Jesus: Trinity is Blasphemy 

Acts 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words;
        Jesus of Nazareth, a MAN APPROVED of God among you
        BY miracles and wonders and signs,
        which God did BY HIM in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
Acts 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God,
        ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
Acts 2:24 Whom God hath raised up,
        having loosed the pains of death:
        because it was not possible that he should be holden of it
Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day,
        in the which he will judge the world in righteousness
        by that MAN whom he hath ORDAINED;
        whereof he hath given assurance unto all MEN,
        in that he hath raised him from the dead.
1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD
        and one mediator between God and men,
        the MAN Christ Jesus;
Rom. 5:15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift.
        For if through the offence of one many be dead,
        much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace,
        which is by ONE MAN Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
1Cor. 15:45 And so it is written, The first MAN Adam was made a living soul;
        the LAST Adam was made a QUICKENING SPIRIT.
Only God the Father exists in Everlasting Life.
God gave Jesus the authority to have life in Himself.
The Promise of The Holy Spirit means that God gave the glorified Jesus the Evangelistiic ROLE in the STATE of Holy Spirit.
Spirit is NEVER a person nor can it be.

John 5:27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also,
        BECAUSE he is the SON of MAN.
Deut. 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Deut. 18:14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess,
        hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners:  [empowered with musical instruments]
        but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
Deut. 18:15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee
         a PROPHET from the MIDST OF THEE
         OF thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken
Deut. 18:16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb
         in the day of the assembly, saying,
        Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God,
        neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
Deut. 18:17 And the LORD said unto me, 
      They have well spoken that which they have spoken
Deut. 18:18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee,
        and will PUT my WORDS in his MOUTH; [THE meaning of Spirit]
        and he shall SPEAK unto them all that I SHALL command him.

God enthroned Jesus as the Lord of creation.

TRUTH:  Jesus is the creator or PURCHASER of His Kingdom for the Messianic Period.

FALSE CREED: We believe in God the Holy Spirit, the GIVER and RENEWER of LIFE,
TRUTH: God the FATHER has Eternal Life.  God gave the MAN Jesus to have Life in Himself and to Judge everyone BECAUSE He was-is the SON OF MAN.

FALSE CREED: whom the Father, through the Son, POURED out upon us,
TRUTH: In ALL passages where SPIRIT is poured, falls etc the product is the WORDS which God puts into the MOUTH of a few chosen men.

Ef-fundo  to pour out, pour forth, shed, spread abroad cultus in verbis,Quint. 3, 8, 58.—
spiritum,Tac. A. 2, 70.— [Breath]

A. In gen.: “effudi vobis omnia, quae sentiebam,” i. e. have freely imparted, Cic. de Or. 1, 34 fin.; cf. id. Att. 16, 7, 5; id. Fl. 17, 41; Quint. 2, 2, 10; 10, 3, 17; Val. Fl. 7, 434: “procellam eloquentiae

FALSE CREED: enabling us to love God and neighbor, 

Rom. 15:4 For whatsoever things were WRITTEN aforetime were written for our LEARNING, that we through patience
John 7:16 Jesus answered them, and said,  .
and comfort of the SCRIPTURES might have hope My DOCTRINE is NOT MINE, but his that sent me
Rom. 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another

John 7:17 If any man will do HIS WILL
he shall know of the DOCTRINE,
whether it be of GOD, or whether I speak of MYSELF.
Rom. 15:6 That ye may with ONE MIND and ONE MOUTH
John 7:18 He that SPEAKETH of HIMSELF
[He is a son (dna) of the Devil says Jesus]

 even the FATHER of our Lord Jesus Christ.
         as CHRIST also received us to the glory of God.

but he that seeketh HIS glory that SENT HIM, the same is TRUE, and no unrighteousness is in him.

There is no  TRICK you can TURN by Theology which can possibly change the Divine statement necessary for being a DISCIPLE or Students.  Students of God as Revealed by His inclusive and exclusive pattern in the PROPHETS only INVOLVEMENT is to Search The Scriptures to discover what Christian Scriptures say unambigiously.  You don't have to believe any of the Teachings of Jesus but if you are His DISCIPLES you will have no need to go beyond the PATTERN of READING or SPEAKING without using means of Sorcery such as Rhetoric, singing, playing instruments or ACTING as a way to understand what you claim and SELL as your own opinion.

