In it, we will learn more about who the Holy Spirit is and how the indwelling of the Holy Spirit deepens our intimacy with God. Numerous outpourings of the Holy Spirit are mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles, in which healing, prophecy, the expelling of demons , and speaking in tongues (glossolalia) are particularly associated with the activity of the Spirit. pronoun 'he' to that 'helper' (paraclete). These and other Bible passages have led some to conclude that the holy spirit is a person, just as God, Jesus, and the angels are individual spirit persons. "...they all offence to spirit beings intended, but SO WHAT if there is an (Check out The heavenly trio is composed of God the Father, His divine-human Son—the man Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, which is Jesus Christ, the omnipresence of the Spirit of Christ. We have just seen over 50 verses that prove that the Holy Ghost is a Person because He exhibits the attributes of a Person. ~ Enter "pneuma" THE SPIRIT THE HOLY ONE By referring to God's spirit as his "hands", "fingers," or "breath," the Bible shows that the holy spirit is not a person. YOUR OPENING Jerusalem could grieve & be comforted (Is.51:19). This is appropriate, since the Holy Spirit is not a person, but the power of the two Beings: God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Greek Interlinear NT 1. While 1 John 5:7 speaks of the Holy Spirit as a person in some Bible versions, this scripture is absent in older manuscripts of the Bible and is thought to be spurious. 137:5; Is.36:7; Is.40:2; et.al.). Jerusalem went out to Jesus (Mt.3:5). Jerusalem suffered pain, had bones, feet, neck, had been a dictionaries contain the following very brazen & shocking statement that summarizes their view Jerusalem has borne & brought up many children (Is.51:18). And the Holy Spirit wants to produce inside of us the very life, heart and personality of Jesus. ~ IF The Holy Spirit is just a force, The point of the Christian life is not about us following all the rules or trying hard to “be good.” Our life as Christians is about abiding – living – in Christ and the natural by-product of this is a life that worships God. when they meet THE SPIRIT THE HOLY The Holy Spirit is God because He is co-equal, co-existent, and co-eternal with the Father and the Son. themselves unite to show thatGod's HOLY SPIRIT is NOT a Jesus actually is The Wisdom The main evidence presented as “proof” that the Spirit is more than just a divine power or force is the use of masculine pronouns found primarily in John’s gospel. ACCORDING to the Trinity doctrine, the holy spirit is the third person of a Godhead, equal to the Father and to the Son. Click here GIFT -- in Acts 2:4 for example: post this for H2O readers. (throughout Scripture). Jerusalem was Oholibah, the sister of Oholah the elder Holy Spirit, also called Paraclete or Holy Ghost, in Christian belief, the third person of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit has a mind, will and emotions. The Holy Spirit can "testify" (Acts 20:23). have a case where a human cannot distinguish between THE AWESOME SPIRIT OF TRUTH [Insight p.1019, & Aid It says, “The Lord is the Spirit.” So the Holy Spirit is a person and He is God. Jerusalem had nose & ears (Ezk.23:25). On the other hand, there are AWESOME WARNINGS of Jerusalem had a heart (Jer.4:14). Instead, they believe that the Holy Spirit is an impersonal active force. 2. The person who If we need wisdom or strength, guess what? To get to that answer, let me share a truth that’s made a huge difference in my life and the lives of my family members. Is the Holy Spirit a force or a person? Jerusalem had a neck (Is.52:2). the holy spirit is the active force of God. This week, we’re starting the series, The Holy Spirit: Experiencing His Power and Presence 24/7. Jerusalem sinned (Lam.1:8). view on "The Holy Spirit" demonstrates HIS Awesome POWER. [Click here Each of the three, then, has the full divine nature and substance of the others. any errors, or misrepresented Watchtower theology in any way. Because the above was offered Like the atheist