WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

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WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?

Or, According to the Bible ITSELF, Who Is the Holy Spirit?

Depending on what church denomination you attend will determine the way in which that particular church denomination would phrase the above question about the Holy Spirit as either being a “WHAT” or a “WHO”.

For example, the Jehovah's Witnesses, the United Church of God, the Christadelphians, the International Church of God, among other lesser-known church denominations all insist that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person. But rather, they all teach that the Holy Spirit is an IMPERSONAL “FORCE”, or POWER, that is used and sent by Almighty God the Father.

Then all Trinitarian churches dogmatically demand that the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON and that the Holy Spirit is the THIRD person of the Trinity God or triune God.  For an in-depth study in God's word showing all the verses in the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, why the doctrine of the Trinity is NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teaching, please see the study “IS THE HOLY SPIRIT THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY?” In this particular study, we will only touch on a few things in God's word that CLEARLY shows us that the Holy Spirit is NOT a THIRD person of a so-called Trinity Godhead.

Now, the Unitarian Oneness Pentecostal believers teach that the Holy Spirit, Almighty God the Father, AND Jesus Christ, the SON OF Almighty God the Father, are ALL ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING. For an in-depth study in God's word showing all the verses in the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, why the doctrine of Oneness is NOT SOUND BIBLICAL teaching, please see the study “IS THE ONENESS DOCTRINE BIBLICAL?” And for SOUND Biblical teaching please read “WHAT IS BIBLICAL UNITARIANISM?” Biblical Unitarians are not the same as Unitarians or Universals Unitarians. But for now, let us continue this study in God's word.

Basically all the choices that we can possibly have are as follows.

 

OPTION #1. 

 

The Holy Spirit is the THIRD person of a “triune” God or a “trinity” God where the Holy Spirit IS God, but the Holy Spirit is NOT Almighty God the Father, and the Holy Spirit is NOT Jesus Christ, the SON OF Almighty God the Father.

 

 OPTION #2. 

 

The Holy Spirit is NOT a person at all, but rather the Holy Spirit is an impersonal “FORCE” or “POWER” that is used and sent by Almighty God the Father as his agent or means to accomplish his will.

 

OPTION #3. 

 

The Holy Spirit IS a PERSON, but the Holy Spirit is NOT a SEPARATE person from Almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus where ALL THREE are ONE and the SELF SAME BEING where the ONE God operates in different MODES or manifestations of HIMSELF.

 

OPTION #4. 

 

The Holy Spirit is a PERSON, who is NOT Almighty God the Father, and who is NOT Jesus the SON OF Almighty God the Father. But rather all THREE separate persons of the one Godhead work together in UNITY and in PURPOSE. I know that this SOUNDS like the doctrine of the Trinity, but it is different, in that, the three are NEITHER co-equal NOR co-eternal like the doctrine of the Trinity WRONGLY teaches. And as far as I know, the Church of the Latter-Day Saints, also called the Mormons and the Dawn Bible Student church, broke away from the Watchtower Society of the Jehovah's Witnesses are the only ones who hold this particular belief.

 

OPTION #5. 

 

The Holy Spirit IS a PERSON, who is ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING as Almighty God the Father who IS SPIRIT. However, the Holy Spirit is NOT Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God, but rather, a measure of the Eternal Spirit DWELT IN Jesus the SON OF Almighty God whom Jesus called the Father IN him.

 

The purpose of this study in God's word, as is, with all the Bible studies I have written is to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. 

 

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE ITSELF TEACH US?

 

 So then, let us take a closer look at all the evidence that the Jehovah's Witnesses, the United Church of God, the Christadelphians, and all the other church denomination that use the following arguments to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON, but rather insist that the Holy Spirit is simply an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” that is used by Almighty God the Father.

Now as you read through the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ arguments below please keep in mind that their side of the argument is only ONE SIDE of this controversial teaching from God's word. In other words, after you read this ONE side of the argument, we will then take a close look at ALL the sound Scriptural evidence on the OTHER SIDE of this controversy on whether the Holy Spirit is an impersonal force or the very person of Almighty God Himself. And then we will weigh the WHOLE matter to see which side is the SOUND BIBLICAL teaching.

You can look up and read the Scripture references giving by the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society now as you read through these following arguments. Or you can read them later when I have them all written out explaining them verse by verse further on in this study in God's word to exposes the ERRORS of INTERPRETATION made by the leaders of the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Below is a quotation from the OFFICIAL Jehovah's Witness website. I give the link so that any Jehovah's Witness seeking the TRUTH can check to see if I cover all the verses used to try and support the teaching that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON. I will place the teaching of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in a different font style so you can easily distinguish what I believe and teach from what the Jehovah’s Witnesses teach. The emphasis is my own in order to point out both specific errors AND TRUE FACTS as well. The true facts I will highlight in yellow.


 

http://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/what-is-the-holy-spirit/

 

The Bible’s answer.

 

“The holy spirit is God’s power in action, his active force. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1:35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will.—Psalm 104:30; 139:7.

In the Bible, the word “spirit” is translated from the Hebrew word ru′ach and the Greek word pneu′ma. Most often, those words refer to God’s active force or holy spirit. (Genesis 1:2) However, the Bible also uses those words in other senses:

Breath.—Habakkuk 2:19; Revelation 13:15.

Wind.—Genesis 8:1; John 3:8.

The vital, or animating, force in living creatures.—Job 34:14, 15.

A person’s disposition or attitude.—Numbers 14:24.

Spirit persons, including God and the angels.—1 Kings 22:21; John 4:24.

 

These meanings all share the sense of something invisible to humans that produces visible effects. Similarly, the spirit of God, “like the wind, is invisible, immaterial and powerful.”—An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, by W. E. Vine.

The Bible also refers to God’s holy spirit as his “hands” or “fingers.” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1; Luke 11:20; compare Matthew 12:28.) Just as a craftsman uses his hands and fingers to do his work, God has used his spirit to produce such results as the following:

The universe.—Psalm 33:6; Isaiah 66:1, 2.

The Bible.—2 Peter 1:20, 21.

The miracles performed by his ancient servants and their zealous preaching.—Luke 4:18; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

The fine qualities displayed by people who obey him.—Galatians 5:22, 23.

The holy spirit is not a person.

By referring to God’s spirit as his “hands,” “fingers,” or “breath,” the Bible shows that the holy spirit is not a person. (Exodus 15:8, 10

A craftsman’s hands cannot function independently of his mind and body; likewise, God’s holy spirit operates only as he directs it. (Luke 11:13) The Bible also compares God’s spirit to water and associates it with such things as faith and knowledge. These comparisons all point to the impersonal nature of the holy spirit.—Isaiah 44:3; Acts 6:5; 2 Corinthians 6:6.

The Bible gives the names of Jehovah God and of his Son, Jesus Christ; yet, nowhere does it name the holy spirit. (Isaiah 42:8; Luke 1:31) When the Christian martyr Stephen was given a miraculous heavenly vision, he saw only two persons, not three. The Bible says: “He, being full of the holy spirit, gazed into heaven and caught sight of God’s glory and of Jesus standing at God’s right hand.” (Acts 7:55) The holy spirit was God’s power in action, enabling Stephen to see the vision.

 

Misconceptions about the holy spirit.

 

Misconception: The “Holy Ghost,” or holy spirit, is a person and is part of the Trinity, as stated at 1 John 5:7,8 in the King James Version of the Bible.

Fact: The King James Version of the Bible includes at 1 John 5:7, 8 the words “in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth.” However, researchers have found that those words were not written by the apostle John and so do not belong in the Bible. Professor Bruce M. Metzger wrote: “That these words are spurious and have no right to stand in the New Testament is certain.”—A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament.

 

Misconception: The Bible personifies the holy spirit, and this proves that it is a person.

Fact: The Scriptures do at times personify the holy spirit, but this does not prove that the holy spirit is a person. The Bible also personifies wisdom, death, and sin. (Proverbs 1:20; Romans 5:17, 21) For example, wisdom is said to have “works” and “children,” and sin is depicted as seducing, killing, and working out covetousness.—Matthew 11:19; Luke 7:35; Romans 7:8, 11.

Similarly, when the apostle John quoted Jesus, he personified the holy spirit as a “helper” (paraclete) that would give evidence, guide, speak, hear, declare, glorify, and receive. He used masculine personal pronouns such as “he” or “him” when referring to that “helper.” (John 16:7-15) However, he did so because the Greek word for “helper” (pa·ra′kle·tos) is a masculine noun and requires a masculine pronoun according to the rules of Greek grammar. When John referred to the holy spirit using the neuter noun pneu′ma, he used the genderless pronoun “it.”—John 14:16, 17.

 

Misconception: Baptism in the name of the holy spirit proves that it is a person.

Fact: The Bible sometimes uses “name” to stand for power or authority. (Deuteronomy 18:5, 19-22; Esther 8:10) This is similar to its use in the English expression “in the name of the law,” which does not mean that the law is a person. A person who is baptized “in the name of ” the holy spirit recognizes the power and role of the holy spirit in accomplishing God’s will.—Matthew 28:19.

 

Misconception: Jesus’ apostles and other early disciples believed that the holy spirit was a person.

Fact: The Bible does not say that, nor does history. The Encyclopædia Britannica states: “The definition that the Holy Spirit was a distinct divine Person . . . came at the Council of Constantinople in ad 381.” This was over 250 years after the last of the apostles had died.”


Now that you have viewed the evidence from this ONE SIDE of this controversial subject we will now take a close look at the evidence from the OTHER SIDE of this teaching to see whether the Holy Spirit is a WHO as opposed to a WHAT. But before we get deep into the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, showing all the verses that CLEARLY and PLAINLY show us that the Holy Spirit is indeed a PERSON. Let me shed some light on WHY I personally believe that all those who dogmatically demand that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON are wrong. You see, those that wrongly teach that the Holy Spirit is an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER”, do so in their ZEAL to prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT the THIRD person of the so-called “TRINITY” or “TRIUNE” Godhead being THREE DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT PERSONS in one God.

