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God’s Holy Spirit & His Functions
« on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 15:48:46 »
REFORMATION RUMBLINGS
BUFF SCOTT, JR.
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God’s Holy Spirit & His Functions

[SEE “Al SHARPTON” BELOW]

    Pre-Note— From the beginning, our Lord’s Holy Spirit has always played an active role in universal matters. He has always been part of the divine being. Therefore, “We ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone or an image formed by the art and imagination of man” [Acts 17:29].
 
    It is fascinating how frequently God’s Holy Spirit is mentioned in the affairs of man. His sphere is wide, His scope is endless, and His objectives coincide exactly with the God of heaven and earth. His power and capacity reaches beyond our ability to decipher. Allow me to share a few samples of His operation.—Buff.

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1] God’s Holy Spirit is first alluded to in the beginning of terrestrial creation, “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters” [Gen. 1:2].

2] The Spirit of God filled Bezalel of the tribe of Judah with the ability and knowledge of artistic designs in the construction of the first Tabernacle [Exodus 31:1-5].
 
3] The Spirit of God used Balaam to bless Israel [Num. 24:2].

4] Joshua the son of Nun had the Spirit of God [Num. 27:18].

    Consequently, we are obliged to admit that all through the old covenant scriptures God’s Spirit indwelled numerous of His servants. When entering the history of God’s people in the grace era, we find His Spirit operating in miraculous ways. The Holy Spirit of God impregnated Mary. Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. Jesus told His disciples that “when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth.”

   “For John immersed with water, but you will be immersed in [or with] the Holy Spirit,” Jesus told his special envoys [Acts 1:5. His disciples were to receive “power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” [Acts 1:8]. This occasion occurred when the grace era was ushered in, as per Acts 2.

    Let it be understood that having the Holy Spirit and having the Holy Spirit with “power” are not precisely the same. “Power” alludes to the ability to perform miracles, to speak in other languages not formally studied, and to execute various wonders. The Twelve envoys following the induction of the New Way were conferred these supernatural gifts.

    God’s Holy Spirit indwells each believer. If we do not have the Spirit’s indwelling, we do not belong to Christ [Rom. 8:9-11]. Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? [I Cor. 3:16].

    Every believer is indwelled with God’s Holy Spirit. But not all believers have the “power of God’s Holy Spirit.” The “power” entails the ability to perform extraordinary feats. There are natural gifts conferred upon us by God’s Holy Spirit, and there are supernatural gifts bestowed upon others—such as the Twelve envoys and other believers during the formative years of the grace community.

    In I Corinthians 12:4-11, Paul says “there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit” [confers them]. He goes on to list both natural and supernatural gifts.

    It bugs me when I see those “fly-by-night” Faith Healers who sucker in those suckers by their sensational messages and promises of “divine healing.” They are peddlers of the gospel, as Paul describes them in 2 Corinthians 2:17 & I Tim. 6:5. Paul says they exploit the Gospel as a “means of gain.”

    You might inquire, “If God’s Holy Spirit indwells the believer, what does He do—what is His function?”  He comforts, leads, teaches, nudges, and is our guarantee we are the children of God. I venture to say that most of His numerous functions are unknown to us. Yet we know assuredly He resides within us as our most vital resident.
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   REV. AL SHARPTON SAID— Al Sharpton is a black Congressman and one of the speakers at Aretha Franklin’s [“Queen of Soul”] funeral the other day. In his speech, Sharpton said, “She was a black woman in a white man’s world.”
 
    If a white speaker had said at a funeral, “She was a white woman in a black man’s world” [or neighborhood], he would have been condemned by the liberal press and the black community “until the cows came home.”
 
    My point? A black speaker, such as Sharpton, can promote racism and no one opposes it. He gets by “Scott free.” But let a white speaker make the same statement but substitute black in the place of white and he will be written up and “thrown to the dogs” to be chewed up and spit out.
 
    Racism is wrong, period, whether promoted by whites or blacks. “Rev.” Al Sharpton needs to be taken behind the woodshed and disciplined for his racist behavior.—Buff.
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« Reply #1 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 16:03:27 »
A favorite story of A.J. Gordon: He had taken a friend to the foot of Niagara Falls. I've been there, it's awesome! He said to his friend, "Here is the greatest unused power in the world." His friend replied, "Oh, no, that's not so. The greatest unused power in the world is the Holy Spirit of the living God." 


