Mike Cope Spirit filled People of God


Rubel Shelly (and Mike Cope) beginning the Frog Burning at Woodmont Hills.
Fruits Finally Ripened at Woodmont Hills

Leonard stopped responding

Rev. July 6 All SPIRIT Words man literally WIND and only figuratively of the BREATH of God conveying His Spirit or MENTAL DISPOSITION.  Jesus, as promised, returned to the upper room and poured out what you see and hear.  When God breaths, Jesus speaks, Much of the New Testament is the ANTITHESIS of the Jews whom God abandoned to worship the Starry host.  Cain played and was the FATHER of those who play religious instruments. Jubal "handled" these instruments meaning "Without Authority."  Jubal was the son of Cain and Paul said that He was OF THAT WICKED one.  The Jews understood this.
The Cave of Treasures

And in these years the handicraftsmen of sin, and the disciples of Satan, appeared, for he was their teacher, and he entered in and dwelt in them, and he poured into them the spirit of the operation of error, through which the fall of the children of Seth was to take place.

Of the Transmission of the Art of Playing the Harp, that is to say of Music and Singing and Dancing.

Yôbâl (Jubal) and Tôbalkin (Tubal-Cain), the two brethren, the sons of Lamech, the blind man, who killed Cain, invented and made all kinds of instruments of music.

Jôbâl made reed instruments, and harps, and flutes, and whistles,
and the devils went and dwelt inside them.
When men blew into the pipes, the devils sang inside them,
and sent out sounds from inside them.

Tôbalkîn made Fol. 12a, col. 2 cymbals, and sistra, and tambourines (or drums). And lasciviousness and fornication increased among the children of Cain, and they had nothing to occupy them except fornication--now they had no obligation to pay tribute, and they had neither prince nor governor--and eating, and drinking, and lasciviousness, and drunkenness,

and dancing and singing to instruments of music,

and the wanton sportings of the devils, and the laughter which affordeth pleasure to the devils, and the sounds of the furious lust of men neighing after women. See Enoch and Second Peter

And Satan, finding his opportunity in this work of error, rejoiced greatly, because thereby

he could compel the sons of Seth to come down from that holy mountain.

There they had been made to occupy the place of that army of angels that fell with Satan, there they were beloved by God, there they were held in honour by the angels, and were called "sons of God," even as the blessed David saith in the psalm, "I have said Fol. I b, col. I, Ye are gods, and all of you sons of the Most High." Ps. 82:6

Spirit personified is used of Apollon one of the gods unknown.

Spirit also means FLATULENCE or that which does not convey the WORD of God proving according to the Spirit OF God that THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM.

Of the Cunning Craftsmen of Ephesians 4 REFUTES unity in diversity and demands that the self-speakers, singers or instrument players be CAST OUT because these are marked of LYING TO DECEIVE.

The Spirit OF God is available as the Free Water of the Word.  Jesus died for the faithful Jews and Gentiles and did not add burdens to either.  Spirit is WIND or figuratively BREATH which conveys the MENTAL DISPOSITION OF THAT PERSON. OR with Theologians spirit can mean FLATULENCE.

The Claim is true that it is the Spirit OF Christ.  OF is a preposition meaning that this spirit belongs to CHRIST wiithout which he would just be flesh.

If The Spirit OF God is another God Person it would be an insult to use the artiche THE.
However, this does not prevent "doctors of the Law who take away the key to knowledge" from saying God's Spirit is ANOTHER GOD PERSON.

Furthermore, they DENY JESUS CHRIST by saying Jesus is parked somewhere on a throne so THAT it is the SPIRIT PERSON to make the WORDS of Jesus INTELLIGIBLE.  However, reading 101 shows that the another Comforter, says Jesus, will be "I." The Glorified Jesus returned as promise to the upper room and HE poured out what you see and hear.


7307.  ruwach, roo´-akh; from 7306;
        by RESEMBLANCE BREATHi.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation;
        FIGURATIVELY, life, anger, unsubstantiality;
        by EXTENSION, a region of the sky;
        by RESEMBLANCE spirit, but ONLY of a rational being (including its expression and functions):—
        air, anger, blast, breath, x cool, courage, mind, x quarter, x side, spirit((-ual)), tempest, x vain, ((whirl-))wind(-y
7306.  ruwach, roo´-akh; a primitive root; properly, to blow, i.e. breathe; only (literally) to smell or (by implication, perceive (figuratively, to anticipate, enjoy):—accept, smell, x touch, make of quick understanding.
4151.  pneuma, pnyoo´-mah; from 4154;
        i.e. BREATH (blast) or a breeze;
        by ANALOGY or FIGURATIVELY, a spirit, i.e. (human) the rational soul,
        (by IMPLICATION) vital principle, mental disposition, etc.,
        or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit: —
        ghost, life, spirit(-ual, -ually), mind. Compare 5590.

