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The Holy Spirit in the Scriptures

Updated on June 15, 2010

The Holy Spirit

Many times I have heard the Holy Spirit being referred to as an 'it'. Or some see Him as only a comforter. Or some see Him as sent by God only to those that are morally upright and deserving and not for the lay person. However, Jesus Christ has made us righteous and promised the indwelling of the Holy Spirit to those that have the knowledge or have asked God to know Him. Here are some wonderful scriptures that give a clearer understanding of the third Person of the Godhead.

Gen. 1:2 The HS
assists God in creation.

Gen. 6:3 The HS
governs man on earth.

Gen. 41:38 The HS aids
Joseph in dream interpretation.

Ex. 28:3 The HS guides
the makers of Aaron's
garments for the priesthood.

Ex. 31:3 The HS guides Bezaleel
in the making of the Ark of
the Covenant.

Num. 11:25 The HS gives
ability to prophecy.

Num. 14:24 The HS leads Caleb
into obedience to God.

Num. 24:2 The HS leads Balaam
to bless the people of Israel.
(The blessing being in the form
of exalting God for the people
of Israel.)

Num. 27:18 The HS is with Joshua,
so that Israel can enter into the
land promised by God.

Judg. 3:10 The Lord sends the Israelites
a deliverer and judge, whom He has sent the Holy
Spirit to.

Judg. 6:34 The Lord sends the Holy Spirit to
Gideon, who delivers the Israelites from poverty
and enslavement.

Judg. 11:29 The Holy Spirit comes upon
Jephthah, so that he may go to war
and win.

Judg. 13:25 The Holy Spirit comes upon
Samson, giving him direction. Where to go.

Judg. 14:6 The Holy Spirit comes upon
Samson so that he is able to kill a lion
with his bare hands.

Judg. 14:19 The Holy Spirit comes upon
Samson so that he is a victor in battle.

Judg. 15:14 The Holy Spirit comes on
Samson and he is loosed from his bonds
and is able to slay men with a jawbone.

1 Sam. 10:10 The Holy Spirit comes upon
Saul and he is able to prophecy.

1 Sam. 11:6 The Holy Spirit brings His
righteous anger to Saul.

1 Sam. 16:13 The Holy Spirit comes upon
David when he is anointed to become king.

2 Sam. 23:2 The Holy Spirit gives David
some words of advice.

1 Kings 18:12 The Holy Spirit is upon
Obadiah who must relay a message that
endangers his life.

2 Chr. 15:1-8 The Holy Spirit, working through
Azariah, gives much needed courage to Asa to
tear down false gods and false altars.

2 Chr. 24:20 The Holy Spirit comes on Zechariah,
to warn the Israelites of their forsaking God.

Neh. 9:20 The Holy Spirit was given to the Israelites
for instruction during their time in the wilderness.

Ps. 143:10 David realizes he needs the Holy Spirit
to do what is right in God's eyes.

Prov. 1:23 The Holy Spirit gives understanding to God's

Is. 11:12 The Holy Spirit is also called the Spirit of Wisdom
and Understanding. The Spirit of Counsel and Might. The
Spirit of knowledge in the reverence of God.

Is. 32:14&15 Nothing is fruitful until the Holy Spirit
is present.

Is. 61:1 The anointing follows after the Holy Spirit.

Is. 63:10 The Holy Spirit can be grieved.

Is. 63:14 The Holy Spirit causes us to rest.

Ez. 2:2 The Holy Spirit gives support to Ezekiel, as
God gives Ezekiel a prophecy to share with the

Ez. 3:12 The Holy Spirit opens Ezekiel's eyes to
see what is happening in the spiritual realm.

Ez. 8:3 The Holy Spirit lifts up Ezekiel so that
he is between heaven and earth and able to see what
is going on in a temple of false gods in Jerusalem.

Ez. 11:1-4 The Holy Spirit gives Ezekiel the ability to both
recognize evil within a man and to prophecy to them.

Ez. 36:27 The Holy Spirit causes us to walk in God's ways.

Dan. 4:8 Nebuchadnezzar recognizes the Holy Spirit in Daniel.

Mic. 3:8 The Holy Spirit gives us ability to judge sin.

Zech. 4:6 The Word of God is given by the Holy Spirit to


Matt. 3:16 The Holy Spirit joins Jesus after He is baptized.

Matt. 4:1 The Holy Spirit leads Jesus to the tempter.

