The New Covenant Scriptures take over these Scriptures in the Old Covenant. But we have a better covenant and we have more anointing and power and abiding presence than the Old Covenant believers did.
Renewalists (Pentecostals, Charismatics, and Neo-Charismatics) believe that the Spirit has the divine nature and attributes of God. This post summarizes Scripture references and has a summary table of the attributes that the Father, Son, and Spirit share.
He is a person, and not a “force” or an “influence.” The Spirit is a “he,” not an “it.” But what is a person, anyway?
They can also be considered the names of the Spirit. It is great for Renewalists (Pentecostals, Charismatics, and Neo-Charismatics) and everyone else to experience him. But do they really know him?
These images appear in Scripture, and they reveal the Spirit’s personhood. Images help us understand him better.
The Spirit was given to Jesus without limit. We too can share in this anointing, but we have to follow Jesus, or else we might run out ahead of him and minister on our own.
Renewalists have a robust and biblical pneumatology (doctrine of the Spirit). The church is a living organism, and the Spirit is guiding it. But the church is made up of individual believers. The Spirit works in them too.
He shares it with us. It means everything to your life in Christ. Let is shine on you.
It flows out of the Old Testament and expands its meaning to include the Son and the Spirit.
God shares this attribute with us, in manifesting his presence, even visibly sometimes. God’s glory can even include material prosperity. Don’t believe it?