QAWhat are the meanings of the biblical symbols used to describe the Holy Spirit?The Bible uses several symbols
to describe the Holy Spirit. These symbols are not the Holy Spirit
himself; they are simply references to the Holy Spirit’s work in and
upon God’s people:
and renewing us (Jn 3:8; Acts 2:2; Ezek 37:9–10).
our faith and refining us (Acts 2:3; Isa 4:4).
spiritual life and abundance (Jn 7:38–39; 4:14).
joy and God’s light (Heb 1:9; Mt 25:4).
blessing impartially and helping fruits grow (Mt 5:45; Zech 10:1;
Hos 6:3; 10:12).
goodness and peace (Mt 3:16; 10:16; Gen 8:11).
authenticity and guaranteeing quality (Eph 1:13–14; 4:30; 2 Cor
1:22; 5:5–6; 2 Tim 2:19).
to attack Satan and discern the truth (Eph 6:17; Gen 3:24; Heb
us when we live in sins and reminding us to live in the truth
(Eph 1:18; 5:13–14).