The spirit is the Divine Power of God, that God uses, to help and guide his servants Gods Holy spirit / guidance / knowledge / strength / force / influence etc…
The Holy Spirit is definitely not a ‘person’ or ‘independent’ or part of the ‘godhead’ & doesn’t have a mind of its own etc… as some have taken from some odd samples here and there.
Isaiah 11:1-2 – clearly clarifies this
A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him (Jesus)-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the ***fear of the LORD ***(Jesus fearing his GOD – why fear if equal and part of the godhead)
The following will show why it does not make sense for the HS to be a distinct person or part of the godhead:
Matthew 12:31-32 (CEV)
31-32 I tell you that any sinful thing you do or say can be forgiven. Even if you speak against the Son of Man, you can be forgiven. But if you speak against the Holy Spirit, you can never be forgiven, either in this life or in the life to come. (this would indicate HS higher not equal to the godhead)
Matthew 24:36 Jesus said "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (if three-in-one why only Father knows)
Genesis 1:2 – 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. (not independent, but Gods spirit)
John 16:13" Howbeit when he, the Spirit of Truth, comes (HS already here, if person and part of the godhead here from the beginning)
Luke 10: 20-21 20) Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” 21At that time, Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit (how can the HS submit to you, if divine)
1 Thessalonians 5:19 18) Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19Do not extinguish the Spirit. (Can the HS be extinguished if a divine person)
1 Samuel 18:10 "The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul.
1 Samuel 19:9 "But an evil spirit from the LORD came upon Saul as he was sitting in his house with his spear in his hand. While David was playing the harp,
(is there an evil HS as well as a good HS)
1 John 4:6 – “This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood” (there appears to be 2 spirits again)
Mark 10:18 ""Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good–except God alone." (Jesus clearly states that he is not equal to God – but if he is part of the godhead he would be equal)
Matthew 9:3-4 (CEV)
3 Some teachers of the Law of Moses said to themselves, “Jesus must think he is God!” 4 But Jesus knew what was in their minds, and he said, “Why are you thinking such evil things? (Jesus clarifies that thinking he is God is evil)
Revelations 4:5 ….Seven torches, which are the seven spirits of God…..
(how many HS are there - seven)
Revelations 5:6 …It had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God, sent out to all the earth…..
John 5:30 30I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. (Jesus not equal to father)
Matthew 12 17 So God’s promise came true, just as Isaiah the prophet had said,
18 “Here is my chosen servant I love him, and he pleases me. I will give him my Spirit, and he will bring justice to the nations.
(is Jesus equal in the godhead or a servant / slave)
1 Kings 22:22-23 " 'By what means?' the LORD asked. " 'I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said. " 'You will succeed in enticing him,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.' "So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of all these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you."
2 Chronicles 18:21 " 'I will go and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,' he said. " 'You will succeed in enticing him,' said the LORD. 'Go and do it.'
(is the lying spirit part of the godhead)
Psalm 143:10 "Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalm 104:30 "When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth."
(your spirit / created – is that the same godhead spirit)
so there is a good spirit, lying spirit, evil spirit, seven spirits –can be extinguished, can submit to you, spirit of good & falsehood, created spirit, HS is higher than the father / Jesus- can the HS really be a person / independent and part of the godhead)
John 5:30 - 30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Jesus clearly states he can do nothing – only the will of the Father God – not equal.