Thoughts Pertaining to “Spirits”

January 7th 2008 – Monday 

Thoughts on Verses Pertaining to “Spirits”

The following verses say various things about spirits. In the verses various spirit are described. Here are some things to ponder about both.

Genesis  1:2= The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Ø     This is a description of the Holy Spirit which was in existence before the creation of the world.  

Hebrews 1:7, 14= 7And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits – And His ministers a flame of fire.” 14Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

Ø     We can see that angels are spirits of sorts which come and give aid to those who know or will know Christ as Savior and inherit salvation.  

1 Corinthians  2:11= For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

Ø     Man’s immaterial nature does not allow him to have knowledge and understanding of the things of God; unless and until said man has the Spirit of God dwelling in him. 

1 Samuel  16:14–23= 14But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him. 15And Saul’s servants said to him, “Surely, a distressing spirit from God is troubling you. 16“Let our master now command your servants, who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp; and it shall be that he will play it with his hand when the distressing spirit from God is upon you, and you shall be well.” 17So Saul said to his servants, “Provide me now a man who can play well, and bring him to me.” 18Then one of the servants answered and said, “Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a handsome person; and the Lord is with him.”19Therefore Saul sent messengers to Jesse, and said, “Send me your son David, who is with the sheep.” 20And Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and a young goat, and sent them by his son David to Saul. 21So David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly, and he became his armorbearer. 22Then Saul sent to Jesse, saying, “Please let David stand before me, for he has found favor in my sight.” 23And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him.

Ø     This particular spirit was, by its definition in the Hebrew, a spirit of anger and violence which was placed upon Saul by God; something we might find hard to comprehend or accept from a loving God.  

1 Corinthians 5:3,5= 3For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 5deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Ø     Man’s body is an immaterial nature and a temporal existence [therefore, should be the least of our concerns]; only the spirit will live on for all time [therefore, should be our top priority in life].  

Isaiah 29:10= For the Lord has poured out on you – The spirit of deep sleep, – And has closed your eyes, namely, the prophets; – And He has covered your heads, namely, the seers.

Ø     God through His Spirit is the controlling influence of what His Messengers see, hear, and speak.  

Romans 2:29= but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

Ø     The presence of God’s Sprit, the Holy Spirit, within us is an inward reality of our personal relationship with Him.  

Hebrews 12:23 and 1 Peter 3:19= Hebrews 12:23 = 23to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, 1 Peter 3:19= 19by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison,


Ø     This is a reference to God’s presence in a disembodied state; which would be the Holy Ghost.



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