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Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit like a DoveJesus the living word was indwelt by the Lord God in the person of the Holy Spirit. You see this when Simon Peter answered Jesus on one occasion in Matthew 16.16 and said, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God." Peter's acknowledgement of Jesus as the Living God and "Son" indicates his belief in that moment that Jesus was, in our modern language, "of the same gene pool" as the Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. Being son of the "living god" indicates Saint Peter's belief in the "living" power of Jesus which he had witnessed in the many miracles that Jesus had performed. This was not a dead powerless deity, but an active alive one.✞

Same Gene Pool

Jesus' BaptismAnother indication that the Lord God lived in Jesus was seen at Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan. The Holy Spirit appearing like a dove descended on Jesus, and a voice came from Heaven and said in Luke 3.22, "You are my Son, whom I love, with you I am well pleased." Here we see Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly Father as members of the same family, the same gene pool and sharing a family affection. They love one another! Jesus Christ is called by the very powerful name, "the Word" at the opening of John's Gospel. This was a deliberate reflection of Genesis 1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." It is also reflected in the Epistles of John. John 1.1 reads, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

"Jesus Living Word"
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by Ron Meacock

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