Jesus Living Word
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Same Gene Pool

Holy Spirit like a DoveJesus 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 "Son of the Living God" and "Son" indicated his belief in the fact 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" indicated 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.✞

Holy Spirit

Jesus' BaptismAnother indication that the Lord God lived in Jesus was seen at Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan. The Holy Spirit appeared like a dove and 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 saw 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 was called by the very powerful name, "the Word" at the opening of John's Gospel. This was a deliberate reflection of the passage from Genesis 1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." It was also reflected in the Epistles of John. John 1.1 read, "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched — this we proclaim concerning the Word of life."

"Jesus Living Word"
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by Ron Meacock

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