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  1. mike dunbar
    July 8, 2011

    For many people a useful meaning of the word “spirit” signifies the overall “attitude” of a person, place, or thing. i.e. The spirit of Christmas. The spirit of baseball. The spirit of America. The spirit of St Louis, etc.

    Likewise, the word “ghost” (i.e. soul) could be more useful when understanding and applying the word to include the overall “personality” of an individual, i.e. emotions, will, desires, etc.

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    • Robert cook
      September 29, 2017

      When i got saved i recieved gods spirit and it is holy but later i recieved the holy ghost the power of god.you dont give a child the keys to a car and tell the to go to the store not it reaches a certain age.the same with the holy ghost when you reach a certain maturity you will recieve the holy ghost.the holy ghost is sanaminous with power.

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      • Thad Foster
        April 26, 2020

        The we do a diligent search of the Bible it teaches us that when we receive the Holy Ghost that we receive the Spirit of Jesus not a third person in the doctrine of the trinity. The doctrine of the trinity was formulated by Tertullian c 155 – 240Ad I will not leave you comfortles I will come unto you. Read John 14 17:18

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      • Thad Foster
        April 26, 2020

        You received 2 spirits? The Spirit of God when you were young? Then as you matured you received the Holy Ghost?
        I humbly disagree. There is only one Spirit.
        John 4:24
        “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
        ‭‭ When you receive the Holy Ghost you receive the Spirit of Jesus Christ.
        John 14:17 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.”
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    • kifle
      April 16, 2018

      Ghost = spirit + soul
      so Holy ghost is the third person of trinity
      Holy spirit = spirit of God = the power of God

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    • Edwin Muir
      December 16, 2019

      After 46 years of feeding on the WORD I have seen that when not directly the Holy GHOST saying or addressing something, where word Ghost is used but rather describing or attributing something too or revealing something about the Person of the Holy GHOST, the KJV uses Spirit. Instance:Luke 11:13 kjv is encouraging one to ask, acknowledging a need specifically maybe Rev 1:4, 3;1, 4:5, 5:6. Whereas the Holy GHOST is all in all. Zechariah 4:6. Our terminus for prayer is given us in Matthew 6:9 in fellowship designated 1 John 1:3. . Whereas the Holy Ghost communes the Throne`s `spirit of truth` to us, not seducing us from our *LORD*as evil spirits do, not drawing attention to Himself but to the *WORD*.Ps 138:2. Praise *GOD* for the grace of our *LORD JESUS* 2 Cor 13:14. Ps 66:2 🙂

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  2. david najour
    January 28, 2015

    Was a big help

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    • Thad Foster
      April 26, 2020

      Believe it not. The Bible says that God is a Spirit. It also says Christ in you the hope of glory. It also says if a man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. When you receive the Holy Ghost you receive the Spirit of Christ.

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  3. jim
    September 10, 2015

    Really helpful

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  4. Phil19034
    April 5, 2016

    It’s also worth noting that in Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, etc.; the word for “Spirit” has always been used for Holy Spirit.

    In Latin “The Holy Spirit” is called “et Spiritus Sancti”

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  5. Jeanie Laborde
    June 23, 2017

    Extremely helpful! Thank you so much!

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  6. Tim
    October 25, 2017

    The Holy Spirit is de really state of God not ghost since ghost is de spirit of a dead person.

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    • Kasule Ron
      June 21, 2018

      Still yo saying a “ghost is a spirit” of a dead… Yo agreeying to the synonymousity of the words u would have said Ghost is a ghost of a dead person.

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    • Jean-Claude Zahui
      October 2, 2019

      The holy ghost is the personality who can only dwell in those who beleived and received Jesus. Holy Spirit is the spirit of God which came on Mary to conceive Jesus. The Holy Ghost is the permanent presence of Jesus as a resurrected body in you. John 14/20, Revelation 3/20.

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      • Morne Terblanche
        May 1, 2020

        I have read many interpretations ore doctrines about the Holy Ghost ore the Holy Spirit.