In other words, in one of the arguments that the Jehovah's Witnesses make a VALID point that the Bible ITSELF speaks of only TWO persons as opposed to there being THREE persons. But then they WRONGLY conclude that since the word of TRUTH speaks of only TWO persons, then the Holy Spirit MUST, without fail, NOT be a PERSON. They fail to even consider that the Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the Father Himself who is Spirit.

And then the Jehovah’s Witnesses proceed to CLAIM that this is what the BIBLE itself teaches. Here is another one of their arguments.

          The Bible’s answer

The holy spirit is God’s power in action, his active force. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1:35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to any place to accomplish his will.—Psalm 104:30; 139:7.

 

I want you, my readers and seekers of the TRUTH, to KNOW and UNDERSTAND that just because verses of Scripture from the Bible are being used to TRY and prove a church doctrine does NOT mean that that particular church denomination is using the WHOLE word of God to support and prove what they teach. Keep in mind that false teaching almost always uses ONLY select verses taken out of CONTEXT which is then INTERPRETED by reading INTO those selected cherry-picked verses of Scripture their own desired meaning needed to try and support what that particular church denomination is teaching.

So then, in order to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH Christians need ALL the evidence from the WHOLE word of God. Let us now examine the verses used by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society to teach the Jehovah's Witnesses that the Holy Spirit is not a person but rather an impersonal force or power that is used by God.

 

Please read Micah 3:8.

 

“But truly I am full of power BY the Spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, TO DECLARE unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.”

 

In other words, the prophet Micah is simply saying that Almighty God HIMSELF, who is SPIRIT, has filled his prophet with boldness, power, and authority to DECLARE to or to DECLARE before Israel their sin. Micah is basically saying these are not MY words, but rather, I am only declaring to you what Almighty God HIMSELF has told me to say. Simply put, the prophets of God are given POWER BY Yahweh who is Spirit. In other words, God sent a measure or a portion of his Spirit to his prophet and IN that small portion of the Eternal divine Spirit is all the power of God that is NEEDED to accomplish the task that the Holy Spirit SPEAKS to the prophet to do.

Let us skip down to another argument used by the Jehovah's Witnesses to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person and then we will come back to Luke 1:35, Psalm 104:30, and Psalm 139:7 to see what these verses of Scripture are truly saying in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God. Please read again where the Jehovah's Witnesses CLAIM that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON.

 

Spirit PERSONS, INCLUDING God and the angels.—1 Kings 22:21; John 4:24.

These meanings all share the sense of something (or SOMEONE)INVISIBLE to humans that (or WHO) produces visible effects. Similarly, the spirit of God, “LIKE the wind, is INVISIBLE, immaterial (or NOT natural as something or someone who is MADE or CREATED) and (WHO IS) powerful.”—An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, by W. E. Vine.

 

Now let us read in the Bible where Almighty God HIMSELF is PLAINLY STATED as being a SPIRIT. And then ask yourself the question “IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF a PERSON or DIVINE BEING who PERSONALLY LOVES YOU?”

Ask yourself the question “IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” simply because Almighty God HIMSELF is SPIRIT?”

Are you going to BLASPHEME the HOLY SPIRIT, Almighty God the Father HIMSELF by dogmatically demanding that Almighty God the FATHER is NOT a PERSON or divine being, WHO is INVISIBLE and WHO is SPIRIT?

You see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, who are a Jehovah's Witnesses, or who are Christians that are a part of another church denomination that wrongly teaches that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON, you are unknowing in danger of Hellfire as Jesus himself WARNS those who BLASPHEME the Holy Spirit. Please read Matthew 12:22,33, where we see only TWO persons and NOT THREE. I will only quote the last two verses.

 

Matthew 12:32,33.

 

“And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him (In other words, you can say what you will about Jesus the Son of MAN and it will be forgiven you): but whosoever speaks against the HOLY GHOST, it shall NOT be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

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.”

 

Did you notice dear children of God that ONLY TWO separate and distinctly different persons are being spoken of in this verse? And which TWO separate persons are being spoken of in this verse? They are Jesus the Son of MAN and the HOLY SPIRIT.

So WHERE is Almighty God the FATHER? I will tell you where. Right there in that very verse under the NAME of the HOLY SPIRIT! The name FATHER is not mentioned, because the Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the FATHER, the ONE and only ETERNAL SPIRIT! So either make your tree good by stop blaspheming the Holy Spirit or continue to DENY that the Holy Spirit is the ONE TRUE and ONLY PERSONAL Almighty God the Father who LOVES you.

Let us begin this section of this study in God's word to PROVE that the Holy Spirit IS the FATHER who IS the ONE ETERNAL INVISIBLE SPIRIT by whom ALL things were created.


The Holy Spirit IS a PERSON!

 

Almighty God the Father IS SPIRIT

 

And the Holy Spirit is obviously SPIRIT and the word of TRUTH clearly and plainly teaches us in SIMPLICITY with NO interpretation needed that there is just ONE SPIRIT.

 

Please read Ephesians 4:3-6.

 

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4. There is one body, and ONE Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and IN you all.”

 

Now, it may appear or SEEM that there are THREE, but in truth, in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God, we can clearly see that there is ONLY the one Lord Jesus Christ who was MADE both Lord and Christ BY the ONE TRUE and only ALMIGHTY God, who ALONE is the FATHER of ALL.

All Christians know and understand that the Holy Spirit dwells in us but not all Christians understand that the ONE Spirit IS Almighty God the Father who DWELLS IN us as being the ONE eternal Holy Spirit himself. We do not have TWO separate divine eternal Spirit beings DWELLING IN us as Christians. But rather, the Bible itself teaches us that we are the temple of God. It is the self-same Holy Spirit of Almighty God the FATHER who dwells IN us as believers. God is ONE. God is SPIRIT. Spirit is ONE. The ONE God is the FATHER. So, therefore, to ME, the Holy Spirit IS the ONE God and FATHER of ALL.

Verse 6 here in Ephesians 4:3-6, clearly teaches us that the ONE God and FATHER is IN US as believers and we know that it is the Holy Spirit who DWELLS IN us as believers. Therefore, the ONE SPIRIT IS the ONE God and Father, because nowhere in the Bible are we taught that BOTH Almighty God the Father AND his Holy Spirit dwells IN us. There is only ONE SPIRIT that dwells in us and that ONE Spirit is the ONE God, who alone is the FATHER. The Bible says that God IS SPIRIT. So again, the ONE SPIRIT is Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF, the HIGHEST, the MOST-HIGH God.

 

Also, consider 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.

3. Wherefore I give you to understand, 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 divers kind 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 ALONE IS the FATHER)

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. ( The Greek word translated as Christ also means ANOINTING. So just as the body of Christ, the church has many members so also does the ANOINTING of the Almighty God, speaking of the ANOINTING, as in, the INDWELLING of Almighty God the Father IN Christians as an EARNEST of His Holy Spirit. Can you not see that Almighty God the Father DWELT IN the Son of MAN, Jesus, who is called the CHRIST, the ANOINTED ONE? The word Christ in this verse is NOT speaking of Jesus the SON OF God himself actually being that one and self-same eternal SPIRIT himself. But rather, this verse is teaching us that the SAME Holy Spirit who DWELT IN Jesus now dwells in us because the Holy Spirit can be MANY members at the same time to be able to dwell in EVERY believer at the SAME time)

13. For (Or BECAUSE) by ONE Spirit are we all baptized into one body, (Teaching us that we are baptized or submersed into ONE and the SELF-SAME ANOINTING as our Lord Jesus, THE CHRIST, as in, the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God. 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 that ONE SPIRIT is Almighty God the FATHER himself who is the Father of ALL)

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

 

In other words, the one body of the church is made up of many members meaning that we all have different JOBS or works that the ONE SPIRIT leads and guides us to do. And in the SAME way, the ONE SPIRIT is DESCRIBED as being made up of many members in like manner as the human body having HANDS, FINGERS, NOSTRILS, a MOUTH, and even a MIND. But yet, in the same manner, as the body of a human being having a “hand”, the HAND is NOT a SEPARATE person from the human body. And likewise, the hand of the Lord being upon Elijah is NOT a SEPARATE divine eternal Spirit person from the ONE divine being, Almighty God the creator of all things.

Here in this passage of Scripture that we just read, the writer of 1 Corinthians 12:1-14 INTERCHANGES the words and phrases of God and Spirit BECAUSE they are speaking of the ONE ETERNAL Almighty God who is SPIRIT:

 

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 verse 8,9.

ONE and the SELF-SAME Spirit in verse 11.

ONE Spirit in verse 13.

 

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

 

Please read John 4:23-26 where Almighty God the Father is made known to us by his Son Jesus as being a SPIRIT, and that Jesus is the CHRIST or the ANOINTED ONE whom God appointed and empowered to be the MESSIAH by his God and Father the ONE Spirit.

 

John 4:23-26.

 

“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.

24. God is a SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (The LITERAL translation of John 4:23,24 says, “...for the Father seeks such to worship HIM SPIRIT THE GOD…”, which clearly shows us that Almighty God the Father is a SPIRIT and not just “A” Spirit but rather the ONE Eternal Spirit who has always existed without a beginning. Again, the Bible teaches us that there is but ONE Spirit and that Almighty God the Father IS that ONE Spirit.)

25. The woman said unto him, I know that Messiah comes, which is called CHRIST: when he has come, he will tell us all things.

26. Jesus said unto her, I that speak unto you am he.”

 

In other words, Jesus is saying that he is the CHRIST or the ANOINTED ONE, the Messiah that was prophesied to come. And in this same CONTEXT, Jesus teaches us that the FATHER is SPIRIT. And that Almighty God the Father seeks worshipers to worship the Father in Spirit and in truth. To say this another way Jesus is saying of himself that he is the CHRIST, the ANOINTED ONE of God, the Messiah prophesied to come. In other words, Jesus is saying that the ONE SPIRIT of the TRUE SPIRIT God DWELT IN him to empower him to do the mighty works of healing that his God and Father SENT him out into the world to do to SHOW us the true nature and the true character of the FATHER. 