Lipscomb's Thesis  Many have seen the Holy Spirit employ the Enneagram as an effective means for the “being made new” part of Paul’s equation. This is not just about “finding your number”; rather this is an invitation to participate in ongoing journey of transformation.

SPIRIT means "God put His WORDS into the MOUTH of A Moses, the Prophets and LASTLY the MAN Jesus of Nazareth when He was Sanctified and Sent at His Baptism.  The Enneragram--something else to sell--is supposed to remove DELUSIONS. However.

Inventing Physical and Legalistic means to understand Spiritual Revelation has LED to the most damaging of all DELLUSIONS: that the ONE ALMIGHTY is really conjoined triplets.  "The Holy Spirit is a God person whih makes the Father and Son INTELLIGIBLE."

Isa 8:19And when they shall say unto you,
        Seek unto them that have familiar spirits,
        and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:
                should not a people seek unto their God?
                for the living to the dead
-strīdō     to make a shrill noise, sound harshly, creak, hiss, grate, whiz, whistle, rattle, buzz: stridentia tinguunt Aera lacu, V.: cruor stridit, hisses, O.: belua Lernae Horrendum stridens, V.: horrendā nocte (striges), O.: mare refluentibus undis, V.: aquilone rudentes, O.: videres Stridere secretā aure susurros, buzz, H.
To the law and to the testimony:
        if they speak not according to this word,
        it is because there is no light in them. Isa 8:20

John 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

Devil Do: poiētai 4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn 
Epos  joined with muthos,     1. song or lay accompanied by music, 8.91,17.519.
2. fiction (opp. logos, historic truth),  THE REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE

Hdt. 1.23 Periander, who disclosed the oracle's answer to Thrasybulus, was the son of Cypselus, and sovereign of Corinth. The Corinthians say (and the Lesbians agree) that the most marvellous thing [Lying Wonders] that happened to him in his life was the landing on Taenarus of Arion of Methymna, brought there by a dolphin. This Arion was a lyre-player second to none in that age; he was the first man whom we know to compose and name the dithyramb1 which he afterwards taught at Corinth.

1 The dithyramb was a kind of dance-music particularly associated with the cult of Dionysus.

Devil Do: LATIN:   făcĭo ,  to make in all senses, to do, perform, accomplish, prepare, produce, bring to pass, cause, effect, create, commit, perpetrate, form, fashion operor Lying Wonder,  poëma,to compose, id. Pis. 29, 70: “carmina,Juv. 7, 28: “versus,id. 7, 38: “sermonem,Cic. Fam. 9, 8, 1; cf. “litteram, id. Ac. 2, 2, 6: ludos, to celebrate, exhibit, admirationem alicujus rei alicui,to excite [the Laded Burden],
Devil Do: carmen
 I.a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto). note, sound, both vocal and instrumental “also versus, numeri, modi): carmen tuba ista peregit ( = sonus),Enn. Ann. 508 Vahl.: “carmine vocali clarus citharāque Philammon,Ov. M. 11, 317; cf. “vocum,id. ib. 12, 157: “per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis

barbaricum, id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara: The Moher o Harlots in John 17 Carminibus Circe socios mutavit Ulixi,

Devil Do:   Commercium sermonis,  7  In mercant. lang., to practise, exercise, follow any trade or profession:  8. In relig. lang., like the Gr. rhezein, to perform or celebrate a religious rite; to offer sacrifice, make an offering, to sacrifice:

Devil Do: Mousa   II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, m. stugeraA.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamosId.Supp.695 
Kanakhan .Clanging Brass
as many as made them hope by divinations, Madness caused by Ritual
worship as divine, Puthagoran  [Of the Cosmos, the Ecumenical, Kingdom of the Devil."
Antiluron mousas
S.Tr.643 (lyr.);  PLAYING THE LYRE
Aiakō moisan pherein
I. bear or carry a load,  A Laded Burden

Rom. 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren,
        for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
        and for the love of the Spirit,
        that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

2Tim. 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit OF fear;
        but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1Pet. 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls
        in obeying the TRUTH
        through the SPIRIT
                 unto unfeigned love of the brethren,
                 see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

SPIRIT carries WORDS which are TRUTH.  God Breathed (Spirit) the Word of Truth which we must OBEY to PURIFY or make holy our Soul or Spirit.

binding us together with all believers in the church, the Body of Christ,

and together we give thanks at the table of the Lord.

