The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament
The Holy Spirit of the Old Testament
PRESENT AT CREATION Ge 1:2 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.
CONTENDING WITH MEN Ge 6:3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
IN JOSEPH Ge 41:38 So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God ?”
FILLED BEZALEL Ex 31:1-5 Then the LORD said to Moses,“See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.
FILLED BEZALEL Ex 35:30-33 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the LORD has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts— to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic craftsmanship.
ON MOSES Nu 11:16-17 The LORD said to Moses: “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the Tent of Meeting, that they may stand there with you. I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of the Spirit that is on you and put the Spirit on them. They will help you carry the burden of the people so that you will not have to carry it alone.
ON MOSES AND THE SEVENTY ELDERS Nu 11:25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke with him, and he took of the Spirit that was on him and put the Spirit on the seventy elders. When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not do so again.
ON ELDAD AND MEDAD Nu 11:27-29 However, two men, whose names were Eldad and Medad, had remained in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but did not go out to the Tent. Yet the Spirit also rested on them, and they prophesied in the camp. A young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ aide since youth, spoke up and said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!” But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD'S people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit on them!”
CALEB HAD THE SPIRIT Nu 14:24 But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.
CAME UPON BALAAM Nu 24:1-2 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not resort to sorcery as at other times, but turned his face toward the desert. When Balaam looked out and saw Israel encamped tribe by tribe, the Spirit of God came upon him.
WAS IN JOSHUA BEFORE MOSES ANOINTED HIM Nu 27:18-23 So the LORD said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand on him. Have him stand before Eleazar the priest and the entire assembly and commission him in their presence. Give him some of your authority so the whole Israelite community will obey him. He is to stand before Eleazar the priest, who will obtain decisions for him by inquiring of the Urim before the LORD. At his command he and the entire community of the Israelites will go out, and at his command they will come in.” Moses did as the LORD commanded him. He took Joshua and had him stand before Eleazar the priest and the whole assembly. Then he laid his hands on him and commissioned him, as the LORD instructed through Moses.
JOSHUA WAS FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT Dt 34:9 Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses.
CAME UPON OTHNEIL Jdg 3:9-11 But when they cried out to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, who saved them. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him. So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.
CAME UPON GIDEON Jdg 6:34 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, summoning the Abiezrites to follow him.
CAME UPON JEPHTHAH Jdg 11:29 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah. He crossed Gilead and Manasseh, passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from there he advanced against the Ammonites.
STIRRED IN SAMSON Jdg 13:24-5 The woman gave birth to a boy and named him Samson. He grew and the LORD blessed him, and the Spirit of the LORD began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol.
CAME UPON SAMPSON IN POWER Jdg 14:6 The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.
CAME UPON SAMPSON IN POWER Jdg 14:19 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of their belongings and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he went up to his father’s house.
CAME UPON SAMPSON IN POWER Jdg 15:14 As he approached Lehi, the Philistines came toward him shouting. The Spirit of the LORD came upon him in power. The ropes on his arms became like charred flax, and the bindings dropped from his hands.
WILL COME UPON SAUL WITH POWER 1Sa 10:1-6 Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the LORD anointed you leader over his inheritance? When you leave me today, you will meet two men near Rachel’s tomb, at Zelzah on the border of Benjamin. They will say to you, ‘The donkeys you set out to look for have been found. And now your father has stopped thinking about them and is worried about you. He is asking, “What shall I do about my son?” ’ “Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young goats, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine. They will greet you and offer you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from them. “After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, tambourines, flutes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying. The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person.
CAME UPON SAUL IN POWER 1Sa 10:10-13 When they arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he joined in their prophesying. When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, “What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?” A man who lived there answered, “And who is their father?” So it became a saying: “Is Saul also among the prophets?” After Saul stopped prophesying, he went to the high place.
CAME UPON SAUL WITH POWER 1Sa 11:6 When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came upon him in power, and he burned with anger.
CAME UPON DAVID IN POWER 1Sa 16:13 So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came upon David in power. Samuel then went to Ramah.
