Wrath of God

Wrath of God is a term that describes the character of God, which is also love, but “don’t push Him too much” because he has a mad side too.

Wrath of God The Bible presents God as the Creator and Judge . Being who made ​​us, who created us, then only God has the authority and right to decide what happens to us. Therefore, as creatures we have a duty to obey God, to seek out his will and pleasure to comply with that.. Without recognizing and accepting our relationship as creature beneath God the Creator, God will punish us. It is always His right and authority, what is just and right, that God judges His creatures, punishing the wicked and disobedient to His will (Rom. 1:18). For a creature, revenge, is sin, but God comes to injustice with justice, power and might, that being His right, His authority, and His duty, and moreover it is His responsibility. The wrath of God speaks about the outrage of the great King to disobedience and rebellion to His commandments. Men store up wrath against the day of wrath, Rom. 2:5.

Does God get angry? Yes.

John 2:14-17 14 And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; 16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise. 17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

This passage speaks to us of the wrath of God. We declare that God can get angry, very angry. Much more just that God can get angry, the representation here (Ps. 69:9) is that God is consumed with zeal. This is part of his holiness, a deep foundational part of his character. Jesus did not have an out of control fit of anger, but he did what he had to do, what was a proper and “just” response of God to sin, i.e. anger. He could not be in the presence of such horrible sin without opposing it violently.

This anger, revenge, and punishment is always seen as coming out in full form at the end of the world (Matt. 3:7, Luke 3:7, 21:23), but sometimes God cannot wait that long, and punishes immediately (Ex. 15:7) , as in the case of Noah and the Flood , Sodom and Gomorrah ( Deut. 29:23) , etc. . Violations of the law (will) of God is what caused this wrath (Rom. 4:15).

Provoking the Wrath of God.

God is the Creator, and God demands worship from His creatures of His holy being. We are to rejoice en what God is, in His power, in His abilities, in his moral character, and in his grand acts. So a child of God should rejoice in the holy being of God (Deu 32:21They have moved me to jealousy with [that which is] not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with [those which are] not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.” (1Ki 16:26, 33; 22:53). The wrath of God is basically about the presence of sin in our lives, “to provoke me to anger with their sins” (1Ki 16:2) “all the evil that he did… in provoking him to anger with the work of his hands” (1Ki 16:7), “wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger” 2Ki 17:11,1 7; 21:6, 15. God created man a moral being, in which he could follow God with his own will, or decide to not to. But men decided to not obey this moral truth of God (Rom 2:8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil“. compare with Judges 2:20; 2Ki 22:13 “the wrath of the Lord that is kindled against us… not hearkened unto the words of this book“) as their life, their hope, and their guide. So in Rom 1:18 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.”  So God has put himself against sin and sinners because of their rebellion (1Ki 21:22).

Sin “provokes” God to anger the God. Judges 2:12. But sin is a process of removing the importance and priority of what God is and what he has told us, which afterwards leads to worship of a false god, idolatry even if it is the worship of our will Judges 3:8.

The strongest case of the wrath of God (besides always disobedience in any form) is the lack of faith of Israel when they did not believe that God would open and cleanse the Promised Land for  them (Deu . 9:7). This case has the circumstances of the great works of God right before this, and even the very presence of God coming to earth to ensure these promises to Israel are fulfilled, yet the strong defeat of the Egyptians did not help them believe the Word of God. This lack of faith is really rebellion against God (Deut. 31:27, 32:6). This rebellion was accompanied by grumbling and complaints (Ex. 14:11; 16:2; “Taberah” Num. 11:1-5) , was also a direct denial of the statements of God (Massah, “Is the LORD among us or not? ” Exod. 17:7). Moreover there was also a statement or lack of faith that God would provide for them (“Who shall give us flesh to eat?” Num 11:4, 34). God saw these things as “a provocation” ( Deut. 9:8). There is the wrath of God as a father with his son Ps 89:38, and it is as the angry judge Isa 54:9.

Punishment in Hell.

