Greek Dictionary Holy Spirit

Spirit: 4151. Spirits: Spiritual: Spiritually: 4151. To breath to blow. 

1-a. Breath. Of the mouth or nostrils, a breathing, blast, 2 Thes.2:8, “the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth.” That is, the breath of the mouth; here spoken of the destroying power of God. Septuagint and Hebrew, compare with Isa.11:4,”With the breath of his lips shall he slay,” with Ps.33:6, “By the breath of His mouth.” Of the vital breath, Rev.11:11, “Spirit of life,” breath of life; Sept. and Heb. “Breath of life,” Gen.6:17, 7:4-22.

1-b. Breath of air, air in motion, a breeze, blast, the wind. John 3:8, “The wind bloweth where it listeth.” Heb.1:7, “Who makes His angels spirits.” quoted from Ps.104:4. Sept. for Heb. as also Gen.8:1, “A wind to pass over the earth.” Isa.7:2.

2-a-1. Spirit as the vital spirit, life, soul. The principle of life residing in the breath, breathed into man from God and again returning to God. Compare Gen.2:7, “The breath of life.” Ecc.12:7, and Ps.104:29, “Taketh away their breath.” Matt. 27:50, “Yielded up the ghost.” he gave up the ghost, expired. John 19:30, Luke 23:46. Comp. Ps.31:5, “Into thine hand I commit my spirit — O LORD,” with Acts 7:59, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Luke 8:55, “Her spirit came again, and she arose.” James 2:26, “The body without the spirit is dead.” Rev.13:15, “Life unto the image of the beast.” Sept. and Heb. “The spirit of Jacob,” Gen. 45:27, Judg.15:19.

Trop. John 6:63, “It is the (Holy) Spirit that quickens.” So as the spirit in man giveth life to the body, so my words are spirit and life to the soul. Also 1 Cor.15:45, “Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” as a spirit of life, as raising the bodies of his followers from the dead into immortal life; compare with Phil.3:21, “Change our (man’s) vile bodies, — fashioned like unto His (Jesus) glorious body.”

2-b-1. The rational spirit, mind, soul. Generality, as opposed to the body and animal spirit. 1 Thes. 5:23, “Your whole spirit and soul and body,” this as a periphrasis for the whole man. Luke 1:47, Heb.4:12, “Dividing asunder of soul and spirit.” Rom.2:29, 8:10, “The (holy) Spirit is life because of righteousness.” 1 Cor.5:3, “For I — as absent in body, but present in spirit,” with ver.4-5, “For the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved.” 1 Cor.6:20, 7:34 2 Cor.7:1, Phil.3:3, Col.2:5, 1 Pet.4:6. Heb.12:9, “The Father of spirits,” opposed to, “We have had fathers of our flesh.” Compare Septuagint and Hebrew, “The spirits of all flesh,” Num.16:22, 27:16, “The God of the spirits of all flesh.” Zech.12:1.

Where soul and spirit are not expressed; Rom.8:16, “The Spirit itself bears witness,” that is, the Divine Spirit itself testifies to our spirit, mind. Gal.6:18, 2 Tim.4:22. Philem.25, “The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.” Also Rom.1:9. John 4:23-24, “When the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth.” as with a sincere mind, with a true heart, not with mere external rites; Compare, Phil.3:3.

2-b-2. As the seat of the affections, emotions, passions of various kinds, as in humility, Matt.5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit,” as lowly of mind. Comp. Sept. and Heb. with Ps.34:18, “A contrite spirit.” So of enjoyment, quiet, 1 Cor.16:18, “They have refreshed my spirit.” 2 Cor.2:13, “Rest in.”   2 Cor.7:13; “Of joy.” Luke 10:21, “Jesus rejoiced in spirit.” Of passions, zeal,: Acts 18:25, “Fervent in the spirit,” also Rom.12:11. Luke 1:17, “Go before him in the spirit and power of E-li’-as.” as in the powerful, energetic spirit of Elijah. Of restlessness, uneasiness, as from grief, indignation, Mark 8:12, “He sighed deeply in his spirit.” John 11:33, “Groaned in the spirit.” John 13:21, “Troubled in the spirit,” Acts 17:16, “His spirit was stirred.” Compare Septuagint and Hebrew, Gen.26:35, “Grief of mind,” with Isa.65:14, “Vexation of spirit.”

