Passionately Loving Jesus

Offering Biblical Truth and Encouragement from my Front Porch

Holy Spirit

  • 17 November 2019
  • Holy Spirit

18 Descriptions of the Holy Spirit

Table of Contents

I have discovered 18 different descriptions of what the Holy Spirit is likened to throughout the Bible. My hope is that they encourage you as much as they do me. 

The Holy Spirit Is:

  • “And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth , confirms it with his testimony.” – 1 Jn 5:6
  • “He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.“ – Jn 14:17
  • “But I will send you the Advocate—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about me.“ – Jn 15:26
  • “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.“ – Jn 16:13 

2. Our Advocate/Comforter

“But when the Father sends the Advocate [Comforter] as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” – Jn 14:26

3. The Eternal Spirit

“For by the power of the eternal Spirit, Christ offered himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins.” – Heb 9:14

4. A Witness

“We are witnesses of these things and so is the Holy Spirit…” – Acts 5:32

5. Like a Dove

The Bible never says the Holy Spirit is a dove. It says the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus like a dove. A dove is gentle and peaceful. The dove depicts the gentleness of the Holy Spirit.

  • “After his baptism, as Jesus came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him.” – Mat 3:16

6. The power of the Most-High

Even though the Holy Spirit is as gentle as a dove, He has great power. This power lives inside of the followers of Christ ready to assist in our times of need and to empower us like the apostles to share the Word of the Lord with others.

  • “The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most-High will overshadow you…” – Lk 1:35
  • “This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Mat 1:18
  • “.. .just as Ishmael, the child born by human effort, persecuted Isaac, the child born by the power of the Spirit. ” – Gal 4:29

The Holy Spirit Is Described As:

Like the wind, the Holy Spirit comes in suddenly and from seemingly nowhere – He whirls about the atmosphere and changes everything. The Holy Spirit is unpredictable, invisible but powerful. He brings refreshing. and He brings life. He is the Wind of Heaven, the Breath of God.

  • “The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” – Jn 3:8
  • “Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.” – Acts 2:2

8. Breath of God

  • “At the blast of your breath, the waters piled up! The surging waters stood straight like a wall; in the heart of the sea the deep waters became hard.” – Ex 15:8
  • “A breath from God destroys them. They vanish in a blast of his anger . “ – Job 4:9
  • “If God were to take back his spirit and withdraw his breath,“ – Job 34:14
  • “Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.” – 2 Thes 2:8

The Spirit comes into our lives to transform us, cleansing and purifying us to become more like Christ in our daily living. Moreover, He often burns up the things in our lives that are not like Jesus, but sets power­fully ablaze the things that are like Him. Likewise, our Heavenly Father who gave his only Son and poured out his Spirit at Pentecost wants to make us holy, just as he is holy.

  • “ John answered their questions by saying, “I baptize you with water; but someone is coming soon who is greater than I am—so much greater that I’m not even worthy to be his slave and untie the straps of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”- Lk 3:16
  • “All of Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the  Lord  had descended on it in the form of fire.“  – Ex 19:18

10. A Cloud

The presence of the Holy Spirit manifests in the form of a cloud many times throughout the Bible. I think of clouds as protection from intense heat. Other times low clouds seem to engulf us. This shows me the Holy Spirit protects and surrounds me with his love and protection.

  • “And the glory of the Lord settled down on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days. On the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from inside the cloud.” – Ex 24:16
  • “And the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses. Then he gave the seventy elders the same Spirit that was upon Moses. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But this never happened again.“ – Num 11:25
  • The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple of God.” – 2 Ch 5:14

Rain has a dual implication. First, as refreshing where there has been dryness and barrenness. Second, as restoration where there has been loss. The Holy Spirit, as rain, comes to bring refreshing and restoration. Like a farmers crops that begin to wilt under a long hot days, it needs the refreshing rain to restore its fruitfulness.

  • “In the last days,’ God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.” – Acts 2:17

Dew appears in the morning, and when it appears it covers everything. Likewise, when the Holy Spirit is described as dew, it signifies the corporate anointing that is on an entire unified congregation or group. This “dew” of the Holy Spirit is a manifestation of the Spirit suddenly showing up — everywhere, on everything.

