Top 7 Bible Verses On The Holy Spirit

Top 7 Bible Verses On The Holy Spirit February 6, 2015

Here are 7 of the top Bible verses on the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:18 “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.”

Here is concrete evidence that Jesus had no human father, thereby avoiding original sin.  The Holy Spirit Himself is how Jesus was conceived in Mary and by Him and by the human mother Mary, Jesus was begotten of the Holy Seed or by God Himself.  This also clearly shows that Mary was a virgin at conception because the Scripture says “before they came together she was found to be with child” but it was not from a man but “from the Holy Spirit.”

John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.”

Anyone that denies the Trinity has to rip out dozens of Scriptures from their Bible.  Here is evidence that the Holy Spirit is a Person as He is identified as the “Helper” and by name, the “Holy Spirit.”  Both are capitalized because they are a Person…a proper noun and the Spirit is called a “He” who will teach us “all things” and will “bring remembrance [to] all that [Jesus] said to [them].”  Again that sounds like the work of a Person and not a force because we see the use of “He,” the “Helper,” and the “Spirit” and even the “Holy Spirit.”  This is He Who the Father was to send.   Jesus said, the Father “shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth” (John 14:16) again evidence of the Spirit being a Person being called the names, the “Comforter” and the “Spirit of truth.”

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Once more He is named by the personal pronoun “the Holy Spirit” and He is the source of this power that the apostle’s received…and when they were to receive the Holy Spirit of God He will give them the very power of God which will come upon them and comes upon those who believe in the Son of God.

Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Here we read Jesus giving the imperative command to go and make disciples of all nations and then to baptize them into the name of all Three Persons of the Trinity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each being an individual Person of the God-head.  This is not a mention of water baptism but more about baptizing them into or being identified with the Three Persons of the Trinity.  In this context, baptizing the new disciples means that the person who becomes a disciple is to be identified with all Three Persons of the Trinity:  The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Romans 5:5 “Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

God has poured out His love on us but how does He do this?  He does it “through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” not by what we do.  God is love and even our loving God did not originate from us but as John wrote “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19) and it was “not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).  John 3:16 does not say that we so loved God that He sent His only Son so that if we believe in Him we should not perish but have everlasting life, rather it says that “God so loved the world [first] so that whoever would believe in Him (Christ) should not perish but has everlasting life.” God is the initiator and the Holy Spirit of God is through Whom this love comes.

Bible Verses About The Holy Spirit

Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

Have you ever had dry times when trying to pray?  I most certainly have.  It seems at times I can’t find the right words to pray with so that’s when the Holy Spirit “intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words” and “because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God” we can receive His help and power to know what to pray for, even if we can’t put it into words.  He also helps us pray according to God’s will.  It’s not always easy to pray for God’s will because we see with the eyes of flesh.

Acts 2:38 “And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Since we know that grace is a gift from God and unmerited by any works that we could ever do and that we can only be saved by grace through faith (Eph 2:8-9) we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit who convicts us of our sins and points us to our need for the Savior.  The Spirit always points us to Christ because He knows that this is the only way a person can have their sins forgiven; repentance and faith and after that, the gift of the Holy Spirit gives us the ability to live a holier life and be sanctified by Him.   Living the Christian life is not hard…it’s impossible but the Holy Spirit makes the improbable possible because we have the very power of God within us.


If you have ever come to a point in your life where you have repented or have forsaken or turned away from your sins and then put your trust in Christ, then you already have the Holy Spirit.  He teaches us all things and brings those things to remembrance that we need to know, He convicts us of sin, He helps us to know what to pray for, and God’s love is poured into our hearts through Him.

Another Reading on Patheos to Check Out: What Did Jesus Really Look Like: A Look at the Bible Facts

Jack WellmanArticle by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book  Blind Chance or Intelligent Design available on Amazon


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  • I blaspheme the holy spirit. And your magical friend can’t do a damn thing about it. Nor can you.

    • Guest

      The video has it all wrong. You are judged by your works, not your beliefs.
      Denying God’s power or existence is not what is meant by blaspheming
      the Holy Spirit. It is to ascribe to the devil what was accomplished by God.
      Woe to those who call good evil and the evil good, who say right is wrong and wrong is right. But if you’ve done that already then dress for the heat.

      • You’ve got it all wrong. No human will be judged by your magical imaginary friend(s).

        • Jim D

          Tell me Tim who created the next breath you breathe?What power holds together the atoms that make you?Where did this love we feel in our hearts come from?My father still loves you TIM….

    • Dianna LOVES GOD!!

      Ezekiel 25:17
      And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

    • follower of Christ. Benjamin

      it is your discision to trust in the Holy Spirit not ours so no we cant make the decision for you but we can tell you why it is correct and very important to make that decision. and no I do not agree with your video.

  • JasonDuffnering

    Thank you Pastor Jack!

    Of the parts of our united in Our All-in-One God I must admit the Holy Spirit is the most illusive for me to grasp. I do see Him moving in my life with more and more frequency. That is account of my humble prayer life and daily Bible devotionals and then acting upon what I am lead to do. Listen to the Holy Spirit and not my fleshly one.

    It seems (in my humble opinion) that the difference between a nominal Christian and a Biblical Christian … one does not ask for forgiveness everyday, repent, and atone for our sins. Sanctification is stymied. Faith without works (through the work of the Spirit given to us from Jesus) is dead. Faith is not faith at all unless acted upon with humble obedience.

    1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard , which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon , and our hands have handled , of the Word of life;

    2 (For the life was manifested , and we have seen it, and bear witness , and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

    3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

    4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full .

    5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

    6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie , and do not the truth:

    >>> 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another *, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. <<>> 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. <<<

    10 If we say that we have not sinned , we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

  • ademola adebambo

    Helo pastor Jack, thank u for ur message about the Holy Spirit. I would like to ask, is d Holy Spirit that helps at salvation point is the same measure of what the bible called Holy Ghost Baptism? To me is not the same thing Holy Baptism is a different experience. Thank u.

  • Tellmee Noding

    I am the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Means, the mind, the body, and the soul. GOD is with you as he is with i, and the Holy Spirit is within us all.

  • Daniel Odetayo

    There is nothing like the Trinity. God is one, He only functions in three different ways; that of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Those are just three aspects of His personality. He is ONE God. Once again, God is one, and His name is the Lord Jesus Christ. May He reveal His true self to you, and open your eyes! Take this as food for thought, why wasn’t didn’t the Apostles baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit as Jesus commanded? Why did they baptize only in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ? Check out Acts 2:38 for reference. God bless you.