Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Transferable Holy Spirit

I am finding myself increasingly interested in this from Numbers chapter 11
verses 16-17:

God said to Moses, 'Gather together seventy men from among the leaders of
Israel, men whom you know to be respected and responsible. Take them to
the Tent of Meeting. I'll meet you there. I'll come down and speak
with you. I'll take some of the Spirit that is on you and place it on
them; they'll then be able to take some fo the load of this people--you won't
have to carry the whole thing alone.

I was looking up what the word 'Spirit' meant in this particular verse. The Hebrew word is 'xwr' and is translated 'Ruwach'. One of the definitions is this:

Spirit of God, the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal,
coeternal with the Father and the Son

Strongs then goes on to give the following definitions under this 'Spirit':

1. as inspiring ecstatic state of prophecy
2. as impelling prophet to utter instruction or warning
3. imparting warlike energy and executive and administrative power
4. as endowing men with various gifts
5. as energy of life
6. as manifest in the Shekinah glory
7. never referred to as a depersonalised force

Now I am not sure how it is that God allows Moses to choose a group of people that he wants this Spirit put upon...but I like the idea. I am working on my list now. God grant it.

Posted by Cory Harrison

1 comment:

toni Mcfeely vancouver 614 said...

hello Rob and Heather et al. I am thrilled to get your email and to hear that you are hanging out and doin fine, I miss your energy here in the downtown eastside and in my life. Love you lots in Christ