Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



The Holy Spirit is a distinct member of the Trinity, separate from the Father and the Son Jesus Christ.  He has a personality and has a function within a believer’s life. The following is list of some of His personality traits and functions.




  • He is a member of the Trinity

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19 NKJV)


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. (2 Cor 13:13-14 NKJV)


But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.  (John 15:26-27 NKJV)


In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him; and a voice came out of the heavens: “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness.  (Mark 1:9-12 NASU)


·       He speaks as a person

As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” (Acts 13:2 NKJV)


However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13 NKJV)


·       He searches


But we know these things because God has revealed them to us by his Spirit, and his Spirit searches out everything and shows us even God’s deep secrets. (1 Cor 2:10-11 NLT)


·       He reveals


All that the Father has is mine; this is what I mean when I say that the Spirit will reveal to you whatever he receives from me. (John 16:15 NLT)


·       He decides and distributes


It is the one and only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have. (1 Cor 12:10-11 NLT)


·       He abides with us


And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever… (John 14:15-17 NKJV)


·       He guides & foretells


However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. (John 16:13 NKJV)


·       He sanctifies


Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ… (1 Peter 1:2 NKJV)


·       He teaches

…for the Holy Spirit will teach you what needs to be said even as you are standing there. (Luke 12:12 NLT)


·       He convicts


Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment… (John 16:7-8 NKJV)


·       He seals


And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph 4:30 NKJV)


·       He quickens, gives life


It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 KJV)


·       He empowers to witness


…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. (Acts 1:8 NASU)


·       He leads


For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. (Rom 8:14 NLT)


·       He bears witness


The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God… (Rom 8:16-17 NKJV)


·       He intercedes


Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Rom 8:26 NKJV)


·       He bears fruit


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Gal 5:22-23 NKJV)


·       He liberates


Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Cor 3:17 NKJV)


·       He glorifies Jesus


He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:14 KJV)


·       He groans

Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. (John 11:33 NKJV)


·       He has joy


Then Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever, and for revealing it to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way. (Luke 10:21 NLT)


·       He comforts


The believers were walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 9:31 NLT)


·       He translates


When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away. The eunuch never saw him again but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Meanwhile, Philip found himself farther north at the city of Azotus! He preached the Good News there and in every city along the way until he came to Caesarea. (Acts 8:39-40 NLT)


·       He conceives


For the child within her has been conceived by the Holy Spirit. (Matt 1:20 NLT)


·       He descends


Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. (Matt 3:16 NLT)


·       He speaks through you


For it won’t be you doing the talking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. (Matt 10:20 NLT)


·       He speaks to you


The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage. (Acts 8:29 NLT)


·       He casts out spirits


But if I am casting out demons by the Spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you. (Matt 12:28-29 NLT)


·       He compels


Immediately the Holy Spirit compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness. (Mark 1:12 NLT)


·       He is a river of living water


For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water will flow out from within.”   (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. (John 7:38-39 NLT)


·       He gives the ability to speak in tongues


And everyone present was filled with the Holy Spirit and began speaking in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gave them this ability. (Acts 2:3-4 NLT)


·       He lives within you


Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? (1 Cor 3:16 NLT)


·       He gives special abilities


And now, dear brothers and sisters, I will write about the special abilities the Holy Spirit gives to each of us… (1 Cor 12:1 NLT)


·       He is received through faith


…and we Christians receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith… (Gal 3:14 NLT)


·       He is our guarantee


The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us everything he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people… (Eph 1:14 NLT)


  • He inspires


For David himself, speaking under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said, ‘The LORD said to my Lord, Sit in honor at my right hand until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’   (Mark 12:36 NLT)



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Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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