What are the types and illustrations of the Holy Spirit?


Clarify Share Report Asked February 13 2020 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that the following metaphors or symbols are used in Scripture with respect to the Holy Spirit and His roles:

1. An earnest, deposit, or "down payment" on the future completed redemption and salvation of believers (2 Corinthians 5:5; Ephesians 1:14)

2. A seal, attesting to the authenticity and the surety of the salvation of believers (Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4:30; 2 Corinthians 1:22)

3. An anointing or unction (Luke 4:18; Acts 4:27; Acts 10:38; 1 John 2:27)

4. Oil (with respect to the Holy Spirit's role in enlightening (as with lamps), consecrating, being continually and fully present (1 Kings 17:12), spiritually healing (Luke 10:34), and making joyful (Psalm 45:7; Romans 14:17))

5. Living water (John 4:13-14)

6. Dove (as a symbol of purity and holiness) (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:10; Luke 3:22; John 1:32)

7. Wind (John 3:8; Acts 2:2)

8. Fire (Acts 2:3)

9. The innkeeper in Luke 10:35, who cares for the traveller who had fallen among thieves, after he was saved by the good Samaritan

10. The servant in Luke 14:23, who brings people to the banquet

11. The man bearing a pitcher in Luke 22:10-13, who represents the Holy Spirit's role in leading believers to the destination that God intends for them.

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