The Holy Spirit in The Old Testament
God’s Life-Giving Presence
The word for spirit is the same word for wind. The spirit is the movement of air. Just like wind there is unseen power.
God’s Breath of Life
Gen. 27 – God brought life out of material things. Within our physical body there is a spiritual life that comes from God.
Job 33:4 – God gave life – through the Spirit
Job 34:14-15 – Our existence depends on God. Our life is more than physical breathing of air. We depend on God’s Spirit to live.
Psalm 104:29-30 – God’s Spirit is what gives life and without it we die and become only a physical body. Ecc.12:6-7, John 20:22
God’s Abiding Presence
Psalm 51:10-12- We have a spirit, but God’s Holy Spirit sustains us and makes our spirit alive. We experience God through The Holy Spirit
Psalm 139:7-12 – There is no place you can go on earth that God’s Spirit can’t go. The Spirit is an indication that God is there.
Genesis 6:3 – God’ Spirit won’t abide with humans forever. Humans have a limited life time. There are consequences to sin. The Holy Spirit strives against sin.
Nehemiah 9:20, 29-31- God instructed these people and God provided them with physical sustenance and yet these people rejected God. Isaiah 63:10-14, Zechariah 7:11-12.
We experience the presence of God through his Spirit.
–Robert Lee, 2-12-12, a.m.