Posts Tagged ‘Spirit’

Heaven 3

Posted: May 11, 2017 in Heaven
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So far we have read that heaven is a real place and that God lives in heaven or the heavenly realm.  But does God
live outside of heaven as well?  Before we go any farther, let’s make sure we have a correct perception of God.

John 4:24  God is Spirit, and his worshippers must worship him in spirit and in truth.

This scripture tells us that God is a Spirit just like the Holy Spirit is a Spirit.  Is God also omnipresent like the
Holy Spirit?

Jeremiah 23:23  “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the Lord, “and not a God far away?  Can anyone hide in secret
places so that I cannot see him?” declares the Lord.  “Do not I fill heaven and earth?”  declares the Lord.

God, a Spirit, just like the Holy Spirit is omnipresent.  They are both everywhere at all times.  Therefore, God
is present everywhere in heaven and everywhere outside of heaven.  He is everywhere.  God does not
have a right hand or left hand or a big nose or a small nose.  He is a spiritual being and not a person defined by a
throne.  The scriptures in Heaven 2, 1 Kings 22:19 and Ephesians 1:20, that states God is on a throne or Jesus is
at the right hand of God are NOT LITERAL.

Therefore, God the Father is a Spirit that lives in heaven and outside of heaven, just like the
Holy Spirit.  They live and dwell everywhere at all times.  They are omnipresent.

Next week, we will read where heaven is located.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

 

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In Genesis 6:1-2 we read that the “sons of God” or descendants of Seth no longer called on the name of the Lord.
They saw that the “daughters of men” or descendants of Cain were beautiful.  They married and had sex with any
of them they chose.

In the very next verse, Genesis 6:3, God said “My Spirit will not contend with man forever.”  Again, this verse tells
us that God is talking about fallen man, not fallen angels.

The very next verses express God’s disappointment in man.

Genesis 6:5  The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on earth had become, and that every inclination of the
thoughts of his heart was evil all the time.

Genesis 6:6  The Lord was grieved that he made man on earth, and his heart was filled with pain.

Genesis 6:7  So the Lord said, “I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth.

Genesis 6:8  But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Genesis 6:9  through Genesis 7:24 tells us how Noah and his family were to build an ark.  God flooded the earth
and destroyed all mankind.  Only Noah and his family survived and started to repopulate the earth.

Next week, the conclusion to Genesis 6:1-2.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Welcome to the new readers.  In Specific Mate 1, Apostle Paul says it is good to stay single, but it is better to
marry if you burn with compassion.  It is good to marry, “but those who marry will face many troubles in this life,
and I want to spare you this.”

1 Corinthians 7:32  I would like you to be free from concern.  An unmarried man is concerned about the 
Lord’s affairs- how he can please the Lord.  But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world-
how he can please his wife- and his interests are divided.  An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about 
the Lord’s affairs:  Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.  But a married woman is
concerned about the affairs of this world- how she can please her husband.  I am saying this for your own good,
not to restrict you, but that you may live in undivided devotion to the Lord.

1 Corinthians 7:36  If anyone thinks he is acting improperly toward the virgin he is engaged to, and if she is getting
along in years and he feels he ought to marry, he should do as he wants.  He is not sinning.  They should get mar-
ried.  But the man who has settled the matter in his own mind, who is under no compulsion but has control over
his own will, and who has made up his own mind not to marry the virgin- this man also does the right thing.  So
then, he who marries the virgin does right, but he who does not marry her does even better.

So far, Apostle Paul is telling us that marriage is a good thing but you will face many troubles in marriage.  Also,
your interests will be divided between how you can please your spouse and how you can please God.  Apostle Paul
is also telling us that remaining single is a good thing.  Your interests are not divided.  You will live in undivided
devotion to the Lord.  According to Apostle Paul, marriage is good but if you stay single in undivided de-
votion to the Lord you are doing even better.

Our next blog will address who you should marry if you choose to marry.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

Sleep 3

Posted: April 16, 2015 in Sleep
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Welcome.  Some people believe that sleep refers to the soul being in a state of unconsciousness or nothingness
after the body dies.  I have found no scriptural evidence supporting this idea.

