The Bible speaks of visible "fruits of the spirit" that are characteristics of a Christian. These are the attitudes, behaviors and traits that someone who believes in Jesus Christ should show. Every Christian is continually maturing toward Christ likeness and the Word of God helps us to understand how how the Holy Spirit guides us!
Bible Verses and Scriptures About the Holy Spirit - Read what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit and discover popular scripture quotes about the Holy Spirit in the collection of Bible verses below. Learn more about the third person of the Holy Trinity and the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"And the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." - Luke 3:22
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." - Romans 15:13
Find biblical answers to common questions about the Holy Spirit, such as "what is the Holy Ghost?" "what does it mean to be baptized in the Holy Spirit?", and many more!
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Spiritual Gifts in Scripture: What does the Bible say about divine gifts of ability?
A spiritual gift is a God-given talent or ability, given to select Christians by the Holy Spirit that allows him or her to do service in their lives to benefit the church perform its mission on earth. From scriptural passages, Christians understand the spiritual gifts to be abilities or skills that are divinely provided in individuals. The purpose of the spiritual gifts is to build up, inspire, and support the church.
These gifts are mentioned multiple times through various books of the Bible. Discover Bible verses about Spiritual Gifts in this collection of scripture quotes.
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What does the Bible say about Spiritual Warfare?
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 discusses the warfare of spirit, saying "The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
The most important battle we will fight is not physical or mental. It is the spiritual warfare we undergo as devoted followers of God when the strength and conviction of our faith are continuously tested. In this battle, we face not only external forces but the thoughts and passions within ourselves that may stray from the path of righteousness. Thankfully we can look to the wisdom of scripture and the Armor of God to encourage us in this spiritual war.
Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won't be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we'll win, because in truth, you already have. While evil still roams, the power of Your name and Your blood rises up to defeat and bring us victory against every evil planned against us. While malicious actions may disturb us, we use the armor of God You have given us to stand firm. You will bring justice in due time for all the harm and needless violence aimed at Your children. Until then, we remain in Your presence, aligned with Your purposes, and we look to You as our Supreme Commander and Protector. Help us to avoid temptation, and deliver us from evil, Lord. You are the Mighty One, the One Who will ultimately bring all evil to light. With You, Jesus, we are safe. Amen.
Read additional Bible verses about Spiritual Warfare in this collection of scripture quotes! May you be strong in the soulful fight for good! (Read More Spiritual Warfare Prayers)
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3 Then the Lord said, "My spirit shall not abide in mortals forever, for they are flesh; their days shall be one hundred twenty years."
8 In the morning his spirit was troubled; so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.
38 Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find anyone else like this—one in whom is the spirit of God?"
27 But when they told him all the words of Joseph that he had said to them, and when he saw the wagons that Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of their father Jacob revived.
9 Moses told this to the Israelites; but they would not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and their cruel slavery.
3 and I have filled him with divine spirit, with ability, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft,
21 And they came, everyone whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and brought the Lord's offering to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the sacred vestments.
31 he has filled him with divine spirit, with skill, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft,
14 if a spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife who has defiled herself; or if a spirit of jealousy comes on him, and he is jealous of his wife, though she has not defiled herself;
30 or when a spirit of jealousy comes on a man and he is jealous of his wife; then he shall set the woman before the Lord, and the priest shall apply this entire law to her.
17 I will come down and talk with you there; and I will take some of the spirit that is on you and put it on them; and they shall bear the burden of the people along with you so that you will not bear it all by yourself.
25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.
26 Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp.
29 But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!"
24 But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me wholeheartedly, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
2 Balaam looked up and saw Israel camping tribe by tribe. Then the spirit of God came upon him,
18 So the Lord said to Moses, "Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;
30 But King Sihon of Heshbon was not willing to let us pass through, for the Lord your God had hardened his spirit and made his heart defiant in order to hand him over to you, as he has now done.
65 Among those nations you shall find no ease, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a languishing spirit.
9 Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, because Moses had laid his hands on him; and the Israelites obeyed him, doing as the Lord had commanded Moses.