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The Sharia of Christ in the GOSPEL
E - Commandments of Christ related to Principles of FAITH in the New Covenant
4. WHO IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Matthew 1:19-21 -- 19
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. 20
But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife
And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins."
John 1:33 --
I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, '
Luke 4:18-21 -- 18
, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." 20
Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21
And He began to say to them, "Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."
John 6:63 --
; the flesh profits nothing.
John 3:5-6 -- 5
Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you,
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the
Matthew 5:3-4 -- 3
, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Luke 11:9-13 -- 9
So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 11
If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12
Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children,
Matthew 6:8-11 -- 8
For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray
: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
John 14:16-18, 21- 23, 26- 27 -- 16
"And 17 18
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. … 21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me
. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him." 22
Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, "Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?" 23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word
; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. … 26
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
John 20:21-23 -- 21
So Jesus said to them again, "Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you
And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, " 23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained."
Luke 24:49 --
; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem
Acts 1:4-5, 8 -- 4 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but , "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but ." … 8 But ; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
When Jesus had reconciled the world with God, through his atoning death, it became possible for the blessing from this sacrifice to be poured out on the waiting believers. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father and the Spirit of the Son. He is true God from the true God. He himself is the everlasting life, the peace and the love of God. He is truthful. He is truth itself. He is altogether the Holy One. If anyone has not known the Holy Spirit yet, or was unable to recognize his essence, then let him look at Jesus, for he is He who was born of the Holy Spirit, and this Spirit was embodied in him. The character and temperament of Christ clarify the character and temperament of the Holy Spirit in detail.
Since the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on those who prayed and waited for the promise of the Father, the followers of Jesus have become the temple of the Holy Spirit. They are called to bear witness to the Son of God, to his reconciliation, and to his resurrection. This is why the church is called the spiritual body of Christ, or the family of the heavenly Father. All those who were born of the water of repentance and of the spirit of life became children of God, for their heavenly Father had adopted them. He had regenerated them, and taken them as his legitimate children. It is not possible to liken the Holy Spirit to the mind of man, because the spirit and the mind of man are created, and are transient sinners, whereas the Spirit is an innermost essence of God. He is eternal, holy, and endless. Without the gift of God, man remains spiritually blind, dead in sins, and lacking the knowledge of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The divine Spirit establishes true faith, everlasting love, and full assurance of hope and confidence in eternal life.
The Holy Spirit lives and works in full unity with the Father and the Son. The three are one in love, humility, and power. The authority of the Father is present in the Holy Spirit. How great is the privilege that we, corrupt mortals, have been purified, been made alive, and been sent to glorify the source of life: the Father and the Son in the power of the Holy Spirit.