparation and trust to the unction, the anointing and the inspiration of the Spirit alone. But there must be no "either/or" here; it is always "both/and." These two things must go together.~Martyn Lloyd-Jones


*    You can have knowledge, and you can be meticulous in your preparation; but without the unction of the Holy Spirit you will have no power, and your preaching will not be effective.~Martyn Lloyd-Jones


*    The church for too long has followed Casper, the friendly ghost instead of seeking the fire of the Holy Spirit. We have turned limp at the thought of our own cross; we faint when we think of suffering or sacrifice. Beloved, it is time to embrace the fire of God's Presence. It is the fire that purifies our sacrifice.~Francis Frangipane


*    Reading our Bible is actually fundamental, but there is more if we are going to walk in His truth. Even if we read the Bible, if we do not read it by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, we will not understand it correctly.


~Rick Joyner


*    When you're really filled with the Holy Ghost it is impossible for those around you not to know it.~Rod Parsley


*    As you spend time in God's Word and understand his love, the Holy Spirit will create new desires within you to love and serve others like never before.   ~Chip Ingram


*    The key is not money; organization, cleverness, or education. Are you and I seeing the results Peter saw? Are we bringing thousands of men and women to Christ the way he did? If not, we need to get back to His power source..."     ~Jim Cymbala


*    God nowhere asks anyone to have a large church. He only calls us to do his work, proclaiming his Word to people he loves under anointing power of the Holy Spirit to produce results that only he can bring about.~Jim Cymbala


*    I had an overwhelming experience of the Lord's presence. I felt so powerfully overcome by the nearness of the Holy Spirit that I had to ask the Lord to draw back lest He kill me. It was so glorious that I couldn't stand more than a small portion of it.~Mordecai Ham


*    Apart from the Holy Spirit, the Bible will utterly fail to penetrate and transform the human heart. With the Spirit of God comes illumination - true understanding of what has been written. Every believer has the Holy Spirit, the One who inspired the writers of Scripture, and without His illuminating ministry to us, the truth of Scripture could not penetrate our hearts and minds.~John MacArthur


*    When the Spirit came to Moses, the plagues came upon Egypt, and he had power to destroy men's lives; when the Spirit came upon Elijah, fire came down from heaven; when the Spirit came upon Gideon, no man could stand before him; and when it came upon Joshua, he moved around the city of Jericho and the whole city fell into his hands; but when the Spirit came upon the Son of Man, He gave His life; He healed the broken-hearted.~D.L. Moody


*    We can not effectively serve God without the Holy Spirit.~Derek Prince


*    The Spirit of God is given to the true saints to dwell in them as his proper lasting abode to dwell in them and to influence their hearts as a principle of new nature or as a divine supernatural spring of life and action.~Jonathan Edwards


*    The Holy Ghost has called me by the gospel and illuminated me with his gifts and sanctified and preserved me in the true faith.~Martin Luther


*    I am not overstatingthis; the anointing is mandatory if you are called to serve The Lord. Without it there will be no growth, no blessing, no victory in your ministry.~Benny Hinn


*    The truth is that the glory of God is the person and presence of God- The glory is the Holy Spirit .~Benny Hinn


*    How can we call ourselves a church and not believe in healing and in miracles? I cannot read four pages anywhere in the Bible without encountering miracles! And the God of the bible is the same today!


~T.L Osborn


*    The gospel of the kingdom must be preached with evidence; it must be preached as a witness.This can only be done by christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit. ~T.L Osborn


*    Only the power of the Living Christ proclaimed in demonstration of the Holy Spirit, can meet the urgent needs of humanity. ~T.L Osborn


*    There is only one purpose of pentecost; that is to effectively evangelize lost souls.  ~T.L Osborn


*    Speaking in tongues is not enough.If we turn men from unchristian religions to christianity we must produce miracles which convince men that Christ lives and He is real today.~T.L Osborn


*    The purpose of a spirit filled life is to demonstrate the supernatural power of our living God so that the unsaved multitudes will abandon their dead gods to call upon the name of The Lord and be delivered.~T.L Osborn


*    The Holy Spirit has his own personality .He therefore moves in at will when we least expect it, and sometimes when we are least deserving of it.


~R.T. Kendall


*    Those who refuse to change and to modify are refusing to be recipients of the anointing.~Dag Heward-Mills


*    God often uses a man or several different men to impact your life with the anointing of the Holy Spirit.~Dag Heward -Mills


*    If the disciples needed to be so endued and to preach the gospel with the Holy Spirit and with the manifestation of the Almighty, are we better than them able to carry on God's work without the empowerment they had?


~Reinhard Bonnke


*    The Holy Spirit's motivation is always the same thing -to charge the word with heaven's own electric power.~Reinhard Bonnke


*    Christianity is the supernatural operation of the Holy Spirit.The faith once delivered to the saints is a miracle gospel, a miracle salvation with physical evidences.~Reinhard Bonnke


*    EXAMPLE: Anderson, W.D. 1994. Music and Musicians in Ancient Greece. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press.






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