The Deity of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead. There is only one God but the Godhead constitutes three persons. Why do we think that the Holy Spirit is God? Well, Jesus said that God is a Spirit. (John 4:24) The Spirit of God was present from the beginning of time and the co-creator of all things. We may therefore conclude that the Holy Spirit is a Deity who deserves respect, more than an errand boy in the New Testament. It is not fair to treat the Holy Spirit as mascot or a cheerleader of the church establishment. The Holy Spirit is a Spiritual Being and not a fictional friendly ghost.

This is a critical question. Does the Holy Spirit has the ability to love? Does He have an affection or a feeling? If God is love, the Holy Spirit is love too because He is equal with God. In fact, the fruit of the Spirit is love. The Holy Spirit as a helper and comforter must have the love to take care of us. He emphatizes with us in the time of our needs. He knows everything about us for He resides within us. The Holy Ghost cares as well as the Lord Jesus Christ.

There is revival in the presence of the Holy Spirit. When  we allow Him to move in His own way, a spiritual renewal can come to sweep us. Churches are dry and dying, they need a river of living water, a visitation of God’s Spirit. “Not by might nor power but by my Spirit,” says the Lord of Host.

Next time, we will discuss the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit to show how real He is.

The Person of the Holy Spirit.

Our Lord Jesus Christ named himself the great omnipotent, ever present spirit of God as the Holy Spirit. The name is sacred, holy and beyond reproach. The name represents a divine Person who is real according to Jesus. Every believer should treat the Holy Sprit like we treat the Father and the Son. We refrain from unnecessary argument whether there are equally three Persons in one God. We just believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person because that was the way Jesus presented the Holy Spirit to us.

Jesus said the world does not know the Holy Spirit while His followers can know intimately the Holy Spirit of Truth. We shall know the Truth and the Truth shall makes us free. The world operates mainly through the flesh and not through the Spirit. They are carnally minded and blinded from the absolute Truth. They thrive in darkness rather than in light.

Let us remember that the Holy Spirit is here on earth because elected to be with His Father. The Spirit of Christ lives in us though He is not physically present in this world. The Holy Ghost does the work of Christ as another helper and He is only person who can take the role of Christ on earth. It is wrong to assume that the church is the substitute of Christ. Without the Holy Spirit, the church is powerless and useless like the salt of the earth with no taste. When the Holy Spirit comes as Christ promised, we shall receive power, we shall have the divine enabling to do the task He wanted us to do.

The Holy Spirit is ready to help in times of our need. Call and talk to Him. Why not? Most people wanted to talk to Jesus in prayer. Some pray to the Father but few talks to the Holy Spirit. It takes time to develop a close relationship with the Holy Spirit because we may not be used to it. The Power of God can be restored in your life if you treat the Holy Ghost as a Being, a person you can trust.

Knowing the Holy Spirit – Part 2

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but ye know him; for he dwells with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16-17

Let us break down these two verses of the words of Jesus concerning the Holy Spirit. First of all, Jesus asserted that we can know the Holy Spirit while the world can’t see nor know Him, the Spirit of Truth. Everyone should endeavor to know the Person of the Holy Spirit. He was given to us to know Him personally like Jesus Christ who was given to us by the Father in heaven. Very few Christians know the Holy Spirit experiencially, never talk to Him nor live by Him. Do you know the Holy Spirit can hear our inner voices? Our spirits can be wired to the Great Spirit who is abiding with you and in you.

There are three things Jesus mentioned about the Holy Spirit when He comes after Christ is gone. 1) The Holy Spirit will abide with you forever. The abiding presence of the Holy Spirit shall be with us on whatever places we may go since the Holy Spirit is omnipresent. We are always within the range to give and receive  the “signal” to and from the Holy Spirit of God. 2) The Holy Spirit will dwell in you and with us. He will reside where we are as a permanent resident.This is mind-boggling and hard to comprehend but it is the truth. 3) The Holy Spirit will be in you because you know Him personally. Knowing the Holy Spirit as a “Person” makes the difference between theological concept and personal relationship.

How real the Holy Spirit in your life? Are you led by the Spirit of God? You can grow in the knowledge of the Spirit. He can help you in learning how to live under the anointing of the Spirit. We learn about the Holy Spirit through the words of Jesus Christ and we learn Jesus Christ through the guidance and witness of the Holy Spirit.

