Spirit Dictionary: A to Z

A

 

Access: Access to spirit is universal.  

 

Advocate: the Spirit may serve as our advocate and judge.

 

Admonition: The Spirit may warn, admonish or correct us.

 

Advice: The spirit is an advisor.

 

Affirm: The spirit may affirm our worth and worthiness. 

 

B

 

Bathe: Baptism and the Holy Ghost is like a bath and cleansing.

 

Best: Spirit enables you to be your best and brightest self.

 

Bright: Spirit is brighter than the sun.

 

C

Companion: Spirit is our promised companion, even constant companion.

 

Comforter: Spirit is also our promised comforter.

 

Counselor: Spirit may counsel and direct us.

 

Consoler: Spirit may console us for loss and pain and anguish.

 

Confider: We may confide in Spirit when we must keep confidences.

 

            Creativity:  Spirit animates and elevates our natural creativity.

 

            Counterfeit: Spiritual manifestations may be counterfeited.

 

D

 

Death:  Spiritual death refers to the separation of our souls from God.

 

Delay: Reception of Spirit may be delayed for myriad reasons.

 

 

E

 

Economy: The Spirit speaks and works with economy—nothing wasted.

 

            Edification: The Spirit seeks to edify all worthy members of the circle; however, some may gain more than others, may see and sense more than others because of their superior preparations.

 

            Emotion: The Spirit may be manifest in and through several human emotions; however, it is not synonymous (and not to be confused) with those emotions. For example, crying is not necessarily proof of having the Spirit.    

 

Endurance: The Spirit can give us the power to endure pain, hardship, trial.

 

            Enlightenment: Spirit enlightens the mind and the heart.

 

            Expedience:  The Spirit often manifests in obedience to the expedience of God

 

F

 

Faith: Faith in God is requisite to receiving spirit and spiritual gifts.

 

Fasting: Fasting, along with prayer, powerfully invokes the Spirit.

 

Feign/Fake: People may feign or fake the Spirit for gain.  

 

Forever: Spirit embraces all that is eternal, everlasting, and forever.

 

Future: Spirit can help us see into the future.

 

G

 

Gate: Spirit invites and induces us to enter the narrow gate of baptism.

 

Gift: Spirit may be received as a gift, even the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

 

Governance: Spirit enhances our governance in the kingdom of God,

 

 

H

 

Happiness: Spirit can imbue happiness from the inside out, in spite of hostile environment conditions.

 

            Healing: Spirit promotes all kinds of healing of both body and soul.

 

Health: Spirit can help safeguard and restore our health.

 

Hope: Spirit gives us hope of relief, resolution, and eventual victory.

 

I

 

Ideas: Spirit enables us to generate good ideas.

 

Impressions: Spirit may give us helpful impressions or sensations.

 

Insights: Spirit may enable us to see inside and instigate solutions.

 

            Intuition: Spiritual promptings may manifest as impulses or intuition.

 

J

 

Just: The nature of Spirit is just, fair, egalitarian, democratic. 

 

Justice: The aim of Spirit is truth and justice.

 

Judgment:  Spirit will be part of our judgment.

 

K

 

Kind: Spirit enables us to be kind and considerate.

 

Kiss: Spirit may kiss our countenance with light.  

 

           

L

 

Learning:

           

            Light:

 

Love:

 

 

M

 

Movement:

 

            Manifestation:

 

N

 

New, novel:

 

Necessity:

           

O

 

Operation:

 

Opposites:

 

Opposition:

 

Originality:

 

P

Purpose: The Holy Spirit edifies, unites, inspires, confirms, counsels, warns, warms, invites, testifies, brings to remembrance, brightens with hope, comforts, enlightens, heals, and teaches.

 

            Place: Spirit is everywhere, in principleand somewhere, in particular—in all good things, places and people. It quickens all life, plants, animals, and people; the spirit is part and parcel of our pre-mortal first creation, the spiritual creation, original design and manufacturing, as all things are created spiritually before they are manifest in material or matter, and all spirit is matter to be formed and fashioned by intelligence.

 

Personality:    Spirit refines and shines our authentic personality.

 

Q

Quiet:  The voice of the spirit may be quiet, small and soft.

 

Quicken:  Spirit may quicken bodily reflexes and reflections.  

 

            Question: Spirit often responds to our questions.

 

R

 

Relationships: Spirit enhances our relationships, including intimate ones.

 

            Rest: Spirit delivers on Christ’s promise: “Come unto me; I will give you rest.”

 

Results: Spirit helps us attain our desired results in our service.