Sleep does NOT refer to the soul being in a state of unconsciousness or nothingness after the body
dies!  To confirm this point, let’s refer to our study titled “Point of Salvation” to the left of this page.

Galations 6:8  … from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Ephesians 4:30  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God with whom you are sealed for the day of re-
demption.

2 Thessalonians 2:13  … from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the
Spirit and through belief in the truth.

2 Corinthians 1:22  He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a de-
posit guaranteeing what is to come.

These verses tell us that salvation takes place upon the receiving of the Holy Spirit.  The seal of salva-
tion has been given to us while we are alive.  There is no reason to be held in a state of unconscious sleep
after we physically die.  We have received all that we need before our death.

Our souls go directly to heaven or hell after we physically die.

Next week, two more scriptures that confirm this point.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Welcome and thanks for reading.  Does God physically heal believers?  What must a believer do to receive
Gods physical healing?

Let’s start by reading a couple scriptures.

Jeremiah 30:16-17  But all who devour you will be devoured;  all your enemies will go into exile.  Those who plun-
der you will be plundered;  all who make spoil of you will despoil.  But I will restore you to health and heal
your wounds, declares the Lord, because you are called an outcast, Zion (people of Israel) for whom no one
cares.

Jeremiah 33:6  Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it;  I will heal my people and will let them enjoy
abundant peace and security.  I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as
they were before.

To clarify, Jeremiah was in ministry around 620 BC and he was speaking about the Kingdom of Israel.  Between
900 BC and 580 BC, Israel was devided into the Kingdom of Israel (northern kingdom) and the Kingdom of Judah
(southern kingdom).

From the above verses, it is important to know that many healing scriptures refer to the nation of Israel.  
God, through Moses, brought the people of Israel out of captivity and restored them to the promised land.  Also, 
after nearing the promised land, the people of Israel strayed from God.  The restoration or healing of Israel  
often refers to their hearts no longer being calloused, their ears no longer dull and their eyes opened.

Next week we will begin reading about physical healing on an individual basis.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless

Jeff

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Welcome, let’s begin Holy Spirit Speaks.

We have read in Third World Tribes that nature speaks loudly of Gods existence and glory.  But how does God speak
to people on an individual basis?

Psalms 51:6  Surely you desire truth in the inner parts;  you teach me WISDOM in the inmost place.

James 1:5  If any of you lacks WISDOM, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding
fault, and it will be given to him.  But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is
like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

God speaks to people who ask.  He does this by giving them WISDOM.  My definition of wisdom is acquired infor-
mation or acquired spiritual truths.  Also, wisdom is practical insight into situations we face in life.

Next week we will read how God delivers his wisdom to individuals?

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Before we discover the actual “Point of Salvation” let’s do a quick review.

We have read that sin is doing wrong according to God’s standard.  Everyone sins and the wages of sin is death
(physical death and a spiritual separation from a Holy God).

God set up an animal sacrifice system to take the physical death that was due sinful man.  But it was a symbolic
system.  By performing these animal sacrifices, it demonstrated a belief or faith in God.  It is actually a persons
belief or faith that brings salvation.

Jesus was the last sacrifice and the last shedding of blood for the sins of mankind.  But after Jesus sacrificed him-
self on the cross, many people still aren’t saved.  This is because the sacrifice of Jesus, like the animal sacrifice,
was symbolic.  Again, it’s not the sacrifice, in and of itself, that saves a person.  It is ones belief or faith in God
and Jesus that brings salvation.

Don’t get me wrong, Jesus is fully righteous, omnipresent, all powerful, all knowing and without a beginning or end.
Jesus is part of the Trinity with God and the Holy Spirit, but there is something else that happens when a person
believes or has faith.  Here it is.

John 3:3  In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again
(born of the Holy Spirit).

John 7:38  Whoever believes in me, as the scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.  By
this he meant the Spirit.

This next verse really sums it up.

2 Thessalonians 2:13  But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because 
from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the SPIRIT.

From the beginning, whether you lived before Jesus or after Jesus, you were saved by the indwelling of the
Holy Spirit.  I will expand on this more next week.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff