The Holy Spirit

WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the triune Godhead, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is ever present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying and guiding the believer into all truth. John 14:26; John 16:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Rom 8:14.

Introduction

So many people sincerely think of the Holy Spirit as a mere influence or power. They fail to see Him as a person with individual characteristics. Some people don’t realise that if it weren’t for the Holy Spirit there would be no Bible, no faith, no new birth, no holiness, no Christian in the world at all.

I. HE IS THE THIRD PERSON OF THE TRIUNE GODHEAD.

a. He is called God.
Acts 5:4, “But Peter said, “Ananias, why has satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit… You have not lied to man but to God.”

b. He has the divine attributes.

1. Eternal.
Hebrews 9:14, “How much more shall the blood of Christ who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God.”

2. Omniscience.
John 14:16, …”The Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things….”
1 Cor 2:11, “… no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.”

3. Omnipresence.
Psalm 139:7 says, “…Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”

4. Omnipotence.
Zechariah 4:6 says, “Nor by might nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of Hosts.”

II. HE PROCEEDS FROM THE FATHER AND THE SON.

Because the Holy Spirit carries out the will of the Father, glorifies the Son and speaks not of Himself, it doesn’t mean that He is inferior. It merely points to the inner workings of the Godhead. Man thinks in terms of submission as equivalent to inferiority, but in God, submission is all part of co-operation and co-existence. What an example for the Christian to be in submission to one another.

John 16:13, “When 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. He will glorify Me…”

III. HIS WORK AT SALVATION.

1. He convicts us of sin.
John 16:7-8, “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgement.”

2. He reveals to us the truth about Jesus Christ.
John 14:26, “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.”

3. He gives us new spiritual birth which is called regeneration.
John 3:5-6, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”

4. He joins us into the Body of Christ.
1 Cor 12:13, “for by one Spirit we were all baptised into one body…”

5. He sanctifies the believer.
1 Thess 2:13, “…..God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the spirit and belief in the truth.”

6. At conversion, believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and they immediately come under His sanctifying influence.

Sanctification is:
1. The believers separation from the world and being set apart to follow Christ.
2. The believers continual cleansing and transformation into a life of holiness to God.

Galatians 5:17, “I say then: walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.”
1 Cor 6:11 says, “But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”

IV HE GUIDES THE BELIEVER INTO ALL TRUTH.

Jesus promised the believer a helper, one who would draw near and be of assistance. The Holy Spirit is our teacher, guiding the believer into all truth.

John 14:16, 17, “And I will pray the Father and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, even 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.”

Conclusion

It is essential for the believer to recognise the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. The more we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives, the more like Christ the believer will become. It is God’s purpose to give us the Holy Spirit to dwell with us in order to guide, direct, and motivate us to do the works that Jesus did.

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  1. childofjesus says:

    1 cor 2:14- “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (KJV)

    William Pitt, one of the finest statesmen in British history, became prime minister of England at the age 24.William Wilberforce, a Christian, persuaded Pitt to attend a meeting in which a member of the House of Lords powerfully proclaimed the gospel. After the meeting,Wilberforce asked Pitt what he thought of the message. Pitt replied, “To tell you the truth, Wilberforce, I gave that man my most careful attention from start to the finish, but I was totally unable to understand what he was talking about.”
    Education, culture, or great knowledge in matters of government and business are of no help in understanding God’s Word.Only when people place their faith in Christ and become children of God does the spiritual darkness lift from their hearts & minds. The miracle of the new birth opens blinded eyes to the teachings of the Bible. At the moment of regeneration, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the believer, giving life and light. —-Paul Van Gorder

    When we open our hearts to the Savior,
    God opens our minds to His Word.

  2. blueaquachairs says:

    oops posted wrong place again

  3. blueaquachairs says:

    If you are a kid and you get to school and realize you forgot your lunch and you use the phone in the office to call mom ask her to bring it but shes not home so you leave a message on the ‘machine’ asking for ‘her’ to bring your lunch to school.