When Jesus said to Philip that if you have seen me then you have seen the Father, Jesus was NOT saying that he IS the Father. But rather, Jesus is saying that if you want to know the true nature and character of my God and Father then look at the works that I do because the Father dwelling in me is the one who does those works. I can do NOTHING OF MYSELF. It is the Father dwelling in me who does the works. So if you do not believe my words at least believe the WORKS.

So then, for ME, I see that the word of TRUTH teaches us that Almighty God the Father is a SPIRIT and that the Father DWELT IN the Son of MAN, Jesus, to empower Jesus to heal people and live his life without sin. Please read the study “HOW YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN!”

Again, I see that this ONE ETERNAL SPIRIT who DWELT IN his SON Jesus empowered his SON Jesus to OVERCOME sin in order to present himself to his God and Father as a sinless spotless lamb that was slain for our sins. And not only for our sins but also for the sins of the whole world that whosoever believes that Jesus is the CHRIST, the SON OF Almighty God might be saved. And then Almighty God the Father would DWELL IN us as well to empower US to OVERCOME sin by the SAME Holy Spirit who dwelt IN Jesus.

Now that you have seen just SOME of the evidence from God's word that PLAINLY and CLEARLY teaches us that Almighty God the Father and the eternal Holy Spirit are ONE and the SELF-SAME divine immortal being or PERSON, let us continue reading the arguments used by the Jehovah's Witnesses to TRY and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person or divine being, but rather, to THEM, the Holy Spirit is nothing more than an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” used by God. Again the emphasis is my own.

 

The Bible also refers to God’s holy spirit as his “hands” or “fingers.” (Psalm 8:3; 19:1; Luke 11:20; compare Matthew 12:28.) Just as a craftsman uses his hands and fingers to do his work, God has used his spirit to produce such results as the following:

The universe.—Psalm 33:6; Isaiah 66:1, 2.

The Bible.—2 Peter 1:20, 21.

The miracles performed by his ancient servants and their zealous preaching.—Luke 4:18; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11.

The fine qualities displayed by people who obey him.—Galatians 5:22, 23.

 

The holy spirit is not a person

 

BY referring to God’s spirit as his “hands,” “fingers,” or “breath,” the Bible shows that the holy spirit is NOT a person. (Exodus 15:8, 10) A craftsman’s hands cannot function independently of his mind and body; likewise, God’s holy spirit operates only as he directs it. (Luke 11:13

The Bible also compares God’s spirit to water and associates it with such things as faith and knowledge. These comparisons all point to the impersonal nature of the holy spirit.—Isaiah 44:3; Acts 6:5; 2 Corinthians 6:6.

 

Now, in TRUTH, does anyone ever refer to or speak of their hands, feet, eyes, nose, mouth, fingers, or any other part of their OWN body as NOT being a PART of THEMSELVES? Absolutely NOT! Your hands are YOUR hands and my hand are MY hands. And neither your hand nor my hand is a SEPARATE person from us. So then, if a PERSON'S hands show LOVE or HATE then it is the PERSON who is the one showing either LOVE or HATE by their ACTIONS or by the words that they speak. ALL the parts of our body are different members of the body and they are ALL a part of the self-same PERSON, our very own BEING. Jesus said that we are to love the Lord our God will ALL our being which consists of our mind, our soul, and our bodies which include all the parts of our body that express our nature and character. So the argument raised by the Jehovah’s Witness to TRY and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person actually PROVES that the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON and that the Holy Spirit IS the Father Himself who uses his own BEING of Spirit to express Himself.

 

Please read Luke 10:27.

 

“And he answering said, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, AND with all your soul, AND with all your strength,(Speaking of your inner man and your outer man the physical body) AND with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

 

Now, these are all different descriptions of the different parts of the SELF-SAME BEING or PERSON. The HAND of the Lord is NOT a SEPARATE divine eternal being or person APART from Almighty God the Father HIMSELF. But rather the hand of the Lord, being God's SPIRIT is ONE and the SELF-SAME DIVINE ETERNAL BEING as Almighty God, the Father.

Listen to what your own words are saying dear children of God who are a Jehovah's Witness or a Christian who has been taught that the Eternal Holy Spirit is nothing more than an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” OR “POWER”.

 

 A craftsman’s hands cannot function independently of his mind and body; likewise, God’s holy spirit operates only as he directs it.

 

And God is the master craftsman. Almighty God the Father ALONE is the ETERNAL divine craftsman who created all things ALONE and by himself. God IS SPIRIT. And this ETERNAL Holy Spirit who IS GOD created all things out of himself. Please read the study “DID GOD CREATE ALL THINGS OUT OF NOTHING?” The Holy Spirit God is LIKENED to having a body because this is something that HUMANS can at least have some idea of what SPIRIT truly is.

Let us move on to the next argument used by the Jehovah's Witnesses as well as other church denominations that dogmatically demand that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON, but rather that the Holy Spirit is merely an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER” that is used by God. Again, is not our HAND used by the PERSON to which the hand BELONGS as being a PART of them?

 

The Bible gives the names of Jehovah God and of his Son, Jesus Christ; yet, nowhere does it name the holy spirit. (Isaiah 42:8; Luke 1:31) When the Christian martyr Stephen was given a miraculous heavenly vision, he saw only two persons, not three. The Bible says: “He, being full of the holy spirit, gazed into heaven and caught sight of God’s glory and of Jesus standing at God’s right hand.” (Acts 7:55) The holy spirit was God’s power in action, enabling Stephen to see the vision.

 

It is very obvious to me that all the church denominations that dogmatically demand that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON have ERRED in their ZEAL to disprove the doctrine of the “TRINITY” by their trying to disprove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a DISTINCT person apart from Almighty God the Father and his SON Jesus by wrongly concluding that the Holy Spirit must, without fail, NOT be a PERSON at all. Otherwise, in THEIR eyes, the doctrine of the Trinity would be proven correct. In other words, in THEIR attempt to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a THIRD DISTINCT PERSON apart from Almighty God the Father and his SON Jesus they have WRONGLY concluded that the Holy Spirit must, without fail, be NO person at all.

In TRUTH, in their zeal to disprove the THREE persons in one God they OVERLOOKED the FACT that the Holy Spirit IS the FATHER. Please read the study “WHY THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER” and “THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY!” for all the verses that prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that the Holy Spirit is Almighty God the Father HIMSELF being the ONE and ONLY ETERNAL SPIRIT.

So I agree, that the Bible itself does indeed teach us that there are only TWO separate distinct persons and NOT THREE persons as the doctrine of the Trinity falsely teaches. And these TWO separate and distinctly DIFFERENT persons are Almighty God the Father AND his SON Jesus. The Apostles and disciples of Jesus knew and UNDERSTOOD that the eternal Holy Spirit IS the Father and that is WHY the Holy Spirit is NOT given a SEPARATE NAME.

It would be nonsensical to give TWO different names to the ONE and SELF-SAME divine eternal being called God who IS SPIRIT. Keep reading and you will see that the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, interchanges Almighty God the Father and the Holy Spirit because the writers of the New Testament knew and understood that Almighty God the Father IS one and the self-same divine eternal being as the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit IS one and the self-same being as Almighty God. the Father. They are one and the same divine eternal SPIRIT being called GOD. ONLY Almighty God the Father is said to have always been IMMORTAL.

God IS SPIRIT and the Spirit is said to be ETERNAL. So, therefore. Almighty God the Father IS the ETERNAL divine Spirit. And the same eternal Spirit, who empowered Jesus to overcome sin, according to Hebrew 9:14.

          

Please read Hebrews 9:14.

 

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, (Speaking of HUMAN ANOINTED Son of MAN, Jesus, who is SON OF Almighty God the Father. You see, Almighty God the Father ANOINTED Jesus TO EMPOWER him to accomplish the task that his God and Father commissioned him to do 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 Son of MAN, Jesus) THROUGH the eternal Spirit (Speaking of the ONE eternal Holy Spirit, Almighty God the FATHER himself, who is SPIRIT and who ALONE is IMMORTAL and who DWELT IN Jesus to EMPOWER him to overcome sin) offered himself without spot TO God, (In other words, Jesus, the Son of MAN, 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 on the cross for our sins. And not only for our sins but also for the sins of the whole world so that WHOSOEVER believes that Jesus is the CHRIST, the SON OF the living God 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?”

 

Here in this passage of Scripture, we learn that the Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father is an ETERNAL SPIRIT. Now let us read 1 Timothy 6:13-16 where we are clearly and plainly taught that Almighty God the Father ONLY has IMMORTALITY or an ETERNAL self-existing divine nature with everlasting LIFE within himself as the SOURCE of all life, the Father of us all, including His Son Jesus who came to show us the FATHER.

 

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, as in, who gives life to all things) AND before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; (Again, we see ONLY TWO who 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 whom we must believe in BOTH. For if we do NOT have the SON then we do NOT have the FATHER. We are never taught anywhere in God's word that we must believe in THREE. And the reason is that there are ONLY TWO, Almighty God the Father who IS the ETERNAL SPIRIT AND his SON Jesus. And Jesus came to SHOW us his God and Father to be the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God. And Timothy is giving us a CHARGE)

14. That you keep THIS commandment (The word translated as commandment here in this verse means principle or TEACHING. So then, we are given the charge to keep this TEACHING) without spot, UNREBUKEABLE, until the appearing of our Lord 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, 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 ALL 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 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 KING who is King of ALL kings including being King, Lord, and God OVER his SON Jesus. For you see, it was the Father who made the Son of MAN, Jesus to become the King of kings and the Lord of Lords over all the earth in the world to come. For all the Scriptures that teach what I just said, please read the study Revelation 17:14 WHO IS THE KING OF KINGS? But for now, just know that the WHO that Jesus came to SHOW us is the FATHER to be the ONLY TRUE God, according to John 17:3)

16. WHO ONLY has IMMORTALITY, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; WHOM no man has SEEN, NOR CAN SEE:(Here in verse 16, we are CLEARLY and PLAINLY taught that the WHO that Jesus came to SHOW is the INVISIBLE ETERNAL SPIRIT whom Jesus calls the FATHER as being the ONLY SOVEREIGN ALMIGHTY God who ALONE has IMMORTALITY) 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 is ETERNAL or IMMORTAL then this means that the INVISIBLE God is ALSO the ONLY one who is SOVEREIGN. And that means that the Father is OVER and ABOVE ALL, including being over His Son Jesus. So then, this means that the FATHER is the one who is being spoken of in this passage of Scripture as the King of kings and the Lord of lords. For you see, the Father is the ETERNAL King who is INVISIBLE, according to 1 Timothy 1:17, and Jesus is NOT invisible. Jesus was MADE in the IMAGE OF the invisible God.

