The Ruach in Man

Today's Lesson Read 1 Chronicles 5:26, 2 Chronicles 21:16, 2 Chronicles 36:22, and Exodus 35:21 In my previous post, I explained that the word ruach in the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament, or TaNaKh) means breath, wind, and spirit. Before we continue to explore the doctrine of the Holy Spirit in my future posts, I would like … Continue reading The Ruach in Man

The Spirit of God Manifests Himself As Wind

Today's Lesson Read Acts 2:2 The Hebrew word that is often translated in the Old Testament portion of the Bible (the TaNaKh) as spirit is the word ruach, and it can mean breath, wind, and spirit. In Job 19:17, ruach refers to the breath expelled from the mouth when a human being speaks. In Psalm 33:6, it is used in the same way to anthropomorphize … Continue reading The Spirit of God Manifests Himself As Wind

God and The Spirit of God

Lesson on Genesis 1:2 Early in the Bible, we are introduced to the Spirit of God (Genesis 1:2). We are told that God created the heavens and the earth, and then we are told that the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Clearly, God and the Spirit of God are … Continue reading God and The Spirit of God

God Is A Spirit

Read John 4:24 God is by nature a spirit, not an organism made of matter. In both Classical Hebrew and Koiné, the word spirit refers to wind or breath. This, however, does not mean that God is air, but that He is transcendent: His being consists of something that is beyond what is physical, beyond … Continue reading God Is A Spirit