The Holy Spirit Is Yahweh

There are some who teach the blasphemy, that the Holy Spirit is a created being, as did the heretic Origen (AD 185-253), who said,

“the Holy Spirit is more honourable than all others and ranks above all other things made by the Father through Jesus Christ” (Dr R Franks, The Doctrine of the Trinity, p. 94)

Present day cults like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others who claim to be Bible-believing “christians”, also believe in this hell-damning heresy.

The Holy Bible, which is the ONLY Inspired, Infallible, and Perfect Word of Almighty God, to the human race, is very clear on Its Teachings on the Holy Spirit, the He, like the Father and Jesus Christ, is also Yahweh, uncreated, eternal and self-existing.

The Name of God,
יהוה, is best defined in the Hebrew lexicon by F Brown, S R Driver and C A Briggs, we read of "Yahweh, the proper name of the God of Israel...the one bringing into being, life-giver, giver of existence, creator, he who brings to pass...he who causes...the one who is: i.e. the absolute and unchangeable one, the existing, ever-living" (pages 217-218)

2 Samuel 23:2,

“The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue”.

Here we have the Hebrew “
דִּבֶּר־בִּי”, “Speaks by me”, which is in the masculine, singular. Also, “וּמִלָּתוֹ”, “His word”, is masculine singular, both referring to “רוּח”, “the Spirit”. The subject here is “רוּח”, Who spoke the very Words through David, as though the Spirit Himself was the Speaker. The words in verse 3, also are of the Holy Spirit, “The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: ‘He who rules over men must be just, Ruling in the fear of God”. In this passage, we have the “Personality” and Deity of the Holy Spirit, where He is called Yahweh and Elohim.

Isaiah 63:11-14,

“But they rebelled, and grieved His Holy Spirit: therefore He was turned to be their enemy, and Himself fought against them. Then He remembered the days of old, Moses and His people, saying , Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of his flock? where is He that put His Holy Spirit in the midst of them? that caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses? that divided the waters before them, to make Himself an everlasting Name? that led them through the depths, as a horse in the wilderness, so that they stumbled not? As the cattle that go down into the valley, the Spirit of Yahweh caused them to rest; so didst thou lead thy people, to make Thyself a Glorious Name.”

The words “caused them to rest”, in the Hebrew is, “
תְּנִיחֶנּוּ”, which is the feminine, singular, and refers to, “רוּחַ” (the Spirit), literally, “she gave them rest”, which is a grammatical agreement of gender, and nothing to do with the Holy Spirit being a “female”.

Here we have God the Holy Spirit as the One Who led the Children of Israel out of Egypt, and in the wilderness for the 40 years.

The Children of Israel “rebelled and grieved” the Holy Spirit. Then the Holy Spirit is the One Who leads them, and parts the Red Sea for them to cross. It is the Holy Spirit Who also led them to enter their rest in the Promised Land. All of which was done by God the Father, and God the Son. How can anyone teach that the Holy Spirit is “impersonal”? The passage in Isaiah 63 shows beyond any doubt, that the Holy Spirit is Almighty God.

Job 33:4

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

In the Hebrew we have “
עָשָׂ֑תְנִי”, which is literally, “she has made me”. Not because the Holy Spirit is “female”, but, for grammatical agreement of gender, with, “רוּח” (Spirit), which is also feminine. It makes it clear, that here reference is not to “God”, but rather to “the Spirit”, Who is the Creator.

“made”, from the Hebrew verb, “
עֲשׂוֹת”, which is used in Genesis 1

“in the beginning God created (
בָּרָא) the heavens and the earth…God made (עֲשׂוֹת) the expanse” (Genesis 1:1, 7)

Note in this verse from Job, that “
רוּח” (Spirit) is distinct from “נשׁמה” (breath), which is seen in Genesis 2:7, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath (נשׁמה) of life; and man became a living soul”. Job 33:4, is a clear reference to Genesis 2:7, which shows that the Holy Spirit Himself is “the LORD God”.

“The Divine Spirit is that which formed me, and the breath of the Almighty that which teaches me.” (Lancelot Brenton, The Septuagint in Greek and English)

In Isaiah 51:13, we read, “And forget Yahweh your Maker, that has stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth”. Here “Maker”, in the Hebrew is, “
עֹשֶׂ֗ךָ”, which is masculine singular. However, in 54:5, we read, “For your Maker is your husband; Yahweh of hosts is His Name”. Here, “Maker” is the Hebrew, “עֹשַׂיִךְ”, which is masculine, plural, “Makers”! And, in Ecclesiastes 12:1, where it reads, “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth”, here also the Hebrew, “אֶת־בּוֹרְאֶיךָ”, is masculine, plural, literally, “your Creators”. Whereas, in Isaiah 40:28, and 43:15, we have, “בּרא”, which is singular. Clearly, the use of the plural means more than One Person. It is not used in the sense of “majesties”, as if the singular does not speak of the “Majesty” of the Great God of the Bible!

2 Corinthians 3:17-18

“ὁ δὲ κύριος τὸ πνεῦμα ἐστιν οὗ δὲ
τὸ πνεῦμα κυρίου ἐλευθερία… καθαπερ απο κυριου πνευματος”, “However the Spirit is the Lord; and where the Spirit of the Lord, there liberty…even as from the Lord Spirit”

The use of the Greek article, “
τὸ πνεῦμα”, is here used by retrospective reference, to refer “πνεῦμα”, back to what is said in verses 3-8. “ὁ δὲ κύριος τὸ πνεῦμα ἐστιν”, is to be understood of the Holy Spirit, and not Jesus Christ, and be translated as “The Spirit is the Lord”.

Interesting how verse 18 is translated in the New Testaments of the heretics.

“as by
the Lord, the Spirit” (George Noyes, New Testament, The American Unitarian Society)

“as from
the Lord, the Spirit” (B Wilson, Emphatic Diaglott, JW’s Publication)

“exactly as done by
Jehovah [the] Spirit” (Kingdom Interlinear NT, JW’s Publication)

“exactly as it is done by
Jehovah the Spirit” (New World Translation, 2013, JW’s Publication)

Here the Holy Spirit is called “The Lord”, which is the same as Yahweh.

Acts 5:3, 4, 9

“But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God…But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord?…”

The Apostle Peter says to Anania, that he lied to “The Holy Spirit (το πνευμα το αγιον)”. And then says, in doing so, he actually lied “to the God (τω θεω). And then tells his wife, Sapphira, that they had “tested the Spirit of the Lord”, by their actions.

Here we have the Deity of the Holy Spirit, where He is called “God”, and “the Spirit of the Lord”. Notice the definite article in the Greek, “τω”, with “the God”, where it cannot be translated as “god”.

Clear Biblical Teaching that the Holy Spirit is Almighty God, Yahweh!