“It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first.” (Luke 1)
Luke, had perfect understanding. Me, not so much. But this, “one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.”
Sometimes we have eyes that cannot see, and ears that do not hear. Then the Lord, reveals Himself to us.
The Lord opened my eyes, allowing me to understand, that which was before, hidden.
The Holy Spirit. First mentioned in Genesis 1, as the “Spirit of God.” Covered the earth. (Gen.1:2) (see: “Do we know the Holy Spirit?”)
This Spirit,was with Joseph, brought him from slavery to be a Savior of the Hebrews and Egyptians.
So that Pharaoh said unto his servants, “Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?”
The “Spirit of God,” was given to Bazaleel, a Spirit of wisdom, understanding, knowledge and all manner of workmanship, to build God’s house.
That same Spirit is given to us to build His Kingdom.
This same Spirit, is given for Prophecy, the Gifts of the Spirit. All for our use, to build the Kingdom.
Daniel, Enoch, Noah the Prophets, the preachers of righteousness, relied on the “Spirit of God.”
Then we find the “Spirit of the LORD.” First in Judges. This Spirit is a Warrior Spirit, it guides,directs, empowers those who receive it for Battle. (See: “Meet the Spirit of the Lord:”)
Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, Saul, David, all relied on the “Spirit of the LORD.” All men of War.
Then we find the “Holy Spirit.” These are the verses we find naming the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.
Psalm: 51. 11. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Isaiah: 63. 10. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Isaiah: 63. 11. Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,
O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.
This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
These are the verses that speak of the “Holy Spirit,” in the Old Testament. It appears to me to line up with the “Spirit of God,” more than the “Spirit of the LORD.”
We will next look at the Holy Spirit/ Holy Ghost. Both terms interchangeable in the KJV New Testament.
We might be surprised… lol