1. Of labor lost: “in vento et aquā scribere,
            3. Ventis verba dare, i. q. not to keep one's word or promise
B. Plur., personified as deities, the WINDS: te,
spiritum Phoebus mihi, Phoebus [APOLLYON] artem CARMINIS dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration,
                sancte, fer opem; teque, omnipotens Neptune, invoco;
1. Windiness, flatulence

Spīrĭtus , ūs (scanned spĭrĭtus, Sedul. Hymn. 1 breathing or gentle blowing of air, a breath, breeze (syn.: aura, flatus).The air: imber et ignis, spiritus et gravis terra, Enn. : “proximum (igni)
2. An exhalation, smell, odorGell. 9, 4, 10: “sulfuris,
3. Breathed air, a breath: “quojus tu legiones difflavisti spiritu,
1. In abstr., a breathing: “
2. The BREATH of a god, inspiration:
II. Trop.  Sing.: “quoslibet occupat artus Spiritus,Ov. M. 15, 167; Tac. A. 16, 34: spiritum Phoebus [APOLLON] mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis [MUSIC]  dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Hor. C. 4, 6, 29;

ANTICHRISTS believe that the Holy Spirit is a god.
        Bible students believe that the Spirit OF God is His Breath poured out ONLY by Jesus.
BLASPPHEMY. is saying that Jesus claimed to be equal to God when He always said that He was the SON of God.  Jesus was not SANCTIFIED and SENT as the Son of God until He obeyed the prophetic type to become high priest by being baptized.
APOLLYON is the only personified Spirit. He is king of the LOCUSTS or the MUSES.

Bible readers understand Jesus to say that I will be the COMFORTER in another Form: Jesus promised and poured out what they saw (FIRE) and WIND (breath) because His kingdom or new creation is RESERVED UNTO FIRE.

When God POURS OUT HIS SPIRIT it always produces WORDS.  The Spirit OF God cannot--from Engish grammar--be Another God person.  OF is a preposition and spirit is always used as the spirit OF someone or some things.

If you are a doctor of the Law Jesus says that your job is to take away the key to knowledge.

When God breathes (spirit) without measure, metron or meter, Jesus SPEAKS only what the Father tells Him to say.

Jesus speaks the Word, Logos or Regulative Principle. When Jesus SPEAKS He says "My WORDS are SPIRIT and they are LIFE"

When God pours out HIS Spirit on you you do NOT go CHARISMATIC. which is not the meaning of CHARIS or Grace--heaven help the "scholars."

1. Spirit is God's BREATH: When He pours out Spirit the ONLY result is that one SPEAKS His Word, Logos or Regulative Principle.
2. God Breath was on or Inspired the PROPHETS.
3. God Then BREATHES only on His SON Jesus Christ. 
4. Jesus makes those prophecies "concerning me" more certain to eye-- and ear-- witness Apostles.
5. The Writers left us a MEMORY to MARK anyone who does not Speak or Teach that which is written for our learning.
6. This Proves, continues Peter, to Mark anyone who Private Interprets or Further Expounds as a false teacher.
7. Never drink the KoolAid of anyone who claims that A spirit informs their MISSION.
8. Because the only Personified SPIRIT is Apollyon who was unleashed to be the leader of the Muses or His Musical Worship Team.
9. These muses are documented in the literature as dirty adulterers because SELLING the Word at Retail is Corrupting the Word or Asultery.
10. John calls them Sorcerers and says THEY WILL BE CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF HELL.
11.From Revelation 17 they are "lusted after fruits" as preachers under the Babylonian Mother of Harlots.


As in ancient Greece. Plato in his Symposium characterizes heterosexual relationships as “vulgar” and homosexual relationships as “heavenly,” and a whole elitist society was built around homosexual pederast

The LOGOS or Regulative Principle is marked among the Greeks and Scripture by READ and SPEAK.  The Effeminate worshipped SOPHIA evident in ALL of those institutions having Dominate Females.  The Trinity Revival is THE MARK because ALL trinities consist of ignorant Father, Mother (spirit) and wicked son.  Ignatian Meditations honor Mary the Mother of God.

Matt. 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my FATHER:
        and no man knoweth the SON, but the Father;
        neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son,
        and he to whomsoever THE SON will reveal him


1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD
        and ONE MEDIATOR  between God and men,

The "another" Comforter or Paraklete has a name:

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  [paraklete] with the Father,
        Jesus Christ the righteous:

Anyone who says that THE Holy Spirit as a person has his OWN SEPARATE MISSION is "LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE YOU" because no one could be that ignorant.

1John 2:2 And HE [Jesus]
is the propitiation [Atonement] 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.

Jesus delivered God's WORD, Logos or Regulative Principle which OUTLAWS Rhetoric, personal opinions, personal experiences, singing, playing instruments or acting.

MARKED: If He blasphemes the Spirot OF Christ and pretend to SELL the Word: God will strongly delude him Isaiah 55.

Isaiah 55 The Free Water of the Word equated to God's Spirit

Isaiah 58 outlaws seeking your own pleasure or SPEAKING YOUR OWN WORD (as in Romans 15)

X.Mem.1.6.13  Xen. Mem. 1.6.13

To this Socrates replied: “Antiphon, it is common opinion among us
        in regard to beauty and wisdom
                that there is an honourable
                and a shameful way of bestowing them.
        For to offer one's beauty for money to all comers is called prostitution;

        But we think it virtuous to become friendly with
              a lover who is known to be a man of honour.