The Bible proclaims that there is a “wrath of God” (“wrath of the Lamb” Rev . 6:16-17; 11:18), and this anger is upon all who refuse to believe in Jesus (“children of wrath” Eph. 2:3 , 5:6 , Col. 3:6, compare 1 Thess 5:19) to obtain eternal life (John 3:36; Rom. 2:5,8 ). This punishment is as much a product of the life of the person, as God’s reaction against his lack of faith in God’s Word and proclamations (Heb. 3:11, 4:3). The salvation of his soul is a salvation ” from the wrath to come” ( Matt. 3:7 , Luke 3:7 , Rom. 5:9 , 1 Thess 1:10). Revelation talks about God’s wrath poured out upon the inhabitants of the earth (Rev. 15:1). Psalm 21:9 “Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.

The wrath of God is a fire.

From the Old Testament to the New and later times, we see the representation of this divine anger in the representation of “fire”, which “lights up” (Numbers 11:10, 33, 12:9 , 22:22; Deu. 29: 27, Josh. 23:16, Judges 2:20, 3:8, 6:39 , 10:7 , 2Sa . 24:1) against someone or ” burning ” (Numbers 11:1) or is “burning ” ( Deut. 29:24; “his fierce anger” 1Sa 28.18). The language of Deu. 29:20 is strange,  “The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.” Deu. 32:22-23 “For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell…I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them..”

To deny that God gets angry with sin (Rom. 1:18) and that those who refuse to receive salvation is to fall into a form of universalism, where everyone will eventually be saved, because no one experience punishment. This is not logical, nor is it biblical. Moreover Rom. 1:18 explains that godlessness and wickedness “suppress the truth.” In other words, injustice opposes justice, and therefore the two can not live together but are mortal enemies. God was angry with the Jews because they tried to stop people from entering into salvation (1Thes. 2:16). God has His instruments for this punishment and to effect this destruction, which is the place of hell, and effects of hell. Revelation speaks of “the wrath of God … the cup of his wrath” ( Rev. 14:10; 16:19) , “the great winepress of the wrath of God” (Rev. 14:19; 19:15) , and “seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God” (Rev. 15:7; 16:1) again appears to be an instrument of God (cf. Rom. 9:22 ” vessels” are equipment or instruments) to punish those who enter the misfortune of God’s wrath (Rev. 14:9-10 is ” worship the beast and his image and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand.”)

Appeasing the Wrath of God

Even though it is within the right and authority of God to have and show his anger against si, the will of God also enters here in that once under the wrath of God, God is pleased that His children make intercession and plead with God to rescue them from this wrath. This example is very well seen in the case of Moises with the children of Israel in Exodus 32 (v10, 12, 19), and in Num 11:10. In this situation, God wants the children of God to seek to placate the wrath of God through their prayers. In doing this, these intercessors will bring about a relief from the wrath of God, and a blessing upon those rescued. In the process, worship of the moral character of God will be revealed. Exo 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

While part of the trick here is that to placate the wrath of God one has to never get God angry at him in the first place (Lev 10:6). Prevention in provoking God’s wrath is based on listening and obeying God very early, intensely, and pro-actively (Lev. 26:28; Num. 1:53-54; 18:3-5). Specifically, the concept of anathema enters in here. Anathema is something dedicated to God for destruction or for the use of God, but which man takes for himself when he has no right to do so. (Deu. 13:17). For example, Achan in Ai, took what was dedicated by God for destruction (“Why hast though troubled us” Josh 7:25) and the wrath of God ignited against Israel (Joshua 7:1, 26). Other specific sins are mentioned which cause God to get angry (complaining against God Num 11:1; covetousness Num 11:33-34).

2Chr 12:12 And when he humbled himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, that he would not destroy [him] altogether: and also in Judah things went well.

If God’s wrath is raised up, one needs to take drastic steps to placate God. “Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away.” Num 25:4. “they raised oer him a great heep of stones unto this day. So the Lord turned from the fierceness of his anger” Josh 7:26. 

