Holy Spirit

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If you have ever heard the phrase “the Holy Spirit” and you want to know what it means, where do you start? Well, you have to start on page one of the Bible. Where the uncreated world is depicted as this dark chaotic place. But then, above the chaos God’s Spirit is there, hovering, ready to bring about life and order and beauty. Okay, but what is God’s Spirit? Yeah, so the Spirit is the way the Biblical authors talk about God’s personal presence. The Hebrew word is Ruakh. Ruu-a-achh? Yeah, you’ve gotta clear your throat at the end. So, what is it? Ruakh can refer to a number of different things, but what they all have in common is energy. Energy? How so? So, there’s an invisible energy, that makes the clouds move or the tree branches sway. Right, wind. So in Hebrew, that’s Ruakh. Okay! Now, take a big breath, uwwshh! So you feel that, inside you. Yeah, the air? Well, specifically the energy, right, the vitality in your body that you get from breathing, deeply, that too is, Ruakh. And this is the same word used in the Bible, to describe God’s personal presence. Just like wind and breath are invisible, God’s spirit, is invisible. Wind is powerful, and so God’s spirit is powerful. And just as breath keeps us alive so God’s spirit sustains all of life. Yeah! Ruakh. Now, as we continue on in the story of the Bible We see God’s ruakh giving special empowerment to people for specific tasks. The first person in the Bible that happens to is Joseph God’s spirit enables him to understand and interpret dreams. And then it happens to this guy named “Betsaleel” and he’s an artist! God’s spirit empowers him with wisdom and skills. He’s given creative genius to make beautiful things in the tabernacle. And we also see God’s ruakh empower a group of people called “the prophets”. They’re able to see what’s happening in history from God’s point of view. That’s exactly right! And here’s the problem as the prophet saw it. While God’s ruakh had created a really good world humans have given in to evil. They’ve unleashed chaos into it through their injustice. A new type of disorder. Yes. And the prophet said the spirit would come, just like in Genesis 1, but now, to transform the human heart, to empower people to truly love God and others. How will this new active God spirit happen? Well, centuries past and we’re introduced to Jesus. And at the beginning of his mission, there’s a beautiful scene where Jesus is being baptized in the waters of the Jordan river. Yeah, the sky opens up and God’s spirit comes and rests on him like a bird. The story sang that God’s spirit is empowering Jesus to begin the new creation. And we see this happening when he heals people or forgives their sins. He’s creating life where there once was death. Now, Israel’s religious leaders oppose Jesus and they eventually have him killed. But even here, God’s spirit is at work. The earliest disciples of Jesus who saw him alive from the dead said it was God’s energizing spirit that raised Jesus. This is the beginning of new creation. Yes, and it is still going. When Jesus appeared to his closest followers, he breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit.” And soon after that, the Spirit powerfully comes on all of his disciples. So that they can become a part of this new creation and share the good news and learn how to live by the energy and influence of God’s spirit. And so today, the spirit is still hovering in dark places. Yes, pointing people to Jesus, transforming and empowering them so they can love God and others. And the Christian hope is that the Spirit is going to finish the job. The story of the Bible ends with a vision of a new humanity living in a new world that’s permeated with God’s love and life-giving spirit.

 

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  1. The Bible Project

    February 12, 2018 8:20 pm

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  2. Teodor The Entertainer

    July 8, 2019 1:27 pm

    How many days will it take of praying and reading the bible to recover physically and spiritually? Because i feel like Satan has punched and kicked me 100 times during the night and i feel week during the day. The doctor said i am completely healthy – physically and mentally.

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  3. Arturo Herrera

    July 8, 2019 1:40 pm

    I AGREE THAT EVEN SPEAKS IN TONGUE CAN COUNTERFEIT BY THE DEVIL, BUT WHAT I WILL SHARE YOU NOW ACCORDING TO WHAT IS WRITTEN CANNOT BE COUNTERFEITED BY ANY ONE SAYING THAT THEY ARE THE TRUE MINISTER OF GOD NOR THE DEVIL:

    CHRIST GAVE US AN EXAMPLE :

    John 13:15 King James Version (KJV)

    15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

    WHERE DID JESUS CHRIST PREACH THE GOSPEL ?

    Proverbs 1:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
    [a]Wisdom shouts in the street, She raises her voice in the markets;
    WHO IS THIS WISDOM SHOUTED IN THE STREETS AND RAISES VOICE IN THE MARKET ?

