WHY IS THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON?


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WHY IS THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON?

 

The purpose of this study in God's word is to show you, the reader and seeker of the TRUTH, all the evidence from the word of Almighty God that CLEARLY and PLAINLY shows that the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON and NOT just a mere IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” that is simply used by Almighty God the Father as some falsely teach.

Let us begin this study in God's word by reading two verses compared side by side that are written by the SAME author written to the same church at Corinth.

First, we will read 1 Corinthians 6:19 which clearly teaches us that we as believers are the TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT who dwells IN us.

 

1 Corinthians 6:19.

 

“What? Know you not that your body is the TEMPLE OF the Holy SPIRIT, which is IN you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?”

 

Now let us compare this verse that we just read in 1 Corinthians 6:9 with 2 Corinthians 6:16 written by the SAME writer to the SAME body of believers. But this time the SAME writer, who is saying the SAME thing, says it in a different way. Please notice that the SAME writer to the SAME church at Corinth says that we are the TEMPLE OF the LIVING GOD who is IN us as opposed to what Paul told us earlier in 1 Corinthians 1:6:19 that we are the TEMPLE OF the HOLY SPIRIT as he told the Corinthian church is his first letter to them.

 

2 Corinthians 6:16.

 

“And what agreement has the TEMPLE OF GOD with idols? For YOU are the TEMPLE OF the LIVING GOD; as God has said, I will DWELL IN them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

 

These two verses alone should be enough to clearly teach those of you who have been taught that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person that Almighty God the Father, the LIVING God Himself dwells IN you. And therefore, the Holy Spirit IS the FATHER who is indeed a person. In other words, Almighty God the Father is ONE and the SELF-SAME DIVINE ETERNAL HOLY SPIRIT who is DWELLING IN you.

These are plain and simple WORDS that are easy to understand with no interpretation needed. Know you not that you are the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT? So then, what agreement have YOU with evil, seeing that you are the temple of the LIVING GOD who prophesied in the Old Testament that He will dwell in you? Paul is quoting an Old Testament prophecy in 2 Corinthians 6:16b when he said the following words.

 

2 Corinthians 6:16b.

 

“...and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

 

 Here is a list of things about the Holy Spirit to show that he is a person rather than a mere impersonal force or power as some falsely teach. I will not cover all the verses in this study, and thus, I will leave it to you to look the verses up for yourself that I do not cover in this study.

 

#1. The Holy Spirit has a mind (see Romans 8:27).

#2. The Holy Spirit helped to settle questions during the Church Council at Jerusalem (see Acts 15:28).

#3. The Holy Spirit dispenses gifts to different individuals according to as He wills (see 1 Corinthians 12:8-11).

#4. The Holy Spirit forbade some from going to preach in certain places (see Acts 16:6-7).

#5. The Holy Spirit anointed Jesus and sent Him out to preach the gospel (see Luke 4:18-19);

#6. The Holy Spirit testifies or witnesses of Jesus (see John 15:26).

#7. The Holy Spirit leads God’s people (see Romans 8:14).

#8. The Holy Spirit teaches and causes us to remember the truth (John 14:26).

#9. The Holy Spirit comforts us as does Christ (John 14:16).

#10. The Holy Spirit strives with us (see Genesis 6:3).

#11. The Holy Spirit reproves us of sin, righteousness, and judgment (see John 16:8-11).

#12. The Holy Spirit instructs us (see Nehemiah 9:20).

#13. The Holy Spirit speaks, guides, hears, and shows (John 16:13-15).

#14. The Holy Spirit speaks, chooses, calls, and sends forth (see Acts 13:1-4).

#15. The Holy Spirit gives messages to prophets and they declare: “Thus saith the Holy Ghost” (see Acts 21:11).#16.

#17. The Holy Spirit has the knowledge and searches all things (see 1 Corinthians 2:10-11).

#18. The Holy Spirit sanctifies us (see Romans 15:16).

#19. The Holy Spirit holds communion with us (see 2 Corinthians 13:14); and so does Christ (see 1 Corinthians 1:9).

#20. The Holy Spirit is the source of regeneration and renewal for salvation (see John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5).

#21. The Holy Spirit resurrects the faithful from the dead (see Romans 8:11; 1 Peter 3:18).

#22. The Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible and moved upon the prophets to speak (see 2 Peter 1:21).

#23. The Holy Spirit is another Comforter other than Jesus Christ (see John 14:16).

#24. The Holy Spirit helps our infirmities (see Romans 8:26).

#24. The Holy Spirit can be tempted and lied to (see Acts 5:3, 9).

#25. The Holy Spirit can be blasphemed and sinned against (see Mark 3:28-29; Luke 12:10; Matthew 12:31).

#26. The Holy Spirit is another Intercessor other than Jesus Christ (see Romans 8:26); 

#27. The Spirit intercedes for us to help us pray as we ought to pray.

#28. The Holy Spirit is called the ETERNAL SPIRIT in Hebrews 9.

 

And Almighty God the FATHER, who is ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING as the ETERNAL SPIRIT is said to be the ONLY ONE who has always possessed IMMORTALITY in 1 Timothy 6:14-16. So while there may SEEM to be TWO separate SPIRITS to Trinitarian Christians, the Bible clearly teaches us that there is ONLY ONE SPIRIT and the ON TRUE ETERNAL SPIRIT IS ALMIGHTY God the Father HIMSELF who ALONE has IMMORTALITY. And while it seems to some Christians that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person, but rather, an impersonal force or power the is used by God, the Bible ITSELF clearly teaches us that the Holy Spirit IS the FATHER Himself Please read the study “WHY IS THE HOLY SPIRIT THE FATHER?” But for now, let us continue this study on why the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON and not simply a power used by God.

Here are some more plain and simple WORDS that are easy to understand with no interpretation needed. Almighty God the Father IS SPIRIT! Please read John 4:24,25, which clearly and plainly teaches us that Almighty God the Father is SPIRIT.

 

John 4:24,25.

 

“But the hour comes, and now is, when the TRUE worshipers shall worship the FATHER in spirit and in truth: for the FATHER seeks such to worship HIM.

25. GOD IS a SPIRIT: and they that worship him MUST worship Him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.”

 

So then, in all honesty, is it the TRUTH to dogmatically demand that the ETERNAL SPIRIT is nothing more than an IMPERSONAL “FORCE, or “POWER” that is used by God? Can you honestly say that you are a TRUE worshiper of the TRUE God when you know not what you worship?

Know you not that God is a SPIRIT? Know you not that there is only ONE Spirit? Know you NOT that the LIVING GOD Almighty God the Father HIMSELF is DWELLING IN you? If so, then how can you say that the Holy Spirit dwelling IN you is nothing more than a mere IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” that God used like we use some IMPERSONAL power like electricity?