  • “ I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven .” – Ho 14:5-7

13. Living Water

When you go without water your body gets thirsty and you could die if not rehydrated. Likewise, our soul when it goes without God gets thirsty. Our soul was made to live on God. Therefore, “rehydration” from the Spirit of God is needed to revive our soul.

  • “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him.” – Jn 7:37-39 
  • But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” – Jn 4:14
  • “For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children.” – Isa 44:3

Down Payment of Things to Come

14. god’s guarantee.

The Holy Spirit is God’s down payment guaranteeing that Heaven is in our future. The Bible teaches us that through the Spirit’s work, we have already begun to participate in the reality of heaven. Just as a father might choose to give a piece of the inheritance to his child beforehand, so our heavenly Father has chosen to give us a portion of our inheritance before the great day of the consummation of our hope. 

  • “While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.” – 2 Cor 5:4-6
  • “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.” – Eph 1:18 

A seal refers to an official mark of identification that was placed on a letter, contract, or other important document. The seal usually was made from hot wax, which was placed on the document and then impressed with a signet ring.

The document was thereby officially identified with and under the authority of the person to whom the signet belonged. This is the idea behind our being sealed in Him [Christ] with the Holy Spirit of promise.

  • “Who also has sealed us and established the guarantee with the Spirit in our hearts.” – 2 Cor 1:22 ( MEV )
  • “In Him you also, after hearing the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and after believing in Him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit” – Eph 1:13 (MEV)
  • “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you are sealed for the day of redemption.“ – Eph 4:30 (MEV)

16. A Foretaste of Future Glory

“And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory …” – Rom 8:23

The Holy Spirit is Like:

Oil is a widely understood symbol of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, when an individual was being anointed, oil was poured upon their head. This ceremonious applying of oil was known as “being anointed.” When someone was anointed, they were understood to be set apart for a specific purpose.

  • “Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on.” – 1 Samuel 16:13
  • “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.”- Lk 4:18

The Holy Spirit is compared with wine, not because He brings foolishness and chaos, but because He brings boldness and joy. Just as people receive wine in celebration, so are we to receive the Holy Spirit with gladness. His presence, like wine, marks the occasion. Wine represents the joy, prosperity, and boldness brought about by the Holy Spirit.

  • “Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,” – Eph 5:18

When you’re filled with and rely on the Holy Spirit, He changes your perspective in which you see things. What seemed impossible and too difficult, becomes easy. He makes a way where there seems to be no way.

Let Jesus minister the richness of the Holy Spirit to you. The Bible states it is Jesus who baptizes with the Holy Spirit (Mark 1:8), you only need to ask.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Encourage Someone, Please Share

  • Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
  • Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
  • Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)
  • Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
  • Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)
  • Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)

Please Check out These Related Posts

' src=

You might also want to add that the Holy Spirit is represented by “Wings,” as well — just a thought

' src=

Hi Marion, thank you for the suggestion. Could you share what scripture you were thinking of where the Holy Spirit is represented by “Wings”? Blessings to you!

' src=

appreciate the format you have outlining with scriptural support making it easier for reading and research

Thank you for your kind words!

Your respectful thoughts and opinions are welcomed. Cancel reply

Positive Words Describing the Holy Spirit from A to Z List

Published by positive words research on september 4, 2021 september 4, 2021.

Positive Words Research proudly presents its most recent research on positive words. Please find below a list of positive words describing the Holy Spirit from A to Z.

This list also answers the question: What are the powers of the Holy Spirit? and gives you a better understanding of what is the Holy Spirit and how can we implement this understanding in our system of values and morality.

Positive Words Describing Holy Spirit

  • bold witnessed of Him
  • Jesus went away so that we can receive the Holy Spirit
  • the mind of Christ
  • clearing negative energy
  • helps to bear good fruits
  • word of God
  • BOLDNESS to teach in the name of Jesus
  • perform healing miracles
  • love other like Jesus
  • the spirit of truth
  • guidance in the direction we need to go
  • illuminates
  • gives clear vision
  • Spirit of God
  • consciousness between temptation and sin
  • reveals God’s word
  • brings UNITY

This is our list so far with positive words describing the Holy Spirit. Do you know other information about the Holy Spirit or other names that he was given? If you know and want to share this information with Positive Words Research so that we can add it to this list please feel free to contact us through our general contact form .

