Father, Son, Holy, Spirit - Personification

Father, Son, Holy, Spirit - Personification - God's Mind - Mind of Christ:Holy Spirit is a personification of God's Mind. A holy spirit is having the mind of God. God is pure or the Holy Spirit. That is, He is not flesh and bones and blood. He has no "parts" which are not Spirit. Therefore, He is undiluted or Holy Spirit or Mind. When His Spirit manifests itself both Hebrew and Greek use the "wind" to represent the invisible expression of God as it works in the physical dimension.

The body returns to the dust and the spirit returns to God Who gave it. The body of Jesus of Nazareth did not see corruption but was taken into the spiritual realm.

The Spirit OF Christ is the Spirit which belongs to Christ.  It is the Mind of Christ and not another God person.
When Jesus died, was resurrected and ascended back to God Who gave the spirit, He received the PROMISE of the Holy Spirit.  Thereafter, the Holy Spirit is Jesus of Nazareth.  Spirit is the mental disposition of a person and never a person other than those who live in the Spirit realm.

Jesus Christ the Righteous, as the "another" Comforter as Holy (wholly) Spirit promised that in that state, He would guide the apostles into all truth.  To qualify Paul as an apostle Christ the Lord both appeared and spoke to Paul. He would also guide Paul into all truth: He would appear to Paul as requested.

Peter defines the written "memory" as the eye-- and ear-- witness of the risen Christ which was not subject to private interpretation or "further expounding." That would repudiate the Power of Jesus Christ as Holy Spirit to guide them into all truth.  That supplies us all that pertains to life and Godliness.

As the letters are sent out "The Holy Spirit" is minimized and the ONE GOD THE FATHER and One Jesus Christ the man as the only mediator between man and God.

I have collected many of the references in the epistles which apply to all who are NOT prophets or apostles. Because Christ HAS guided the apostles into all truth He does not guide us.  Thereafter, the "Spirit" OF Christ or the Mind of Christ  is barely mentioned because:
Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens:
         but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord,
        Sit thou on my right hand,
Acts 2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
        that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord and Christ.
See that even as the "another" Comforter or different state Jesus of Nazareth is promised in John 14, the mutual indwelling is Father-Son abides with the obedient, the obedient abide in Father-Son at the same time. 

Father Son Holy Spirit Trinitay collection of passages.

See the Personified Spirit Part One

See The Fruit of the Spirit as the Fruit of Christ.

See The Tritheism Dogma.....Max Lucado and Rubel Shelly

He who searcheth the Spirit: Who groans?

See the overwhelming evidence that God or Full Deity is made known to us as "Father" and "Son." Paul speaks of the Spirit OF the Son and the Spirit of the Father. There is only ONE Spirit.

Question: Is the Holy Spirit a third member of the "god family" or is this a power or force or mental disposition of God Who is pure or Holy Spirit.

Rubel Shelly: In both Greek and English, "Spirit" is a neuter noun. And we think of a neuter noun as an "it" rather than a he or she. Thus we think of the Holy Trinity of orthodox theology in a peculiar way.

God the Father we visualize in warm, personal terms.

God the Word (i.e., Logos) we more often speak of as God the Son and think of personal images ranging from Bethlehem to Nazareth to Jerusalem.

Not so, however, with the Holy Spirit.

Both the neuter noun and the biblical images of fire and anointing tend us away from personal to impersonal imagery, from Spirit as divine personality to Spirit as divine emanation. How unfortunate.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus invites us to know about, expect, and experience the Holy Spirit. And he speaks of the third member of the divine family in terms that are personal. In fact, he challenged his original followers to think of the Holy Spirit in the same personal ways they had experienced him.

"Holy" is not the first name of a third member of the God family. Holy means PURE or undiluted. Therefore only GOD is pure, undiluted, holy SPIRIT with no visible features. Only when God is Lord or works in the realm of mankind do we hear of the Face, Arms, Hand or Back of God. God rides on the wings of the Holy Spirit or wind but the Holy Spirit is not a bird.

