The 12 symbols of the Holy Spirit.
ANSWER # 1. The 12 symbols of the Holy Spirit.
THE 12 SYMBOLS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
1.OIL – Symbolizes the Anointing of God
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering
of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
1 John 2:27
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man
teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and
even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him
2.Water – Symbolizes the Life giving power God
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is
athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
3.Rain – Symbolizes the out pouring of the Blessings of God.
For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my
spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.
Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the
fruitful field be counted for a forest.
4.Rivers – Symbolizes the generation of the power of God
In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let
him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe
on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet
5.Wine – Symbolizes the Joy of the Lord
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in
your heart to the Lord.
6. Fire – Symbolizes the refining power and the zeal of God.
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged
the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I,
whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.
7.Wind – Symbolizes the Resurrection power of God
Acts 2:1-4. 2 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in
one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it
filled all the house where they were sitting.3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as
of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to
speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
8.CLOUD – Symbolizes the Glory of God. Isaiah 60:1,
1 Kings 8:10-11
And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the
house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the
glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power
of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee
shall be called the Son of God.
9.SEAL – Symbolizes the mark of identification of God.
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in
whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
10.DOVE – Symbolizes the Gentleness, meekness and peace of God.
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from
heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode
upon him.33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto
me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he
which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
11. FINGER – Symbolizes the Hand of God
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
12.HAND – Symbolizes the work and the power of God.
1 Kings 18:46
And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the
entrance of Jezreel.
2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the
LORD came upon him.
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