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Welcome to the Holy Spirit; which is the Spirit of God inside us in this time of Grace, which people in the Old Testament did not have. See GRACE, LAW DIFFERENCES
What is Love of God? God's love is the ultimate and infinite love that we can all have if we want it and ask Jesus for it.
It makes me weep every time I intentionally connect to Him (though He is always there). I have spent my life - though loved - feeling unloved, but when I let the love of God flow through me, the infinite warmth of His all-knowing compassion fills my body and my human spirit. I am so very humbled and grateful to Him for being willing to indwell me.
It is a very simple process, we just need to baptized in the Holy Spirit and then we will have God (through Jesus) inside of us willing to help and guide us, but He will remain dormant until we ask Him for his help and believe, as he is a God of choice = we get to choose to let Him help us.
When I let Him help me by my asking Him, life opens up and goes right and puzzle pieces fall noiselessly into place. People love me with Him flowing through me. Even I love me.
"To love God is to worship and praise Him. "It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only'" (Luke 4:8). The book of Psalms provides many beautiful examples of how to worship and praise our Creator (e.g., Psalms 8, 19, 23, 24, 67, 99, 117, and 150).
To love God is to put Him first. The number-one commandment is to love God “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). It’s an undivided love. God is our priority. If we love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength, then we won’t allow other things to crowd in. Our love for God is manifested by loving people (Mark 12:31), but we do not love the things of the world. “Earth has nothing I desire besides you” (Psalm 73:25). We cannot love this present world and God at the same time (1 John 2:15); love for what the world offers can lead us astray (2 Timothy 4:10).
To love God is to desire Him, to yearn for His righteousness, His Word, and His grace. “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God” (Psalm 42:1). Once we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8), we want more of Him. If we love God, we will be like Mary of Bethany, “who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said” (Luke 10:39). If we love God, the psalmist’s description of the Word of God will resonate within us: “[it is] more precious than gold, than much pure gold; . . . sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb” (Psalm 19:10)."
The Holy Spirit is also known by other names: Advocate, Spirit of Truth, Spirit, and Helper.
John 14:16-17; (Jesus said to His disciples) And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate (Helper) to be with you forever. 17 the Spirit of truth (Holy Spirit). The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides (dwells, resides) with you and will be in you.
John 14:18-20; (Jesus said) I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 In a little while the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you are in Me, and I am in you.
John 12:49; (Jesus said) I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.
That is what the Holy Spirit is. It is God, through Jesus, on the inside of us - when we have accepted Jesus as our Lord (See definition of Lord) - waiting to help, guide and heal us.
Acts 2:38; Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 3:20; Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Deuteronomy 30:19: This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
The Holy Spirit (also known as the Spirit of Truth) NEVER overwhelms us and only obeys God, and ALWAYS allows us our choice. Jesus paid for our sins on the cross, present - past - future. Our sins have been forgiven and God now has a new relationship with man in His New Covenant with man through Jesus who sits beside God and is also inside us. See below John 16:13-15
John 16:13-15; But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
14 He will glorify Me because it is from Me that he will receive what he will make known to you.
15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”
This is a very important because it explains our inter-relationship with the "Spirit of truth" (Holy Spirit), Jesus and God.
The "Spirit of truth" (Holy Spirit which is from God) does not speak on his own. He only speaks to us that which he receives from Jesus who God speaks through.
When Jesus says "All that belongs to the Father is mine", He is saying (in terms that His disciples will understand) that the Father (God), and He are one (the same). See THE TRINITY
The Holy Spirit works with our 'born again' human spirit. The human spirit was the one given to us while we were in our mother's womb. When we are born again our old spirit gets renewed and sealed so evil can no longer taint it. (See WHO ARE WE?)
The Holy Spirit does not work with the body/brain/flesh. (See below and also MIND, BRAIN, BODY).
Galatians 5:17; For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
The Holy Spirit is in conflict with the flesh (brain and body) and is working only with our human spirit.
This verse is an good example of the “Spirit” (Holy Spirit - capitalized) testifying with “our spirit” (human spirit - lower case), “that we are children of God”. It also shows that the Holy Spirit is not working with the body/brain.
John 14:26; But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John15 26; “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
John 16:7; But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
Here are 3 different verses regarding "the Advocate" (Holy Spirit).
This is Jesus talking to His apostles just before his death "go away".
That the Holy Spirit ("Advocate") will teach all things and remind us of everything Jesus taught His Apostles.
That Jesus needs to "go away" so that He can send the Holy Spirit ("Advocate")" to us.
(NOTE: The "Advocate" is capitalized which indicates that Jesus is talking about God's Holy Spirit).
Here is a link to Andrew Wommack who explains the powers the Holy Spirit gives us and why some people do not accept those powers.
Most people need to be baptized in the Holy Spirit in order to receive it.
Ezekiel 36:27; And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
God will put His "Spirit" (Holy Spirit) within us (if we ask for it) during this, the time of Grace. The time of Grace began when Jesus took all our sins and sicknesses upon himself on the cross; and atoning (making amends) to God for man's sins. After Jesus atoned for man, man was able to have a different relationship with God. Before this, (the time of Grace), there were the Laws of Moses. The Laws of Moses crippled people and reminded them how sinful they were.
John 16:13; When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
To help us follow the rules ("statutes") of God, we have His Holy Spirit (Jesus) indwelling us (if we choose) and speaking directly to us (through Jesus - in us) with messages from God Himself, which we can follow or not follow, since God is a God of choice.
1 Corinthians 2:12; What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
"What we have received" is "from God" and "not the spirit of the world" (lower case = 'human wisdom'). Who will teach us "with Spirit-taught words" "spiritual realities" (in a way we can understand and which will be real to us). This is God's Holy Spirit working (through Jesus - in us) with our reborn human spirit explaining "spiritual realities". Aren't we fortunate, those of us who have the Holy Spirit and who believe! (See 'FAITH AND BELIEF').
It is my opinion that God, after seeing all that Jesus suffered while here on Earth in human form, realized the genetic sinful problems inherent in bodies/brains given to us at birth, that they were potentially overwhelming. That we needed more help especially with the current evil of man in general, plus ongoing demonic influences. So, He gave us another part of Himself - in addition to the human spirit - in the form of the Holy Spirit (through Jesus) who will indwell us - to guide us if we choose. We do need to ask Jesus for it and we will need to be born again (renewed), so that our human spirit is able to work with the Holy Spirit who is pure love.
(See 'FAITH AND BELIEF'). It is this Holy Spirit (Jesus) that works with our renewed human spirit (if we choose) to help us make better life choices which are then judged on Judgement Day. See 'JUDGMENT DAY'.
God has a plan for us which has existed since before our birth. We can follow it or not.
Jeremiah 29:11; For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 3:5-6; Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Ephesians 2:10; For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Romans 8:28; And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose
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