1. John 7:39 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Was the Spirit not present before Christ?

John 7:39 (ESV)

39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

The Spirit was present and at work before Christ. But he is fully revealed and given after the resurrection of Christ.