Dear children of God who teach that the Holy Spirit is just a power that is used by God, I implore you to take a CLOSER look at the WHOLE word of Almighty God lest you BLASPHEME the eternal Holy Spirit. Please read Matthew 12:22-33. And as you are reading these verses, please notice that Jesus does NOT mention Almighty God the Father. For you see, The Holy Spirit IS the Father. That is why the Apostles did not call that Holy Spirit by “another name”. The Holy Spirit is not given a different name because the Apostle of Jesus understood that Jesus called the Holy Spirit his FATHER.

 

Matthew 12:22-33.

 

“Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he (Jesus through or by the LIVING God dwelling IN Jesus) healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw.

23. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? (Or is this not the Messiah, the one prophesied to come that would be the son of David?)

24. But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. (Here in this verse Jesus is being FALSELY accused by the unbelieving Jews that he is not the Messiah prophesied to come. And the Jesus is casting out devils by the PERSON of the prince of devils himself which is Satan. I want you to notice the parallel comparison between the PERSON of Beelzebub the prince of devils and the PERSON of the LIVING GOD who IS SPIRIT by which Jesus cast out devils and healed the sick. In other words, BOTH are PERSONS or beings and NOT some IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” as some FALSELY ACCUSE the Holy Spirit of being Satan, is a “person” that has power. And the Holy Spirit is a person who has power)

25. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges.

28. But if I cast out devils by the SPIRIT of God, then the kingdom of God has come unto you.

29. Or else, how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first binds the strong man? And then he will spoil his house.

30. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.

31. WHEREFORE (Or for this very REASON of you wrongly accusing me of casting out devils by Satan, the prince of devils) I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the BLASPHEMY against the Holy SPIRIT shall not be forgiven unto men.

32. And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of MAN, it shall be forgiven him: BUT whosoever speaks AGAINST the Holy SPIRIT, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. (Did you notice that Jesus did NOT say, you can speak against the Son of God, you can speak against the Father, Bt if you speak against the Holy Spirit then you are a blasphemer. Jesus did not mention the Father because the Father IS the Holy Spirit)

33. EITHER make the tree GOOD, and his fruit GOOD; or ELSE make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.”

 

I want you to notice and pay verse close attention that ONLY TWO PERSONS are being spoken of here. And these TWO PERSONS are Jesus the Son of MAN, and the ETERNAL Holy SPIRIT who is DWELLING IN Jesus.

So where is Almighty God the FATHER? Does this mean that we can blaspheme Almighty God the Father? Does not Jesus care if Almighty God the FATHER is spoken against? NO! Many thousands of times NO my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, Almighty God the Father is not named or mention specifically by name because Jesus knew and taught that the PERSON DWELLING IN him IS ALMIGHTY God the FATHER.

Almighty God, the LIVING God who IS SPIRIT, is the ONE DIVINE eternal Holy Spirit that dwelt IN Jesus the SON OF the one true and only Almighty God the FATHER.

 

Please read John 14:6-17.

 

“Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the FATHER, but by ME. (Please notice that there are TWO separate persons and NOT ONE PERSON. Jesus did not say no man can come unto ME by ME. But rather, Jesus said no man can come unto his God and FATHER except they come by the SON OF God. Jesus is NOT the FATHER. Yes, a person can be a son and a father at the same time. BUT a person can NOT be the same person as the father who he is the son OF that father. Nor can a person be the same person as the son who is the father OF that son)

7. If you had known ME, you should have known MY Father ALSO: and from henceforth you know him, and have seen him. (Jesus is NOT saying that he HIMSELF is Almighty God the FATHER. But rather, Jesus is saying you have seen the LOVE and true character of my God and Father by the WORKS that HE does in his SON)

8. Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us. (Remember that Jesus was MADE Lord and Christ BY Almighty God the Father, according to Acts 2:36)

9. Jesus said unto him, Have I been here for a long time with you, and yet have you not known ME, Philip? He that has seen ME has seen the Father; and how say you then, Show us the Father? (Again, Jesus is NOT saying that he HIMSELF IS the FATHER, but goes on to EXPLAIN what he is actually saying in the following verses. This is why we must KEEP verses IN their CONTEXT to understand their TRUE meaning. And then COMPARE what we conclude that verse to mean in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God to see if what we INTERPRET a verse to mean AGREES with the REST of God's word. Jesus came to show us the Father and NOT to show us that he himself is the Father. It was the WORKS that Jesus did through the Father dwelling in him that shows us the true character of the Father as being GOOD)

10. Believe you NOT that I am IN the Father and the FATHER IN ME? the words that I speak unto you I speak NOT of myself:(Jesus is saying, I am NOT speaking of myself as being the Father. But rather, I am saying that the WORKS you see me do are NOT dome by ME) but the FATHER that DWELLS IN ME me, HE DOES the WORKS.

11. BELIEVE me that I am IN the Father, and the Father IN me: or ELSE believe me FOR the VERY WORKS' SAKE. (For you see, how can a man do these mighty works of healing except Almighty God the Father is WITH him?)

12. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the WORKS that I do shall he do ALSO; and greater works than these shall he do; BECAUSE I go unto my Father. (Jesus went to the cross to prepare a PLACE for us. The word in the literal means an ABIDING place speaking of a CLEAN vessel for the LIVING God to come and DWELL IN us. Keep reading and also read the study THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER! to understand the TRUE meaning of our “MANSION”. Also, please notice that Jesus is a SEPARATE person from the Father. It was the “earnest” of the eternal Spirit dwelling IN the Son of MAN, Jesus who did the WORKS as Jesus OBEY the leading of the Holy Spirit IN him. And Jesus called, the eternal Holy Spirit dwelling in him, the Father. And that proves that the Holy Spirit is a PERSON)

13. And whatsoever you shall ask (The LITERAL meaning is whosoever shall DEMAND of COMMAND) in my NAME, (NOT that we are demanding or command Almighty God, but rather we are COMMANDING the ENEMY to release his captives so they can be healed in the mighty NAME of Jesus) that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14. If you shall ask (Or more specifically COMMAND) anything in my name, I will do it. (Obviously, meaning if we command anything according to the will of the Father in the name of Jesus then Jesus will make sure that it is done. Jesus was GIVEN all power and authority after the cross to destroy the works of Satan. And when any member of his BODY speaks in his NAME then Satan must flee)

15. If you love me, keep my commandments. (Speaking of the two commandments that Yahweh the Father told Jesus to give to us under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament)

16. And I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; (Another comforter does NOT mean a separate so-called THIRD person of a Godhead Trinity God that the Father will send down from heaven to dwell in us. But rather Jesus is saying that the SAME anointing of the Holy Spirit that dwelt in him during his ministry will now dwell in us during our ministry. In other words, the SAME earnest of the Holy Spirit who dwelt in Jesu NOW dwells in EVERY true born-again Christian)

17. Even the Spirit of TRUTH (Remember that we must worship God, who IS SPIRIT, in Spirit and TRUTH); whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, neither knows him: but you know Him; for He dwells WITH you, and SHALL be IN you.”

