Knowing 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.

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 happy to see the ever increasing flow of new subscribers visiting our website from different parts of the world. Our unique approach to the reality of following the Lord Jesus Christ and His words is simple and down to earth. We may not be theologically correct from the doctrinal and polity of religious organizations but we are a strong believers of the words of Jesus Christ. Whatever Jesus said, we obey them to the dot without compromise. We will be judged according to His words.

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.

We are willing to be rejected as heretics, rebuked and corrected as long as the words of Jesus Christ are the basis of the whole thing. We are ready to rise and fall on what Jesus had said. Again, in closing, we pray for the visitors of this website. We love you all.

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.

Renewed Vision of God.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

The fundamental truth according to Jesus Christ about God, our Father is when He said, God is a Spirit. No man have seen God because He is invisible from the beginning. Don’t even look for God, just accept God as He is. In other words, you see God when you don’t see any. We cannot change the nature of God who is everywhere. God has no form or image to represent its boundary lines. God is so big, occupies all spaces in the universe that no human imagination can fathom.

Can we know God our Father? Yes, through Jesus Christ, His son. He said, no one comes (to understanding) but by Him. Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Once again, let us always bear in mind that Our God is a Spirit. Everything started from the intangible and non-visible mind of the highest Being.

The great Spirit has infinite wisdom which may call it the Word where divine knowledge emanates. In the beginning was the Word and the Word is with God and the Word is God. Jesus said, my words are spirit and life. Heaven and earth shall pass away but Christ’s  words shall not pass away. The Spirit says forever while material things rot and are subject to changes.

The humanity of Jesus is only a small portion of God’s revelation. The Word became flesh which occurred thirty years or more on earth but that historical event does not fully represent the totality of God, our Father who is eternal. This world tries to make their gods smaller and reachable to masses.

Faith is an end result of the right visualization of God. A wrong mental image of God would lead to doubt and despair. So, let us go back to the foundation of life thar is God, our Father is a Spirit. Worshipping God in truth is worshipping the Spirit. Worshipping the invisible God, not made by men is the only worship acceptable to God, our Father. Be blessed and happy when you don’t see God with your naked eyes for you are accepting Him for what He is.

Radicalization

Our society is a commonly using the term “radicalization “as an act of mass murder in the name of a supreme leader or an ideological cause. The radicals are the extreme right or left fanatical followers, who are willing to die and kill others in compliance to ones sacred belief or creed. So, we are going to witness the slaughter and the massacre of many human lives all around the world and the media would desensitize the horrible events by calling them as radicalization.

However, there are another radicals that we would like to present to the world to give hope to everybody. Please read these words from the Lord Jesus Christ.

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Matthew 5:38-43

The term, radical is not necessarily a bad word. Jesus is a radical person. He lived his life totally different from many of us. He is radical on loving the Lord God and our neighbors. He gives life and not death. Christ would rather die for us than to save Himself. He taught us to love our neighbors and our adversaries. 

We had been radicalized by Jesus words. We do exactly whatever He says and this is the only way we praactice our religion. We are not obsessed with the Bible, Koran or any other religious books. We are willing and ready to die for the gospel of Christ. We pledge our alligeance only to Christ. Make no mistake, we are not church looneys or fanatical heretics. We love people of all religion, race or nationality and even if and when we have enemies. No one should be terrorized by our actions. We are peacemakers and the salt of the earth. We are different from the average Christian that you know of.

There shall be terrorism in this world.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Trib·u·la·tion is a cause of great trouble or suffering. The synonyms of tribulation are distress, trouble, misery, wretchedness, unhappiness, sadness, heartache, woe, grief, sorrow, pain, anguish, agony, trial, tragedy, trauma, turmoil and the last but not the least, TERRORISM.

Jesus said that in this world, we shall have tribulation. Men shall live in terror because they loved darkness than light. Anger, rage and hatred will control the affairs of humanity in the absence of love and respect fo one another. The teaching of Jesus is the antidote to violence. He wanted us to love our enemies and be peacemakers. We should lay down our lives for the sake of others as Jesus did for the whole mankind. 

We are no more Muslims or Christians once we decide to follow the words and teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the eyes of God, we are either believers of Christ or not regardless of race, religion or nationality. We are judged and condemned according to the words of Christ. For God so loved the world that He gave His Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Gun control may not be the answer to the current rise of violence. Weapon is only a tool to achieve one’s purpose in mind. A person can use anything to kill somebody. What we need to control is the ugly faces of anger in our hearts. We can either subdue our angers or let them consume our passion to death. Misguided religious belief is the source of terroristic manipulation. In fact, there were more people killed in religious war than any other wars.

Listen to what the Lord had said in Matthew 15:18-19, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” The evil heart is the culprit of committing mass murder and false martyrdom in the name of god. Whoever hates his neighbor in his heart has already committed a murder without bloodshed.

It is possible that people are running amuck in hopelessness is due to the lack of love in the lives of church goers or mosque attendees. They don’t see any love or hope from nominal religious practices that they go for radical senseless act of terrorism which is totally an anti-Christ, violent activities contrary to the words of Christ. It is time to go back to basic of loving one another which is the cardinal teaching of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.