Inspiration: New Testament
“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 said to you.” (John 14:26)
"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13)
“Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit…” (1 Cor 2:12-13)
Gifts of Revelation (1 Corinthians 12-14; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:11-12; Acts 20:28)
Confirmation: New Testament
- Through Miracles
- The Apostles (Mark 16:20; Hebrews 2:3-4)
“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.” (Mark 16:20)
“After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard, 4 God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.” (Heb 2:3-4)
- The Identity of Jesus (Mark 2:1-10, Acts 2:22, 10:38)
"Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know” (Acts 2:22)
"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him." (Acts 10:38 )
"That you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins…" (Mark 2:1-10)
- Through Fulfilled Prophecy
- The Destruction of Jerusalem (Mt 24:1-2)
- Coming of False Teachers, Persecution, etc.
- The Return of Christ…it’s coming!!
- The Implications of the Spirit’s Work in Inspiration and Confirmation: Just think of the implications of all scripture being given to us through the Holy Spirit. This shows how we as God ‘s people depend on the Holy Spirit each day in our lives. The work of the Holy Spirit is the reason why you can have direction from God’s word. The work of the Holy Spirit is what shows us what we need to do to be pleasing to God and escape eternal damnation. We would be in the dark without His work!