If God is 100% Spirit and the Holy Spirit is 100% Spirit then the Holy Spirit is God. Before Christ "laid aside" His majesty and Glory as 100% God He was 100% Spirit. Thus, Paul speaks of the spirit OF Christ, the Spirit OF God and the spirit of mankind in conflect with flesh.

Therefore, when the Holy Spirit is identified as HE then Scripture is speaking of the Lord Who is the Holy Spirit and not a third member of the "God family."

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2Co.3:17

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2Co.3:18

The pagan triad of Gods is swept away when we understand that when the Holy Spirit is spoken of as a being doing things, the problem evaporates if we know that the NAME of the Holy Spirit is Jesus, Joshua or Jehovah- Saved Who is "son" of the Father Who is Jehovah- Righted. (Zech 6)



Acts 10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord;
for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
Acts 10:15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time,
        What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.
Acts 10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.
Acts 10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate,
Acts 10:18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.
Acts 10:19 While Peter thought on the vision,
        the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
Acts 10:20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

When the Spirit Lord appeared and spoke to Paul His name was Jesus

Acts 22:8 And I answered,
        Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me,
         I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

Jesus of Nazareth was born of a virgin, the SEED of Abraham: He did not exist before He existed.  Christ took on the form of a man to die on the cross. He died, was resurrected, was transfigured or changed.  He did and does exist in the same state we will be in after we are resurrected.  After Jesus received the promise of the holy spirit form HE returned at Pentecost and made Himself known by fire and tongues,  John says that the "another" or in a different form Comforter bears the name "Jesus Christ the Righteous: there is only one Paraclete.

Acts 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him,
        that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh,
        he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ,
        that his soul was not left in hell,
        neither his flesh did see corruption.
1Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
        and this mortal must put on immortality.
1Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption,
        and this mortal shall have put on immortality,
        then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written,
        Death is swallowed up in victory.

Acts 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Acts 2:33 Therefore (Jesus) being by the right hand of God exalted,
        and having received of the Father
        the promise of the Holy Ghost,
       HE (Jesus) hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

1Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting?
     O grave, where is thy victory?
1Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin;
    and the strength of sin is the law.
1Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God,
   which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus was given the OFFICE of th Holy Spirit:
Epagg-elia ,
A. command, summons, Plb.9.38.2.[Example:  For why was it, do you suppose, men of Sparta, that your ancestors, when Xerxes sent an ambassador to your town]
b.  announcement, notice
3. offer, promise, profession, undertaking, D.21.14; “tas huperbolas tōn e.” Arist.EN1164a29, cf.
2. as law-term, e. (sc. dokimasias) summons to attend a dokimasia tōn rhētorōn

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
Jesus as Holy Spirit has the SOLE role in Church

1. of magistrates after election, to see if they fulfil the legal requirements of legitimacy, full citizenship,
“tōn hiereōn” Pl.Lg.759d;
3. d. (sc. ephēbōn), before admission to the rights of manhood, D.44.41, v. l. in 57.62.
4. d. tōn rhētorōn a judicial process to determine the right of a man to speak in the ekklēsia
5. examination of recruits, PLond.3.982.6 (iv A. D.).
6. generally, test, d. hikanēn tinos labein make full trial of, Is.7.34 (but, receive assurance of . . , Plb.3.31.8); “ kata ton khronon d.” Arist.EN1162a14; “krisin kai d. tinōn poiein” Plu.Cleom.10; “lithos dokimasias” LXXSi.6.21; “d. oikodomōn” PSI3.176 (v A. D.).

Acts 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,  The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
Acts 2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly,
that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified,
        both Lord and Christ.
1Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren,
      be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
      always abounding in the work of the Lord,
      forasmuch as ye know that your labour
      is not in vain in the Lord.