2-b-3. As referring to disposition, feelings, temper of mind. The English for spirit. Luke 9:55, “Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.” Rom.8:15, “The spirit of bondage,” that is, a slavish spirit, opposed to, “The Spirit of adoption.” Rom.11:8, “God hath given them the spirit of slumber.” 1 Cor.4:21, “The spirit of meekness.” Gal.6:1, as a mild, gentle spirit.

1 Cor.14:14, “My spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful,” that is, as my own feelings, my spirit, finds utterance in prayer, but what I mean, or say, is not understood by others, see ver.15-16, “The room of the unlearned — he understandeth not.” Refers to those who are not acquainted with the language in which a Christian speaks, sings, or prays. 2 Cor.4:13, “Having the same spirit.” comp. to 2 Cor.11:4, “Having another spirit,” 2 Cor. 12:18. Eph.2:2, “The spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience.” Eph.4:23, Phil.1:27, 2:1, “Fellowship of the spirit.” 2 Tim.1:7, “God hath not given us the spirit of fear.” 1 Pet. 3:4, “A meek and quite spirit.” Compare, James 4:5, with Prov.21:10-26, Ecc.4:4. Also compare Septuagint and Hebrew, “A new spirit,” Ez.11:19, with, 18:31. Num.5:30.

2-b-4. As implying will, counsel, purpose, Mat.26:41, Mark 14:38, “The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak” Acts 18:5, “Pressed in the spirit.” In (K.J.V.) Acts 19:21, “Paul purposed (resolved) in the spirit.” Acts 20:22, “Bound in the spirit.” Septuagint and Hebrew, “Stirred up the spirit,” 1 Chro.5:26. As including the understanding, intellect, Mark 2:8, “Jesus perceived in His spirit.” Luke 1:80, 2:40, “The children grew, and waxed (became) strong in spirit.”1 Cor.2:11-12, “Received not the spirit of the world,” compare with ver.11, “The things of man.” Sept. and Heb. “Filled with the spirit of wisdom,” Ex.28:3, Job.20:3, Isa.29:24, “Erred in spirit.” For, “Spirit,” as signifying the mind or disposition as affected by the Holy Spirit.

3-a. A spirit, as a simple, incorporeal, immaterial being, possessing higher capacities than man in his present state.

3-a-1. Spoken of created spirits, viz. Of the human soul, spirit, after its departure from the body and as existing in a separate state. Heb.12:22-23, “Ye are come –unto a general assembly — and to the spirits of just men made perfect,” as to the spirits of the just advanced to perfect happiness and glory. 1 Pet.3:19, “By which also He went and preached unto the spirits in prison.” In which (spiritual nature) also he once preached (through Noah) to those spirits now in prison. Comp. with 2 Pet.2: 4-5. Others refer this to the descent of Christ into Shoel after His crucifixion, and his preaching of the gospel there. Acts 23:8. Of the Soul of a person re-appearing after death, a spirit, ghost, Luke 24:37, “And supposed they had seen a spirit,” 39, Jesus said, “a spirit hath not flesh and bones.” Acts 23:9, “But if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him.”

3-a-2. Of an evil spirit, a demon, devil, as mostly with the epithet, an unclean spirit,” as in Matt.10:1, “Unclean spirit.” Matt.12:43, Mark 1: 23-26-27, 3:11-30, 5:2-8-13, 6:7, 7:25, 9:25, Luke 4:36, 6:18, 8:29, 9:42, 11:24, Acts 5: 16, 8:7, Rev.16:13, 18:2. Also Luke 4:33, “Unclean devil.” Rev.16:14, “Spirits of devils.” Acts 19:15-16, “Evil spirits,” with ver.12-13. Matt.12:45, Luke 7:21, 8:2, 11:26. Mark 9:17-25, “Thou dumb and deaf spirit.” A spirit of infirmity, as causing disease. Luke 13:11, woman having a spirit of infirmity, comp. with ver.16, Jesus said, “Ought not this woman — whom Satan hath bound, — be loosed from this bond.” A spirit of divination, soothsaying demon, Acts 16:16-18. Absol. Matt.8:16, Mark 9:20, Luke 9:39, 10:20, Eph.2:2, “According to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,” as in Satan.

