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The Holy Spirit: Who is it? or, what is it? (Part II)
Written by Florencio de los Santos
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We continue to expose the different faculties possessed by someone who is a person and establish the irrational characteristics of a force. (All biblical quotes are from TNM 1987)
The Spirit has emotions and decisions. Not a force.
-He loves: “Now, I exhort you, brothers, for our Lord Jesus Christ and for the love of the spirit …” (Rom. 15:30).
-It saddens: “Also, do not be grieving the holy spirit of God …” (Eph. 4:30).
-He is offended: “… and that you have outraged the spirit of undeserved kindness?” (Heb. 10:29).
-It leads: “For all who are led by the spirit of God, these are children of God” (Rom. 8:14).
-Guide: However, when he arrives, the spirit of truth, he will guide them to all truth … ”(Jn. 16:13).
-It gives orders: “… the holy spirit said: Of all the people separate Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13: 2).
-Send: “Therefore these men, sent by the holy spirit, went down to Seleucia …” (Acts 13: 4).
-Makes appointments: “Pay attention to yourselves and to the whole flock, among whom the holy spirit has appointed you superintendents …” (Acts 20:28).
-Help: “But the helper, the holy spirit, that the Father will send …” (Jn. 14:26 / 14: 15-17 / 15:26).
-Advocates and cries: “… but the spirit itself pleads for us with unspoken moans” (Rom. 8:26).
-It searches: “… because the spirit searches all things …” (1 Cor. 2:10).
-Reveals: “It is to us that God has revealed them through his spirit …”
(1 Cor. 2:10).
-Depart gifts: “But all these operations were carried out by one and the same spirit, respectively distributing to each one as he disposes” (1 Cor. 12:11).
-They are trying to deceive him: But Peter said: “Ananias, why has Satan emboldened you to deceive the holy spirit …” (Acts 5: 3).
-It seems: Because it has seemed good to the holy spirit and to ourselves … ”(Acts 15:28).
-Prohibits: “… having been forbidden by the holy spirit to speak the word in Asia” (Acts 16: 6).
-He lives and yearns: “… the spirit that has lived in us still longs?” (Sgo. 4: 5).
-He is wounded, is enmity and war: But they themselves rebelled and made their holy spirit feel wounded. Now he was changed into their enemy; he himself fought against them (Is. 63:10).
Summing up: If for example you have in the patio of your house an animal that has feathers, two legs with spurs, beak, chalk, wings and is characterized by being the male of the hen; It can’t be a goat, it has to be a rooster. It’s that simple. The Holy Spirit is a person, not a force.
So is the Holy Spirit God?
– “Now Jehovah is the Spirit; and where the spirit of Jehovah is, there
(2 Cor. 3:17).
– “God is a Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him with spirit and truth” (Jn. 4:24).
-The own spirit of God made me … (Job 33: 4).
-If you send your spirit, they are created … (Ps. 104: 30).
– “… just as Jehovah [the] Spirit does” (2 Cor. 3:18).
– “Ananias, why has Satan emboldened you to deceive the holy spirit … He has not deceived men, but God” (Acts 5: 3-4).
-While they were publicly serving Jehovah and fasting, the holy spirit said: “From all the people, separate Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13: 2).
And if not, then we must rewrite history, because the virgin was on tape by the Holy Spirit and not by another: “But the birth of Jesus Christ was this way. During the time that his mother Mary was engaged to marry Joseph, she was found to be on tape by [the] holy spirit before they were united ”(Mt. 1:18).
Who would use another person or a substitute to generate in his wife something as personal and distinctive as his own son? Yes, it is the same angel of Jehovah who says through whom this pregnancy was carried out: “… because what has been begotten in her is by [the] holy spirit” (Mt. 1:20).
And, in that same order, what father or mother would go on a long journey and leave their most precious treasures, their children, under the “protection” of an impersonal force, or under an active energy, and would not leave them to responsibility of the most ideal person who could replace you? That was the same thing that happened with Christ when he told his disciples that he should leave, but that it would be for the best because he would send the helper (Jn. 16: 5-8; 14:16; 14:26; 15:26).
Furthermore, Jehovah is jealous and asks for exclusive devotion (Ex. 20: 5; Dt. 4:24; Dt. 5: 9;) He does not share his glory with anyone. Then, He would share something as proper as His temple, which is us: “What! Don’t you know that your body is the temple of