What is the “Holy Spirit?”

What is the “Holy Spirit?”

This can be contentious issue with some, as they have been taught that the “Holy Spirit” is a person or perhaps part of a hard to understand “triune manifestation of God himself.” But that is not the case.

Again, the truth is usually straight forward and not complex. Things that are supposed to be simple to understand are made out to be hard to understand when someone is trying to push their thought, when it really does not fit – They try to make it fit. They try to glorify themselves rather than God.

Making the very long answer short, the Holy Spirit is a tool of the Almighty God, Yahweh. It is sometimes personified, as wisdom is in Proverbs 8. But the overwhelming evidence shows that it is not a person but a force of Yahweh’s.

Just as Jesus had God’s spirit, it did not mean that he was The Most High God.

John 1:32 (WEB);

32 John testified, saying, “I have seen the Spirit descending like a dove out of heaven, and it remained on him.

When the 120 disciples gathered together and received the Holy Spirit, they received special powers from God. They did not become God.

Acts 2:1-4 (WEB);

Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all with one accord in one place. Suddenly there came from the sky a sound like the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Tongues like fire appeared and were distributed to them, and one sat on each of them. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other languages, as the Spirit gave them the ability to speak.

When King David spoke, by means of the Holy Spirit, it did not mean he was the Almighty, but was directed by God’s Spirit.

Acts 1:15-16;20 (WEB);

15 In these days, Peter stood up in the middle of the disciples (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said, 16 “Brothers, it was necessary that this Scripture should be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who was guide to those who took Jesus.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms,

‘Let his habitation be made desolate.
    Let no one dwell therein;’


‘Let another take his office.’

Others that had Holy Spirit:

John the baptizer, from birth, Luke 1:15 (WEB);

15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and he will drink no wine nor strong drink. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

Mary, mother Jesus, Luke 1:35 (WEB);

35 The angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore also the holy one who is born from you will be called the Son of God.

Elizabeth, John’s mother, Luke 1:41 (WEB);

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

Zechariah, John’s father, Luke 1:67 (WEB);

67 His father, Zacharias, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Jesus himself stated that a saying against the Son of man would be forgiven, but a saying against the holy spirit would not be forgiven. This shows that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not the same;

Luke 12:10 (WEB);

10 Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but those who blaspheme against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

I am glad to have stumbled across a couple of pages that carry the same thoughts, about this subject, as I do. I can only recommend these pages, as I do not agree with other teachings of these groups, especially with prophesy. But it is up to each person to do their own research, to find the hidden treasure of God.