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« Reply #2 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 16:04:29 »
" Consequently, we are obliged to admit that all through the old covenant scriptures God’s Spirit indwelled numerous of His servants."

I have not read all your post yet because I had to stop with this statement and question you on the truth of it.

According to scripture the indwelling was never given until after Christ was glorified.

John 7:38-39 (KJV)
38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39  (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

 You are misusing the scriptures teaching with that statement. The spirit working through people before the cross was not an indwelling but the power of the spirit upon a person or thing. 

Now I will finish reading your post maybe you have already straightened out this mistake.

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« Reply #3 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 16:08:41 »
OF is a preposition: would someone like to discuss the importance of prepositions.

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« Reply #4 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 16:10:50 »
okay upon finish reading I agree with the rest of the post

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« Reply #5 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 17:33:44 »
You may find this interesting, something I wrote some 20 years ago.

The Holy Spirit is spoken in connection with, or in reference to God, as where intimate union or oneness with the Father is predicated of, "The Spirit."
 
John 15:26, "The Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father." Where the same omniscience is predicated of,

1 Corinthians 2:10, "But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God," with,
Verse 11, "Even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God."

Where the same things are predicated of which in other places are predicated of, as in Ananias and Sapphira are said to lie to the Holy Spirit, etc.
 
Acts 5:3, "Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost," and so verse 9, "That ye agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?" Now compare verse 4, "Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God."

As speaking through the prophets:

Acts 1:16, "this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. " Compare with,

Acts 4:24, "And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:”
Verse 25, "By the mouth of thy servant David hast said, why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?"

Compare Acts 3:21, "God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began" compare with, Hebrews 1:1, "God -- spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets."

Compare, Acts 28:25, "Well spake the Holy Ghost by E-sa-ias (Isaiah)." Compare with, Isaiah 6:8, where the Hebrew is, "Also I heard the voice of the LORD," verse 11, "He (God) answered."

Hebrews 3:7, "The Holy Spirit saith, today if ye will hear his voice," compare with, Psalms 95:7, "To day if ye will hear His voice."

Hebrews 10:15, "Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he (Holy Spirit) had said before," Verse 16, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the LORD, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.” Compare with, Jeremiah 31:31, "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:”


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« Reply #6 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 18:28:24 »
Consequently, we are obliged to admit that all through the old covenant scriptures God’s Spirit indwelled numerous of His servants.
I think you are confusing the role and works of the Holy Spirit.  The empowering of/by the Holy Spirit is not the same as the indwelling of/by the Holy Spirit.  Empowering of/by the Holy Spirit has been from the earliest times and was seen in both the OT and the NT.  I believe the indwelling of/by the Holy Spirit is strictly a New Covenant work of the Holy Spirit.  It is the promise of God as stated by Peter in Acts 2. It is characteristic to every New Covenant saint.  It is a part of what is Regeneration, i.e., the new birth.

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Thank you 4WD you said it better than I did that I agree with

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« Reply #8 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 20:26:17 »
All New Covenant believers were promised the "gift of the Spirit". That does not necessarily mean that no one under the Old Covenant ever received the same gift. On Pentecost the Spirit came with the "sound of a violent mighty wind", probably signifying presence, quantity, and force, not just a presence for the first time.

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« Reply #9 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 20:42:01 »
Norton before we can decide on an answer to your reply first we need to know how you define the "gift of the Spirit". Just what do you see that to mean? Is it the indwelling spirit or something else?

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« Reply #10 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 21:42:34 »
SHORT VERSION



Psa. 51:10 Create in ME a clean HEART,
       O God; and renew a RIGHT spirit WITHIN ME

Spirit Words (wind) is used in a figurative sense of THE MENTAL DISPOSITION of Man or God

Eph. 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the OLD MAN
        which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph. 4:23 And be REnewed in the SPIRIT OF YOUR MIND
Eph. 4:24 And that ye put on the NEW MAN,
           which after God is created in righteousness and true HOLINESS.