When the Spirit Lord appeared to Paul He said "I am Jelsus of Nazareth." There is NO OTHER name.

Why Jesus Spoke in Parables:

You have heard the old story that parables make the teaching of Jesus easier for us farmers? Well, not quite! Christ's clear words were hidden inside parables and other figures of speech. Parables are spiritual because they are figurative mind exercises.

When asked why He spoke in parables which no one could understand unless He explained, Jesus said that it was to keep the insincere from seeing and hearing Him. The secret was in that old Bible all along just as clear as the nose on your face!

Jesus explained by quoting Isaiah:

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matthew 13:13

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: Matthew 13:14

For this peoples heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matthew 13:15

When Isaiah saw God:

Then said I, Woe is me for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Isaiah 6:5

Isaiah's job was to warn those who did not love the truth:

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Isaiah 6:9

Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. Isaiah 6:10

In a similar passage in Isaiah chapter 29, these people with be the magicians who believe that they are priests able to bring you into the presence of God:

And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit (h178 = empty wineskin), out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Isaiah 29:4

Moreover the multitude of thy strangers (committing adultery) shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible (tyrants) ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. Isaiah 29:5

For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. Isaiah 29:10

And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: Isaiah 29:11

J.H.Garrison: "There is God and Jesus: all the rest is opinion."
Rubel Shelly: "There are seven facts about Jesus: all the rest is muddled apostolic opinion." Eyes are closed and we are forced to go to the bookstore.

As music intruded into the civil worship of Israel only after the elders demanded that Samuel "set a king over us," modern music never intrudes until the church abandons itself to destruction and insists that you set a king over us. Thereafter, the magical, mystical claim to lead you into the presence of God is identified by Henry Banford Parkes as "the world's oldest profession" and his kingship will flounder if the music is allowed to cease - instrumental or A Cappella (meaning "after the Catholic church:)

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isaiah 29:13

Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. Isaiah 29:14

Nagash (h5066) naw-gash'; a prim. root; to be or come (causat. bring) near (for any purpose); euphem. to lie with a woman; as an enemy, to attack; relig. to worship; causat. to present; fig. to adduce an argument; by reversal, to stand back: - (make to) approach (nigh), bring (forth, hither, near), (cause to) come (hither, near, nigh), give place, go hard (up), (be, draw, go) near (nigh), offer, overtake, present, put, stand.

The Spirit of Christ (1 Pet 1:11) prophesied in the Old Testament that, in Person, Jesus (Jehovah-Saved) would not call great assemblies which are rarely "noble." The multitude was really a class of people who were just borne along with the great crowds or by "winds of doctrine" -- whatever is new and improved.

The word multitude is from the Greek echo meaning: "to be diseased, followers or tremblers." Just parrots! To protect His Holy Spirit Word from the rabble:

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Matthew 13:34

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation (conception) of the world. Matthew.13:35

When did God begin speaking this language? Jesus said, "From the foundation of the world." The first written account was by Moses.

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 2 Pet 3:5

Peter then said that with God "one day is as a thousand years." (3:8) That is, in a non-parable or literal sense, time is not part of God's life. The number 10 is abstract completeness. 1,000 is completeness of Divinity. The rabbis taught that "the days of the Messiah are a thousand years." That is, whatever time it takes.

In 3:9 Peter said that God doesn't count the way we count. He also said that Paul used the same kind of language (3:16) which has to be wrestled with to grasp. The unstable (wandering stars or asteroids) "torture the word on a rack" and get themselves spiritually wrecked.

Therefore, When God manifests Himself as Father, Son and Spirit we are not to be fooled that God is three persons.

