Volume 2 of God’s Prophetic Spirit contains a verse-by-verse exposition of the Holy Spirit’s work in the gospel accounts as well as an extended examination of Joel 2’s great prophecy’s impact on the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament.
Essay #3 – “The Holy Spirit in the Gospel Accounts”
This essay examines the references to the Holy Spirit’s work in the gospel accounts. The Holy Spirit’s involvement in the earthly ministry of Jesus provides important insights about the nature of the Spirit’s work. From John the Baptist’s promise of the coming baptism of the Holy Spirit to Jesus’ final promise that His disciples would receive the Spirit, every mention of the Spirit’s work with man needs to be study to appreciate the focus of the Spirit’s work. This essay will show that the Spirit’s work in the New Testament begins exactly where the Old Testament’s description of it ended. In the gospel accounts, the Holy Spirit is the giver of prophetic powers to the prophets of God.
Essay #4 – “Joel 2:28-32: The Promise of the Holy Spirit”
Essay #4 begins this series’ examination of the foundational prophecy of the Holy Spirit’s work in the church. Joel 2:28-32 is quoted by Peter in his sermon of Acts 2 and used as the justification and explanation of the manifestation of God’s power on that seminal day of Pentecost. Peter’s use of that prophecy is of utmost importance to the Bible student seeking to understand the work of the Holy Spirit in his life. This essay discusses the significance Joel’s prophecy being called the “promise of the Holy Spirit.”
Essay #5 – “The Holy Spirit Gives Prophecy, Dreams, and Visions”
The final essay in this series studies the specific actions of the Holy Spirit promised in Joel’s great prophecy. His words state the Spirit would cause the people of God to prophesy, dream dreams, and see visions. Nothing more is promised by the words of Joel 2. In this essay, the conclusion drawn from that fact is that any New Testament passage which is tied to Joel 2 must be discussing the prophetic influence of the Holy Spirit in the earlier church.