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The study of the third person in the Trinity according to Christian theology. In Jewish theology, usually either the divine aspect of prophecy or the influence of God over the universe.

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What does it mean, "They prophesied in the camp"? (Eldad and Medad, Numbers 11:26)

We are told in the narrative of Numbers 11 that, instead of meeting with the other elders of Israel around the Tabernacle of Meeting, two (mortals) remained in the camp and there prophesied under the ...
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Why was the Holy Spirit not given until Jesus was glorified?

John 7:38-39 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should ...
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Is παράκλητος (paraklētos, 3875) of John 14:26, 15:26, 16:7 the proper (given) name of The Holy Spirit?

Is παράκλητος (paraklētos) of John 14:26, 15:26, 16:7 the proper (given) name of The Holy Spirit? If not, what is ? And if so, are there others and what, if any, is the hermeneutic significance of ...
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Is Philippians 3:3 evidence for the worship of the Holy Spirit?

In the ESV, Philippians 3:3 reads: For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. According to this paper by Christiaan ...
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Does Paul have the holy spirit? [closed]

Yes Romans 9:1 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit Acts 13:9 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked ...
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Can people believe in Jesus before receiving the Holy Spirit? John 7:39

In John 7:39, it states that there were already people believing in Him before being given the Holy Spirit. How can this be since the Holy Spirit needs to be indwelling in a person in order to ...
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Did the disciples 'see' Jesus (John 20:20) in the way Job 'saw' God (Job 42:5)?

In John 20:20, we read : And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. [John 20:20 KJV] Did the disciples see Jesus in ...
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Does Revelation describe that God has 14 Spirits?

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his ...
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What is the "manner of spirit" that Jesus might be referring to in Luke 9:55, and does (or might) it refer to all men?

What is the "manner of spirit" that Jesus might be referring to in Luke 9:55, and does (or might) it refer to all men? Luke 9: [54] And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said,...
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If there is only One Eternal Spirit, and the Father is a Spirit, who/what is the Holy Spirit of God? [closed]

Jesus tells the woman at the well to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth. John 4:23-24 King James Version 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in ...
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Why is the Holy Spirit not mentioned in the Book of Revelation? [closed]

Revelation’s visions often put the Son with the Father, but the Holy Spirit is generally absent. For example: RECEIVING THE BOOK OF REVELATION “GOD” gave the visions of Revelation to “JESUS CHRIST” ...
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"the Holy Spirit" vs. "the Spirit" in Acts 2:4 -What are the meaning and reference differences?

Can the Holy Spirit, the Person, be a "medium" (be filled with) and an "agent" (gave the utterance) at the same time? English translations added "the" and capitalized the ...
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1 Cor 13:8b-19 - what is meant by "the perfect comes" and "the partial will pass away"? [duplicate]

There are two different interpretations: The Cessation view: Based on the biblical and church historical records: "the perfect" refers to completion of the canon of Scripture; "partial ...
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Do Acts 9:17 and Ephesians 5:18-21 present different "methods" to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Method 1: 17 So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you ...
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What are "the things of the Spirit of God"? 1 Corinthians 2:14

1 Corinthians 2:14 YLT and the natural man doth not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him they are foolishness, and he is not able to know [them], because spiritually they are discerned;...
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Is the sign in Isaiah 66:19 the Holy Spirit?

Isaiah 66:19 NASB And I will put a sign among them and send survivors from them to the nations: Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal, and Javan, to the distant coastlands that have neither heard of My ...
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Is Paul implying in Acts 19:2 that the reception of the Holy Spirit for the first time is a self-evident experience for the new believer?

Acts 19:1-2 (NASB) Now it happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples. 2 He said to them, “Did you receive the Holy ...
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What is the difference between "receiving the Holy Spirit" (Acts 8:14-20; 19:1-7) and "being filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 9:17; 4:31)?

Context of "receiving the Holy Spirit": 14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for ...
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What is the difference between "being filled with the Spirit" (Ephesians 5:18) and "being filled up to all the fullness of God" (Ephesians 3:19)?

The phrase "(to be) filled with the Spirit" is used in both the Old and New Testaments multiple times (see references in Does the expression "(to be) filled with the Spirit" ...
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Does the expression "(to be) filled with the Spirit" denote a temporary experience or a permanent state of being?

Variants of the expression "(to be) filled with the Spirit" can be found multiple times in the Bible: and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with ...
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When Paul said "for all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God" (Romans 8:14), did he have something like Acts 16:6-10 in mind?

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the ...
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Is there a contradiction between 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Acts 16:6-10?