    1 Corinthians 1:24 King James Version (KJV)

    24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

    CHRIST HIMSELF IS THE WISDOM OF GOD SHOUTS IN THE STREETS AND IN THE MARKET BY PREACHING THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

    THESE ARE THE SAMPLE THAT HE WANTS US TO DO ON HOW AND WHERE TO PREACH THE GOSPEL.

    BUT YOU CANNOT DO or MAKE IT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE PUBLIC ( Streets and Market Places ) WITHOUT THE TRUE SPIRIT OF GOD :

    Acts 4:31

    And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
    assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

    THE REAL FILLED BY THE TRUE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE THOSE WHO SPAKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS

    Acts 8:4

    Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

    THEY WERE SCATTERED EVERY WHERE IN THE STREETS AND EVEN IN THE MARKET PLACES PREACHING THE WORD OF GOD LIKE WHAT JESUS CHRIST DID AS HE GAVE US AN EXAMPLE :

    Luke 13:25-26 King James Version (KJV)

    25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

    26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.

    MANY PREACHERS NOW CLAIM THAT THEY WERE FILLED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD BUT THEY CANNOT PREACH THE GOSPEL OR THE WORD OF GOD IN THE PUBLIC PLACES.

    NOTE :

    THE REAL FILLED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD SPAKE THE WORD OF GOD WITH BOLDNESS SPIRIT.

    NO ONE CAN STOP THEM LIKE PETER, PAUL, PHILIP, EVEN AT PRESENT TIME OR EVEN TO STOP THEM WITH THREATS :

    Acts 4:29

    And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy
    servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.

    BECAUSE THE SPIRIT WORKS IN THEM IS THE SAME SPIRIT WORKS TODAY, THEY HAVE ONE SPIRIT EVEN BY PREACHING THE GOSPEL:

    Philippians 1:27

    Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

    NOW WHO ARE THOSE WHO HAVE THE TRUE AND REAL SPIRIT OF GOD ?

    Acts 4:29

    And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy
    servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.

    Acts 8:4

    Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

    Acts 8:4

    Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

    WHERE ARE THEY NOW ? SCATTERED EVERYWHERE …

    THE LORD TEACH US HOW TO KNOW FALSE PROPHET AND NOT :

    Matthew 7:20

    Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

    John 15 King James Version (KJV)

    15 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

    2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

    3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

    4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

    5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

    6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

    1 Corinto 9: 2 

    Kung sa iba'y hindi ako apostol, sa inyo man lamang ako'y gayon; sapagka't ang tatak ng aking pagkaapostol ay kayo sa Panginoon.

    APOSTLE'S DOCTRINE 

    BY: ART RON HERRERA ( PMCC 4TH WATCH )

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  4. Professor McGonagall Minerva

    July 9, 2019 11:41 am

    Me: welp in going to sleep now
    My Phone: The Holy Spirit new video!
    Me: well my cousin stay’s up till 4 in the morning who need to sleep any ways
    Me:it’s only like 1Am in the morning😸

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  5. Milos Milivojevic

    July 12, 2019 6:27 am

    Jesus comes soon, everything that is in the Bible is true, make sure that no one deceives you because many will come in the name of Jesus and many mislead uncleanness. True Jesus will appear globally so that the whole world sees it, every human eye, not locally, so as to deliver God's will and to spread this good news to all Amen. @

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  6. Lucha Tijuanera

    July 12, 2019 8:45 pm

    I did not like it.
    It is ambiguous of WHO the Holy Spirit is, it portrays him as a thing.

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  7. Iso Joe

    July 13, 2019 4:37 pm

    I think the holy sport was taken from God and it’s a part of him but it’s what we call female just like how God made eve from Adam and maybe that’s why females are more sensitive to the Holy Spirit than males

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  8. Erwin Aquinde

    July 15, 2019 4:46 pm

    5 The Father stood before His children and explained unto them that He had chosen a leader from among them to watch over His work in this part of His kingdom.

    6 And the Father called forth Jehovah from among the other spirits and presented him before them as the one that He had chosen.

    7 And it came to pass that another valiant spirit was called forth and presented unto the spirits by the Father.

    8 And the Father brought forth one of the spirits and presented him to the other spirits that resided there. And I beheld that this spirit was Michael, who would become the mortal father of all the children of men.

    15 There before the throne of the Eternal Father, even Elohim, stood Jehovah, even Jesus the Christ, and Michael, the father of all the children of men, even the man Adam. And every knee bowed and every soul sang praises to this Holy Trinity.

    16 There appeared a sea of many souls, even more numerous than the sands upon the sea shore, each singing praises of glory towards the throne of God, and all kneeling in honor of their Father and their God.

