In the Beginning, Created in the Image of God, Part 5

January 20, 2020 R.H. Koide
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The final part of this lesson continues through with the creation of Spirit of God and offers Scripture on how the Holy Spirit enters into mankind.

John 20:19-22; Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

Physically, the wind can be heard and felt but not seen with our eyes or grasped within our hands. (6)

The wind bloweth where it (wishes) listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

Acts 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one (purpose or mind) accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them (divided) cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2:5-13; And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this (sound occurred) was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were (confused) confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Gal-i-lae’-ans?  And how hear we every man in our own (language) tongue, wherein we were born? Par’-thi-ans, and Medes, and E’-lam-ites, and the dwellers in Mes-o-po-ta’-mi-a, and in Ju-dae’-a, and Cap-pa-do’-ci-a, in Pon’-tus, and Asia. Phryg’-i-a, and Pam-phyl’-I-a, in Egypt, and in the parts of Lib’-y-a about Cy-re’-ne, and (visitors) strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and A-ra’-bi-ans, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all amazed, and were (perplexed) in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said, These man are full of new wine.

How does one get filled with the Holy Ghost?

Acts 2: 14-18; But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Ju-dae’-a, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Jo’-el;

 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

Acts 2:21-24; And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man (attested by) approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by (lawless) wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having (destroyed) loosed the (Lit. birth pangs) pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be (held by) holden of it.

Acts 1:2-8; Until the day in which he (Ascended into heaven) was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

To whom also he (presented) shewed himself alive after his (suffering) passion by many (unmistakable) infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own (authority) power. But ye shall receive power, after (when) that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Ju-dae’-a, and in Sa-ma’-ri-a, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

In the word of God we understand on the day of Pentecost God poured out His Spirit – the Holy Spirit upon all flesh. Jesus a few days before demonstrated to His disciples that He would breathe upon all men His Spirit – the Holy Spirit. Because of what Jesus accomplished at the Cross and Resurrection, God not only breathes the physical life but also the spiritual life into all mankind coming into this world.

The Holy Spirit is manifested in the disciples and also in those a few days before cried “Crucify Him. As prophesied in Joel 2:28, God poured out His Spirit upon all flesh. Those who were alive physically were made spiritually alive with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.”

It is impossible for mankind to please God by living in the physical “flesh” nature, void and in darkness. Only in the “spiritual” in the Spirit of God, “Born Again of God” can mankind remain on the mark, connected to Jesus Christ, in the Light, will not sin!

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