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The Holy Spirit: 4 Minute Theology


The Holy Spirit has been insulted,
mocked, and redefined in our time. This member of the Godhead is being reshaped by the Pentecostal movement. As well many in the contemporary Christian music
industry. Industry. Industry. Industry. Sounds like a lot of their lyrics, and
not very deep. As a Christian you need to understand Who the Holy Spirit is, and what He does. You got to understand that the Holy Spirit is not some force. He’s not some feeling. Some mystical presence or sensation that sends tingly feelings down your spine during worship! No, that’s indigestion. The Holy Spirit is a person which means He has intelligence, emotions, and a will. The Scriptures prove this. For instance, did you know the Holy Spirit used His will and intelligence to pick your spiritual gift? Yeah, the Bible says He is the One who chose what spiritual gift or gifts you received at the time of salvation. He’s a person not a feeling. So the next time you hear a Christian artist referring to Him like He’s some magical presence that you can feel. Know that that artist has created a God of his own imagination. As a side note. Never trying to learn theology from people who repeat the same over and over, and wear fruity skinny jeans. Just saying. So, what has Spirit done? He was involved with the creation of the world. He helped plan out the universe. Notice His intelligence. He also gives life to animals and takes their life away (don’t tell PETA, they’ll sue!) Most importantly the Spirit was involved in creating you. The Spirit also gave us the Bible which is kind of a big deal. And He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit does a few things the moment you become a Christian. He indwells you. He regenerates you. This is what it means to be born of the
Spirit or by the spirit. Or in other terms – be born again. As He comes to dwell in you He baptizes you into the body of Christ. We call this the spirits baptism which is different from water baptism. Spirit baptism is what the spirit does for you the moment you are saved. Water baptism is just a picture of what has already happened inside of you. The Holy Spirit also seals
you until the day of redemption (the Rapture.) So you cannot lose your salvation. He also gives you the assurance that you are saved. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit anoints all believers. According to the Bible (a source the pastor’s of TBN do not use)… He indwells you. He knows all things because He’s God So He helps guide you to know the truth from a lie. That is the spirits anointing. It is illumination not new revelation. So don’t sing “Give me revelation” that’s
bad doctrine. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit also helps you communicate in prayer when you have feelings that you just can’t express. So, how should you react to all this knowledge? You need to be Spirit filled. This does not happen by chanting or sitting quietly for hours waiting for the Spirit to talk. That’s what cults do – not Christians Being filled is when you actively yield
yourself to the Spirit. This is when He can use you to accomplish God’s will. That’s theology 4 everyday life on the Holy Spirit. And please don’t ask me to spell Pneumatology.

Otis Rodgers

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Major Vids Posted on January 29, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Really eye opening how people miss interpret who or what the holy spirt is thank you for explaining and also noting verses I can check out!!! Can’t wait for the next one!!!

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  2. DANIEL PURNA Posted on August 6, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Amen brother May God bless you and give more wisdom

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  3. cresun Posted on August 9, 2019 at 7:28 am

    True. Very true.

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