Knowing the Holy Spirit – Part 1

To begin with in discussing about the Blessed Holy Spirit, let us first reconfirmed our faith and trust on our Lord Jesus Christ. If we doubt the words of Christ, then there is no reason to believe the Holy Spirit. We only came to know the Holy Spirit through the message of Christ. He told His disciples about the coming advent of the Hoy Spirit after His departure to be with His Father. In short, without Christ means no Holy Spirit to know of. Where can we get an accurate information about the Holy Spirit aside from Christ?

The Holy Spirit is our Helper according to our Lord Jesus Christ. We must believe Him for telling us this truth that the Holy Spirit is indeed a Helper, to some He is a Comforter. The existence of the Holy Spirit depends on the very words of Jesus Christ. It is true that they co-existed from the beginning but only Jesus Christ made the Holy Spirit known to the world, His nature, attributes and works. The Holy Spirit is true and real because because in the first place, Jesus Christ revealed Him to us through His words.

It is important to know the Holy Spirit intimately at the same level of intimacy with our Lord Jesus Christ. The reality of the Spirit being must consumed our thoughts and minds. If Christ is truly gone as He ascended to heaven, then we have only the Holy Spirit to rely on. We are not orphans because of the presence and ministry of the Holy Spirit. Now can we imagine if there is no Holy Spirit at all? We will be helpless and out in the cold like orphans without guardians to protect us. Thank you Lord, for sending us the Holy Spirit who now live in us forever.

I shall continue the study on the Holy Spirit in the next installment of my presentation.

The Great Holy Spirit

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. John 14:17

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. John 14:26

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. John 16:13-14

Only Jesus Christ can tell who the Holy Spirit is. Nobody has the authority to teach about the Holy Spirit except Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Let us fix our research on the spoken words of Christ to know and discover the personality and attributes of the Holy Spirit. 

Jesus named the Spirit as holy being. Holy means that the Holy Spirit is perfect; in all things. If the Holy Spirit is perfect, then The Holy Spirit can not be wrong because He is perfect like the Father is perfect. Furthermore, Jesus presented the Holy One as a Spirit like His Father (God) is a Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is real and alive forevermore. The Spirit has no boundary and dwells everywhere. What our eyes could see are the reflections of the real world, the negative side of reality. We can’t see the Holy Spirit but it does not mean that He is absent and His presence is away from us. 

Jesus speaks about the Spirit as the essence of Truth. The Spirit will guide us into all the truth. The Spirit is the light and darkness departs when the light is at hand. The Holy Spirit is the perfect  Spirit of truth.

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We are tempted to form a group comprising the die hard followers of the teachings of Christ. However, we are not inclined to become a church. People may go to their churches and still be part of our movement or elect to be churchless and continue committed to Jesus Christ and His words only. The sectarian church may help us lead a righteous life. We are not critical of the establishment churches. We are giving the benefit of the doubt allowing them to prove themselves right before God. We refrain from judging our neighbors. When Jesus says something, we take as it is, plain and simple.

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Amazing Christ or Grace?

From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 4:17

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Matthew 9:12-13

Christianity is a religion of grace. They magnify their doctrine of grace more than ever and sing the hymn “Amazing Grace” passionately. Sermons about grace were delivered constantly and methodically. To many Christians grace is becoming more acceptable than Christ, it is easier to live under grace than to follow Jesus Christ. There is the danger of worshipping the doctrine of grace and misleading people away from the teaching of Christ.

We don’t argue that grace is a beautiful word. We all need the grace of God, the unmerited favor of God. However, never we can read or hear Jesus spoke about grace. Why? Because His message to the world is different and more deeper than grace. The message was repentance, spiritual renewal, new birth and suffering. Repentance means inner change of life. He joined the non-sectarian, wilderness-mountain-river group of John the Baptist to proclaim the gospel of repentance for He alone can take away the sins of the world. He asked John to baptize Him to become the leader of the radical change movement. He could have joined the religious hierarchy in the temple to maintain the old teachings of the Pharisee but He did not because He wanted to die as a rebel like John the Baptist.

As you read the words of Christ meticulously, you would discover that Jesus Christ was full of grace and yet His gospel was without grace. You cannot enter the kingdom of God unless you were born again, a spiritually changed man. What profit a man if he gains the whole world and losses his own soul? You have to obey Christ or He  will say, I never knew you. If your hand is uncontrollable in committing sin, cut it off for it is better to go heaven without it than to go to eternal damnation with it. Again, grace is beautiful like a lady but in herself cannot save us. Only Christ and His redeeming sacrifice can.

We got this amazing doctrine of grace from Paul. He started it with good intention but grace should not take the place of Christ in our heart. Amazing Christ, how sweet that sounds and saves like me.