Positive Words Describing Holy Spirit

Related Posts:

  • Positive Words Describing God In Alphabetical Order from A to Z
  • 1400+ Positive Words, Nice Words, Good Words From A to Z
  • Top 100 Positivity Blogs in the World

Related Posts

Discoveries: unveiling innovations in positive language research, the future of positive language: evolution and impact on society.

Explore the transformative journey of positive language in ‘The Future of Positive Language: Evolution and Impact on Society.’ Delve into how evolving communication trends, enhanced by technology and education, are set to reshape interpersonal dynamics, Read more…

Positive Adjectives: Enhancing Language with Bright Descriptions

Exploring the world of untranslatable positive words.

Language is a beautiful and complex tapestry, weaving together the unique cultural, historical, and emotional threads of its speakers. Among its many wonders are words that defy direct translation – words that capture feelings, experiences, Read more…

Positive Emotions: Celebrating Feelings of Joy, Gratitude, and Happiness

Adding the magic of positive words in santa claus letters.

The tradition of writing letters to Santa Claus is a cherished part of many children’s holiday experience. Beyond the excitement of listing wished-for toys and gifts, these letters hold a deeper significance. They are a Read more…

  • Church Login
  • Sign Up Free
  • Church Login

24 Must-Know Characteristics of the Holy Spirit

Interested in learning about the Holy Spirit? Here are 24 must-know characteristics of the Holy Spirit.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

The Holy Spirit gets a bad rap.

He’s often referred to as it .

He’s mistaken for the force from Star Wars .

He’s confused with a ghost in paranormal activity.

Oftentimes, he’s just ignored or forgotten, and this makes sense.

Since he is an invisible spirit, it can be hard to relate to him and his work in our lives.

You may know him by name and know that he’s mentioned during a baptism but have no idea who he is, how he is at work in your life, or whether or not you should even care.

Let’s agree this isn’t a good thing.

Here, I want to help clear the air about the Holy Spirit and his work in your life.

In this post, I’m going to talk about:

  • Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?
  • Is the holy spirit a person?
  • What are the attributes of the holy spirit?
  • What is the holy spirit according to the bible?
  • The Holy Spirit’s divine characteristics
  • The Holy Spirit’s personal characteristics
  • 9 ways the Holy Spirit is at work in your life

Let’s get started!

Who is the Holy Spirit?

While there is a degree of mystery surrounding what is the holy spirit, he’s not an it , impersonal, or strange. You just have to get to know him.

Let’s do just that.

So, who is the holy spirit and what does the holy spirit look like?

13 divine characteristics of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity.

This means the holy spirit is God, co-equal with God the Father and God the Son and is of the same essence. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are distinct from one another in terms of their personal relationship. But they are co-equally God, meaning they are all the being of God. In other words, they do not exist independently one from the other. So, you cannot remove one of the three persons of God and still have God as revealed in the Bible.

Here are a number of references that point to the Holy Spirit’s divine characteristics:

  • He’s called God (Acts 5:3-4).
  • He’s called the Spirit of God (Gen. 1:2; Judg. 3:10).
  • He’s considered God (Acts 28:25–27; 2 Cor. 6:16; Heb. 3:7–9).
  • He’s treated as equal to God the Father and Son (Matt. 3:16; 28:19; 1 Cor. 12:4–6; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 2:18; 4:4–6; 1 Pet. 1:2).
  • He’s eternal (Heb. 9:14).
  • He’s self-existent (Rom. 8:2).
  • He’s omnipresent (Psa. 139:7–8).
  • He’s omniscient (1 Cor. 2:10–11; John 14:26; 16:13).
  • He’s sovereign (Zech. 12:10).
  • He was involved with creation (Gen. 1:1–2).
  • He enabled the writing of the Bible (2 Pet. 1:21).
  • He helps us to recognize the glory of God (2 Cor. 4:4).
  • He enables us to call upon Jesus as Lord (1 Cor. 12:13).

