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Holy Spirit

OmnipresenceIn Acts 5.3 Ananias and his wife Sapphira were portrayed as early Christian disciples in Jerusalem, but were accused of lying to the Holy Spirit. Saint Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land." The lie was against the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit seemed to have been that part of the godhead which dealt with human being's work on earth, even their sins and lies. The Holy Spirit also seemed to have been the channel through which Christ cleansed away sin.✞

Sufficient Cleansing

Jesus LaughingThe author of Hebrews 9.14 wrote, "How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!" "Acts that lead to death" may be translated as "acts from useless rituals." The blood of Christ at Calvary was offered unblemished by the Holy Spirit to the Heavenly Father. The Bible commentator Matthew Henry (1662-1714) suggested, "It is sufficient to enable us to serve the living God by sanctifying and renewing the soul through the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit." When Jesus Christ's presence was manifested in our lives, then confession may be made that Jesus has come in the flesh. In 1 John 4.1-3 Saint John's readers were advised, "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world." The Holy Spirit pointed to Christ and not to himself.

"Jesus Christ Presence"
by Ron Meacock

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