Matt. 10:20 The Holy Spirit will be an advocate for those
facing prosecution.

Matt. 12:28 Casting out devils is done by the Holy Spirit.

Luke 2:27 The Holy Spirit leads Jesus the child into a temple.

Luke 4:18 The Holy Spirit is with Jesus so that He may preach and heal and teach and free.

Luke 11:13 The Holy Spirit is given to anyone who asks God for the gift of Him.

John 1:32 John witnesses the Holy Spirit descending from heaven to join Jesus.

John 1:33 Jesus baptizes with the Holy Spirit.

John 7:39 The Holy Spirit cannot be given to man until
Jesus has been glorified.

John 14:16&17 The Holy Spirit is called the Spirit of Truth
and the Comforter.

John 15:26 The Holy Spirit bears witness with our
own spirit that Jesus is the Savior.

Acts 2:4 The Holy Spirit uses our voices to speak with and to God.

Acts 5:9 The Holy Spirit knows our intentions.

Acts 8:29 The Holy Spirit will guide us to those
that are willing to learn about Jesus.

Acts 10:19 The Holy Spirit reveals to us what God
wants us to know, when we meditate what God
is showing us.

Acts 11:12 When the Holy Spirit leads, do not question.

Acts 11:28 The Holy Spirit warns us of impending

Acts 16:7 The Holy Spirit blocks the way we are not supposed
to go.

Romans 8:2-4 The Holy Spirit gives us the desire to do good over the temptation of our flesh, to do evil.

Romans 8:11 The Holy Spirit can dwell in us.

Romans 8:14-15 Those led by the Holy Spirit are considered to be children of God.

Romans 8:26 The Holy Spirit can pray for us.

1 Cor. 2:4 The Holy Spirit demonstrates the power of
God through us.

1 Cor. 2:10 The Holy Spirit reveals the mysteries of God.

1 Cor. 2:11 The Holy Spirit knows the heart and mind
of God.

1 Cor. 12:3-9 The Holy Spirit is the worker of the church. He is the dispenser of the gifts of God.

2 Cor. 1:22 The Holy Spirit is our sealer and our guarantee that we belong to God.

2 Cor. 3:17 The Holy Spirit is a liberator.

2 Cor. 5:5 The Holy Spirit seals us so that we are seen by
the spiritual realm, as belonging to God.

Gal. 3:14 The blessings of Abraham were given to be passed on down through Jesus Christ .. And the blessings of Abraham are received, in faith, by the Holy Spirit.

Gal. 5:5 The Holy Spirit is our righteousness.

Eph. 2:18 We can approach the Father through the Holy Spirit.

Eph. 2:22 God lives in us through the Holy Spirit.

Eph. 3:5 The Holy Spirit reveals the person of Jesus Christ (born, crucified, and risen) to men.

Eph. 3:16 The Holy Spirit strengthens our spirits with the love of God.

Eph. 4:3 We are to be unified in mind (heeding the Holy Spirit) with other believers, yet different in personality.

Eph. 4:30 We are warned to never to grieve, sadden or offend the Holy Spirit.


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    • Debradoo profile image

      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Thanks Ruth and wonderful to meet you!

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      Ruth Lanham 7 years ago

      Thank you...I've linked to your hub from mine.

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      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Thanks so much Laurie! You are more than welcomed to copy. Without the Holy Spirit, the churches are fruitless and pointless. Nothing like a Holy Spirit led church! And with your advice, I too can be ready for the JW's visit! Glory.

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      exjwlaurie 7 years ago

      Hi Debradoo!

      What a wonderful gift to the rest of us--I love this hub!

      You have put together a beautiful catalog of Scriptures, that clearly demonstrates the many ways that the Holy Spirit actively works in our behalf! And has done so throughout time!

      If it is ok with you, I would like to print this out and add it to my "binder of Truth". In it, I have certain topics that I want to have 'at my fingertips' in case any JW's stop at my door! The Witnesses believe that the Holy Spirit is nothing more than God's 'breath', or 'active force'.

      You have proven the flaws in their teaching!

      I just love this awesome hub you have written; under the direction of the Holy Spirit! =)


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      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Thanks Pastor Carlotta! Always an honor to hear from you. Blessings.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Love, Love, LOVE, you scripture references!!! GREAT HUB!!! Thank you!

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      Debradoo 7 years ago from Cocoa, Florida

      Welcomed and thanks Vladimir. Always a pleasure to have you comment.

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      Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you.