The Wrath of the Devil. In Rev 12:12, it speaks of the great wrath of the Devil that he will show against the sons of God in the tribulation, because he knows that he will have little time after that. Equally Apo 12:17 speaks of this in the context of the wrath of the great Dragon against the woman.

Jesus Christ


Entry for Jesus Christ from Amtract Dictionary

Personal Comment – The terminology is very specific. Jesus Christ is a person that exists forever because he is fully God, and he took on humanity to complete the salvation of man’s souls. Jesus comes from the OT Joshua, or Jehovah is salvation. Christ comes from the concept of Messiah or the anointed to do a very special task before God. In Jesus’ case, to execute salvation for God and mankind.

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Entry on God from Amtract dictionary

Personal comment – After studying every occurrence of the word “god” in the Bible (at least most of them) I concluded that the base most concept of “god” is somebody that dictates the life situation and decisions of another. Psalm 82 speaks of God (the only true God) judging amongst the “gods”. The chapter is very difficult to understand, but it is best understood as “god” being a judge or politician or king that makes or affects the lives of others.

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Ancient of Days

an expression applied to Jehovah three times in the vision of ( Daniel 7:9 Daniel 7:13 Daniel 7:22 ) in the sense of eternal. In contrast with all earthly kings, his days are past reckoning.


A name referring to God as his all-existing throughout eternity (past and present), therefore being all wise also. This refers to his deity.

Holy Spirit, Names of

When we look at the Bible’s references to the Holy Spirit, it refers to him in many different ways. In this post, we will look at his names by categories.

“Seven Spirit of God” – Rev 1:4

The Essential Attributes or Nature of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit

Mat 4:1; John 3:6; 1Tim 4:1 – A spirit is a spiritual entity of a person, i.e. “his spirit”, that which gives life and action to that person. This in relation to God is God’s active hand in the world. In relation to persons, their individual spirit is what gives them “life” (see “spirit of life” below). “Spirit” (according to the Greek and Hebrew meanings of the word) can also refer to “wind” (an animator of things in nature), or “breathe” which is air which is exhaled from a person. This breathe is usually what a doctor looks for to see if there is still life in the body of the person. So as a consequence, a person’s breathe is an evidence of life still in him. It also comes out of his mouth and nose with certain aspects or characteristics of that person, so it is distinctively “his”.

In Gen 2:7, God formed man from the dust of the earth, and then “breathed in him” to animate his body with life. The inbreathing of God in man gives life to him. (See Psa 104:30, “you send your Spirit, they are created”.)

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

In John 20:22, Jesus “breathed on them” and said “Receive the Holy Spirit”. This divine breathe is somehow a medium by which divinity is placed within these human beings, not that they become divine or a god on their own, but that they have some part of God indwelling in them (see indwelling the believer below).

John 3:6-8 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

The need for a “spiritual” animating (instilling of the Spirit of God) is necessary for the person to be saved. This comes at the moment of salvation.

The Spirit of Life

Rom 8:2; Rev 11:11 – Again this is attributing the source of all life, and that source giving life or animation to others.

The Holy Spirit

Psa 51:11; Luke 11:13; Eph 1:13; 4:30 – This name emphasizes the Spirit essential moral character, he is holy, he makes holy. Holiness, in summary, is an “apartness” from all common in this world, and especially apart from all profane in this world. This is essentially the work of sanctification, in which God changes man to be like the moral character of God.

The Spirit of holiness

Ro 1:4 – Again this is a name which refers to both his essential character (The Holy Spirit is holy), and His work (the Holy Spirit makes holy).

The Spirit of glory

1Pe 4:14; Rom 8:16-17; cp Eph 3:16-19 – “Glory” means that there is credit, approval, or good (and high) recognition given to somebody. This is not just a commentary, but glory is based on something of high moral worth (something noble, good, outstanding, worthy, and worthy of public recognition) within somebody. This already existing “thing”, glory, is in a person, and when that is brought to public attention, then it is glory. Glory is an activity of revealing moral worth and exalting publicly.

