I know that not everyone, "Believes" in The HOLY SPIRIT." Yet, I ask everyone, who doesn't, what they Believe, that GOD is referring to, when in 1st John 5:7 HE declares": For there are THREE that bear witness in HEAVEN: The FATHER, The WORD, and The HOLY SPIRIT; and these THREE are ONE.
[With that said,
Can we each say these words, “I Believe in The HOLY SPIRIT?" And if so, please know that “every time we say [this] we mean that we Believe that [The HOLY SPIRIT] is The LIVING GOD, Who is able and willing to enter human personality and change us from the inside, out.” Yes, to change "everyone, and anyone," who Believes The WORD of The LIVING GOD, into an obedient son of GOD." Yes, everyone who Believes The WORD of GOD, "will through repentance, embrace JESUS CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "as LORD, and SAVIOR."
How many of us, often forget that The HOLY SPIRIT is not an "impersonal force." The BIBLE describes The HOLY SPIRIT as The All "POWERFUL" GOD. "Yes, and that HE possesses all the attributes of GOD: HE is Omnipresent, and Omnipotent, needing nothing, to be complete in HIMSELF.
Psalm 139:7-8 describes HIM like this: HE knows all things. HE is everpresent.
Consider how it reads: Where can I go from YOUR SPIRIT?
Or where can I flee from YOUR PRESENCE?
If I ascend into HEAVEN, YOU are there;
If I make my bed in Hell,
Behold, YOU are there.
[And 1st Corrinthians 2:10-11 reveals how The WORD of The LIVING GOD, expounds on the deep things of GOD, revealing them by HIS SPIRIT.
Consider how it reads: But GOD has revealed them to us through HIS SPIRIT. For The SPIRIT searches all things, yes, the deep things of GOD.
[Yes, and HE has infinite POWER.]
Thus, Luke 1:35 has this to say about the POWER of The MOST HIGH, Who would come upon Mary: And the Angel answered and said to her, "The HOLY SPIRIT will come upon you, and the POWER of The HIGHEST will overshadow you; therefore, also, that HOLY ONE Who is to be BORN will be called The Son of GOD.
The HOLY SPIRIT also does things that only GOD can do.
Things like what? Things like what Genesis 1:2 assures us of, by saying: The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And The SPIRIT of GOD was hovering over the face of the waters.
[Yes, hovering over the face of the waters, to create, and to give LIFE to everyone, who once stood in the shadow of death."]
Consider how Romans 8:2 reveals this by saying: For the law of The SPIRIT of LIFE in CHRIST has made me free from the law of sin and death.
I understand that "The HOLY SPIRIT"
is equal in "every way" with the other PERSONS of the TRINITY - The FATHER and The Son.
Thus, 1st John 5:7 assures us of this, by saying: For there are THREE that bear witness in HEAVEN: The FATHER, The WORD, and The HOLY SPIRIT; and these THREE are ONE.
The HOLY SPIRIT is a PERSON Who engages in personal ways with us.
Ephesians 4:30 tells us that HE grieves when we sin. And 1st Corrinthians 2:13-14 reveals that HE teaches us who recieve The SPIRIT of GOD, in TRUTH, saying": These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which The HOLY SPIRIT teaches, comparing SPIRITUAL things with SPIRITUAL. But the natural man does not recieve the things of The SPIRIT of GOD, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, for they are SPIRITUALLY discerned.
[But we, Beloved, who know them," know that Romans 8:26 teaches us that The HOLY SPIRIT prays, and intercedes for us, saying": Likewise The SPIRIT also helps us in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but The SPIRIT HIMSELF makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
[And John 16:13-15 reveals that HE guides us, saying": 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.
All things that The FATHER has are MINE. Therefore I said that HE will take of MINE and declare it to you.
[And since, all things are of GOD, and belong to HIM. 1st Corrinthians 12:11 reveals that HE gives us SPIRITUAL gifts to GLORIFY HIM with. Yes, to GLORIFY The NAME of JESUS, by preaching about HIS finished work of The Cross, for the remission of sins!"
And through Romans 8:16
The SPIRIT of GOD speaks to our hearts about SALVATION." Saying: The SPIRIT HIMSELF bears witness with our spirit that we are children of GOD,
Romans 8:17 continues by saying: and if children, then heirs - heirs of GOD and joint heirs with CHRIST, if indeed we suffer with HIM, that we might be GLORIFIED together.
[And do we suffer with HIM, Beloved?] Announcing the "finished work" of The Cross of CHRIST, for the remission of sins?" Or should we keep our talent buried, and hidden, like the servant who was too afraid, to serve HIS MASTER?" Mathew 25:25-27 reveals that servant, like this: And I was afraid, and went and hid YOUR talent in the ground. Look, there YOU have what is YOURS.'
"But his LORD answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited MY money with the bankers, and at MY coming I would have recieved back MY own with interest.
[The rest of the account is so heartbreaking; I'd rather you look it up yourself. If you'd like?"
Consider this, knowing that every Soul is precious to GOD." And that HE is not willing that any should perish.'
Shouldn't we be about our FATHER'S business, redeeming the time, preaching The GOSPEL of CHRIST, all of the time?" In season and out of season? Shouldn't we?"
The HOLY SPIRIT indwells us if we have received forgiveness of sins through FAITH in the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, our LORD.
Yet, is HE really, our LORD, "if we are not willing to do, what HE sends us, to do?" Is HE?" I don't see how!
But I see how The HOLY SPIRIT wants to transform us so that we become more and more like JESUS."
Yes, like HIM Who was obedient to the point of death. "Even the death, of The Cross!"✝️
So let’s cooperate with The SPIRIT of GOD, that calls us to be "fishermen," by obeying HIS WORD, and relying on HIS "POWER" to help us bring forth a good catch.'
"Remember," every Soul is precious to