The Spirit spoke through the prophets and apostles,
and inspired Scripture to equip us for every good work.

The Spirit empowers us
to witness to Christ as Lord and Savior, and

to work for justice and peace

      as we seek to live holy and joyful lives.

We believe in the resurrection of the dead,
wait for God’s new heaven and new earth,
      and pray, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

Leonard Allen THE voice of Lipscomb University.

New Hermeneutic: The doctrine of the Spirit, long neglected in the West,
        has come to the forefront as Christendom has collapsed.

1. Introduction [chap 1, pp 23-30]
New Hermeneutic:The Spirit is fully God and shares the rich life of the Father and the Son; this focus provides a check against distortions and deficiencies in the Body of Christ.

2. The Spirit and the Trinity [chap 3, pp. 59-62, 71-74]
Key Scriptures: 1 Cor 12:4-6; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 4:4-6; Rom 5:1-8

3. Jesus and the Spirit [chap 3, pp 66-70; chap 4, pp 78-80; chap 5, pp. 107-109] Key Scriptures: Luke 3:21-22; Luke 4:18-19; Rom 1:4; Gal 4:4-6
New Hermeneutic: The Spirit is the power of God’s new order that, beginning with Christ’s death and resurrection and with Pentecost, is breaking into the old order of brokenness and death.

4. The Spirit and New Creation [chap 4, pp 86-90]
Key Scriptures: Rom 8:20-23; 2 Cor 1:21-22, and 5:5; Eph 1:13-14, and 4:30
New Hermeneutic:The Spirit is a missionary and calls, empowers, and guides disciples on God’s mission to bring about the restoration of all things.

5. The Spirit and God’s Mission [chap 5, pp 98-106]
Key Scriptures: Matt 28:18-20; John 20:21-22; Acts 2:11-18

6. The Spirit’s Gifts [chap 5, pp 109-114]
Key Scriptures: Eph 5:18-19; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Rom 12:4-8; Eph 4:13-16
New Hermeneutic:The Spirit, through faith and attendance to the means of grace, forms us into the image of Jesus Christ.

7. How the Spirit Forms Us [chap 6, pp 125-132]
Key Scriptures: Acts 2:42-47; Heb 4:12; Rom 5:3-5; James 1:2-4; Phil 2:12-13

8. In the Spirit on the Lord’s Day [chap 7, pp 156-157; chap 6, pp 132-141;] Key Scriptures: 1 Cor 2:9-10; Heb 12:22-24; Eph 5:18-19; 1 Cor 15:3-5
New Hermeneutic:Through the Spirit we become partakers of God’s life, caught up into the joy and fullness of that life.

9. Lord and Giver of Life [chap 7, pp 148-153]
Key Scriptures: Ezek 37:1-14; Rom 8:10-11; 2 Cor 1:8-10, 20-21
New Hermeneutic: In the midst of a groaning creation and our own groaning, the Spirit intercedes with wordless groaning.

10. The Spirit and Groaning [chap 8, pp 161-168]
Key Scriptures: Rom 8:15-26; 2 Cor 6:4-10
New Hermeneutic:Renewal of the doctrine of the Spirit is closely connected to renewal of our engagement in the mission of God.

11. The Church in the Presence of the Spirit [chap 9, pp 173-179]
Key Scriptures: 1 Cor 12:13; Eph 4:4-6; 1 Thess 1:5; Rom 12:1-2

12. On Mission with the Spirit [chap 9, pp 179-190]
Key Scriptures: Eph 4:11-13; Eph 5:18-20; Eph 6:17-19

Leonard Allen THE voice of Lipscomb University.

New Hermeneutic: The doctrine of the Spirit, long neglected in the West,
        has come to the forefront as Christendom has collapsed.

Matt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them,
        saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

SPIRIT meant that God put His WORDS into the MOUTH of the MAN Jesus for the LAST time.

Matt. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
         baptizing them in the name [singular]
         of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matt. 28:20 TEACHING them
        to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
        and, lo, I am with you alway,
        even unto the end of the world.
        [a165 Aion Messianic Age]

Of the "another Comforter" Jesus promised I will come to you. The Promise of the Holy Spirit was the Evangelistic Office in His glorified STATE of Holy Spirit.

