“The Spirit of the Lord”

Joseph F. McConkie, Robert L. Millet
The expression “Spirit of the Lord” is used some forty times in the Book of Mormon, and almost without exception it has reference to the Holy Ghost or to the Light of Christ. If, indeed, here the Holy Ghost was Nephi’s guide and teacher, this occasion is of tremendous significance, for it is the only scriptural occasion wherein the Holy Ghost makes a personal appearance to man. As the prophet explained, “The Holy Ghost is a personage, and is in the form of a personage.” (Teachings, p. 276; see also D&C 130:22-23.)

Doctrinal Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 1