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The Holy Spirit of God

Kairos and Us

 

In the beginning God created heaven and earth. 2 Now the earth was a formless void, there was darkness over the deep, with a divine wind sweeping over the waters. [1]

7307 רוּחַ [ ruwach / roo ·akh /] n f . From 7306 ; TWOT 2131a ; GK 8120 ; 378 occurrences; AV translates as “Spirit or spirit” 232 times, “wind” 92 times, “breath” 27 times, “side” six times, “mind” five times, “blast” four times, “vain” twice, “air” once, “anger” once, “cool” once, “courage” once, and translated miscellaneously six times. 1 wind, breath, mind, spirit. 1a breath. 1b wind. 1b1 of heaven. 1b2 quarter (of wind), side. 1b3 breath of air. 1b4 air, gas. 1b5 vain, empty thing. 1c spirit (as that which breathes quickly in animation or agitation). 1c1 spirit, animation, vivacity, vigour. 1c2 courage. 1c3 temper, anger. 1c4 impatience, patience. 1c5 spirit, disposition (as troubled, bitter, discontented). 1c6 disposition (of various kinds), unaccountable or uncontrollable impulse. 1c7 prophetic spirit. 1d spirit (of the living, breathing being in man and animals). 1d1 as gift, preserved by God, God’s spirit, departing at death, disembodied being. 1e spirit (as seat of emotion). 1e1 desire. 1e2 sorrow, trouble. 1f spirit. 1f1 as seat or organ of mental acts. 1f2 rarely of the will. 1f3 as seat especially of moral character. 1g spirit of God. 1g1 as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy. 1g2 as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning. 1g3 imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power. 1g4 as endowing men with various gifts. 1g5 as energy of life. 1g6 ancient angel and later Shekinah. [2]



 

 7 Yahweh God shaped man from the soil of the ground and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and man became a living being. [3]

5397 נְשָׁמָה [ nâshamah / nesh·aw· maw /] n f . From 5395 ; TWOT 1433a ; GK 5972 ; 24 occurrences; AV translates as “breath” 17 times, “blast” three times, “spirit” twice, “inspiration” once, and “souls” once. 1 breath, spirit. 1a breath (of God). 1b breath (of man). 1c every breathing thing. 1d spirit (of man). [4]

John 14:16 I shall ask the Father, and he will give you another Paraclete  *  to be with you for ever, 17 the Spirit of truth whom the world can never accept since it neither sees nor knows him; but you know him, because he is with you, he is in you. 18 I shall not leave you orphans; I shall come to you.[5]

John 14:25 I have said these things to you while still with you; 26 but the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you.[6]

Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ John 20:20 and, after saying this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy at seeing the Lord, 21 and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ 22 After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit.[7]

 

4151 πνεῦμα [ pneuma / pnyoo ·mah /] n n . From 4154 ; TDNT 6:332 ; TDNTA 876 ; GK 4460 ; 385 occurrences; AV translates as “Spirit” 111 times, “Holy Ghost” 89 times, “Spirit (of God)” 13 times, “Spirit (of the Lord)” five times, “(My) Spirit” three times, “Spirit (of truth)” three times, “Spirit (of Christ)” twice, “human (spirit)” 49 times, “(evil) spirit” 47 times, “spirit (general)” 26 times, “spirit” eight times, “(Jesus’ own) spirit” six times, “(Jesus’ own) ghost” twice, and translated miscellaneously 21 times. 1 a movement of air (a gentle blast. 1a of the wind, hence the wind itself. 1b breath of nostrils or mouth. 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, thinks, decides. 2b the soul. 3 a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting. 3a a life giving spirit. 3b a human soul that has left the body. 3c a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel. 3c1 used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men. 3c2 the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ. 4 of God. 4a God’s power and agency distinguishable in thought from his essence in itself considered. 4a1 manifest in the course of affairs. 4a2 by its influence upon the souls productive in the theocratic body (the church) of all the higher spiritual gifts and blessings. 4a3 the third person of the trinity, the God the Holy Spirit. 5 the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one. 5a the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc. [8]

 

 

 

 

1720 ἐμφυσάω [ emphusao / em·foo· sah ·o /] v . From 1722 and phusao (to puff) [cf 5453 ]; TDNT 2:536 ; TDNTA 232 ; GK 1874 ; AV translates as “breathe on” once. 1 to blow or breathe upon. Additional Information: This word used only once by the LXX translators in Gen 2:7 where God breathed on Adam and he became a living soul. Just as the original creation was completed by an act of God, so to the new creation was completed by an act from the Head of the new creation. (AWP Jo 20:22).  [9]