 

Please read 1 Timothy 1:17.

 

“Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the ONLY wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

 

Now since there is ONLY ONE who is IMMORTAL or ETERNAL who is an INVISIBLE SPIRIT seeing that God is SPIRIT, then we 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 beings 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 the Son of MAN, 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.

 

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 own being of Holy Spirit was showing Jesus what to do and when to do it. And the anointed Son of MAN, Jesus, simply OBEYED the leading of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. In simple words, Jesus was saying I am only doing what Almighty God my Father told me to do)

18. Therefore (Or for this REASON of Jesus simply obeying the voice of Almighty God dwelling in him) 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 falsely accuse 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 on the Sabbath day. 

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 THAT I AM in Exodus 3:14. 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 in this same context, 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:(Here Jesus is saying that it is the FATHER dwelling IN him as being the WHO that is doing the WORK. But elsewhere in the Bible, we can clearly see that it is the eternal Holy Spirit who is dwelling IN Jesus that HIMSELF referring to the Eternal Spirit does the works. There were NOT TWO persons or divine eternal SPIRITS dwelling in Jesus. But rather, there is the ONE eternal SPIRIT whom Jesus calls the FATHER, the ONE true and ONLY Almighty God.) 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.

22. For the Father judges no man, but has COMMITTED  all judgment unto the Son:

23. That (Or so that) all men 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 us 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 by no means teaches us that Jesus IS the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God Himself. 

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 BY the only true God. Yes, there is no doubt that Jesus came OUT FROM Almighty God by or through the spoken WORD of Almighty God that came forth OUT FROM the MOUTH of God. But again, this does not mean that Jesus is Almighty God Yahweh Himself. You see God said in Exodus 3:14, “I AM THAT I AM” which LITERALLY means that Almighty God said, “I SHALL BECOME who I am BECOMING”. And the LITERAL meaning of Exodus 3:14 could very well be interpreted that Almighty God HIMSELF literally BECAME a HUMAN BEING. But in the light of the WHOLE word of God, we understand that God created all things by his very own spoken WORD. Please read the study “WHAT DOES THE FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE TRULY MEAN?”)

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 to be saved. And those two separate beings are Almighty God the Father AND His 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 God OF Jesus GAVE the Son of MAN, Jesus, this authority AFTER the cross 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 GIVEN to the Son to HAVE (Literally meaning to BE HAVING) life IN himself; (In other words, Jesus as 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, or 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 the 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 a NAME above all names is that Jesus is the Son of MAN who OVERCAME the enemy of God to fulfill God's plan of redemption for mankind. According to Matthew 28:18 the Son of MAN, Jesus, was given all power and authority AFTER the cross. Please read Matthew 28:18. “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is GIVEN unto me in heaven and in the earth.” Even the power and the authority to give eternal life to whosoever Jesus decides is worthy to receive eternal life. That is why Yahweh PROPHESIED a warning to kiss the SON because God the Father has COMMITTED all JUDGMENT to the now highly exalted glorified Son of MAN, Jesus)

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 Yahweh created for himself to dwell in, which was the SON OF Almighty God the Father. This is NOT Oneness teaching because THEY wrongly teach that Jesus IS that father and NOT a separate distinctly different person FROM the Father. During the days of his flesh during his ministry, Jesus could do NOTHING OF himself. Rather, Jesus OBEY whatever the Eternal Spirit told him to do and when Jesus obeyed the Holy Spirit then the SPIRIT did the healing. And when we obey the leading of the Holy Spirit it is not us who does the healing but rather it is God dwelling IN us who does the healing.

Jesus was GIVEN all POWER to raise the dead and JUDGMENT to give ETERNAL LIFE to whom so ever he wills AFTER the cross 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 who 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. The truth of what the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Almighty God the Father DWELT IN the Son of MAN Jesus, and the TRUE God dwelling IN him 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 during the days of his flesh 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 I know that the witness which He witnesses of me, is true.”

 

This other witness is Almighty God the Father teaching the Son of man, Jesus, that he is the one PROPHESIED to come. This is why Jesus told his disciples to NOT tell anyone that he is the Christ, the anointed Messiah. Jesus wanted the FATHER to reveal this truth to them by the WORKS that God Himself was doing through him.

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. That is to say, the only one who is able to GIVE eternal life to others, until the day that He gave the Son of MAN, Jesus, to be HAVING LIFE in himself EVEN AS the Father has LIFE in himself. Now, at this present time, only these TWO separate persons have IMMORTALITY in themselves UNTIL that great and notable day to the coming of Jesus and his Father with him. And then, at the COMING of Jesus, all the saints IN Jesus Christ will be given eternal life by Jesus. In other words, to all the faithful believers who have endured until the end, both the dead IN Christ and those alive at his coming, Jesus will give eternal life to rule and reign with him for 1000 years in the world to come. Yes, I realize that the angels can not die either but the Bible is all about God's NEW CREATION of righteous immortal HUMANS to replace Lucifer and the fallen angels that God will destroy in the Lake of Fire. 

So the order of those in authority as rulers in the world yet to come will be Yahweh the HIGHEST and only TRUE God at the very top. Then Jesus will be second in command. Then the glorified saints at his coming will rule WITH Jesus who will be over us. Then those of Israel that will become saints during the Millennium will be like the upper class that will be the head and not the tail. In other words, the Jews will be the ruling class of mortal people. Then the Gentile nations who are potential saints if they choose Jesus to be saved will have privileges that the unsaved will not have. Then the angelic beings will be ministering spirits like they are in this present world. And the reason that I list the unsaved as yet, the Gentile nations during the Millennium, above the angels, is that the angels are the ministering spirits TO those who will inherit the New Earth after the 1000 year reign of Jesus. Again, this includes the yet unsaved who are POTENTIAL inheritors of the New Earth that will be created after the earth melts with fervent heat and passes away. That is to say, if they make the right choice to choose life and obey Jesus. Think of the Millennial age as another church age so to speak with another harvest of saints at the end of the 1000 year reign of Jesus. And instead of the Jews be hated and persecuted the Gentile nation will go to the Jews to learn about Yahweh and His Son Jesus. And instead of an invisible God that they can not see, Jesus will be ruling FOR Yahweh in the NAME OF Yahweh as the VISIBLE IMAGE of Yahweh with ALL the power of Yahweh behind the highly exalted and now glorified Son of Man, Jesus.

Again, the majority of the New Testament speaks of ONLY TWO “PERSONS” or ONLY TWO distinctly DIFFERENT and SEPARATE beings who are NOT ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING but rather, they are one in AGREEMENT. And these TWO different persons are Almighty God the Father, YAHWEH himself, AND the SON OF Almighty God the Father, Jesus or Yeshua in the Hebrew pronunciation in English. I have been using the name of Jesus all my born-again Christian life and Satan fears the name of Jesus. So do not get caught up in the so-called “correct” name of Almighty God or His Son Jesus. Personally, I do not use the name “Jehovah” and I prefer Yahweh but I will not judge other Christians for using “Jehovah”. If you want to know why then please read the study “IS JEHOVAH GOD’S TRUE NAME?”

Throughout the ENTIRE New Testament, the writers made very clear distinctions between Almighty God the Father, and His Son Jesus. For example, in all the greetings to the church, we do NOT see any mention of the Holy Spirit. In other words, we ONLY see TWO who are distinctly being spoken of as two separate persons. 

To say this another way, every greeting to the church only mentions the Father and Jesus. AND the Father and Jesus are ALWAYS clearly identified as two SEPARATE persons and NEVER as one and the SELF-SAME person of being. And this is one of the reasons WHY Trinitarian Christians believe in the doctrine of the Trinity OVER the false teaching of Modalism or ONENESS who dogmatically demand and insist that Jesus is ONE and the SELF-SAME DIVINE ETERNAL BEING as the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER, YAHWEH HIMSELF. Oneness Pentecostal Christians call Jesus a MANIFESTATION or a MODE of God where Yahweh revealed Himself in a different fashion of HIMSELF in human form. And they wrongly and incorrectly teach that Jesus is NOT a LITERAL SEPARATE person from Almighty God the Father who is ONE God in ONE person.

But the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, ALWAYS clearly and plainly DISTINGUISHES the TWO as being Father AND Son and never as being ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING. Please consider the following verses of Scripture.

 

James 1:1.

 

“James a servant of God AND of the Lord Jesus.”

 

1 Corinthians 1:3.

 

“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, AND from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Here in this verse, God is CLEARLY identified as being the FATHER and the Lord is clearly identified as being Jesus Christ or Jesus the anointed one BY Almighty God the Father.


Galatians 1:1.

 

“Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ AND God the FATHER who raised him from the dead;)”

 

Galatians 1:3.  

 

“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, AND FROM our Lord Jesus Christ,”

 

Ephesians 1:2.

 

“Grace be to you and peace from God our FATHER AND FROM the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Romans 1:7.  

 

“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

2 Corinthians 1:2.  

 

“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, AND FROM the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Philippians 1:2.  

