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THE HOLY SPIRIT: OLD TESTAMENT

Updated on October 27, 2014

The Holy Spirit is God's manifestation of supreme power over the whole world. He is also the Spirit of Jesus Christ! God uses the supernatural power in the Old Testament to accomplish three main functions, namely (1) To Create, (2) To empower Man to do various works of deeds, and (3) To Instruct, Warn and Prophesy through the Prophets.
 

FUNCTION (1) CREATION


The main function of the Holy Spirit is to create heaven and earth first from a void of darkness to light. The waters were gathered together unto one place and the dry land appeared. God called the dry land Earth, and the waters He called Seas. Then God created different things in six days and rested on the seventh day.

CREATION IN SIX DAYS

First day: (Genesis 1:3)

  • Light was first created. The light was divided from the darkness, and "day" and "night" were named.

Second day: (Genesis 1:6-7)

  • God created a firmament to divide the waters above from the waters below. The firmament was named "heaven".

Third day: (Genesis 1:9-10)

  • God commanded the waters below to be gathered together in one place, and dry land to appear. "Earth" and "Sea" were named. God commanded the earth to bring forth grass, plants, and fruit-bearing trees.

Fourth day: (Genesis 1:14-15)

  • God created lights in the firmament to separate light from darkness and to mark days, seasons and years. Two great lights were made, the Sun and Moon, and the stars.

Fifth day: (Genesis 1:20-21)

  • God commanded the sea to multiply with living creatures, and birds to fly across the heavens and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply.

Sixth day: (Genesis 1:24-28)

  • God commanded the land to bring forth living creatures. He made wild beasts, livestock and reptiles. God saw that it was good.
  • He then created human beings in His own image and likeness. They were told to "be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.

Seventh day:

God, having completed the heavens and the earth, rested from His work, and blessed and sanctified the seventh day.

CREATION VERSES

Genesis 1:2

  • In the book of Genesis 1:2, the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the earth.

Psalms 42:7

  • Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Psalms 107:24

  • These are the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

Psalms 104:30

  • Thou sendest forth thy spirit, and they are created:and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Job 26:13

  • By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens.

Job 33:4

  • The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life

Daniel interpreting dreams..
Daniel interpreting dreams..

FUNCTION (2) GIVING MAN THE POWER

Different men were given different gifts of the Holy Spirit to empower them to work for the Lord, namely, Joseph, Joshua, the seventy elders, Bezaleel, Samson and Daniel.

Joseph was given the ability to rule

Genesis 41:38-41

  • And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such one as this is, a
    man in whom the Spirit of God is
    ? (38)
  • Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: (40)

Numbers 27:18-20

  • Joshua was granted the ability of leadership (Num.27:18-20; Deu.34:9).
  • And before all the congregation, and give him a charge in their sight.

Numbers 11:16-17

  • God enabled the seventy elders to rule over Israel.

Exodus 31:2-6; 35:30-31

  • Crafts and cunning workmanship was given to Bezaleel and others.

Judges 14:6,19; 15:14; 16:28-30

  • Samson was given tremendous strength.

Daniel 1:17-20; 4:8,9,18; 5:14

  • Daniel had the ability to interpret dreams.

FUNCTION (3) USE OF THE PROPHET TO INSTRUCT, WARN AND PROPHESY

David was made to speak on behalf of the Lord.

1 Samuel 16:13

  • The Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward.

2 Samuel 23:2

  • The Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

1 Chronicles 28:11,12

  • And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit,...

2 Chronicles 15:1-7

  • Azariah exhorted king Asa who when he heard the prophecy of Oded the prophet took courage and put away the abominable idols out of the land of Judah.

2 Chronicles 20:14-17

  • God made Jahaziel foretell the victory of Judah to king Jehoshaphat of Judah.
  • Ye shall not send to fight in the battle; set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you.

1 King 22:13-25

  • Micaiah, the prophet predicted that king Ahab would die in the battlefield.

Ezekiel 11:22-25

  • Ezekiel was brought by the Spirit of God to speak all things to the Israelites who were in captivity in Chaldea.

Micah 3:8

  • Micah, full of power by the Spirit of God declared to Israel of the transgression and sin of the people.


THE HOLY SPIRIT ACCOMPLISHED ALL THINGS

By the power of the Holy Spirit, God was able to accomplish all the things that He wanted to be done on earth in six days.  Then God blessed the seventh day, sanctified and rested.  Everything that God wanted was accomplished, darkness was made into light, the separation of land and sea, heaven and earth, the creation of land and sea creatures, all living plants and finally the creation of man. Thank the Lord God for His Holy Spirit who made creation of the earth possible teeming with life. 

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    • einron profile imageAUTHOR

      einron 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Dr. Johnny Harianja

      There is no holy line to God except through Jesus for He is the only way.

      It is not OK to pray to you or any other person.

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      DR.JOHNNY HARIANJA Bsc,MM,LLD.ANGGEL MARK PARKand Marasffake 

      6 years ago

      The Holly Spirith God White I like Because God makeme The HOLLYNES Line Thanks forgifing to Sheraph,YHW,and so on

      Okey Praying to me you can make me again ,Maranatha

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR

      einron 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      His daughter

      I do not use the word "trinity" which is not in the Bible. Peace!

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      His daughter 

      7 years ago

      The trinity is always at work and always have been. Good reminder of that. God bless.

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR

      einron 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Praise and thank the Lord for His awesome gift of the Holy Spirt.

      Peace and blessings!

    • A M Werner profile image

      Allen Werner 

      7 years ago from West Allis

      So so true, so so wonderful - and just think - He sent it to us personally. How awesome is that? Peace

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR

      einron 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      God's Holy Spirit does bring light into this world of darkness. Peace and blessings!

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      Rita Sue Hanks 

      7 years ago from Oak Point, Texas

      Thank you, A beautiful Hub to bring light into darkness!

    • einron profile imageAUTHOR

      einron 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

      Tamarajo

      Glad that you enjoyed the works of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. Peace!

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      Tamarajo 

      7 years ago

      enjoyed the Old Testament look at the works of the Holy Spirit.

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