Information About God’s Holy Spirit
As those of you who know me personally or through these commentaries I share with you here then you know that I grew up going to a local Church of Christ. It would be fair to say that I spent my growing up years there 10-17. But at 17 I made myself quit going. Through my own studies I came to realize that there had to be much more depth in many subject matters than the level that I had been taught. Subject matters of Scriptures and Faith in which could not hold a blind eye to the fact of their differences. And to be totally honest, my hormones were pulling me toward another line of thought at this same time frame also.
One of their two Elders of the Congregation and I had several Q & A about such things as The Holy Spirit, Spirits, Souls, Possessions, and Miracles. I decided on The Holy Spirit as the subject matter today partly due to these conversations I had with Him and with a few others I trust for Honesty as well as with Wisdom. The Church of Christ Doctrine does not believe in any type of Possession. When one hears the word Possessed, do not their minds go to the thought of ‘Demonic’? But, if it is possible to be possessed with an Evil Spirit, could you not also be possessed with a Spirit of Light? One of the last times that this Elder and I got to speak one of the last things he said to me was about not really understanding “this Holy Spirit thing”. I have thought about those words several times throughout the decades. Now I realize that there were a whole lot of Biblical meat issues that those local folks actually knew that they didn’t know. It is a sad thing that the Earthy Leadership of The Lord’s Bride (The Church) does not know what 1/3 of The God Head is? How was that possible? My experiences were many decades ago, hopefully things have grown in their faith and knowledge since my days.
(Matt: 28:19 and 2 Cor. 13:14)
After The Lords ascension back to Heaven from which He came, The Lord did as He said He would do. The Lord sent back to the Earth, to His Servants the Apostles, His Holy Spirit to empower them, the Holy Spirit, to Comfort them. For further understanding on this incident please read through the second chapter of the Book of Acts. Please, if your get the time and opportunity to do it please loiter threw it. After the chapter and verse given is a help word, a word of thought, about Who and What exactly is The Holy Spirit?
Gen. 1:2—Spirit of God
Matt. 10:20—Your Father
John 14:16, 26—The Comforter
Matt 12:31,32—Sin against, Eternal
John 16:8-11—Convicts men
Matt. 12:28—Miracles preformed by
Luke 4:1—Filled by
Romans 1:4—Raised by
I Tim. 3:16—Justified by
Acts 28:25—Speaks Within Prophets
2 Tim. 3:16—All Scripture is given by
Eph. 6:17—His Word
Romans 8:11—Indwells us
I John 2:20,27—Anoints us
Acts 2:17-41—Baptizes us
John 16:13—guides us
Micah 3:8—Empowers us
1 Cor. 2:10-16—give us discernment
Gal. 5:22, 23—Bears fruit
Acts 9:31—Comforts the Church
Romans 15:16—Sanctifies the Church
Acts 10:45—given to Gentiles also
Matt. 12:31,32—Can be sinned against
1 Cor. 2:12,13—Opens our Minds
Eph. 1:16,17—Opens the Mind
Folks, these are just a few of the many Passages concerning who and what the Holy Spirit is. The Body is the Tabernacle (dwelling place) of the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit of Christ, to be possessed by Him, this is something that I wish for every human being upon the planet. Fore friends, this would be pure safety from the evil around us and the evil we are yet to see. Fore where the Light of God is, darkness cannot enter! Folks, the Devil and His kind may throw rocks at our homes (Tabernacles) all day long. But, like with any thief or bad person, their ability to harm us, our family, our friends increases greatly, if we allow them on the inside of our homes, body/Soul. True destruction often seems to come from when the inside walls grow weak, then the crumble, then the sound of our own destruction?
I hope that this letter was of some value to you. Please feel free to drop me a note, question, opinions or ideas if you wish too.