Col. 3:10 And have put on the NEW MAN,
         which is REnewed in knowledge
         after the image of him that created him:

Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done,
      but according to his mercy he saved us,
      by the washing of regeneration,
      and REnewing of the Holy SPIRIT;

NOT renewing BY THE Holy Spirit.

Our spirits were holy until we sinned so that WE need to have OUR spirits RENEWED or REBORN

THE Holy Spirit does not NEED to be REnewed.

Heb. 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn,  [Church of Christ]
        which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all,
         and to the spirits OF just men made PERFECT

People who are JUSTIFIED by Christ are now QUALIFIED to be made PERFECT by REQUEST at Baptism;

5048.  teleioo, tel-i-o´-o; from 5046; to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character): — consecrate, finish, fulfil, make) perfect.

OUR Spirits are UNholy because it is FILLED with the conscience of sin and UNABLE to see clearly.
When OUR Sins are removed from OUR spirit then we have A holy spirit.

BAPTISM SAVES says Peter who spoke Acts 2:38 because we REQUEST A good conscience or Consciousnes.  A holy spirit is A good conscience is OUR spirits made PERFECT.

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« Reply #11 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 21:59:28 »
yogi bear:

   You wrote earlier, "According to scripture the indwelling was never given until after Christ was glorified."

   The thrust of my column was a reminder to all of us that God's Holy Spirit has played a major role in the activities of man since the very beginning of time.

   To indwell or not to indwell was not the primary factor in my post, although I did address that aspect. The bottom line is that God's Holy Spirit has been functioning in the affairs of humanity since creation commenced.

Blessings,

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« Reply #12 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 22:08:06 »
AS TO INDWELLING:

   Was David indwelled with God's Holy Spirit? He says of himself, "Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me" [Ps. 51:11].

   So, yes, it seems there was a form of indwelling among God's servants under the Old Law. I suspect a few other passages akin to this one could be found.

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« Reply #13 on: Sun Sep 16, 2018 - 22:14:31 »
True: God has always had His Word, Wisdom and Spirit WITH Him.  The prophets spoke by the SPIRIT and when Moses or David spoke MESSIANIC they were speaking what Jesus called HOLY SPIRIT. God sent His Word in HIS SPIRIT.  God's Holy Spirit worked in many people.  There are several "messianic" psalms which are referenced in the New Testament. David spoke by God's Holy Spirit.

God's Spirit gave the builders of the Tabernacle skills they did not have and they made the Tabernacle after a heavenly pattern.

"The Holy Spirit was not yet given" speaks of the role Jesus was given by god. He still exists in the STATE of Holy Spirit.  All revelation in the Old Testament was by God's Holy Spirit.

To qualify people to be DISCIPLES our spirits must be made holy.  The Same Spirit which inspired the Prophets in these last days SPEAKS by His Son.

Psa. 51:7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
       wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Psa. 51:8 Make me to HEAR joy and gladness;
         that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Psa. 51:9 Hide thy face from my sins,
        and blot out all mine iniquities.
Psa. 51:10 Create in me a CLEAN HEART, O God;
          and renew a RIGHT SPIRIT me.
Psa. 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence;
        and take not thy HOLY spirit from me.
Psa. 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
        and uphold me with thy FREE spirit.

Clean, Right, Holy or Free ARE not three more "gods."  God's Spirit is the Spirit WHICH BELONGS to God.  The LU-GURU said that THE holy spirit as a people are REQUIRED to make the words of God and Jesus INTELLIGIBLE.

Spirit is not in the class with persons.  The only reason that SPIRIT was ever used is because of THE HOLY GHOST version. 

When God's Spirit dwells in us we have the MENTAL DISPOSITION of God.  All of the end-time Spiritual terrorism is by people who claim that A SPIRIT speaks to them.  That is why you will notice that quoting the TEXT as the PRODUCT of God's Spirit gets you hurt.
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« Reply #14 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 04:13:51 »
Racism is wrong, period, whether promoted by whites or blacks. “Rev.” Al Sharpton needs to be taken behind the woodshed and disciplined for his racist behavior.—Buff.
God will do a much better job with people like Al Sharpton~and yes there is a double standard, a standard that the blacks violently riot and use as an opportunity to loot honest hard working people... except when they are the guilty ones, then not a word said. God has a special place for people like this, and they will not like it~in that day, every mouth will be shut in fear and trembling. 

