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That Explosive Moment

The Spirit renew the EarthOne undeniable universal principle for all who believe is that "when God takes away his breath everything dies and returns to dust." The direct opposite is the bringing of life by the Spirit. The Psalmist writes in Psalm 104.30, "When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground." The Holy Spirit which is the term found in the Bible meaning the "spirit of God" refers to "the divine force, quality and influence of the Most High God" as well as of an individual person of the Holy Trinity. Scholars tell us that "Holy Spirit" literally means, "the Spirit of the holiness" or "the spirit of the holy place." The Christian understanding of Holy Spirit differs from the Jewish one in that Jews believe that the term "Spirit" refers to the "divine characteristic of prophecy and wisdom," whereas Christians regard the Holy Spirit as a "separate identifiable person in the Godhead." One of the Spirit's jobs is to bring new life and renewal to plants, animal and all living things on the earth. We forget sometimes in the midst of the debate around the theories of Evolution where "genetic changes and natural selection account for the variety of humankind" and Creation or the "instantaneous forming from nothing of all matter, beings, plants and animals" that in fact the Creation was completely finished and it was described in the words of God himself as being "very good." Thereafter, the Holy Spirit set about sustaining and no doubt adapting what was created to an ever changing environment. This adaption is an expected work of the Holy Spirit and perfectly normal in my mind. ✞

Adorns the Heavens

A sunsetThe Holy Spirit has a special job to beautify and adorn the heavens after the original Creation according to Job 26.13, "By his breath the skies became fair; his hand pierced the gliding serpent." Psalm 8.3 extends this thought, "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? This may also be translated as "what is a human being that you are mindful of him, a son of man that you care for him?" Human beings are a mere drop in the bucket when compared to the moon and the stars and the rest of Creation, but God cares for every one!✞

The Finger of God

Fingers TouchingThe phrase "your fingers" refers to the work of the Holy Spirit at the Creation. John Owen (1616-1683) the devout Welsh Nonconformist Puritan leader wrote, "By the finger or fingers of God, the Spirit of God is in an especial manner intended." Owen married Mary Rooke and had eleven children. Tragically, ten of them died in infancy but Owen was unfailing in his faith. He was a convinced Calvinist and argued for the predetermined will of God, which directed all things. His own personal loss of all his children even the eleventh of consumption did not deter him but in fact reinforced his belief in the all encompassing will of the Almighty. He was a man firm in his belief in the Holy Spirit finger in all parts of his life to the end!

"Holy Spirit Finger"
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by Ron Meacock

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