|QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Son says he loves the Father.
John 14:31 But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do. Arise, let us go hence.
The Father says that he loves the Son.
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
But where does the Father say that he loves the Spirit? And where does the Son say that he loves the Spirit?
Prayers are directed primarily to the Father in the Bible.
John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: (see also: Matthew 6:9)
Prayers are sometimes directed to the Son.
Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
But where does ANYONE ever pray to the Spirit?
Worship is directed to the Father in the Bible.
Revelation 4:8 ¶ And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Worship is directed to the Son in the Bible.
Revelation 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
Why doesn’t ANYONE in heaven, or on the earth, or under the earth, or in the sea, or any where in the universe worship the Spirit???
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
John said he fellowshipped with the Father and with the Son.
1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
Why didn't John fellowship with the Spirit?
The Father has a throne in the Bible.
Revelation 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
The Son has a Throne in the Bible.
Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
Why doesn't the Spirit have a throne?
Paul recognized the Father as the Supreme Authority, and Jesus as Second in Command.
1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Why did Paul recognize the elect angels as the third highest authority and not the Spirit, who theologians say is the third person of the Godhead?
1 Timothy 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
The Father has a name YHWH
Exodus 15:3 The LORD is a man of war: YHWH is his name.
The Son has a name YESHUA
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Why doesn't the Holy Spirit have a name??
In the New Testament, the readers are always greeted with “Peace” from the Father, and “Peace” from the Son.
1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. (Also See Rom.1:7; 1 Cor.1:3; 2 Cor.1:2; Gal. 1:3; Eph. 1:2; Phil. 1:2; Col. 1:2; 1 Thes.1:1; 2 Thes.1:2; 1 Tim.1:2; 2 Tim.1:2; Tit.1:4; Phn 3; Jam.1:1; 2Pet.1:2; 1 Jn.1:3; 2 Jn.3; and Jude 1)
Why don’t the writers of the New Testament ever greet the reader with Peace from “The Spirit”?
Job said that the Spirit of GOD was in his nostrils.
Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Jesus breathed out the Spirit of God.
John 20:22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
Does any one have the Father or Son in their nostrils?
WHY IS THE SPIRIT REPRESENTED BY IMPERSONAL SYMBOLS
a. wind - John 3:8, Acts 2:2.
b. fire - Matt. 3:11
c. water - John 7:37-39
d. oil - Psalm 45:7, Isa.61:1
e. seal - Eph. 1:13
f. lamps - Rev. 4:5
g. breath - John 20:22
h. horns - Rev.5:6
i. eyes - Rev.5:6
WHY IS THE HOLY SPIRITED SHOWN TO HAVE IMPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
a. poured out - Isa. 32:15, 44:3, Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17, 10:45
b. shed - - - - - Titus 3:5,6
c. shed forth - - Acts 2:33
d. breathed - - - John 20:22
e. filling - - - - - Acts 2:2,4 Eph. 5:18
f. anointed with - Acts 10:38
g. baptized in - - - Matt. 3:11, Acts 1:5 1 Cor.12:13
h. drank of - - - - 1 Cor.12:13
i. blowing wind - John 3:8
Why is the Spirit repeatedly referred to as IT?
Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
(for other examples see: Romans 8:26, 1 Peter 1:11, John 6:63, John 1:32
Why is the Spirit referred to as bearing witness with other impersonal things?
1 John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
Here is a CrAzY question: What IF the Holy Spirit is THE SPIRIT OF GOD [strange idea aye?]
Compare these two verse:
Luke 12:11-12 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
Matthew 10:19-20 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
What if the Spirit of GOD is his invisible PRESENCE with us:
Psalms 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Psalms 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
What IF the Father and Son make their abode with us, through the influence of their SPIRIT.
John 14:18, 23 ¶ I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you... Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
WHAT IF, when the Spirit is called HE, it is because the term COMFORTER is masculine in the original Greek, and it requires a masculine pro-noun to accompany it. Just like Wisdom is feminine, and it is called SHE/HER.
Luke 7:35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
When you think it about it: Christ is bodily in heaven. We cannot hear his audible voice, or feel his physical touch, BUT if the Spirit is his spiritual presence with us, then he has never left us or forsaken us. — On the same token, IF the Spirit is a distinct third-person, then Christ certainly did leave us.
[scratching my head thinking: Holy Spirit equals Spirit of GOD??? Could it be? naahh,, all the theologians couldn't be wrong – or could they?]
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