 

Jesus was the first person that the Holy Spirit DWELT IN. And the suffering and dying on the cross of the ANOINTED Son of MAN, Jesus made the way for OUR vessels to be CLEANSED and made new so that the LIVING God who IS SPIRIT could come and DWELL IN US. Know you not that you are the TEMPLE OF the LIVING GOD? Jesus is the SON OF the LIVING God who he calls the FATHER. And that is why the Holy Spirit is a PERSON.

The apostles and the disciples of Jesus certainly knew and understood that the Holy Spirit was ONE and the SELF-SAME ETERNAL DIVINE being as being the Almighty God the FATHER. Please read where the writers of the New Testament interchange back and forth the words “the Holy Spirit” with the word “God” because they UNDERSTOOD that God IS SPIRIT and that the Holy SPIRIT IS Almighty God the FATHER. Please read Acts 5:1-5 where we see Peter using the words “Holy Spirit” and “God” as being ONE and the SELF SAME divine eternal Almighty God the Father.


Acts 5:1-5.

 

“But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.

2. And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

3. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled your heart to LIE to the Holy Ghost and to keep back part of the price of the land?

4. While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own power? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? you have not LIED unto MEN but unto God.

5. And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.”

 

The Holy Spirit IS a PERSON because Almighty God the Father, who IS SPIRIT, IS a PERSON. Please read Acts 13:2 where the Holy Spirit is speaking in the FIRST person clearly showing that HE IS indeed a PERSON.


Acts 13:2.

 

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost SAID, (How can a non-person power speak? The Holy Spirit IS a PERSON because the Holy Spirit SPOKE, saying) Separate ME (Or separate TO ME) Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.”

 

The LITERAL translation of Acts 13:2 reads. 

 

“...Separate by all means TO ME both Barnabas and Saul for a work where I have called them.”


To me, there is no doubt that the Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the FATHER! And, therefore, the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON or the ONE DIVINE ETERNAL being who has always existed in ONE person. Please understand and KNOW that the Bible itself clearly and plainly teaches us that there is ONLY ONE who has always had IMMORTALITY or who has always been the ETERNAL and INVISIBLE SPIRIT. Please read 1 Timothy 6:13-16 where we are clearly and plainly taught that Almighty God the Father ONLY has always possessed IMMORTALITY.


1 Timothy 6:13-16.

 

“I give you CHARGE in the sight of God, (Speaking of Almighty God the Father) who quickens all things, (Or who makes alive all things or who gives life to all things) AND before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; (Again, we see ONLY TWO separate persons. And those two separate persons are Almighty God the Father AND his SON CHRIST Jesus or the ANOINTED ONE Jesus. In other words, the vast majority of the New Testament ONLY speaks of TWO, the Father, AND his SON Jesus. And we must believe in BOTH the Son AND the Father in order to have eternal life in the world to come. For if we do NOT have the SON then we do NOT have the FATHER either. We must believe that Jesu is the Christ, the SON OF the living God. Timothy gives us CHARGE that we keep the follow teaching)

14. That you keep this commandment (The word translated as commandment here in this verse means principle or TEACHING. So then, we are to keep this TEACHING) without spot,UNREBUKEABLE, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: (WHAT teaching are we to keep without spot? The teaching in these next few verses about Almighty God the FATHER as being the ONLY ONE who has always had IMMORTALITY and who ONLY is THE ALMIGHTY who Jesus came to SHOW and teach us about. Jesus said in John 12: that he did not speak of HIMSELF. Jesus came to show us the FATHER. And we are to keep this teaching until the Second coming of our Jesus Christ)

15. Which in his times he (Speaking of the first and second comings of Jesus that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father,) shall SHOW, (Remember that Jesus came to SHOW us the FATHER) WHO is the blessed and ONLY Potentate, (In other words, Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father, came to SHOW us the FATHER, who is the ONLY SOVEREIGN Almighty God, who reigns over everyone, including, reigning over his SON Jesus. To say this another, way Jesus came so that we might KNOW the FATHER as the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God who is the ETERNAL and INVISIBLE King) the King of kings, and Lord of lords; (Now, I know many of us have been taught the Jesus is the King of kings and the Lord of lords and this is true, but it is NOT the WHOLE TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. The TRUTH of the matter is that Almighty God the FATHER is THE ETERNAL invisible KING who is King of ALL kings, including, being King, Lord, and God OVER his SON Jesus who the Father has made his SON become a King of kings and a Lord of Lords. Please read the study Revelation 17:14 WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS? for all the scriptures that teach what I just said. But for now, just know that the WHO that Jesus came to SHOW us is the FATHER)

16. WHO ONLY has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; WHOM no man has SEEN, NOR CAN SEE:(Here we are CLEARLY and PLAINLY taught that the WHO that Jesus came to SHOW is the INVISIBLE ETERNAL SPIRIT who Jesus calls the FATHER. So then, it is the FATHER who is the ONLY SOVEREIGN ALMIGHTY God who ALONE has always had IMMORTALITY in himself) to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.”

 

So then, since ONLY the INVISIBLE God whom NO man has ever seen, nor can see is the ONLY ONE who has always been ETERNAL or IMMORTAL and the Holy Spirit is called the ETERNAL Spirit then to me, that means the ONE Spirit is the Father. The INVISIBLE God is Spirit who ALSO the ONLY one that is SOVEREIGN, which means that He is OVER and above ALL, including being above and greater than His Son. And that means that the FATHER is the one who is being spoken of in this passage of Scripture as being the King of kings and the Lord of lords who MADE Jesus be both Lord and Christ.

Now since there is ONLY ONE who has always been IMMORTAL or ETERNAL then that means that the Son of God did not pre-exist as the eternal God the Son in eternity past. Jesus came to SHOW us the WHO is an INVISIBLE SPIRIT. Jesus has shown us IN THIS present world that the Father is SPIRIT and the only true God. And IN the world yet to come, Jesus will show the mortals down on the surface of the earth WHO is the one true INVISIBLE God by ruling and reigning FOR Yahweh in the NAME OF Yahweh. For me, I must conclude that Almighty God the FATHER IS the ETERNAL SPIRIT who DWELT IN His SON Jesus.

So then, ACCORDING to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, we have ONLY TWO separate persons or being and NOT THREE as those who teach the false doctrine of the “TRINITY” dogmatically demand that there are THREE persons of the Godhead.

But yet the word of truth clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father, did NOT possess ETERNAL LIFE or IMMORTALITY UNTIL his God and Father GAVE his SON Jesus the same eternal or immortal LIFE that the Father HIMSELF has always possessed from all eternity. Please read John 5:15-32, which clearly teaches us that Jesus did NOT possess eternal life UNTIL his God and Father GAVE TO his Son Jesus the same eternal life that the Father himself possessed within himself. And while you are reading this passage of Scripture, please notice that Jesus said that he could do NOTHING OF himself and that it was the Father dwelling IN him who did the mighty works of healing.

