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For the battle is not yours, but God's. Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel.
- Holy Spirit in Christianity
- The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
- Don Stewart :: Is There a Difference between the Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost?
- The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review
We sound the depths of the Old Testament for many wonderful teachings. One doctrine we do not often think about in the context of the Old Testament is the Holy Spirit. This study challenges these limited views of the Holy Spirit and explores what ancient Israelite records share about the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit in Christianity
Download PDF. A short summary of this paper. His people remembered the ancient times. Where is the one who brought them up out of the sea, along with the shepherd of his flock? Where is the one who placed his [H]ofy Spirit am,ong them,..
Isaiah then refers back to the " [H]oly Spirit" in vv. Of course, in the Jewish tradition the Holy Spirit refexred to in the H,ebrewBible is not taken to be the third person of the "Trinity," so in such passages the Hebrew word is translated "spirit," not capitalized "Spirit.
JJ1i,ruakh qad'sho , "Yet this does not mean that the holy spirit was regarded as a hypostasis distinct from the divine presence sh'kina. On the contrary, the holy spirit is a mode of the one and only God's self-expression in word and action. This is as it sho. Wind, Breath, and the Human SpiritThe connection between "wind" and "breath" seems natural to us even today and appears, for example, in our common expression for having the "wind [actually the 'breathl knocked out" of a person through a physical "blow" of some kind.
The linguistic data suggest that in the Bible the link between ''wind" and "breath" ciearfy extends also to "spirit. The former verse refers only to man and links "breath" n'shamah to "life," but the latter refers to both man and air-breathing land animals and, above all, links "breath" to "spirit" ruakh and then to animate "life.
By and large, the English versions translate ruakh as ''breath" in v. Hebrew ruakh is often used for elements of the human "spirit" in scripture ca. As such, it refers to vitality of life e. Who's Afraid of the Holy Spirit? Ps ; Isa Similarly, but in a context where we once again see the close connection between "spirit" [uakh and "breath" n'shamah , Elihu says, "If God were to set his heart on it, and gather in his spirit and his brtath, all flesh would perish together and human beings would return to dust' Oob God is the one "who forms the human spirit within a person" Zech , so it naturally returns to him at death.
This shows that, as in the Old Testament, in the New Testament also there is a close connection between "spirit" and "breath" or "breathing. Y without the spirit is dead, so also faith without deeds is dead. Moreover, like in the Old Testament, the uspirit" is the seat of,human character, as well as capacities and dispositions. When referring to the human spirit, therefore, ruakh "spirit'' can refer either to an immaterial element of the human person or personality, or to the whole of the immaterial person.
TI1e point is that there is a great deal of continuity from the Old Testanlent on into the New Testanlent in regard to the concept of "spirit" including "breath" and "wind," see more on the latter below. For purposes of our discussion here, it is absolutely essential to observe that this continuity extends also to "the Spirit of God. For who among men knows the things of a man except the man's spirit [lit. So too, no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. We will discuss the activities of the Spirit of God in the next major section of this essay.
For now our concern is with the nature and divinity of the God's Spirit. In the New Testament the situation is very di ferent, almost reversed. This may seem simplistic, but the New Testament actually sets the precedent for it. The "spirit" of the man knows the deep things of the man, that is, his thoughts v. Having the Spirit, we are "spiritual" and "have the mind[voOc; nous ] of Christ" v. Compare also, for example, Rom , where we again find that "The Spirit [of God; see the context] himself bears witness to our [human]!
As a hutr1al:l person's spirit can be grieved, so can the Spirit of God who dwells in our human spirit and among us sec more on the matter of ccindwelling" later in this essay.
The, spirit of a human pers6n is distinguishable fro" his or her body. The spirit is the person whether embodied or not. If in this sense the spirit of a person is the person, theq the Spirit of God is God. If the human spirit separates from the body, the body dies to be resurrected later , but you still have the perso.
Moreover, if and when the Spirit of God occupies the hwnan spirit of a person, that person is made alive to God on the level of her or his spirit. The Spirit of God is the person of God who vivifies the spirit of people to God. The analogy is not perfect, of course. For example, the scriptures are not suggesting by this '! In the latter sense, the terrn also applies to the Spirit of God. I am not suggesting that Hebrew ruakh always means all these things, but that it can potentially mean any of them.
The close connection between "wind" and "spirit" comes to the forefront immediately at the beginning of the Bible. It is especially significant that this is the third and last of the three clauses of verse 2 describing the condition of the earth before God's repeated pronouncement of creative words beginning immediately in verse 3. However, translating "the Spirit of God" corresponds to the focus on ' God "speaking" i. In other words, the latter rendering would provide a more natural lead into the "And God said In my opinion, there is no reason that ruakh in Gen cannot be a reflection of the power of God present and ready to work through "wind" in this watery environment cf.
The Old Testament passage in which this stands out mos ckarl is Ezek The well-known vision of the valley of dry bones in ek eginswith "the Spirit of the LORD" transporting the prophet to the valley v. A valley of dry bones suggests not, but God has something to say about that. As the vision goes, God tells Ezekiel to prophesy that God "will make breath ruakh enter" them so that they "will come to life" v.