I've heard cessationist arguments quoting Paul's teaching in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, to the effect that we have everything we need in the Bible, and that nothing beyond the Bible is required, given that ...
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Who distributes spiritual gifts? God or the Holy Spirit? 1 Corinthians 12

11 All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. (1 Cor 12:11 ESV) 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, ...
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The Holy Spirit's stirring up Samson's anointing in Judges 14:3-4 Vs (Galatians 5:16-17) flesh battling Spirit & (Isaiah 55:8-9)God's Higher thoughts

Judges 14:1-4 NASB1995 1 Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he came back and told his father and mother, “I saw a woman in Timnah,...
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Do Acts 1:8 and Romans 1:16 refer to different types of power?

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) 16 For I am ...
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Matthew 1:18; what is the meaning of "found with child of the Holy Ghost"?

Matthew 1:18; DRB; 18 Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. Was Mary ...
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What does τῷ πνεύματι in 1 Cor. 14:15 denote, the Holy Spirit or my spirit, or else?

Does the text signify "praying and singing with/by the spirit and the mind," "volitional," or "non-volition"? Text: 1 Cor. 14:15 (NASB) What is the outcome then? I will ...
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Are Psalm 41:1-2 & Psalm 51:11-12 referring to the same spiritual experience?

Psalm 42:1-2 (ESV): As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? Psalm 51:11-12 (ESV):...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Note the text of 1 Cor 12:4-6 is written in parallelism: There are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. There are different ways of working, but ...
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Acts 6:3 -Does a person full of "the Spirit" still need wisdom?

What does the men "full of (the)Spirit mean,"full of the Holy Spirit? Can the men full of "the Spirit" (=the Holy Spirit) as rendered in all Eng. Translations,lack anything? (In ...
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How could they have been baptized and not have received the Spirit?

In Acts 8:12–17 one reads (emphasis mine) 12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 ...
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Is the Holy Spirit called God in Luke 1:35?

Luke 1:35 contains the following statement from the angel Gabriel (NKJV): The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is ...
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Mt. 12:32-Does Jesus imply, speaking against the Holy spirit includes denying His divinity and the personhood?

In V 32, Jesus speaks parallelism in that He clearly shows, as Himself is, the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, not a force or energy of some sort. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be ...
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Is 2 Corinthians 13:14 a prayer to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

Paul ends 2 Corinthians with the following statement (13:14, NKJV, emphasis mine): The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen. ...
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Who called Paul: Jesus or the Holy Spirit?

15 But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for ...
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What does "filled with power" mean in Micah 3:8?

Micah 3:8 (ESV): But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin. What is meant by "...
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Does Acts 5:3-4 equate the Holy Spirit with God

In Acts 5:3-4, Peter says: "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? While it remained, was it not your own? ...
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Is the Holy Spirit called YHWH and worshiped in Psalm 95 and Hebrews 3:7?

Hebrews 3:7-11 begins, "Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says" (NKJV, emphasis mine) and then quotes from Psalm 95:7-11. However, the one speaking in Psalm 95:7-11 "is our God" (v. 7, ...
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Why is John 7:39 bracketed?

In the Kjv we find out that the whole text of John 7:39 is bracketed. Usually the brackets are used for the purpose of parenthesis, as supplemental to the rest of the text John 7:39 KJV: (But this ...
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How was Simeon able to have the Holy Spirit upon him prior to Pentecost? Luke 2:25-27

Luke 2:25-35 (ESV): 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And ...
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Is there a non-empty intersection between the believers at Acts 2:1-4 and the believers at Acts 4:31?

Acts 2:1-4 (ESV): When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house ...
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Is Paul suggesting in Eph. 4:6 that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are not God?

In Eph. 4:6 Paul writes, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. NKJV (Holy Bible: New King James Version. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1982.)...
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Do heavenly beings possession genitals? Genesis 6:4 [closed]

“And David took more wives in Jerusalem, and David fathered more sons and daughters.” ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭14:3‬ ‭ “Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and ...
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Is Luke 11:9-13 a promise for believers or unbelievers?

Luke 11:9-13 (ESV): 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, ...
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“Who” in Isaiah 40:13 and 14?

Isaiah 40:12: Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and ...
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What does it mean to compare spiritual things with spiritual?

In 1 Corinthians 2, God states that we are to compare spiritual things with spiritual. How can I apply this in my life today? Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which ...
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Is Psalm 51:11 proof that people in O.T. times could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too, just like in the New Testament?

Psalm 51:11 (ESV): Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Does this mean that people in the Old Testament could have the Holy Spirit indwelling them too? ...
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How exactly did the Holy Spirit guide Paul and his companions in Acts 16:6-10?

Acts 16:6-10 (NIV): 6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they ...
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Does John 14:26 explicitly use masculine terms for the Holy Spirit? Do other verses?

The question is: What is the sex/gender of the Holy Spirit per the Biblical pronouns in general and in John 14:26, is it male or neither male nor female? ————— But before answering, please take care ...
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In John 16:13 what is the meaning of "into all the truth"?

John 16:13 (ESV): When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the ...
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