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Holy Spirit

The Spirit of God in the Old Testament His work in general The Spirit of God, or the Spirit of the Lord, is repeatedly mentioned in all parts of the OT. The term was never used to clearly imply that the Spirit is a Person distinct from the Father and the Son. This Trinitarian meaning, which Christians commonly assume in using the term Spirit or [[Holy Spirit]], presupposes and rests upon the events of the Incarnation and Pentecost. In the OT, the Spirit is holy (cf. Ps 51:11), not because He is “the Holy Spirit” in distinction to the Father and the Son, but because the Spirit pertains to God and comes from God who is holy. The Spirit of God is the divine nature viewed as vital energy. This vital energy that comes from God is related both to the world, which is His creation, and esp. to man, the crown of creation. As for the world of nature, in the beginning (Gen 1) the Spirit of God brooded like a bird on the nest over the formless primeval chaos. As a result, from chaos there eme