 

S

Satanic: Evil spirits make us sad, depressed, angry, violent, and vindictive.

 

            Small: The voice of the Spirit may be small, requiring us to listen intently.

 

spirit: The spirit (lower case s) refers to all common usages and meanings.  

 

Spirit: The Spirit (cap S) refers to the Holy Ghost.

 

Still: The voice of the Spirit may be still, requiring us to listen intently.

 

            Steady: Spirit enables us to be steady, even when under duress.

 

T

True/Truth: Only to those who humble themselves and pray in earnest will the spirit by given, and by the Spirit of the Holy Ghost, we can know the truth of all things—and love the truth, even though the truth, indeed, may be hard for us to hear.  

 

Test/Trial: Spirit buoys us when we face tough tests and trials.

 

U

Universal: Spirit and spiritual gifts are universal.

 

Utopia: Mortality is no utopia and spirit cannot make it so. Any preacher who promises spiritual utopia on pre-Millennial earth is a false prophet.

 

Uses: Spirit has many practical uses.

 

Undulations: Spirit sustains us through our ups and downs.

 

V

 

Valiant: The standard of exaltation requires that we be valiant in our virtues—possible under trial and temptation only with the help of the spirit.

 

Vanity:  One affirms a value or assumes a virtue hat has not been tested.

 

Varied:  The spirit can inspire and animate to action any part of the body and work through the mind, mouth, heart, hands, fingers, feet, toes. It can adapt to any circumstance and adopt any form to fulfill an expedient function.

 

Verbal: The Spirit has a voice and can speak words in any language by speaking through the light of Christ and the native Intelligence of every person. It can also manifest in many non-verbal ways.

 

Viral:  Like neutrons in a reaction chamber, it can go viral, atomic, explosive, exponential, universal, and global—as needed—in harmony with the will of God.

 

Virtue: It manifests in and through virtue in thought and action; safeguards chastity and fidelity; assists weak humans (“the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”) to resist temptations and discipline appetites and passions.  The spirit removes animosity, competition, scarcity, hate, evil, filth, pollution.

 

Visibility: Sprit is invisible for the most part, unless visibility becomes vital. Then the Spirit can take on many forms, semblances and appearances—having myriad ways to manifest through human spiritual gifts and through various life forms.

 

Visual:  When seen, spirit may manifest to human senses in the form of a personage (male or female) or other life form (dove) or natural (sun, wind, thunder). Most commonly, however, spirit is received through senses other than sight.

 

Vision: The spirit can prompt one unifying vision—all see the same thing—or customize and personalize a vision, evident only to one person, alone or  in a crowd.

 

Virtual:  It occupies a spiritual, virtual world reality, largely unrecognized by the human senses, but virtual can become visual or sensory in a flash of new reality.

 

Vocabulary: The spirit may communicate directly, using its own extensive vocabulary, or in or through anybody or any known human language, and adapts to the vocabulary of the person serving as voice, ranging from articulate to simple expression.

 

Vocation: The spirit is in the service trade and may be manifest and visible through volunteer service, since that is its primary vocation and profession.

 

Voice: The spirit has voice—can make audible sounds and speak words in any human language in and through any person’s vocabulary and vocal style. Its voice is often quiet, soft, still but can also be loud and sharp. Its voice is as variable as the human voice in tone, tenor, range, pitch, treble, emotion, and volume.

 

Void: when violated or silent, one often feels a void, a vacuum, or stupor of thought, an empty space, a vacuum, or a hunger or thirst for righteousness.

 

Volition: It serves of its own volition, not by coercion or command. While it may be invited, perhaps in a prayer, it cannot be controlled or commanded to appear. Indeed, it comes as goes, like the wind, independent of high command of worldly rank and office.

 

 

W

Wait: The spirit does not always come when we want; hence, we are often asked or advised to “wait upon the spirit”.

 

Warning: The spirit may be the voice of warning.

 

White: The Spirit often manifests in a bright whiteness.

 

            Wonders: spirit brings to pass marvelous works and wonders.

 

Works: The spirit incites good works.

 

Worship: The Spirit enhances all forms of worship.

 

X

 

            X-factor: The Spirit often serves as the x-factor in decisions. 

 

Y

 

Yes: The Spirit is generally affirmative and positive.

 

Youth: The Spirit is often close to children and teens.

 

Yearning: The Spirit can detect our soul’s yearnings.

 

Z

 

Zeal: Zeal may be substitute for the Spirit.

 

Zest: Sprit adds zest to any activity.

 

Zion: Spirit is required to build Zion, inherit and inhabit Zion.

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