Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Spirit? Breath? Air? Wind? Mind?

Lately I have been seeking the Holy Spirit about something that rather troubled me.
You see often in full gospel or pentecostal circles we command deliverance of evil/unclean spirits. This is biblical but I have seen people cast off the spirit of headache. I decided to research the Greek and Hebrew occurrences of when the bible names Spiritual forces/principalities by name. this is what I found:
Old Testament word for
Spirit is H7307
rûach roo'-akh
From Strong's H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): - air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit ([-ual]), tempest, X vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y).

This same word is used with the Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of God as well as the following;

Spirit of Harlotry/Whoredom Spririt of Jealousy, Spirit of Wisdom
, Spirit of Grace and Supplication, Spirit of Understanding or the mind, Spirit of Princes, Spirit of man, Spirit of beast, Spirit of Egypt, Spirit of Judgement

New Testament word is G4151
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit: - ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind. Compare G5590.

This is used in conjunction with
Spirit of Infirmity,
Spirit of Truth, Spirit of Faith, Spirit of Divination, Spirit of Life, Spirit of Bondage, Spirit of Adoption, Spirit of Meekness.

This was all from the KJV no where did I find Spirit of Headache :)
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