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Sabbath or Sunday Worship Part 13 Series

Religion and the Sabbath or Sunday Worship Part 13:– Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, is entirely God, and is fully alive. He is part of the living God, our Creator, and God Almighty, who has the most potent force that can influence human behavior to do whatever He desires, but He is a good Spirit that will not interfere with our Spirit. He knows that fear is the body’s enemy, and we are told not to fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Once the Spirit leaves the body, it’s the end of life, and the body turns into dust, while the soul that sinned will join the dust of the earth, waiting for a new body to be born again.

Instead of fearing the One that can only destroy the body, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in the bottomless pit called hell. The Holy Spirit welcomes us once we accept Him to dwell in our hearts. He will perform a special duty to help us cope with our daily battle in heavenly places against principalities. The Holy Spirit will not influence us to do what we cannot do. He will not send us to a place to do godly work to endanger our lives. The Holy Spirit shared His Spirit within the Godhead.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, the first person in the Godhead, followed by the Spirit of the Son, and thirdly the Spirit of the sons of God. To make it simple to understand the members of the Godhead, let us use the grammar subject we learned in elementary school. It goes like this: We use personal pronouns in place of the proper name of a person. … I; you; he, she, it (we, they). …me; him, her; us (them ). The first person is God (The I AM), the Second person is the Son of God (Jesus), and the third person is the Sons of God wherein the Holy Spirit dwells, hence, called the Children of God. Notice I intentionally capitalized Sons to imply that the Spirit is of God. When we became partakers of the Holy Spirit of God, we became sons of the highest. I pray that you understand and agree with how the Trinity has formed and believe that Trinity won’t exist without us (third-person), Trinity won’t exist. This includes all God’s messengers.

2 Peter 1:3–4 says, “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire” (ESV). Believers become “partakers of the divine nature of God” through promises and before this takes place we need to be a new creation, born anew, born from above, and we are saved. As Jesus said in John 3:3, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

The Holy Spirit produces a good attitude- A way of thinking and a way of looking appreciatively

 are plenty. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. We already know that self-control is our character that can be defined by who we are.” 

As partakers of the Spirit of God, we receive the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. The Holy Spirit of God has unlimited gifts to give. As we progress towards the 2nd journey of sanctification, the presence of temptations and dealing with deceit and lies are like a shadow that follows. Since the presence of the Holy Spirit is dwelling in us, evil can be lurking around but unable to get any closer.  

God is love. Therefore, we must expect that we were created to love God and one another. Some made this an excuse to love money, the neighbor’s property, love power, and influence, an extreme twist of God’s meaning of love. Love is respect with the combination of care. It is easy for the wicked to unjustly divide the word of truth to gain control of those whose Spirit needs some work and not just faith alone. Day and night, the evil will not stop devouring the weak. The Holy Spirit works through the faithful and will transform your life to reflect the Son Jesus, an identification that will recognize by the enemy of faith that we are part of the family of God, and they will depart from us. The scriptures are guided and protected by the Holy Spirit, from Genesis to Revelation. When somebody or a group of people change it without receiving the revelation of the Holy Spirit, it’s a fraud, and it is not the breath of life because the Holy Spirit of God does not inspire it.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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