3-a-3. Less often in plural: Of angels, as ministering spirits of God. Heb.1:14, “Are they not all ministering spirits.” Rev.1:4, “From the seven Spirits which are before His throne;” the seven archangels, see in Rev.3:1, 4:5, and 5:6, “The Seven Spirits of God.”

4. Of God in reference to His immateriality; John 4:24, “God is a Spirit.”

5. Of Christ in His exalted spiritual nature in distinction from His human nature. 1 Pet.3:18, “Being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit,” referring to the spiritual exaltation of Christ after His resurrection to be Head over all things to the church. Comp. Eph.1:20-21-22, in which spiritual nature also he is said (ver.19) to have preached through Noah, see 3-a-1. So Rom.1:4, “According to the Spirit of holiness,” opp. to ver.3, “Made of the seed of David according to the flesh.” 1 Tim.3:16, “Justified in the Spirit.” Some understand the “eternal Spirit,” in Heb.9:14, in opposition to the perishable beasts in ver.13, “Bulls and goats.” Compare 7:15-16, “Arise another priest, who is made not after the law of carnal commandment, but after the power of and endless life,” with ver.24, “This man = (Jesus) continues (for) ever.” While others understand here a Divine Spirit, influence. For 1 Cor.15:45, see in. 2.a-1. 2 Cor.3:17, see 6-c.

6. Of the Spirit of God. In N.T. also, the Holy Spirit, and absol. The Spirit; called likewise, the Spirit of Christ, as being sent or communicated by him after his resurrection and ascension, as in Acts 16:7, “The Spirit suffered them not.” Rom.8:9, “The Spirit of Christ.” 1 Pet. 1:11, Phil.1:19, “The Spirit of Jesus Christ.” 2 Cor.3:17, “The Spirit of the Lord.” Gal.4:6, “The Spirit of His Son.” In N.T. this Spirit is everywhere represented as in intimate union with God the Father, and God the Son, as proceeding from, and sent forth by them, as possessing the same attributes and performing the same acts with God the Father and Son. The passages in N.T. in which “Spirit” is to be referred to this signification, may be divided into two classes, those in which being, intelligence, and agency are predicated of the Spirit; and, metonymically; those in which the effects and consequences of this agency are spoken of.

6-a. The Holy Spirit, as possessing being intelligence, agency, etc. Joined with God, Father, Christ, etc. with the same, or with different predicates. Matt.28:19, “Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” 1 Cor.12:4, coll. with 5-6, “But the same Spirit,”-“and the same Lord,”–“It is the same God.” 2 Cor.13:14, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. A-men.” 1 Pet.1:2, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.” Jude 20-21. “Praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 John 5:7, “There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

6-b. Spoken in connection with or in reference to God, as where intimate union or oneness with the Father is predicated of, “The Spirit.” John 15:26, “The Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father.” Where the same omniscience is predicated of, 1 Cor.2:10, “The Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God,” with verse 11, “Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.” Where the same things are predicated of which in other places are predicated of, as in Ananias and Sapphira are said to lie to the Holy Spirit, etc. Acts 5:3, “To lie to the Holy Ghost,” and so ver.9, “that ye agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?” Compare verse 4, “Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.”

As speaking through the prophets of the Sept. Acts 1:16, “Scripture — fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake.” Compare with Acts 4:24, “Lifted up their voice to God,” ver.25, “By the mouth of thy servant David hast said.” Compare Acts 3:21, “God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets,” with Heb.1:1, “God — spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets.” Acts 28:25, “Well spake the Holy Ghost by E-sa-ias.” Comp. with Isa.6:8, where the Heb. is, “The voice of the LORD,” verse 11, “He (God) answered. “Heb.3:7,”The Holy Spirit saith, today if ye will hear his voice,” comp. with Ps.95:7, “To day if ye will hear His voice.” Heb.10:15, “The Holy Ghost also is a witness to us,” see ver.16, comp. with Jer.31:31, “Saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant etc.” So, Heb.9:8, “The Holy Ghost signifying,” comp. with Heb.1:1, “God — spake in time past.”