Make no mistake, the holy spirit is so much more than an it or impersonal force—he’s God .

God—as revealed in the Bible—is one and eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. From what we see above, this means each person within the Trinity shares the same divine attributes. In other words, one person within the Trinity is not more God than the other.

Know what else?

The Holy Spirit is more than a force—He’s a Person.

11 personal characteristics of the holy spirit.

As the third member of the Trinity, the holy spirit is a person and is also personal.

We see this in a few different ways.

First, in the Old and New Testament books the Holy Spirit is referred to as “he,” and throughout the New Testament, he’s referred to as a person (John 6:63; 14:26; Rom. 8:11, 16, 26; 1 John 5:6). What we’ll see in the references below, the Holy Spirit can be grieved, resisted, and even insulted. An impersonal force cannot do these things. Only a person can.

Second, before ascending to heaven, Jesus said he was going to send the Holy Spirit to be a counselor like him (John 14:26). The Holy Spirit is also capable of teaching (Luke 12:12). Unlike gravity—an impersonal force—that can neither counsel nor teach people, the Holy Spirit can do both.

In these two ways, we can see that the Holy Spirit is WAY more than a force—he’s the third member of the Trinity.

To place a nice bow on this topic, here are multiple references to the characteristics of the holy spirit:

  • He’s referred to as a Person (John 6:63; 14:26; Rom. 8:11, 16, 26; 1 John 5:6).
  • He speaks (2 Sam. 23:2; Acts 1:16; 8:29; 10:19; 11:12; 13:2; 21:11; 28:25–26; 1 Tim. 4:1; Heb. 3:7–8; Rev. 2:7; 14:13; 22:17).
  • He witnesses (John 15:26).
  • He searches (1 Cor. 2:11).
  • He can be grieved (Isa. 63:10; Eph. 4:30).
  • He loves (Rom. 15:30).
  • He has a mind (Rom. 8:27).
  • He has intelligence (1 Cor. 2:10–11).
  • He can be tested (Acts 5:9).
  • He can be resisted (Acts 7:5).
  • He has a will (1 Cor. 2:11; 12:7–11).

At this point, you’re probably thinking:

“This is great and all, but what in the world does the Holy Spirit do today?”

That’s a great question, and I’m glad you asked.

9 ways the Holy Spirit works in your life today

The Holy Spirit isn’t an idle spectator within the Trinity.

He’s been involved from the beginning in redemptive history, and here are nine ways he’s at work in your life today.

1. He makes known the presence of Jesus

The Holy Spirit is not a rogue member of the Trinity doing his own thing.

His primary work in our life and the world today is to mediate the presence of Jesus Christ. (This is theological shorthand describing the role of the Holy Spirit in making known to us the personal presence of Jesus Christ.)

All of his works are rooted in his aim to bring glory to Jesus Christ (John 15:26; 16:14; Acts 5:32; 1 Cor. 12:3; 1 John 4:2)—not himself or us.

The Holy Spirit redirects our pursuits from aiming on ourselves to glorifying Jesus. He will lead us away from loving ourselves to loving God and others. He gives us a new purpose to love God and enjoy him forever.

2. He makes us more like Jesus

There’s one important point to make about the Holy Spirit: He’s holy.

In a general gist, the Holy Spirit produces holiness within us.

He will convict us of sin (John 15:8–11) and lead us to become more like Jesus.

As we walk with the Spirit (Gal. 5:16) and stay in step with the Spirit (Gal. 5:25), he will strip away our love for sin and make us more like Jesus (Gal. 5:16, 18).

3. He helps us understand the Bible

The relationship of the Holy Spirit with the Bible is twofold.

He inspired the writing of the Bible (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20–21) and helps us to understand the Bible (John 16:13; 1 Cor. 2:9–11; Heb. 3:7; 10:15).

When it comes to understanding a passage from Scripture, the Holy Spirit will help you to understand what it means and how it changes your life.

The Holy Spirit will work through your personal reading of the Bible, family and friends, and especially through the proclamation of the gospel and the Bible (Rom. 1:16; 10:14–16).

