What is life? How can you choose life? When the scriptures speak of life and death, life is described as both physical and transitory and as eternal and spiritual. There is no question about the transitory, physical part. We are born, we live and we die. But if that was all there was to it, then those who say, “Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die” would have a good point.
There is not a single “seeker of pleasure,” who does not have a spirit within him that casts light on his self centered existence. That light within you is both your hope and your judge. God knows you intimately. Read and understand this next verse and then read the Psalm following it and you will know, if you carefully consider it, that God is “considering” you right now. His thoughts toward you exceed number. This point needs to be made over and over until you understand because it will lead you to understand that God initiates, you respond. It is His Holy Spirit seeking to commune with your spirit. If you feel Him calling and you fail to respond, you are spurning His affection and love. Your inaction is action.
Psalm 40:5 (NKJ)
5 Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done; and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
Psalm 139:1-18 (NKJ)
1 O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; you understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O LORD, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.
Death is described as both physical and permanent and life as spiritual and eternal. One actually chooses, for eternity, the realm in which you want to exist. Volition is a wonderful gift. But, “To whom much is given, much is required.” Those who have the option to choose have a much greater obligation than those that have no option. Our autonomy is both a gift and a liability.
When the prophet Ezekiel spoke of the final gathering of Israel, he described the condition of the heart and the spirit. I believe that this is a promise to the faithful remnant of God’s chosen people, bestowed at the onset of the Millennium. Listen.
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NKJ)
26 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
27 “I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.
Perhaps the greatest “mystery” to one, who seeks the approval of God, pertains to man’s inability to see himself as an infinite spiritual being. We know we have a body that is certain to die. We can not visualize ourselves as a spiritual entity, one who, “like God,” will live eternally. In my opinion, the solution to the mystery hinges on our need to grasp an understanding of the Holy Spirit. First understand that your spirit is the lamp of the Lord and it is God, who is Spirit, that communicates with your spirit. Listen.
Proverbs 20:27 (NKJ)
27 The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of his heart.
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 (NKJ)
9 …as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.
16 For “who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:16 (NKJ)
16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
Now if those last two verses don’t wake you up to the reality of God’s “reach” into your soul and His willingness and ability to make you His temple, then you don’t stand a chance against Satan. It is Christ in you, the power of the Spirit of God in you, which differentiates you from those who believe that this is only a physical world.
If this is only a physical world then you should feel comfortable with evolution, survival of the fittest, even a lifestyle that is focused on your personal achievements. The triumphs and losses are yours. You are in control. If you choose to be charitable, that may make you feel good. In doing so you are elevating your sense of caring and your sense of compassion for those who are less fortunate. But understand this. You will receive all of the credit and all of the blame. You will be trying to add holiness (yours) and to avoid unrighteousness, but you are on your own. And as Solomon said, you are all headed to the same fate, the grave.
One certainty exists in this scenario. You are acting as your own god. You have vowed that this is a physical world without a spiritual dimension, here for your pleasure (and incredibly you think it “evolved” into this magnificent, orderly universe). Life then would be viewed as becoming all you can be, in and of yourself. Your priorities will lead you to compete, using rules that are “situational” and values that are in transition. You will have no anchor to your soul because you do not acknowledge that you have a soul.
But where does all of this kind of thinking lead? Look around you and read the newspapers. Wearying you with commentary about sin is not my mission. My mission is to point you to the Word and to the reality of the Power of the Spirit of God. He has spoken to us about what would be, what is and what is yet to be. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit in you can you understand His mystery, revealed.
Note in the verses above the use of the word Spirit and spirit. When Spirit is capitalized in the Bible it means the Spirit of God or the Holy Spirit. When it refers to an evil spirit, it is a lower case “s” and when it refers to our human spirit it is a lower case “s.” Yes, the Holy Spirit communicates with your spirit and it is a mystery, in part. Do not think for one minute that this is simply a physical world or that you are simply flesh and bones, awaiting your demise.
Jesus told a parable. After doing so, the following exchange occurred.
Mark 4:9-11 (NKJ)
9 And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
10 But when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve asked Him about the parable.
11 And He said to them, “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but to those who are outside, all things come in parables,
Paul further defines the mystery, “solved.”
1 Corinthians 2:7-8 (NKJ)
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,
8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Just as the destruction of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd temples has been prophesied, so was the crucifixion of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. God knew who would “know” Jesus and who would not. Some Jews did know Him, and some did not. Those who did had the mystery of the Holy Spirit, “Sent,” revealed to them.
