The Holy Spirit
He is God and is the manifested
Presence of “Christ in you,” “who is our life.”
“Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty”
Sylvia Pearce
The Holy Spirit is our comforter, our revealer, our teacher, our friend, our leader, our helper, our healer, our baptizer, our anointing, our deliverer, our guide, our knower, our understanding, our resurrection power, and our Wisdom. The Holy Spirit washes, sanctifies, justifies, and glorifies us.
However, The Holy Spirit never draws attention to Himself or speaks of Himself (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit reveals to the “Born Again” all that you have inherited and all that you are in Christ Jesus (ICor.2:12).
Perfect God, and Perfect Man
  • Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matt. 1:18).
  • Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit (Luke 2:11).
  • He was raised and taught as a child by the Holy Spirit (Luke 2:40).
  • He was baptised in the Jordan as Son of God by the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:21-22).
  • He was led or driven by the Holy Spirit to be tested of the devil for 40 days (Luke 4:1: Mark 1:12).
  • He was powerfully anointed with authority as the Son of Man by the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:14&18 ;John 5:27).
  • Jesus cast out demons by the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:34-35: Matt 12:28).
  • Jesus functioned entirely by the Holy Spirit (John 5:19).
  • Jesus got the victory before He went to the Cross by the Holy Spirit (Heb. 9:14).
  • He was raised from the Dead by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:11; Rom.6:4).
  • He ascended up to glory and seated at the right hand of the Father by the Holy Spirit (Eph.1:20-23).
  • John 5:19 & 30 –Of His own human self He can do nothing, BUT WHAT HE SAW THE FATHER DO THROUGH HIM, HE DID
  • Isa. 11:2—He didn’t have His own anointed ie Wisdom Understanding, Counsel, Power, and Knowledge
  • John 5:31-33—Not own witness
  • John 5:43—Did not come in His own name
  • John 6:38—Come not to do His own will
  • John 6:57—He lived by the Father, not His own life
  • John 7:16—Didn’t have his own teaching or doctrine
  • John 7:28—His judgment was not His
  • John 8:28-29—He didn’t have his own learning
  • John 8:50—He didn’t seek His own glory
  • John 8:54—He didn’t honor Himself
  • John 14:10-12—He didn’t speak His own words nor did He do His own works
by being Joined into a SINGLE UNITY by the Holy Spirit
  • John 10:30—“I and my Father are one”
  • John 12:45—“He that sees me, see Him that sent me”
  • John 14:9—“If you have seen me, you have seen the Father”
  • John 14:11--“I am in the Father and the Father is in me”
  • John 14:20—“I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you”
  • John 17:21-23 “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee;”…”I in them, thou in me, that they may be perfected in oneness.”
What about us?
  • John 3:5 God’s people are Born Again by the Holy Spirit
  • Acts 2:4 We are filled and baptised by the Holy Spirit
  • Job 1:8 & 12; James 2-4 & 12  By Holy Spirit’s say so, we are tried and tested
  • Eph.1:13 We are sealed by the Holy Spirit
  • 2 Cor. 1:21 We are anointed by the Holy Spirit
  • I John 2:27 We are taught by the Holy Spirit
  • I Cor. 2:10 We Get revelation by the Holy Spirit
  • Eph. 1:17-18 We know your full inheritance in Christ by the Holy Spirit.
  • Rom. 8:16 We know our union with Christ by the Holy Spirit.
  • Gal. 5:16 We walk or function by the Holy Spirit
  • Col. 3:3 We live by the Holy Spirit for Christ is our life.
  • 2 Cor. 3:18 We are transformed by the Holy Spirit
  • Rom. 8:11; JOHN 5:21 Our flesh is quickened by the Holy Spirit
  • Eph 6:14 We stand in Spiritual warfare by the Holy Spirit
  • Rom. 12:2 We offer yourself a living sacrifice by the Holy Spirit
  • Rom. 8:26 We intercede by the Holy Spirit
  • Heb, 9:14 At death we give up the ghost by the Holy Spirit
  • PHIL. 3:21 Our bodies will be raised from the dead on the last day by the Holy Spirit
Nothing But the Holy Spirit of God
No outer person, not even the Son of God Himself while on earth, can save us. No outer belief system; no written creed or doctrine; no intellectual understanding; no affiliation with any denomination; no diligent bible reading; no endless prayer-life; no water baptism; nor church-going will suffice or take the place of the indwelling Holy Spirit that God promises to those who trust Jesus. God is a jealous God. He will not know anyone or thing that tries to take the place of His own indwelling Holy Spirit. Only His Holy Spirit will spring up in love and water the whole garden of our being with the glory of His Love-Fire. The gate is narrow, the way is steep and rugged, and is only opened to whosoever will. However, only a few will seek, will knock, and will desperately desire to enter in. There is another way, but it is broad, and many go that way, but it only leads to destruction and death (Matt. 7:13-14).
The glory of His Love-Fire is that it puts to death any intruder who tries to illegitimately lay with you and cause you to commit spiritual adultery (James 4:4). God’s Love-Fire keeps you from falling into the hands of the Harlot who continually tries to seduce your heart and mind to fornicate with other counterfeit loves and lovers. The Lord is jealously able to keep you from falling into the arms of false lovers, and powerfully “present you faultless before the presence of His Glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24). Trust Him!
The Bible says for us to “know no man after the flesh, yea we have known Christ after the flesh, yet NOW henceforth know we him no more” (II Cor. 5:16). But why must we not know Christ after the flesh? The simple reason is that nothing outside of us can save us. Not even an outer Savior, or an outer belief system. Neither can outer doctrines, church buildings, group associations, nor influences save us. Jesus had to go away so that He could send the last and only source of our redemption and perfection; that is, The Holy Spirit Himself. Only the indwelling, Third Person of the Trinity, who is God living in our flesh-vessel, can complete the work of redemption and bring us full circle back to our lost glory which was stolen from our first father, Adam.
Cain, the first born of Adam and Eve, didn’t please God with his effort-sacrifice in the beginning and human effort will not please God at the end. “Without faith, you cannot please God” (Heb. 11:6). Our best efforts are unbelief and sin. This mentality is none other than the satanic “mind of the flesh.” It is not what the Apostles penned in the divinely inspired scriptures, nor can it justify us, nor sanctify us, nor cause us to know the indwelling Spirit of God.
It is the “carnal mind” which is “enmity against God”, and therefore “cannot please God” (Rom. 8:6-8). Only by the mind of the Holy Spirit of God, who requires the Blood and Body of Jesus as a Living human sacrifice, please God. God cannot desire nor be pleased with sacrifices offered from His creature’s effort. For many, like Satan, who worshipped his created form instead of the Creator’s Glory (Rom. 1:25), are actually becoming spiritual anti-christs. Why? Because, by drawing from a false source, they are trying to take the place of the only source of divine life in man, that is, the Holy Spirit.