Seeing in the spirit!
I was chanced to ask who saw the dove descend on Jesus after His baptism?
It was made clear what happened; as we have shared your spirit is revealed different ‘interpretations’ in/of a ‘reading’, Amen
I will be honest, I thought it was a ‘physical’ bird. Was it?
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And John bare record/gave testimony, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from Heaven like a dove, and it abode upon Him.”
It (the dove) did not ‘fly away’ but stayed permanently in and on Him, Amen
Do you have The Spirit, has It ‘flown away’/departed?
Now the Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him.
1 Samuel 16:14
Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him.
You are chosen!
From the time when light penetrated the darkness for the first time, and God was beginning to create the rest of the universe, solar system and the earth we live on, He was thinking of you. You are chosen by God!
“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in Love.”Ephesians 1:4.
This means that God was thinking about you before He created the earth. In love, He chose you to be His child when your time on earth would come. So He has had more than enough time to reconsider! He knew about your human weaknesses long before you were born, and knows them better than you know them yourself – but despite this He has not changed His mind. No, the fact that you are chosen by God was no coincidence – your election was according to the good pleasure of His will. (Ephesians 1:5)
You are chosen by God to salvation from sin!
God is a God of action who wants to do something with your life – that is why He chose you. God has big plans for you, but it is up to you to allow Him to carry out these plans in your life. It isn’t up to God! The righteous Job in the Old Testament said that God accomplishes the things He has decided to accomplish, and there are many such things. (Job 23:14)
God can give you a life more interesting than your wildest dreams! God did not choose you to just be saved by the skin of your teeth. He called you to partake of an extensive salvation from sin, and He would like to get started. Look after your election and give your whole heart to God. Pray for help to stop committing the sin that you are aware of and that plagues you. Then He will send His Spirit which can help you to come further on the way that leads to being saved from sin.
The greatest miracle
This Spirit, the Spirit of truth, will continually show you new facets of your sinful nature – bad tendencies that cause you to sin so quickly in the many situations of life. When you acknowledge this truth, then God can do His work in you – because the Spirit contains the power you need to overcome sin and to do something about the things the Spirit shows you. When you do this, you will enter into what He chose you for – sanctification – a process of transformation that results in goodness and mercy, for example, becoming your natural reaction, where you previously would have become angry. And in situations when you became impatient before, you exhibit patience! In a nutshell, you become more and more like Jesus – there is no greater miracle that a person can experience.
The Dove was in Jesus, viewed in the Spirit. Where else was there such an occurence?
🤔 “Tongues of fire”?
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. And they were amazed and wondered, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Par’thians and Medes and E’lamites and residents of Mesopota’mia, Judea and Cappado’cia, Pontus and Asia, Phyrg’ia and Pamphyl’ia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyre’ne, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians, we hear them telling in our tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
This in The first case was seen in the Spirit! Again tongues of fire alit on the countenance of those praying.
Did the tongues of fire “go away”?
“Will the Holy Spirit ever leave a believer?”
Simply put, “no”; The Holy Spirit will never leave a true believer. This is revealed in many different passages in the New Testament. For example, Romans 8:9 tells us, “…if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.” This verse very clearly states that if someone does not have the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit, then that person is not saved. Therefore, if the Holy Spirit were to leave a believer, that person would have lost the saving relationship with Christ. Yet this is contrary to what the Bible teaches about the eternal security of Christians. Another verse that speaks to the permanence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence in the life of believers is John 14:16. Here Jesus states that the Father will give another Helper “to be with you forever.”
The fact that the Holy Spirit will never leave a believer is also seen in Ephesians 1:13-14 where believers are said to be “sealed” with the Holy Spirit, “who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” The picture of being sealed with the Spirit is one of ownership and possession. God has promised eternal life to all who believe in Christ, and as a guarantee that He will keep His promise, He has sent the Holy Spirit to indwell the believer until the day of redemption. Similar to making a down payment on a car or a house, God has provided all believers with a down payment on their future relationship with Him by sending the Holy Spirit to indwell them. The fact that all believers are sealed with the Spirit is also seen in 2 Corinthians 1:22 and Ephesians 4:30.
Prior to Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit had a “come and go” relationship with people. The Holy Spirit indwelt King Saul, but then departed from him (1 Samuel 16:14). Instead, the Spirit came upon David (1 Samuel 16:13). After his adultery with Bathsheba, David feared that the Holy Spirit would be taken from him (Psalm 51:11). The Holy Spirit filled Bezalel to enable him to produce the items needed for the tabernacle (Exodus 31:2-5), but this is not described as a permanent relationship. All of this changed after Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Beginning on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit began permanently indwelling believers (Acts 2). The permanent indwelling of the Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of God’s promise to always be with us and never forsake us.
While the Holy Spirit will never leave a believer, it is possible for our sin to “quench the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19) or “grieve the Holy Spirit” (Ephesians 4:30). Sin always has consequences in our relationship with God. While our relationship with God is secure in Christ, unconfessed sin in our lives can hinder our fellowship with God and effectively quench the Holy Spirit’s working in our lives. That is why it is so important to confess our sins because God is “faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). So, while the Holy Spirit will never leave us, the benefits and joy of His presence can in fact depart from us.
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will.
None the less, The Gospel is spread, Amen.