 

John 5:15-32.

 

“The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.

16. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to SLAY him, because he had done these things ON the Sabbath day. (Here again, we see the Jews wanted to KILL Jesus, but this time it was because to them Jesus SUPPOSEDLY broke the Sabbath day, at least in the eyes of the Pharisees, when Jesus healed a man BY the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father ON the Sabbath day)

17. BUT Jesus answered them, My Father WORKS hitherto, and I work. (In other words, Jesus is saying BUT I am ONLY OBEYING what my Father is SHOWING me to DO. Further down in this study you will understand that this means that the Father through his Holy Spirit was showing Jesus what to do and when to do it and Jesus simply OBEYED the leading of the Holy Spirit. In simple words, Jesus was saying I am only doing what Almighty God my Father told me to do. So, in essence, Jesus is saying to the Jews, if you have a problem with me doing God’s work on the Sabbath day the He told me to do then talk to God, not to me)

18. Therefore (Or for this REASON of Jesus telling the Jews that it was his God and Father who is doing the WORK of healing these people) the JEWS sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath but said ALSO that God was his Father, making himself equal with God. (In other words, the JEWS incorrectly interpreted the words of Jesus and FALSELY ACCUSED Jesus of making himself EQUAL to Almighty God. But as you will plainly see as you continue to read the CONTEXT that Jesus ANSWERED in his DEFENSE the FOLLOWING)

19. Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise. (In other words, Jesus is saying, I am NOT making myself EQUAL with my God and Father as you are FALSELY accusing me of doing, because the SON can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF. But I must OBEY my God and Father to DO whatever my Father is DOING. That is to say, whatever Jesus the Son of MAN saw in a dream or in a vision or in the written word of God and whatever Jesus heard the Father say to do by the inward voice of the Holy Spirit, then Jesus simply OBEYED what he knew that the Father was telling him to do. This is what Jesus meant when he said his Father was WORKING on the Sabbath day, and so I also must work the same works that I see my Father doing. Now to ME, this DEFENSE that Jesus makes right after the Jews FALSELY ACCUSE him of making himself EQUAL with God clearly teaches us that Jesus was in NO WAY claiming to be the great I AM nor was Jesus making himself to be EQUAL with Almighty God the Father because Jesus HIMSELF clearly and plain said that the SON can do NOTHING OF HIMSELF. Further on you will learn that it was the Father DWELLING IN Jesus the SON who actually did the WORKS that the SON could NOT do OF HIMSELF)

20. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all things that HIMSELF does: and He will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.

21. For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them; even so, the Son quickens whom he will. (WHY? Why will the Son be able to raise the dead and give eternal life to whosever he chooses?)

22. FOR (Or BECAUSE) the Father judges no man but has COMMITTED  all judgment unto the Son:

23. THAT (Or so that) all men (Including the unsaved in the world to come) should HONOR the Son, EVEN AS, they HONOR the Father. He that honors NOT the Son honors NOT the Father which has SENT him. (In other words, the Bible teaches us that we must believe and have BOTH the Father AND the SON in order to have ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. But yet the doctrine of the Trinity dogmatically demands their Trinitarian followers to believe that Jesus IS the I AM, as in, Jesus is ONE and the self SAME BEING as the GREAT I AM that I AM YAHWEH Himself. 

Yes, there is absolutely no doubt that Jesus came OUT FROM the one true and only ALMIGHTY God. But this fact of the word made flesh by no means that Jesus IS the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. You see, THE ALMIGHTY God has NO beginning and has NOT been BEGOTTEN, but Jesus the SON OF Almighty God was BEGOTTEN or brought into existence. Yes, there is no doubt that Jesus came OUT FROM Almighty God by or through the spoken WORD of Almighty God. But again, this does NOT mean that Jesus is Almighty God YAHWEH himself. For you see, God said, “I AM THAT I AM”, which LITERALLY means that Almighty God said “I SHALL BECOME who I am BECOMING which could be interpreted that Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECAME a HUMAN BEING. BUT, in the light of the WHOLE word of God, we understand the God created all things by his very own spoken WORD that came form out from His own MOUTH in the very SAME way. And we know that a tree is NOT Almighty God and a tree at the same time having two natures, one divine, and one natural. So AGAIN, please read A TRINITARIAN DILEMMA-PHILIPPIANS 2:6” )

24. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on Him that SENT me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. (All through the New Testament we see TWO in whom that we taught to believe in, Almighty God the Father AND the SON Jesus. Please read the study “DOES HEBREWS 1:10 PROVE THAT JESUS IS YAHWEH?” for a deeper understanding that the ETERNAL SPIRIT IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF who is a SPIRIT and that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father, the eternal Holy Spirit)

25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. (Jesus has the POWER to raise the dead because the Almighty God OF Jesus GAVE his Son this authority which you will clearly see in the context of this verse that follows)

26. FOR (or BECAUSE) AS the Father HAS life IN himself; SO has He (Almighty God the Father the eternal SPIRIT) GIVEN TO the Son to have life IN himself; (In other words, Jesus, the SON of God, did NOT always eternally exist with or by the side of his God and Father from all eternity past except in the mind and plan of Almighty God. Everything that Jesus is, and has, was GIVEN TO him BY his God and Father the one true and only ALMIGHTY God. In other words, John 1:1 says that the WORD, the LOGOS, or the SAYING was with God in a beginning and NOT that Jesus or the Son was with Almighty God in [a] beginning. Please read the study "JOHN 1:1 THE WORD WAS GOD!")

27. AND has GIVEN him authority to execute judgment ALSO, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN. (In other words, all that Jesus is or has was GIVEN TO him BY his God and Father was NOT because Jesus IS THE Almighty God, NOR was it because Jesus was the SON OF GOD, but rather the REASON that Jesus was HIGHLY EXALTED and GIVEN NAME above all name is BECAUSE Jesus is the Son of MAN who OVERCAME the enemy of God to fulfill God's plan of redemption for mankind)

28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, (Again, all that Jesus is and all that Jesus has, INCLUDING IMMORTAL LIFE and the AUTHORITY to raise the dead and give to whom so ever Jesus wills eternal life, was GIVEN TO him BY HIS God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. Remember that Almighty God said I AM THAT I AM, or I will BE what I will BE, or I shall BECOME what or who I am BECOMING. The WORD BECAME a HUMAN BEING so that Almighty God HIMSELF could DWELL IN this body of FLESH that he created for himself to dwell in, which was the SON OF Almighty God the Father. Jesus was GIVEN all POWER to raise the dead and JUDGMENT to give ETERNAL LIFE to whomsoever he wills BECAUSE Jesus was the Son of MAN and NOT because Jesus was FULLY God, nor because Jesus was the SON of God, but rather BECAUSE that Jesus was the Son of MAN a HUMAN BEING that OVERCAME the enemy BY the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the DWELT IN Jesus. This is what the WHOLE word of God clearly teaches us)