So ask for the Holy Spirit to help you understand the Bible as you read and study its message.

Also, if you’re in a position of teaching the Bible to your family, friends, small group, or church, it’s a good idea to ask for the Holy Spirit to help your listeners understand the passage you are sharing.

4. He calls you to work

The Holy Spirit not only calls people to faith in Jesus Christ, but he calls us to a specific vocation or task.

This means that the God of the universe will guide you into the vocational decisions you make. Sometimes our life will appear to be a random hodgepodge of loosely connected events tied together, but this is not the case at all. God is directing your steps and guiding your life—even when it comes to work.

Here are just a few examples:

  • The Holy Spirit asked for Barnabas and Saul to be set apart “for the work to which [he] called them” (Acts 13:2).
  • The Holy Spirit led Philip to help an Ethiopian eunuch understand the Old Testament (Acts 8:26–40).
  • The Holy Spirit even forbade Paul from entering specific regions to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 16:6–7).

Sometimes the Holy Spirit will supernaturally guide us in the decisions we make. But normally, the Holy Spirit guides us through the ordinary ebbs and flows of life. As you trust God (Prov. 3:5–6), read the Bible (Rom. 12:1–2), and seek godly counsel (Prov. 11:14), the Holy Spirit will guide you into the work he has called you to.

5. He empowers you for service

The Holy Spirit also empowers us for service.

This means he enables us to do what we’ve been called to do.

From the pages of the Old Testament we observe the Holy Spirit’s empowering presence in the lives of Joshua (Num. 27:18), Saul (1 Sam. 11:6), David (1 Sam. 16:13), and many others, to accomplish what they were called to do.

In the New Testament, we see that he empowered Jesus’ earthly ministry (Luke 4:14), the early disciples (Acts 1:8), and the preaching of the gospel (Acts 4:8, 31; 6:10; 1 Thess. 1:5).

The Holy Spirit is capable of empowering our natural abilities and improving upon them for a special task or purpose. This explains how God is capable of accomplishing his work through your average, ordinary, and even rejected members of society, which I’m personally thankful for. For example, Peter and John, two of the most important men in church history, were considered “unschooled, ordinary men” (Acts 4:13), yet God powerfully worked through their lives.

So take heart and be humble if you’re reading this today.

For “God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong” (1 Cor. 1:27).

6. He helps you pray

The Holy Spirit is active in aiding us in our prayer life (Rom. 8:26–27).

There will be times—not maybe— in your life as a Christian when you feel inadequate in your prayer life or have no idea what to pray for. In these moments the Holy Spirit will help us when we do not know how to pray for God’s will in a particular situation.

When you find yourself in these moments, remember to ask for the Holy Spirit to help you in your weakness.

7. He guides you

The Holy Spirit also guides us (Gal. 5:16, 25; cf. Acts 8:29; 13:2; 15:7–9; 16:6; Rom. 8:14).

He led Jesus into the wilderness (Matt. 4:1), provided direct guidance to Philip (Acts 8:29), and even later physically transported him (Acts 8:39–40).

Though the Holy Spirit is at work guiding us on a deep, personal level, the Scriptures do suggest that we are responsible to cooperate in his guidance by “walking according to the Spirit” (Rom. 8:4; Gal. 5:16).

Don’t just pray and wait for a particular feeling.

Pray and prepare for action.

8. He empowers you for building the church

Jesus is alive and he is building his church.

His church isn’t built through political engagement or military might.

His church is built through the proclamation of the gospel.

Thankfully God hasn’t left us alone in his work.

He sent the Holy Spirit to empower our evangelistic efforts.

The Holy Spirit empowers us to be a witness (Acts 1:8), directs our evangelistic efforts (Acts 8:26, 29), and empowers our evangelistic efforts (Acts 4:38, 31; 6:10; 1 Thess. 1:5; 1 Pet. 1:12).

The Holy Spirit’s aim in glorifying Jesus Christ is fulfilled by him enabling, guiding, and empowering our proclamation of the gospel.

9. He gives you spiritual gifts

The Holy Spirit also works through us by giving us spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12:11).