        So is it with wisdom. Those who offer it to all comers for money
               are known as sophists, prostitutors of wisdom

        But we think that he who makes a friend of one whom he knows to be gifted
               by nature, and teaches him all the good he can,

               fulfils the duty of a citizen and a gentleman.

Sophis-tēs , ou, o(, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelunA.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn[melody in the holy place--a death sentence for any Levite]

HO, every one that thirsteth,
        come ye to the waters,
        and he that hath no money;
        come ye, buy, and eat; yea,
        come, buy wine and milk WITHOUT MONEY
        and WITHOUT PRICE. Isa 55:1

2 Cor. 2:17 For we are not as many,
............ which corrupt the word of God:
............ but as of sincerity, but as of God,
............ in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

kapēl-euō,  A. to be a retail-dealer, hucksterdrive a petty trade Hdt. 3.89  ta mathēmata
learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d , 2 Cor. 2:17, of prostitutes,

Plat. Prot. 313d 
emporos te kai kapēlos For among the provisions, you know, in which these men deal,
        not only are they themselves ignorant what is good or bad for the body,
        since in selling they commend them all,
        but the people who buy from them are so too,
        unless one happens to be a trainer or a doctor.
And in the same way,
        those who take their doctrines the round of our cities,
them about to any odd purchaser who desires them, commend everything that they sell,
       and there may well be some of these too, my good sir, who are ignorant which of their wares is

[313e] good or bad for the soul; and in just the same case are the people who buy from them, unless one happens to have a doctor's knowledge here also, but of the soul.
     So then, if you are well informed as to what is good or bad among these wares, it will be safe for you to buy doctrines from Protagoras or from anyone else you please: but if not, take care, my dear fellow, that you do not risk your greatest treasure on a toss of the dice.

Plat. Prot. 314a For I tell you there is far more serious risk in the purchase of doctrines than in that of eatables. When you buy victuals and liquors you can carry them off from the dealer or merchant in separate vessels, and before you take them into your body by drinking or eating you can lay them in your house and take the advice of an expert whom you can call in, as to what is fit to eat or drink and what is not, and how much you should take and when; so that in this purchase the risk is not serious.


Cyrus was told how to NEUTER captives to keep them under control. Power grabbing preachers who want to be MASTERS (Authoratative Teachers) have KEEPING THEM UNDER CONTROL is absolutely necessary less they grasp that Jesus died to pry the burden laders off our backs: the Laded Burdens are types of repeating songs which perform the act of WITCHCRAFT with a boiling pot of frog yes.

Grant, then, forgiveness to the Lydians, and to make sure of their never rebelling against thee, or alarming thee more,
send and forbid them to keep any weapons of war,
         command them
to wear tunics under their cloaks,
         and to put buskins upon their legs,

         and make them bring up their sons to cithern-playing (Kitharizein),
singing (psallein),
         and shop-keeping (Hucksterism). [Corrupting the Word]
So wilt thou soon see them become WOMEN instead of men,
and there will be no more fear of their revolting from thee."

Any kind of performing music when Jesus told us to SPEAK that which is written INTENDS to bring glory and more "Authority" to THE Alpah Malel.

-[4] Ludoisi de sungnômên echôn tade autoisi epitaxon, hôs mête aposteôsi mête deinoi toi eôsi: apeipe men sphi pempsas hopla arêia mê ektêsthai, keleue de spheas kithônas -[khiton  David's garment] te hupodunein toisi heimasi kai kothornous hupodeesthai, proeipe d' autoisi -kitharizein te kai psallein kai kapêleuein [prostitutes, petty trade, playing tricks, corrupting] paideuein tous paidas. kai tacheôs spheas ô basileu gunaikas ant' andrôn opseai gegonotas, hôste ouden deinoi toi esontai mê aposteôsi."


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

Hebrew h5042. naba{, naw-bah´; a primitive root; to gush forth; figuratively, to utter (good or bad words); specifically, to emit (a foul odor):—belch out, flowing, pour out, send forth, utter (abundantly).

Job 15:13 That thou turnest thy SPIRIT against God,
        and lettest such WORDS go out of thy mouth?

