The Holy Spirit

Before I write this I want to pray that, Heavenly Father in no way let me defame or blaspheme the Holy Spirit and to uphold the Holy Spirit, with the same regard that I hold up to you dear Father, in Jesus Mighty Name I pray.

One Person is being neglected in the Church today.  It is one very important person, and I don’t know if I have touched on this before or not, but He is the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the only and I repeat only connection that we have to the LORD Jesus Christ and the Father.  The Holy Spirit guides you into all the truth and brings all things into remembrance.  When you read the Word of God, it won’t make sense without the Holy Spirit.  He will tell you what to do that is right or wrong, and He will allow the Father to discipline you when you go wrong.  The Word of God says that you can blaspheme the Father, you can blaspheme the Son, but if you blaspheme the Holy Spirit, you will not be forgiven.  In that context Jesus was talking about calling something demonic, which is from God.  So you have to be very careful in the way you treat the Holy Spirit.  He is gentle and like a dove.  From Him we get the nine fruits of the Spirit – love, joy, patience,peace,kindness,goodness,self-control, gentleness, and faithfulness in no particular order I have mentioned them.   Many times we take Him for granted, and He helps us reach that point of intimacy that we have with God.  Without Him, even much of what we read (in the Bible) would not make sense, because with He takes what is written in the Word of God and makes it rhema, or a God-spoken Word in our life.

Before in the Old Testament they had experiences of the Holy Spirit falling upon them, but they never had the indwelling part of the Holy Spirit that helps us have a relationship with Jesus as we do today.  The Holy Spirit is called our Helper, and our Comforter, and He helps teach us the things of God.  When God created Adam and Eve – He breathed out the Ruach, or His breathe into them.  This is the same word for the Holy Spirit.  It is God’s Spirit breathed out into us.  The Holy Spirit keeps us in communion with God, and ministers to our hearts.

The Spirit and the Word of God are connected.  The more you grow in the Spirit of God, the more the Word will make sense to you.  The more the transforming of your mind will take place.  The less you will have questions, like why does the Bible say it this way in one place, and this way in another place.  No one else can give you the Holy Spirit except for God, and no one can Teach the Holy Spirit to you.  It comes from a place of dedication and a desperation to know God and to be intimate with Him and allow Him to dwell in you and work in you.  Without Him, everything you try on your own will come to vain.  All the works that you try to do in your flesh, will come to nothing.  With Him- the Holy Spirit, He will allow the law to be written on our hearts.

Many people can quote many Bible verses, but their lives don’t see transformation or don’t see fruit because they don’t allow the Holy Spirit to transform them and teach them, and they think they can get this teaching somewhere else.  They think they can get it from some outside source.  The Holy Spirit will let you know when something doesn’t sit well with God in your life, if you are sensitive to His Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is the seal of God upon your life.  Those that don’t have the Holy Spirit, regardless of who they think is God, will not have God’s mark upon their lives.

The Holy Spirit has gifts that can manifest themselves to you if you welcome them.  One debated topic is the gift of tongues, and in a later post I will try to put the Bible references up about the parts of the Spirit of God, I have mentioned here.  If you don’t open your mouth and in act of faith speak – after being prayed for- then that will enact the gift, but if you are simply not going to open your mouth because you are afraid, or if you are expecting the Holy Spirit to force your mouth to move then your up for a big disappointment about that.  Read ACTS 2 for the manifestation at Pentecost.

My main emphasis in writing to today is that I want to express that the WORD of God- both Old and New Testament, and the Holy Spirit have a very special relationship.  In John 1, it says, “In the beginning, there was the WORD, and the WORD, was with God and the WORD was God.”  This WORD is actually in reference to Jesus.  Besides the Father, no one knows Jesus and us better than the Holy Spirit.  We have to be careful not to grieve the Holy Spirit, and if we are sensitive enough we can experience when what we read or watch sometimes grieves or quenches the Holy Spirit.

We are to come to the Father as little children.  When a child is little it is very sensitive, and can get hurt easily when it is offended, and in that same way we are to come to the Father as little children being sensitive not to displease and so that we can bring joy to Him.  Bringing us back to the WORD, when we read the WORD we must understand that we cannot always look at it with natural eyes, and we must look at it with spiritual eyes.  That’s when people who are unbelievers can look at the WORD can break it apart and look at it and take aspects which might be types and shadows and figurative language, and take it literally, distorting what it says.  So the Holy Spirit will help us understand all these things.  When you begin to read the WORD more and more, you begin to increase in the Spirit, then things that you didn’t see before will start to make sense.  It is important to always be led by the Spirit and the Truth of the WORD.