29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30. I can OF MY OWN SELF DO NOTHING:(Simply ask yourself the question, “HOW can the TRUE God do NOTHING in and of HIMSELF?” I mean THINK this through for yourself. If so be that Jesus was truly fully Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh, then HOW is it that THE Almighty God himself in the flesh can do NOTHING in and of himself? The TRUTH of the matter is that Jesus is NOT the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God, who is the FATHER ALONE. I was the Father who DWELT IN the Son of MAN, Jesus. It was through the power of the TRUE God dwelling in Jesus who was the one who actually did the WORKS through the human hands of his SON Jesus) as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek NOT mine OWN will, BUT the will of the Father which has SENT me. (Now, in all honesty, does this sound like Jesus is saying that he himself is the great I AM or that Jesus is saying that he is EQUAL to Almighty God the Father? Absolutely NOT! Jesus himself clearly and plainly said with absolutely NO interpretation needed that he could do NOTHING in and of himself. Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that IF Jesus were TRULY the Almighty God himself or even EQUAL with Almighty God, then Jesus would have never said that he could do NOTHING of HIMSELF)

31. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

32. There is ANOTHER that bears witness of me; (And that means that Jesus is NOT the Father as the Oneness Christians wrongly teach. How could the Father bear witness of Jesus by the works that He did through Jesus if so be that the Father and the Son were one and the self-same being?) and I know that the witness which He witnesses of me is true.”

 

The truth of the matter is that everything that Jesus is or has was GIVEN TO him BY his God and Father the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the INVISIBLE ETERNAL SPIRIT who ONLY has IMMORTALITY until the day that he gave his SON Jesus to HAVE LIFE in himself EVEN AS the Father has LIFE in himself. Now only these TWO have IMMORTALITY in themselves UNTIL that great and notable day to the coming of Jesus and his Father with him, when Jesus will give eternal life to those faithful believers who have endured until the end.


Please read Hebrews 9:14.

 

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, (Speaking of HUMAN So of MAN, Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father whom Almighty God ANOINTED or EMPOWERED by DWELLING IN his SON Jesus) WHO (Speaking of Jesus the Son of MAN in whom DWELT his God and Father, the ETERNAL SPIRIT. That is to say the ANOINTED Son of MAN, Jesus) THROUGH the eternal Spirit (Speaking of the eternal Holy Spirit, Almighty God the FATHER himself, who is SPIRIT and who ALONE is IMMORTAL and who DWELT IN Jesus to endue Jesus with power from on high. In other words, Jesus THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit) offered himself without spot TO God, (In other words, Jesus the Son of MAN, the HUMAN Jesus lived his life WITHOUT sin THROUGH the power and strength that he received by his God and Father who DWELT IN him to live his life without sin and die of the cross for our sins. And not only for our sins but also for the sins of the whole world so that WHOSOEVER believe might be saved. And NOW this SAME Holy eternal SPIRIT that DWELLS IN YOU as a believer shall) purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

 

Please read the study “HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!” But for now, I want you to see that here in this passage of Scripture, we learn once again that the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father is an ETERNAL SPIRIT. And that means that the Holy Spirit is a PERSON. And we have just learned from 1 Timothy 6:13-16 where we are clearly and plainly taught that Almighty God the Father ONLY has IMMORTALITY. And we know that Almighty God IS SPIRIT who ONLY has IMMORTALITY or has always been an ETERNAL SPIRIT. Therefore, the whole word of God clearly, and plainly teaches us that the ETERNAL Holy SPIRIT IS Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF.

And clearly seeing that Almighty God the Father IS a PERSON then that also makes the eternal SPIRIT who dwells is us to be a PERSON and NOT just a mere IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” that is used by Almighty God. For you see, the Holy Spirit IS the Father. The Holy Spirit dwelling IN us TEACHES us, which again shows us that the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON.

 

Please read 1 John 2:27.

 

“But the ANOINTING which you have received of him (Almighty God the Father) ABIDES (Or DWELLS) in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the SAME ANOINTING TEACHES you of all things, and is TRUTH, and is no lie, and even as it (Or He) has taught you, you shall abide in Him.”

 

The Bible teaches us that we are to LOVE the Holy Spirit, which again, proves to me, that the Holy Spirit is NOT an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” that is simply used by Almighty God.

 

Please read Romans 15:30.

 

“Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the LOVE of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;”

 

God IS SPIRIT and if we love God we have the LOVE of the SPIRIT and God DWELLS in us. Please read 1 John 4:8-16, which clearly teaches that the PERSON of Almighty God the FATHER DWELLS IN us as believers. Know you not that you are the TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT?

 

1 John 4:8-16.

 

“He that loves not knows not God; for God is LOVE.

9. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12. No man has seen God at any time. If we LOVE one another, God DWELLS IN us, and his love is perfected in us.

13. Hereby KNOW we that WE DWELL IN HIM, and HE IN us, BECAUSE He has given us of His SPIRIT. (It does not get any plainer or clearer than this, dear children of God. We KNOW that Almighty God the FATHER who is SPIRIT and who IS a PERSON or divine eternal being, DWELLS IN us WHY? Or HOW do we KNOW this TRUTH? It is BECAUSE Almighty God has given us his very own self same HOLY SPIRIT to DWELL IN us, which once and for all time proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Holy Spirit is a PERSON and NOT some IMPERSONAL so-called “FORCE” or “POWER” that is used by God like we use a tool or electricity)

14. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15. Whosoever shall CONFESS that Jesus is the SON OF God, God DWELLS IN him, and he IN God.

16. And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is LOVE; and he that DWELLS (Or he that abides or walks) in love DWELLS IN God, and God IN him.”

 

 

Please read Romans 8:8-14 where we are IN the SPIRIT if so be that the Holy Spirit DWELL IN us.

 

Romans 8:8-14.

 

“So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

9. But you are not in the flesh, but IN the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God DWELLS IN you. Now if any man has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. (This is NOT saying that Jesus IS the eternal Holy Spirit, but rather the SAME Almighty God the Father who DWELT in his SON Jesus has now come to DWELL IN us as BELIEVERS in the SON OF Almighty God. The word CHRIST means ANOINTING)

10. And if Christ (Or the ANOINTING of the Holy Spirit) be in you, the body is dead because of sin; (Meaning that your PHYSICAL BODY is still going to die) but the Spirit is life BECAUSE of RIGHTEOUSNESS.