Job 26:4 To whom hast thou
        uttered WORDS?
        and whose
SPIRIT came from thee



If God ALWAYS connecting Pouring of Spirit with Speaking Words, no one can be a scholar without caring enough to know that:

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

Is. 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
        so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Is. 55:10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven,
        and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth,
        and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
Is. 55:11 So shall my WORD be that goeth forth [“spiritus,] out of my MOUTH:
        it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
        and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Cultus:  training, education, culture: cultivation of mind: 1. An honoring, reverence, adoration, veneration

Verbum, whence eirō and rhēma, what is spoken or said; language, discourse, conversation, Logos: the Regulative principle
OPPOSITE to rhetoric, singing, playing an instruent or acting.  erudio
erudio    I.to polish, educate, instruct, teach o have cultivated, brought to perfection
        stŭdĭum  I.a busying one's self about or application to a thing; assiduity, zeal, eagerness,
        fondness, inclination, desire, exertion, endeavor, study:
        Studio often means simply voluntarily, on purpose, intentionally: “non studio sed fortuitu,”  “doctrinae,
A. Zeal for any one; good-will, affection, attachment, devotion, favor, kindness       
doctrinae,  == B. Subject., the habit produced by instruction, principle: “mala studia malaeque doctrinae,
A place for study, a study, school (late Lat.): “philosophum (se egit) in omnibus studiis, templis, locis,

Heb. 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:
        for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,
        and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

WORDS of Jesus are SPIRIT and LIFE. Therefore, when the Spirit was poured out in the upper room the Apostles SPOKE WORDS.
Ef-fundo    A. In gen.: “effudi vobis omnia, quae sentiebam,[DISCERN] 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
sentĭo    1. To perceive the effects (esp. the ill effects) of any thing; A. Lit., to feel, perceive, observe, notice (syn. intellego) I observe, understand, (in consequence of mental perception), to think, deem, judge, opine, imagine, suppose

Suet. Nero 40 Nero had been formerly told by astrologers, that it would be his fortune to be at last deserted by all the world; and this occasioned that celebrated saying of his,
        "An artist can live in any country;"
         by which he meant to offer as an excuse for his practice of music,
         that it was not only his amusement as a prince,
         but might be his support when reduced to a private station.
Yet some of the astrologers promised him, in his forlorn state, the rule of the East, and in express words the kingdom of Jerusalem. He consulting the oracle of Apollon at Delphi, he was advised to beware of the seventy-third year,
Ezekiel 7 Your doom is come to you, inhabitant of the land: the time is come,
         the day is near, [a day of] tumult,
        and not [of] joyful shouting, on the mountains.
Ezekiel [8] Now will I shortly pour out my WRATH on you,
        and accomplish my anger against you,
        And will judge you according to your ways;
            and I will bring on you all your abominations.
1. Jesus ALWAYS says that He is the SON of God.

2. The Jews claimed

John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not;
    but for Blasphemy;
    and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

3. Jesus called those who accused Him with blasphemy, BLASPHEMERS.

John 10:36 Say ye of him,
    WHOM "Whom" is not the "Father."
    Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world,
    because I said, I am the SON OF GOD
John 10:37 If I do NOT the works of my Father, believe me not.

4 John and the ANTICHRIST.
2John 5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee,
        but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
2John 6 And this is love, that we walk after HIS commandments.
        This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning,
        ye should walk in it.
2John 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world,
        who confess not that Jesus Messiah is come in the flesh.
        This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2 Thessalonians 3.6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
        that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in rebellion,
        and NOT after the tradition which they RECEIVED FROM US


1Tim. 2:3 For this is good and acceptable
        in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Tim. 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, [Kept Safe]
        and to come unto the knowledge of THE TRUTH
The Word, Logos, Regulative Principle)
1Tim. 2:5 For there is ONE GOD
        and ONE mediator between God and men,

The promised Comforter (paraklete) has a NAME
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
(paraklete) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:

1Tim. 2:6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be TESTIFIED in due time.
1Tim. 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle,
         (I speak the truth in Christ, and LIE not;)
         a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.

Messiah was the SEED of Abraham and did not exist until God GAVE Jesus of Nazareth THAT ANOINTING.
False latter day trinitarians which is NOT the historic trinity WITHING GOD HIMSELF say that Jesus WAS-IS Jehovah God.
The Jews said that Jesus claimed to be equal with God.
Jesus said YOU BLASPHEME because I always said that I was the SON of God.

1John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is THE CHRIST
        He is antichrist, that denieth the Father AND the Son.
1John 4:3 And every SPIRIT that confesseth not
        that Jesus Christ is come in the FLESH is not of God:
        and this is that SPIRIT OF antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come;
        and even now already is it in the world.
2John 7 For many deceivers are entered into the world,
        who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
        This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

In Ephesians 4 Paul DENIED Unity in diversity and commanded that the elders remove the cunning craftsmen or SOPHISTS which are speakers, singers or instrument players. Paul denied that they were just University-Level ignorant but THEY ARE LYING IN WAIT TO DECEIVE.

Rom. 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
        which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
Rom. 1:4 And declared
[APPOINTED, ORDAINED] to be the Son of God with power,
         according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

1.  The TESTIMONY of Jesus IS the Spirit OF Prophecy.
2.  Words translated as SPIRIT literally mean WIND.  It is used figuratively of God's BREATH.
3.  Spirit CANNOT and HAS NOT been used to define a PERSON.
If The Spirit OF God or OF Christ was a PERSON it would be an insult to use the article THE.
Addressing him as "THE MIKE COPE" might be an insult.
4. Jesus SPAKE and never SANG God's Spirit WITHOUT METRON most often meaning Musical Meter. Therefore that is nothing metrical in the whole Bible because everyone knew that EVIL MEN SET THEIR LIES TO METER TO DECEIVE THE SIMPLE MINDED.
5. Eye and ear witnesses observed Jesus making the Prophecies More Certain Peter outlawed "private interpretation" or further expounding and Paul outlawed corrupting THE WORD which means Selling learning at Retail or prostitution.

