The Holy Spirit Gives Life

    The Holy Spirit fills us with life. He is the source of life, both spiritual and physical. Know that the Greek and Hebrew words for Spirit can be used to mean wind, breath, or life. To have breath is to have life. To have the breath of God is to have the life of God within you.

"It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I [Jesus] have spoken to you are spirit and life." (Jn 6:63)

Jesus answered, "Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, 'You must be born from above.' The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you don't know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." (Jn 3:5-8)

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." (Mt 1:18-21)

But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" And the angel said to her in reply, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." (Lk 1:34-35)


This section describes on aspect of the nature of the Holy Spirit.

This page was last changed on 2011/08/28