|The Holy Spirit Is The Mind Of God
The Bible implies that the holy spirit is the mind of God.
2Timothy 1.6 Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of
God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of
a sound mind.
It is nowhere even implied that the holy spirit is a real person. That
concept must be put into one’s mind. As Bullinger says, "It is not
therefore correct to speak of the Holy Spirit as a Person apart from
His being God Himself."
Php 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
What does the preceding verse mean if it is not referring to the holy
spirit? The Messiah is to be in us by the holy spirit. The holy spirit is
to be in us. The mind that was in The Christ is to be in us. This is all
referring to the holy spirit. Otherwise, we have several spirits in us; I
find no information in the Bible that will back up the idea that several
spirits reside in the believer.
The holy spirit is a very part of God Himself! God is able to project
His mind (holy spirit) throughout the universe. When the holy spirit
acts in a remote area, it seems that it is all along, but in reality, it is
still connected to God. It is God who is directing the action. There is
nothing the holy spirit can do separate from God, Himself. That is the
reason it is called the Spirit of God! God's <person> resides in a
particular place. However, His mind permeates the universe. God's
mind never leaves Him completely.
Ex 31:2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of
the tribe of Judah:
3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding,
and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all
manner of workmanship.
It is clear from the above Scriptures that the <spirit of God> is the
mind of God. For, <wisdom><understanding> and <knowledge>, are
all attributes of the mind. A part of God's mind was placed in Bezaleel
to do the things that God wanted done for the tabernacle. Bezaleel
could not have done everything God wanted done with just his human
mind. He needed the mind of God to help his deficiencies. Just as we
need the mind of God (the spirit of God) to help us in our deficiencies.
When we pray, our mind connects with God's mind and we are able to
talk to God and God talks back to us by His mind that is within us.
Sometimes the answer comes to our mind while we are on our knees.
God's mind (the holy spirit) has just answered us. To put it another
way, God has just answered us by the power of His mind, the holy
spirit. And another way, The Holy Spirit (God) has answered us.
These are different perspectives of the same thing. They are not
referring to different persons, but different perspectives of the same
person. There are no three persons in one! There is the Father who is
holy and spirit and there is the Son who is holy and spirit. The Father
is God and the Son is God because He is the Son of God. And the Son
has the holy spirit without measure because the Father gives of His
own spirit to the Son.
Ro 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
I Corinthians 2.9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither
have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for
them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all
things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is
in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of
God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
|Just What Is The Holy Spirit?
The holy spirit is more than just power, although that is a part. The
holy spirit is more than a Biblical personification of God, although
that is true. We should take the Scriptures as literally as we can.
However, we should not ignore the tools of the language of which
personifications, and synonyms as well as many other figures of
speech are a part. I have found no place that will establish the holy
spirit as a person, or a being that cannot be answered as a synonym or
personification for God Himself.
The holy spirit is compared to various <things>. The following
compares the holy spirit to water:
John 4.10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest <the gift of God>,
and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of
him, and he would have given thee <living water>.
Joh 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly
shall flow rivers of living water.
The spirit is likened to wind:
Joh 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof,
but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is
born of the Spirit.
Some say that the holy spirit can act autonomously (not controlled by
others or by outside forces, independently). The following is one of
Matthew 4.1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.
In today’s vernacular this would be:
Matthew 4.1 "Jesus was inspired to go into the wilderness where he was
tempted by the devil."
The word <spirit> is not necessarily a reference to the holy spirit in
Matthew 4.1. One of the definitions of spirit #4151 is as follows:
2) the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated
2a) the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels,
The same can be said for Luke 2.27. "He was inspired to go to the
But even if these are references to the <holy spirit> they are just
indicating that God directed The Messiah to go into the wilderness or
to go up to the temple, etc.
|The Holy Spirit As a Comforter
Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your
remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
In the above verse, the <holy spirit> is being personified. One can
insert the word <God> instead of <Spirit> or <Holy Spirit> when the
synonym tool is being used. However, when the term <holy spirit> is
not used as a synonym, but still referenced as a person, the
personification tool is being used. If the words holy spirit, are being
used, as a personification for God, the intelligence behind the holy
spirit would be God's intelligence.
