Christian Churches of God

No. 117z

 

 

Summary:

The Holy Spirit

(Edition 3.2 19940515-200010527)

 

The Holy Spirit will be shown to be a power or essence of God and not a person. It is the means by which elect become partakers of the Divine Nature (2Pet. 1:4). It is the means by which God finally becomes all in all (1Cor. 15:28; Eph. 4:6).

 

 

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(Copyright ã 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Wade Cox

Summary by Diane Flanagan, Ed. Wade Cox)

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The Holy Spirit

The Supreme Deity of the Universe is God the Father as seen from John 17:3. The prerequisite for eternal life is the understanding of who the One True God and His son are.

God the Father

The Supreme Deity of the universe is God. He alone is Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of the Heavens, the earth and all things within. (Gen. 1:1; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 124:8; Isa. 40:26,28; 44:24; Acts 14:15; 17:24,25; Rev.14:7). He alone is immortal (1Tim. 6:16). He alone is our God, and the Father and the God of Christ Jesus (Jn. 20:17). He is the Most High God (Gen. 14:18; Num. 24:16; Deut, 32:8; Mk. 5:7) and the One True God (Jn. 17:3; 1Jn. 5:20).

Jesus, the Son of God

Jesus is the first begotten (prototokos) of the creation (Col 1:15) and hence the beginning (arche) of the creation of God (Rev. 3:14). He is the only born (monogene) Son of God (Mat. 3:17; Jn. 1:18; 1Jn. 4:9), conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mariam (Lk. 1:26-35). He is the Christ or Messiah (Mat. 16:16; Jn. 1:41) sent from God to be our Saviour and Redeemer (Mat. 14:33; Jn. 8:42; Eph. 1:7; Tit. 2:14).

From these fundamental concepts we are now faced with the operation of the Holy Spirit. Trinitarians attempt to explain the Holy Sprit as the third person of the Trinity. This false concept has been employed over the ages by various people on the planet. As with all beliefs there are aspects of truth amongst the deception. However, God the Father, Eloah, is the One True God and is not a Trinity in any aspect.

The Holy Spirit is not an independent aspect of a triune god, but it is the means by which we become elohim. We do not become Eloah. God the Father is singular as demonstrated by the Hebrew word, Eloah. The Spirit was logically the first emanation from Eloah because it was the essence that tied Christ Jesus to the Father and the rest of creation. It is through the Spirit that the nature of God is transmitted to all the host and humanity. The Spirit is routed through Christ Jesus as our intermediary elohim. This enables Christ to help, teach and comfort us, and enables us to exercise the power of the Eloah.

The elect were chosen, as Christ was the chosen of God (Lk. 23:35). The elect were chosen by Christ (Jn. 6:70; 15:16,19) under the direction of Eloah. The elect are called out of the world to a life of service and dedication. Many are called but few are chosen (Mat. 20:16; 22:14). Many individuals may ask for and be granted God’s Spirit but fail because they are not chosen. Such people will be in the second resurrection where they will be able to use the Holy Spirit effectively when all negative concepts are destroyed.

The Law of God emanates from Him

God and His Law are one. God is Holy, Righteous, Goodness, Perfect and Truth. His Law is also Holy, Righteous, Goodness, Prefect and Truth. God and His law are unchangeable. It is through this single goodness and purpose we all exist. The law of God is pursued by faith not works (Rom. 9:32). We are the living stones, being built up as a spiritual house (1Pet. 2:5). For God’s temple, which we are, is holy (1Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19; 2Cor. 6:16). Eloah writes His laws in our hearts and minds. The more we obey Him the more He directs our thoughts (Pro. 16:3) and the more we partake of His divine nature. The heavenly Host are also partakers of His divine nature and goodness. In this way Christ is the same yesterday, today and unto the ages (Heb. 13:8). We too follow God’s Law out of desire because His nature lives in us and sin is contrary to God’s Law.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the essence or power of God. It is not a person. Christ promised to send the Spirit to the elect (Jn. 16:7). It is given by God to those who ask (Lk. 11:9-13) and obey Him. The Holy Spirit dwells in those who obey God’s commandments (1Jn. 3:24; Acts 5:32). The Holy Spirit can be quenched (1Thes. 5:19) by being neglected, grieved or being at odds with God’s law (Eph. 4:30). It therefore admits to gains and losses in the elect.