Also generality; As in speaking and warning men through prophets and apostles. Acts 7:51, “Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost as your fathers did,” comp. with verse 52. Where a person is said to be born of the Spirit, spoken of the moral renovation, the new spiritual life imparted to those who sincerely embrace the gospel. John 3: 5-6-8, “So is every one that is born of the Spirit,” compare with John 1:13, “Which were born not of blood — or flesh, — but of God.” Where the Spirit etc. is said to dwell in, or be with Christians, as in Rom.8:9, “The Spirit of God dwell in you,” verse 11, “If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, — by the Spirit that dwelleth in you.” 1 Cor. 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” 1 Cor. 6:19, “Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you.” 2 Tim. 1:14, “By the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us,” comp. with, 2 Cor. 6:16, “God hath said, I will dwell in them — and I will be their God.” John 14:23, Jesus said, “We = (Father and Son) will come unto him (Christians,) and make our abode with him,” comp. with Eph.2:22, “Ye also are build (being built) together for an habitation of God thought the Spirit.” Where “The Spirit,” and “God,” are interchanged; As 1 Cor. 12:11, “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit.” spoken of miraculous gifts, comp. ver.6, where it is, “It is the same God which worketh all in all.” So, Eph.6:17, “The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

6-c. Spoken in connection with or in reference to Christ; as joined with in a form of swearing. Rom. 9:1, “I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, –bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit.” In a solemn supplication, Rom.15:30, “I beseech you, brethren for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit.” In the renovation and sanctification of Christians, 1 Cor.6:11, “Ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”

2 Cor.3:17, “Now the Lord is that Spirit.” Compare verse 8, with rest of 17, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” with verse 18. Heb.10:29. So the Spirit, and Christ are said to be or dwell with men; Compare the examples cited above in (6-b,) with John 14:23, 15:4. 2 Cor.13:5. Eph.3:17. Also where the Holy Spirit is said to descend in a bodily form upon Jesus after His baptism. Matt.3:16, Luke 3:22, Mark 1:10, John 1:32-33.

6-d. As coming to and acting upon men, Christians, exerting in and upon them an enlightening, strengthening, sanctifying influence. Thus where the Holy Spirit is represented as the author of revelations to men, as through the prophets of the O.T. Or as communicating a knowledge of future events, Acts 10:19, “The Spirit said unto him, behold three men seek thee.” Acts 20:23, “The Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city.” Acts 21:11, “Thus said the Holy Ghost.” 1 Tim. 4:1, “The Spirit speaks expressly.” Rev.19:10. Or as directing or impelling to any act, Acts 11:12. As communicating instruction, admonitions, warnings, invitations through the apostles; Rev.2:7, verse 11-17-29, Rev.3:6-13-22. Rev.14:13, 22:17, as in, the Spirit and the whole church. 1 Cor.2:10, compare with (6-c.) As speaking through the disciples when brought before rulers, etc. Matt.10:20, “The Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.” Mark 13:11, Luke 12:12, “The Holy Ghost shall teach you.”

As qualifying the apostiles with power to propagate the Gospel, Acts 1:8, “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.” Or aiding in building up and comforting the churches, Acts 9:31; or, in directing the appointment of church-officers, Acts 20:28; or assisting to speak and hear the Gospel correctly, 1 Cor.2:13, “Not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches.” That is in words taught, suggested by the Holy Spirit, verse 14, “But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God.” Emphatic, as the Spirit of the Gospel, 2 Cor.3:17, see above in (6-c.) Also as coming to Christians and remaining with them; imparting to them spiritual knowledge, aid, consolation, sanctification; making intercession with, and for them, etc. John 14:17-26, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, — He shall teach you all things.” John 15:26, “When the Comforter is come — even the Spirit of truth.” As the Divine Spirit who will impart the knowledge of Divine truth; as in John 16:13, “The Spirit of truth, –He will guide you into all truth.” Rom.8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,” and ver.16, “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit.” ver.26, 27. Rom.14:17, 15:13-16. 2 Cor.1:22, 5:5. Eph.3:16, “To be strengthened with might by His Spirit.” Eph.6:18. 1 Thes.1:6. 2 Thes. 2:13. 1 Pet.1:22. So where any one is said to grieve the Holy Spirit; Eph.4:30, “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed.” As by whose gifts and influences ye are strengthened and confirmed. Comp. with Isa.63:10, where Septuagint and Hebrew, “They rebelled, and vexed (grieved) His Holy Spirit.”

