Drawing the threads to a close….

‘On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares the LordAlmighty. “I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.’ (Zechariah 13v2)

As a recap, the tern ‘Spirit’ refers to God’s Holy Spirit. In other contexts, the term ‘spirit’ refers to the spirit that resides within humans but it can also be used to describe emotional experiences such as when a person’s spirit sinks – in much the same way that sadness comes upon the person.

However, the  term ‘spirit’ in the verse above is referenced as being from God nor humans but rather the  outworking of those forces and people acting in opposition towards God.  In short, the collective forms of darkness as found in its forms of division, impurity, disobedience, antagonism etc.

And so we reach the end of a three year exploration of the term ‘spirit/Spirit’ as it appears in the Old and New Testaments in the Bible. I hope you have found it helpful…

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