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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 3120 Holy Spirit, descriptions of
3120 Holy Spirit, descriptions of

3120 Holy Spirit, descriptions of

Though himself invisible, the Holy Spirit may appear in symbolic form and his activities may be described metaphorically.

The dove

Mt 3:16 pp Mk 1:10 pp Lk 3:22 See also Jn 1:32

The wind or breath

Ac 2:2 This phenomenon accompanied the filling with the Spirit. See also Eze 37:9-14 The same Hebrew word is here translated “breath”, “wind” and “spirit”; Jn 3:8; Jn 20:22

The fire

Ac 2:3-4 See also Isa 4:4; Mt 3:11-12 pp Lk 3:16-17; 1Th 5:19

The oil of anointing

Isa 61:1; Ac 10:38


Jn 7:37-39 See also Isa 44:3; Jn 4:14; 1Co 12:13

A seal

Eph 1:13 See also Eph 4:30

A deposit

2Co 1:21-22; Eph 1:14

A guide or shepherd

Isa 63:14 See also Isa 34:16

A voice

Heb 3:7-11 See also Eze 2:2; Mt 10:19-20 pp Mk 13:11; Jn 16:13

God’s gift

Ac 2:38 See also Ac 1:4; Ac 8:20; Ac 10:45; Ac 11:17

The power of God

Lk 1:35 See also Lk 5:17; Lk 6:19; Lk 24:49

See also

1105God, power of
3110Holy Spirit, titles of
3239Holy Spirit, anointing
3269Holy Spirit in Christ
3287Holy Spirit, sealing of

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