The Holy Spirit is the comforter that leads God’s people into all truth (Jn. 14:16,17, 26). Our ability to understand truth is based on our relationship with God through the Holy Spirit and our obedience in keeping His Law. The Holy Spirit is a power that will be witnessed in the elect in the last days, as a power, and of a sound mind, and understanding of truth.

The Holy Spirit is not given by measure (Jn. 3:34, Rom. 12:6). The gifts of the Holy Spirit are recorded in 1Corinthians 12:7-11 and the fruits are described in Galatians 5:22-23. Love is the fruit because it is God’s nature. The Holy Spirit is manifested in us, as we love our neighbours. Perfect love casts out fear. It is demonstrated in the elect as they esteem others better than themselves and lay down their lives for their brethren. The gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit do not come through a ministry and are not concentrated in a hierarchical structure. Rather, hierarchical structures destroy the capacity of the elect to understand the operations of God. The Holy Spirit confers the power to witness (Acts 1:8).

The Spirit operates from before baptism. The Spirit draws the elect to God through Christ (Heb. 7:25) The first fruits of the Spirit are given at baptism (Rom. 8:23). Romans 8 clearly states the adoption does not occur until the redemption of the body. Thus we are born again but continue to grow in the Spirit daily.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:14) and the Spirit of faith (2Cor. 4:13) which searches all things and knows all things (1Cor.2:10-11; 12:3ff). The Spirit gives to each person the attributes Eloah desires in order to benefit the body as outlined in 1Corinthians 12:7-11. We are one body. If we do not do our part we negatively impact the body. We also negatively impact the planet because less people are exposed to the truth and our job is harder in the future. The demons also receive a less severe sentence because they are judged based on what we accomplish, just as Satan was judged against what Jesus Christ accomplished. Messiah qualified to replace Satan as the Morning Star of this planet, which is an event yet to take place in the future. We will be co-heirs with Christ (Rom.8:17; Gal. 3:29; Tit. 3:7; Heb. 1:14, 6:17, 11:9; Jas. 2:5; 1Pet. 3:7).

The Holy Spirit is the mechanism by which we are able to understand the mysteries of God (Mk. 4:11). The wisdom of God is spoken in a mystery (1Cor. 2:7) which is explained by the servants of God (1Cor. 2:7; 15:51). For God is explained in a mystery (Eph. 1:9) which God provides to his servants and prophets through revelation.

The Spirit within Trinitarianism

The spirit within Trinitariansim is based on the pagan concepts of the triune god. The entire system is based on Mysticism and Platonism. It, at times, starts from a binitarian structure and attempts to assert co-equality between two beings. The Holy Spirit is then inserted and Trinitarianism results. The individual’s ability to pray and understand who is the One True God is totally destroyed. The Holy Spirit is made an object of worship in this process. This is a Satanic deception which is done to break our relationship with Eloah and prevent us from becoming elohim (Zech. 12:8). The Spirit is the means by which we worship God (Phil. 3:3). It is the force or power that empowers Christ. Christ is thus everlasting Father (Isa. 9:6) of which there are many fatherhoods in heaven and earth (Eph. 3:15). Christ becomes Everlasting Father by delegation of Eloah.

The Holy Spirit is the mechanism that ties man and Host to Eloah. Your relationship as an individual is directly to Christ Jesus not any man or organization. The Holy Spirit is the force by which you deal directly with the one True God, Eloah through Christ Jesus to become elohim.

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