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What DO we believe? Lesson 4 (page 1)
Holy Ghost and Fire!!

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

So the Holy Ghost is the breath of Jesus Christ! Let us examine this more and see how this can be possible.

Jesus said: Luke 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

The word endued means to be made alive with. We are made alive with power from on high when we receive the Holy Ghost. This power grants us authority over, sickness, sin, demons, through the Name of Jesus and allows us power to live a life that is free from sin.

Matthew 3:11   I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the HolyGhost, and with fire:
John 20:19   Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

John 20:20   And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

John 20:21   Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

John 20:22   And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

John 20:24   But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

John 20:25   The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

John 20:26   And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

John 20:27   Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

John 20:28   And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Thomas and the other disciples knew who Jesus was. He was the spirit of the Almighty God manifested in the flesh. The body was the son of God after the flesh; however, the Spirit that was within that body was God.

Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

Hosea 13:4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no God but me: for there is no Saviour beside me.

I Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 4:24   God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The word Spirit in Hebrew is ruach, as used in the Old Testament means wind, breath or spirit.

The same word Spirit is sometime written in the New Testament in Greek as pneuma which means wind, breath or spirit.


Wind of God

There are 87 times that the Spirit is described as wind and 37 of these describe the wind as an Agent of God, mostly baneful, (destructive or deadly), and ever strong and intense. The wind clearly reflects the Power of God.


God deployed this Spirit, Breath or Wind to part the Red Sea for his people.

Exodus 14:21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.


God deployed His Spirit as a Wind to calm the troubled waters.

Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


God deployed His Spirit as a Wind to dry up the earth after the flood.

Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;

Hosea 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.