When listening to other preachers, teachers, or reading others, it is important to notice the that we are all imperfect people, and we all do make mistakes sometimes, and that we do often contradict ourselves, and that is why when the Bible was written, they made sure that everything was authentic, and truly inspired by God, and fit in the theme with what the Holy Spirit was trying to say.  They didn’t put in books that didn’t fit in with what the gospel was trying to say, and that didn’t have the authenticity of the Scriptures.

When people make mistakes it is good to forgive them and move on, and to of course keep an open mind because when your mind is shut to the things of God, then you can’t see even what God wants you to see because you are so offended.  Someone once said, that you shouldn’t try to avoid things because you are scared that they might corrupt your spirit, and I didn’t think about it then.  But the verse in Phillippians 4 – “Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good thought, whatever is noble, if there is anything praiseworthy then meditate on these things” applies to anything that is based on the WORD of God, that if there is something praiseworthy then you should meditate on it, but if you sense in your spirit that you shouldn’t read this any further, or you shouldn’t watch this any further, or you shouldn’t listen to this any further, then listen to Him.  God has given us the common sense approach to life in the Bible, and it is up to us to listen and obey His commands, which come not only from the written WORD of God, but come from the Rhema, or revelation of God, given to us by the Holy Spirit.

 

I pray that we will be more sensitive to the teachings of the Holy Spirit and next to You dear Father, and Your Son, which is exemplified in the WORD, be careful not to grieve or quench the Holy Spirit, and for us as believers to develop a more intimate relationship with You LORD GOD, through the precious Spirit, not in name or by mouth only but through the attitudes of our hearts.  Let us be changed and transformed be the renewing of Your WORD upon our lives.  Let Your Spirit guide us into all wisdom, so we can reap the benefits of the inheritance of Your Kingdom and come closer to knowing You LORD GOD.  In Jesus Mighty Name I pray.

 

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12 thoughts on “The Holy Spirit

  1. God has sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts giving us the right to call him Abba Father. They who are led by the spirit are the sons of God.
    If you were to ask man 100 years ago: do you think men will ever walk on the moon? You would immediately rise to the top of a short list with the dubious distinction of king/queen of village Idiots. Ask that Question today and the answer returned would be: why,…….. haven’t you heard!

    “But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?…We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too” JFK. In 1961 when Kennedy made his now famous pledge to land a man on the Moon, the USA had only 15 minutes piloted spaceflight experience and only 5 minutes of that was in space while the Russians had already completed missions in orbit. Kennedy the face of virtually impossible odds due to limitations in technology and know how pushed NASSAU beyond their limits of planning a mission to fly around the moon and return, to land a man on the moon; coming form behind the Russians to achieve higher than expected goals.

    The difference between limitation and liberty is knowledge. If confronted by limitations, the best course it to seek the know-how. By knowledge you shall be liberated form constraints; whatever the form. When confronted by limitations, if our first recourse is to concede, yield, and embrace them; we might well be going to sleep under a Russian moon, and flying a British flag for a national banner. Limitations by their varied and sundry forms are all the brood of ignorance; wherever found they should be banished. Ignorance is not so damnable as humbug, but when it prescribes pills (as does the wisdom of men) it may happen to do more harm”— George Eliot. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    It would serve us well to listen to JFK stir our nation to it’s feet at darker times in our history, to avert the real threat of Russian dominance in the outer space.

    LINK BELOW: (the features a transcript of the inspirational speech, and an audio recording plays in the background)
    http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/jfk-space.htm

    I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, it is the power of God to be delivered from all things which we could before not be delivered from. We seldom discern the wisdom of men which makes void the power of God; because by appearance it often seem wiser than even God’s council which is utter foolishness among men.

    We should raise our awareness to the things that God has said and done, and the world is yet unaware of it. The way the Bible describes brainwashing is stated in (Isaiah 25:7—the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.) This covering, this veil that overspreads the whole world is the wisdom of man. The only way to overcome this is to receive the gift of the mind of Christ whereby by realize that all things are possible with us. If all your lives you are told one thing, in this case the wisdom of man; even if the truth is in front of you, you will not see it because of this veil that covers the face of the world.

    Take this 20-second AWARENESS TEST and see what I mean.