HAD DEPARTED FROM SAUL 1Sa 16:14-18 Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him. Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the harp. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes upon you, and you will feel better.” So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.” One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the harp. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the LORD is with him.”
AN EVIL SPIRIT TORMENTED SAUL 1Sa 16:23 Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.
JONATHAN BECAME ONE IN SPIRIT WITH DAVID 1Sa 18:1 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.
AN EVIL SPIRIT FORM GOD CAME FORCEFULLY UPON SAUL 1Sa 18:5-10 Whatever Saul sent him to do, David did it so successfully that Saul gave him a high rank in the army. This pleased all the people, and Saul’s officers as well. When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with tambourines and lutes. As they danced, they sang: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” Saul was very angry; this refrain galled him. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom? ” And from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. The next day an evil spirit from God came forcefully upon Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the harp, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand
AN EVIL SPIRIT FROM THE LORD CAME UPON SAUL 1Sa 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,
THE SPIRIT OF GOD CAME UPON SAUL'S MEN AND THEY PROPHESIED 1Sa 19:18-21 When David had fled and made his escape, he went to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went to Naioth and stayed there. Word came to Saul: “David is in Naioth at Ramah”; so he sent men to capture him. But when they saw a group of prophets prophesying, with Samuel standing there as their leader, the Spirit of God came upon Saul’s men and they also prophesied. Saul was told about it, and he sent more men, and they prophesied too. Saul sent men a third time, and they also prophesied.
THE SPIRIT OF GOD EVEN CAME UPON SAUL 1Sa 19:22-24 Finally, he himself left for Ramah and went to the great cistern at Secu. And he asked, “Where are Samuel and David?” “Over in Naioth at Ramah,” they said. So Saul went to Naioth at Ramah. But the Spirit of God came even upon him, and he walked along prophesying until he came to Naioth. He stripped off his robes and also prophesied in Samuel’s presence. He lay that way all that day and night. This is why people say, “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SPOKE THROUGH DAVID 2Sa 23:2 “The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.
CARRIED (OR LEAD) ELIJAH 1Ki 18:12 I don’t know where the Spirit of the LORD may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the LORD since my youth.
ELISHA WANTED A DOUBLE PORTION OF THE SPIRIT 2Ki 2:9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied. “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise not.”
THE SPIRIT OF ELIJAH IS RESTING ON ELISHA 2Ki 2:15-16 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. “Look,” they said, “we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.” “No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”
SPIRIT WITH YOU 2Ki 5:25-26 Then he went in and stood before his master Elisha. “Where have you been, Gehazi?” Elisha asked. “Your servant didn’t go anywhere,” Gehazi answered. But Elisha said to him, “Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money, or to accept clothes, olive groves, vineyards, flocks, herds, or menservants and maidservants?
CAME UPON AMASAI 1Ch 12:18 Then the Spirit came upon Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said: “We are yours, O David! We are with you, O son of Jesse! Success, success to you, and success to those who help you,for your God will help you.” So David received them and made them leaders of his raiding bands.
THE SPIRIT PUT PLANS IN DAVID'S MIND 1Ch 28:12 He gave him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the courts of the temple of the LORD and all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the temple of God and for the treasuries for the dedicated things.
CAME UPON AZARIAH 2Ch 15:1 The Spirit of God came upon Azariah son of Oded.
CAME UPON JAHAZIEL 2Ch 20:14 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly.
CAME UPON ZACHARIAH 2Ch 24:20 Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, “This is what God says: ‘Why do you disobey the LORD'S commands? You will not prosper. Because you have forsaken the LORD, he has forsaken you.’ ”
THE SPIRIT INSTRUCTS Ne 9:20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. You did not withhold your manna from their mouths, and you gave them water for their thirst.
THE SPIRIT ADMONISHES GOD'S PEOPLE THROUGH HIS PROPHETS Ne 9:30 For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you admonished them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you handed them over to the neighboring peoples.
THE SPIRIT IN A MAN GIVES HIM UNDERSTANDING Job 32:8 But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.
THE SPIRIT COMPELS Job 32:18 For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;
THE SPIRIT MAKES MAN AND GIVES HIM LIFE Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
IF THE SPIRIT WAS WITHDRAWN Job 34:14 If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, all mankind would perish together and man would return to the dust.
