Joined: 11 Mar 2006
|Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:05 pm Post subject: ...COME HOLY SPIRIT
|John 14: 16-18
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you."
We talk about the Father and study the Son---but when it comes to the holy spirit, we are confused at best and frieghtened at worst.
Who is this third person of the trinity?
"The Holy Spirit is not a vague, ethereal shadow, nor an impersonal force. He is a person equal in every way with God the Father and God the Son. He is considered to be the third member of the Godhead."
God, through the person of the father along with the son, created all things.
God, through the person of the son, made himself flesh and died for humanity on the cross.
God through the person of the holy spirit is ever present in our lives, comforting us, teachin us, scolding us, strengthening us.
Through the person of the holy spirit, Jesus (Gof the son) is able to keep his promise to his disciples and every subsequent follower tha the will be with them always until the end of times (Matt. 28:20).
Through the person of the holy spirit, God resides in every heart...he lives within each and every single one of us (1Cor. 3:16).
Through the person of the holy spirit, God reveals to us his truth and his will (John 14:26).
In short, a christian life is possible, only because of the person of the holy spirit.
No one can be a true christian without the strength and influence of the holy spirit.
"The true children of God are those who let God's spirit lead them."