 

“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, AND FROM the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

Colossians 1:2.  

 

“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

2 Thessalonians 1:2.  

 

“Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

1 Timothy 1:2.  

 

“Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father AND Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

2 Timothy 1:2.  

 

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father AND Christ Jesus our Lord.”

 

Titus 1:4.  

 

“To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.”

 

Philemon 1:3.  

 

“Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

1 Thessalonians 1:1.

 

“Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is IN God the Father AND IN the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, AND the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

1 Timothy 1:1,2.

 

“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, AND Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope. Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father AND Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

1 John 1:3.

 

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that you also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, AND WITH His Son Jesus Christ.”

 

2 John 1:3.

 

“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, AND FROM the Lord Jesus Christ, the SON OF the Father, in truth and love.”

 

And according to Acts 2:36, it was Almighty God the Father who MADE this same Jesus BOTH Lord and Christ.

 

Acts 2:36.

 

“Therefore, let all the house of Israel (And let ALL Christians) KNOW ASSUREDLY, that God has MADE that same Jesus, whom you have crucified, BOTH Lord and Christ.”

 

Now, there are a few verses in the Bible that may SEEM to teach us that there are THREE. But in truth, there can only be found in the light of the WHOLE word of God that there are actually only TWO separate and distinctly DIFFERENT persons, Almighty God the Father, who ALONE IS one and the SELF-SAME being as the eternal Holy Spirit himself, AND his Son Jesus. Clearly, the Bible ITSELF teaches us that Jesus is a SEPARATE PERSON or being from his God and Father, who ALONE is the one true and only ALMIGHTY God that is SPIRIT.

One such verse that may SEEM to some Christians to teach us that there are THREE separate distinct persons in one God is found in 2 Corinthians 13:14.

 

Please read 2 Corinthians 13:14.

 

“The GRACE of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the LOVE of God, and the COMMUNION of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

 

Yes, there are three things that are being mentioned here in this verse. But UNLIKE all the other verses that say GRACE be to you FROM the Father and his Son, where Almighty God the FATHER and his SON are sending the ONE gift of GRACE this verse is speaking of three things

Let me explain what I mean. Here in 2 Corinthians 13:14, we have THREE DIFFERENT THINGS, GRACE, LOVE, and COMMUNION being sent from what may SEEM to be THREE different persons. But in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God, we see that Almighty God the FATHER so loved the world that He gave His Son so that those who believe might have COMMUNION with His Holy Spirit dwelling only in true born-again Christians. And as you have just seen in this study the Holy Spirit and Almighty God the Father are ONE and the SELF-SAME BEING. 

Always remember that any INTERPRETATION of a verse MUST, without fail, AGREE with the REST of God's word. And if what one concludes or interprets a single verse of Scripture to mean does NOT AGREE with the REST of God's word, then that INTERPRETATION of that verse of Scripture is in ERROR, incorrect and FALSE. So, therefore, any interpretation that CONTRADICTS any other verse in the Bible must be rejected as FALSE teaching. 

So then, what do we do when we have two verses that seem to contradict each other when BOTH verses seem pretty straight forward and they do not seem to need to be interpreted? Well, you have to lay BOTH meanings of both verses aside. Be as “neutral” as you can possibly be and remain open to what you have previously been taught as being wrong. Do not read into other Scriptures what you have previously been taught. Ask God for the TRUE meaning and then continue to read and study the Scriptures. The correct interpretation may not come that same day, that same week, or that same month. But if you do not give up seeking His TRUTH then you can be assured that sometime within that same year, God will indeed guide you to the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God concerning that particular verse and subject.

The LITERAL translation of this verse in 2 Corinthians 13:14 shows us that the communion of the Holy Spirit WITH you, as in, the Holy Spirit is ALREADY WITH us being IN us. In other words, the communion is NOT FROM the Holy Spirit like the GRACE and LOVE is FROM the Father giving us his Son. But rather, we already have communion WITH the Holy Spirit. So actually TWO things are GIVEN and one we already have when we first received the gift of God’s Son. Also, keep in mind that we have been given an EARNEST of the SPIRIT and not ALL of Almighty God dwells in us and communes with us.

You see dear children of God, we commune or communicate with the Father, who is the ONE and ONLY ETERNAL SPIRIT by way of his OWN self-same Spirit. And we commune, praise, give thanks to and worship the Son by the self-same Holy Spirit who DWELLS IN us as believers. In other words, you cannot always INTERPRET what a verse means BY that one verse alone. Again, always remember that whatever INTERPRETATION you conclude that one verse to mean then that INTERPRETATION must AGREE with the rest of God's word. And INTERPRETING this verse to mean that there are THREE SEPARATE and distinctly different persons in ONE God does NOT AGREE with the WHOLE word of Almighty God the Father. 

The word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, ALWAYS clearly and plainly identifies the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God as being the FATHER ALONE, who has BEGOTTEN a SON whom He ANOINTED or came and DWELT IN to empower His human SON to do all his will. And we are commanded to believe in BOTH and NOT the THREE. NOT because the Holy Spirit is some so-called IMPERSONAL force. But rather, because the Holy Spirit and the Father are one and the self-same Eternal Spirit. And that is why almost all of the verses in the New Testament speak of only TWO separate persons, and that we MUST believe in BOTH. So to ME, there are ONLY TWO and NOT THREE. The eternal Holy Spirit IS the eternal Almighty God who ONLY has always had immortality in Himself. There is only ONE God who IS SPIRIT, and there is only ONE SPIRIT. So then, ONE God IS the ONE SPIRIT.

Now let us go through each and every verse used by the Jehovah's Witnesses and the other church denominations listed at the opening of this study that falsely teach that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person, but rather, to THEM, the Holy Spirit is an IMPERSONAL force or power. And when you read them in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God that clearly teaches us that the Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF who IS SPIRIT, then you will see that these verses do NOT speak of the Spirit as something apart from the ONE God who is present everywhere and who is the source of all creation.

 

Luke 1:35.

 

“And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God.”

 

Remember that Jesus said that if we do not understand earthly things then how are we to understand heavenly things? And Jesus DESCRIBED the Father who IS SPIRIT as being LIKE the wind that we cannot see. But the EFFECTS of the INVISIBLE wind we can see. So what the writers of the gospels are saying is that when the Holy GOD who is SPIRIT shall come upon you, Mary, then you will feel the PRESENCE of this Holy GOD as He covers you in His glory and POWER.

Now those of us you have FELT the PRESENCE of Almighty God it could be DESCRIBED as loving arms giving you a big hug embracing your whole body. Often times when an angel would appear to a person they would say fear not. So, in the same way, the angel Gabriel is assuring Mary not to fear when she feels the Holy God’s PRESENCE overshadowing her.

 

Please read Psalm 139:7.

 

“Whither shall I go from Your Spirit? or whither shall I flee from Your PRESENCE?”

 

This verse is speaking of Almighty God's PRESENCE as BEING His SPIRIT. The SPIRIT and the PRESENCE of Almighty God are one and the self-same being. Remember that God is PRESENT EVERYWHERE being SPIRIT. But not everyone feels His presence. Even the most Spiritual Christians do not ALWAYS feel the presence of God. Now at times, the Bible speaks of sending forth the Spirit of God. But in truth, God who IS SPIRIT is already present everywhere. These are just terms that are used so that we can understand that Spirit is everywhere, in every living thing, AS IN, the breath of life. And that BY Almighty God HIMSELF all things are created OUT FROM God who is Spirit.

 

Please read Psalm 104:30.

 

“You send forth Your Spirit, they are created: and YOU renew the face of the earth.”

 

Yahweh PERFORMS His own spoken word of prophecy that He Himself spoke FORTH OUT FROM His own mouth and His spoken words of prophecy ARE Spirit. So again, there are NOT two things being spoken of here in Psalm 104:30, but rather, the ONE God who is ONE SPIRIT is said to have created all things and renewing the earth. This verse could just as easily have been translated as follows.

 

My own paraphrased translation of Psalm 104:30. 

 

“You send forth a PORTION OF YOURSELF, they are created: and YOU renew the face of the earth.”

 

For a deeper understanding of HOW Almighty God has created all things, please read the studies WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN? and “DID GOD CREATE ALL THINGS OUT OF NOTHING?” These studies in God’s word are real eye-openers to understand HOW Almighty God HIMSELF became a human being when the Bible plainly says that God is NOT a man nor the SON OF MAN In Numbers 23:19.

Once you understand that Almighty God HIMSELF, who IS SPIRIT, is the SOURCE of ALL things created then you will understand that God himself IS LIFE. You will truly see that God HIMSELF is the life-giving BREATH that breathes LIFE into all things to QUICKEN them or make them LIVING things and living beings.

HOW does the BIBLE, the WORD of God, say that Jesus was CONCEIVED in the womb of the Virgin Mary? In other words, WHO FATHERED Jesus? Did Jesus have ONE heavenly Father or TWO heavenly Fathers?

 

#1. Did Almighty God Father Jesus?

OR

#2. Did the Holy Spirit Father Jesus?

OR

#3. Did BOTH Almighty God the Father AND the Holy Spirit Father Jesus?

 

Please read Matthew 1:18-25.

 

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this WISE (Or this is EXACTLY HOW the birth of Jesus ACTUALLY happened ACCORDING to the WORD of Almighty God himself): When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together, she was found with child OF the Holy Ghost.

19. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. (Or privately)

20. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife: for that which is CONCEIVED in her is OF the Holy Ghost.

21. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name JESUS: (Which means Yahweh saves or the salvation of Yahweh) for (Or because) he shall save his people from their sins.

22. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by (Or the word of PROPHECY for Yahweh was SPOKEN through) the prophet, saying,

23. Behold, a virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. ( For a deeper understanding of what this verse is truly saying in the light of the whole word of Almighty God, please read the study “Matthew 1:23-GOD WITH US!” But for now, the focus of this study in God's word is for you, the reader and seeker of the TRUTH, to see for YOURSELF that Almighty God the Father IS the Holy Spirit, as in, the one true and only Almighty God the Father and his Holy Spirit are ONE and the SELF-SAME divine eternal invisible being that ALONE has always been IMMORTAL without beginning nor end)

24. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25. And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.”