He doesn’t give us these gifts for our personal benefit, either.

He gives us gifts for the common good of the church (1 Cor. 12:7). This means that we receive spiritual gifts for building up the church. He also gives us gifts so we may serve others (1 Pet. 4:10).

God also gives some spiritual gifts, such as tongues and prophecy, as a sign for unbelievers (1 Cor. 14:22). At times God will reveal his glory to unbelievers through a supernatural display of spiritual gifts.

There are multiple spiritual gifts listed in the Bible (Rom. 12:3–8; 1 Cor. 12; 1 Pet. 4:10–11). We don’t get to choose what gifts we receive. They’re given to us by the Holy Spirit for his glory and our good.

Over to you

As you can see, the Holy Spirit is not as mysterious as Cousin It and far more helpful.

He actively works in our lives by making known the presence of Jesus, making us more like Jesus, helping us to understand the Bible, calling us to work, empowering us for service and evangelism, helping us pray, guiding us, and giving us spiritual gifts.

Instead of overlooking the Holy Spirit, let us embrace the attributes of the holy spirit and who he is as part of the Trinity and learn to better walk with him. I hope this blog has helped you better understand what is holy spirit and how he works in your life.

For easy printing, you can click here to download our free Attributes of the Holy Spirit PDF.

Want free stuff? Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Get weekly updates on church tech, happenings at, free resources for your church and more. Delivered every Thursday.

Sign Up for Product Updates

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

Jesse Wisnewski likes to think of himself as one part marketer, one part team builder, and equal parts family man. He has held marketing roles at PhoneBurner,, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, B&H Publishing Group, and a large nonprofit. When he's not immersed in marketing, he's chasing around his kids with his wife, grilling, exercising, and trying to be active members of their local church, as well.

podcast transcript

Video transcript, special offer.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

How to Build a Church Budget

In this free ebook, you'll learn 7 steps to making a church budget an easy process.

Search the Blog

You might also like, more resources.

book resources

From increasing giving, managing your congregation, and engaging your church, our collection of resources will keep up to date on the latest church and ministry trends.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

The Power of Your Story

Is there truly power in telling your story? What happens when we step out of our comfort zone and share the truth, even when it hurts, even when it's uncomfortable, and even when it means re-living a painful part of our past?

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

Out of Religion and Into Relationship

If you are wondering whether or not you are operating out of the spirit of religion or are being motivated by the Holy Spirit, all you need to do is examine whether the fruits of the Holy Spirit are active in your life:

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

21 Inspirational Bible Verses for Women

We’ve compiled a list of Bible verses that reassure and inspire women through hard times. Click through for our list of inspirational Bible verses for women.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

What to Do When Worship Becomes Work

For most people, worship is relegated to the opening of a church service or the playlist they occasionally put on in the car. While both are good, they are limited views of God’s heart for worship.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

What 1 Kings 17 Tells Us About God's Perspective on Provision

What can the story of Elijah and the widow tell us about God's perspective on wealth, health, and provision?

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

19 Bible Verses to Bring Comfort in a Time of Loss

Losing a loved one is always painful, but the Bible can bring you comfort during times of loss. Click through for verses and prayers that can comfort you.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

How to Relieve Stress the Biblical Way (Part 2)

Stress is more common than ever–even among Christians. In fact, 75% of pastors report feeling extremely stressed. While stress is a part of life, it doesn’t have to be the norm.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

How to Relieve Stress the Biblical Way (Part 1)

While the Bible doesn't provide a specific outline on how not to be stressed, it does offer numerous verses and principles that can help you find peace and calm in difficult situations.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

8 Biblical Principles to Remember on Labor Day (+16 Labor Day Bible Verses)

Here are 8 Biblical principles to remember this Labor Day weekend.

