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The Holy Spirit is the third person of God. We probably know the least about this important character in the Trinity but we learn the most about God the Father and His Son through the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is our link to God the Father and God the Son here on earth. And as God, the more we learn about the Holy Spirit the more we learn about God. What I love about names in the Old Testament is that they assigned names to their people that had rich meanings. I think its a great to go back and see what the meanings are behind the names to get a better understanding of that person. This is also true for God.
You can learn more about God the Father through this article 15 Names of God to Use In Prayer
Or check out these books that will help you have a deeper understanding of God as the Holy Spirit.
Names of the Holy Spirit By Ray Pritchard This book follows Names of Christ in a trilogy designed to help Christians better understand the glory, majesty, and power of the triune God. A devotional study of the Holy Spirit which looks at His ministry throughout Scripture as revealed in the names the Bible gives Him. Knowledge of Him will help you understand His power, His intercession, His indwelling, His gifts, His anointing, and Fruit produced in believers.
Here’s a Dr. David Jeremiah book. I personally haven’t read this one but I have read other books by him that I felt were sound biblically. Let’s take a look at it and see what we think.
God in You: Releasing the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life – eBook By Dr. David Jeremiah
He is real. He is powerful. He is God. And if you belong to Jesus Christ, He – God’s Spirit – is in you. According to Dr. David Jeremiah this powerful resident within will transform your life beyond what you could ever imagine. Dr. Jeremiah not only lays the Biblical foundation for understanding the Spirit’s multiple ministries, he also shows how this “forgotten member of the Trinity” can transform a marriage, a parent, a church, a relationship at work, and attitudes toward life itself. God In Your Life will show you how to enjoy Him in all His wonderful power and abundance.
32 Names of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is referenced many times in Scripture with many different names which usually are used to reference a role or characteristic of the Holy Spirit.
1. Breath Of The Almighty
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is the life-giving breath of God!
2.Counselor & Comforter
John 14:16,26; 15:26 and Romans 8:26
Meaning- The Holy Spirit is our comforter, our counselor and He gives us strength!
3. Spirit of Counsel
Meaning- The Holy Spirit will counsel us and teach us as we grow in Christ!
4. Eternal Spirit
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is the eternal God!
5. Free Spirit
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is a generous and willing spirit!
Meaning- The Holy Spirit is God as the Third Person of the Trinity!
7. Good Spirit
Nehemiah 9:20; Psalm 143:10
Meaning- God’s Spirit will teach us and lead us in goodness!
8. Holy Spirit
Psalm 51:11, Luke 11:13, Ephesians 1:13, 4:30
Meaning-God is the Spirit and He is Holy! He is the Spirit of Holiness.
2 Corinthians 3:16-17
Meaning- As the Third Person in the Trinity, the Holy Spirit is recognized and worshiped as the Lord!
10. Power of the Highest
Meaning- The Spirit of God’s Power, He is the greatest power!
11. Spirit of Might
Meaning- He is the Spirit of strength.
12. Spirit of Adoption
Meaning- By this Spirit we are made heirs of God
13. Spirit of Burning
Meaning- He is the fire of purification!
14. Spirit of Judgment
Isaiah 4:4, 28:6
Meaning-The Spirit brings conviction and judgment.
15. Spirit of Christ (Jesus Christ)
Romans 8:9, 1 Peter 1:11
Meaning- The Holy Spirit is the Spirit shared between Jesus and God
16. Spirit of Glory
1 Peter 4:14
Meaning-The Holy Spirit always gives Glory to God!
17. Spirit of God
Genesis 1:2, 1 Corinthians 2:11, Job 33:4
Meaning- The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Triune God!
18. Spirit of Yahweh, (Spirit of the Lord Yahweh)
Isaiah 11:2, Isaiah 61:1
Meaning- The Spirit has the sacred name for God-Yahweh!
19. Spirit of Grace
Zechariah 12:10, Hebrews 10:29
Meaning- He is a Spirit of Grace!
20. Spirit of Knowledge
Meaning-The Holy Spirit has clarity of Mind.
21. Spirit of Truth
John 14:17, 15:26
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is about truth not falsehood!
22. Spirit of Life
Meaning-The Holy Spirit gives life!
23. Spirit of Understanding
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is understanding!
24. Spirit of Wisdom
Isaiah 11:2, Ephesians 1:17
Meaning- The Holy Spirit is wise!
25. Spirit of the Living God
2 Corinthians 3:3
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the One True God who is the God of Life!
26. Spirit of Prophecy
Meaning- The Holy Spirit inspires true prophecy!
27. Spirit of the Father
Meaning- The Holy Spirit is shared between the Father and the Son.
28. Spirit of the Fear of the Lord
Meaning- The Spirit of the Spirit of reverence toward our God.
29. Spirit of the Lord (God)
Meaning-The Holy Spirit is the presence of the Lord.
30. Spirit of the Son
Meaning-The Holy Spirit shared between the Son and the Father.
Matthew 4:1, John 3:6, 1 Timothy 4;1
Meaning- Sometimes simply referenced as the “Spirit”.
32. Spirit of Revelation
Meaning-God reveals His truth through the Holy Spirit!
The Above information is based off of the Rose Book of Bible Charts, Volume 2. Pages 111-112.
Rose Book of Bible Charts, Volume 2
Perfect for Sunday school, homeschool, pastors, and teachers, these 32 full-color resources are also great for personal Bible study! Includes “Bible Translations Comparison Chart,” “Heroes of the Old Testament,” “Women of the Bible,” “Life of Paul,” “Christ in the Old Testament,” “Christ in the Passover,” “Names of Jesus,” “Beatitudes,” “Lord’s Prayer,” “Worldviews Comparison,” and more! Spiralbound hardcover. 192 pages.
I hope that you have enjoyed diving deeper into the names of the Holy Spirit.
All the best!
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