A fake news is not a good news nor a bad news. It is not a news. It is in disguise as a news but actually a propaganda to discredit other person.
The words of Jesus Christ are all true and reliable. Every dot of His words is bound to materialize as it will come to pass according its purpose. The real news is centrally bound in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the Truth and there no lie or darkness in Him. Even a bad news is a good news in Jesus Christ. He can turn our miseries to joy, fear to comfort and death to life.
It would foolish not to celebrate the day Jesus came to this world. We don’t know what day and date He came but we are thankful that He came to dwell among us. In fact, we can celebrate our new life in Christ everyday of the year whether the birth date of Jesus is on December 25 of each year or not.
The message of the angels from heaven is good news to everyone. Never a fake one. The world we lived in are full of fake things. Very few things are real anymore. People are lost in the sea of false illusions perpetuated by modern “false prophets.”
There are three things every believer of Jesus Christ should know and always remember regardless of what religion do you belong. These 3 WWW of our website represent these following points; the Will, the Word and the Works.
1) The will of the Father is most important to be done in every step of the way of our lives. His will is sovereign above all and in all of us. Jesus prayed that not His will but the will of His Father be done on Him. He surrendered His will to the will of God the Father. He taught His disciple to pray that the will of our Father be done on earth as in heaven. God’s will is carried out by the Holy Spirit silently and without delay no matter we are aware of it or not.
“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
“O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” Matthew 26:39
2) The words of Jesus Christ must be followed thoroughly because they are the expressed will of God our Father. His words are the absolute truth. The basis of what is true or not. They are the standard measurement of life and death. We live and die according to His words. To know the will of God the Father is to know the words of Christ. The Son was sent to deliver the divine message from the Father. Whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
3) The works of the Holy Spirit are manifested and executed by will of God the Father. The Spirit works according to His will. He fulfills the words of Christ into being. The Holy Spirit is actively working every moment of the day or night, doing the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. Behind of all we see that moves the Holy Spirit is the prime mover and force, working together for good of all of us. The Holy Spirit is the energy of God, the power behind everything. The Spirit moves constantly so as God moves invisibly. The Spirit of God is the embodiment of the great force in the universe.
All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall NOT be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall NOT be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
This is powerful warning of Jesus Christ not to speak against the Holy Spirit. We have no explanation why blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable offense against God, the highest Being of all the universe. We just rely on what Jesus said about offending the Holy Spirit by way of blasphemy which is mainly speaking against the integrity of the person of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is a vey sensitive Person. What He hears become part of His Person. Our prayers and petitions are important to Him. Maybe as important as the words of Jesus to Him. He respects the words of Jesus He hears, which are forever recorded in His mind to be relayed to every believer during their time of remembering.
The Holy Spirit is a serious Person. He takes very word of Jesus seriously. The promises of Jesus to Him are not meant to be jokes or to be taken lightly. Though He is a serious Person, He is a joyful Person for the fruit of the Spirit is joy. The Spirit of God is well of joy for every believer who trusted Jesus Christ and His words.
The Holy Spirit is pure and sinless Person. Jesus called Him, “Holy”so He must be a perfect person without any flaws or imperfections. He is a totally complete Person, self-sufficient divine Being. We need Him more than He needed us. To speak against Him is detrimental to our cause. We should think twice before we open our mouths in disrespect against the Holy One.
Still at closing, we don’t have an answer why the Holy Ghost chooses not to forgive the sin of blasphemy against the most Holy One.
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.
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.
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.
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.