Tertullian, the "Father" of the Catholic Trinity idea, denies that God is three separate persons. Rather, a Holy Spirit was a personification of God's Mind speaking His internal Word. Tertullian was the inventor of the word trinity or trias. However, consistent with the early church writers, he understood that to call the third person a person meant personae or mask or mode of being. These personae were the personification of God's Word and Wisdom which were internal to the One God:

> "For God is rational (spiritual), and Reason was first in Him; and so all things were from Himself. This Reason is His own Thought (or Consciousness) which the Greeks call logos, by which term we also designate Word or Discourse and therefore it is now usual with our people, owing to the mere simple interpretation of the term, to say that the Word was in the beginning with God; although it would be more suitable to regard Reason as the more ancient; because God had not Word from the beginning, but He had Reason even before the beginning; because also Word itself consists of Reason, which it thus proves to have been the prior existence as being its own substance.... He became also the Son of God, and was begotten when He proceeded forth from Him (Tertullian from chs. 5,7).

> "Again--Some will say, What does the expression Holy Spirit mean?

Well, in scripture it stands first for God the Holy Spirit,
secondly for the holy mind or spirit of a believer-

-for illustration, take Peter's words to Ananias, "Why has Satan tempted you to lie to the Holy Spirit; you have not lied to men, but to God," (the Holy Spirit.) And the Saviour says, How much more will your heavenly Father give A holy spirit (as it should be translated) to those that ask him. Again--Praying in A holy spirit. Again--Paul says he approved himself God's servant "by knowledge, by long sufferings, by kindness, by A holy spirit'" by A mind innocent of the love of gain, or commerce, or sensuality. Walter Scott Early Restoration Movement leader.

It is important to establish that the concept of a Holy Spirit exists at both a Spiritual and a human level. The book of Jubilees defines a "spirit."

Jubilee 1:20 Thee. Let thy mercy, O Lord, be lifted up upon Thy people, and create in them
........... an upright spirit, and
........... let not the spirit of Beliar
........... rule over them to accuse them before Thee, and to ensnare them

Jubilee 1: 21 from all the paths of righteousness, so that they may perish from before Thy face. But they are Thy people and Thy inheritance, which thou hast delivered with thy great power from the hands of the Egyptians:
........... create in them a clean heart and a holy spirit, and let them not be ensnared in

Jubilee 1: 22 their sins from henceforth until eternity.'

And the Lord said unto Moses: 'I know their contrariness and their thoughts and their stiffneckedness, and they will not be obedient till they confess

Jubilee 1: 23 their own sin and the sin of their fathers. And after this they will turn to Me in all uprightness and with all (their) heart and with all (their) soul, and

> I will circumcise the foreskin of their heart and the foreskin of the heart of their seed,
> and I will create in them A holy spirit,
> and I will cleanse them so that they shall not turn away from Me from that day unto eternity.

Jubilee 1: 24 And their souls will cleave to Me and to all My commandments, and they will fulfil My

Jubilee 1: 25 commandments, and I will be their Father and they shall be My children.
        And they all shall be called children of the living God,
every angel and every spirit shall know, yea, they shall know that these are My children,
.......and that I am their Father in uprightness and righteousness, and that

This is exactly the meaning of David: David wanted A holy spirit and not a third member of the God "family" living inside of:

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Psa 51:9
........... Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew A right spirit within me. Psa 51:10
........... Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Psa 51:11
........... Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Psa 51:12
........... ........... Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Psa 51:13

To say "God's Spirit" is to say God. As Paul's body fought with his innermost being, God has within Himself three natures:

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? Psalm 139:7

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. Psalm 139:8
I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Psalm 139:
    ... Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:10

God, Who is not flesh and bones and blood, does not procreate but creates. When His invisible power is manifested in manipulating His physical world that power is His Mind expressing Itself. This Spirit in Hebrew does not speak of a separate person:

Ruwach (h7307) roo'-akh, roo'-akh; from 7306 (anticipate, perceive, quick understanding); wind; by resemblance breath, i. e. a sensible (or even violent exhalation; figurative life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extens. a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit .. of a rational being including its expression and functions

