This entry is part 2 of 16 in the series Holy Spirit

The Names of the Holy Spirit
by Elmer Towns

In this 21 chapter work on the Holy Spirit by Elmer Towns (Liberty University), he has 4 divisions and appendices. His divisions are the name of the Holy Spirit in relation to Jesus, the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the believer, the nature of the Holy Spirit, and the general work of the Holy Spirit.

Contents

Introduction

SECTION I

Jesus and the Holy Spirit

1. The Helper: Jesus’ Favorite Name for the Holy Spirit

Jesus used the term Paraclete, meaning “Helper,” to describe the Holy Spirit to His disciples. Perhaps more than any other, this name consistently describes the character of the Holy Spirit in His relationship to us prior to our conversion, at the time of our conversion and following our conversion.

SECTION II

The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Believer

2. The Atonement Terms for the Holy Spirit

Certain terms for the Holy Spirit tend to emphasize His role in the salvation of individuals. These saving names include the Anointing, the Eternal Spirit, the Gift of God, the Helper, a New Spirit, the Oil of Gladness, One Spirit, the Promise names, the Same Spirit of Faith, the Seal names, the Spirit of Adoption, the Spirit of the Fear of the LORD, the Spirit of Holiness, the Spirit of Grace, the Spirit of Him Who Raised Up Jesus, the Spirit of Life and My Witness. Certain terms for the Holy Spirit tend to emphasize His role in the salvation of

3. Terms for the Maturing Work of the Holy Spirit

Certain names and phrases ascribed to the Holy Spirit describe His work in the maturing of Christians. These names include the Helper, the Holy Spirit Who Is in You, a New Spirit, the Spirit of Grace, the Spirit of Glory, the Spirit of Supplication and, again, My Witness.

4. Terms for the Teaching Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Certain names ascribed to the Holy Spirit tend to emphasize His role in teaching spiritual truth. These names include the Anointing, the Spirit of Revelation, the Spirit of a Sound Mind and the Spirit of Truth.

SECTION III

The Nature of the Holy Spirit

5. Terms Describing the Identity of the Holy Spirit

These terms identify the personality of the Holy Spirit and/or describe His deity. These references include He/Himself, the Same Spirit and various names associated with the Old Testament names of God Elohim, Jehovah, Shaddai, Shekinah and Elyon.

6. Descriptions Given by God the Father

Certain terms ascribed to the Holy Spirit in Scripture are used by God the Father or express the relationship between the Holy Spirit and the Father. These names include the Promise of the Father, the Spirit of Your Father and a variety of titles of the Holy Spirit that include the possessive pronoun.

7. References to the Spirit and Jesus

Certain terns for the Holy Spirit in Scripture are used by Jesus or others to describe the relationship between Jesus and the Holy Spiht. These names include the Gift of God, the Helper, the Spirit of Christ, the Spirit of Jesus, the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the Spirit of His Son and the Spirit of Truth.

8. Descriptions of the Spirit’s Character

Certain attributes ascribed to the Holy Spirit in Scripture tend to describe His character, and answer the question: What is the Holy Spirit like? These terms make specific references to life, eternity, generosity, goodness, holiness, graciousness, judgment, knowledge, love, might, power, truth, understanding, wisdom and steadfastness.

SECTION IV

The General work of the Holy Spirit

9. The Bible Authorship Names of the Holy Spirit

Certain traits ascribed to the Holy Spirit tend to emphasize His role in the inspiration and preservation of Scripture. These authorship names include the Anointing, the Fullness of God, the Helper, the Spirit of the Holy God, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of the Prophets, the Spirit of Revelation, the Spirit of Truth and the Wind.

10. The Creation Names of the Holy Spirit

Certain names ascribed to the Holy Spirit emphasize His role in the creation and sustaining of life on earth. These creative names include the Breath names, the Finger of God, the Life names and the Voice names of the Holy Spirit.

11. The Balanced Ministry of the Holy Spirit

In what may be the apostle Paul’s most complete discussion of the ministry of the Holy Spirit, a number of descriptive names for Him are stated or implied in the Epistle to the Ephesians to describe the balanced ministry of the Holy Spirit. These names include the Spirit of Promise, the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Access, the Spirit of Indwelling, the Spirit of Revelation, the Spirit of Power, the Spirit of Unity, the Spirit of Feeling, the Spirit of Sealing, the Spirit of Fruitfulness, the Spirit of Fullness, the Spirit of Victory and the Spirit of Prayer.

12. Revival Names for the Holy Spirit

Certain names or titles for the Holy Spirit describe His work in revival. These terms include the Anointing, My Blessing, the Breath of Life, Dew, the Enduement (clothing) of Power, the Finger of God, Floods on the Dry Ground, the Fullness of God, the Glory of the Lord, the Oil of Gladness, the Power of the Highest, Rain, Rivers of Living Water, Showers that Water the Earth, the Spirit of Glory, the Spirit of Life, the Spirit of Power and Water.

13. The Pictorial Names of the Holy Spirit

A number of the names or titles of the Holy Spirit may be viewed as emblems that portray various aspects of who the Holy Spirit is and what He does. Among these portraits of the Holy Spirit are the Anointing, My Blessing, a Deposit, the Dew, the Doorkeeper, a Dove, an Enduement (clothing), the Finger of God, Fire, Fountain, the Guarantee, the Oil, Rain, Rivers, Water and the Wind.

Appendices

1. The Names, Titles and Emblems of the Holy Spirit

A list of the 126 descriptive names, titles and emblems of the Holy Spirit found in Scripture.

 

2. The Sevenfold Name of the Holy Spirit

 

The Holy Spirit is identified by Isaiah as the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord (see Isa.11:2).

3. Names, Terms and Titles of Christ in Scripture

A list of 671 descriptive names and titles of Christ found in Scripture.

4. The Preeminent Pronouns of Christ in Scripture

A list of 56 expressions based on the use of a personal pronoun to describe who Jesus is.

5. The Names of the Lord God (Jehovah Elohim; Kurios ho Theos) in Scripture

 

A list of 36 names of God used in Scripture built on the Jehovah El root.

6. The Name God (Elohim) in Scripture

A list of 66 names of God used in Scripture built on the Elohim or El root.

7. The Names of the Lord (Jehovah) in the Old Testament

A list of 42 names of God used in the Old Testament built on the Jehovah root.

8. The Names of God in the Book of Psalms

A list of 232 names and descriptive titles of God in the Psalms, the biblical book that contains more references to the name of God than any other single book in Scripture.

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