Finally, in the interpretation of this vision in vv. So here the "Spirit" of God is identified with the "breath" and the four The main point is this: God's Spirit is like the wind.
We need to take this biblical analogy seriously in both understanding the nature of God's Spirit and in welcoming and engaging with his work. The same is true of God. We cannot always predict wbat he is going to do, and he is not under our control.
We are not. All this is true also of the Spirit of God. However, although we cannot completely understand and control the Holy Spirit, we can draw upon his power. Using the analogy of a ship driven by the wind see above , we can "put up the sails" in our lives and thereby take advantage of the blowing of the Spirit tn and through our lives.
It continues through continuing attentiveness to God I will. I will give you a new beart, and I will put a new. Then you will live in the land I gave to your fathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God Ezek Three points in this passage are especially important to our present discussion.
First, the Lord promised to "cleanse" the nation from their all their "impurities" and "idols" by sprinkling actually "splashing'' the people with "pure water. Peter recalled Jesus' baptismal teaching in Acts when he was asked to explain and justify the water and Spirit baptism of the first gentiles Acts ; cf. In fact. T11e phraseology here recalls John Jesus had once again used a water motif to speak of "the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.
Clearly, according to Paul there is no being a Christian without being "baptized by the Holy Spirit. W'hether we are Jews or Greeks or slaves or free we were all made to drink of the one Spirit. We have already observed that. Ween using water for purification i. Likewise, baptism in with, or by the Holy Spirit is quite another thing from "drinking" of the Holy Spirit.
We have already discussed the person ality of the Holy Spirit based on the comparison to the human spirit he is personal and manifests the divine nature of God. We have also investigated the nature of the Holy Spirit as life-giving "breath" and mysterious yet empowering "wind. On the latter point the connection back to Ezek binds cleansing from impurities with vivification of the human spirit by God putting his "Spirit" there Ezek This is true no matter whether we are talking about the Old Testament or the New.
God has always wanted the same thing from everyone and, according to passages like those cited just above, his resources have always been available and at work to bring this about in the lives of believers whether in Old or Nfw There are several. Tbis accords well with the normal understanding of John On the last day of the feast, the greatest day.
Jesus stood up and shouted out, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. Just as the scripture says, 'From within him will flow rivers of living waler. Zech ,. Jesus with the woman at the well in John , 14 The most natural way to understand the intent of these passages is to say that in the days of Jesus the Holy Spirit was not yet active in the lives of believers in the way that he would be after Jesus was glorified, starting on the day of Pentecost Acts 2.
Some would extend the argument back to the whole Old Testament period as well, although it is difficult to understand how this makes sense in light of Ezek , "! Moreover, 'the New Testament writers did not read the passage this way. They allude to it on'both communal and individual levels see, e.
The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
Were Old Testament believers permanently indwelt by the Holy Spirit, or did the Spirit simply come upon them for special tasks? What is the significance of Pentecost? Was this when believers were indwelt by the Spirit? How were Old Testament believers sanctified? Was it through the keeping of the Law, the work of the Spirit, or both? Answer by Ra McLaughlin. Advanced Search Go.
In Christian theology , pneumatology refers to the study of the Holy Spirit. Due to Christianity's historical relationship with Judaism, theologians often identify the Holy Spirit with the concept of the Ruach Hakodesh in Jewish scripture, in the belief Jesus who was Jewish was expanding upon these Jewish concepts. The New Testament details a close relationship between the Holy Spirit and Jesus during his earthly life and ministry. The Holy Spirit is referred to as "the Lord, the Giver of Life" in the Nicene Creed , which summarises several key beliefs held by many Christian denominations. The participation of the Holy Spirit in the tripartite nature of conversion is apparent in Jesus' final post-resurrection instruction to his disciples at the end of the Gospel of Matthew , "Make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In a few cases it is also simply used generically to mean wind or life.
Don Stewart :: Is There a Difference between the Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghost?
They tend to assume that it must always have been the same as it is now. The truth is that Christians today enjoy far greater blessing than most believers did in Old Testament times. Ever since the Holy Spirit came down on the Day of Pentecost to unite all believers in one body in Christ, He has permanently indwelt their bodies and blessed them with spiritual gifts to use for the upbuilding of the church in a way that was not known in the Old Testament.
The passage summarizes the redeeming work of all three Persons of the Trinity in the salvation of the lost.
The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review
In the Old Testament, we see different aspects of the work of the Holy Spirit. In the New Testament, one of the most important works of the Holy Spirit is the work of regeneration, by which He changes the disposition of our hearts and then dwells within us, never to depart. He works within us to work out our sanctification and bring us into conformity to Christ. The Holy Spirit did His work of regeneration then as He does now. The Holy Spirit indwelt people in the old covenant just as He does now. The Holy Spirit worked towards the sanctification of the saints in the Old Testament, just as He does now.
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Если Стратмор не забил тревогу, то зачем тревожиться. - Да в шифровалке темно как в аду, черт тебя дери. - Может быть, Стратмор решил посмотреть на звезды.
Я не могу, - повторила. - Я не могу выйти за тебя замуж. - Она отвернулась.