1John 2:1 My little children, these things WRITE I unto you, that ye sin not.
        And if any man sin,
        we have an advocate [paraclete] with the Father,
        Jesus Christ the righteous:
1John 2:2 And HE is the propitiation for our sins:
        and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
1John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him,
         IF we keep HIS commandments.
1John 2:4 He that saith, I know him,
        and keepeth not his commandments,
        is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
1John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his WORD,
         in him verily is the love of God perfected:
        hereby know we that we are in him.
1John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him
        ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

God is WORD in the same class with SPIRIT, LIFE, LIGHT.  Jesus SPOKE God's WORD, Logos or Regulative Principle.

Logos  computation, reckoning 2. statement of a theory, argument, ouk emeu alla tou l. akousantas prob. in Heraclit.50; logon ēde noēma amphis alētheiēs discourse and reflection on reality,
IV. inward debate of the soul, reflection, deliberation
Regulative and formative forces, derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe,

Opposite to epithumia
 A. desire, yearning, longing after a thing, desire of or for it, Theaomai :--gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder3. view as spectators
Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident,  Moralizing Rhetoric
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment,
Opposite Enthousi-astikos , ē, on, A. inspired,phusisPl.Ti.71e; esp. by music,
 OPPOSITE -poiêsis, Id.R.390a;
OPPOSITE -poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; OPPOSITE poiêmata, onomatopoeic word
OPPOSITE  emmetra Modus   2. The measure of tones, measure, rhythm, melody, harmony, time; in poetry, measure, metre, mode: Mūsĭcus a, um, adj., = mousikos.
X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government,

Theologians are doomed to call God a liar or INCOMPETENT.  If God had wanted any kind of music in the tuneful sense He was INTELLIGIBLE But denied by C. Leonard Allen.

mousikos kai melōn poētēs
2. generally, votary of the Muses,  The Muses were the LOCUSTS unleashed with Apollon their "musical worship leaders." The Greek and Latin literature identifies them as dirty adulteresses
[25] the Muses of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis: “Shepherds of the wilderness,
        wretched things of shame, mere bellies,
        we know how to speak many false things as though they were true;
        but we know, when we will, to utter true things.”
            ...and they bade me sing of the race of the blessed gods that are eternally,
                but ever to sing of themselves both first and last.
pharma^kon 3. enchanted potion, philtre: hence, charm, spell, Od.4.220 sq., Ar.Pl.302, [Circe, Church, Corinth mother of harlots]  Theoc.2.15

The singers [Muses], instrument players and craftsmen as sorcerers in Revelation 18.

Spirit IS a God. But: The Spirit OF God.  Spirit is never the NAME of a God. If The Holy Spirit were a God, it would be an insult to address "him" as a THE.  Holy is an adjective and describes the mental disposition of God or Man.


FALSE CREED: this focus provides a check against distortions and deficiencies in the Body of Christ.

In His Glorified State Jeus REIGN in the STATE (never a person) of Holy Spirit

TRUTH: 2Pet. 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ,
        to them that HAVE obtained like precious faith with us
        through the
        of God
        AND-------------------------------Jesus was NOT God
        our Saviour Jesus Christ:
2Pet. 1:2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you
        through the knowledge of God,  [Just one Theos]
        AND-------------------------------Jesus was NOT God
        of Jesus our Lord,
        [Jesus was made Kurios 30 years after He came in the FLESH]
2Pet. 1:3 According as HIS divine power
        hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
        through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pet. 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
        that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

"The Spirit visited Israel on certain occasions and in certain individuals, but in the new age, God pours out the Spirit, not just on kings and prophets, but on every believer as a permanent possession.

        1 Corinthians 12:13 says that all believers "drink of one Spirit," a verse that alludes to Old Testament prophecies about the Spirit being poured out in the age that is to come."

2Sam. 23:2 The SPIRIT OF the LORD SPAKE by me,
         Parallel: and his WORD was in my TONGUE.

Prepositions are the MISSING LINK an all documents which Corrupt the WORD meaning selling their words at wholesale claiming that they are speaking what GOD commanded to be SPOKEN and never SUNG.