    God has written to us of the great things of his law, but we have counted them as foolishness. Mark 9:23—Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Luke 18:27—The things, which are impossible with men, are possible with God. Matthew 17:20—. …and nothing shall be impossible unto you. After Jesus rebuked the storm, wind and tempest tossed sea, the disciples looked at him in wonder and asking each other; what manner of man is this. Jesus asked them, where is your faith? He expected them to do the same things he did; Jesus wasn’t the only one that walked on water, Peter did for a short while; this is so symbolic of the short period of time the church got it right after Jesus departed.

    There are two parties identified here with whom it is said that all things are possible, with God and with men who believe. This is the righteousness of God, it transfers to man all the things of God that are given to men by believing, even God himself as the gift first given to Abraham, and promised to we his seed in Christ is transferred to man by the faith of God, that man is supposed to have.

  2. That’s an interesting perspective. I saw the gorilla since I’ve seen the video before. But I didn’t see you mention anything about the Holy Spirit in your posting. The same Spirit of God was with God beginning with Genesis 1:2 and is mentioned all through out the Old Testament and New Testament. You cannot have a relationship with Jesus without the Holy Spirit, which is the Spirit of God living in you guiding you into all manner of truth. The word for Spirit in Hebrew, Ruach occurs 348 times in the Old Testament, and the Word for the Spirit in Greek, Pneuma occurs 350 times in the New Testament. I am not saying we shouldn’t follow the law, but that we shouldn’t neglect the Holy Spirit as the primary source of following the law and not just the letter of the law, because it is the Holy Spirit that gives us wisdom to be able to understand and follow.

    • 2 Corinthians 3:17—Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. I suppose it never occurred to me that someone might highlight a distinction here. I imagine it’s the same Spirit of the Lord the moved upon the waters of Genesis. In my humble opinion I think he is Holy enough to qualify; but if this is the fly in the ointment, I fear the point might have been lost to you. If you are of the suspicion that I espouse a Jesus only point of view you may put such suspicions to rest.

      Grace for Grace

      • I am sorry I misunderstood. I can write ok, but my capacity for reading is not that well. Plus I was in a rush to get through my email when I commented. I realize I should have waited. My mistake, but thank you for further clarifying your point because I wasn’t exactly sure you were supporting the cause of the Holy Spirit. I agree that there is liberty in the Holy Spirit. When you become sensitive you realize the full impact of the grace, unmerited favor, that despite how you mess up or how flawed and imperfect you are God is willing to use to shape you into the mold that He wants you to be. At the same time you cannot shape God through what you want Him to be. I am so glad that the burdens have been lifted up through Christ. There seems to be a big debate as of late as to what “side” you stand on when there is really only one side and that is God’s. Thanks for your comment.

      • I am sorry I temporary removed your comments after reading a post on your blog about implying that we are god(s). Maybe I misunderstood the context. There is some New Age Teaching going around that says that people are actually gods. There is a distinction between saying that we are gods, and saying that we have Christ in us. The truth is that we are all sinners, and without His shed blood we couldn’t receive the Holy Spirit and Christ lives in us. The truth being that it is like you said that we should imitate Christ, but also be humble enough to know that we in our flesh are less in than God and that we have a body, which is the flesh, which is due to corruption, and the soul, which consists of the mind, will and emotions, but is still not the true representation of Christ, and a spirit, which is the indwelling of Christ. So 1/3 of us perfect. We don’t have to tap into the “Christ-consciousness” like some people believe. But it takes a surrender, and it is like Kenneth Hagin has said, “We are a spirit, have a soul, and live in a body”. Due to your unique writing style, it was difficult to make that distinction. I am not as scholarly as some people that blog. By the way what does the name “New Genesis Resurrection” mean? Ecclesiastes says, “There is nothing new under the sun” If you are referring to being born again, then shouldn’t the term be “Re-Genesis”? One of my faults is that I am too curious for my own good, and it takes wisdom and revelation from the Holy Spirit.

      • Greetings my beloved Sister.

        It is a delight to pen-fellowship with you, and applaud, and commend your inquiring mind; it lends itself best to acquiring knowledge. I firmly believe that brutal honesty is the most direct path to the truth if you seek the truth; short of that we’re just wasting time. My initial comment was deliberately phrased the way that it was to provoke your thoughts.

