Does The Holy Ghost Have A Bodi


All right, let’s get John chapter 14 in one hand, and get Galatians in the other hand. This question has to do with the Holy Ghost having a bodily shape. Get Galatians 4:19, and now back to John 14. All right, John 14, verse 26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” And the Holy Ghost in the passage is to represent Jesus Christ.

Notice 15:26: “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.”

All right, now, come to Galatians chapter 4, verse 19: “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.”

Now, one more. Second Corinthians chapter 3, verse 17: “Now the Lord is that Spirit.” There is no such thing as receiving the Spirit of the Lord without receiving the Lord. There is no such thing as receiving the Lord without receiving the Holy Ghost. These people who are trying to get you to think that when you receive Christ, you receive Christ here and then you get the Holy Ghost later, are giving you the bamboozle. The Lord is that Spirit. And that Spirit in John 14, 15, and 16 is called the Holy Ghost and the Comforter and the Spirit of the Lord and the Spirit of truth. He has a number of names.

When you try to make them different, you get into heresy. God has some names; He’s called Jah, and Jeh, and Jehovah, and Lord, and God, and Lord God, and Lord God Almighty. It’s the same One. Jesus is called Emmanuel, Jesus, Jesus Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ–same One. The Holy Ghost is called the Holy Spirit, the Spirit, the Spirit of truth, the Comforter, and here the Lord.

All right, in these passages, in my book, what I meant was this. In my book I meant there’s a lot of argument going on today about the King James Bible by people who don’t do much with it. And they keep resenting the fact that the King James Bible calls the Holy Spirit the “Holy Ghost.” And they always want to make it the “Holy Spirit.”

And they say, “Why call it the Holy Ghost? Because we think of a `ghost’ as the spirit of a dead person.”

But that’s what the Holy Spirit is. Christ died. And was buried. And rose from the dead. And the Holy Spirit coming into the believer is Jesus Christ coming into the body of the Christian. “As many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God.” You can’t get around it.

So, I’d leave the translation exactly as it is, and presume He has a bodily shape, and that the Christian who is Spirit-filled, that Christ is fully formed inside that Christian.