The Holy Spirit is the blessed Spirit, a member of the GODHEAD, who takes up residence in Christian hearts in consequence of their being sons of God (Galatians 4:6), and in fulfillment of the apostolic promise of such an indwelling to all believers who will repent and be baptized for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38f), and is thus identifiable as the “Holy Spirit of promise” (Ephesians 1:13).
The analogy becomes a contrast in the matter of how many may win. In the earthly contest, only one receives the prize; but in the heavenly contest, every man may do so, since his victory does not depend upon any relationship between his achievement and the achievement of his fellow contestant.
Heaven is Real!
Don’t let anyone persuade you with the Satanic Propaganda that HEAVEN and HELL are not real, but only biblical metaphors!
Anyone pushing this false teaching, this new age, feel good, so-called religious garbage will have to answer to God in person on Judgment Day, before His throne in HEAVEN!
The key to understanding the Old Testament is JESUS CHRIST!
There are two intercessors for the Christian: (1) Christ at the right hand of the Majesty on High. (Hebrews 7:25) (2) The Holy Spirit within the Christian himself.
These are descriptions of ONE CONDITION, the saved condition; and there is no stretch of philosophical doodling that can find one iota’s difference in the true meaning of the above descriptions of the state of enjoying the salvation of God through Jesus Christ.
The total corruption of the antediluvian world had been achieved by the evil one when the “imagination of men’s hearts” had become evil, and only evil, without intermission (Genesis 6:5).
The New Testament reveals a number of other ways in which people may sin against the Holy Spirit.
There are actually seven Calvary miracles, the greatest and most wonderful, of course, being the resurrection of Christ. The rending of the veil, occurring simultaneously with the death of Christ, must be associated with that death; and, looking more closely, it is plain that the veil, in practically all of its functions and even in its colors, was a most instructive type of Christ.
The word for “quench” was used of putting out a fire, and the thought is that the child of God should not put out the sacred fire within.
The Spirit also convicts of righteousness by revealing the mystery of how a man may acquire a righteousness not his own, that being the righteousness of Christ, available to all who receive and obey the gospel, thus being inducted “into Christ,” and identified with Christ as Christ.
The Holy Spirit witnesses as to the terms of salvation; the saved person’s spirit witnesses to the fact that he has complied with the terms; and, in that instance, there are two witnesses to the man’s salvation.
Throughout the New Testament, Christian baptism is revealed to be one of the two essential elements of the new birth, without which no man may see the kingdom of God.
These verses are among the most discussed passages in all the Bible.
The great apostasy foretold in the New Testament must be viewed as a significant manifestation of the entity symbolized by the second beast, the beast from the Earth, an apostasy by no means limited to the papacy, but certainly inclusive of it.
The Spirit of Christ was working in the writers of the Psalms, and was sharing in their distresses and joys and was at one with them (compare Is. 63:9; 1 … Continue reading FINDING THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST EVERYWHERE IN THE PSALMS
In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul affirmed that Christ is our passover; but, as in most analogies, there are points of likeness and unlikeness.
The respect of the human race for this word of Jesus Christ is revealed in the fact of their inscribing these words, “Asleep in Jesus,” upon millions of tombs in all ages since then.
Satan promised Eve that she should be “as God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5); but the unfortunate mother of all living would have been wiser to have remained simple to the wisdom Satan offered. This is the thrust of Paul’s word here.
Wisdom cannot be discovered by searching the Earth; it cannot be purchased with gold or precious stones; and man cannot even ascertain the place where it might be found. It is no ordinary kind of wisdom that is spoken of in God’s Word.
This Great Commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of his church for a day and to all eternity. It is a whole galaxy studded with many of the biggest stars in the firmament of Christian doctrine.