God's WORD is Dabar or Logos or His Regulative Principle.  Logos is a "god" only among Hermes as the father of the New Hermeneutics.  Hermes is the god of thieves and LIARS, homosexual religion, conductors of dead spirits into hell and the INTERCESSOR between his CUSTOMERS and their god. For the LAST TIME God put His WORD into the MOUTH of the MAN Jesus.  Jesus and everyone SPAKE--without change--the SPIRIT without Measure or METRON meaning musical measure always known to deceive the simple minded.


2Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away,
he might perform the WORDS of the law
        which were WRITTEN in the BOOK that Hilkiah the priest
         found in the house of the LORD.

A fact of history is that LAWS or The Book of The Covenant for spiritual training are ALWAYS recorded.  This is the only way to MARK people who claim to be SUPERIOR to God and His SPIRIT or His MIND.


If you procure a DEGREE on Human Imagination you will BURN.

Deut. 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
Deut. 18:10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fir
e, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
hărĭŏlus  soothsayer, prophet, prophetess
somnĭo , to dream; to dream of or see in a dream, to dream, i. e. to think idly or vainly, to talk foolishly:
psaltrĭa , ae, f., = psaltria, . a female player on the cithara, a lutist,ineptias,Col. 1, 8, 2: “ah stulte! tu de Psaltriā me somnias Agere,Ter. Ad. 4, 7, 6; Plaut. Pers. 2, 3, 5.—Absol.: “vigilans somniat
portenta non disserentium philosophorum sed somniantium,Cic. N. D. 1, 8, 18.

Deut. 18:11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer
A Charmer is an Abomination
, ōris, m. incanto, I. an enchanter, wizard (post-class.), Tert. Idol. 9; Isid. 8, 9, 15; Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 15, 1, 2.

consŭlo (a). In the lang. of religion, to consult a deity, an oracle, omens, etc.: “Apollinem de re,Cic. Leg. 2, 16, 40: “deum consuluit auguriis, quae suscipienda essent,Liv. 1, 20, 7: “deos hominum fibris,Tac. A. 14, 30 fin.: “Phoebi oracula,Ov. M. 3, 9; Suet. Vesp. 5: “Tiresiam conjectorem,Plaut. Am. 5, 1, 76:

Cantus A. Prophetic or oracular song: “veridicos Parcae coeperunt edere cantus,Cat. 63 cf. Tib.
B. An incantation, charm, magic song, etc.: cantusque artesque magorum.
cantus e curru Lunam deducere tentat,
2. With instruments, a playing, music:in nervorum vocumque cantibus,Cic. Tusc. 1, 2, 4; id. Rosc. Am. 46, 134: “citharae,Hor. C. 3, 1, 20: “horribili stridebat tibia cantu,Cat. 64, 264: “querulae tibiae,

Prov. 1:23
Turn you at my reproof:  [be converted]
behold, I will POUR out MY SPIRIT unto you,
         I will make known MY WORDS unto you.


Prō-fĕro to carry out, bring forth, produce

I.A. To carry or bring out, to bring forth (class.; cf.: prodo, produco, adduco):

2.Of pronunciation, to utter, pronounce (post-Aug.): “extremas syllabas,” 
3.To extend, enlarge (class.): “castra, Caes, B. C. 1, 81: et proferre libet fines,Juv. 14, 142: “pomoerium,Gell. 13, 14, 2.—
4. Mode of speech, language, use of language, style:
tenui oratione et scripturā levi,Ter. Phorm. prol. 5

II. B  to bring out, make known, produce in public, publish (class.): “ejus (orationis) proferendae arbitrium tuum,” : “artem,to exhibit publicly, who have RAISED themselves from IGNORANCE, Sen. Ep. 52, 3; Plin. Ep. 1, 13, 1.—
    2. Of pronunciation, to utter, pronounce (post-Aug.): “extremas syllabas,Quint. 11, 3, 33.