11. But if the Spirit of Him (Speaking of the Spirit of Almighty God the Father) that RAISED up Jesus from the dead DWELL IN you, HE that raised up Christ (The ANOINTED ONE speaking of Jesus the SON OF Almighty God) from the dead (HE) shall ALSO QUICKEN your mortal bodies BY His Spirit that DWELLS IN you.

12. THEREFORE (or for this very reason), brethren, we are DEBTORS, NOT to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13.  For (Or BECAUSE) if you live after the flesh, you shall DIE: but if you THROUGH the SPIRIT do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall LIVE. (Just like Jesus overcame sin THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT and Almighty God his God and father rewarded his SON Jesus with ETERNAL LIFE so shall we who OVERCOME sin like Jesus also be rewarded with ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come)

14. For (Or BECAUSE) as many as are LED by the Spirit of God, THEY are the sons of God.”

 

But those who are LED by the spirit of deception who do NOT overcome are the SERVANT of whom they serve. Plain and simple serve RIGHTEOUSNESS and you will LIVE. Serve SIN and you will DIE. Romans 8:16 teaches us that we can KNOW if we are saved and in the WAY of RIGHTEOUSNESS to receive eternal life.

 

Romans 8:16.

 

“The Spirit itself BEARS WITNESS with our spirit, that we are the children of God:”

 

The word translated as “itself” is translated as the SAME in the LITERAL. In other words, the Spirit in us whereby we cry Abba Father the SAME Spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. The Holy Spirit has a WILL and GIVES us gifts of the Spirit to every man as HE WILLS. Please read 1 Corinthians 12:1-14 where we again see the writer INTERCHANGING back and forth the words “SPIRIT” and “GOD” because the apostles and disciples of Jesus UNDERSTOOD that the Holy SPIRIT is ONE and the SELF SAME divine eternal being or PERSON of Almighty God the Father.

 

1 Corinthians 12:1-14.

 

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have YOU ignorant

2. You know that YOU WERE Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as you were led. (please notice that Paul is specifically addressing the Gentile Christians who once believed in many gods including “TRINITY” gods. Paul is saying to the former pagan Gentile who are now Christians that to us as Christians that is ONE God in ONE person who alone is the Father)

3. Wherefore I give YOU to understand, (Speaking of the Gentile Christians. For you see, the Jewish Christians already understand that the ONE God is ONE person. But the Gentile Christians needed to be taught that the one God is one Spirit and) that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord but by the Holy Ghost.

4. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the SAME Spirit.

5. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

6. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the SAME God which works all in all.

7. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the SAME Spirit.

9. To another faith by the SAME Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10. To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another, diverse kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11. But all these WORKS that ONE and the SELF-SAME Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. (Now, when we compare this verse with verse 6 where the SAME God which WORKS ALL in all, then we can see that the SAME God and the SAME Spirit are ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING who IS the FATHER. But Jesus is NOT one and the self-same being as the Father. Jesus was made in the IMAGE OF his Father. Jesus is the firstborn of every CREATURE speaking of God’s NEW creation of righteous people who will inherit the new earth. Jesus is the firstfruits UNTO God)

12. For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. (Speaking of the ANOINTING, or the INDWELLING of Almighty God the Father IN his SON Jesus who is called the CHRIST, the ANOINTED ONE and NOT speaking of Jesus the SON OF God himself actually being that one and selfsame eternal SPIRIT himself)

13. For by ONE Spirit are we all baptized into one body, (Teaching us that we are baptized or submersed into ONE and the SELFSAME ANOINTING as our Lord Jesus THE CHRIST of the ANOINTED ONE, so then) whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into ONE Spirit. (And again, to all you Gentile Christians, that ONE SPIRIT is the ONE Almighty God the FATHER Himself who is the Father of ALL)

14. For the body is not one member, but many.”

 

This means that we all have different JOBS or works that the ONE SPIRIT leads and guides us to do. But the one body of Jesus Christ is also comparing the one body of the one Spirit which is the one God who alone is the Father. Keep in mind that Paul is specifically addressing the Gentile Christians who were once pagan Gentiles that worshipped many gods where each of their pagan gods had a different job. Paul is teaching the Gentile Christians that there is just ONE God in ONE person who gives each believer and EARNEST of His own self-same Spirit.

Here in this passage of scripture the writer of 1 Corinthians INTERCHANGES the words and phrases:

Spirit OF God in verse 3

SAME Spirit in verse 4

SAME God in verse 6

BY the Spirit in verse 8

SAME Spirit in verses 8, and 9

ONE and the SELFSAME Spirit in verse 11

ONE Spirit in verse 13

All of these phrases are speaking of the ONE and SELF-SAME Almighty God the FATHER of ALL who is SPIRIT.

We also learn from this passage of scripture that there is just ONE Spirit who is the ONE God, as in, the one ALMIGHTY God who ALONE is the FATHER.

So all I am saying to those who claim that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person is to STOP GRIEVING the Holy Spirit by calling Almighty God HIMSELF an IMPERSONAL so-called “FORCE”. Almighty God who IS SPIRIT is NOT just some kind of so-called “FORCE”. We are WARNED NOT to GRIEVE the Holy Spirit of the Almighty God which proves that the Holy Spirit IS a person because you cannot GRIEVE an impersonal force. Please read Ephesians 4: 29,30 which teaches us to NOT let CORRUPT communication come out of our mouths.

 

Ephesians 4: 29,30.

 

“Let NO CORRUPT communication proceed out of your mouth, but (Or but rather speak only) that which is GOOD to the USE of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

30. And GRIEVE NOT the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.”

 

God has given us the “EARNEST” of His Spirit which has sealed us or marked us as belonging to God. The earnest of the Spirit of God is a PART of God and the Holy Spirit dwells in us can be grieved. And when you GRIEVE the Holy Spirit you GRIEVE Almighty God the Father. Know you not that you are the TEMPLE OF the LIVING GOD. It is Almighty God HIMSELF who DWELLS IN us as believers. You cannot GRIEVE some so-called IMPERSONAL “FORCE”. But you can and are GRIEVING the Father IN you by calling HIM and IMPERSONAL FORCE. So repent and REJECT that FALSE teaching that the Holy Spirit is just an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or POWER” that Almighty God uses like some kind of tool or electricity. REPENT and come out of those false teachings.

Take heed now that you have heard the TRUTH lest you BLASPHEME the Holy Spirit by CONTINUING to FALSELY call HIM an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER”.

There is much more that could be said on this subject of the Holy Spirit being a PERSON, some of which I cover in the studies THE HOLY SPIRIT IN NOT THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY!, “WHY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER!, and WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

Below is a list of links to all the studies I have on why Jesus did not literally pre-exist, why the doctrine of the Trinity is not sound Biblical teaching, and why Jesus is NOT the Father.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!

JOHN 1:1-3

 

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2. The same was in the beginning with God.

3. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” 

 

JOHN 3:13

 

“And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.”