Therefore, when the Psalmist could not escape God's Spirit he could not escape God's mental presence as it expressed itself to him. When he could not escape God's physical manifestation for or against hime, he understood that it was God's right hand. Paul recognized that the invisible or "unknown" God was the One he preached. He did not need to be manipulated by singing, dancing and playing musical instruments to be aroused. He was "in the midst" of two or three recognizing His invisible, Spirit presence:

God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Acts 17:24

Neither is worshipped with mens hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; Acts 17:25

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; Acts 17:26

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: Acts 17:27

When Stephen spoke to the Father he said, "Lord Jesus." When the Spirit presence spoke to Paul and continued to lead him, the presence identified Himself as "Jesus whom thou persecutest."

Therefore, the Spirit is personified with the use of personal pronouns but not because He is a Person separated from full Deity. Rather, as my spirit groans within me and argues with me (Romans 7-8), God's invisible Spirit is personified because it belongs to Him. Furthermore, this is a common way of "humanizing" even inanimate objects:

Paul Tillich 
"The Spirit is sometimes personified in the Bible, as in John 16:7-8, and this has led many to believe that it is a person. They do so because they do not take into account an idiom of the original Greek language. In Greek, inanimate objects which in English would be couched in the neuter gender, are given a masculine or feminine gender, if those objects are identified with any particular individual. ' For example, a chair is described as "it" in English, because it is neuter, being neither masculine nor feminine.

But in Greek that chair can be identified with its owner. If it belongs to me, the chair is described as he; if it belongs to my wife, as she. Click Here.

"This God is never called a person. The word person was never applied to God in the Middle ages. The reason for this is that the three members of the Godhead were called personae (faces or countenances): The Father is persona, the Son is persona, and the Spirit is persona.

Persona here means a special characteristic of the divine ground, expressing itself in an independent hypostasis.

Thus, we can say that it was the nineteenth century which made God into a person,
with the result that the greatness of the classical idea of God was destroyed by this way of speaking...

but to speak of God as a person would have been heretical for the Middle Ages; it would have been to them a Unitarian heresy, because it would have conflicted with the statement that God has three personae, three expressions of his being. (Tillich, Paul, A History of Christian Thought, p. 190)

Wisdom is defined in much the same way as the Word. Wisdom is Sophia in Greek and her daughter and co-Logos is ZOE. This is why Sophia and ZOE are intimately connected with the notion of a personal Spirit. Wisdom is a "she" as "Spirit" is a "he" but as "God has His Word and His Wisdom with Him" we cannot believe that they are separated persons:

Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: Pr.1:20
........... WISDOM hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: Pr.9:1

"To our discussion of the Word we may here add the passage, "By the word of the Lord were the heavens rounded, and all the power of them by the breath of His mouth." Some refer this to the Saviour and the Holy Spirit. The passage, however, does not necessarily imply any more than that the heavens were founded by the reason (logos) of God,

as when we say that a house is built by the plan (logos) of the architect, or a ship by the plan (logos) of the shipbuilder.

In the same way the heavens were founded (made solid) by the Word of God, for they are of a more divine substance, which on this account is called solid; it has little fluidity for the most part, nor is it easily melted like other parts of the world, and specially the lower parts. On account of this difference the heavens are said in a special manner to be constituted by the Word of God.

"The saying then stands, first, "In the beginning was the Logos; "we are to place that full in our view; but the testimonies we cited from the Proverbs
........... led us to place wisdom first, and
........... to think of wisdom as preceding the Word which announces her.

"We must observe, then, that the Logos is in the beginning, that is, in wisdom, always. Its being in wisdom, which is called the beginning, does not prevent it from being with God and from being God, and it is not simply with God, but is in the beginning, in wisdom, with God. Origin speaks of personae

Consistent with this, in Romans eight (the key proof-text for three gods) Paul did not speak of "The Holy Spirit" but the "Spirit of God" or the "Spirit of Christ."

