Loop the Fruit is a board game based on the biblical Fruit of the Holy Spirit (the nine attributes of a Christian life according to Paul the Apostle). Since our board game focuses so heavily on the Holy Spirit, we wanted to take some time to outline who the Holy Spirit is and where He shows up in scripture. We whole-heartedly believe His teachings are the way to guide our younger generations.

I Thessalonians 4:8: God has given unto us His Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third divine coeternal person in the Holy Trinity: the Triune God. As you may know, the Triune God defines our Lord as being one true God who exists within three coeternal consubstantial persons—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the personal presence of God Himself. He takes permanent residence in the hearts of believers.

Romans 8:9-11: You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
I Corinthians 6:19-20: Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.
Ephesians 4:30: And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

The Holy Spirit is symbolized as a winged dove (which is how we symbolize the Holy Spirit in Loop the Fruit), fire and a cloud, and wind.

Luke 3:22: and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
Numbers 9:15-16: On the day the tabernacle, the tent of the covenant law, was set up, the cloud covered it. From evening till morning the cloud above the tabernacle looked like fire. That is how it continued to be; the cloud covered it, and at night it looked like fire.
Acts 2:2: Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting.

The Holy Spirit has many different functions to teach, help, and comfort us. The Holy Spirit is our revealer of truth and so much more. Please note, that the examples below are only a few of the Holy Spirit’s functions, there are several more.

He Glorifies Christ Jesus in all Things

John 16:14: He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.

He is the Revealer of Truth

John 16:13: But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

He is Our Comforter

John 14:16: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever—
John 14:26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 15:26: “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
John 16:7: But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

He is a Teacher

John 14:26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
I Corinthians 2:13: This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.

He is a Helper to Believers

John 14:26: But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

He Gives Us the Passion of God

Acts 4:31: After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

The Holy Spirit Empowers Us with Spiritual Gifts

I Corinthians 12:3-13: Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.