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Verses 3-5 contain a significant proof of the deity of the Holy Spirit. Do you see it?

BibleGateway: Acts 5:1-11

ESV Text: Acts 5:1-11

KJV Text:

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     1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it, at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband. 11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 228:
Oh, Enter, Lord, Thy Temple

— Organ Audio

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1. Oh, enter, Lord, Thy temple, 
Be Thou my spirit’s Guest, 
Who gavest me, the earth-born, 
A second birth more blest. 
Thou in the Godhead, Lord, 
Though here to dwell Thou deignest, 
Forever equal reignest, 
Art equally adored. 

2. Oh, enter, let me know Thee 
And feel Thy power within, 
The power that breaks our fetters 
And rescues us from sin; 
Oh, wash and cleanse Thou me 
That I may serve Thee truly 
And render honor duly 
With perfect heart to Thee. 

3. Thou art, O Holy Spirit, 
The true anointing Oil, 
Through which are consecrated 
Soul, body, rest, and toil 
To Christ, whose guardian wings, 
Where’er their lot appointed, 
Protect His own anointed, 
His prophets, priests, and kings. 

4. Thou, Holy Spirit, teachest 
The soul to pray aright; 
Thy songs have sweetest music, 
Thy prayers have wondrous might. 
Unheard they cannot fall, 
They pierce the highest heaven 
Till He His help hath given 
Who surely helpeth all. 

5. Thy gift is joy, O Spirit, 
Thou wouldst not have us pine; 
In darkest hours Thy comfort 
Doth ever brightly shine. 
And, oh, how oft Thy voice 
Hath shed its sweetness o’er me 
And opened heaven before me 
And bid my heart rejoice! 

6. All love is Thine, O Spirit; 
Thou hatest enmity; 
Thou lovest peace and friendship, 
All strife wouldst have us flee; 
Where wrath and discord reign, 
Thy whisper kindly pleadeth 
And to the heart that heedeth 
Brings love and light again. 

7. Our path in all things order 
According to Thy mind, 
And when this life is over 
And all must be resigned, 
Oh, grant us then to die 
With calm and fearless spirit 
And after death inherit 
Eternal life on high. 

Hymn: LSB 502 Holy Spirit, the Dove Sent from Heaven