C. To bring forth, produce, invent, discover, MAKE KNOWN, REVEAL
D.  To bring forward, QUOTE, CITE, MENTION

Orātĭo    1. Speech, the power or faculty of speech, the habit or use of language: quae (ferae) sunt rationis et orationis expertes,
III.  B. Prose (OPPOSITE to poetry): “et in poëmatis et in oratione,Cic. Or. 21, 70.—

pŏēma , a composition in verse, a poem (freq. and class.; syn. carmen= singing and playing instruments.): “poëmata (opp. oratio),
ostendo , A.  In gen., to show, disclose, exhibit, To show, express, indicate by speech or signs; to give to understand, to declare, say, tell, make known, etc. (syn.: indico, declaro, significo).

verbum ERō, [POUR FORTH] whence eirō and rhēma, what is spoken or said; cf. Goth. vaurd; Germ.
        Wort; Engl. word, a word; plur., words, expressions, language, discourse, conversation,
a.  Orally, by word of MOUTH (opp. scriptura verbo et simulatione (opp. re verā),”  In eccl. Lat. as a translation of logos,

logos, Opposite of rhetoric, singing, playing instruments or poerty
Spīrĭtus   spiro, a breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze (syn.: aura, flatus)
3. Breathed air, a BREATH: “quojus tu legiones difflavisti spiritu,Plaut. Mil. 1, 1, 17..
2. The BREATH of a god, INSPIRATION: “haec fieri non possent, nisi ea uno divino et continuato spiritu continerentur,
        by a divine inspiration, Cic. N. D. 2, 7, 19:
HOWEVER Opposite: “poëtam quasi divino quodam spiritu inflari,id. Arch. 8, 18.
in-flo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., blow into or upon any thing, to inflate. make flatulent,
B. In partic., to play upon a wind instrument: “inflare cavas cicutas,Lucr. 5, 1383: “calamos leves,Verg. E. 5, 2.— Absol., to blow: “simul inflavit tibicen, a perito carmen agnoscitur,Cic. Ac. 2, 27, 86.— With cognate acc.: “sonum,Cic. de Or. 3, 60, 225. —

Hor. S. 2.5.98 What, art thou in a [prophetic] raving; or dust thou play upon me designedly, by uttering obscurities? 0 son of Laertes, whatever I shall say will come to pass, or it will not:1 for the great Apollon gives me the power to divine. Then, if it is proper, relate what that tale means.

CARMEN a song, poem, verse, oracular response, prophecy, form of incantation, tune, air, lay, strain, note, sound
I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental BarbarianWith allusion to playing on the cithara

(sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,

Apollon, son of Jupiter and Latona, twinbrother of Diana, and god of the sun. On account of his omniscience, god of divination;
and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music, presiding over the Muses, Pythius Apollo

2. Spiritus, personified, a spirit (late Lat.); so, “esp., Spiritus
(α). Sing.: “quoslibet occupat artus Spiritus,Ov. M. 15, 167; Tac. A. 16, 34: spiritum Phoebus [APOLLON] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Hor. C. 4, 6, 29; cf.: “mihi Spiritum Graiae tenuem Camenae Parca non mendax dedit,
quoslibet occupat artus Spiritus,Ov. M. 15, 167
O men amaazd with dread of death, why feare yee Limbo Styx,
And other names of vanitie, which are but Poets tricks?
And perrills of another world, all false surmysed geere?
For whether fyre or length of tyme consume the bodyes heere,
Yee well may thinke that further harmes they cannot suffer more.
For soules are free from death. Howbee't, they leaving evermore
Theyr former dwellings, are receyvd and live ageine in new.
For I myself (ryght well in mynd I beare it to be trew)
Was in the tyme of Trojan warre Euphorbus, Panthewes sonne,
Quyght through whoose hart the deathfull speare of Menelay did ronne.

Camenae uma devoted a grove to the Muses in the vicinity of Rome before the Porta Capena B. Meton., poetry, a poem, song: “summā dicende Camenā
mendax , dācis, adj. mentior, I.given to lying, mendacious; 

carmen   cf. “also versus, numeri, modi): carmen tuba ista peregit ( = sonus),Enn. Ann. 508 Vahl.: “carmine vocali clarus citharāque
per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,

Job 15:13 That thou turnest THY SPIRIT against God,
        and lettest such WORDS go out of THY MOUTH.

con-verto, to turn or whirl round, to wheel about, to cause to turn, to turn back, reverse; and with the designation of the terminus in quem, to turn or direct somewhere, to direct to or towards, to move or turn to, etc.

