The Holy Spirit seems to be made up of the different Natures, or facets of the Father and Son.
As we look at the scriptures featuring the Spirit of God, we find He covers the earth, gives visions, empowers prophets, explains dreams.
Gives wisdom, understanding, knowledge and wisdom to build His Church.
As we look at the scriptures of the Spirit of the LORD we will recognize a difference.
The first mention is in Judges 3:
“The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand;”
The Spirit of the LORD, they went to war. Then again:
“It came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.”
“The Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah.”
We find this in Judges 11, an outcast, asked to save Israel, a story that ends in tragedy.
The Spirit of the LORD, came upon Samson, Judges 13-15… another man of war, that delivered Israel.
1 Samuel 10, we find the Spirit of the LORD, causing Saul to Prophecy, while God gave him a new heart.
By 1 Samuel 16, the Spirit of the LORD, departs from Saul, and an evil Spirit from the Lord troubled him.
People were aware that the Spirit of the LORD, could carry them away. 2 Kings 2:
“Lest peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley.”
In Isaiah: 11:2
“And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;”
We find an almost identical verse as found f or the Spirit of God.
We find the Spirit of the LORD will fight for us. Isaiah 59:
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.”
In Micah 3, we find the Prophet. (The gift of Prophecy).
“I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
In the New Testament the Spirit of the Lord is present also.
Luke: 4. 18.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
We find Jesus quoting Isaiah. Then Peter to Sapphire when the couple lied to the Spirit.
Acts: 5. 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.”
As for Philip.
Acts: 8. 39.
“And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.”
Liberty is given:
2 Corinthians: 3. 17.
“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
2 Corinthians: 3. 18.
“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.“
It is the Spirit of the LORD, that helps us to grow in the Lord from glory to glory.
The next post will look at the Holy Spirit.