        They all use excuses of language interpretations , understanding of some well known story ore what ever they can find to ignore the truth.

        From the time of Abraham they gave up the ghost when they died. Why not the spirit?

        It is clear they knew the differance in a ghost and a spirit. That is before the messiah came. There is a differance between the ghost and a spirit and the bible states it throughout the Old and New Testament. Do you think they were idiots in there own languages that we know better today?

        If there is a Angel of God and a Angel of the LORD, ore a Son of God and a son of God , ore the LORD and the Lord , ore a LORD God and a LORD thy God , ore a Seraphim and a Cherubim , i can go on and on…..

        The Holy Ghost was rejected by the fathers of old times just like the Jews did when they crucified Jesus Christ.

        The Holy Ghost came over Mary and that thing been born shall be called the Son of God and Named JESUS.

        The Holy Ghost is only mentioned in the New Testamen for a reason!!!

        Been baptised with the Holy Ghost and fire is not a baptism onto repentance, it is a baptism unto death!!! Why?

        The words “Son of God” is only mentioned once in the Old Testament:

        Daniel 3: 24 – 25
        24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
        25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

        You see, the Son of God is a fiery figure in a form of a Angel.
        The most high ranked Angel is a Seraphim, a Angel of fire and the Angel of God.
        Also the fiery serpent on the cross, when looked upon, and be healed in the desert as a simble of what to come.
        Also as the burning Bush that was not consumed and the pillar of fire at night.
        Also the fiery figure before the tabernacle, when Moses spoke to the LORD face to face.

        Matthew 28:19-20 – Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
        Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

        The lake of fire and brimstone is the second death. Hell is the first death . Just like the Angel of God protected those 3 persons in the fire , been baptised with the Holy Ghost and fire you shall be superior unto the first and second death.

        The Holy Ghost was rejected , not the Holy spirit from the beginning. In the day God created man , in the likeness of God made he him; male and female created he them and called them Adam!!!

        Adam was male and female, the heavenly man created by God.
        The man formed from dust by LORD God because there was no man to till the ground was male only. The earthy man who was alone.

        Now think for yourself , out of wich man was his other half taken and a woman made to be a help meat for who?

        To help the man who was alone and as meat (perpouse) for the man she was taken from.

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    • Thad Foster
      April 26, 2020

      It is the Spirit of Christ Jesus.
      Col 1:27 KJV “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
      ‭‭The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of a departed one. Praise God for the truth. Here O Isreal the Lord our God is One Lord. Not 3 in one.

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      • Morne Terblanche
        May 29, 2020

        Amen!!!

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  7. barbara
    November 3, 2017

    I’m still researching on this. This doesn’t all the way collide with me. When the KJV was written, which I read from others as well, I found that the Scholars whom transpose the KJV into English from Greek and Hebrew, they all came together in unity and prayed to decide which English word would be the closest to each word they translated. The Holy Ghost, I’m thinking wasn’t mention till after Jesus resurrected. I doing more research on trying to find out why the Scholars used Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit. When Jesus came to earth, He was the Holy Spirit, God’s Son. After Jesus came back to Earth, when he arose on the third day, The Holy Ghost was among them when He ascended back to Heaven. Jesus became the gate way to God. They are all one, yes. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit; Before Resurrection and after. Does this mean, That God Is the Holy Spirit? When we go through our Savior to reach God, We really need to go through the Holy Ghost? The tittle Ghost is from someone whom already passed over. This would make sence to me for Jesus to now be the Holy Ghost. When we become saved through Jesus Christ, we keep the Holy Spirit, God, in our Heart. I believe when we receive miracles or even feel his strong presence at times stronger than average, wouldn’t this be called The Holy Ghost. Holy Ghost can come and go and the Holy Spirit stays with us? Like I said, I’m still doing research on this.