    When lunchtime comes around and you go to the lunchroom your teacher brings you a brown paper bag, similar to the ones your moms husband, an evil loser who craves for you to call him dad, always brings home from the video store and takes with him and hides away for hours alone in his office. Your teacher says “This was left for you in the office by one of your parents. The teacher doesn’t know that, the man who craves for you to call him dad, is intent on harming you and has been known to put things in you’re food that will make you sick to you’re stomach. I dont know why mom stays with this evil man, but you’re mom loves you and would never deceive or harm you and would never knowingly, I she really loves you, allow the ‘not the papa’ to harm you either. 🙁

    I ask, since its a sandwich that looks like it could be tuna from mom our could be roadkill made to look like tuna. It could be poison and the only way to know if its a fish or a serpent is to ask the person that made it!

    How can you know if its from mom or the guy who craves you to call him dad?

    My thinking is that you ask the one you have always trusted in the ‘past’ and that would be mom who is metaphorically God in this example. God says we WILL hear his (moms) voice and you will “know his voice”. Absent hearing moms (Gods) voice you have no way of knowing…is it a FISH or is it a SERPENT.

    I think I have answered my own question, When I hear Gods VOICE, I will know its Him i/e MOM!

    Thanks for listening.

    I LOVE YOU GOD with all my heart,
    and need to hear from you SOON.

    • barbie49701 says:

      Again you will know the voice of God by his impressions. God is love. God is peace. When you have a thought of peace that surpasses all knowledge you know God. When you have a thought that causes you to act in love towards yourself and another. That is God. All Good things are from God. I think some here are getting away from love, compassion, kindness, and peace. These are the impressions of God. This is the voice of God. Be Blessed.

    • You have a neat name. There is such a thing as Blue Aqua Chairs. Type it in the Internet search box and you will see. Anyway, I noticed that you referred to the Dad in your story like this: “an evil loser who craves for you to call him dad.” Is your hypothetical story fictional or based on fact?—Just curious.

  4. blueaquachairs says:

    Is God anonymous – I’ve never seen him!

    How do we know God is really God?

    ANONYMITY – who am I really talking to?

    Check out my profile for more Update 1

    • I have never seen you, but I believe you are real. You have never seen me. Yet here I Am. Answering your post. Have you seen air, have you seen an atom? With our naked eye we don’t see Everything, but when we look at the Big picture things can be seen much clearer. Have you ever seen Love, have you seen what makes the person smile or laugh. What causes us to react the way we do? Have you seen the info on DNA. And the way it is all designed. Well design means there was a designer. The earth is place just close enough to the sun that it does not burn up and it is not so distant that it freezes. These things are not accidents, not to me. Maybe in your eyes but when you take your blinders off, get down on your knees and close your eyes lift up your hands then cry out to God to reveal himself to you! From your very soul, you will find he will. But this can only be done if you really want him from all of your heart. But if he shows you the truth; then you must accept he is real. But not seeing something doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. For with us we are not like the rest of the world. We believe we have it and then we see it, the World has to see to believe it. But to judge on your eyes alone doesn’t really answer this issue in your heart. For blind people see with their hands so to them I guess they don’t see you with their eyes so than you don’t exist and deaf people feel noise and hear With their eyes yet they hear differently. But they don’t know that noise exists unless they feel it. We as Christians or followers of Christ Jesus, Hear God with our hearts and & sometimes we hear him through others, but we know his voice and follow. This is something that Happens when we ask him to come into our heart and take our sins to live in us to be our God. It can’t happen unless you hear him knocking on the door to your heart. And his existance is very real. Weather you believe it by sight or hear his voice or not. I have seen him in many things and many people, but in my life he is very real!!!! I urge you to go somewhere private and ask. You will get an answer. For he wants all men to knoW him. Love in Christ Jesus, Annette

      • Chris Petersen says:

        Only those who are Pure in Heart can see God and only those who are Born Again can see Heaven. As seeing is believing, it is by no Miracle and no leap of Faith that they believe.