The holy spirit is the very mind of God. Nothing more, and nothing
less. Notice the following:
Mt 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have
faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but
also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into
the sea; it shall be done.
The mind is the power by which this is done. That is the reason that
the holy spirit is many times personified. The holy spirit is really a
part of God Himself (His mind) which can be projected into the entire
universe to do His bidding.
The holy spirit is the spirit of truth, because God is truth. His mind
will project his nature and truth. God guides with His mind (the holy
spirit). God speaks with His mind (the holy spirit). There is individual
intelligence, the very intelligence of God Himself! All attributes that
are given to the holy spirit are really the attributes of God. The holy
spirit is the mind of God. And God works with His mind!
God created the heavens and the earth. But the spirit of God moved
upon the face of the waters. God creates by the power of His mind
(the holy spirit), just like the mountain that can be moved into the sea
by faith. The reason the adjective <holy> is given is to help
distinguish the spirit of God from an evil spirit. When the context has
established that God is being spoken of, or when the work is well
known to be God’s work, the word holy is sometimes dropped.
Ps 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the
face of the earth.
Ge 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
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.
The holy spirit leads us. It is God who leads us with His mind (the
holy spirit). The reason for the personification of the holy spirit is
because the work is now being done by the mind of God, which is the
closest part of God to us in the present. In the future when we are
near God, in person, notice how it is described.
Re 7:17 For the <Lamb> which is in the midst of the throne shall <feed>
them, and shall <lead> them unto living fountains of waters: and <God>
<shall wipe away all tears> from their eyes.
The Lamb (The Christ) feeds them and leads them to living fountains
of waters. God wipes away the tears from their eyes. Here we no
longer see the holy spirit being used as the instrument doing the work
of God, although God will still use His mind to do the work. However,
because we will be near God, He Himself is spoken of as doing the
work. Because God is not now near us in person, but is near us by His
spirit, the work is spoken of as being done by God’s mind, His spirit.
|Some Examples Where The Holy Spirit Is Used As a Synonym For God
|Below is a good example of the words <holy spirit> as a synonym to
represent The Messiah. The reason the word spirit is used instead of
The Christ is because the holy spirit is the mind of God (in reference
to the Father and/or the Son) that does the work. Remember the
mountain that was moved by the mind (faith).
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.
27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Here the word <spirit> is a synonym for The Messiah who is God and
our intercessor. Keeping this in mind, we could put it this way, "And
he who searches the hearts knows the mind (will) of God...." Here is
a beautiful example of the synonym language tool being used. This is
the only thing that makes sense with all the other information given
to us about the holy spirit. This is the missing link that has been
covered by the scholars. They know of this but say nothing because
it will destroy their false idea of a trinity.
In Romans 15.19 Paul preached the gospel by the powerful mind of God that
was within him.
Romans 15:19 (KJV) Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the
Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have
fully preached the gospel of Christ.
It is through the mind of God that we have the attributes of love, joy,
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, etc.
1Co 2:16 "For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct
him? But we have the mind of Christ."
Obviously we have the mind of The Christ because we have the holy
spirit residing in us. The holy spirit is the mind of God and of The
Christ because God gives Him His spirit without measure.
Ephesians 1:17 (KJV) That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge
The "spirit of wisdom" is speaking of a gift from God made possible
by the indwelling of the holy spirit. God reveals the wisdom. He
does this by the power of Him mind, the <spirit of God> or the <holy
spirit>. Bullinger says, "The figure is Hendiadys, and means,
"wisdom, yea, -- Divinely revealed wisdom."
There is <no> autonomy with the holy spirit apart from the will of
God Himself. And if God wills the action, He is involved and directs
the action to take place. The holy spirit or God’s mind does the
work. Paul tells us in Ephesians that the mind of The Christ that is
within us, a part of the mind of God, is the holy spirit.
Ephesians 3:16 (KJV) That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That which is near and in us is what we quench. We deny The Christ
when we quench the holy spirit, because we are saying in effect that
we don't want His mind in us. We quench the holy spirit by our daily
Mt 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before
my Father which is in heaven.
Here is another synonym usage. "He that hath an ear, let him hear
what the Spirit (God) says to the churches;...” Remember, God is a
spirit and God is holy: Notice that the word (God) can be inserted
because <Spirit> is a synonym for God in this verse.