I really love this website! I have a question regarding the Holy Ghost. Will he receive a body of his own at some point? Thank you for all your time and effort in answering people’s questions the best you can!
Good question, I think it is one we have all wondered about at least once. I know I have. So I was thrilled to find this quote: Joseph Smith said,
“The Holy Ghost is yet a spiritual body and is waiting to take to himself a body, as the Savior did.”[Joseph Smith, Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith’s Teachings, edited by Larry E. Dahl and Donald Q. Cannon (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997)]
We have not been told when this will happen, but we can make a reasonable guess based on the scriptures. Before the Savior died, He told His apostles:
“I will not leave you comfortless … But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:18, 26.)
So a reasonable hypothesis may be that when the Savior returns to the earth, then it will be time for the Holy Ghost to receive a body. But again this is a guess. It’s not really important that we know when the Holy Ghost will receive a body. What is important for us to know is that Christ will not leave us comfortless.