The spirit of a man knows the thoughts of the man but the spirit is not a second "person" of the man. In the same way, the Spirit or Mind of Christ knows the thoughts of full Deity embodied in Jesus Christ. A holy spirit is our having the Holy Spirit or Mind of God. Therefore, a Holy Spirit is a personification of God's Mind. This Holy Spirit will not ever delude us into doing something Christ in Person would not do.

The "Spirit Father" gave Himself to become the "Indwelled Son." He will give Himself Again in pure or Holy Spirit form:

And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16

Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:17

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. John 14:18

In making promises to the apostles, Jesus said that the Comforter will come because I have many other things to teach you. This was through Jesus Christ again working within His Spirit, invisible nature.

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Christ in 14:18) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. John 16:7

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: John 16:8

I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. John 16:12

God would not be speaking through the VISIBLE Jesus but through the invisible Spirit Who is Christ. God's greatest gifts have been selected men who are empowered by God to Speak spirit to Spirit with God. Only in the SPIRIT does God speak truly spiritual mysteries.

The Bible consistently shows that our minds can control our spirit. Our mind is our power to think and manipulate things. Our spirit is the mental disposition of our mind:

And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore (you) take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. Malachi 2:15

In Greek, because the spirit of the man belonged to the man, it would be called a "he." Yet, the man's spirit was not a separate person.

Jesus guarded against contradicting Himself by making His Spirit another Person rather than another Comforter. This "Spirit of truth" will not be a ghost or a person who has the power to speak a single word from His own Spirit. The Spirit will not glorify a "Holy Spirit Person." The Spirit of Truth is the Spirit which is Truth.

In human terms my "spirit" glorifies me. My mental disposition and power of creativity which comes from my mind gives glory to me the "person." The miraculous power of Christ through His Spirit working through the Apostle-Prophets doing what Jesus Christ said would be done validated Jesus Christ as God Incarnate. He was and is what He claimed to be. The word glorify means to honor or worship. Therefore, the Spirit of Christ shows the worth of Jesus Christ. That is, the Spirit worships the visible Son of God.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. John 16:13

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. John 16:14

Here the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. Therefore, as our spirits or minds speak for us the Holy Spirit speaks through the Mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2).

Jesus said that His Words were "spirit and life" (John 6:63). When He spoke He "breathed" holy Spirit upon the apostles through teaching them the Word. When the Spirit of this truth came he would not be another person. He doesn't even have any words to speak. Therefore, the only words you are ever going to get from the Holy Spirit will come from the Mind of Lord Jesus Christ.

By analogy, if people honor human mind or intellect and tell others about it while ignoring the "person" and diminishing his worth, they insult the person. To grieve the Spirit of God is to ignore the Words of God. To grieve our spirit you ignore our words. This is not "a mystery" better felt than told.

"For this reason, the Holy Spirit has frequently been personified in Scripture, identifying it with God, and so it is personified as he.

"However, if the Holy Spirit were actually a person it should be rendered as he in every place where the word is referred to; but it is not. It is sometimes rendered in the neuter. In Romans 8:16, Paul writes: "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit." The neuter, itself is used, and this is in accord with the Greek text, as any Greek scholar will acknowledge.

"To personify inanimate objects is normal in Scripture. Wisdom is represented as a woman (Proverbs 9:1), mammon is described as a friend (Luke 16:9), sin is personified as a slave-owner (Romans 6:16), the Holy Spirit as a comforter (John 14:26), expressing the spirit of Truth. So Micah declared: "I am full of power by the spirit of the Lord" (Ch. 3:8). The prophets were moved by the spirit to record the Scriptures (Nehemiah 9:20; 2 Peter 1:21), and God used the same means to speak to Israel through His Son (Hebrews 1: 1). For the rest of the quote Click Here.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Pet 1:21

Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 1 Pet 1:11

"Personification.-- This is a figure of speech by which inanimate beings are spoken of as animated, or endowed with life and volition; animals are endowed with feelings akin to those of men.