Your post concerning the Holy Spirit was very close to the truth as I see it, and I think I have the Spirit as well as others.
Quote from: Paul
1st Corinthians 7:40~But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment: and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
Whether NT or OT it does not matter if a person does not have the indwelling Spirit of God he is not born again, thereby none of Christ. Those that are in the flesh, as opposed to those IN THE SPIRIT cannot believe, or, please God, IMPOSSIBLE. The ONLY difference between OT and NT is that KNOWLEDGE is given unto us of the indwelling Spirit, and he will give us the power to do greater works than even what was done in Christ's day especially so in proclaiming gospel truth, which is the Spirit's main work in the reign of Jesus Christ's absence from us.
Quote from: Jesus Christ
John 14:12~Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
To believe that the Spirit of God was not "an indwelling" but the power of the spirit Spirit upon a person or thing in the OT is a strong proof of one who has his personal sect's blinders on, that makes such a one say that in spite of many biblical proofs that said otherwise. 

If you want to hear some strange teaching on the Spirit, then there's one posting in this thread that is far outside of what the word of God teaches and his name is Kenneth~he's a blasphemer of the worst sort.
Quote from: the blasphemer
A holy spirit is A good conscience is OUR spirits made PERFECT.
It even gets worse when he's speaking on Godhead of Jesus Christ~he denies that Jesus is God manifested in the flesh. He has a big surprise coming very soon.
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« Reply #15 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 04:33:28 »
All New Covenant believers were promised the "gift of the Spirit". That does not necessarily mean that no one under the Old Covenant ever received the same gift. On Pentecost the Spirit came with the "sound of a violent mighty wind", probably signifying presence, quantity, and force, not just a presence for the first time.
Agreed.

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« Reply #16 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 08:38:31 »
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It even gets worse when he's speaking on Godhead of Jesus Christ~he denies that Jesus is God MANIFESTED in the flesh. He has a big surprise coming very soon.


Why wasn't he smart enough to say that GOD WAS IN THE FLESH. The Jews thought the same thing

John 10:36 Say ye of him,
      whom the Father hath SANCTIFIED, and sent into the world,
      Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
John 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.




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« Reply #17 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 09:33:26 »
Why wasn't he smart enough to say that GOD WAS IN THE FLESH.
The Spirit did, you just do not have eyes to see and ears to hear.
Quote from: PAul
1st Timothy 3:16~"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory."
You, sir, are not spiritually smart enough to see this simple truth. One day you will bow and confess this blessed truth to Jesus Christ who is the true God and eternal life. 

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« Reply #18 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 10:08:15 »
John 4:21 JESUS saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh,
        when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
John 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is,
        when the true worshippers shall worship the FATHER in spirit and in truth:
        for the FATHER seeketh such to worship him.
John 4:24 God is a SPIRIT:
       and they that worship HIM must worship HIM in spirit and in truth.

JESUS IS NOT HIM

Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them,
        and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Luke 24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted,
        and supposed that they had seen a SPIRIT.
Luke 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I MYSELF: handle me,
        and see; for a SPIRIT HATH NOT FLESH AND BONES
        AS YE SEE ME HAVE   
Luke 24:40 And when he had thus spoken,
        he shewed them his hands and his feet.

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« Reply #19 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 10:51:58 »
The Holy Spirit’s attributes, work and indwelling found in the O.T. Following is one of my favorite verses to prove 1. the work of the Holy Spirit; 2. there is a triune godhead, and 3. that Jesus is God.

The LORD Jesus is speaking to the whole house of Israel. Isaiah 48:16, He said, “Come you near unto me, hear you this; I (Jesus) have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God (the Father), and his Spirit, has sent me.”

The Breath of the Almighty: Job.33:4, "The Breath (Spirit) of the Almighty hath given me life."

The free Spirit: Psalms 51:12, "Uphold me with thy Free (generous) Spirit."

Good Spirit: Nehemiah 9:20, "Thou gavest also thy Good Spirit to instruct them."

Psalms 143:10, "Thy Spirit is Good."

Spirit of Counsel. Isaiah 11:2, “And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him (speaking of Jesus).”

