Many Christians struggle with understanding the plan of God for their lives. You may have had the same questions about your life. Jesus did not leave you to fend for yourself in life. He gave you the Holy Spirit, who will walk with you and be available to spend time with you at any time you want to spend time with Him.
You can’t find your place and be fruitful in your Christian walk without the Holy Spirit’s help. It is a fact that some people receive more support from Him because they acknowledge and look to Him. I’m sure you want to be one of these.
The Holy Spirit does not play favorites. You can receive His help twenty-four hours a day if you train yourself to look and listen to Him.
The majority will not do this and instead make their plans and go about their lives until they find themselves in a crisis. Do you want to be counted as just another one of the crowd, or are you willing to pay the price to develop a relationship with Him and train yourself to lean on His guidance before making any decision?
One of the major hindrances to your being to walk in fellowship with the Holy Spirit is your commitment level to the things of God. Do you read your Bible or make time to fellowship with Him when things are going well, or do you only look to God when you need Him?
You will notice how much the early Church depended on the Holy Spirit if you read through the book of Acts. There are almost continuous references to the Holy Spirit moving and speaking to them. They were very aware of Him, and He can be just as real to you.
People experience loss and problems due to not looking to the Holy Spirit for guidance when making decisions. You do not have to be one of these. He will not lead you into things that will cause you to experience problems or any type of difficulty!
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. (John 14:16 – 17)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit is a divine person. We have discussed this in-depth and said that it is inappropriate to refer to Him as “it.” There are a couple of passages that do refer to Him this way, but we’ve seen that the Greek word is more accurately translated as “Him”, “His”, or “Himself.”
I am spending more time on this because your perception of the Holy Spirit will determine your ability to progress in the plan of God. He is a divine person who desires to develop a relationship with you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. (2 Corinthians 13:14)
There are many passages in Scripture like this one that refers to all three members of the Godhead. Some denominations believe that God is Jesus, who is the Holy Spirit. Scripture does not validate this belief in only one person, all three roles.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Genesis 1:26)
The word translated “God” in Genesis 1:26 is “Elohim,” which is a uniplural noun. It is the plural of both “El” and “Eloah” in the plural and translates as “strong ones,” “mighty ones,” or “powerful ones.”
The word “church” is an example of a uniplural noun. If I told you that First Baptist Church in your city was a good church, how many churches would I be referencing? One, right? Since that is only one church, does that mean I’m only talking about one person? A single church consists of many people, doesn’t it?
Some say that Jesus is the Father and the Holy Spirit. They argue that the godhead consists of only one person. If this is true, why did Jesus pray to Himself in passages like John 17 and Luke 6:12?
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. (Mark 16:19)
We see here that Jesus was received into heaven and then sat down at the right hand of God. If God is only one person, then why doesn’t Mark’s account say Jesus ascended to heaven and sat down?
And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,
Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (Luke 22:41 – 42)
Jesus surrendered Himself to the Father’s will. He could not have done this if there was only one will and He did not have a choice to make this surrender.
Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. (Luke 3:21 – 22)
Was Jesus descending on Himself?
Was Jesus descending on Himself from heaven?
The answer to these two questions is no. Jesus did not do these things to Himself. Once again, we are seeing the three members of the Godhead operating together in Jesus’ baptism.
You may have never given these things much thought. I encourage you to read the book of John, where you’ll find the accounts clearly shows that Jesus is not the Father, and the Father is not Jesus.
There is one God, but God is not one person. God is the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Bible calls this a great mystery that we will probably never fully understand in this life.
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