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    • Thomas Kelly
      July 16, 2018

      You got it wrong holy spirit can come and go holy ghost it is within us and never leaves us or forsakes US

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    • Jean-Claude
      October 2, 2019

      Thank you for your answer but if this is the case why in Psalms 51/11 David mentioned the Holy Ghost?

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    • Thad Foster
      April 26, 2020

      Ask God to reveal this mystery to you.
      Read Acts 2:38 KJV
      “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.”
      ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

      “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
      ‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬

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    • Morne Terblanche
      May 29, 2020

      Jesus only started to do wonder and teaching once he was baptised with water and repentance by John the Baptist. Only than the Spirit of God came down on him and than he received all power from his Father in heaven.
      He had no earthy Father like John had. The same fiery spirit of Elijah that put the mark of God on John from his mothers womb , became flesh wich is the Son of God through a virgin , meaning no earthy father.

      The same pillar of fire in front of the tabernacle, the same burning bush on the mountain and the same fiery figure King Nebikatnesser saw in the fiery furnes with the 3 he cast into it and no harm came over them. The King himself said , the fourth figure looked like the Son of God.

      That would be the Holy Ghost and fire that came over Mary and that thing been born shall be called the Son of God and named JESUS.
      Know as Emmanuel, meaning God with us and not God is us.

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  8. Violet
    March 7, 2018

    Ghost is entity from the dead….. Jesus is Risen so the Comforter he sent to us is the Holy Spirit

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    • Thomas Kelly
      July 16, 2018

      The comforter is the Holy Ghost

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  9. Lord Nyarkoh
    March 20, 2018

    So much helpful. Thank you

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  10. Maxine
    April 28, 2018

    I grew up reading the King James version Bible and recently started using the NKJV. I have both versions on my phone as I use KJV for my morning devotion and the NKJV my Midday Meditation and at our church. I have had my encounter with God over 1 year now and in my church it is referred to as receiving the Holy Spirit. It is an experience that cannot be adequately described with words. You have to have this experience for yourself to understand. However, Having the Holy Spirit you must have, live, be a living testimony of the 9 Characteristics that is defined in the Bible of having the Characters of Jesus. see Galatians 5: 22-23
    KJV John 3 vs 5 States: Jesus answered, Verily,verily, I say to unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.
    My neighbor and I have been at odds recently in regard to what is the Holy Spirit and what is the Holy Ghost. I told her it was just a matter of translation and oh my! it almost cost us 5 years of friendship, peace and harmony of living on the same apartment complex, I have visited her church she has visited my church. After 3 weeks has passed and we are have let by gones be by gones, well so I thought, in her quest to be “Correct” I was told not less than and hour ago that when you receive the Holy Ghost you are able to speak in Tongues.
    If you are not able to speak in Tongues at least one Time then you have not received the Holy Ghost, she further explained that speaking in Tongues is the assurance that you have the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is what allows one to speak in Tongues other that those who were specifically given the Gift of Tongues.
    So I said I have spoken in Tongues only once. And she said, that was all I needed to confirm that I had the Holy Ghost. As the Holy Spirit is the Comforter sent by God, but in order to Heal and cast out demons etc as Paul and Jesus’ Disciples you must have the Holy Ghost.

    However, knowing that I have the Holy Spirit and that i am living and being Faithful to God in all ways, not just in my Tithes. I am happy in Christ. Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost. I have researched and researched and I keep getting the same answers. It is just a matter of Translation from the Original written language. I only want to serve God, win souls for the Kingdom of Heaven and help to keep Satan kingdom empty and have a continual feast in heaven. Strive to be filled with the Holy Spirit/Ghost. It is a must. It is a new Life. It is what Jesus says you are to have. When you receive the this you will understand why Jesus said what he said. You think Like Jesus, you handle Problems Like Jesus, you forgive, love, be at peace through all adversity like Jesus did. Most of all, you are humble like a child. Not Weak. But Stong and Humble.

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    • pate
      December 2, 2018

      Great bro.. soul lifting.. God bless you.