The Spirit of Grace

Zech 12:10; Heb 10:29 – The work of salvation is applied individually into the hearts of men and women through the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the “administrator of Grace”. He does this work through working with man in instilling faith and trust in God, and specifically in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

The eternal Spirit

Heb 9:14 – Eternity is an element of aseity, and therefore this name of the Spirit refers to or applies the full essence of God to the Spirit.

The Free Spirit

Psa. 51:12 – A free Spirit is a spirit that is not bound or restricted.

Good Spirit

Neh 9:20; Psa 143:10 – In his essential essence, the Spirit is good. He does good and cause benefit and advantage to those who maintain his presence.

The Spirit of truth

Jn 16:13 Jn 14:17; Jn 15:26; 1Jn 4:6 – Truth is reality, because it is the opposite of what is false or unreal. Lies are the opposite of truth. But at the same time truth is morally correct or approved in God’s eyes, so it is in a sense “just” or “justice” or “righteousness.” Beyond being “real” or “true” truth is morally pure and right. Another opposite of truth is sin. We live truth. God’s Spirit is a Spirit of truth, in that what he represents and causes and effects in men is submission to God’s moral truth.

John 14:17 “The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”

The Holy Spirit’s being the Spirit of Truth means that he is in opposition to sinful man, and either sinful man will change to be morally acceptable to God, or he will be condemned and chastised in an eternal hell. Note in John 14:17, that the world has a problem even perceiving the presence of the Spirit of Truth. They cannot know him nor see him. He is invisible and unknown to them. Yet for the believer, the Spirit is perceived and known by them, and moreover, the Spirit of Truth is within, or dwelling within the person, and animating the person’s character, attitudes, and actions.

According to John 15:26, the Spirit of Truth will testify of Jesus to the believer. In other words, the character of the Holy Spirit is identical in every aspect with the character of Jesus Christ, and this character is a spiritual guide (Jn 16:13) or moral pattern for the believer, and if the believer submits to the Spirit of Truth, he will be lead into a way of living life that is identical with how Jesus showed us in his own life.

The Spirit of God

God’s Spirit – Acts 5:3-4
Spirit of God – Gen 1:2; 1Co 2:11; Job 33:4
The Spirit of the living God – 2Cor 3:3

Although this connects with the Spirit’s essential being, it focuses on His divine origin, character, and power. See 1Co 3:16 “God’s Spirit lives in you”, and Rom 8:9 “the Spirit of God lives in you”.

The Spirit of the Lord

2The 3:5; Isa 11:2 – This link is with the Lordship of God, the right and ability to command man.

The spirit of the Sovereign Lord – Isa 61:1

The Power of the Highest

Luke 1:35 – Power is the ability to accomplish things.

Spirit of might – Isa 11:2

Titles showing the nature of the Holy Spirit’s activity

The Counsellor / Comforter/Advocate

Isaiah 11:2; John 14:16, 26; 15:26; 16:7; 1John 2:1 – The Greek word here is an advocate, or a professional counselor brought alongside a person to help him in his life. The advocate or lawyer examines the case of the person, and then tells the person what the law is, and where he is abiding by the law (comfort) or where that person is in conflict with the law (rebuke). The counselor or advocate simply states the moral standards of the law, and the individual has either of the two states depending on whether he was in conflict with the law, or abiding in the moral standard of the law.

The Oil of Joy – Heb 1:9

The Spirit of wisdom and understanding

Isa 11:2; Dt 34:9 fn; Eph 1:17 – For the Holy Spirit to instruct us, He must first have knowledge (understand the facts of life) and wisdom (be able to manipulate and use those facts such that he causes benefit and advantage).

Spirit of the fear of the Lord

Isa 11:2 – This quality is the beginning of wisdom. Without fear of the power of God, and what offending that God will eventually cause you, you cannot learn nor be wise.


John 14:26; 1Cor 2:13 – A teacher is a person who works with an individual, first instilling facts, and secondly making the person wise, which is so that he can use knowledge to gain benefit and gain.