 

So then, the word of God as recorded in the gospel of Matthew clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus was conceived in the womb of Mary BY the HOLY SPIRIT of Almighty God the Father.

Now let us read the account of the conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary according to the gospel of Luke COMPARING Scripture with Scripture. Please read Luke 1:30-35 which teaches us that the power of the HIGHEST conceived Jesus in the womb of Mary.

 

Luke 1:30-35.

 

“And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God.

31. And, behold, you shall CONCEIVE in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.

32. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son OF the HIGHEST:(Now, throughout the entire word of God the HIGHEST or the MOST-HIGH God always speaks of Yahweh HIMSELF who ALONE is the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God and FATHER of ALL. So here in the gospel of Luke, Jesus is said to be the SON OF the HIGHEST or the MOST-HIGH God speaking of Almighty God the FATHER) and the Lord God shall GIVE unto him the throne of his father David:

33. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom, there shall be no end.

34. Then said Mary unto the angel, HOW shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35. And the angel answered and said unto her, The HOLY GHOST shall come upon you, and the power of the HIGHEST shall overshadow you: THEREFORE (Or for this very REASON) also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son OF GOD.”

 

Now, to many Christians, it does not make any sense whatsoever to try and force Almighty God the Father who ALONE is the HIGHEST and MOST-HIGH God over ALL including being OVER his Son Jesus to be a DIFFERENT and distinctly SEPARATE person from the Holy Spirit. In other words, to many Christians like myself, it makes absolutely no logical sense to have a SEPARATE person CONCEIVE Jesus in the womb of Mary and then for this child Jesus who was “FATHERED” BY the Holy Spirit to have ANOTHER SEPERATE person FATHER called the HIGHEST or the MOST-HIGH God and whom Jesus himself calls MY God and MY FATHER.

So then, to many Christians like myself, we say NO!  Thousands of times NO! There are NOT TWO separate FATHERS of Jesus. Jesus does NOT have Almighty God as his Father AND a so-called THIRD person of the so-called “TRIUNE” or “TRINITY” Godhead called by the doctrine of the Trinity as God the Holy Spirit to be ANOTHER separate person as ALSO being Father of Jesus.

But rather, the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible speaks of only ONE FATHER of Jesus and ONE God over his Son Jesus. I mean, think this through for YOURSELF! It is absolutely absurd to say that Jesus was conceived by TWO FATHERS. Now I know that the doctrine of the Trinity does NOT teach that Jesus has TWO Fathers. But rather, according to the doctrine of the Trinity the Holy Spirit is NOT the FATHER. And yet the Bible says that the child was conceived when then Holy Spirit came upon her.

So then, HOW can this doctrine of the Trinity AGREE with God's very own WORD that clearly and plainly teaches us that Jesus was CONCEIVED in the womb of Mary BY the HOLY SPIRIT. If they try and argue that the Holy Spirit is the “POWER” OF God then their doctrine of the Trinity FALLS because they would be denying that the Holy Spirit is a PERSON. And if they try and argue that the Holy Spirit is the ONE God named the Father then their doctrine FALLS because they no longer have THREE separate persons. The Bible itself says that Jesus was conceived BY the Holy Spirit and Jesus calls the Eternal Spirit who dwelt in him the FATHER.

So, I do not know about you, but common logic says to ME that whosoever CONCEIVES a child in the womb of a woman IS the FATHER OF that child. Therefore, to ME, the Holy Spirit OF Almighty God the FATHER IS ONE and the SELF-SAME DIVINE ETERNAL BEING as the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God the FATHER, the HIGHEST or the MOST-HIGH God and FATHER of ALL.

Now some Christians like the Jehovah's Witnesses, the United Church of God, the Christadelphians and other church denominations argue that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON at all but rather that the Holy Spirit is just a POWER or an IMPERSONAL force that is USED by Almighty God the FATHER.  For a deeper understanding that the Holy Spirit is indeed a person but not a so-called THIRD, please read the studies THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON! and

“IS THE HOLY SPIRIT THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY?” But for now, the FOCUS of this particular study is to show you the reader and seeker of the TRUTH that Almighty God the Father IS one and the self-same divine eternal being the Bible calls the Holy Spirit of God.

For example, your inner man is, in essence, a “spirit” being living in a mortal body and you would not call your very own self-same spirit to be a SEPARATE DISTINCT person from yourself. So WHY then do some Christians dogmatically demand that the Holy Spirit is NOT the FATHER of Jesus when the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, clearly and plainly states that Jesus was CONCEIVED in the womb of Mary BY the Holy Spirit?

Can you not see my dear brothers and sisters in our Lord Jesus Christ, that the doctrine of the Trinity CONTRADICTS the clear plain simple TRUTH of the very word of Almighty God? Is it not much easier to say ONLY what the word of God itself plainly states? In other words, since the word of TRUTH clearly states that Jesus was CONCEIVED BY the HOLY SPIRIT then would it not be EASY for ALL to understand that Almighty God, the FATHER OF our Lord Jesus the Christ, to be ONE and the SELF-SAME divine eternal being as the HOLY SPIRIT. To say this another way, seeing that Almighty God IS SPIRIT and there is but ONE Spirit who is said to be the ETERNAL Spirit who dwelt IN Jesus and Jesus called the Eternal Spirit dwelling in him the FATHER, then why COMPLICATE the SIMPLICITY of the Scriptures to dogmatically demand that the Holy Spirit is some THIRD person of a Trinity Godhead and call it a MYSTERY beyond our understanding?

Now some Christians do indeed clearly see that the Father IS the Holy Spirit but they go BEYOND the word of God to ALSO teach that Jesus IS ALMIGHTY God the FATHER as well. And that teaching that Jesus is Almighty God HIMSELF in the flesh is NOT what the word of TRUTH teaches us. Those who teach that Jesus, the SON OF Almighty God the Father, IS the FATHER are called “ONENESS” believers or Pentecostal Unitarians which is NOT what any other Unitarian Christians teach. Another name for this Oneness Pentecostal belief that Jesus IS the FATHER is called Modalism.

Also, some Christians believe that they ONLY have TWO choices as to what is made available to them to believe by the mainstream church denominations. In other words, some Christians have been DECEIVED into incorrectly believing that they have to choose one or the other of these TWO options, the doctrine of the Trinity OR Modalism that is also called ONENESS. To say this another way, some Christians are MISLED to think that they must EITHER believe the doctrine of the TRINITY that states that there are THREE persons in ONE God, OR that they must believe the doctrine of ONENESS that states that Jesus IS the Father and the Father IS His Son Jesus and that there are NO other options for them to believe

But again, there are many Christians like myself who say NO! Thousands of times NO! These two mainstream man-made doctrines are NOT the ONLY two options for a Christian to believe. For one thing, they are BOTH false teachings that CONTRADICT other parts of God's word. Therefore, some believers have started new church denominations such as the Jehovah's Witnesses and so forth that have WRONGLY concluded that since the Holy Spirit is NOT the THIRD person of a so-called trinity then the Holy Spirit MUST, without fail, NOT be a PERSON at all. But as you have seen thus far in this study in God's word, that this Unitarian Jehovah’s Witness theory is ALSO FALSE teaching that must be rejected in order to come to the knowledge of the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

So trust me when I tell you that there is a THIRD SOUND Biblical option out there for you to BELIEVE. And that third option does NOT have a DENOMINATIONAL name placed upon it as yet but rather goes by the name Biblical Unitarians who use the WHOLE word of Almighty God, the Holy Bible. And I emphasize the word “Biblical” because there are several Unitarians groups of Christ who are NOT Biblical in what they teach about who Jesus is as well as being in error on other subjects also.

 

To ME, I myself see that the word of God, the Holy Bible, clearly and plainly teaches in SIMPLICITY that Jesus is the SON OF Almighty God the Father and is most definitely a SEPARATE DISTINCT person or being from his God and Father, the one true and ONLY ALMIGHTY God and Father of ALL.

And to ME, I myself see that the WORD of God, the Holy Bible, clearly and plainly teaches in SIMPLICITY that the Holy Spirit IS the FATHER OF Jesus and that Almighty God the Father IS one and the self-same divine eternal being as the Holy Spirit. 

In other words, I myself see that the WORD of God clearly and plainly teaches in SIMPLICITY that the Holy Spirit is most definitely NOT a SEPARATE and distinctly DIFFERENT divine eternal being from Almighty God the Father.

Let us move on to some other verses that are used by the Jehovah's Witnesses and others to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON.

 

Habakuk 2:19.

 

“Woe unto him that says to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath (Speaking of there is no SPIRIT to give it LIFE) at all in the midst of it.”

 

I suppose that the Jehovah's Witnesses use this verse to show that IDOLS do not have BREATH or SPIRIT in them. I know that they were trying to show that “breath” or “spirit” has different meanings other than speaking of Almighty God himself. But this verse says that these idols have NO breath in them, meaning that idols are made by man and NOT by Almighty God HIMSELF who IS the breath of life or the giver of life, as in, the SOURCE of life.

 

Revelation 13:15.

 

“And he had the power to give life (Or spirit) unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

 

Now some Christians interpret this verse to mean that the antichrist causes men to make an IMAGE of the beast which they INTERPRET as an INANIMATE object like an idol and then the antichrist was given power by Satan to give LIFE to this so-called inanimate object or image called the beast to cause this IMAGE to SPEAK.