Is. 59:21
As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord;
SPIRIT that is upon thee,
        and my WORDS which I have put in thy MOUTH,
 shall not depart out of thy mouth,
        nor out of the mouth of thy seed,
        nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the Lord,
        from henceforth and for ever.

But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Zechariah 7:11

They made their hearts as hard as flint and would
        not listen to the
law OR to the WORDS that the LORD Almighty
        had SENT
by his SPIRIT through the earlier prophets.
         So the LORD Almighty was very angry. Zechariah 7:12

Therefore it is come to pass, that

as he cried, and they would not hear;
they cried, and I would not hear,
saith the Lord of hosts: Zechariah 7:13

Eph. 2:20 And are built upon [EDUCATED BY]
        the foundation of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS,
        Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages
        was not made known unto the sons of men,
        as it is now
        unto his holy apostles and prophets by the SPIRIT;

Worship is IN the spirit or MIND as it READS or SPEAKS "that which WAS written for our LEARNING."

2Pet. 3:2 That ye may be mindful
        [Rhetoric or Music BLINDS the Mind]
        of the WORDS which were spoken [God put spirit or BREATH into prophets]
        BEFORE by the holy prophets,
        AND of the commandment of us
        the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:


Matt 4:4 But he answered and said,
        It is written,
        Man shall not LIVE by bread alone,
        but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

John 6:63 It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth;
        the flesh profiteth nothing:
        the WORDS that I speak unto you,
         they are SPIRIT, and they are LIFE.

John 6:68 Then Simon Peter answered him,
.......... Lord, to whom shall we go?
.......... thou hast the words [RHEMA] of eternal life.

Rhema (g4487) hray'-mah; from 4482; an utterance (individ., collect. or spec.); by impl. a matter or topic (espec. of narration, command or dispute); with a neg. naught whatever: - / evil, / nothing, saying, word.


Lesson 2: The Spirit in the Trinity

Key Scriptures: 1 Cor 12:4-6; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 4:4-6; Rom 5:1-8 Reading: Chapter 3, pp. 59-62, 71-74

The Corinthians, like Leonard Allen, thought that any thing they said was a GIFT.  Not doubt this was psychological violence as it is today.  However, Paul laid down some rules to govern those who prophesied or spoke the WORD by inspiration.  There is no reason that an Apostle had ordained anyone in Corinth with the gift until THAT WHICH IS PERFECT was available.  As each Epistle is written the SALUTATION mentions only the ONE GOD whose Spirit or Breath.
1Cor. 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle
        of Jesus Christ
        through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,

1Cor. 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren,
        I would not have you ignorant
1Cor. 12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles,
        carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand,
        that no man speaking by the Spirit OF God
        Calleth Jesus accursed:
        and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
1Cor. 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand,
         that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed:
         and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
1Cor. 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
1Cor. 12:5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
1Cor. 12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
1Cor. 12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

Because a temporary Gift served a whole Congregation, if you had one TRANSLATOR of foreign tongues, you didn't need another,  The women might have served Apollyon. The only PATTERN for EVERYONE was TO LEARN IN SILENCE.

1Cor. 12:8 For to ONE is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom;
        to ANOTHER the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1Cor. 12:9 To
ANOTHER faith by the same Spirit;
ANOTHER the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

That would guard against a pagan who claimed that Jesus was a Fraud.  Unfortunately, that is no longer true in churches with Senior Pastor Persons.


1Cor. 2:13 Which things also we SPEAK, not in the WORDS which man’s  WISDOM  teacheth,
        but which the Holy Ghost TEACHING; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

Spiritual is 4152.pneumatikos, pnyoo-mat-ik-osЂ; from 4151; non-carnal, i.e. (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious: — spiritual. Compare 5591.

Man's Wisdom is g4672 Sophia a practiced skill (legalism) of any art but especially of singing or playing instruments especialliy in a "holy place.."

1Cor. 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
        for they are foolishness unto him:
        neither can he know them,
        because they are spiritually discerned.

1Cor. 2:15 But he that is SPIRITUAL judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
1Cor. 2:16 For who hath known the MIND of the Lord, that he may instruct him?
        But we have the MIND of Christ.

Paul quoted Isaiah breathed into the Prophets by the Spirit OF Christ or GOD'S BREATH: the same breath HE breathed into Jesus without measure or METER since there is NO METRICAL Scripture.