6-e. Metonymically; The Holy Spirit, as put for the effects and consequences of the agency and operations of the Spirit of God, as a divine influence, a divine energy or power, an inspiration, resulting from the immediate agency of the Holy Spirit, as in Acts 1:8, “After that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.”

6-e-1. Spoken of the physical procreative energy exerted in the miraculous conception of Jesus. Luke 1:35, “The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee.” Where it is in the next clause, “And the power of the Highest.” Matt.1:18-20. So, in respect to the conception of Isaac out of the course of nature, Gal. 4:29,”He that was born after the flesh (Ishmael) persecuted him that was born after the Spirit (Isaac,) even so it is now.”

6-e-2. Of the special divine influence, inspiration, energy, which rested upon and existed in Jesus after the descent of the Holy Spirit upon him at his baptism. Luke 4:1, “Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost,” comp. with Luke 3:22. John 3:34, “God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him,” as the divine influence, energy, resting upon Christ was not measured and occasional, like that of prophets and apostles, but ever abundant and constant. Acts 1:2. Matt.12:18, “My beloved, — I will put my Spirit upon Him,” quoted from Isa.42:1, where Septuagint for Hebrew, “I put my spirit upon him.” Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,” quoted from Isa.61:1, where Septuagint for Hebrew is, “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me.” Acts 10:38, “God anointed Jesus — with the Holy Ghost and with power.” 1 John 5:6- 8, “The Spirit, and the water, and the blood,” as that divine spirit energy, which was in Jesus; by which also he was sealed as a spotless victim for his atoning sacrifice. Heb. 9:14, “Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God.” As prompting him to various actions, as to go into the desert to be tempted, Matt.4:1. Mark 1:12. Luke 4:1, “Jesus — was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,” and afterwards to return into Galilee Luke 4:14, “Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee.” As enabling him to cast out demons; Matt.12:28, Jesus said, “I cast out devils by the Spirit of God.” Compare with Luke11:20, where it is, Jesus said, “I with the finger of God cast out devils.” In this connection, the Holy Spirit is said to be blasphemed, Matt.12:31-32, “Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” Mark 3:29. Luke 12:10, comp. Matt.12:28.

6-e-3. Of that divine influence by which prophets and holy men were excited, when they are said to have spoken or acted in, the spirit, or through the Spirit, as by inspiration. Matt.22:43, “How then doth David in spirit call Him Lord.” Mark 12:36. So 2 Pet.1:21, “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 1 Pet.1:11, “The Spirit of Christ which was in them — when it testified beforehand.” Of John in the Apocalypse, as being in a trance in his prophetic visions. Rev.1:10, 4:2, 17:3, 21:10. Of the inspiration resting upon John the Baptist, Luke 1:15.

Of that divine influence and inspiration imparted to Christians by which they are taught, enlightened, guided, in respect to faith and practice. John 7:39, “But this spake he of the Spirit — the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.” Compare, John 16:13-14. So Luke 11:13. Rom.5:5. 1 Cor.12:3, “No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Cor. 3:3, “The epistle of Christ — written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God.” Gal.5:5. Titus 3:5, “He saves us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.” Heb.6:4. 1 Pet. 4:14. So when the disciples of Christ are said to be baptized with the Holy Spirit, as to be richly furnished with all spiritual gifts. Matt.3:11, “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” Mark 1:8. Luke 3:16. John 1:33. For Acts 1:5, and 11:16, see below, 6-e-4. Emphatic as the Spirit of the Gospel, put for the Gospel in opposition to the letter of the Mosaic law, 2 Cor. 3:6-8; comp. ver.17.

6-e-4. Of the influence of the Spirit by which the apostles were originally qualified to act as founders and directors of the church of Christ; John 20:22, “He (Jesus) breathed on them = (disciples,) and saith — receive ye the Holy Ghost.” compare with ver.23. Specially of that powerful energy and inspiration imparted by the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and afterwards, by which the Apostles and early Christians were endowed with high supernatural qualifications for their work; as a full knowledge of Gospel truth, the power of prophesying, of working miracles, of speaking with tongues, etc. As where they are said to be baptized with this Holy Spirit, Acts 1:5, and 11:16. Comppare with Acts 1:8. 1 Cor.12:13, compare ver.8-9. Acts 2:4, “They were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues = (other languages) as the Spirit gave them utterance.” as the Spirit impelled them.