One who did not recognize Jesus as the Messiah was the apostle Paul. He was a Pharisee and notorious persecutor of the early followers of Jesus Christ. Paul was the author of verse 8 above. He is not exempting himself from blame. He was among the most active of those who denied that Jesus was the Messiah. But Paul did not remain blind spiritually. He is the best example I know of to show God’s chosen people, the “Way.”
One of the most prominent of Jews, a Jewish ruler named Nicodemus, came to Jesus “by night” and asked him an indirect question. Listen.
John 3:1-8 (NKJ)
1 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
6 “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
8 “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Nicodemus said, “We know you are a teacher come from God” Why? Because “no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” This same ruler of the Jews, following the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, appears again, but this time, openly.
John 19:39-42 (NKJ)
39 And Nicodemus, who at first came to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds.
40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and bound it in strips of linen with the spices, as the custom of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid.
42 So there they laid Jesus, because of the Jews’ Preparation Day, for the tomb was nearby.
Earlier, when Jesus was speaking to Nicodemus, He spoke of renewal, being born again, not of the flesh (water) but of the Spirit. Notice above in John 3:8 how life becomes “directed” as the wind. When you choose to be filled with God’s Holy Spirit, you choose to be directed.
Romans 8:14 (NKJ)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
The root of the word Spirit is pneuma, meaning wind, breeze or the movement of air. Have you ever wondered how God can be everywhere at once? Understand as you see the breeze moving the leaves around you that the Holy Spirit is just like that. An ever- present “possibility” in nature (you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going).
The Holy Spirit is either an ever-present possibility or an ever-present reality in you. The refreshment of the Holy Spirit, its cleansing comfort as it “lifts” you into the presence of the Father, is as the most pleasant, reassuring breeze you have ever experienced. God is constantly present, whether in you or not. Never let a leaf move in your presence or a breeze cover you again, without acknowledging His Presence. It is a wonderful reminder of His love.
God is not always “in the wind.” Destructive winds are not the same as the Holy Spirit’s moving. The forces of nature are at God’s disposal but learn to differentiate between the times that His Hand is healing and when it is not. Listen to this incident involving Elijah.
1 Kings 19:10-14 (NKJ)
10 So he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake;
12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
14 And he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”
I believe that when God said to Elijah that He was not “in the wind, fire and earthquake” that He was teaching us that there are events that are special dispensations of His power which serve no other purpose than showing a man that He is present and can cause such events. These are different than the course of life in which His power is dispensed to bless or to curse.
I suspect such events are not for just “any man,” but for one that God is dealing with individually. They are not intended for “others” but for the individual. Why? I speculate, but our God has chosen individuals such as Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel and Elijah through whom he directly spoke. He often spoke only to them, and even did so with others standing about, who did not hear or understand. I sense that when the wind, earthquakes and fire are experienced by “others” God is in the phenomena and it is not ever a circumstance beyond His control or outside His purposes.
Do you recall the verse that says that not a hair falls from your head that God does not notice? He is in control. We are the clay, He is the potter. He loves His children and provides for them in triumph or in tragedy. “Acts of nature” as they are called implies the absence of God’s control. God either causes or allows every act of nature to occur. In the case of Job’s troubles, God allowed Satan to “use the forces nature” to accomplish God’s greater purpose, a purpose Job did not understand, at first.
There is a “new” dimension to God’s methods of intervention. When Jesus Christ did what He did for us, when he suffered and died for our sins, He provided perfect, permanent atonement and God gave Him the responsibility of “judging.” But in that same time frame Jesus taught us that His ascension to the Father was accompanied by the Father’s sending of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit, the breeze that encompasses you and cleanses and fills your heart, that is the essence of Jesus “in you.”
The odd thing is that everyone, according to scripture will, whether they think so or not, acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah. That can happen now or at the beginning of the Kingdom Age or at judgment day, but it will happen. When the Messiah returns will you be greeting both a friend and companion, or you will be regarded as a stranger. Listen.
John 15:14-15 (NKJ)
14 “You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
15 “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.
Philippians 2:9-11 (NKJ)
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Here in this next set of verses we find the three dimensions of spirit, “spirit, Spirit and Holy Spirit”
Psalm 51:9-12 (NKJ)
9 Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
Man has a spirit, and here King David asks that his spirit be steadfast. Then he asks that the Holy Spirit not be taken from him and then he asks that the generous Spirit uphold him. Is there a difference between the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit? Fundamentally, there is not. But we do know that Jesus clearly taught that the Holy Spirit is an entity that would be “sent” to each one who believed upon Him. Read carefully. This “gift” could not be more clear.
