TKC Ministries - Leon Hagins April 23 2015
Current topic: The Holy Spirit
The late Dr. Myles Munroe,in one of his sermons, stated that "The Holy Spirit is the most important person on planet earth".
This supernatural being has been the topic of many books,sermons, debates, discussions etc.
Those who don't believe in the truth of God's word and the spirit world or realm, most likely will have a hard time believing or understanding this individual.
I have always been a believer in the Trinity
1 John 5:7 - for there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, The Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Genesis 1:26 - And God said Let us make man in our image, after our likness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The words "us and our" are plural. So the quesion is who s God talking to? Answer.....he's talking to himself. There's more....
Genesis 3:22 - And the Lord God said, behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil:
In Genesis 11:1-4 - a group of men, drew up some blueprints for a city and tower whose top would reach unto heaven.
God Pays the construction site a visit Genesis 11:5-6
Genesis 11:7 - Go to let "us" go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
The tower of Babel, God confounds the men's speech.
Genesis 48:16- Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the begining; from the time that it was there am I and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
In the above scripture, "Finis Dake" (Dake' Bible) explains the dialogue.....
In verses 1-15 God is speaking to Israel, Then in verse 16 there seems to be a change in speakers.....
Here is a clear reference to the Divine Trinity of separate and distinct persons in the Elohim of scripture.....
* The Lord God (one person)
* The Holy Spirit (another person)
* The Messiah (still another person) sent by the two, the Lord God and the Holy Spirit (vs. 16)
Dake's Bible page 489 says the following......
What we mean by Divine Trinity is that there are three separate and distinct persons in the Godhead, each one having his own personal spirit body, personal soul, and personal spirit in the same sense each human being,angel,or any other being has his own body, soul, and spirit. We mean by body,the house for the indwelling of the personal soul and spirit. The soul is that which feels and the spirit is that which knows.
Dake's Bible pag 490..........
We submit the following facts in scripture to prove a Divine Trinity of separate persons in the Godhead:
The word one means one in unity as well as one in number. It means unity in 1 John 5:7 as does in John 17:11,21-23, and yet these three persons, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, are spoken of as one, each in number and individuality in scripture. There is one God the Father, one Lord Jesus Christ and one Holy Ghost 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:3-6. Thus there are three separate persons in divine individuality and divine plurality.
* The word God is used either as a singular or a plural word,like sheep.
The following was taken from a sermon preached by "Charles Spurgeon" on June 20 1858 entitled "The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit".
Text taken from the book of Acts 10:44-48.....
The Doctrine of the Trinity is taught in the Holy Word. The word trinity itself is not found there, but the three divine persons of the one God are frequently and constantly mentioned.
The word makes sure that we believe this great truth concerning Christianity.......
That the Father is God
That the son is God
That the spirit God
And yet there are not three God's but one God, though each of them are God, yet three in one and one in three is the Jehovah that we worship.
The Following is from a sermon by David Wilkerson
"Getting to know the Holy Spirit" John 14:16-18
Vs.17 - we know him he dwells with you