Do we know the Holy Spirit?  theunfetteredpreacher 

What do we know about the Holy Spirit?  

 Jesus said He would send Him to us, He would lead us to the truth, would comfort and teach us.

He would be with us.

We first meet Him in Genesis 1.  He is revealed as the Spirit (wind or breath). of God.  The Creator and Supreme Ruler of all.

Genesis 1:1-2Names of God Bible (NOG)

“In the beginning Elohim (God) created heaven and earth.

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The Ruach Elohim (Spirit of God), was hovering over the water.”

At this stage of Creation, all there was, on the earth, was water, but God’s Spirit was hovering over it.  

As His Spirit is today.

The Spirit of God is always there for whosoever seeks Him.

The second time we hear of Him is also in Genesis. 

Genesis 41:38 (NOG)

 So Pharaoh asked his servants, “Can we find anyone like this—a man who has Ruach Elohim in him?”

A man with the Spirit of God within.  A man who went from being sold into slavery, to become second only to Pharaoh in power and standing, in Egypt. 

He would interpret dreams, had knowledge and wisdom to prepare for the future.  

The Spirit of God, exalted him above his brothers.  It cost him though.

Psalm 105:17-19King James Version (KJV)

He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.

It was a long troubled time from dream to fruition.   He saved his family and all of Egypt from famine.

The Spirit of God next appears in two almost identical passages in:

Exodus  (KJV)

“And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,”

Being filled with the Spirit of God,  gave him wisdom, understanding,  knowledge, in all manner of workmanship. 

All to build God’s Tabernacle in the desert. 

He gives us that Spirit, to build His Church, His Kingdom on earth, today.

 We find this Spirit in Balaam, King Saul and others, who would then  proclaim the Word of God in Prophecy.

Others have visions… It is the Spirit of Adoption,  that brings us into His family.

We find an instant in Sauls life when the Spirit,  gave him a righteous anger, to draw the people together for war.

We also see an evil Spirit from God,  afflicted Saul after his sin.

In the New Testament,  we find the Spirit of God.

Descending like a Dove at Jesus’s Baptism, casting out Devils. 

People are being led by the Spirit.  Mighty signs and wonders are being done by the Power of the Spirit. 

We understand Spiritual things only by the power of the Spirit.

The manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit. 

We must be careful, we can also grieve the Holy Spirit of God. 

That is quite a list.  He also goes under the Name of The Spirit of the LORD. 

As we go through that next, you may be surprised at this different Nature, or Side of our Lord God.

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