John 14:15-29 (NKJ)
15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever–
17 “the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
19 “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also.
20 “At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”
23 Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
24 “He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.
26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
28 “You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.
29 “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.
John 15:26 (NKJ)
26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
John 16:7-15 (NKJ)
7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
8 “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 “of sin, because they do not believe in Me;
10 “of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;
11 “of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
13 “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
14 “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.
15 “All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.
Here the apostle Paul, further clarified the work of the Holy Spirit in you.
Romans 8:14-16 (NKJ)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”
16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,…
Romans 8:26-28 (NKJ)
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
If the Holy Spirit is in you, you are the Temple of God, the place that God abides, and if that Temple sins, you are defiling God’s Temple. Listen.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 (NKJ)
18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
Galatians 5:16-25 (NKJ)
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
In the Gospel of John, Chapter 1, verses 1-2, it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God”.
God is a Triune God. He is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We have a difficult time, as the creation of God, to grasp the reality of His eternal preexistence, His power to manifest Himself in the flesh and His deliverance of the Holy Spirit to those who believe. But remember that we are the clay and He is the potter. Read on.
Isaiah 64:1-8 (NKJ)
1 Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence–
2 As fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil– to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!
3 When You did awesome things for which we did not look, you came down, the mountains shook at Your presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him.
5 You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned– in these ways we continue; and we need to be saved.
6 But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is no one who calls on Your name, who stirs himself up to take hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us, and have consumed us because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.
These are truly wonderful verses. Note that ear hasn’t heard, nor perceived, and eye hasn’t seen any God who acts for the one who waits for Him. Grasp the meaning of those words. Our God “meets” those who rejoice in Him and do righteousness, in spite of our prior attitude. Isaiah then laments over the sins of Israel and finishes by saying, “we are the clay, and You our potter.” Earlier Isaiah explained the analogy.
Isaiah 45:9 (NKJ)
9 “Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’?
This last set of verses first describes the stubbornness of the congregation and then prescribes the cure. Heed My words, obey My law. Then we see the gentle, healing touch of the Messiah.
Matthew 12:18-21 (NKJ)
18 “Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen, my Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will declare justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not quarrel nor cry out, nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory;
21 And in His name Gentiles will trust,…
Now Isaiah prophesies concerning the coming Kingdom, that wonderful 1000-year period in which Israel will be as a covenant to the people, serving as the host and dispenser of God’s righteousness.
Isaiah 49:8-13 (NKJ)
8 Thus says the LORD: “In an acceptable time I have heard You, and in the day of salvation I have helped You; I will preserve You and give You as a covenant to the people, to restore the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That You may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’ to those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.’ “They shall feed along the roads, and their pastures shall be on all desolate heights.
10 They shall neither hunger nor thirst, neither heat nor sun shall strike them; for He who has mercy on them will lead them, even by the springs of water He will guide them.
11 I will make each of My mountains a road, and My highways shall be elevated.
12 Surely these shall come from afar; look! Those from the north and the west, and these from the land of Sinim.”
13 Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted.
Now, in the New Testament Peter quotes Isaiah, and declares what I find to be the crux of the matter today. God told Isaiah that He lay in Zion a chief cornerstone and those who reject that cornerstone stumble, being disobedient to the word, the word to which they were appointed. Peter then says to his audience, followers of Jesus Christ, that they “were not a people” but they are now a chosen generation, a royal priesthood who have attained mercy. Listen.
1 Peter 2:6-10 (NKJ)
6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture, “Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,”
8 and “A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.” They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
It is the Holy Spirit that directs and guides us. It is the Holy Spirit, I pray, that is placing His Hand upon this book and upon your heart. God wants to pour out His Holy Spirit upon you, right now. You can not be redeemed by obedience to the Law, only. Obedience is wonderful and good but it is the Holy Spirit, by the blood of the perfect Lamb of God, that cleanses you and atones for your sin and enables you to have a new heart.
Acts 2:17-18 (NKJ)
17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.
Holy Spirit – Part 1, and Part 2, from the Scripture Topics section of this web site gives a more complete scriptural background on the triune God topic. Again, the mystery of God’s presence in you shall remain a mystery until it is a reality. Actually, as you read the chapter “God has revealed Himself to every man,” you will learn that the truth is in you, but the key to that truth changing your life, forever, begins with your simple confession of faith. Then the mysteries of God will be revealed and then the Word of God will take on meaning. Intellectual assent is worthless, absent a changed life, and a repentant and contrite heart. The revelation of God’s truth is only available to those who are cleansed and made ready for rebirth by the redemptive action of our Lord.