Now, to me, I see a slight difference from the whole “BEING” of God which is everywhere and in everything from the “PERSON” of God. This is just my own personal belief as to the way that I can harmonize all the Scriptures. So then, when I myself think of God as a “PERSON”, I think of Almighty God the Father sitting on His throne. I believe that the Bible teaches us that God’s throne is in the city of God and that the city of God is in a specific place in the universe. I personally believe that the city of God is located in the deep recess of what scientists call a black hole in the constellation of Orion’s Belt. Even some scientists refer to that area of space as the “womb” of the universe. But that is for another study at a later time.

Please read Psalm 48:1,2.

“A Song and Psalm for the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness

2.  Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”

Then in Revelation 3:1,12, we learn that the city of God will come down from out of heaven but not all the way down to the surface of the earth at first.

Revelation 3:11,12.  

“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown. 

12.  Him that overcomes will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which COMES DOWN out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

Then at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus when God creates the new heavens and the new earth the city of God named New Jerusalem will come all the way down to the surface of the new earth.

Please read Revelation 21:1-5.

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2.  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 

3.  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the TABERNACLE of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God

4.  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. 

5.  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

And then in Revelation 5:1-7, we see Jesus, the Lamb slain, coming over TO Almighty God sitting on his throne to take a book OUT of God’s HAND.

Revelation 5:1-7.

“And I saw in the right HAND of Him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. 

2.  And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loosen the seals thereof? 

3.  And no man in heaven, nor in the earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. 

4.  And I wept much because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. 

5.  And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 

6.  And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 

7.  And he (Jesus, the Lamb) came and took the book OUT of the right HAND of Him that sat upon the throne.”

So I see the WHOLE of God as Almighty God the Father as the “PERSON” of God who is the HEAD over his whole SELF-SAME “BEING” of Spirit. In other words, God is Spirit and the Father is the self-same Spirit being that is that part of Spirit that controls the whole being of Spirit much like our brain controls all the functions and working of our OWN body which is PHYSICAL and LIMITED.

But God’s whole “body” or God's BEING is Spirit which is NOT limited. So while we cannot divide our physical body that does not mean that Almighty God the CREATOR cannot divide his Spirit being into portions and send those portions of himself wherever he chooses. After all, He is God, and nothing is impossible with God. Before we get into the Scriptures which show us that God can and does divide his Spirit being and then put those portions of his Spirit upon the people he chooses, I would like to remind you that God creates some things in his own IMAGE.

Most of you are aware that a cell can DIVIDE itself to become another cell that is the same as the original cell. And the original cell is no less a cell after it divided than it was before it divided. And the new cell is no less of a cell than the original cell from which it was divided. So then, since a CREATION OF God can divide itself then why cannot God divide himself and still be God?

Now I believe that God created all things out from HIMSELF rather than God created all things out of NOTHING? For all the verses of Scripture on why I believe this you can read the study “DID GOD CREATE ALL THINGS OUT OF NOTHING?” But for now, let us assume that LIFE giving creating Spirit is IN everything that God created. That would mean that God is CONNECTED to every created thing with is every and everything whether living or non-living. Think of the central nervous system in our physical body that is connected to every part of our being and how our brain can sense everything that goes on in our entire being all at the same time.

Well, to ME, we are a scaled-down IMAGE of God’s BEING, but God’s being is NOT limited like our being. The Father is the HEAD of his own being, and therefore, the Father can sense everything in every created thing all at the same time. But even when our brain SENSES something we LOOK TO SEE what our brain senses TO SEE IF what our brain senses are true or not. For example, our brain senses a mosquito on our arm and then we LOOK to see if there is a mosquito on our arm. And AFTER we SEE then we KNOW. For example, you may sense that something is crawling on you see you LOOK TO SEE IF something is crawling on you. And AFTER you look to see then you KNOW if what your brain sensed was true or not. And that is how I myself see the Sovereignty of God in how he senses and knows all things. But that is for another study as well. Please read “THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD!”

Now, let us get into the Scriptures where we see God coming down out of heaven to DIVIDE his Spirit and then put those portions of his Spirit upon others.

Please read Numbers 11:23-29.  

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? You shall see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

24. And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. 

25.  And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and TOOK OF the spirit that was upon him, and GAVE IT unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. (Now, some Christians interpret the pronoun “IT” as meaning that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON because a person cannot divide himself. But yet, we clearly see that God can INDEED divide Himself. God is Spirit and there is only ONE Spirit. So the Spirit who God is taking OF or from is God’s OWN self-same BEING which is Spirit. Moses DOUBTED God and God told Moses, Is Yahweh’s hand grown short that I cannot do what I said I would do?)