Spirit of Grace: Zechariah 12:10, "I will pour upon the house of David, -- the Spirit of Grace."

Spirit of Judgement, Isaiah 4:4, "The Lord -- shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the Spirit of Judgment."

Isaiah 28:6, "And for a spirit of Judgment to him that sitteth in judgment."
 
Spirit of knowledge. Isaiah 11:2, “the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.”

Spirit of Might, Isaiah 11:2, “The spirit of counsel and might.”

Also, I understand it to be the Holy Spirit that gave Samson the strength to pull down the temple, Judges 16:28.

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« Reply #20 on: Mon Sep 17, 2018 - 12:08:12 »
OF is a preposition: the Spirit OF God is God's Spirit. As claimed by theologians, God does not need another PERSON to BREATH His Word.  It is my understanding that the translators would never have used THE added to Holy Spirit if they thought that the Spirit OF Christ was another person required for Him to be ARTICULATE as claimed by the Lipscomb Guru.  We miss a lot when every use of "spirit" is thought of as another person.

In 1 corinthians 2 Paul draws a parallel:

God's Spirit is to GOD
What
OUR spirit is to use

The Apostles were enable to speak for God and Paul said WE have the MIND of Christ. Mind is often parallel to Spirit.

There is no Scripture that hinds that Jesus OF Nazareth was the Lord (YHWH) the only God (ELOYHIM)
Most "Theologians" insist that Jesus was GOD in the flesh.

The same RATIO exists by those who claim that God COMMANDED INSTRUMENTAL worship when Jesus said that it "Created mental anxiety" or the LADED BURDEN



I Don't know a single "Scholar" at any university proven by their sermons, books or gatherings to "buy and sell" who gives evidence that they know about PREPOSITIONS.

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Re: God’s Holy Spirit & His Functions
« Reply #21 on: Tue Sep 18, 2018 - 01:23:11 »
Norton before we can decide on an answer to your reply first we need to know how you define the "gift of the Spirit". Just what do you see that to mean? Is it the indwelling spirit or something else?

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I guess I would see that to mean God's Spirit working overtime to recreate someone in His image by first cleansing, then empowering, comforting, protecting, and teaching. There are many metaphors in the Scriptures describing the Spirit's actions on people, such as the Spirit falling upon, the Spirit dwelling within, The Spirit flowing out to another, the Spirit drunk in, etc. I'm not sure it is very profitable trying to distinguish all these metaphors, one from another. All I know is that God's Spirit exerts some influence or force on all people in various ways, but probably more influence on those who as Paul said, "walk in the steps of the Spirit.
 
The Spirit was hovering over the waters. God spoke and the elements conformed perfectly to his will. It is different with people than it is with the elements. Today God speaks and some people conform to His will, others resist His will. Those who do not resist God's will are recreated and shaped by His Spirit to ultimate perfection in His sight. Those who stubbornly resist are abandoned to their own destruction.

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Re: God’s Holy Spirit & His Functions
« Reply #22 on: Tue Sep 18, 2018 - 04:21:47 »
JESUS IS NOT HIM

Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them,
        and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Luke 24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted,
        and supposed that they had seen a SPIRIT.
Luke 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I MYSELF: handle me,
        and see; for a SPIRIT HATH NOT FLESH AND BONES
        AS YE SEE ME HAVE   
Luke 24:40 And when he had thus spoken,
        he shewed them his hands and his feet. .
Blinded Kenneth, has lived 88 years in the flesh, and still has not as of yet, learned of the complex nature of the Son of God, being BOTH man and God in human flesh. When the scripture is fulfilled which said that we shall see God~ it will be JESUS in his glorified human body, who IS the true God and the ONLY God we shall ever see. No man, not even angels have nor will ever see God the Father who is a Spirit~this same Jesus, who is God, shall deliver up the kingdom to God his Father, that God may be all in all; even the Son Himself shall be subject unto the SPIRIT of God who always has and always will dwell in ETERNITY. 

NO man should ever bid you God's speed, by the fact you deny these BIBLICAL TRUTHS concerning the Son of God. The scriptures have one word for you.......Anathema Maranatha. I only wish I could make these words come out on brown paper, but you still would not be able to read them, pretty sure of that.
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