 

JOHN 3:17

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 

 

JOHN 3:31

 

“He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven is above all.”

 

JOHN 6:32 

         

“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven”

 

JOHN 6:33 

 

For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.”

 

JOHN 6:38

 

“For I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.”

 

JOHN 6:42 

“And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from heaven?”

 

JOHN 6:50 

“ This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.”

 

JOHN 6:51

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

 

JOHN 6:58

“This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.”

 

JOHN 6:62 

 

“What and if you shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?”

 

JOHN 8:14

 

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.”

 

JOHN 8:23 

 

“And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above: you are of this world; I am not of this world.”

 

JOHN 8:24

 

“I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.”

 

JOHN 8:42,43

        

“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. 

43. Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.”

 

JOHN 8:58

 

“Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

 

JOHN 16:28 

 

“I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”

 

JOHN 17:5

 

“And now, O Father, glorify you me with your own self with the glory which I had with you before the world was.”

 

JOHN 17:8 

 

“For I have given unto them the words which you gave me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from you, and they have believed that you did send me.”

 

 

JOHN 17:24 (scroll down to the second verse in question in this study)

 

“Father, I will that they also, whom you have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which you have given me: for you loved me before the foundation of the world.”

 

ROMANS 8:3 (scroll down to the eleventh verse in question in this study)

 

“For what the law could not do, in that, it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4 (scroll down to the first verse in question in this study)

 

“And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.”

 

1 CORINTHIANS 15:47 (scroll down to VERSE #6.)

 

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”

 

2 CORINTHIANS 8:9  (scroll down to VERSE #2.)

 

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.”

 

GALATIANS 4:4

 

“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”

 

EPHESIANS 3:9-11

 

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hidden in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

11. According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”

 

EPHESIANS 4:8-10 (scroll down to the fifth verse in question in this study)

 

“Wherefore he said, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

9. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)”

 

COLOSSIANS 1:15-17 (scroll down to the third verse in question in this study)

 

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17. And he is before all things, and by him, all things consist.”

 

HEBREWS 1:2

 

“Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;”

 

Hebrews 2:16,17

 

“For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

17. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.”

 

Hebrews 5:8

 

“Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;”

 

HEBREWS 10:5 (scroll down to VERSE #1.)

 

“Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:”

Psalm 40:6,7

 

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-8

 

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7. But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”

 

1 John 1:1,2

 

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life.

2.  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested unto us;)”

 

REVELATION 3:14 

 

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

 

MICAH 5:2

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”

 

GENESIS 1:26

 

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

 

PROVERBS 8:22  (scroll down to the second verse in question in this study)

 

“The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.”

 

Thanks for reading. May God bless you richly as you continue seeking the truth of the whole word of God. Also, please read the studies listed below related to Jesus being God, the doctrine of the Trinity and the Deity of Jesus.

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark.

 

 

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             Verses used to try and support the doctrine of the trinity, and that Jesus is Yahweh himself, as in one and the self-same being.

Genesis 1:26---Let US make man in OUR image!

Genesis 18:1-3 Was Jesus ONE of the THREE MEN or angels who APPEARED to Abraham?

Genesis 19:24--- YAHWEH rained down fire... from YAHWEH.

Isaiah 6:3---HOLY HOLY HOLY means TRINITY!

Isaiah 7:14---Immanuel God with us!

Isaiah 9:6---MIGHTY GOD and EVERLASTING FATHER!

Isaiah 48:16---The LORD AND HIS SPIRIT SENT ME!

Micah 5:2--- From everlasting.

Zechariah 12:10--- Look upon me whom they have pierced.

Matthew 1:23---Emmanuel God with us!

Matthew 28:19---In the name of the Father, Son, & Holy Spirit.

JOHN 1:1---AND THE WORD WAS GOD!

JOHN 2:19-22---Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead?

JOHN 5:18 JESUS IS EQUAL WITH GOD!

JOHN 8:24 PROVES JESUS IS YAHWEH!

JOHN 8:58---BEFORE ABRAHA I AM!

JOHN 10:30---I AND MY FATHER ARE ONE!

JOHN 14:19---JESUS IS THE FATHER?

JOHN 20:28---MY LORD AND MY GOD!

Acts 20:28--- He has purchased with His own blood.

Romans 9:5--- Christ came...God blessed forever.

 2 CORINTHIANS 13:14 TEACHES TRINITY?

EPHESIANS 3:9 DID JESUS CREATE ALL THINGS?

COLOSSIANS 2:9 IS JESUS THE GODHEAD?

PHILIPPIANS 2:6-11 PROVES PREEXISTENCE

1 TIMOTHY 3:16---God was manifest in the flesh

TITUS 2:13---Our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ

TITUS 3:2 God our Savior toward man APPEARED

Hebrews 1:8--- Your throne O' God.

Hebrews 7:1-3 ---Is Melchizedek a theophany of Jesus?

1 John 5:7--- And these three are one.

1 John 5:20--- Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God...

2 Peter 2:1---God AND our Savior Jesus Christ 

2 Peter 3:18---Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 

Revelation 1:8--- JESUS IS THE ALMIGHTY?

Revelation 1:17--- First and the Last (Isaiah 44:6

Revelation 17:14--- WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS.

       

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

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Now, I, myself, do not find one verse in the entire Bible that prophesies of God the Son being sent down from heaven to incarnate himself as the Son of God having TWO natures, one divine, and one human.

More Scriptures that show the TRUE Jesus to be the fulfillment of the Scriptures of PROPHECY that you can look up on your own: Luk_24:6-7, Luk_9:22, Luk_18:31-33; Mat_16:21, Mat_17:22-23, Mat_20:18-19; Mar_8:31-32, Mar_9:31; Mar_10:33-34; 1Pe_1:10-11; Rev_19:10+++ Joh_16:4-5, Joh_16:16-17, Joh_17:11-13+++Luk_24:26-27, Luk_24:46, Luk_21:22; Mat_26:54, Mat_26:56; Joh_19:24-37; Act_3:18, Act_13:29-31, Act_13:33; 1Co_15:3-4

In the law: Gen_3:15, Gen_14:18, Gen_22:18, Gen_49:10; Lev_16:2-19; Num_21:8, Num_35:25; Deu_18:15-19; Joh_3:14, Joh_5:46; Act_3:22-24, Act_7:37; Heb_3:5, Heb_7:1, Heb_9:8, Heb_10:1

In the prophets: Luk_24:27; Act_10:43; Isa_7:14, Isa_9:6, Isa_11:1-10, Isa_28:16, Isa_40:1-11, Isa_42:1-4, Isa_49:1-8, Isa_50:2-6; Isa_52:13-15, Isa_53:1-12, Isa_61:1-3; Jer_23:5, Jer_33:14; Eze_17:22, Eze_34:23; Dan_2:44, Dan_7:13, Dan_9:24-27; Hos_1:7-11, Hos_3:5; Joe_2:28-32; Amo_9:11; Mic_5:1-4; Hag_2:7-9; Zec_6:12, Zec_9:9, Zec_11:8-13, Zec_12:10, Zec_13:7, Zec_14:4; Mal_3:1-3, Mal_4:2-6

In the psalms: Psa_2:1-12, Psa_16:9-11, Psa_22:1-31, Psa_40:6-8, Psa_69:1-36, Psa_72:1-20, Psa_88:1-18; Psa_109:4-20, Psa_110:1-7, Psa_118:22; Joh_5:39; Act_17:2-3; 1Pe_1:11; Rev_19:10.