Mike Cope: I know you were wondering, so here’s what Jimmy Buffett has to say about the Holy Spirit:

Vampires, Mummies, and the Holy Ghost,
These are the things that terrify me the most
No aliens, psychopaths, or MTV hosts
Scare me like vampires, mummies, and THE Holy Ghost!


Looked in my laptop what did I see
A flashing message said today therapy
Rather walk through fire
Than converse with my shrink
But I'm getting better
That's what some people think

Talk about denial
And dysfunctional things
Head's like a bell somedays
It dongs and it dings
My brain playing tricks on me
It likes to shift gears
Spend lots of money
But I'm tackling my fears

Vampires, Mummies and the Holy Ghost
These are the things that terrify me the most
No aliens, psychopaths or MTV hosts
Scares me like vampires, mummies and the Holy Ghost

The Holy Ghost is the MIND or SPIRIT OF God.
God BREATHED on Prophets and Jesus to reveal His Will.
Jesus ONLY Articulated that WORD.
If you group the MIND or SPIRIT of God with Vampires and Mummies you BLASPHEME thee Holy Spirit OF GOD


Jesus was sent to save LOST SPIRITS who are aliens, pilgrims or sojouners ON this world.

Jesus doesn't pray for the World, Aborigines, Kosmos, ecumenical or the kingdom of the Devil making war against the tiny, invisible Kingdom of Christ.


Of the Musical Idolatry at Mount Sinai used by Jude, he said that it will happen again because they are FOREORDAINED.

Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images,
        the STAR of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands

The practice in the wilderness, tyre and Jerusalem

Acts 7:42 Then God turned,
        and gave them up to worship the HOST of heaven; 
        as it is written in the book of the prophets,
        O ye house of Israel,  have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices
        by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

Amos 5:27 Therefore will I cause you to go into
        captivity beyond Damascus,
        saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch
        and the star of your god Remphan, 
        figures which ye made to worship them: 
        and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.



Mike Cope: I heard very little about the Holy Spirit or the Trinity growing up Like Alexander Campbell himself, many of us were afraid that a focus on the Spirit would lead to emotional excesses.

Campbell being a student of John Calvin and others knew enough not to blaspheme.

1.The fanatics wrongly appeal to the Holy Spirit

Those who, rejecting Scripture, imagine that they have some peculiar way of penetrating to God, are to be deemed not so much under the influence of error as madness. For certain giddy men have lately appeared, who, while they make a great display of the superiority of the Spirit,

reject all reading of the Scriptures themselves, and deride the simplicity of those who only delight in what they call the dead and deadly letter. But I wish they would tell me what spirit it is whose inspiration raises them to such a sublime height that they dare despise the doctrine of Scripture as mean and childish.

If they answer that it is the Spirit OF Christ, their confidence is exceedingly ridiculous;

since they will, I presume, admit that the apostles and other believers in the primitive Church were not illuminated by any other Spirit. None of these thereby learned to despise the word of God, but every one was imbued with greater reverence for it, as their writings most clearly testify.

And, indeed, it had been so foretold by the mouth of Isaiah. For when he says,

"My 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,"

he does not tie down the ancient Church to external doctrine, as he were a mere teacher of elements; he rather shows that,

under the reign of Christ, the true and full felicity of the new Church will consist in their being ruled not less by the Word than by the Spirit OF God.

Hence we infer that these miscreants are guilty of fearful sacrilege in tearing asunder what the prophet joins in indissoluble union.

Add to this, that Paul, though carried up even to the third heaven, ceased not to profit by the doctrine of the law and the prophets, while, in like manner, he exhorts Timothy, a teacher of singular excellence, to give attention to reading, (1 Tim. 4: 13.)

This is Paul's unique word for worship in Spirit and in Truth: give attention or give heed. This is the same word in Hebrew used by David when he "worshiped" and sang songs upon his bed and meditated in his heart.

And the eulogium which he pronounces on Scripture well deserves to be remembered, viz., that

"it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect," (2 Tim. 3: 16.)

What an infatuation of the devil, therefore, to fancy that Scripture, which conducts the sons of God to the final goal, is of transient and temporary use?

Again, I should like those people to tell me whether they have imbibed any other Spirit than that which Christ promised to his disciples. Though their madness is extreme, it will scarcely carry them the length of making this their boast.

But what kind of Spirit did our Saviour promise to send? One who should not speak of himself, (John 16: 13,)

but suggest and instil the truths which he himself had delivered through the word.
Hence the office of the Spirit promised to us, is not to form new and unheard-of revelations, or to coin a new form of doctrine, by which we may be led away from the received doctrine of the gospel, but to seal on our minds the very doctrine which the gospel recommends.
Jesus promised "another Comforter" and said that it will be I
 With the PROMISE or Evangelistic Office Jesus returned to the upper room and POURED OUT what you SEE and HEAR.  John said the Paraklete would be named JESUS CHRIST THE RIGHTEOUS.