Isaiah 40:13 Who hath directed the SPIRIT OF the LORD, or being his counsellor hath TAUGHT him? 

2Cor. 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy

1Cor. 1:3 Grace be unto you, and peace,
         GOD our Father,
         from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD,
        and one MEDIATOR between God and men,
        the MAN Christ Jesus;

2Cor. 13:11 ¶ Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
2Cor. 13:12 Greet one another with an holy kiss.
2Cor. 13:13 All the saints salute you.

2Cor. 13:14 The GRACE of the
        Lord [Kurios] Jesus Christ, and the love of God [Theos], and the communion of the Holy Spirit
1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD,
        and one MEDIATOR between God and men,
        the MAN Christ Jesus;

a making common, imparting, communicating. a figure of speech, = anakoinōsis, in accordance with which one turns to his hearers, and, as it were, allows them to take part in the inquiry,
Quint. Inst. 9 1.30 We may confer with our audience, admitting them as it were into our deliberations, may describe the life and character of persons either with or without mention of their names, a device which is one of the greatest embellishments of oratory and specially adapted to conciliate the feelings, as also frequently to excite them.

Gal. 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.

Matt. 5:37 But let your communication[ LOGOS] be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Luke 24:17 And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
1Cor. 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Eph. 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Col. 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

blasphēmĭa , ae, f. (blasphēmĭ-um , ii, n., Prud. Psych. 715), = blasphēmia (eccl. Lat.),
I.  a reviling, slander, Vulg. Isa. 51, 7; “towards God,blasphemy, Hier. Ep. 62, n. 2; Aug. Verb. Dom. Serm. 11; 14; 15; Vulg. 2 Par. 32, 17; id. Matt. 26, 65.

Isaiah 51.7 Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; don't you fear the reproach of men, neither be you dismayed at their insults.

sermo , ōnis, m. 2. sero, qs. serta, conserta oratio, I.a speaking or talking with any one; talk, conversation, discourse: “se

2. Ordinary speech, speaking, talking, the language of conversation (opp. contentio):
Philem. 6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

The Corinthians, like Leonard Allen, thought that any thing they said was a GIFT.  Not doubt this was psychological violence as it is today.  However, Paul laid down some rules to govern those who prophesied or spoke the WORD by inspiration.  There is no reason that an Apostle had ordained anyone in Corinth with the gift until THAT WHICH IS PERFECT was available.  As each Epistle is written the SALUTATION mentions only the ONE GOD whose Spirit or Breath.
1Cor. 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle
        of Jesus Christ
        through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brothe

That which is perfect
Eph. 4:2 ¶ With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Eph. 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph. 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph. 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph. 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Eph. 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Eph. 4:8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Eph. 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph. 4:10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Eph. 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Eph. 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Eph. 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Eph. 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Eph. 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 

Rom 5: 1-8

Eph. 5:1 ¶ Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Eph. 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Eph. 5:3 ¶ But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Eph. 5:4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
Eph. 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
Eph. 5:6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Eph. 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Eph. 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Eph. 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit i
        is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Eph. 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
Eph. 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Eph. 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak
        of those things which are done of them in secret.
Eph. 5:13 But all things that are reproved
        are made manifest by the light:
        for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
Eph. 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest,
        and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph. 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly,
        [BUT] not as fools, but as wise,
Eph. 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Eph. 5:17 Wherefore be ye not unwise,
[BUT] understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
[BUT] but be filled with the SPIRIT;
Eph. 5:19 SPEAKING to yourselves
        in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
[BUT] singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
Eph. 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Eph. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph. 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Eph. 2:11 ¶ Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Eph. 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Eph. 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Eph. 5:29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
Eph. 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Eph. 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Eph. 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ;
Eph. 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Eph. 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph. 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Eph. 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph. 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph. 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
Eph. 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men,
        as it is now revealed unto
        his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Eph. 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Eph. 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph. 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph. 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph. 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Eph. 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
Eph. 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Eph. 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph. 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Rom    . 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Rom. 8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Rom. 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us,
        who walk not after the flesh,
        but [
who walk] after the Spirit.
Rom. 8:5 For they that are after the flesh
        do mind the things of the flesh;
        but they that are after the Spirit [
do mind] the things of the Spirit.
Rom. 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

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