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    • Belove
      July 19, 2019

      John 3:5 The ‘Spirit’ here is the Spirit of God in which without it you can’t enter the kingdom of God.

      Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Holy Ghost here is God the Holy Ghost that’s the third person in Trinity

      Thank you Maxine!

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    • Morne Terblanche
      May 29, 2020

      If i may, the word ghost in Hebrew and the word spirit in Hebrew.

      Yod Hey = Vav Hey
      Water = Blood
      Spirit = ghost
      Masculine = feminine
      Cherubim = Sheraphim
      Angels = flaming sword

      Try it in hebrew , it is quite interesting.

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  11. Kayinga David
    September 20, 2019

    Luke 4:1
    Then Jesus being filled with the Holly Spirit returned from The Jordan and was led by Spirit into the wilderness, there’s no any need to discuss the difference between Holly Spirit and Holly ghost again Ghost is entity from dead. And in ghost is devilish. Thanks.

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  12. Claire Bryant
    January 29, 2020

    My daughter and I have been at odds over the Holy Ghost argument. I say
    When I was baptized, I received the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. She says if I don’t receive the Holy Spirit, I will be denied Heaven. Please try to explain what I am missing.

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  13. Bridgette M Perkins
    December 15, 2020

    This is a very controversial topic. The Holy Ghost is in reference to Jesus and his disciples aka The Comforter. John 14:26; John 15:26; John 16:7.

    John 7:37-39, here, Jesus is speaking to his disciples of spiritual things, most likely they, at that time did not understand. Because the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.

    John 16:7, Jesus is clearly telling his disciples. that he must ascend back to the havens with his Father.
    He clearly states that, his ascension has to take place, for his Father, to give him the gift of the Holy Ghost, which he would in turn send to his disciples.

    John 14:26, Jesus explains to his disciples the abilities they will have, once the Holy Ghost aka The Comforter, has been sent to them. This is so that Christ and the work of Christ can be glorify.

    The Holy Spirit is from Jesus’s Heavenly Father, whose capabilities are infinite, who controls everything in the heavens and the earth. He is the hierarchy 1 Corinthians 15:24-28. John 3: 34, For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

    Matthew 3:11, here, John the Baptize, is telling his disciples that he baptize with water, unto repentance, but Jesus will baptize with the Holy Ghost.

    Matthew 3:16-17 here the scriptures tells us as Jesus came up out of the water from, John’s Baptism, the Heavens were open and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove upon him.

    The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Truth, I believe are the same. I believe these two titles are referring to GOD our Heavenly Father. John 14:17; John 15:26; John 16:13.

    I strongly believe, as the scriptures tell us, Jesus is the only door that leads to our Heavenly Father. And when one walks thru that door, we become one. We all are united by means of The Holy Ghost(Jesus) and The Holy Spirit(GOD, JEHOVAH, ALLAH etc.) We become one in our understanding of the Holy Scriptures, We are all reading the same Bible, but yet, our understanding of what we are reading is not in unity. But once we have receive the Holy Ghost and the Holy Spirit; all truth will be revealed and we will be guided by truth. Because Jesus and God our Heavenly Father will reside in us forever. John 14:16-20

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  14. Carol Freeman
    January 5, 2021

    Several people here say Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit are the same thing. Others say the Holy Ghost is something of the devil. How can they be the same thing? Why do they still use both words in the same sentence such as in Acts? They use Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit in the same sentence. How are we supposed to believe there is no Holy Ghost? The deciles had already been baptized by John and already had the Holy Spirit. When they went to Pentecost they were told not to leave because they had not yet received the Holy Ghost! Does it sound like someone is trying to change God’s word, and why?

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  15. Aka taiwo
    February 11, 2021

    When we remember the spirit of God asked the disciples to go a room that the holy ghost will descend on.whc lead to the speaking of divers of tongues.and the we’re drunk in the spirit.the are both differences they operate differently bcos one is the spirit of God and one is the fire

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