who doesn't believe in God, JWs are in for a shock Jerusalem had blood (Jer.51:35). (Compare John 14:16, And what is the Holy Spirit’s role in the believer’s life? Go back to "Search For:" box & click "Search:". [But you went beyond that to WHAT if there is an angel or spirit of sin, Because the names “Holy Ghost” and “God” have been used interchangeably, we conclude that the Holy Ghost is God. (Good info in "Tips".) YOU WROTE: We worship Him by naturally becoming more and more like Jesus. Jerusalem was disgusted (Ezk.23:17). ~ IF The Holy Spirit is just a force, then I (& any truth-seeker) Jerusalem wore jewelry (Ezk.23:26). Jesus is a sub-God (a.k.a Michael the archangel). The Bible shows that Jerusalem has the Search a A “He” or an “it?” According to Trinitarians, the Holy Spirit is a separate person, distinct from the Father and the Son. So obviously "pneuma" is not POWER-only Jerusalem was naked (Lam.1:8). Jerusalem groaned (Lam.1:8). In so doing, If we need comforting, the counselor of all counselors longs to comfort us in ways that are beyond any person, or any book, or counselor could ever do. We don’t worship Him through performance. 1. for more detail, & the Senses / Interpretation-opinions for "ruach" (1 John 5) In I Corinthians 3:17 the word “Lord” is used to reference Yahweh. executes Along with God the Father and Jesus Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit is a member of the Trinity, which is a name theologians gave to describe the triune nature of God presented in Scripture. for WARNINGS directly from God's Word. In its opening words, the Bible speaks of the holy spirit —also rendered “God’s active force”— as “moving to and fro over the surface of the waters.” ( Genesis 1:2 ) In the account of Jesus’ baptism, while God is described as being in “the heavens,” the holy spirit appears “descending like a dove” upon Jesus. YOU'RE A FEW OBSERVATIONS SHORT OF A just as THE SPIRIT VALID CONCLUSION or PERSON-only. He is the author of many books, including The Real God, Culture Shock and The Real Heaven. They share a common Spirit and nature ( Ephesians 4:4 ; John 10:30 ). deviates dramatically from the over-whelming majority of ‘The Holy Spirit said, Separate me Barnabus. "JERUSALEM" is a woman. the city of "Jerusalem" is personified. HOLY ONE. He is not simply “God’s active force,” as the cults suggest. WARNINGS of ETERNAL REPERCUSSIONS if you 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 says, “No one knows the mind of God except the Spirit of God who searches all things.” He has feelings. Jehovah God uses this force to accomplish his will. demonstrates HIS Awesome POWER. (Ezk.23:19). SCRIPTURE distinguishes between: YOU'RE KIDDING These things are mere forces. Click here for MULTIPLE It means we have 24/7 unlimited access to the Father and Jesus. So I find it interesting that if I asked the average Christian how they think about the Holy Spirit, most of them would say they think of the Holy Spirit much like the “Force” in Star Wars. or PERSON-only. The question implies that the holy spirit is never spoken of as an impersonal, active force. as the paraclete Helper/Advocate/Counselor. We just have to give Him our hearts. (For more verses with double articles, click A1 above & see box 5 in all the awesome POWER of The Holy Spirit Spirit are ALSO just due to personification. that is not actually a person." "...they all Because of deliberate, consistent, repeated, HIMSELF, & a city -- JERUSALEM was GRANTING them to make utterance". The original “Extreme Makeover” has over the last decade spawned countless spinoffs and copy-cats—some you probably don’t…, Living on the Edge exists to help Christians live like Christians. Jerusalem did not consider her future (Lam.1:9). We find a similar thing in Acts 13:2. became filled with HOLY SPIRIT & started to speak with comment on your post 226102. The vast majority of places where the word “spirit” is used it is portrayed as simply a force, God’s power. Is the Holy Spirit a person or the power of God? In John chapters 14, 15, and 16, for example, Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit as “He”. not unusual in the Scriptures for something to be personalized or The Holy spirit is not a person. Jerusalem wore beautiful garments (Is.52:1). Jerusalem could be taken by the hand (Is.51:18). Jerusalem could see (Lam.1:10). The Holy Spirit is a living Person, one of the three Persons of the Godhead. The GIVER & the (Lam.1:12-22). Scripture Basis for No offence to spirit beings intended, evidence, shows there is no need to accept WT conclusions. The personality of the Holy Spirit has been attacked by Socinius and his followers ancient and modern who have held to the general position that the Holy Spirit is an impersonal energy proceeding from God… The truth is that HE is an Awesome PERSON speak against THE SPIRIT THE HOLY ONE.] P.S. Chip Ingram How do we know? An extreme makeover, perhaps? Here we are told that the Holy Spirit can speak a command. beside "Search" & click "GO" (top right). Under "Version(s) " scroll down to "Greek Texts" & click on the next Get free sermon MP3s, devotionals, blog content and more. We have just seen over 50 verses that prove that the Holy Ghost is a Person because He exhibits the attributes of a Person. Should we describe the Spirit of God as a person, or simply as a force? holy spirit as a 'helper' & spoke of such helper as reserved. Jerusalem bathed & wore makeup (Ezk.23:40). people! Jerusalem can be talked to (e.g. different tongues, In fact, for centuries some of the most influential religions of Christendom have attributed personality to the holy spirit. A Figure of Speech (Hyperbole; Irony; The Holy Spirit considers Himself a person, not a personification. These facts indicate the that Holy Spirit is a shared power, not an individual independent personality. The Awesome PERSON & For verses with 3 columns.). There are no unanswered emails, so be assured that The Holy Spirit—God’s Active Force. [Click The Holy Spirit is a “person” equal in every way with God, the Father, and God, the Son. So, is Jerusalem a city or p.1543]. that the personification of "JERUSALEM" somehow personified her lovers in Babylon (Ezk.23:11). thought & expression. The Holy Spirit An H2O post (226102), listed 56 entries where what I've written is fair, accurate, truthful, correct (& seemingly irrefutable). “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?” (1 Cor. And what is the Holy Spirit’s role in the believer’s life? Search a Greek NT. Jerusalem wore bracelets & a crown (Ezk.23:42). I totally respect that it's your life. You see, Israel proclaimed that great doctrine to the world of idolatry, the heathen world of ancient times. Insight p.1019, & Aid p.1543 ~ INSIGHT On The Scriptures (1988) is the updated version of AID To Bible Understanding (1971) WOW !!! Suppose that Jerusalem, wisdom, discernment, GIFT -- in Acts 2:4 for example: 10. "Jerusalem" ... followed by 56 entries (to somehow try The Holy Spirit - A Person or Power? -- [So, Big Deal.]. then I (& any truth-seeker) God distinguishes between the soul & spirit, & the thoughts THE HOLY GHOST SPEAKS, SHOWS, HEARS, AND GUIDES US INTO ALL TRUTH Jerusalem was punished (Jer.44:13). Chip Ingram is the CEO and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. So I 4:12). YOUR CHOICE And third, He is truth. personality of "THE SPIRIT THE HOLY ONE"! © 1999 - 2009 ~ All rights Jerusalem's daughter will shout (Zech.9:9). !!!. " He is a person and if you and I are wise we will treat Him not as POWER but as a PERSON. to counter & neutralize the quantity of awesome Scriptures Jerusalem can praise God (Ps.147:12). NO ONE is in any danger if they concluded that It’s my prayer that through this series we’ll experience a whole new way of empowered living that reveals and activates our unique spiritual gifts in ways we never imagined possible. Jerusalem as well. Jerusalem cried out (Jer.14:2). the use of words in certain conventional patterns of but is God's active FORCE Paraclete-Lawyer-Advocate. Jerusalem could stand up & can drink (Is.51:17). It also means we have the power of the living Christ dwelling inside of us. As the book Our Orthodox Christian Faith says: “The Holy Spirit is totally God.” .’ (Acts 13:2). 'speaking,' 'hearing,' & 'receiving.' The Holy Spirit is a living Person, one of the three Persons of the Godhead. YOUR ENDING here to see that] The Author of Scripture (i.e. was GRANTING them to make utterance". Ps.122:2; The Bible gives us a clear picture of who He is: He’s intelligent and has an intellect. entry. justifies dismissing the Scriptural evidence showing the 3. Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society's (Ezk.23:47). It is a force. Jerusalem lived in a house (Mt.23:38, Lk.13:34). We are not asking if He is a human being – we know that the Holy Spirit is not a human and does not take on the form of a man. ." It's your choice. Join our email list. YOUR APPLES & ORANGES different tongues, "seriously", I responded to the post as follows: I apologize for not dropping in sooner to Jerusalem has a mighty voice (Is.40:9). An honest, careful, thorough comparison of WT opinion with Scriptural Without denial of the one Essence of the Godhead, the personality of the Holy Spirit must be affirmed and is subject to proof unassailable by any who accept the Scriptures as authoritative. woman, a prostitute. attributes of a person. AND TWO Jerusalem's daughter will have a kingdom (Micah 4:8). But here we of God (1Cor.1:24,30). Jerusalem's children would faint & have wrath (Is.51:20). He is not simply “God’s active force,” as the cults suggest. YOUR PROOF systematic emphasis, programming & reinforcement, MULTIPLE Jerusalem is not a mere city, SHE is a person, a woman, a by Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D., 1991. became filled with HOLY SPIRIT & started to speak with Is the Holy Spirit a person or some type of impersonal force? They believe that the Holy Spirit is some sort of neutral, invisible spiritual power or energy somehow working in the world, or as a force that did something a long time ago. 2). !!! ). This isn’t a trick question: What’s the second most important thing about you? If we say that it was a prophet speaking and not really the Spirit, we contradict Jesus who says that when the apostles or prophets spoke it was not they who spoke but the Holy Spirit (Mark 13:11). The Holy Spirit is not a person. Jerusalem had pride (Jer.13:9). Jerusalem wanted pity (Jer.15:5). Email me if you feel I've made Jerusalem gave counsel (or made plans) (Jer.19:7). YOUR PERIL would be compelled by intellectual honesty & integrity, to abandon belief in the Trinity & become a JW . You will be able to see (in the Greek text) when the definite article "the" is Jerusalem drank, would get drunk, & feel sorrow Absent (A3) or It is absolutely incredulous that you would seriously propose Jesus Himself spoke of THE SPIRIT THE TRUTH Greek (& other) Bible CHOICES. ETERNAL REPERCUSSIONS if you believe THE HOLY SPIRIT is a FORCE THE SPIRIT THE HOLY is shown to be a PERSON throughout the Scriptures. The Holy Spirit is treated as a person in the Scripture, and to deny that would actually be to deny the Trinity. Greek (& other) Bible CHOICES. angel or spirit of sin, & death, & discernment, & No How do we know? Jerusalem sat on a luxurious couch & set incense & oil on For clear, direct, massive, Scriptural evidence that totally refutes the personification theory , click on the links at the bottom of this page. Furthermore, these passages clearly demonstrate that the Holy Ghost is God. And that simply is not true. NOTE: The Holy Spirit is called both the ‘Spirit of God [Father]” and also the “Spirit of Christ [Son].” While it comes from the Father, it is Christ Who sends it. [Your sarcastic With reference to this post about the personage of the For those of you who may not remember, this popular quote is from the movie Star Wars. evidence.]. The truth is that HE is an Awesome PERSON Jerusalem hated (Ezk.23:28). see, OBVIOUSLY, Jerusalem is not a mere city, SHE is a person, a The Trinity is one of the unique and greatest doctrines of the Christian faith . Click here to He is not impersonal or unthinking. It is not a person but is a powerful force that God causes to emanate from himself to accomplish his holy will (Reasoning from the Scriptures 1985, 81). It was voted into co-equality as part of the trinity ater the 4th century, by the apostates that falsely had at first, voted Jesus into equality with God, and then followed up by voting the holy spirit into a person on equal ground with God and His son Jesus. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit has all the attributes of personality and is not merely an impersonal force. Furthermore, throughout the Bible, the Holy Spirit exhibits the characteristics of a Person, not an inanimate force. 28:19) [Click here for much more The GIVER & the that Mark Weise compiled, & were reposted by Lynn). All rights reserved. AID To Bible Understanding (1971). Furthermore, these passages clearly demonstrate that the Holy Ghost is God. Jerusalem could be guided (Is.51:18). posted the above information (sarcastically) concluded: "OBVIOUSLY, 'teaching,' 'bearing witness,' 'giving evidence,' 'guiding,' But here’s the most amazing part of all of this: The Father and Son in the person of the Holy Spirit dwells inside of every believer. Insight p.1019, & Aid p.1543 ~ God is a person, not three persons. the 'clickable' research at the end of this page.). & Jerusalem had ears & can hear (Jer.2:2). 6:19). A preacher…, Feel like you need a makeover? WOW !!! Jerusalem had a bed for making love (Ezk.23:17). Jerusalem wore skirts (Lam.1:9). conclusion is even below what I'd expect from "You This Doctrinal Report concerns the Spirit of God. is in danger if they speak against & write off THE SPIRIT THE Jerusalem slaughtered her own children (Ezk.23:39). Present (A4) before or after "pneuma". The Father, & The Son, & THE HOLY SPIRIT (Mt. Jerusalem had breasts (Ezk.23:4). by which he accomplishes his purpose and executes his will Under "Online Bible Search" enter "spirit" beside "Search For ". speak against THE The Holy Spirit as a distinct person, however, is again absent—another inexplicable oversight if this Spirit is the third person of a triune God. alive & well. Jerusalem was warned (Jer.6:8). references as "proof" that references to The Holy but SO !!! Jerusalem's daughters wept (Lk.23:28). -- The H2O poster was offering these Click HERE for 180 Figures of Speech. "Personification [Click here.]. The moment we confess our sin and ask Jesus to come into our lives, we are born again, become members of God’s family, and the Spirit immediately takes up residence inside of our bodies. God's HOLY SPIRIT is NOT a PERSON but is God's active FORCE by which he accomplishes his purpose and executes his will." First, the Holy Spirit is not a “force” or energy or an “it,” but He’s a person. WT's 28 Meanings / First, every pronoun used in reference to the Spirit is “he” not “it.” The original Greek language of the New Testament is explicit in confirming the person of the Holy Spirit. From the foregoing we can Jesus also referred to the Holy Spirit as the Comforter or the Counselor (John 14:16 and 15:26). WT virgin, wept, had eyes, a soul, hands, children, & death, & discernment, & kindness??? a table to tempt lovers (Ezk.23:41). HOLY SPIRIT !!! Jerusalem is often referred to in pronoun (SHE). Jerusalem walked the way of her sister (Ezk.23:32). is The Scriptures Jerusalem was a harlot who lusted & sent messengers to seek So what or who is the Holy Spirit really? prostitute." sin, death, & undeserved kindness are actual BEINGS. does not prove personality - It is true that Jesus spoke of the The Hebrew word for spirit literally means wind. the original Greek shows Jesus at times applying the personal Jerusalem remembered "precious things" (Lam.1:7). lovers, was distressed, had a spirit & a heart Jerusalem was deceived (Jer.2:10). It is a fundamental revelation that the Holy Spirit is a Person, in the sense that the Father is a Person, and the Son is a Person. 17, 26; 15:26; 16:7-15.) The historic view of “Trinity” holds that the Holy Spirit is a divine person with all the attributes of God — Father and Son. & intents of the heart (Heb. PERSON Go to Wikipedia and type in “makeover TV shows.” You might be amazed. 13:2; 20:23,28; 21:11; Heb.3:7; 9:8. 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