WHAT IS GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT?
The Apostle Paul defined God’s “Holy Spirit” in this way, “For God has not given us [you] the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (II Timothy 1:7).
Humans worship God (out of fear) just as Israel did at Mount Sinai. Fearing God is good because it is “the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). Isaiah said, “Seek you the LORD while he may be found” (Isaiah 55:6). It is the reason God told Moses to be “the mediator” between Himself and The People of God. God told Moses that Israel was right when Israel said they did not know who God really was (Exodus Chapters 19 through 23). Having God’s Holy Spirit creates an opposite result, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love” (I John 4:18). God’s “spirit” gives three attributes: 1). Power, 2). Love and 3). A Sound Mind. God’s Holy Spirit gives God’s “perfect love.” When an individual receives God’s “spirit” along with it comes “love,” which casts out the very “fear” which brought them to God. “The Holy Spirit” is all of “God’s Almighty Power” being “El Shaddai − The Almighty One.”
You now have two definitions with one more explanation to come as to what The Holy Spirit can do for you. The Third Attribute will give you “a sound mind.” “God’s power, love and sound mind” are what defines God’s Holy Spirit − scripturally.
Do you fully understand God’s power, love and sound mind? You need to Biblically define each of God’s “talents.” “Talents” in Greek refer to “God’s assets” or “money” which allows individuals to buy what they want. Scripturally, a Christian can increase their talents and to receive Eternity. God’s Holy Spirit grants gifts, because all mankind has been redeemed by Christ’s “blood.” All talents given to mankind are God’s “heavenly blessings.”
These “heavenly blessings,” given through Jesus Christ are coming directly from God, “Blessed [happy] be the God and Father of our Lord [Master] Jesus Christ, who has blessed us [you] [from God] with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). These are all God’s “spiritual blessings” by His Holy Spirit. God and His Holy Spirit are “one and the same.” That is just what Jesus said, “That they all may be one; as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they [The Disciples] also [and the world] may be one in us [you]: that the world may believe [faith] that you have sent me” (John 17:21). Wow!
One more surprise to go, “Sanctify [make holy − real] them through your truth [sound mind]: your word is truth” (John 17:17). This was not Christ’s “word” but The Word of God. This Word of God was a “gift” to His Son, as well.
Gods “words” are His very words − not another person’s words and definitely not The Words of Christ. Does scripture prove that God’s “voice” speaks about His very power? Christ plainly said to live by every Word of God − not every “word of Christ” (Matthew 4:4). Who does “the speaking?” Is it through Christ or through true Christians, so everyone can be “One?” “Wherefore as the Holy Ghost [Spirit] said, To day if you will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts [desire], as in the provocation [temptation], in the day of temptation in the wilderness” (Hebrews 3:7-8).
“The Holy Spirit” is “God’s very voice” speaking through Christ and those led by His “spirit.” Only God’s Holy Spirit gives “a sound mind” to “True Christians” who want to follow God.
A person’s “desires of the heart” seems to cause all the problems. Too many want to be “right” (like Job) rather than learning what is truly “right” from The Word of God, “Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles [confuses] with all wisdom” (Proverbs 18:1). When you side with man you are not on God’s side.
Quite simple! If you desire anything “more than God,” you have a personal idol − and that idol (far too many times) may be “you.” You regard yourself as “something special” especially if you have an “ego” or are handsome, beautiful, powerful, intelligent, a hero in sports, a politician, a business leader or wealthy. An example might be Job or Satan who each thought more of themselves than they should have. Job had no business telling God (because of his human interpretation) that he could compare his human mind to God’s mind. Job did not understand about the greatness of God (Job 42:1-3). Humans have a perpetual problem – “thinking they are always right” or they know better than the other person. Finally, Job learned his lesson and repented (Job 42:6).
Unless you read every Word of God on a particular subject and find no contradictions, only then, have you found “the truth.” Satan, in the wilderness, constantly and accurately quoted scripture. Satan challenged Jesus, “If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread” (Matthew 4:3). But he did not use all of God’s “words” on the subject. The devil told Him if He were The Son of God to make bread out of stones. He knew John, The Baptist quoted scripture, “For I say to you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham” (Matthew 3:9). That is why Jesus told Satan that eating bread (after fasting for forty days) is not important, but to acquire “the truth” demands or commands you live by every Word of God. Quite clear!
The Holy Spirit is all God “is” or “can be” – He is “The I Am.” The Holy Spirit is God literally, “who was in the past or will be in the future.” The Holy Spirit is “all” of God’s power, love and sound mind. The Holy Spirit as God’s “voice” leads you to His “truth” which is all of God’s “glory” and “goodness.”
Moses never “saw” God or spoke to God on Mount Sinai when God gave The Commandments (Had Moses seen God he would have been burned to ashes). What Moses saw was God’s “glory” which is more than God’s “thoughts.” It is all of God’s “glory” and goodness, “And he said, You cannot see my face: for there shall no man see and live” (Exodus 33:20). Here is what Moses saw, “And he [Holy Spirit] said, I will make all my goodness pass before you [Moses] and I will proclaim the name of the LORD [JHVH] before you and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy” (Exodus 33:19). How did God reveal Himself to Moses (Exodus 33:19)? That was God’s Holy Spirit speaking, “And he said, I beseech [begged] you, show me your glory” (Exodus 38:18). Moses saw God’s back which manifested God’s “glory” and all God’s goodness − His Holy Spirit.
God’s “spirit” emanates from God’s bosom (internal) (John 1:18), “And the Word [God’s Glory] was made flesh [human Jesus] and dwelt among us [you], (and we beheld his glory, the glory [God’s goodness] as of the only begotten of the Father [God],) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).
The “word” was not Christ, The Son of Man. “The word” was all The Father’s glory and all of His goodness, which was His Holy Spirit. That is “The Spirit” Christ had from His physical birth, “For he whom God has sent [God’s Holy Spirit] speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit [Holy Spirit] by measure [in part to him − human Christ] to him” (John 3:34). It cannot be clearer. Christ was a human through birth by Mary as a Son of Man. God’s Holy Spirit given to Christ at birth is what made Him God’s First Begotten Son. Christ proved by living every Word of God “in faith” − He was The Messiah sent by God (Revelation 1:5).
He was The Word of God sent from heaven by God’s Holy Spirit as The Apostle from heaven (Hebrews 3:1). It was The Holy Spirit which is God’s “voice” and speaks every Word of God. This was “The Glory of God” so God can be “All In All” (I Corinthians 15:28). You have God’s promise and that promise will never be broken. Are you allowing God to send His Holy Spirit to help you become a Son of God? God’s promises can be depended on while mankind’s promises swing back and forth. No one can be assured of a man’s or a woman’s promise but God can be relied on. There is no greater assurance than The Promises of God.