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Indwells Individuals

Joshua and his friendsThe Holy Spirit indwells individuals whom God uses for his service. Joshua, for example, experienced the Holy Spirit indwelling him before he was commissioned for the Lord's service. In Numbers 27.18 we read, "So the Lord said to Moses, 'Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit of leadership, [or "the spirit"] and lay your hand on him.'" Othniel the first of the Judges in Israel and Caleb's younger brother, is given the Holy Spirit in order to judge Israel and in Judges 3.10a we read, "The Spirit of the Lord came on him, so that he became Israel's judge and went to war." The word "judge" may be translated as "leader."

Saul Prophecies

Anointing of David by SaulAs Sampson, who was a later prophet, grew so the Holy Spirit, stirred within him. In Judges 13.25 we read, " and the Spirit of the Lord began to stir him while he was in Mahaneh Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol." It is worth pointing out that in Old Testament times, the Holy Spirit was only given for a certain task and removed from those who were disobedient to God and replaced with an evil spirit. 1 Samuel 16.14 reads, "Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him." The phrase "an evil spirit" may be translated as "a harmful spirit." Once the Holy One leaves King Saul, the Lord allows an evil spirit to enter him. Prophecy was a phenomenon from very early times and Moses was described as the great prophet indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

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