The eternal Spirit of God, the third person of the Trinity, is often described by words like “spirit”, “breath” and “wind”. When God breathes his Spirit into man, he is given life, and when God fills man with his Spirit, he is given vivid creativity. The Holy Spirit is an all-knowing, eternal, holy person with infinite power. God’s Spirit takes up residence in the saved person and gives joy, peace, knowledge, leadership, skill, and spiritual gifts.
“2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Ge 1:2)
“7then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” (Ge 2:7)
“13Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord, or what man shows him his counsel?” (Is 40:13)
“6Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” (Zec 4:6)
“4and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,” (Ro 1:4)
“13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,” (Eph 1:13)
“5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.” (1 Th 1:5)
“16Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Co 3:16)
“26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.” (Jn 15:26)
“17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Co 3:17)
- Who is the Holy Spirit?
- What is the similarity between the Spirit of God and the wind?
- What is the mission of the Holy Spirit and what does he do to accomplish it?
- Have you ever experienced the Holy Spirit?
- Have you received any gifts from the Holy Spirit?
Additional Bible Verses
Gal 5:22-23, Acts 5:3-4, Heb 9:14, Matt 28:19, Acts 15:28, Eph 4:30, Acts 1:8, Acts 13:2, Acts 2:1-4