If a Christian shows no evidence of God the Holy Spirit, then is their God an imaginary one? Do they just use the Holy Bible for their own ends and then go into Religious Mode?
I ask this simply because in 71 years I have yet to meet a Christian who describes to me who their God is and how he interact with them in their daily life. On many websites Christians talk about God and rarely mention the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Nor do they say much about the Holy Spirit of God.
In fact, most of what I read and hear is secular and worldly talk with God added on to it. Christians seem to spend a lot of time quoting the Holy Bible and very little time sharing their testimony of why the Holy Bible is true.
On my website I share about my God.
Who is this Living God?
Father – Son – Holy Spirit
I have been a disciple of the Lord Jesus for many, many years, and I say that the God who lives in and with me is a mighty God in Three Persons. I know me and only a mighty living God could have saved me and brought me through to where I am today.
The God I worship is no mystical being who is up there, somewhere, to be called out to.
No! My mighty God is a Trinity of three persons in one Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. They have existed from eternity and these sacred Persons are co-equal, co-eternal and co-consubstantial; that is identical in essence though different in aspect. Each is possessed of the elements of personality, i.e. thought, feeling, conscience and will, so that there are three separate centres of consciousness, feeling and action within the Trinity. Yet, these together constitute one God. The Trinity is a truth superior to our understanding yet not contrary to our reason.
All three are omnipotent having unlimited or universal power, when applied to my God, his absolute power in the physical realm.
It should be noted however, that in the moral realm God has limited His own power by giving to man the power of free will, whereby he can act entirely according to his own dictates and violate his own intelligence and God’s will if he so chooses. The present state of the world is a graphic and tragic illustration of this fact.
Because of this self-imposed limitation on His power, God cannot do many things. He cannot make anyone love Him. When anyone attacks a disciple of Jesus, they are attacking God. Whatever the disciple and their family have to endure, God also endures it with them. There is no more sad and pathetic sight than people claiming to be God’s leaders attacking the Lord and his servant, Acts 23:11 & 12.
Omnipotence is a natural attribute of the Godhead in that it is an unchangeable fact concerning His being, as opposed to a moral attribute, which is a matter of choice.
They are omniscient, having infinite knowledge or understanding of all that is knowable.
They are omnipresent, present in all places at the same time.
They are proven from Scripture
Mt 3:16-17; Ro 8:9; 1 Co 12:3-6; Eph 4:4-6; 1 Pe 1:2; 1 Jn 5:7; Jude 1:20-21.
They have special Titles
Ex 20:2, with Jn 20:28 and Ac 5:3-4.
They are Eternal
Ro 16:26, with Rev 22:13 and Heb 9:14.
They are Holy
Rev 4:8; Rev 15:4, with Ac 3:14 and 1 Jn 2:20.
They are True
Jn 7:28, with Rev 3:7.
To the Father I am said to be His “son” or “child”, Jn 1:12-13, and never spoken of as His “brother”.
To the Son I am a “brother” or together with others “bride” Rom 8:29; Heb 2:11-12 and 17; Eph 5:23-32; Rev 19:7-9; 21:2-9; 22:17, and never called His “son”.
To the Holy Spirit I am never said to be in the relation of son, brother or bride. He is represented as Christ’s Deputy, or Vice-regent, or Representative. He indwells the temple of my body, 1 Cor 6:19. He builds the composite Temple of Christ formed of living stones, Eph 2:20-22. He acts as my Comforter or Helper, Jn 14:16, but He never appears as my Father, Brother or Bridegroom.
As the relations of the Members of the Trinity with man are distinct, it follows that the Persons themselves must be separate. They address one another, as the Holy Bible records many conversations between them, Ps 2:7-9, alluded to by Christ Himself in Rev 2:27; Ps 22:1; 40:6-8; with Heb 10:5-10; Ps 110:1; Isa 49:3, 5-9; 50:4-9. Their acts while harmonious and related to a central design are also quite well defined. The Father sends the Son; the Son sends the Spirit, Jn 16:7.
My Lord God lives Forever! Rev 1:17-18 “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.”
I received this teaching from the late Rev. Brash Bonsall back in 1986 when I was a student at the Birmingham Bible Institute in Birmingham, England.
True Discipleship involves having a constant relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. How they put up with me is something to wonder. Praise them that they do. Thanks be to God has special meaning when I consider what they have done and are doing to save me from Satan’s schemes.
Are you a Christian who is struggling to understand why Christianity is like it is?
Then I strongly recommend that you study my website as it contains a lot of help and encouragement.
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