By J. Dan Gill
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the face of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. — Genesis 1:2
The mightiest power in the universe comes upon an earth that is empty and without form. That power is the “spirit of God.” It hovers over the surface of the waters and brings the energy of creation to bear on the globe. Yet, look at another scene:
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward (1 Sam. 16:13, NRSV).
Amazing! The same power that gave form to our planet now comes upon a lad in Judea. It is so mighty that it effected creation — yet, so gentle that it can affect an individual human life.
The Spirit of the Father
He who sits on the throne of the universe is present to work with his creation — he causes life to teem forth on the earth, and gives Israel’s future king extraordinary knowledge, understanding and wisdom. [Read More]
EDITOR’S CHOICE – ARTICLE
Trying to nail down a biblical definition for the word “spirit” is like trying to give a cat a shower — It can be done, but only with great difficulty and one is never sure when he has thoroughly completed the task.
It is my intention to put forth a scriptural definition of the holy spirit in an unbiased manner. I realize that avoiding one’s own doctrinal blind spots is extraordinarily difficult so I welcome criticism. [Read More]