Revealer/Spirit of Truth

John 14:17; 15:26; 16:13; 1Cor 2:12-16; Eph 1:17 – The Holy Spirit is a revealer of truth or the Spirit of Truth. This aspect of his person reveals his messenger abilities to take the message of God and make it clear and understood to men. Truth is the reality of things, but it is also a moral standard. We accept and submit to truth (moral standard) or we do not. God says “Do not fornicate”, “Do not steal.” We either submit to that moral truth or we reject it. There can be no other options. Ignorance of it si the same as rejecting it, you do not abide by it. The Holy Spirit (both in revealing and convicting) works with us to make those moral truths known and understood to us so that we can make the decision. He uses our conscious which is acted upon by God’s Word, the Scriptures.

Witness – Related to revealing, the Spirit is a witness or testimony to Truth Rom 8:16; Heb 2:4; 10:15
Spirit of Prophecy – Rev 19:10


John 16:13 – This is another concept or view of the Holy Spirit. Every person has a relationship with God, and that person either obeys God’s will for his life, or works his own will. In order for a person to enter into the will of God for his life, he must first know that will, and this is not a general knowledge but a specific and person knowledge. Therefore the person must begin with a general knowledge of God’s will, and from there, understand the specific will of God for his life, where he will live, what vocation he is to do, who will be his soul mate, what church he will attend, etc. These things are never revealed as the general will of God, i.e. there is no real Bible verse to specifically help you. God will guide you through the Holy Spirit. The conditions here is that one has that saving relationship with God, and that there is a good foundation in the general will of God, and that the person builds a background of constantly seeking God’s will. This is essentially be very knowledge of God’s Word through personal study and participation in the ministry of God in a local church, and be sensitive to God’s direction (obey your conscience). Only then will that person be guided by the Holy Spirit.

Convicter of Sin

John 16:7-11

Spirit of Burning – Isa 4:4

Indweller of the Believer

Rom 8:9-11; Eph 2:21-22; 1Co 6:19; Causes the fruit of the Spirit in the beleiver Gal 5:22-23

Deposit/Seals/Makes Earnest the believer

2Co 1:22; 5:5; Eph 1:13-14

Spirit of Adoption

Rom 8:15 – While adoption was not technically practiced in Old Testament Israel (but see Psa 2:7), the concept is still there (2Sam 7:14). This adoption concept is one of making somebody your child/son, and the child making somebody his father. This relationship and all that comes with it IS NOT AN INHERENT RIGHT, because the adopted person is not born into the family. He is brought in after the fact of birth. Adoption (see Gal 4:4-7) by somebody means that the child being adopted is transplanted from his present family into a new family. There are new relationships established in this adoption with the parents as well as well the brothers and sisters of that family. The adopted child has new rights, privileges, and responsibilities. Also, adoption means that there is a special relationship of the person with the Father, and that special love and care coming from the Father are now given to the adopted child.  An adopted child also is now an heir to receive good things from his father (cp Exo 4:22). The centerpiece of all of this is that the newly adopted child is loved by God (see Isa 1:2; Hosea 11:1) and his family. The Holy Spirit has the duty of informing, guiding, and motivating the new believer in relationship to these situations. He is the one that causes his adoption, or situates the new believer in his new family’s environment. The “spirit of adoption” can also be considered as an attitude within a person whereby they think, live, and act as a son of somebody. Vine’s distinguishes adoption as not being put into a family by spiritual birth, but being put into the position of sons (emphasizing more the filial relationship, verses “spiritual rebirth” emphasizing the father-son relationship). See Davis Huckabee’s Systematic Theology on Adoption. Also see Church of God “The Spirit of Adoption”, specially the section on “God is reproducing himself” about a third of the way down.

The Spirit of sonship

Ro 8:15


Rom 8:26 The Holy Spirit is a mediator between God and man like Jesus Christ is, but he works through Christ, not independently of Christ. This intercession is to help man come to God (conviction, guidance, revelation, etc).

The Spirit of grace and supplication

Zec 12:10; Heb 10:29 – The Holy Spirit is the force, agent, or motivating power which applies the grace of God individually to men. This highlights his work as Intercessor (see previous entry), in that He stands between God and man to work for man in order to gain man’s benefit in finding and approving and applying the grace of God to each individual man.