26.  But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp. 

27.  And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp. 

28.  And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 

29.  And Moses said unto him, Envy you for my sake? Would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!” 

Did you know that in PROPHECY, Jesus is prophesied as being the ARM of Yahweh? And when the prophecies of God’s Son being born of a virgin came to pass we now know that Jesus is a real literal PERSON who came out from God’s own “Spirit” BEING into existence.

Isaiah 40:10,11.  

“Behold, the Lord GOD will come with a strong hand, and his ARM shall rule FOR him: behold, his reward is with him, (See Revelation 22:12) and his work before him. (This prophecy will be fulfilled in the world to come during the 1000 year reign of Jesus when he will rule FOR Yahweh during Yahweh’s seventh 1000 year long day of Sabbath rest. That is why Jesus is called the Lord of the Sabbath)

11.  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” 

Moses is a type or shadow pointing to Jesus. And as God appointed SEVENTY other men to HELP Moses God told Jesus to appoint SEVENTY others also to help him.

Luke 10:1,2,17.

“After these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 

2.  Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is GREAT, BUT the laborers are FEW: pray you, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest…

...17. And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name

Then in John, we see Jesus prophesying over his disciples to receive the Holy Spirit which was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost in the upper room to begin the age of the church to PARTIALLY fulfill the prophecy in Numbers 11:29, Would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!

John 20:21,22. 

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: AS my Father has sent me, even so, send I you

22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive you the Holy Ghost:” 

Jesus told his disciple to not go out and preach the gospel UNTIL they RECEIVED power from on high referring to receiving the EARNEST of God’s Holy Spirit to DWELL IN them. Please read the following verses.

Luke 24:49.  

“And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry you in the city of Jerusalem, until you be endued with power from on high.” 

Acts 1:4,5.  

“And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, said he, you have heard of me

5.  For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized WITH the Holy Ghost not many days hence.”

This was fulfilled on the day of Pentecost and CONTINUES to be fulfilled throughout the entire age of the church. We are baptized BY ONE Spirit so we can DRINK OF the ONE Spirit to receive the power that comes FROM the ONE Spirit who is the SOURCE of power and NOT just a power that is used BY God.

1 Corinthians 12:13.  

“For BY ONE Spirit (Speaking of Almighty God who GAVE all authority and Power to Jesus to BAPTIZE us with the ONE Holy Spirit) are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to DRINK into ONE Spirit.” 

Anytime we grow weak in faith we can take ANOTHER DRINK of the ONE Spirit who dwells in us. Jesus DESCRIBED the ONE Spirit as being like a WELL of living water. So when we are THIRSTY for more of God we can go and DRINK from the WELL of LIVING water dwelling in us.

The ONE Spirit is the SOURCE OF the life-giving Spirit who QUICKENS our mortal bodies. The Greek word translated as quickens carries several meanings. It can mean RESURRECT our mortal bodies but it can ALSO mean to REVIVE or REFRESH our mortal bodies. Being FILLED to overflowing of the Holy Spirit springing up like a spring of water within us to become a river, so to speak, that flows out of us, is a time of REFRESHING in the very PRESENCE of God covering us. Even people around us can feel the presence of God coming on them whether they are saved or unsaved.

And in the presence of God, there is POWER to heal the sick and the power FROM the ONE Spirit dwelling in us flows out of us to do the work of healing.

Luke 5:17. 

“And it came to pass on a certain day, AS he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” 

Acts 10:38.

“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was WITH him.”

Almighty God the Father is the SOURCE OF the power and Jesus clearly identifies the Holy Spirit dwelling IN him as being the FATHER.

John 14:10.  

“Believe you NOT that I am in the Father and the Father IN me? (Or do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is IN ME?) The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the FATHER that DWELLS IN me, HE does the works.” 

I personally do not believe that Jesus LIED to us when he said that the ANOINTING of the Spirit DWELLING IN him IS the FATHER and that the Father IN him is the one doing the works of healing. So then, according to the Bible ITSELF it is possible for Almighty God the Father to DIVIDED himself up into portions of his Spirit being and gives every believer an EARNEST of his Holy Spirit as His GIFT to us to empower us to overcome sin in our lives, to heal the sick, and to do whatever the Holy Spirit living in us leads us to do.

For further study in God’s word to understand WHY the Holy Spirit dwelling IN us is, INDEED, a PERSON and not just God’s nature or some power used by God please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHO OR WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?<<< The Holy Spirit is the SOURCE OF all power.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God the Eternal Spirit who alone is the Father.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.