However, if you interpret this verse correctly in the light of the whole word of God you will see that the beast is ISLAM that received a wound by the sword unto death speaking of the Islamic Ottoman empire being defeated in battle by the SWORD. And then ANOTHER beast arises which is the very IMAGE of the first beast or a REVIVAL of the Islamic Ottoman Empire. And “spirit” or the life, as in, the ZEAL was given to this rising again of Islam to boldly speak out and cause men to convert to Islam and worship Allah. So the “spirit” here is not the Spirit of Almighty God. But rather, the spirit in this verse is the influence of Satan, the evil spirit of this present world. The prophecies of Islam foretell of a coming Mahdi who will LEAD them in the victorious battle over the infidels. To a Muslim, an infidel is everyone who is NOT a Muslim. And in order to become a Muslim, a person MUST DENY that Jesus IS THE SON OF Almighty God. And the antiChrist will cause or INFLUENCE many peaceful Muslims to become “RADICAL” Muslims to make WAR in the IMAGE of the first beast, the Islamic Ottoman Empire that converted people to Islam by the power of the sword of war. So give spirit to the image simply means “energizing” the peaceful Muslims to make war. Please read the study “COULD ISLAM BE THE MARK OF THE BEAST?”

 

Genesis 8:1.

 

“And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind (The Hebrew word “ruch”, which can also be translated as spirit) to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;”

 

Just because the Hebrew word “ruch” CAN be translated as “spirit” does NOT demand that it MUST be translated as “spirit”. The truth of the matter is that this Hebrew word “ruch” can and does at times mean a NATURAL WIND as it does here in Genesis 8:1 where Almighty God caused a NATURAL wind to blow over the earth to dry up the waters.

Now in all fairness to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jesus did use an analogy of the INVISIBLE WIND to DESCRIBE one of the attributes of Almighty God the Father who IS SPIRIT. Please read John 3:1-12 which teaches that we must be BORN of the SPIRIT in order to see the kingdom of God.

 

John 3:1-12.

 

“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:

2. The same came to Jesus by night and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God: for (Or because) no MAN can do these miracles that you do, EXCEPT, God is WITH him. (Almighty God the father was WITH his SON Jesus by DWELLING IN his SON Jesus. And it was the Father IN Jesus who did the works that those men saw Jesus do by the hand of his God and Father)

3. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born again, he cannot see (As in, understand, or actually visible see, as in, enter into) the kingdom of God.

4. Nicodemus said unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, (Speaking of being born again by the word to be born of God) he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; (Or that which is born of the flesh is death) and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (Or that which is born of the SPIRIT THE God of LIFE)

7. Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.

8. The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born OF the Spirit.

9. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10. Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?

11. Verily, verily, I say unto you, We speak that we do KNOW, and testify that we have SEEN; (Or we teach what we UNDERSTAND in the natural things to COMPARE them to spiritual things) and you receive not our witness.

12. If I have told you EARTHLY THINGS, (Like the WIND that you do KNOW and UNDERSTAND) and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of HEAVENLY THINGS?”

 

In other words, if you cannot understand the effects of the natural WIND then how will you be able to understand the effects of the eternal INVISIBLE SPIRIT, my Father in heaven?

I interchanged the phrase “SPIRIT THE God” for the word “Spirit” because the Apostles and the disciples of Jesus interchanged the word “God” for the word “Spirit”. And the reason that they did this over and over is that they understood that the Holy Spirit IS ONE and the SELF-SAME DIVINE ETERNAL SPIRIT BEING as Almighty God the FATHER. They understood that the Holy Spirit IS the FATHER.

Please read the following verses keeping in mind that we must be born again by being born OF the SPIRIT that we just finished reading in John 3:8. So COMPARING like scripture with scripture we see that being BORN OF the SPIRIT is the SAME as being BORN OF GOD.

 

1 John 3:9.

 

“Whosoever is born OF God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin because he is born OF God.”

 

1 John 4:7.

 

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loves is born OF God, and knows God.”

 

1 John 5:1.

 

“Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born OF God: and everyone that loves him that begot loves him also that is begotten of him.”

 

1 John 5:4.

 

“For whatsoever is born OF God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.”

 

1 John 5:18.

 

“We know that whosoever is born OF God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.”

 

So then, being born OF the SPIRIT is synonymous with being born OF GOD who IS SPIRIT. Moving on to the next verse used by the Jehovah's Witnesses to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON, but rather the Holy Spirit is an IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER”.

 

Job 34:14,15.

 

“If He set His heart upon man, if He gathers unto Himself His Spirit and His breath,

15. All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.”

 

This passage of Scripture is speaking of HOW Almighty God who is SPIRIT breathed LIFE into his creation referring to mortal man. And when a human being dies the spirit of LIFE that gave the human, as in, the spirit as being the BREATH of the body leaves the body and goes back to God. But the Spirit that gives life to the SOUL remains CONNECTED to the soul until the Day of Judgment. The soul does not die when the physical body dies. Please read Genesis 2:7 showing us how God quickens or makes alive his creation the first Adam.

 

Genesis 2:7.

 

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and BREATHED into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

 

The word “soul” in this context means the ENTIRE BEING of a man, as in, the WHOLE BEING of man consisting of spirit, soul, and body and not just the soul alone. 

 

Please read Psalm 146:2-6.

 

“While I LIVE (Or while I am yet ALIVE) will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any BEING. (Also, remember Acts “In Him, we LIVE and move and have our BEING”)

3. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

4. His breath goes forth, (Speaking of the breath of LIFE or the Spirit of God that gives life leaves the body) he (Or IT, referring to the body) returns to his earth; in that very day, his thoughts perish. (Speaking of all the plans and desires that that particular human had that he or she was going to do if they were yet living come to an end)

5. Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:

6. Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keeps truth forever:”

 

Only those whose hope is the Lord by believing in God's SON who died for our sins and not only for our sins but also for the sins of the whole world will have the desires of their heart given to them in the world to come. The desire of the heart that I am speaking of is eternal life living with our creator and his Son Jesus in the worlds to come. An IMPERSONAL force does not have life in itself to breathe life into its creation. But a PERSONAL LOVING Almighty God WHO IS SPIRIT does indeed have LIFE in himself to quicken or make ALIVE that which is not living that he HIMSELF has created from HIMSELF. Please read John 5:26,27 which teaches us that Almighty God the Father has always had LIFE in HIMSELF who then GAVE this same eternal or immortal LIFE to his SON Jesus to have LIFE in himself as well.

 

John 5:26,27.

 

“For AS the Father HAS LIFE in himself; so has he GIVEN to the SON to have LIFE in himself;

27. And has GIVEN him authority to execute judgment also, BECAUSE he is the Son of MAN.”

 

This brings us back to all the verses speaking of “body parts” used to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON, because the Spirit is being DESCRIBED like body having different parts being the HAND and FINGERS and ARM and MIND and NOSTRILS and MOUTH and LIPS of God. We have already covered that the BODY OF a person IS a part of the person and NOT some inanimate object that is just used by the person. The physical human body is PART of the whole BEING of a PERSON.

The Bible uses these terms that we UNDERSTAND to DESCRIBE that which is beyond description. God is SPIRIT and in truth, no one can really explain what SPIRIT truly is. Some may try and argue and mockingly say something like, “Well, we cannot take off our arm and send it to do our work for us can we?”

The TRUTH of the matter is that Almighty God is NOT a MAN nor is he the SON OF MAN, but rather, Almighty God IS SPIRIT and we do NOT truly know all there is to know about SPIRIT. But you see dear child of God, we do not really need to understand ALL that there is to know about SPIRIT to know that the Holy Spirit is ONE and the SELF-SAME divine eternal BEING as Almighty God the Father. All we need to do to understand that the Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF is to simply read the CLEAR, PLAIN, and SIMPLE word of God that INTERCHANGES the usage of the word “SPIRIT” with the word “GOD” which always refers to the FATHER and God of Jesus Christ.

We will now take a look at the verses used by the Jehovah's Witnesses to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON. Which, in truth, actually PROVE that the Holy Spirit IS a PERSON being one and the same PERSON as Almighty God the FATHER.

 

Luke 11:20.

 

“But if I with the FINGER of God cast out devils, (Or if I WITH just a mere finger of God cast out devils) no doubt the kingdom of God has come upon you.”

 

Matthew 12:28.

 

“But if I cast out devils BY the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come unto you.”

 

By comparing these two verses, we can clearly see that the Spirit of God is likened to the finger of God which the Jehovah's Witnesses claim is NOT a PERSON because to THEM how can a finger be God.

But when we continue comparing Scripture with Scripture it becomes quite clear that the FINGER of God and the Spirit of God IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF who DWELT IN his SON Jesus being WITH his Son Jesus. The eternal Spirit dwelt in the Son of man, Jesus, to empower His Son whom He CONCEIVED in the womb of Mary for the very purpose of doing the works that his God and Father sent or COMMISSIONED him to do. You know at times when verses are misinterpreted and that incorrect interpretation is argued to be the truth then we sometimes MISS the true INTENDED meaning behind that verse. 

For example, in Luke 11:20, I see Jesus saying, “But if I cast out devils with even ONE FINGER of Almighty God who dwells in me then NO DOUBT the kingdom of ALMIGHTY God has come in your midst.” You see not all of the Eternal SPIRIT dwelt in the Son of MAN, Jesus, during his ministry. For you see, Almighty God the Father was still IN heaven on his throne while at the same time DWELLING IN his SON Jesus on the earth. So even a MERE FINGER of Almighty God is no match for the enemy! 

Back to the arguments of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

 

Just as a craftsman uses his hands and fingers to do his work, God has used his spirit to produce such results as the following:

 

Or just as the master craftsman Almighty God used his very own HANDS and FINGERS to do his work or creation so does man use his very own hands to do his work.

A PERSON'S hands and fingers are NOT some IMPERSONAL force that we use to do our work. Our hands and finders are a PART of our very own being. So the finger of God is a small portion of the eternal SPIRIT, the one true God, and NOT just some kind of mere IMPERSONAL force used by God. Rather, the eternal Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the Father who IS SPIRIT and who ONLY has always been IMMORTAL or ETERNAL. And for this reason, I do not see the need to cover all the creation verses used by the Jehovah’s Witnesses to TRY and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a person seeing that all things were created by Almighty God himself alone who IS the Eternal Holy Spirit.