When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, Acts 2:2 when suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; 3 and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them. 4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves. [10]

4157 πνοή [ pnoe / pno· ay /] n f . From 4154 ; TDNT 6:453 ; TDNTA 876 ; GK 4466 ; Two occurrences; AV translates as “wind” once, and “breath” once. 1 breath, breath of life. 2 wind.[11]

WE PROCLAIM THAT IT IS THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WILL CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT WITHIN CENTRAL PRISON THROUGH KAIROS.  IT WILL BE GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT, THE WIND OF GOD, AND THE BREATH OF GOD THAT GOES BEFORE US, THAT GOES WITH US, THAT GOES IN US AS WE ENTER CENTRAL PRISON.

I ASK YOU TO CONSIDER PRAYERFULLY OVER THE NEXT FEW SAYS THAT GOD HAS BREATHED LIFE AND SPIRIT INTO EACH OF THE MEN WE WILL VISIT IN CENTRAL JUST AS GOD HAS BREATHED LIFE AND SPIRIT INTO EACH OF US.  CONSIDER TOO THAT GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT IS ALREADY IN CENTRAL PRISON.  THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD WILL NOT BE THERE BECAUSE OF US; THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE THERE IN SPITE OF US.

THE FORCES OF EVIL AND DARKNESS THAT SURELY EXIST BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF CENTRAL CANNOT PREVAIL OVER GOD’S SPIRIT.  THE HOLY WIND OF GOD WILL COVER THAT PRISON AND ALL WHO LIVE OR VISIT THERE.  THE BLOOD AND SACRIFICE OF THE RESURRECTED CHRIST HAS ALREADY WON THE VICTORY.  ALL WE ARE CALLED TO DO IS TO LISTEN, LISTEN, LOVE, LOVE AND WE TOO WILL BE PROTECTED AND CHANGED BY GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT.

AND NOW UNTO GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT BE ASCRIBED ALL MIGHT, MAJESTY, POWER, DOMINION, AN GLORY THIS DAY AND FOREVERMORE.   Amen.

Let’s stand and pray for the men who will be the Christ we will visit.  Jesus will be known by many names during this Kairos.  The names I will read are merely aliases for the name of Jesus.  We do not go into Central to take Jesus in with us.  We go into Central Prison to meet Jesus in the distressing disguise of these prisoners.  If we will treat them just as we would treat Jesus, if we will love them as we would love Jesus, if we will listed to them as we would listen to Jesus, we will have done as much for the Kingdom as we can do in the three days of Kairos.

And now let’s pray for these men, let’s pray for the victims of their crimes, and let’s pray for forgiveness for our own sins.

Read the names:

And now as our Savior Jesus Christ has taught us, we boldly pray:

Our Father….


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[1]The New Jerusalem Bible. 1995, c1985. Includes indexes. Doubleday: Garden City, N.Y.

n n : noun

f f : feminine

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[2]Strong, J. 1996. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) . Woodside Bible Fellowship.: Ontario

[3]The New Jerusalem Bible. 1995, c1985. Includes indexes. Doubleday: Garden City, N.Y.

n n : noun

f f : feminine

TWOT Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[4]Strong, J. 1996. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.) . Woodside Bible Fellowship.: Ontario

* The Gk word means ‘advocate’, ‘counsellor’, ‘protector’.

[5]The New Jerusalem Bible. 1995, c1985. Includes indexes. Doubleday: Garden City, N.Y.

[6]The New Jerusalem Bible. 1995, c1985. Includes indexes. Doubleday: Garden City, N.Y.

[7]The New Jerusalem Bible. 1995, c1985. Includes indexes. Doubleday: Garden City, N.Y.

n n : noun or neuter

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[8]Strong, J. 1996. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.). Woodside Bible Fellowship.: Ontario

v v : verb

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[9]Strong, J. 1996. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.). Woodside Bible Fellowship.: Ontario

[10]The New Jerusalem Bible. 1995, c1985. Includes indexes. Doubleday: Garden City, N.Y.

n n : noun or neuter

f f : feminine

TDNT Theological Dictionary of the New Testament

TDNTA Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged in One Volume

GK Goodrick-Kohlenberger

AV Authorized Version

[11]Strong, J. 1996. The exhaustive concordance of the Bible : Showing every word of the test of the common English version of the canonical books, and every occurence of each word in regular order. (electronic ed.). Woodside Bible Fellowship.: Ontario

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