What is the Holy Spirit?

The question of what the Spirit is seems mysterious to our minds. You cannot see it with our eyes, hears it talk out loud, smell it in the air, taste it as a flavor, or touch it physically. However, if we ask a Christian is there a Holy Spirit, most Christians will say yes. It is what makes us realize that a man who died over 2000 years ago was able to save us from our sins so we are forgiven by God. It makes them realize man in not God, but he is subject to a higher power that is God. As we grow in Him, more and more of His reality are realized by us. More and more of His Word, written in the scriptures, become real to us. This is the function of the Spirit that is living in our spirits. The Spirit is what God has given us for our possession in this age of grace, the jubilee…

God’s Spirit transmits the reality of the Father and the Son into us. God is one and unchanging in His dimension (realm) of the heavens. But in our 4D world (3D + time) on this earth, the earthly realm, God relates to us as three persons. That is why man has coined the word “triune” meaning 3 in 1. In time, we have God the Father as the source of all things, God the Son as a person whom God the Father entered into and was born at a point in time, being incarnated and having a human living. He died for us and was resurrected by God the Father and ascended back to God’s dimension in the heavens. In our earthly thinking, He is sitting on the right hand of God in the heavenly places. In God’s dimension, He is one with God and in fact is God in the heavenlies. When He resurrected, He released the life-giving Spirit that acts as a ladder that bridges the two different realms. This Spirit is the person of God that transmits Christ into us. That is why the angels are ascending and descending on the Son of Man (John 1:51). That is why we pray to the Father and the Son rather than to the Spirit. The Spirit becomes the ladder that the Son released to connect the two realms transmitting the elements of the divine into mankind and bringing mankind into God. “That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:21) That is what the Son has done in releasing His Spirit when He died for us. Christ satisfied the Father’s righteous requirement of the law (Rom. 8:4) and resolved man’s problem of the flesh of sin (Rom. 8:2) releasing the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor. 15:45) into us as the Helper, the Spirit of reality (John 14:16-17), bringing God’s holiness into the born-again man forming a new creation that contains both a divine nature and a human nature, spanning both realms of heaven and earth. [Realize although we are temporal, God is not. He exists outside our dimension of time. He is the Alpha and the Omega. As such, realize the Christ and the Spirit existed at the time of creation. In the beginning, Christ was there with God the Father, “He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:2); the Spirit was there, “…And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Gen. 1:2); and of course God the Father was there. In fact, Christ is the Eternal Father, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest of His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” (Is a. 9:6)] 2 Corinthians 13:14 defines the roles of God’s three aspects as it relates to our earthly dimension. “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Cor. 13:14) Grace is from the Lord Jesus because He died for us returning us to God to fills us with His fullness; love is the original essence of the Father that motivated (is the source of) why He came to save man eventually forming a union with man as His bride to defeat Satan; and the Spirit acts as the ladder released by Christ to connect the two realms of heaven and of earth so it acts as the “fellowship” between God and us. That is why the Father is the source, the Son is the way, and the Spirit is the fellowship. That is why the only unforgivable sin is if we blaspheme the Holy Spirit. By our blaspheming of the Holy Spirit, we break the connection, the fellowship, between the two realms and Christ cannot save us. However, by our calling on His name, the Spirit forms the connection, the fellowship, between our spirit and God’s Spirit, forming the link between God and us. That is why it is “the fellowship of the Holy Spirit.” (2 Cor. 13:14) That is why “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (Rom. 6:18) The Spirit makes it real to us that we are His children connected to God in the divine life so we not only have His eternal life but His holiness. Realize this is the same as saying: We are His possession and are freed from sin. This is jubilee.

In God’s dimension, He is timeless. That is why God can be timeless and unchanging on the one hand, and changed by being processed through incarnation, human living, crucifixion, resurrection, ascension, and returning back to us for our possession on the other hand. That is why certain humans can be approached by God, like Abraham, prior to the rite of circumcision or to the offerings of sacrifices for their sins, because they believed in Christ and it was accounted to them as righteousness. “And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.” (Gen. 15:6) God applied the death of Christ, in time, to forgive Abraham before Jesus actually died. In God’s dimension of the heavens, He is timeless and sees time from end to end so Jesus said, “Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” (John 8:56) Abraham saw the day of Jesus because of Christ’s timelessness, and realized the Spirit within. Today, in the age of grace, in His jubilee, we can all apply the death of Christ to not only deal with our past sins, but to free us of future sins, by believing to receive the Spirit as our possession. “For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened…how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:10-13) The Holy Spirit is a gift to us today. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20) The Holy Spirit is knocking today. He is the free gift that God has sent to us for our possession. To receive this free gift, we simply need to open the door and ask Him to come into our lives.

When the Spirit comes as a free gift into us by our calling on Him, He conveys the reality of the Father and the Son into us. “When the Spirit of truth (reality) 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. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:13-15) The Spirit is the one that will guide us into all the truth. He guides us into all the realities of God, making all that Jesus did real to us. That is why we realize that Jesus died for us and forgave us of our sins. It is the Spirit’s doing. The Spirit does not speak on his own but acts to transmit the reality of Christ’s death and resurrection and the Father’s love into us. In fact, the Spirit brings the realities of all of God into us. He brings God’s love, God’s light, and God’s holiness into us so we express His righteousness. That is why “…you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers, and you shall be my people, and I will be your God. And I will deliver you from all your uncleannesses.” (Eze. 36:25-29) When we are “filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18), we are “filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph. 3:19) Like the disciples in Acts waiting until the day of Pentecost, when “they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.” (Acts 2:4) It is the Holy Spirit in us that gives us utterance expressing Him. When people see our expressions, they will be amazed, as we would be speaking the Spirit into their spirits making the Spirit real to them. That is why “We hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” (Acts 2:11) Their spiritual eyes will be open (John 9:10), their spiritual ears will be unblocked (Isa. 35:5; Isa. 29:18), the aroma of God will fall upon them (2 Cor. 2:15), they will taste that the Lord is good (Psa. 35:8) and touch Him and be healed (Luke 8:46). This is how the gospel is spread by the church to establish the kingdom of God.

As Christians who possess God, we are all called to bring the good news to others of our jubilee. “Do not quench the Spirit.” (1 The. 5:19) “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going, so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8) When someone speaks in the Spirit, the meanings are often not clear to our logical minds alone. They are only understood by the Spirit working within our spirits. “Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.” (1 Cor. 2:6-10) Within us God has imparted a secret and hidden wisdom which is the Spirit revealing Himself to us. He has given us the Spirit which searches even the depths of God. That is why, ”No one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God” (1 Cor. 2:11) who is living within us. “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” (1 Cor. 2:12-13) God has freely given us of Himself as our possession. As we are filled with the Spirit, the Spirit will give us utterance (Acts 2:4) to speak spiritual things to others. When we speak, realize it should be of the Spirit. The natural man doesn’t understand this. “The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (2 Cor. 2:14) Only within our spirits, where the Spirit dwells do we understand God Himself.

If you want to know the depths of God, present your natural man as a living sacrifice to God so you no longer live but you let His Spirit live in you, expressing Himself through you to make you holy and acceptable to God (Rom. 12:2; Gal. 2:20). Here you will “taste and see that the Lord is good!” (Psa. 34:8)

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