        However they who believe without seeing, Trust in God’s Words, Act on his Precepts and rely on God by their Faith alone.

        Those that believe by his Word alone, hear the song that the Sword of Truth sings, its Harmony resonates in them and through them. Jesus came not to deliver Peace to the world but a Sword, the Sword of Truth; which is upon His Tongue. The very same Sword that in the beginning was set to keep the way to the Tree of Life.

        Let all with an ear to hear its song, Praise God.

        Christopher John Petersen.

      • blueaquachairs says:

        Oops! I posted my first reply in the wrong place, sorry annette!

        Annette – Thanks for your reply.

        There’s a song called Uninvited by Alanis Morrisette that speaks volumes to me.
        ———-
        UNINVITED by Alanis Morrisette
        ———–
        Like anyone would be I am flattered by your fascination with me Like any hot-blooded woman I have simply wanted an object to crave

        But you, you’re not allowed You’re uninvited An unfortunate slight

        Must be strangely exciting To watch the stoic squirm Must be somewhat heartening To watch “shepard meet shepard”

        But you you’re not allowed You’re uninvited An unfortunate slight

        Like any uncharted territory I must seem greatly intriguing You speak of my love like You have experienced love like mine before But this is not allowed You’re uninvited An unfortunate slight

        I don’t think you unworthy I need a moment to deliberate.
        ———–

        There can be many interpretations to this song and even parts of the song. There’s one particular line that says, “To watch shepard meet shepard”.

        Notice the letter “a” in the word “shephard” instead of an “e” as in “shepherd”. Plus notice the letter “s” in the word “shephard” isn’t capitalized. This can change the entire meaning!

        Let’s look at the lack of capitalization of the letter “s”. To me this means its referring two equal “shephards” who are standing toe to toe. Both have their own flocks that they must tend and though they want to engage, they can’t because they must keep moving and tend to their own flock.

        I’m a believer in equality of the sexes, so the “shephards” could easily be male or female.

        How does this relate?

        Well you said,
        ” I have never seen you, but I believe you are real. You have never seen me. Yet here I Am.”

        Ok, lets say we are both, “shephards” equal as in small ‘s’. I saw you going across a nearby ridge and you even stopped secretly looked down on me, but you thought I didn’t see you. Now as you are in the next valley I yell out, “Who are you”? and you throw a STONE over with a note on it saying to me , “I have never seen you, but I believe you are real. You have never seen me. Yet here I Am.”

        Right away I realize it’s a lie. You do “see me” when you thought I wasn’t looking AND in your note you said, “I Am”. Capital “A” suggesting you are GOD! I know you’re NOT God because I see you watching from above but you are not God, but a man pretending to be GOD!

        Even without me seeing you seeing me, but seeing the note only, I might want to think you are God because you wrote, “I Am” and yes I know “you are there”, but don’t know who “you really are”. I don’t know your “real” identity/name. Are YOU really “annette”? Maybe or maybe not!

        It would be foolish for me to guess and I must not be foolish. We should be careful to never throw our pearls to swine. I’m not necessarily calling you swine, but I know you aren’t God because God will not lie to his children and God says he “will not give us a STONE”!

        Absent “knowing” who is speaking by hearing the “real voice”, I always stay steady and my “last orders are standing orders” when it comes to fighting the enemies attacks. To know the enemy, “you can just look for the one who lies always for years”, SATAN is the father (or mother) of lies! The satanic attacks must be neutralized and the “known” source of numerous lies shall be the first target unless I hear a clear audible voice I recognize from above.

        You see – I DO know the Voice of God and I LOVE it’s sweet – sweet – sweet sound and crave to hear it everyday. I’ve never heard it as clearly as I did once, in my ynth. “I am” wanting to hear the VOICE of my beloved, Jesus’ soon – who’s REAL FATHER is the “Great I Am”!

