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Contrasts in Scriptures
- Not Contradictions -

I am not solid on the difference between the words Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit.
I will use them as referring to the same, although in different purpose, etc.?

The Holy Spirit Before Paul
Luke 24:49
The Holy Spirit & the Body of Christ
I Corinthians 6:19
Old Testament
  • The Spirit of God came and did marvelous things for and from God Himself..
  • Judges 6:34 - But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abi-ezer was gathered after him. 
  • Judges 11:29 - Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.
  • Judges 15:14 - And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. 

  • II Samuel 23:2 - The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.
  • II Chronicles 24:20 - And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper?  because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you. 
  • Isaiah 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
  • Ezekiel 11:5 - And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.

The Spirit of God also departed when done or quenched, etc.
  • I Samuel 16:14 - But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.


Not yet given!

  • John 7:39 - (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Promise Given
  • Luke 24:49 - endued with power from on high
  • John 14:15-26 - The Comforter
  • Acts 1:8 - But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you...
Fulfilled for the Great Commission
  • Acts 2:4 - And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
  • Acts 5:11,12-16 - given to Apostles were many signs and wonders to be wrought among the people...
  • Mark 16:15-20 - ...confirming the word with signs following.
The work of the Holy Spirit was to descend upon the disciples, fill them and endue them with power, enabling them to perform miraculous acts.  This all took place in Jerusalem, involving Jews, in the program of Israel.

We live in the dispensation of the grace of God, according to the mystery which was revealed to and through the Apostle Paul. 

The Holy Spirit doesn't empower or control us; He indwells us!
  • I Corinthians 6:19,20 - What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
  • Romans 8:9 - But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
  • Romans 8:11 - But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
  • Ephesians 1:13,14 -  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
One Spirit!
  • Ephesians 4:4-6 - There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Our access unto the Father!
  • Ephesians 2:18 - For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Prays for us!
  • Romans 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Grieve not - Quench not!
  • Ephesians 4:30 - And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
  • I Thessalonians 5:19 - Quench not the Spirit.
We are to walk 'after' then 'in' the Spirit.
  • Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
  • Romans 8:4 - That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
  • Galatians 5:25 - If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

The "Circumcisor" and the KJB!
  • Colossians 2:11 - In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
  • Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
  • Ephesians 6:17b - ..and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Fruit of...
  • Galatians 5:22,23 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

The understanding before the KJB!
  • I Thessalonians 1:5-7 -For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
Today - The Scriptures - the KJB!
  • I Corinthians 13:10 - But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

Future - Tribulation
  • They will be judged according to their fleshly works, so they had better have the Spirit of God UPON their flesh!
    • Acts 2:16-21 - But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams...
    • Revelation 14:11b, 12 - ...they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.