    11 And it came to pass that Michael went down and passed through the days of his probation and died; yea, even so, he returned once again to the world of spirits from whence he came.

    12 And Michael ruled at the right hand of Jehovah and reigned in his stead when the time came for Jehovah to pass through the days of his probation.

    16 And for the small space of time in between the death of his mortal body and his resurrection, Jesus entered once again into the spirit world and bestowed upon Michael all the powers and authority that he had received from the Father, so that Michael could rule and reign in the spirit world.

    17 And now, this is the mystery that hath not been revealed except unto those who have been faithful and received the knowledge of God by way of the spirit of God. For behold, Michael is the other member of the Godhead, yea even the Holy Ghost.

    20 But Michael would not take upon himself a resurrected body, but was called and chosen to rule and reign in the spirit world as the Holy Ghost until the work of the Father, concerning His children that belong to this part of His kingdom, is finished.

    52 And in this way, Michael, who is the Holy Ghost, is known as the archangel who is in constant battle for the souls of men with Lucifer, who is also known as the devil.

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  9. G. Rodriguez

    July 16, 2019 3:09 am

    1. How can 'God"s Spirit's be above something that doesn't exist? – it can't (There is just….🤫 Nothing) ~~at least in this Universe. Then BANG!!!!…. & There was a Diety (maybe more)… The Diety got bored, and decided to create….and the Universe came into being…. But continue (There cannot be a day without a set Earth and Sun ~~ Technically impossible they were created in 2 days; as the day could not have existed, prior to them.

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  10. Joshua Munn

    July 17, 2019 5:22 pm

    I pray for the Holy Spirit to do all that it was designed to do, i pray all my prayers, subjects and stipulations have ruakh inside and out of them, i pray all that i have not prayed against have ruakh inside them as well as out. Specifically God's ruakh most of all. I pray against all evil, chaos and disorder. I pray all new acts of God's Spirit all be loosed inside and out of all my prayers, subjects and stipulations. I pray for and loose God's new creations as well all of them in like manner as well. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit I pray amen.

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  11. Ron Erickson

    July 22, 2019 12:37 pm

    As a prophet of the spirit I am please to let all saints know this to all of the good souls the entire spirit of our world is free and clean of all spiritual nuisances which means that the Holy Spirit War is over and the Angels have control of the Spirit for all saints. All Praise to the Lord of Heaven and Hell.

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  12. Max World YT

    July 26, 2019 8:49 am

    So in my opinion(scientifically, not against God though) the Holy Spirit are cosmic rays and to go against the Holy Spirit means to go against the nature created by cosmic particles(Holy Spirit) like deforestation and etc…

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  13. Naomi

    July 29, 2019 4:43 pm

    Love your vids. I was listening to your podcasts. I've only just come across them in the last month and I find them interesting, easy to listen to, and easily explained with just the right amount of detail, without it going on and on..and on. God has given you both a gift!! Thank you for sharing it. God Bless..
    Are either of you Aspie by chance?

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  14. Phantom Ninjazz.

    July 30, 2019 12:34 pm

    When i asked for the Holy Spirit I felt a little more angry what’s happening to me…

    I literally have no hope to become Christian.

    Nvm the hope is coming back…

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  15. Denis Pepic

    August 1, 2019 3:05 pm

    Im not christian and can someone explain the Holy spirit to me,is it god?is it jesus or is jesus the holy spirit?

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  16. Christ In Us

    August 6, 2019 3:09 am

    Are you saying the Holy Spirit is ENERGY? If so, are you sure, and where do you get that from the bible? Seems to me like energy is part of creation, not the creator.

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  17. Wilco Lensink

    August 11, 2019 3:28 pm

    Such a wonderful video! Thank you guys for taking the time to make this and share it with others. I learned a lot.

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  18. Saltand Light

    August 11, 2019 5:27 pm

    This left me wanting😔. The Holy Spirit is a lover and is possessive over us. The most important to note that’s missing is that we are speaking of a HE not an it or some energy or power. I love some of your others works. God bless your efforts.

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  19. Cullen Hart

    August 12, 2019 11:54 am

    Nice work on this one boys.
    I used it as a link to a news station and warned them about the dangers of lack of belief in Jesus Christ and just whose toes they are stepping on advertising wishy washy luke warmth.

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  20. Little Dee

    August 13, 2019 3:37 am

    So is that why even when I start to do bad, I'm always being pulled to do good and God is always on my mind?

