The Holy Spirit – Part 2

The Holy Spirit

Part 2 – Fellowship

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.

Note: I have read through this, and I am not sure about the logic I have used in bringing it together. I wish I could learn to trust my Autistic mind in the same way that I trust Jesus.

What a fantastic verse from the Bible, it is 2 Corinthians 13:14, so clear and precise, to get the roles of each member of the Godhead down to a single word. The word chosen for the Holy Spirit is fellowship. The main function of having the Holy Spirit is intimacy with God.

Christianity is not just a religion which shows people the way to God, neither is it a philosophy. Neither is it solely about obeying the teachings of God’s law or following the teachings of Jesus. It is about God’s love and grace and his desire for us to know him as intimately as he knows us. Our response to God is out of love. Jesus did not tell us to obey him out of fear, he said, “If you really love me you will obey and trust my words.” Our response of obedience stems from love. it grows out from an intimate relationship, a relationship through having the Holy Spirit in our lives and in our churches.

Prayer: Lord fill our lives and our churches with your Spirit. Amen

God’s character is not divided, God’s will is not divided, God’s mind is not divided. The Trinity is a relationship of three with one character, one will and one mind. In the Old Testament, a time when the Spirit had not been poured out, Isaiah said, “Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counsellor?” A rhetorical question, to which the answer is no one. Paul, speaking of the Holy Spirit quoted this with additional words, saying, “‘For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.” (Isaiah 40:3 and 1 Corinthians 2:16)

Through the Holy Spirit we have an intimate relationship with the Father and the Son, and we have a whole new perspective on life: We see the world through God’s eyes, through Jesus’s eyes. This is how much we need the Spirit of God, to enable us to see through God’s eyes, to see the world through the eyes of the God who loves the world. We cannot do this on our own so we need to be constantly walking and living by the Holy Spirit, both individually and in our churches. We have intimacy with Jesus through the Holy Spirit, tell someone that you love Jesus.

Prayer: Lord fill our lives and our churches with your Spirit. Amen

 

 

 

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