Getting to know the Spirit of God (Elohim):


Genesis 1:1-2


King James Version (KJV)


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


The Spirit of God: The Ruach Elohim: In the Hebrew. The breath or breeze of God moved upon the face of the waters. The Spirit of God, The Holy Spirit, The Holy Ghost, The Spirit of the Lord Are they all different names for the same Spirit? Again the answer is in the Word.


The phrase the Spirit of God appears twenty six times in Scripture and only twice in Genesis. The first in verse 2 (above). The next time when the Pharaoh asked, about Joseph:


Genesis 41:38


King James Version (KJV)


And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?


People are looking for men and women who have the Spirit of God in their lives. Who walk in the light and power of the Almighty. It is the Spirit that draws people to the Lord.


I don’t believe that we fully appreciate the opportunity we have been given, to be at one in the Spirit. The Spirit of God is also mentioned twice in the book of Exodus. Both times by the Lord concerning building his Tabernacle:


Exodus 31


King James Version (KJV)


And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,


See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,


To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,


And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.


This time the Lord is speaking, the Lord gave the Spirit of God for the building of His Tabernacle. The Lord didn’t give His own Spirit but the Spirit of God. The Spirit is given to us today so that we will build God’s Tabernacle, His body in the world today.


So we see the Spirit is given to draw men to God and to build His kingdom.


When the Spirit of God came upon men in the Old Testament it was a Spirit of wisdom, understanding and knowledge, or a Spirit of prophesy. Some 26 times the Spirit of God is mentioned in the Bible.


It was the Spirit of God that was upon the waters at creation, the Lord set the Spirit of God on the workmen to build the tabernacle. The Spirit of God came upon Balaam, King Saul, David to prophesy.


The Spirit of God decended on Jesus to start His ministry. He cast out devils by the Spirit of God. To be followers of Jesus we must have the Spirit of God within. We cannot understand the things of God without the Spirit of God.   It is by the power of the Spirit of God that miricles are done.



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