The Spirit of judgment and fire

Isa 4:4; 28:6 – Judgment is when God enters into a situation to evaluate and declare something as “just” (approved in the sight of God) or “unjust” or guilty (disapproved). “Fire” is a difficult symbol to interpret in this case. It can be linked with judgment, being the punishment of unjust actions, but at the same time, it is the purifier of unjust nature, thus sanctification and holiness are associated with fire which changes us from sinful to holiness. Another aspect of this positive aspect is that metal is purified by much fire and heat.

The Holy Spirit in related to His Functions

The promised Holy Spirit

Ac 2:33; Eph 1:13 – The Holy Spirit was fully active in the Old Testament. But at the same time, the effect of the Holy Spirit is compared between the Old and New Testaments as being much greater and more extensive in the New Testament than the Old. In this, the Spirit is said “to have come” and “to have been promised” before his coming at the day of Pentecost.

The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead

Ro 8:11 – The most powerful thing in all of history was the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. The Holy Spirit is directly attributed with this act.

Author of Scripture

2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16 – The Holy Spirit is also the person who gives, directs, guides, reveals, the will and message of God to man. His work is in communicating this message, but also in making sure it is not corrupted or changed by the passing through men to get into a fixed state.

The Spirit in relation to the Son of God

Gal 4:6; Act 16:7; Rom 8:9; Php 1:19; 1Pe 1:11

In relation to being God, or related to others in Godhead

The Spirit of the Lord/Christ/God

This reference focuses on the possession of God, His Spirit. Spirit is what “animates” man and animal, so this concept of the “Spirit” which is of God would seem to indicate the animating or working influence of God in the world.

See Gen 1:2; 41:38; 1Sa 10:10; 1Sa 19:20,23; Ro 8:9; 1Co 6:11; 2Co 3:3; Eph 4:30; Php 3:3. Jdg 3:10; Jdg 6:34; Jdg 11:29; Jdg 13:25; Jdg 14:6,19; Jdg 15:14; 1Sa 10:6; 1Sa 16:13; 2Sa 23:2 ; Isa 11:2; Isa 61:1; 2Co 3:17 Mat3:16; 2Cor 3:17; 1Pe 1:11.

Spirit of Lord God – Isa 61:1
Spirit of the Lord – Isa 11:2; Acts 5:9
Spirit of God – Gen 1:2; 1Co 2:11; Job 33:4
Spirit of the Father – Mat 10:20
Spirit of Christ – Rom 8:9; 1Pe 1:11
Spirit of the Son – Gal 4:6

The Breath of the Almighty

Job 33:4 – Breath is what goes out of one’s mouth, but yet there is the characteristics of that person in his breath.

Personal References to the Holy Spirit

My Spirit

Ge 6:3; Isa 30:1; Isa 59:21; Joel 2:28-29; Hag 2:5; Zec 4:6;Zec 6:8; Mt 12:18

His Spirit

Isa 34:16; Isa 63:10-11; Zec 7:12; Ro 8:11; Eph 2:22

Your Spirit

Ne 9:20,30; Ps 51:11; Ps 139:7; Ps 143:10

The Spirit of your Father

Mt 10:20

The Spirit of Christ/His Son/Jesus Christ

Rom 8:9; Gal 4:6; Phi 1:19; Act 2:32-33; 16:6-7,

Symbols, the Holy Spirit

The Symbols of the Holy Spirit

The Finger of God.

Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

The Holy Spirit is the “finger of God” in the sense that a finger is used to indicate things, and teachers use a “pointer” to teach by focusing on the most important.

The Seal.

1Cor 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

A seal has basically two purposes. One is like branding to mark ownership, and the second purpose is to guarantee quality, or set a degree of authority (make sometihing official). A third use is to “seal something” making it private, personal, or not open to “public consumption”. This third idea alligns itself with the concept of making something holy.

The Earnst or Deposit.

1Cor 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.