"DON'T TAKE YOUR SPIRIT FROM ME" Ps 51:10-12 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
THE SPIRIT CREATES AND RENEWS Ps 104:30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth.
THEY REBELLED AGAINST THE SPIRIT Ps 106:33 for they rebelled against the Spirit of God, and rash words came from Moses’ lips.
THE SPIRIT IS OMNIPRESENT Ps 139:7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
THE SPIRIT CAN LEAD Ps 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
THE SPIRIT SEARCHES OUR SPIRIT Pr 20:27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being.
THE SPIRIT JUDGES AND CLEANSES Isa 4:4 The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.
THE SPIRIT RESTS UPON AND BRINGS WISDOM, UNDERSTANDING, COUNSEL, POWER, KNOWLEDGE & REVERENCE Isa 11:2-3 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—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— and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
NOT BY MY SPIRIT Isa 30:1 “Woe to the obstinate children,”declares the LORD, “to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin;
THE SPIRIT IS POURED UPON US Isa 32:15 till the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the desert becomes a fertile field,and the fertile field seems like a forest.
HIS SPIRIT WILL GATHER THEM TOGETHER Isa 34:16 Look in the scroll of the LORD and read: None of these will be missing,not one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order,and his Spirit will gather them together.
I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT ON HIM Isa 42:1 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations.
I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON YOUR OFFSPRING Isa 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
WITH HIS SPIRIT Isa 48:16-20 “Come near me and listen to this: “From the first announcement I have not spoken in secret;at the time it happens, I am there.” And now the Sovereign LORD has sent me, with his Spirit. This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river,your righteousness like the waves of the sea. Your descendants would have been like the sand,your children like its numberless grains;their name would never be cut off nor destroyed from before me.” Leave Babylon, flee from the Babylonians! Announce this with shouts of joy and proclaim it. Send it out to the ends of the earth;say, “The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.”
MY SPIRIT, WHO IS ON YOU, WILL NOT DEPART FROM YOU Isa 59:21 “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,” says the LORD.
THE SPIRIT OF THE SOVEREIGN LORD IS ON ME Isa 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD'S favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,the oil of gladness instead of mourning,and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
THEY REBELLED AND GRIEVED HIS HOLY SPIRIT Isa 63:10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.
THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS AMONG THEM, GAVE THEM RESTIsa 63:11-14 Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people—where is he who brought them through the sea,with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them, who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses’ right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown, who led them through the depths?Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble; like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
LEAD BY THE SPIRIT Eze 1:12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went.
LEAD BY THE SPIRIT Eze 1:20-21 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
THE SPIRIT CAME INTO EZEKIEL Eze 2:1-4 He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you.” As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me. He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their fathers have been in revolt against me to this very day. The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says.’
THE SPIRIT LIFTED EZEKIEL UP Eze 3:12 Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a loud rumbling sound—May the glory of the LORD be praised in his dwelling place!—
THE SPIRIT LIFTED EZEKIEL UP AND TOOK HIM AWAY Eze 3:14 The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the LORD upon me.
THE SPIRIT CAME INTO EZEKIEL Eze 3:24-7 Then the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet. He spoke to me and said: “Go, shut yourself inside your house. And you, son of man, they will tie with ropes; you will be bound so that you cannot go out among the people. I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, though they are a rebellious house. But when I speak to you, I will open your mouth and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says.’ Whoever will listen let him listen, and whoever will refuse let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.
THE SPIRIT LIFTED EZEKIEL UP BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVEN Eze 8:3 He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance to the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.
THE SPIRIT LIFTED UP EZEKIEL AND BROUGHT HIM TO THE GATE OF THE LORD'S HOUSE Eze 11:1 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the gate of the house of the LORD that faces east. There at the entrance to the gate were twenty-five men, and I saw among them Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, leaders of the people.
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD CAME UPON EZEKIEL Eze 11:5-6 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon me, and he told me to say: “This is what the LORD says: That is what you are saying, O house of Israel, but I know what is going through your mind. You have killed many people in this city and filled its streets with the dead.