Related Blog Posts

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

Our Top 10 Blog Posts of the Year

In 2023, we published over 150 posts on topics ranging from volunteer teams to Valentine’s Day. In honor of closing out the year well, we rounded up our 10 best posts on Tithely this year.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

How to Navigate the End of the Year: Pastor’s Edition

From Thanksgiving through New Year’s in the Western church, we tend to be in a constant state of giving and celebrating. That in and of itself can be a significant stressor for pastors. But add to that the fact that so many people you minister to are suffering during the holidays, you may end up carrying others’ stress and pain as well as any of your own.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

30 Free Christmas Resources 2023

I have overseen Christmas experiences for almost two decades in ministry. Sometime during those 20 years, I ran out of good ideas. If that is the case for you as well then check out the good ideas of others

  • Church Giving
  • Online Giving
  • Mobile Giving
  • Text Giving
  • Pledge Campaigns
  • Giving Insights Dashboard
  • Custom Church App
  • Event Registration
  • Church Management (ChMS)
  • Background Checks
  • Church Website Builder
  • Text Messaging and Email
  • Tithely Pay Point of Sale
  • Sermonly Sermon Writer
  • Tithely Print
  • Accept Bitcoin and Crypto
  • Product Updates
  • Integrations
  • Help Center
  • Get Support
  • Schedule a Sales Demo
  • Getting Started with Tithely
  • Tithely University
  • API Documentation
  • Platform Status
  • Download Tithely Giving App
  • Customer Success Stories
  • Tithely Reviews
  • Compare Tithely
  • Our Partners
  • Recommendations
  • Free Resources
  • Giving Research and Data
  • Tithely Launch Kit
  • Guide to Mobile Giving
  • Subscribe to Our Newsletter
  • Modern Church Leader
  • Church Tech Podcast
  • Tithely Backstage
  • About Tithely
  • Meet the Team
  • Media and Brand Kit
  • Shop Tithely Merch
  • Next
  • Top Blog Articles
  • Read the Tithely Blog
  • Scriptures About Giving
  • Tithing in the New Testament
  • Bible Verses About Money
  • 20 Tithe & Offering Messages
  • Why Do We Give Tithes & Offerings
  • The Best Church Text Messaging Services
  • Top 10 Best Giving Platforms

What size is your church?

How to go to Heaven

How to get right with god.

adjectives to describe the holy spirit

What are the names and titles of the Holy Spirit?

For further study, related articles, subscribe to the, question of the week.

Get our Question of the Week delivered right to your inbox!

adjectives to describe the holy spirit


  1. Who Is The Holy Spirit And 17 Things He Does For Us

    adjectives to describe the holy spirit

  2. The 12 Symbols of the Holy Spirit

    adjectives to describe the holy spirit

  3. The Holy Spirit

    adjectives to describe the holy spirit

  4. The Holy Spirit...

    adjectives to describe the holy spirit

  5. "Word cloud for Holy Spirit" Stock photo and royalty-free images on

    adjectives to describe the holy spirit

  6. Characteristics of the Holy Spirit

    adjectives to describe the holy spirit


  1. GivingTuesday: Describe Holy Spirit School in ONE word

  2. 8 Adjectives to DESCRIBE what JESUS has DONE!🙌 #jesus #god #christian #faith #salvation #viral

  3. The Time A Demon Visited Me

  4. Holy

  5. What is the meaning of Holy Spirit

  6. Torah Observant Followers of Yeshua


  1. 18 Descriptions of the Holy Spirit

    1. Truth “And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross—not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony.” – 1 Jn 5:6 “He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth.

  2. Positive Words Describing the Holy Spirit from A to Z List

    Please find below a list of positive words describing the Holy Spirit from A to Z. This list also answers the question: What are the powers of the Holy Spirit? and gives you a better understanding of what is the Holy Spirit and how can we implement this understanding in our system of values and morality. Positive Words Describing Holy Spirit

  3. 24 Must-Know Characteristics of the Holy Spirit

    Author The Holy Spirit gets a bad rap. He’s often referred to as it. He’s mistaken for the force from Star Wars. He’s confused with a ghost in paranormal activity. Oftentimes, he’s just ignored or forgotten, and this makes sense. Since he is an invisible spirit, it can be hard to relate to him and his work in our lives.

  4. What are the names and titles of the Holy Spirit

    # ghost lord # god , demigod absolute being # god , soul all powerful # god , soul deity # god , demigod all knowing # god , soul ancestral spirits n. divine being # god , soul father # god , demigod guardian saint