That was because no one in recorded history blasphemed God by saying that THEY are three people ranked 1, 2 and 3 EACH with their own centers of conscience as Leonard Allen says so that Jesus needed a Holy Spirit god to make His Words (Gods) INTELLIGIBLE

The Casual Bible Reader understood that God BREATHED, Jesus Articulated and the Writers Left US a memory so that:

John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
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.

Most people heard a lot: close to no one ever thought of HOLY SPIRIT as another god person REQUIRED to enable the One God the Father. The only "god" identified as a SPIRIT was Apollon or Abaddon the leader of the LOCUSTS or MUSES.

That's called psychological violence: claiming to be superior to some of the greatest scholars.  No one who has read the bible BY PERMISSION OF JESUS could ever think that Holy Spirit (Pure Breath) was a person:  After Jesus certified the PROPHETS so that A Church of Christ is built upon or EDUCATED by the Prophets and Apostles:

John 6:62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
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.


Jesus as the WORD is the
-LOGOS or rational discord of God made audible and capable of being recorded. The ONE God always had His Word and Reason with Him.
-Lego Count, recount, tell over, say, speak, 8. at the beginning of letters or documentsmaintain as a thesis
    Sophron of sound mindhaving control over the sensual desires, temperate, self-controlled, chaste, reasonable comparison. , esp. in the theatre,Singing the words of a male god was considered obscene.

Opposite to epithumia
 A. desire, yearning, longing after a thing, desire of or for it, Theaomai :--gaze at, behold, mostly with a sense of wonder,
        3. view as spectators
Ratio   I. a reckoning, account, calculation, computation.
1. plea, pretext, ground, would have admitted of an explanation,
2. statement of a theory, argument, to be explained
      c. in Logic, proposition, whether as premiss or conclusion
      d. rule, principle, law, as embodying the result of logismos
4. thesis, hypothesis, provisional ground,
5. reason, ground
6. formula (wider than definition, but freq. equivalent thereto), term expressing reason,
7. reason, law exhibited in the world-process,
   c. understood by the Greeks: of regulative and formative forces, derived from the intelligible and operative in the sensible universe
IV. inward debate of the soul 1.thinking, reasoning,  explanation,
Opposite Pathos  A. that which happens to a person or thing, incident, accident, where this incident took place, unfortunate accident,
Opposite 2. what one has experienced, good or bad, experience
Opposite II. of the soul, emotion, passion (“legō de pathē . . holōs hois hepetai hēdonē ē lupēArist.EN1105b21), “sophiē psukhēn pathōn aphaireitai
Opposite Poiein to excite passion, Arist.Rh.1418a12; V. Rhet., emotional style or treatment, to sphodron kai enthousiastikon p. Longin.8.1; “pathos poieinArist. Rh.1418a12; “
Opposite  epagōgēs IV. inward debate of the soul
in Logic, of discursive reasoning, 
OPPOSITE intuition
2. reason as a faculty,
V. continuous statement, narrative (whether fact or fiction), oration lego Truth Opposite myths, poems
4.speech, delivered in court, assembly
VI. verbal expression or utterance, lego, lexis
      -Lexis A.speech, OPPOSITE ôidê
IX  of rhythmical language set to music, en logois in orations
2 en logō kai en ōdaisprose
OPPOSITE -poiêsis, Id.R.390a;
OPPOSITE -poiêtikê, D.H.Comp.6; opp. poiêmata, onomatopoeic word
OPPOSITE  -poi-êsis A.fabrication, creation, production,
OPPOSITE   -Melos   B. esp. musical member, phrase: hence, song, strain, lyric songs,
OPPOSITE   3.melody of an instrument, mimesis Aoide singing, spell, incantations,
OPPOSITE  -Mousa  -Melodia -Cantus B. An incantation, charm, magic song
Logos is the 
OPPOSITE  emmetra, ib.1450b15 (pl Id.Rh.1404a31
X. the Word or Wisdom of God, personified as his agent in creation and world-government

Tertullian an inventor of trias c. ad 206: But, first, I shall discuss His essential nature, and so the nature of His birth will be understood. We have already asserted that

God made the world, and all which it contains,
         by His Word, and Reason, and Power.

 It is abundantly plain that your philosophers, too,
 regard the
Logos-that is, the Word and Reason-
         as the
Creator of the universe.

And we, in like manner, hold that the Word, and Reason, and Power,
by which we have said God made all,
have SPIRIT as their proper and essential    
, in which
Word has in being to give forth UTTERENCES,
.......and REASON abides to dispose and arrange,
.....and POWER is over all to execute.

We have been taught that

(reason) proceeds forth from God,
so that He is the SON of God,
and is called God from unity of substance with God.
For God, too, is a

Even when the RAY is shot from the sun,
..........it is still part of the parent mass; the sun will still be in the
          ray, because it is a ray of the sun-
..........there is no division of substance,
merely an extension.

