Category Archives: The Holy Spirit

“Anointing” Is an Apt Metaphor for the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is said to be our anointing.  And this word “anointing,” of course, refers to the ancient practice of anointing with oil. What a wonderful metaphor for the Holy Spirit!  Even in our age, we understand how anointing … Continue reading

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Even Messiah Was Not Meant to Be Alone

Genesis 2:18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.” All Scripture speaks of Messiah.  Thus, we see that Jesus was not left alone, … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Through Jesus Christ we have been granted the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.  As Paul wrote: 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with … Continue reading

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Strike Down the Shepherd and the Sheep Will Be Scattered

You may recognize the title of this post as coming from Zechariah 13:7.  It was quoted by Jesus the night before He died as a reference to Himself (Matthew 26:31; Mark 14:27). As this prophecy spoke that night of Jesus … Continue reading

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Zechariah 12:10 – The Spirit of Grace We Do Not Want to Insult

[Emphasis is added in the following verses to show their connection.  I’m wanting you to see clearly that the New Testament verse (i.e., Hebrews 10:29) is quoting an expression from the Old Testament (i.e., Zechariah 12:10).] Zechariah 12:10 “I will … Continue reading

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Esther 1:19 and Matthew 21:43

The first verse below would have been found in the Bible Jesus read while living on the earth.  The second verse came later.  Notice the similarity in the two: Esther 1:19 “If it pleases the king, let a royal edict … Continue reading

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Formerly God Spoke Loudly; Now He Speaks Quietly

1 Kings 19:12 After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of a gentle blowing. ***** 1 Kings 19:12 (King James Version) And after the earthquake a fire; but … Continue reading

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Before His Resurrection, Jesus Spoke as a Man; Afterwards, He Spoke Through the Holy Spirit

We know that God became flesh and lived as a human being – Jesus of Nazareth.  The disciples of Jesus could talk with Him face to face about any issue they desired to discuss.  Once Jesus ascended into heaven, however, … Continue reading

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Isaiah 44:4 – The Poplars Springing Up by Streams of Water

Isaiah 44:4 And they will spring up among the grass Like poplars by streams of water.’ Who are these who will spring up “like poplars by streams of water” but those who follow in the steps of their Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Is the Blessing of God Par Excellence

Isaiah 44:3 ‘For I will pour out water on the thirsty land And streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring And My blessing on your descendants; By the parallelism that is inherent in … Continue reading

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