This book studies the Person and work of the Holy Spirit as He is revealed throughout redemptive history, where His ministries come into sharp focus. It begins with the personal promise of the gift for all who are regenerated, based on the promises of the Old Testament, John, and Jesus. It explores His nature as the third Person of the Trinity by looking into the meaning of His names, His properties, and His manifestations in history. The book explores the ministries of the Spirit in conversion and throughout the Christian life, looking at His personal ministries in regeneration, Spirit baptism, sealing, anointing, illumination, witness, leading, praying, filling, fruit, and spiritual gifts. The last part looks at how we are to live in the Spirit in this age, and what our expectations should be. The book deals with important issues in pneumatology, including the issue of cessation and continuation of spiritual gifts, but most importantly, safeguarding the love of the Spirit by not grieving or quenching Him.
“ … extraordinary…. This work deserves to be read and reread throughout the years!” - Paul David Washer
About the Author
John Reuther graduated from Northeastern Bible College in 1977 and earned the M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, PA, in 1984. He has pastored Covenant Baptist Church, a Reformed Baptist Church in Lumberton, NJ since 1985. He teaches modular courses for Reformed Baptist Seminary in Sacramento, CA, domestically and internationally. He and his wife, Wendy, have five married children and eleven grandchildren.