Mostly the answers here were using ignorant comprehension. This is common in Seminary with this issue. (no offense)
If one goes through the entire Bible in English and Greek, you come up with an entirely different answer. For instance the personality of the Spirit is not Unique apart from God. The Bible references no verse that the Spirit desires (personhood) it also doesn't define the Spirit is a He, She or It. The word we translate He means any of them. The word is used to describe ownership and normally if the Spirit is a "He" and not an "It" the words in Greek would be "He Himself". However nowhere is scripture does it declare the Spirit definitively as a "He", although when you understand what the scriptures say the Spirit "is", it's obvious that we can apply He to what the Spirit "says." But this does not mean the Spirit is a "Person."
The only thing that defines personhood is a "Name". And since the Spirit has no name it is referred to as a "the". You don't see "Spirit said ..." the same as you would see "Jesus said ..." and, since you don't know the Spirit's name you can't understand the text. Jesus is the Spirit. But the Spirit is not Jesus. We do not pray to the Spirit, or Worship it. Nowhere in scripture does it ever say to pray to the Spirit, ask the Spirit etc. The Spirit does not respond the way a person does. There are only 2 verses in scripture that define the Spirit and I'm sure you have heard 1 of them but you ignore what it means when you read it. Most Christians refuse to believe what the text is clearly saying. The Spirit is the Living Word of God. In the first century the Word came upon believers supernaturally. Therefore, Christians are not immediately indwelled by the Spirit in current times since that was a first Century happening. Today we must study the Word. Eph 6:17 many people try and say the Word is the Spirit's sword. But they play grammatical games that do not exist in the text. And we would have to say the belt, was only a part of truth, the helmet only a piece of salvation. And implies something is missing.
John 6:63 clearly states "My (Jesus) words are the Spirit."
The Spirit is always about speaking, reading etc. Hebrews 3:7 and repeated in 4 references the Spirit spoke in the Old Testament in the Psalms. Does that mean:
- "He only has some influence in Scripture" like Psalms
- "All scripture is the Spirit", the Word is the Spirit?
- "The Spirits sword speaks?"
Obviously only #2 can be correct.
The Words and Spirit of the message can be spoken outside of the pages of the Scriptures as it is living and active. But try and reconcile "He (it) will remind you of all that Jesus said." I know no other method to know what Jesus said. Do you believe you don't need the Bible? What the implication is, you can't know God, outside of the Bible. Especially when pastors can distort the truth you should never rely on people to explain the truth. Verify it for yourself.
- How can you lie to the Word of God? By correctly understanding the Greek: You have contradicted the Word.
- How can you grieve the Spirit? In the same way correctly understanding the Greek: frustrating the movement of the living aspect of the Work of the Spirit in other Christians
- How can you quench the Spirit? By refusing to listen to the Word or
Shutting down someone speaking the Word.
- Deu 8:3 (you must have all the words of God).
- What is Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
- How are you filled with the Spirit?
- Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood? John 5: You refuse to
come to me for that life. (Jesus claims to be the scriptures)
- How are you enabled with the Gifts of the Spirit?
- and Many more...(like what did it look like in Genesis? vyalar "He read (not "said"): Light" etc.)
Conclusion: These are ONLY done by personal reading and study of Scripture. I don't believe it happens well when you are being taught in directed learning (as it is not personal and often over your head). My personal recommendation is to read as many translations as you can when detail matters. Learn to read Greek and Hebrew or at least look up definitions and original texts to see if the implications exist in Greek/Hebrew (they often don't).