Acts 2:17-18, quoted from Joel 2:28-29, where Sept. and Heb. are, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.” Acts 2:32-33, “Jesus — having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost,” with ver.38, “Ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 5:32, 8:15-17-18-19. 9:17, 10:44-45-47. Acts 11:15-24, 13:9, 15:8, 19:2, “He = (Paul) said unto them, have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.” As they did not know that the Holy Spirit had yet been given, that the time foretold by Joel had arrived; compare with Acts 2:17-18. Acts 19:6. Rom.15:19, “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God.” as through the power of the internal influences and revelations of the Spirit. 1 Cor.2:4, 7:40. 12:7-8-9. 1 Cor.14:2-32, “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,” as inspiration and self possession go hand in hand. Holy inspiration can never cause confusion and disorder, comp. ver.33, “For God is not the author of confusion.” Eph. 1:13. Gal.3:2-3-5-14. 1 Thes. 1:5, 4:8, 5:19, “Quench not the Spirit.” Comp. 2 Tim.1:6, with Heb.2:4. 1 Pet.1:12.

So as prompting to, or restraining from particular actions or conduct; Acts 8:29-39, “The Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip.” As the divine influence, breath or blast of wind, which rested on Philip, hurried him away. Comp. with Matt.4:1. So Acts 13:2-4. 15:28. Matt.16:6-7. As prompting to boldness, energy, zeal, in speaking and acting. Acts 4:8,”Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them.” ver.31, “They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” Acts 6:3, “Seven men — full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom,” with ver.5-10, also with ver.8. As the medium of divine communications and revelations, Acts 11:28, “signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth (famine.)” Acts 21:4, Eph.3:5. As the source of support, comfort, Christian joy and triumph, Acts 7:55. 13:52. Eph.5:18. Phil.1:19. Plur. spiritual gifts, 1 Cor. 14:12.

6-e-5. Spoken of that divine influence by which the temper or disposition of mind in Christians is affected; or rather, put for the spirit, temper, disposition of mind produced in Christians by the influences of the Holy Spirit, which corrects, elevates and dignifies all their views and feelings; fills the mind with peace and joy, and is the pledge and foretaste of everlasting happiness.

1. As opposed to that which is earthly, groveling and imperfect. John 3:6, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” put for, that which is spiritual. That which has those dispositions and feelings which are produced by the Spirit of God. Rom.8:1, “Who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,” as not indulging the depraved affections and lusts of our physical natures and unrenewed hearts, but following those holy and elevated affections and desires which the Spirit imparts and cherishes. With ver.2-4-5-6-9-13, “By the Spirit.” 1 Cor.6:17, “He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit,” as through the influence of the Spirit of God, they have the same disposition and same temper of mind with Christ. Gal.5:16, “Walk in the spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh,” with ver.17-18-22-25, 6:8.

2. Genr. Rom.8:9, “If any man have not the Spirit of Christ,” as having the same mind that Christ possessed, wrought in us by the Spirit. Comp. Eph.3:17. Rom.7:6. 8:15, “Ye have received the Spirit of adoption,” that is a spirit of sonship, as a filial spirit, with ver.23. 1 Cor.2:12. 2 Cor.6:6. Comp. Gal.4:6, with Rom.8:15. Eph.1:17, “May give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation,” as in a spirit of wisdom and illumination, imparted through the Holy Spirit. Eph.2:18-22. 4:3-4. 5:9. Col.1:8. 1 Tim.4:12. 1 John 3:24. 4:13. Jude 19.

Meton. Spoken of a person or teacher who acts or professes to act under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, by divine inspiration. 1 Cor.12:10, “To the working of miracles; to another prophecy, etc.” The trying of spirits, or teachers, as a critical faculty of the mind quickened by the Holy spirit, consisting not only in the power of discerning who was a prophet and who was not, but also of distinguishing in the discourses of a teacher what proceeded from the Holy Spirit and what did not. 1 John 4:1, “Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits,” with ver.2-3-6. 1 Thes.4:1, 2Thes.2:2, “Be not soon shaken, — neither by spirit, not by word,” as neither by any one professing to be inspired.

Phillip LaSpino   www.seekfirstwisdom.com



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