Q – What is your understanding of the “Holy Spirit”?

A – Have in mind the Father. He is Spirit and He is Holy. Can’t he be referred to as “Holy Spirit”?

Have in mind Jesus Christ now in heaven. He is Spirit and He is Holy. Can’t he likewise be referred to as “Holy Spirit”?

The Holy Spirit refers to the Father or God’s power or the glorified Christ depending on how the phrase is used in a bible passage.

1. God, the Father, being “Spirit” (John 4:24) and holy (Leviticus 19:2), there shouldn’t be a question if he, at times in the bible, referred to as “Holy Spirit”. The Father was referred to as the Holy Spirit in describing who had begotten Jesus in Mary’s womb.

Matthew 1:20 But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

2. Jesus Christ before becoming flesh was, and after his resurrection, is Spirit and He is Holy. There shouldn’t be a question if he, at times in the bible, is referred to as “Holy Spirit”.

As a source, together with the Father, of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is termed or called Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…

3. The Holy Spirit also refers to the power that God gives and fills beings. When a person becomes a Christian, he becomes so when “the Spirit of God”, also phrased as “the Spirit of Christ”, dwells in him.

Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

When the Word became flesh and powerless of his own, Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Luke 4:1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit refers to the Father or God’s power or the glorified Christ depending on how the phrase is used in a bible passage.

The Holy Spirit, being a description of the Father or Jesus Christ, is not a separate being as the Father and Jesus are to each other.

Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply