The Holy Spirit In The Life Of Jesus

No one had an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit than Jesus did. For us to understand the Holy Spirit, we need to understand the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus. The Bible says, the source of Jesus' work on earth was the Holy Spirit. God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power.

Acts 10:38

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power:who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

 Jesus  did not begin his miraculous and life saving ministry until he was anointed, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Prior to the beginning of his ministry, He had the Holy Spirit living in him, for scriptures say he was filled with the spirit from the womb. However, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon him was a special role the Holy Spirit was embarking in his life. He was now about to be used not just as a resident of the Holy Spirit, but as a vessel in the hands of the Holy Spirit.

i)  Even after his resurrection, he depended on the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:1-2

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

Like this verse tells us after Jesus' resurrection, he gave his disciples instructions through the Holy Spirit. Jesus is our pattern of total dependence on the Holy Spirit. He did nothing apart from the Holy Spirit.

ii) The Holy Spirit has always worked hand-in-hand with Jesus Christ 

His Birth - Matthew 1:20

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

iii) The life and ministry of Jesus -

Luke 4:1

 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness AND…

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

iv) His death and offering Himself as the perfect sacrifice-

 Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 

v) The resurrection of Jesus – Actually all 3 members of the Godhead had a part in the resurrection!

Father - Ephesians 1:19-20 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

Son (He had the power to take His own life up again) - John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Holy Ghost - Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

In fact, the main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to tell us about Jesus and Glorify Him. John 16:13-14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.