        • I was wondering if you caught that, I do not claim to be God, however I do have & am often ocupied by hid Holy Spirit. Now as I see it, the fact that I simply spoke to you from my heart from the holy spirit but not of myself than has not God spoken to you today? Yes in fact I am a woman, yet there is no male or female in the lord Christ Jesus. I too heard the voice of God as a Child and then again as a young adult and I often hear him when I pray and meditate on his word. I will not discourage you from seeking to. Physically hear him for that is not always the way he communicates to us. But he is at work and has not ceased working as many here will tell you. I will say this you may need to open the ears to your heart. For to me that is how I often hear from him. And he answers with a yes and Amen. Now there are only a few times I physically with my ears heard him. But deffinately have also been there. If he has something to say to you do not worry, because he once made an ass speak so a man would hear him; so if he wants to say something to you, He will. Love and Patience in Christ Jesus, love Annette

        • childofjesus says:

          I have been here for a while & have known Annette.Through all her posts, i have known her as child of God, and not as a God.

          Shanta

        • barbie49701 says:

          Rom 2:1 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things.
          Rom 2:2 We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things.
          Rom 2:3 Do you suppose, O man–you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself–that you will escape the judgment of God?
          Rom 2:4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
          Rom 2:5 But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
          Rom 2:6 He will render to each one according to his works:
          Rom 2:7 to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life;
          Rom 2:8 but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.
          Rom 2:9 There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, KJV Rom 2:1 So do you think that you can judge those other people? You are wrong. You too are guilty of sin. You judge them, but you do the same things they do. So when you judge them, you are really condemning yourself.
          Rom 2:2 God judges all who do such things, and we know his judgment is right.
          Rom 2:3 And since you do the same things as those people you judge, surely you understand that God will punish you too. How could you think you would be able to escape his judgment?
          Rom 2:4 God has been kind to you. He has been very patient, waiting for you to change. But you think nothing of his kindness. Maybe you don’t understand that God is kind to you so that you will decide to change your lives.
          Rom 2:5 But you are so stubborn! You refuse to change. So you are making your own punishment greater and greater. You will be punished on the day when God will show his anger. On that day everyone will see how right God is to judge people.
          Rom 2:6 He will reward or punish everyone for what they have done.
          Rom 2:7 Some people live for God’s glory, for honor, and for life that cannot be destroyed. They live for those things by always continuing to do good. God will give eternal life to them.
          Rom 2:8 But others are selfish and refuse to follow truth. They follow evil. God will show his anger and punish them.
          Rom 2:9 He will give trouble and suffering to everyone who does evil–to the Jews first and also to those who are not Jews.
          Rom 2:10 But he will give glory, honor, and peace to everyone who does good–to the Jews first and also to those who are not Jews.
          Rom 2:11 God judges everyone the same. It doesn’t matter who they are.
          ERV As we read here we see that the Jews saw themselves as a holy people, entitled to their privileges by right, while they were unthankful, rebellious, and unrighteous. Were reminded here that the judgement of God is the real judgement of mankinds character. We appeal to all sinners thoughts by thought, so lets say perhaps that mans disobedience is running rampant here in various ways. Causing a bit of conflict. Yet are we not all the same? Are we all not sinners save by the same grace? Are we not all equal in Gods love? He is not partial. He rejoice when every sinner repents and turns away from their evil ways. Yet here I see in the scriptures something important written. Rom 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. Are we not inexcusable as man kind judging one another? Who is right who is wrong. Who is of God who is a real child of God? If we are children of God shouldn’t we repent of this great sin of judging one another. Myself included? Its writtenTit 3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
          Tit 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. KJV Tit 3:2 Tell them not to speak evil of anyone but to live in peace with others. They should be gentle and polite to everyone.
          Tit 3:3 In the past we were foolish too. We did not obey, we were wrong, and we were slaves to the many things our bodies wanted and enjoyed. We lived doing evil and being jealous. People hated us and we hated each other. ERV. I do not think much more needs to be said here but judgement is only for the Lord. Not us. We are supposed to encourage one another and be loving. Be kind n blessed to one another in Jesus name I pray. Seek ye first the kingdom of God and the rest shall be added unto you. This goes for me to.

