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32 Powerful Names of the Holy Spirit

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In this article we will enjoy a wonderful Bible study on the names of the Holy Spirit and their meaning. I encourage you to grab your Bible and join me in discovering the Holy Spirit’s names…

Out of the Trinity the Holy Spirit seems to be the most clouded in mystery. We see him weave throughout Scripture and as a Christian we have experienced his touch and presence in our lives. And it’s easy to leave it at that. 

But there is so much more we can learn about the Holy Spirit if we wouldn’t only dig into the word and spend time with him. I have written a few posts on the Holy Spirit already, which you can check out below.

Symbols of the Holy Spirit 

The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Names of the Holy Spirit

But in this study, I want to look at the beautiful yet powerful names of the Holy Spirit.

I like to use a table of contents to make navigating a post easier. Feel free to use it below or you can read through the post as usual. 

The Names of the Holy Spirit

Below are 32 names from the Holy Spirit. Each one will show you His name. Bible reference and meaning. I have bolded in the verse where the Holy Spirit’s name is. 

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In the future, I hope to expand on these names, so make sure to bookmark this page and check the post. I will add the links for future study.

 *All verses from the New King James Version. And you can hover over the scripture reference and read the verse in the Amplified Version. for other versions I recommend checking out the Bible Gateway.

Holy Spirit

Psalm 51:11 NKJV – 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

The most common name we use for Him. God is holy therefore His spirit is holy. 

Other Bible Reference(s): Luke 11:13, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 4:30

Spirit of God

Genesis 1:2 NKJV – 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

The Holy Spirit is part of the God head. 

Other Bible Reference(s): 1 Corinthians 2:11, Job 33:4

Spirit of Yahweh

Isaiah 61:1 NKJV – 1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to [those who are] bound;

In Isaiah 61:1 we see in English that Holy Spirit being called Lord twice but the first mention is the word Adonai, while the other is Yahweh. The Holy Spirit is Yahweh. 

Other Bible Reference(s): Isaiah 11:2

Spirit of Grace

Zechariah 12:10 NKJV – 10 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for [his] only [son], and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

God’s Spirit is full of His grace and mercy.

Other Bible Reference(s): Hebrews 10:29

Spirit of Knowledge

Isaiah 11:2 NKJV – 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Holy Spirit is all knowing and brings clarity. He does not bring confusion but the true knowledge of God. (1 Corinthians 14:33) 

Interesting to note that one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of word of knowledge. 

Spirit of Truth

John 14:17 NKJV – 17 “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

The Holy Spirit cannot lie and has no form of false hood. He is truth and brings us to truth.

Other Reference(s): John 15:26

Spirit of Understanding

Isaiah 11:2 NKJV – 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Spirit understands all things and understands all our needs.

Spirit of Wisdom

Isaiah 11:2 NKJV – 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Holy Spirit is complete in wisdom and is wise in all His actions. 

Other Bible Reference(s): Ephesians 1:17 

Spirit of Life

Romans 8:2 NKJV – 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

The Holy Spirit is life and brings life to us. 

Spirit of the Living God

 2 Corinthians 3:3 NKJV – 3 clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, [that is], of the heart.

God is alive and moving! And so is His Spirit! 

Spirit of Prophecy

Revelation 19:10 NKJV – 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See [that you do] not [do that]! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

It is the Holy Spirit who inspires and reveals true prophecy

Much like word of knowledge…it’s interesting to note that one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is the gift of prophecy.

Spirit of Revelation

Ephesians 1:17 NKJV – 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,

The Holy Spirit is a revealer. He reveals truth. He reveals things within us, situations we are dealing with, and what is to come. 

Spirit of the Father

Matthew 10:20 NKJV – 20 “for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father shared with Jesus. Three in one!

Spirit of the Fear of the Lord

Isaiah 11:2 NKJV – 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Holy Spirit brings reverence towards the Lord.

Spirit of the Lord

Acts 5:9 NKJV – 9 Then Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband [are] at the door, and they will carry you out.”

The Holy Spirit is the presence of the Lord!

Spirit of the Son

Galatians 4:6 NKJV – 6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus the Son, whom he shares with the Father. A beautiful picture of the trinity.

Spirit

Matthew 4:1 NKJV – 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

The Holy Spirit is sometimes simply called Spirit.

Other Bible Reference(s): John 3:6, 1 Timothy 4:1

Breath of the Almighty

Job 33:4 NKJV – 4 The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

I love this one! The breath of sometimes called the wind of God. The Hebrew word is ruach. The Holy Spirit is the life giving wind and breath of God.

Helper

John 14:16, 26 NKJV – 16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever– … 26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

Other Bible Reference(s): John 15:26, Romans 8:26

The Holy Spirit conference, councils and give strength 

Spirit of Counsel

Isaiah 11:2 NKJV – 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Holy Spirit advises us and teaches us.

Eternal Spirit

Hebrews 9:14 NKJV – 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 

The Holy Spirit is eternal, like God the father and Jesus the son. 

Generous Spirit

Psalm 51:12 NKJV – 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me [by Your] generous Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is God’s generous and willing Spirit. Full of goodness!

God

Acts 5:3-4 NKJV – 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back [part] of the price of the land for yourself? 4 “While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own control? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.

 The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, He is God! He is not some kind of power or energy source. 

Good Spirit 

Nehemiah 9:20 NKJV – 20 You also gave Your good Spirit to instruct them, And did not withhold Your manna from their mouth, And gave them water for their thirst.

God is good! His Spirit is good! And He will teach and lead us in all that is good. Also, goodness is an attribute of the fruit of the Spirit. 

Other Bible Reference(s): Psalm 143:10

Lord

2 Corinthians 3:16-17 NKJV – 16 Nevertheless when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.

Every member of the God head is addressed and worshipped as “Lord.”

Power of the Highest 

Luke 1:35 NKJV – 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “[The] Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.

The Holy Spirit is God’s almighty power and He manifests it at His will and desire.

Spirit of Might

Isaiah 11:2 NKJV – 2 The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

The Holy Spirit is strong. He is known for His mighty deeds.

Spirit of Adoption

Romans 8:15 NKJV – 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”

The Spirit by which we are made into the children of God.

Spirit of Burning

Isaiah 4:4 NKJV – 4 When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning

The Holy Spirit is refinement (Refiners Fire) and purification. We even see fire being a symbol of the Holy Spirit. 

Spirit of Judgment / Spirit of Justice

Isaiah 4:4 NKJV – 4 When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning

The Holy Spirit brings conviction and judgment. But always rules with truth and justice (Isaiah 28:6)

Other Bible Reference(s): Isaiah 28:6

Spirit of Christ

Romans 8:9 NKJV – 9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

The Holy Spirit is Jesus own spirit shared with the Father. They are three seperate yet all three are one. 

Other Bible Reference(s): 1 Peter 1:11

Spirit of Glory

1 Peter 4:14 NKJV – 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed [are you], for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

The Holy Spirit ushers in God’s glory and at the same time always gives glory to Jesus.

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Well I sure hope you have enjoyed this post on the Holy Spirit’s names in the Bible. My prayer is that you would draw closer to Him, and that He would reveal His truth, love, and power to you in a greater way.

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