The Holy Spirit In The Church What it mean?
- DavidLv 710 months ago
The Holy Spirit from the day of Pentecost has been building up the church, the body of Christ, if you will, for service in proclaiming the Gospel to an unbelieving world. There would be no Great Commission work accomplished without the Spirit.
- 10 months ago
I Corinthians Chapter 12 gives the diveristies of operations of the Holy Spirit in the Church given all "members of the body of Christ" having met the prerequisite for membership in v13.
The original Church was fonded in Acts Chapter 1-2 with evidence Peter FORGOT what Jesus said in Acts 1:5 that "fulfilled" water baptism and didn't "REMEMBER" what Jesus had spoken until Acts 11:15-16.
In Acts 1:5 Jesus promised us Holy Spirit baptism; WHO (John 14:18) is what THE CHURCH is built upon (Acts 1:2). In Matthew 16:17-18 Jesus promised "revelation is what His Church was going to be built upon!"
Without Holy Spirit baptism or the Holy Spirit who is JESUS [John 14:18] we aren't "joined to His Spirit" (I Corinthians 6:17) and can't receive "revelation" (Matthew 16:17-18) "from heaven" (John 3:27).
Today's Christians believe if THEY do good and are water baptized they are "joined to His Spirit" but it's only some kind of fictious deception.
Knowing this first we are born "dead spirits" (Romans 5:12) and it's the "POWER that comes upon us" (Acts 1:8) with Holy Spirit baptism (Acts 1:5) who "Quickens us back to life" (Ephesians 2:1).
But without Holy Spirit baptism they have not been "quickened back to life" therefore remaining a "dead spirit" who have not met the prequisite of "membership into the body of Christ" (I Corinthians 12:13).
Consequently what we have today claiming Christianity is a lot of fictious Christians who have been deceived with a belief in a water baptism that hasn't "quickened them back to life" and no Holy Spirit operating in what they call churches nor in their lives.
There is no Holy Spirit operating in those who claim Christianity or they would be displaying the same actions of those who received the gift of the Holy Spirit in the Original Church on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:2-3).
Fictious Christians without Holy Spirit who are fictiously worshiping God from their belly in what they call 'churches' is we have today!
Jesus promised we could see Holy Spirit working in THE CHURCH. In Acts 1:8 He promised "POWER" from which we would be "WITNESSES" of Holy Spirit working in THE CHURCH.
Jesus promised we could see Holy Spirit working in THE CHURCH when He promised "SPIRITUAL GIFTS" (I Corinthians 12:7-10) who would "WITNESS" Holy Spirit in THE CHURCH and in "members of the body of Christ" (I Corinthians 12:11-12).
Jesus promised we could see Holy Spirit working in THE CHURCH when He promised "SIGNS FOLLOWING" (Mark 16:17-18) who would "WITNESS" Holy Spirit in THE CHURCH" so all could see (Mark 16:20).
Unfortunately these fictious Christians claiming Christianity have none of the Jesus' promises yet believe they are "saved" and have the Holy Spirit but have none of His promises.
You go figure! :(
What happened to the good ole days (Colossians 2:8)?
- Annsan_In_HimLv 710 months ago
When you realize that the Bible speaks of every individual Christian as part of "the Church" and that every individual Christian is indwelt with the Holy Spirit, then you will begin to understand.
The first account of how the Holy Spirit dealt with the new Christians gathered together for prayer and worship in Jerusalem (50 days after the Sabbath of Passover week) is in Acts chapter 2. Read all of it and see how the outpouring of the Holy Spirit happened, as Jesus promised it would after He'd returned to Heaven. That spectacular anointing enabled some 3,000 converts to be joined to the Church after Peter's inspired preaching about the death and resurrection of Christ. From then on, every convert to Christ received the indwelling Holy Spirit as confirmation that they now belonged to Christ by faith, and that they would join Him for eternity. See Romans chapter 8, first half for that, and this scripture:
"And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession - to the praise of his glory." Ephesians 1:13
That is what it means to have the Holy Spirit in the Church - each Christian who belongs to Christ belongs to the one Church He builds, which the gates of Hades will not overcome (Matthew 16:18). This has nothing to do with denominations. The gathered Church is on Earth, made up of all believers at all times in all nations, and that Church continues in the presence of the risen Christ. One day it will all be gathered and beautified as a bride, and the Holy Spirit is involved in that process of sanctification of all the members of that spiritual 'body'. 2 Corinthians 4:13-15.
- Anonymous10 months ago
Fire your English teacher. Do it now.
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- Anonymous10 months ago
Vodka secreted behind the altar.