This brings us to the argument that the Holy Spirit is just a POWER used by God.

 

Luke 4:18.

 

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has ANOINTED me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”

 

Acts 1:8.

 

“But you shall receive POWER, after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

 

There is no doubt that the word of TRUTH, the Holy Bible, teaches us that we receive POWER to do the same works that Jesus did, including living free from sin AFTER we are filled with the Holy Spirit and REMAIN full of the Holy Spirit. But this does not prove that the Holy Spirit is just merely some kind of IMPERSONAL ENERGY, or force, or power like electricity. It is the Holy Spirit dwelling in us who GIVES us the POWER that comes from the Father Himself who IS the one and the self-same being of the eternal Holy Spirit.

Simply READ the clear, plain, and simple word of God. Please read Acts 10:38 where Almighty God the Father ANOINTED his SON Jesus with his Holy Spirit AND with POWER.

 

Acts 10:38.

 

“How God (Speaking of Almighty God the Father who IS SPIRIT) ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost (Or WITH his very own self same Holy SPIRIT) AND with POWER: (The word translated as “power” here means having the ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY that is being backed by the supreme Almighty God HIMSELF) who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for (Or BECAUSE) God was WITH him.”

 

So HOW was Almighty God the Father WITH his Son Jesus and WITH us as believers today? Almighty God the Father HIMSELF was WITH his SON Jesus BY being IN his SON Jesus and Almighty God HIMSELF is WITH us as believers by being IN us. Please read John 14:6-12 where Almighty God the FATHER was IN his SON Jesus and it was Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF who did the works as his SON Jesus obeyed what his God and Father told his Son to do.

 

John 14:6-12.

 

“Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father but by me.

7. If you had known me, you should have known my Father ALSO:(Clearly showing that Jesus is NOT the Father) and from henceforth you know him, and have seen him.

8. Philip said unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it suffices us.

9. Jesus said unto him, Have I been so 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?

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: but the FATHER that DWELLS IN me, HE (Almighty God the FATHER HIMSELF) does the works.

11. BELIEVE ME (Do YOU TRULY believe the very words of Jesus?) that I am in the Father, and the Father IN me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

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.”

 

Please read the study “THE POWER AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER!” to learn the TRUTH that Almighty God the Father himself DWELLS IN YOU as a believer in his SON Jesus who died for your sins to EMPOWER YOU to do the SAME works that Jesus did THROUGH the ETERNAL SPIRIT who DWELT IN him.

Jesus came to SHOW us the Father. NOT that he himself was the Father, but rather Jesus came to OBEY the leading of his God and Father to do the WORKS that his God and Father showed his SON to do. And it was BY these WORKS that Almighty God was doing through the obedient hands of his SON Jesus that the QUALITIES of Almighty God were made known to mankind. So then the FRUITS of the SPIRIT are indeed the FRUITS of Almighty God the Father HIMSELF.

The Jehovah's Witnesses and others try to use the argument that since the Holy Spirit is a GIFT, then the Holy Spirit cannot possibly be a PERSON.

To ME this is not sound reasoning, because Jesus is a PERSON and Jesus GAVE HIMSELF for us as a ransom or an atonement for our sins. Only a person can GIVE of their time, talents, knowledge, comfort, muscle power, and abilities to HELP another person. And the Holy Spirit is our HELPER. Almighty God who is SPIRIT is our COMFORTER the God of all COMFORT. The Holy Spirit is one and the self-same being with the Father. They are NOT two separated beings. Nor is the Holy Spirit some so-called impersonal force or power used by the Father.

 

Luke 11:13.

 

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father GIVE the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?”

 

It is God's good pleasure to give us an earnest of HIMSELF to DWELL IN us to COMMUNE with us, to LEAD us, to TEACH us, to BEAR WITNESS with our inner man that we are HIS children.

And most of all, to EMPOWER us to live without sin and do the same works that Jesus did THROUGH the ETERNAL Holy Spirit who DWELT IN him.

The DESCRIPTIONS of the Holy Spirit being LIKE a well, a spring, water being poured out, and a river flowing are just that, they are DESCRIPTIONS of SPIRIT as “analogies” because God is INVISIBLE and He cannot be SEEN. So, therefore, the word of God EXPLAINS what cannot be seen by things that are SEEN and understood by mankind.

The Jehovah's Witnesses use 2 Corinthians 6:4-7 to try and show that the Holy Spirit has an IMPERSONAL NATURE and therefore, to THEM, He is NOT a PERSON.

 

2 Corinthians 6:4-7.

 

“But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

5. In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watching, in fasting;

6. By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

7. By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,”

 

This is just a LIST of many different things whereby we are proven to be servants of Almighty God and his Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit is just a part of that LIST. Also, notice that the POWER of God is in that same LIST and it is listed SEPARATELY from the Holy Spirit which shows that the Holy Spirit HIMSELF is NOT just the POWER of God.

Remember is Acts 10:38 where Almighty God the Father ANOINTED his SON Jesus with His own Holy Spirit AND with POWER. This shows us the DIFFERENCE between the Holy Spirit being the PERSON of Almighty God the Father AND the POWER the comes FROM God dwelling in us. God is with us By literally being IN us. Almighty God dwelling IN us POSSESSES all POWER and AUTHORITY to back up the AUTHORITY or administrative power that He GIVES to us as a believer in His SON Jesus who died for our sins. The power comes FROM the Eternal Spirit dwelling IN us. Now please read Zechariah 4:6, which clearly teaches us that the Holy Spirit is NOT the POWER of Almighty God.

 

Zechariah 4:6.

 

“Then he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD (Or a THUS SAYS the LORD God Almighty) unto Zerubbabel, saying, NOT by might, NOR by power, BUT by my SPIRIT, says the LORD of hosts.”

 

We have already covered the argument that the Holy Spirit is not mentioned by NAME but I want to show you the LITERAL translation of Isaiah 42:8. The Jehovah's Witnesses also use Isaiah 42:8 to try and prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON simply because He is not given a name of his own. And that Is because the Holy Spirit IS the Father whose name in Yahweh. And the NEW NAME of Jesus AFTER the cross is Yahweh our RIGHTEOUSNESS. Plain and simple, the Holy Spirit is NOT a THIRD person. But the FACT that the Holy Spirit is NOT a THIRD person of a so-called Godhead Trinity God does NOT prove that the Holy Spirit is NOT a PERSON at all. As we have already seen in this study of God's word, the Holy Spirit IS the very PERSON of ALMIGHTY God HIMSELF being ONE and the SELF-SAME ETERNAL DIVINE BEING of the ONE true and only ALMIGHTY God.

 

Isaiah 42:8.

 

“I am the LORD: (Or I am Yahweh) that is my NAME: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.”

 

This verse is speaking of Almighty God the Father not sharing his glory with another person other than His SON Jesus, his elect, or His chosen one. And the LITERAL translation reads as follows.

 

The LITERAL translation of Isaiah 42:8.

 

“I Yahweh he ( Speaking of the Son of MAN, Jesus, as being the) NAME of me and glory of me not to another I shall give and praises of me to the carvings”

 

In other words, AFTER the cross Yahweh highly exalted the Son of MAN, Jesus, and GAVE him a NEW NAME which is Yahweh our RIGHTEOUSNESS. And in the world to come Jesus will rule FOR Yahweh his God and Father as the Lord of the Sabbath while Yahweh takes His seventh 1000 year long day Sabbath REST. Again, the name Jesus means the salvation OF Yahweh and Yahweh saves. Jesus came in the NAME OF Yahweh.

 

Luke 1:31.

 

“And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS.”

 

The meaning of the NAME Jesus in the Hebrew language is Yeshua that has the NAME YAHWEH hidden within it as the meaning of the name Yeshua. The name Jesus is the Greek name for the Messiah which means Yahweh SAVES or the SALVATION OF Yahweh. And Isaiah 42:8 LITERALLY means “I Yahweh, HE name of ME who is MY salvation that I MYSELF have raised up among the people and have given to redeem mankind back to myself and to clear my name.” For a deeper understanding HOW Almighty God HIMSELF became the Son of MAN by PERFORMING His own spoken word of PROPHECY out from His OWN mouth in order to provide his OWN LAMB to redeem mankind back to himself and clear his name, then please read the study “WHAT DOES GOD INCARNATE TRULY MEAN?” And to understand why God needed to clear His name of being falsely accused of creating Lucifer with a rebellious nature please read the study UNDERSTANDING WHY?  Better yet, please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE-IS GOD AT WAR?<<<

This brings us to the argument of the pronoun use. Plain and simple it is up to the translators as to whether HE of IT was used. Personally I myself believe that ALL the pronouns used to refer to the Holy Spirit should be HE as opposed to IT because in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of God the Holy Spirit IS THE PERSON of Almighty God HIMSELF.

I will close this study by saying that it is IMPOSSIBLE to GRIEVE some so-called IMPERSONAL “FORCE” or “POWER”! But it is indeed possible to GRIEVE a PERSON. Please read Ephesians 4:3-7,13,14, and verse 30 where we are WARNED NOT to GRIEVE the Holy Spirit!

 

Ephesians 4:3-7,13,14.

 

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

4. There is one body, and ONE Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6. ONE God and FATHER of all, who is ABOVE all, and through all, and IN you all.

7. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ (Or gift of the ANOINTING that is IN us)...

...13. Till we all come in the UNITY of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ,

14. That we henceforth are no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;...

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

 

The Holy Spirit has FEELINGS whereby we can PERSONALLY GRIEVE the PERSON of the Holy Spirit which IS the Father. Remember the words of Jesus who said that men can say whatever they choose about the SON of God, but take heed NOT to SPEAK AGAINST the HOLY SPIRIT!

WHY? Why did Jesus WARN us NOT to GRIEVE or speak against the Holy Spirit? It is because the Holy Spirit IS Almighty God the Father HIMSELF.

Again, I implore you to read the studies THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE FATHER! and THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRINITY!

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


Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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