 

And as I promised here is the list of the six main headings that list all the studies I have on this subject as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

I will also give this list of the six following headings again at the end of this study so you can stay focused on one study at a time.

 

>>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

>>>IS THE DOCTRINE OF ONENESS BIBLICAL?<<<

 

>>>WHO OR WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?<<<

 

>>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<

 

>>>WAS JESUS CREATED?<<<

 

>>>WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG?<<<

 

And for further studies on false teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ please read the studies listed throughout all the studies here at AMatterOfTruth.com and view the videos under the tab at the top called >>>FALSE TEACHINGS!<<< Under that heading, you will find the facts of what religious groups like Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Islam teach about Jesus as compared to the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, as in, the WHOLE word of Almighty God. And by the phrase “the WHOLE word of Almighty God”, I mean that all verses of Scripture must be correctly interpreted in the LIGHT of the whole word of God and compared with all other correctly interpreted verses of Scripture, as opposed to, interpreting a few verses that are taken OUT of context to teach what is not the truth of the WHOLE word of God. For you see, whenever any INTERPRETATION of a verse of Scripture CONTRADICTS any other verses of Scripture that are correctly interpreted in the light of the whole word of Almighty God then that INTERPRETATION is NOT the correct interpretation. So always interpret the hard “controversial” verses in the light of the SIMPLE CLEAR verses that do not need any interpretation to understand what they mean.

Plain and simple, if the gospel you have been taught does NOT follow the teachings of the WHOLE word of Almighty God under the NEW COVENANT written in the New Testament, then you have NOT been taught the TRUE BIBLICAL Jesus. Again, this does NOT necessarily mean that you are not saved, but rather, that you may not be walking with God in the FULL potential that our heavenly Father desires for you to walk. If you do not understand what I mean by this please be patient, this will all become clear as you read all the studies I give links to within this study. But you must have a sincere desire to know the truth and nothing but the truth.

So let us begin this study in God's word by me giving you a list of titles of Jesus during the days of his FLESH. Again, I will give this same list at the end of this study as well but for now, I would like you to simply read the list of titles of who Jesus was CALLED before Jesus ascended into heaven. There are actually FIVE AGES of Jesus and Jesus is something different in each of those five ages. I will also give the link to the study on the five ages of Jesus at the end of this study as well. But for now, please stay focused on reading THIS entire study first. Here are twelve titles of Jesus as to who Jesus is according to what the Bible ITSELF teaches us in SIMPLICITY.

 

Remember that Jesus is something DIFFERENT is each of the FIVE AGES of Jesus. So please read the study “THE FIVE AGES OF JESUS!”

 

#1. Jesus is the “I AM HE”!

 

Jesus said and if you do not believe I am he you will die in your sins. In other words, Jesus is the fulfillment of PROPHECY! What I mean by this is that Jesus is the one who was prophesied to come. Please read the following studies “PROPHECIES OF JESUS BEING THE MESSIAH!”, 365 PROPHECIES OF JESUS!”, “HISTORICAL EVIDENCE OF JESUS!”, “WHO IS THE TRUE MESSIAH?”, and “JOHN 8:24 IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE I AM HE!”

 

#2. Jesus is the Son of MAN!

 

Jesus fulfilled the prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures in the ORDER that the events of prophecy were prophesied. So this list of who Jesus is, according to the Bible itself is listed in the order that they were prophesied. In other words, Jesus did not come as the King of kings FIRST. But rather, Jesus was born of a VIRGIN first to suffer for the sins of the people. And then, Jesus will come again as the King of Israel. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF MAN!”

 

#3. Jesus is the CHRIST!

 

The word “Christ” does indeed mean the Messiah but before the Son of MAN, Jesus, actually became the Messiah by his death on the cross, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN. Many times in the Bible the word translated as “SENT” means COMMISSIONED and sending, as opposed to Orthodox Christianity meaning of being sent down from heaven. In other words, God ANOINTED the Son of MAN at his baptism by John the Baptist with His Holy Spirit and power to be able to accomplish the task that his God and Father commissioned or sent him out into the world to do. Please read the studies “JESUS THE CHRIST!” and “JESUS SAID WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?”

 

#4. Jesus is the SON OF God!

 

Jesus was prophesied to be called the Son of God but the Son of MAN was not called the Son of God until his baptism by John the Baptist. This was when Yahweh the Father announced the Son of MAN as being His Son in whom he is well pleased. Please read the study “JESUS THE SON OF GOD!”

 

#5. Jesus is our FELLOW SERVANT!

 

Jesus is our BROTHER. We will be JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus. Jesus is the FIRSTFRUITS unto God. Jesus is the CAPTAIN of our Salvation gone before us. Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of every creature in the image of God. And we are being conformed into the image of God’s dear Son. Jesus is the firstborn among MANY BRETHREN. Please read the study “JESUS OUR FELLOW SERVANT!”

 

#6. Jesus is the ONLY begotten Son of God!

 

To learn the TRUE meaning of “ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God” please read the study “JESUS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!”

 

#7. Jesus is the FULNESS of the Godhead BODILY!

 

For the true SOUND Biblical meaning of Jesus being the fulness of the Godhead please read the study “JESUS THE FULNESS OF THE GODHEAD!”

 

#8. Jesus is GOD!

 

And according to the Bible ITSELF, Jesus is “A” God under and subject TO HIS God and Father who ALONE is the ONLY TRUE God. Please BEGIN with the study “37 FACTS TO PONDER ABOUT JESUS BEING GOD!” And under four numbers I will list four things that Jesus is NOT.

 

#9. Jesus is NOT the FATHER!

 

Please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?<<<

 

#10. Jesus is NOT Almighty God Himself!

 

But rather Jesus is the IMAGE OF the invisible God. Please read the study “IS JESUS ALMIGHTY GOD?”

 

#11. Jesus is NOT Yahweh Himself!

 

Jesus came out from God but that does not mean that Jesus is Yahweh Himself. Please read the study “IS JESUS YAHWEH?”

 

#12. Jesus is NOT God the Son, the second person of the Godhead Trinity God who always existed without beginning in eternity past!

 

Please read ALL the studies listed under the heading >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<<

 

 

          

 

Mark.


      

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