What is the Holy Spirit?


Uploaded by LifeChurchtv on 17.11.2009

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He descends like a dove, He baptizes with fire,
He comforts, guides and corrects; He is the Spirit of life, that sense of truth, the voice
of God.
When you are alone, lost and afraid, He will carry you home.
Over
and over again, the Bible mentions the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Ghost.
In fact, the Spirit of God is mentioned over 800 times in scripture. In fact, the Spirit
of God is mentioned in the very second verse of the entire Bible.
Genesis Chapter 1, verse 2 says: Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over
the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. This word
that is translated as 'Spirit' in the Old Testament is the word 'ruwach' (roo'-akh);
very literally, it means a wind or a breath, but not a normal breath, it means a violent
exhalation, a blast of breath. The Holy Spirit comes with power.
In the New Testament, the Greek word that is translated as 'Spirit' is the word 'pneuma'
(pnyoo'-mah); it means a wind, a current of air, a blast of breath. In the Old Testament
times, the Spirit of God would actually descend upon people and then it would often depart.
You can read very clearly that the Spirit of God was with Saul and it would leave Saul.
The same with David; when David sinned against God with Bathsheba, he cried out to God; “Please
don't take your Spirit from me." In the New Testament though, once Jesus left, He sent
us His Holy Spirit. For those who are believers in Christ, the Holy Spirit will never, ever
leave us, nor forsake us. In the New Testament, you can see the Holy
Spirit descending upon Jesus in the form of a dove. You can see the Holy Spirit falling
on the people of God at the Pentecost, empowering them to speak in other tongues, and do all
sorts of miraculous works. You see the Holy Spirit empowering people with spiritual gifts
to live a supernatural life in a very natural world, and you see the Holy Spirit giving
people the fruits of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness,
faithfulness and self control. So many people live a Spirit-less life when God wants you
to live a Spirit-filled and Spirit-powered life. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.