Monday, March 25, 2013

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is one of the three persons of the Trinity. He is equal to the other two in position and power, possessing all the essential aspects of deity. He shares all the attributes of the Godhead; He is eternal, having neither begining nor end (Hebrews 9:14); omnipotent, having all power (Luke 1:35); omnipresent, being everywhere present at the same time(Psalm 139:7) and omniscient , or all knowing (I Corinthians 2:10-11)

The Holy Spirit possesses all the characteristics of personality. He is not an "it" (Romans 8:16,26)

The Holy Spirit has intellect, emotions, and will. e speaks (Acts 13:2); intercedes (Romans 8:26); testifies (John 15:26); guides(John 16:13); commands (Acts 16:6,7); appoints (Acts 20:28); leads (Romans 8:14); and reproves and convicts of sin (John 16:8). He can be lied to and tested (Acts 5:3,4,9); resisted
 (Acts 7:51); grieved (Ephesians 4:30); and blasphemed (Matthew 12:31)

Each Christian must understand his o her own relationship with the Holy Spirit;

1. We are born of the Holy Spirit (John 3:6,8)
2. God has given us the Holy Spirit (John 14:16; 16:7)
3. We are baptized by the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 12:13)
4. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 6:19-20)
5. We are sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13)

Each Christian has the Holy Spirit, but not every Christian is FILLED with the Holy Spirit. We ought to desire this fullness because God commands it;
"Be filled with the Spirit"  Ephesians 5:18)

Being filled with the Holy Spirit: How much the Spirit has of us...
Again the Holy Spirit only lives in the one's that ask Jesus Christ in the hearts and life.
and I will end today with once your a children of God...did you see that in Ephesians 1:13 We are sealed by the Holy Spirit..meaning you can not lose your salvation...Praise the Lord...what a comfort that is.
Well hope you glean from this today...May the Holy Spirit...dwell in you, and you in Him..
Have a great day all.
Hugs Deb

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