    • Holyroller_11 says:

      you talk of foolish things,if you don;t believe in God,he will never force himself on you,if you seek him,you will find him. as far as your family is concerned,anything,any one ,that is put ahead of God is dangerous,the Lord giveth,and the Lord taketh away, thou shalt have no other god before thee.

      • blueaquachairs says:

        hr11- Are you ok? Are you having a bad day?

        Looking at your past posts you didn’t seem so reactive and terse, but you seemed to always exhibit the fruits of the spirit.

        You can find the fruit
        of the spirit here:

        Gal 5:22-23
        ” 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

        I’m not looking for a debate or argument
        but,
        I only want to experience-
        and spread-
        the love of God with
        his creation-

        If it’s ok I will pray for Gods love to overwhelm you and you be filled with the fruit, of the spirit.

        Specifically, what “foolish things” did I speak of?

        Yes in Job 1:21 it says, ” And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” (KJV)

        This scripture is talking about God giving and God taking life. How is that relevant to my innocent and sincere question? I’m just a child of God looking for answers or advice. Did I say something to offend you?

        Bless you very much.

        • In christ jesus I want to say that Joe is actually very loving & very zealous for God, yes at times he sounds blunt, but he is actually a very strong man of God & wold easily lay down his life for anyone here. He has gone the extra mile for many, to insinuate that he is not of God is rather Harsh don’t you think. I took no offense from your post, but Joe has come here to make his stand for God & he is not moved or shaken. He may sound different in his writing, but I have learned such strength in Joe. Why he and a man named Timothy had several debates & now they often debate, but they are both lovers of God & it is beautiful to see the way they have talked together & when they agree, it is beautiful. I will stand by Joe for he. Is fully set on God, but get to know him better, you will not help but to LOVE his eagerness. And the others on here. We have had many who make fun of us & belittle us, but we still make our sTand & remain rooted in the rock of our salvation. I am eager to hear more from you, but please try to get to know us for we are your neighbors & if you are not that I think you are not, a follower of God then we are also your family. Love, your sis in Christ Jesus, Annette

          • lookingforhope2011 says:

            Well done annette. And also if I may add, to our new member, joe is very strong in the Lord. He shows the real Jesus and is full of knowledge. As well as other members on here. We are here to edify and build up each other. If your here to learn then welcome.

          • barbie49701 says:

            Holly_Rollar is full of knowledge of God he has wisdom and understanding. Sometimes what seems to be blunt is not so blunt at all. Just straight to the point.There’s a lot of bunny trails if you run with them in the bible. One thing leads to another. It’s foolish to run with a topic if you do not understand what God says about the topic. However, sometimes if you run you miss the plain truth which is before you. To not believe in God is foolish. God is everywhere. You will see him but not see him. You have to slow your roll and look deep within the pages of his blue print to seeing and know him aka the bible. The simple truth is sometimes not so simple is your running down to many trails.

          • lookingforhope2011 says:

            Amen barb

          • barbie49701 says:

            Peace be with you and your family. I pray that all is well with u all. For those who do not know Amen means I agree. Which is why we say amen at the end of our prayers. We agree. Which is why it’s important to use the word or scriptures in our prayers and speak truth to God in Jesus name. But this is for another time. Be blessed lookinforhope!!!!

          • lookingforhope2011 says:

            Thanks barb. Good to see you back!

          • barbie49701 says:

            I have been threw some unwanted trials yet my God has been my way to the truth. The truth has set me free and I am so so so blessed I cannot begin to tell you all the lord has done for me. Yet I can say I know God is love. God is the way. God is truth peace happiness and all good things. I have seen it but not seen it. I have saw the evidence of these things in abundance. Praise God the whole world, repent and accept the love of God within your lives. If you see the way go with it. The way is the truth of God and it will set you free. It’s amazing great and wonderful. I am thankful and cannot express the love I have for Jesus and Papa God.

          • childofjesus says:

            We thank you Lord for your love to each one of us.Thank you for being with barbie through all the trials & bringing her back safely.