        Genesis is the book of the beginnings. The name “Newgenesis Resurrection” speaks of a NEW beginning for fallen man by way of resurrection life in Christ. The preacher in Ecclesiastes indeed speaks the wisdom of God when he declares nothing to be new under the sun. The operative word there is (under the sun). Contrary to life under the sun where nothing is new; ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW IN CHRIST. If you are in Christ, all old things are passed away; and behold all things are become bran new. Man was appointed by God to have dominion over all things God created, but when man fell those things: the elements of this world, and the very laws of nature began to exercise dominion over him. Christ, the last Adam who did not fail has come to reinstate in us God’s original purpose of man’s dominion over the works of his hand. Christ exercised dominion over the wind, waves, storm, tempest driven sea, gravity (walking on water), walking through wall, reconstituting matter at the very molecular level to produce wine out of water, over death, and life. Like a parent expecting a toddler to walk, Christ’s expectation is that we are to do the same things, and has in fact told us to do so; at times where his disciples failed, he inquired of them: where’s your faith?

        Philippians 2:6—Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. I think you may not have a problem saying you are a daughter or son of God, but were you to say that at the time of Jesus, you might well have pronounced a death sentence on yourself, because to say that is to make yourself equal with God. That’s exactly why they who heard him, took up stones to kill Jesus. Jesus did not repent but referenced, and asserted that Psalm 82:6 cannot be changed, where the Mighty God said we are all his children, and because he is God it is no robbery that we are gods. If you have not the mind of Christ this does not apply to you. As you have borne the image of the earthy, you must now bear the image of the your Everlasting Father, the Lord from heaven. For this to happen we are told to be transformed (change forms) by the renewing of our minds. It is no longer we who live but Christ who live in us; he gave us his mind to be our new identity. Actions follow thoughts and if you keep thinking out of the old mind instead of being renewed in the mind of Christ, none of the things of Christ will be possible for you.

        Hebrews 10:2-3—(The old priesthood has been changed) because (now in Christ) the worshippers once purged now have no more conscience of sins. 3 (Whereas) in those (the old) sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year (in that ministration of condemnation). The rememberance of sin, is sin that hasn’t passed away. In Christ there is therefore no condemnation because old things are passed away with our sins. We were sinners, but that has pass away along with all other old things. Jesus instructed us to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect. Paul helps us further understand that those who are perfect have this mind: they are not already perfect but by believing, leaning, pressing toward perfection God gives us credit for perfection as with Abraham who didn’t really kill Isaac, but because he had the mind and the will to do it God gave him credit and called him righteous. This is a walk by faith….the faith of God.

        Jesus was given birth into this world by a mother. A triune being he had a body, spirit, and soul. The only difference between we who had earthly fathers is he had no sin. In him our sins are washed away and remembered no more; we are become one with him. Our experience is by faith where his was actual, though both are very real and are of equal consequence in terms of qualifying us to do all the works which he did and asked that we do the same, and greater.

        I can’t tell you anything about New Age culture except I don’t think participants even take time to read the bible, or even get to know God. What little I have vague hints of is that in 1905 when Einstein published his fifth paper on relativity the world of man’s knowledge experience a major seismic shift in the way we see the universe. This change was more profound than discovering that the earth wasn’t flat, or the sun didn’t revolve around the earth. For the first time in the history of man he realized that all the visible material universe was made out of light that is condensed; matter and light are the same thing. This was expressed in his equation e=mc2 where the speed of light is the active (squaring) factor making the between the temporal visible material universe and invisible eternal deathless energy/power. When things approach the speed of light they stop aging making them eternal ageless energy/light. This revived interest in the premise held by science at its infancy about Vis Viva the living spirit that is within all things.

        The Hebrew culture didn’t grow up in a vacuum, but right there in the Middle East; in the middle of all those eastern cultures that share similarities in their religious and spiritual concepts. I happen to believe that Jesus is the way to God the Father, and this is borne out in the blatant exercise of his command over all of creation even death and life, whereas the others mere philosophical ruminations. Jesus said his kingdom is not in word of mans philosophy but in the power and demonstration of the spirit. The tragedy is that today modern Christianity has become more like any other one of them because they have set aside the cornerstone that give the building it’s identity. We have become just another form of godliness because we neither aspire nor demonstrate the power of God that should follow the preaching of the gospel. Two groups of people will be soon added to the list of endangered species Atheists, and Christians, because they deny the power of God.

        I can see this comment is starting to look like a scarf, so though there is much more to say I’ll make and end here. Perhaps we may have to communicate by email to avoid these lengthy comment posts.

      • Thanks for your reply…I’ll look forward to your emails, but please endure to keep them shorter if you can. I can see the passion you have for God and it shows through your writing.

    • It’s worth taking a look at. I’d have to approve the article first. I want to get to know the bloggers a little bit and their relationship to God so that I know if it is going to be something that is fitting for the theme of this blog. I really don’t know how the guest blogger thing works so if you know more then let me know.

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