Why has God sent us the Holy Spirit? Have you received Him since you believed? What are we to do with Him, once we have Him?
The Holy Spirit is sent to Teach us, Comfort us, to lead, and guide us, to all truth.
Genesis 1: 1-2
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
God, the Creator and His Spirit were there at Creation. If God Created, what was His Spirit doing? He moved upon the face of the waters. Doing what?
The Trinity, is hard for us to grasp, how can the Three be one.
An illustration I heard many years ago, helped to clear up my understanding.
If you think of Creation as being an automobile, it has many different systems or parts, to make it useful.
So to break it down, The Lord is the planer, the Administrator. The giver of the Law.
1 Corinthians 12: 1,5
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.”
In a Company or in the Church, there is typically one man in charge. He plans, oversees, directs, and is ultimately holding everything together.
So imagine all of Creation is a Car. The Lord, (the Father, the giver of the Law), designed the car, He is in all of Creation. Without Him there would be no Creation, just emptiness and a void.
Now we are told God Created the Heavens and the Earth. So God is different from the Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:6
“And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.”
God is the operations manager, ultimately the one overseeing and doing the Work.
John 1: 1-5,10,14
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
“He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
So let’s put God, (Jesus), in the drivers seat. He is the one fulfilling the Law, and bringing the hope of Grace, to the World, He is driving the car. He spoke, and it was done.
As we study the Scriptures, we can see how the Lord and God are one in purpose, and work towards same results.
At the time of Noah, the Lord said He would destroy all flesh. As we read further, we find God saying He also would destroy all flesh. (Genesis 6)
He added, to Noah, here is how you escape the wrath to come. Build an Ark, and here are the plans.
As we study the Word we can find many instances where God showed man Grace, the way to avoid the wrath of the Lord, the giver of the Law.
Which brings us to the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 12: 4,7
“Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.”
The manifestation of the Spirit, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the of hosts.”
The Spirit of God is the third member of the Trinity, in agreement with both the Lord and God, and at their direction, He is the Power that completes the Work.
Now why did He, Jesus, promise us the Holy Spirit? The Spirit of God is mentioned 20+ times in the Old Testament.
The second and third mentions, tell us why He is sent to us.
The Lord gave Joseph the Power of interpretation of dreams and raised him up, to become second only to Pharaoh.
The Lord, used Joseph to cause people to look towards the Lord. To realize God’s Power and Grace.
The Third mention just flat out tickles me. The Lord said:
“And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”
“And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
The Lord gave them the Spirit of God, so they could build Him a Tabernacle. A place for Him to dwell, and people could find Him.
That is why we were given The Holy Spirit, so God would have a dwelling place, and others could find Him in us, in our Witness.
“And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
The Holy Spirit was given so that we would have the Ability, Wisdom and Knowledge, to build His Kingdom.
I believe we need His Holy Spirit today, more than ever before.
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I desire a more intimate one.