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INTRODUCTION:

I created this page to document Scriptural references to the Holy Spirit or ruach hachodesh.  Modern Christianity seems to believe this is a New Testament concept.  I am documenting evidence that the concept Holy Spirit has been in existence since the beginning.  I am also documenting the many varieties of the Holy Spirit in an attempt to bridge the gap between the Old and New Testaments and to better understand the Holy Spirit.

'SPIRIT ' WORD STUDY:

The word 'spirit' is used 505 times in the Scriptures.   Of those 505 instances, roughly half occur in the TeNaKh and half in the B'rit Chadasha.

In the TeNaKh, the predominant use is Strong's number H7307.  There are seven (7) exceptions in the TeNaKh and these are all Strong's number H178.

In the B'rit Chadasha, the predominant use is Strong's number H4151.  There is only one exception in the B'rit Chadasha and this is for Strong's number 5326.

The words 'spirits' and 'spiritual' also exhibit this same exclusivity.  This seems to make it apparent that the meaning of the word in the B'rit Chadasha is the same as the meaning of the word in the TeNaKh.

THE COMFORTER:

  7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you."  (KJV)

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT:

22 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,"  (KJV)

23 "Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."  (KJV)

  9 "(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)"  (KJV)

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT:

  1 "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant."  (KJV)

SPIRIT:

Matthew 5:3

3rd use in B'rit.

  3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  (KJV)

HIS SPIRIT:

Genesis 41:8

3rd use in TeNaKh.

  8 "And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise menthereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh."  (KJV)

MY SPIRIT:

Genesis 6:3

2nd use in TeNaKh.

  2 "And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."  (KJV)

THE HOLY SPIRIT:

  1 "I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,"  (KJV)

THE SPIRIT:

Ezekiel 3:12-14

the spirit

12 "Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place."  (KJV)

13 "I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing."  (KJV)

14 "So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the LORD was strong upon me."  (KJV)

Zechariah 12:10

the spirit

10 "And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn."  (KJV)

Matthew 4:1

2nd use in B'rit.

16 "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil."  (KJV)

32 "And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him."  (KJV)

THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH:

13 "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come."  (KJV)

THE SPIRIT OF YHWH:

Genesis 1:2

1st use in TeNaKh.

  2 "And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."  (KJV)

Genesis 41:38

4th use in TeNaKh.

38 "And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?"  (KJV)

  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; "  (KJV)

  1 "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; "  (KJV)

Matthew 3:16

1st use in B'rit.

16 "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: "  (KJV)

17 "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, "  (KJV)

THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER:

Matthew 10:20

4th use in B'rit.

20 "For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. "  (KJV)

THE OUTPOURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

15 'Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.'

  3 'For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:'

29 'Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.'  (KJV)

YHWH will pour out HIS spirit on the house of Israel/Yisr'ĕl.

28 'And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:'  (KJV)

17 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:'  (KJV)

18 'And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:'  (KJV)

45 'And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.'  (KJV)

Nice to know for the End of Days.

REFERENCE LINKS:

Holy Ghost  (WWW.CHRISTIANANSWERS.NET)  (2012/1211)

The Holy Spirit  (WWW.TORAHOFMESSIAH.COM)  (2012/1213)

THE TRI-UNITY Part 4: God the Holy Spirit  (WWW.BIBLESTUDYPROJECT.ORG)  (2012/1213)