GOD WILL PUT A NEW SPIRIT IN THEM Eze 11:19 I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
THE SPIRIT LIFTED EZEKIEL UP AND BROUGHT HIM TO THE EXILES IN BABYLONIA IN A VISION Eze 11:24 The Spirit lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babylonia in the vision given by the Spirit of God.
PROPHETS WHO FOLLOWED THERE OWN SPIRIT INSTEAD OF GOD'S Eze 13:3 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
GET A NEW HEART AND A NEW SPIRIT Eze 18:31-32 Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!
I WILL GIVE YOU A NEW SPIRIT Eze 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT IN YOU Eze 36:27 I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
THE SPIRIT TOOK EZEKIEL TO PLACES Eze 37:1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.
I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT IN YOU Eze 37:14 I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.’ ”
I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL Eze 39:27-29 When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will show myself holy through them in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.”
THE SPIRIT TOOK EZEKIEL TO THE INNER COURT Eze 43:5 Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.
THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GODS WAS IN DANIEL Da 4:8-9 Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.) I said, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no mystery is too difficult for you. Here is my dream; interpret it for me.
THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GODS WAS IN DANIEL Da 4:18 “This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now, Belteshazzar, tell me what it means, for none of the wise men in my kingdom can interpret it for me. But you can, because the spirit of the holy gods is in you.”
THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GODS WAS IN DANIEL Da 5:11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. King Nebuchadnezzar your father—your father the king, I say—appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners.
THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLY GODS WAS IN DANIEL Da 5:14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom.
I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT ON ALL PEOPLE Joel 2:28“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.Your sons and daughters will prophesy,your old men will dream dreams,your young men will see visions.
I WILL POUR OUT MY SPIRIT IN THOSE DAYS Joel 2:29-32 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth,blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved;for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance,as the LORD has said, among the survivors whom the LORD calls.
IS THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD ANGRY Mic 2:7 Should it be said, O house of Jacob: “Is the Spirit of the LORD angry? Does he do such things?”
MICAH WAS FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT Mic 3:8 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, to Israel his sin.
THE LORD STIRS THE SPIRITS OF HIS PEOPLE Hag 1:12-15 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the whole remnant of the people obeyed the voice of the LORD their God and the message of the prophet Haggai, because the LORD their God had sent him. And the people feared the LORD. Then Haggai, the LORD'S messenger, gave this message of the LORD to the people: “I am with you,” declares the LORD. So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of the whole remnant of the people. They came and began to work on the house of the LORD Almighty, their God, on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius.
MY SPIRIT REMAINS AMONG YOU Hag 2:4-7 But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. ‘Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’ “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.
BY MY SPIRIT Zec 4:6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.
THOSE GOING TO THE NORTH COUNTRY HAVE GIVEN MY SPIRIT REST Zec 6:8 Then he called to me, “Look, those going toward the north country have given my Spirit rest in the land of the north.”
THE LORD SENDS HIS SPIRIT WHICH SPEAKS THROUGH THE PROPHETS Zec 7:12 They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the LORD Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the LORD Almighty was very angry.
I WILL POUR OUT A SPIRIT OF GRACE AND SUPPLICATION ON THE HOUSE OF DAVID AND THE INHABITANTS OF JERUSALEM Zec 12:10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.
WHAT DOES THE NEW TESTAMENT SAY ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OLD TESTAMENT TIMES?
A MAN IS A JEW IF HE IS ONE INWARDLY; AND CIRCUMCISION IS CIRCUMCISION OF THE HEART BY THE SPIRIT
Ro 2:17-29 Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and brag about your relationship to God; if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who brag about the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? As it is written: “God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” Circumcision has value if you observe the law, but if you break the law, you have become as though you had not been circumcised. If those who are not circumcised keep the law’s requirements, will they not be regarded as though they were circumcised? The one who is not circumcised physically and yet obeys the law will condemn you who, even though you have the written code and circumcision, are a lawbreaker. A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a man’s praise is not from men, but from God.
see Circumcision by the Spirit