"This is well suited to an imaginary condition of mind, and therefore frequently employed in Hebrew Scriptures. Indeed, it is now a staple in the market of communication, and we use it so commonly ourselves that whe have almost ceasted to speak of it as a figure of speech." (Prof. D. R. Dungan, Hermeneutics, p. 324, Gospel Light Publishing)

Some examples of personification are

And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. Isaiah 59:16

In the beginning was God's power of thought. The power was with God and the power was God. It would never do to call Mother earth a "he." Yet when we speak of her we do not prove that mother earth is a person:

And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them: Numbers 16:31

And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. Numbers 16:32

As far as we know, the sea does not have eyes and the power to get so fearful that it runs away. Yet,

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. Psalm 114:3
........... The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. Psalm 114:4
........... ........... What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan,
........... ........... that thou wast driven back? Psalm 114:5

Many of the musical passages in the Old Testament speak of the "earth" singing or the trees singing. The land truly rejoices and obeys God's laws when men are destroyed and scattered away:

The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. Isaiah 14:7

Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Isaiah 14:8

The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. Habakkuk 3:10

The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear. Habakkuk 3:11

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:34

Making the Godhead into three separated persons or members of the "God family" and one only because they are made of the same God stuff leaves Father and Son somewhere else while the Holy Spirit as the "person" competent and fitted for the church age rules our lives.

This diminishes Father-Son-Spirit by denying that Lord Jesus Christ in His fleshly form or image is full Deity's expression of itself to mankind. And Christ, in Whom dwelled full Deity, is denied the role He prophesied when He said that "I will come to you" as the "another" Comforter.

An apostrophe turns from the real and speaks of an imaginary thing. For instance:

O thou sword of the Lord, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still. Jeremiah 47:6

How can it be quiet, seeing the Lord hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it. Jeremiah 47:7

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not Luke 13:34


A theophany is God making Himself visible or know to the human eye. God inhabits the whole universe and is not therefore limited. However, mankind inhabit only physical time and space. When God wants to instruct selected people He reveals Himself in human form or in symbols.

"God appeared to Abraham in a vision, as a smoking furnace and burning lamp, and as a man (Genesis 15:1; 15:17; 18:1-33). In this last instance, God and two angels appeared in the form of three men (18:2) and ate food provided by Abraham. The two angels left to go to Sodom while God remained to talk to Abraham (Genesis 18:22; 19:1).

God appeared to Jacob in a dream and as a man (Genesis 28:12-16; 32:24-32). On the latter occasion Jacob wrestled with the man and proclaimed, "I have seen God face to face." The Bible also describes this appearance as "the angel" (Hosea 12:4). God appeared to Moses in a cloud of glory and in fire on Mount Sinai, spoke to him face to face in the Tabernacle, and revealed to him His back (partial glory), but not His face (all His glory) (Exodus 24:12-18; 33:9-11; 33:18-23). These references to God's face and God's glory probably are metaphoric of the presence of God and could apply to many different types of manifestations.

"God manifested Himself in the sight of all Israel through thunder, lightnings, a cloud, a voice of a trumpet, smoke, fire, and earthquakes (Exodus 19:11-19; Deuteronomy 5:4-5, 22-27). He also showed His glory and sent fire from His presence in the sight of all Israel (Leviticus 9:23-24; 10:1-2).

"Job saw God in a whirlwind (Job 38:1; 42:5). David K. Bernard, J.D.

We honor all views of the Godhead by denying that they are three, separate Beings able to stand "side by side and face to face to hold conferences." We should seek a holy spirit by conforming our lives to the revealed Word or Spirit of Christ.

To see that Holy Spirit is a personification of God's Mind, and that the Mind of Christ is the Holy Spirit see First Corinthians, chapter two.

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