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  21. Mansi Handa

    August 25, 2019 8:59 am

    Is not Ruach Ha Kodesh the Holy Spirit and not Ruach (wind, breath, mind and spirit)? Is not the Ruach Ha Kodesh a person and not an energy?

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  22. I'm Vincent Morales

    August 27, 2019 6:04 pm

    If u are a Boss and u hired someone "KNOWINGLY" that someone was going to RUIN your Creative Business, wouldnt that make it your fault. It would have nothing to do with "freewill", but it would be considered" Reckless, Careless and Dangerous on the part of the Boss's decision. And that my friend would be sad and very BAD! Things that make u go hmm!

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  23. tanguy duprez

    August 27, 2019 8:13 pm

    Holy Spirit is not an Energy but is Someone, the third person of Trinity, He is the common spirit of Jesus and his Father. He is a divine person. God (Trinity) is a love 's communion compound by three inseparable divine persons. (Sorry for my bad english, I am french).

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  24. Jacques Minor

    August 30, 2019 5:02 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how some people want to be so smart, knowing Hebrew and Greek; when all that's necessary is obedience to the English. Many are going to stand before God on judgement day and say Lord I this and I that, and he's going to say yes put your work was of iniquity depart from me I never knew you. LIFE IS SHORT! AND A LOT SHORTER FOR SOMETHING OTHERS!! ETERNITY IS A LONG TIME TO BE WRONG!!! YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT!!!!

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  25. Izio

    August 31, 2019 8:51 pm

    I don't like how they describe the Holy Spirit as an energy rather than a person of the Godhead. How is this not blaspheming the Holy Spirit?

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  26. Denis Sutherland

    September 2, 2019 11:29 pm

    John 14 : 25 – 31 " I have spoken these things to you while I am still with you, The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I have said."

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  27. Moiz Rafay

    September 7, 2019 12:59 pm

    I'm a Muslim by birth and this is seriously pulling me to a pan-spirituality. One could say the holy spirit is calling on me too

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  28. Shane Israel

    September 11, 2019 8:47 pm

    absolutely beautiful, thank you for taking the time to do this video, really appreciate and have helped me understand more of God love and spirit

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  29. Amit Dbritto

    September 12, 2019 8:16 am

    1 Corinthians 6:19 – Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?

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  30. Jortiz

    September 13, 2019 8:48 am

    I honestly think that 99.99% of people don’t understand what is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not something that comes to you, it’s a… it’s like a road, a trail, something you follow. Instructions to follow. It’s a way of life and a way of living throughout it. It’s something that has always been there. It ain’t coming to you, you have to find it and follow, you have to fulfill it while you’re alive in order to become a saint in the eyes of God, therefore you’re welcome in the kingdom of God. To get to the Holy Spirit you have to 1, stop sinning 2, stop thinking in sinful ways and 3 stop putting garbage into your body. Also, stop living away from God. This means you have to get away from anything that it’s fake. Just look how the Son of God lived. He ate everything that he either got from the earth or got from the sea. He didn’t have a house and finally he prayed and fasted all the time. Once you do this things you will get there. Forget about churches, they are there to confuse you and lie to you.

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  31. Gerald Johnson

    September 13, 2019 6:39 pm

    The Lord GOD ALMIGHTY, Breathed in man that was formed out of the dust of the earth and
    Man became a Living Soul, as the Holy Spirit( Ruach Hakodesh)ls ln those
    Whom accepted the Lord Jesus Christ lnto their Heart,!!***
    And Repent, Have Faith and Endure to
    The End,!!!***

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  32. goddessmichelle 1

    September 14, 2019 5:39 pm

    Thank you for that illumination…smiles!!! I love you. ..keep upmthe good works…rewards await the faithful….giggle

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  33. chitanda eru

    September 17, 2019 11:06 am

    Iam craving for Holy spirit for His touch for years but IAM not able to feel His touch. May be problem is inside me

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  34. zoe & joshua kids' channel

    September 19, 2019 3:01 am

    So in the beginning its was chaotic… does it mean there were things already?
    What I read is there was water only.

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  35. Yahshua My Salvation

    September 23, 2019 4:56 am

    Ruach ha'Kodesh, the right Spirit to call. Be careful on calling a Spirit, for there are counterfeit spirits in the world

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  36. Med school Powerpoints

    September 29, 2019 1:52 am

    Omg you guys this is amazing thanks sooooo much for your videos and explanations!!! This is truly a great resource to have to sit back and listen to lessons unfolding before you at your fingertips. Thanks so much guys!!!! 🙏💕

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