            2 cor 2:14 “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

          • Holyroller_11 says:

            I must say,I am very humbled at the gracious comments my new friends have said,I thank you all very much,myI goal is for all who read my words,to grow strong,and be greatly blessed, It warms my heart to know in these last days,God still has a people with the true Spirit of God living inside,and touching lives for Christ, May God richly bless all, and Thank God in Jesus name,who has made me truly RICH in the family of God, AMEN

        • barbie49701 says:

          Do not be offended. When you become offended you become blind. You will not see the truth. The truth will set you free. Very good explanation about fruit of the spirit. May I also say that to have the fruit of the spirit is to have God. God is peace love joy patience kindness goodness faithfulness gentleness self control. If you can see the impressions of these things. See the evidence of them then you can see God. You can believe God. This perhaps is what our loved friend means here. It is foolish to not see God when God is in and apart of everything. I am sure it wasn’t meant to be harsh. I pray forgiveness will flood your heart with peace n love. This will open your eyes to the truth. Where there is forgiveness there is God. It’s an impression of God. Please do not feel foolish 4 asking a question. Forgive some 4 not explaining it better. Yet this is why we all here. To show the impressions of God. So God may speak through us with love and peace and kindness to one another. We see God through kindness. Through Compassion. Look up each of these words in the concordance of your bible you will see God. If you seek ye shall find Mathew 7:7. I pray a little misunderstanding does not derail you in your journey to know God. Be Blessed and peace be with you.

    • barbie49701 says:

      we know and see god by impressions. We can see the unseen things of god by their impressions. 1Jn_4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. God is love. We have never seen the physical matter of love however we have seen the impressions of love. By this I mean we have seen the evidence or proof of presence of love. How? What is love? 1Co 13:4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.
      1Co 13:5 Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it.
      1Co 13:6 Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth.
      1Co 13:7 Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.
      1Co 13:8 Love will never end. But all those gifts will come to an end–even the gift of prophecy, the gift of speaking in different kinds of languages, and the gift of knowledge. ERV 1Co 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
      1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
      1Co 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
      1Co 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
      1Co 13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. (KJV) 1Co 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
      1Co 13:5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
      1Co 13:6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
      1Co 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
      1Co 13:8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. (ESV). Once we understand the impressions of God in the world it’s not hard 2 see him. It’s also not hard to know him. Just study the bible and seek him. It’s written seek n ye shall find Mt 7:7. Seek God and you will find him. Also, Jesus is God on earth. We know him because know Jesus. The son of God is expression of Gods love for the world. John 3:16. All good things come from God. If something is good it’s from God. God is so so so Good. Sometimes seeing is believing however sometimes believing is seeing. You will see but you will not see. Understand? You will see love. But you will not see love. Faith is the substance of all things hoped for evidence of things unseen. Faith means to believe. Believe means to see something as truth. Substance is the physical matter. evidence is proof. We hope 4 love. Because God is love. We know God is love because it’s written. I hope this helps. Look 4 the unseen things. Yet they are not unseen. Be Blessed.

    • Is God anonymous? That’s easy. No, He is not anonymous. Just look at creation. Some One designed the earth and brought it into existence. Some One inspired men to write the Book called the Bible. People have been saved and healed through the words of that Book. God’s love story for you is in that Book.

      Maybe you have had some bad experiences growing up that you think God has been indifferent to. I guarantee you He has not been indifferent to you, because you are alive today and able to think and write your thoughts on this sight. In other words, you are here today, because of His sustaining power. The key is this: Don’t let your past pull you down. The past doesn’t have to determine the rest of your life. Let go of the past. If you need to forgive, then, forgive. You will never be healed of the past, until you do. If I am off on the wrong foot with this, just let me know.

    • Holyroller_11 says:

      I would ask you a question,how long have you concidered your self a christian? and at what age are you now,I am 54,myself and was saved at 26,I don’t mean to be prying,just trying to understand more as to your comments and be able to answer if you want answers for what you want from God or man,if anything at all,

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