Thus Christ is Spirit OF Spirit, and God OF God, as light OF light is kindled. [Jesus: My WORDS are SPIRIT and LIFE

The material matrix remains
entire and unimpaired,
though you DERIVE from it
any number of shoots possessed of its qualities;

so, too, that which has come forth out of God
is at once God and the Son of God
, and the two are one. In this way also, as He is Spirit of Spirit and God of God,

He [SPIRIT] is made a second in manner of existence-in position, not in nature; and He did not withdraw from the original source,
           but went forth.
This ray of God, then, as it was always foretold in ancient times, descending into a certain virgin, and made FLESH in her womb,
..........is in His birth God and man united.
Campbell, Thomax, Trinity The relationship of Word to God was the same as the relationship of a word to a thought.

And so this is the most common understanding among the church fathers. The the word is the SON of the speaker as FATHER then there is ot problem trying to sort out how a LITERAL son of god could be equal with the Father or of the same age.

1st. A word is a sign or representative of a thought or an idea
and is the idea in an
audible or visible form.
It is the exact image of that invisible thought 
which is a perfect
secret to all the world until it is expressed.

2d. All men think or form ideas by means of words or images; so that no man can think without words or symbols of some sort.

3d. Hence it follows that the word and the idea which it represents, 
co-etaneous, or of the same age or antiquity.
It is true the word may not be uttered or born 
        for years or ages after the idea exists,
........but still the word is just as old as the idea.

4th. The idea and the word are nevertheless distinct from each other, though the relation between them is the nearest known on earth.
........An idea cannot exist without a word
        nor a word without an idea.

5th. He that is acquainted with the WORD, is acquainted with the
        for the idea is
wholly in the word.

By putting together the above remarks on the term word, 
we have a full view of what John intended to communicate.

As a word is an exact IMAGE of an IDEA,
so is "The WORD" an exact image of the invisible God.

As a WORD cannot exist without an idea, nor an idea without a word,
God never was without "The Word," 
        nor "The Word" without God;

or as a word is of equal age, or co-etaneous with its idea,
        so "
The Word" and God are co-eternal.

And as an idea does not create its word nor a word its idea; so God did not create "The Word," nor the "Word" God.

Mike Cope: However, the New Testament is full of references to the ministry of the Spirit. (The Greek word “pneuma” appears over 350 times!)

There is no Scripture which speaks of THE Holy Spirit Person doing anything.

Acts 16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia,
        and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,
Acts 16:7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia:
        but the Spirit OF JESUS suffered them not.

Acts 16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; T
        here stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him,
        saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
Acts 16:10 And after he had seen the vision,
        immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia,
        assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.
Gal. 3:3 Are ye so foolish?
        having begun IN the Spirit,
        are ye now made perfect by the flesh?

Faithful preachers MINISTER SPIRIT or THE FAITH or THE GOSPEL by PREACHING the Words of Jesus which ARE Spirit and LIFE.

Gal. 3:5 He [Paul] therefore that
        ministereth to you the Spirit,
        and worketh miracles among you,
        doeth he it by the works of the law,
        or by the hearing of faith?

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. 8:11 But if the Spirit OF him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you,
        he that raised up Christ from the dead
        Shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced IN SPIRIT, and said, I
         thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
        that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
        and hast revealed them unto babes:
        even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

The Wise are SOPHISTS: speakers for hire, singers, instrument players or anyone who does not obey the command to TEACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT.

BUT NEVER OF A PERSON. OF is a preposition and it is a MARK that the SCHOLARS cannot ever understand that the Spirit OF Christ is HIS OWN SPIRIT.  Baptism gives one A holy spirit or A good conscience.

,  (pneō) LITERALLY: A. blast, wind, first in Anaximen.

as an element, air, Corp.Herm.1.9, 16; “to p. to peri tēn psukhēnPlot.2.2.2, cf. Porph.Sent.29.

9. And God-the-Mind, being male and female both, as Light and Life subsisting, brought forth another Mind to give things form, who, God as he was of Fire and Spirit, formed Seven Rulers who enclose the cosmos that the sense perceives. Men call their ruling Fate.

10. Straightway from out the downward elements God's Reason (Logos) leaped up to Nature's pure formation, and was at-oned with the Formative Mind; for it was co-essential with it. And Nature's downward elements were thus left reason-less, so as to be pure matter.

11. Then the Formative Mind ([at-oned] with Reason), he who surrounds the spheres and spins them with his whorl, set turning his formations, and let them turn from a beginning boundless unto an endless end. For that the circulation of these [spheres] begins where it doth end, as Mind doth will.

2. METAPHOR., thalerōterō p. with more genial breeze or influence, A.Th.708(lyr.); “lussēs p. margōId.Pr.884(anap.); aidoiō p. khōras with air or spirit of respect on the part of the country, 

II. breathed air, breath, the breath of life, , to give up the ghost
2. breathing, respiration, freq .
3. FLATULENCE,Apollon , D.L.6.94.
4. breath of life,p. zōēsLXXGe.6.17, 7.15, cf. Plu.Per.13,etc.; p. ekhein retain life, Plb.31.10.4; living being,egō Ninos palai pot' egenomēn p.Phoen.1.16; ou p. panta broteia soi (sc. Ploutōni)“ nemetai;IG14.769 (Naples).
5. that which is breathed forth or exhaled, odour,ō theion odmēs p.E.Hipp.1391; p. baru aphieisa, of a tree, Plu.2.647b.
6. Gramm., breathing with which a vowel is pronounced, ib. 1009e (pl.), A.D.Adv.147.18; p. dasu, psilon, Id.Pron. 78.6, Adv.148.9.
III. divine inspiration,agria . . pneumata theuphoriēsAP6.220.4 (Diosc.); “ei ti theion . . enēn p. psukhē
Pl.Ax.370c; “to hieron kai daimonion en mousais p.Plu.2.605a; “katharon dikaion . . p. theou sōtēros”  
Pl.Ax.370c And long would be the story to go through of the poets, who, with their more divine mouths, have told in holy hymns the tales relating to life, how they utter lamentations against living. Of one alone I will however remember me, the most worthy to be spoken of, who says, (II. xxiv. 526,)

The gods for mortals, in a hapless state To live, in sorrow wove the web of fate—
Him heartily the .ffigis-bearing Zeus Loved, and Apollon with the feelings all Of friendship; yet he did not of old age The threshold reach.

Hieros   hierois en dōmasi Kirkēs
Kirke or Church is the HOLY HARLOT in Revelation 17 who uses "lusteed after fruits" as speakers, singers or instrument players.  They are called SORCERERS and WILL BE CAST ALIVE INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE,.

daimonion     inferior divine being,
2. evil spirit,d. phaula” 
phaula easy as lying, kill a king, mean, low rank
Matthew 7A:2222] Many will tell me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?'

Mousa , A.Olumpiades M., Dios aigiokhoio thugateres
II. mousa, as Appellat., music, song, “m. stugeraA.Eu.308 (anap.); “euphamosId.Supp.695 (lyr.); “kanakhan . . theias antiluron mousasS.Tr.643 (lyr.); “Aiakō moisan pherein

kanakhē   CLANGING BRASS A.sharp sound; esp. ring or clang of metal. gnashing of teeth, k. aulōn sound of flutes,

HH 3 185 O Lord, Lycia is yours and lovely Maeonia [180] and Miletus, charming city by the sea, but over wave-girt Delos you greatly reign your own self. Leto's all-glorious son goes to rocky Pytho, playing upon his hollow lyre, clad in divine, perfumed garments; and his lyre, [185] at the touch of the golden key, sings sweet. Thence, swift as thought, he speeds from earth to Olympus, to the house of Zeus, to join the gathering of the other gods: then straightway the undying gods think only of the lyre and song, and all the Muses together, voice sweetly answering voice, [190] hymn the unending gifts the gods enjoy and the sufferings of men, all that they endure at the hands of the deathless gods, and how they live witless and helpless and cannot find healing for death or defence against old age.
     [200] Among them sport Ares and the keen-eyed Slayer of Argus, while Apollo plays his lyre stepping high         and featly and a radiance shines around him, the gleaming of his feet and close-woven vest. And they, [205] even gold-tressed Leto and wise Zeus, rejoice in their great hearts as they watch their dear son playing among the undying gods.


2. The breath of a god, inspiration: “ spiritum Phoebus mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration,

Hor. Od. 4.6
Sweet tuner of the Grecian lyre,
Whose locks are laved in Xanthus' dews,
Blooming Agyieus! help, inspire
My Daunian Muse!

spiritum Phoebus, [APOLLON] mihi Phoebus artem
carminis nomenque dedit poetae.
virginum primae puerique claris
patribus orti,

carmen   a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental
per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervi
socialia carmina,id. H. 12, 139: “barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara:   A magic formula, an incantation:

barba^r-izō ,
A.behave or speak like a barbarian, Hdt.2.57, Philostr. VA1.21, Arr.An.7.6.5; speak broken Greek, speak gibberish, Pl. Tht.175d codd. (sed leg. battarizōn)“; barbarizontōn heterophōnōnPhld.Po.994.6; violate the laws of speech, commit barbarisms, lexei b.Arist.SE165b21, cf. Plb.39.1.7, Str.14.2.28, Luc.Rh.Pr.17, 23, etc.; distd. from soloikizō, Phld.Rh.1.154 S.
2. trans., 'murder', mangle,tēn Rhōmaiōn phōnēnLuc.Merc.Cond.24.
II. side with the barbarians, i.e. the Persians, X.HG5.2.35, Max.Tyr.4.2.


'Tis Phoebus, Phoebus gifts my tongue
With minstrel art and minstrel fires:
Come, noble youths and maidens sprung
From noble sires,

Pausanias Greece Paus. 1.2 But in my time it was devoted to the worship of Dionysus. This Dionysus they call Melpomenus Apollo [Abaddon, Apollyon] Musegetes (Leader of the Muses). 

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat1 Mous-a_getēs, ou, ho

, Il.1.474, celebrate with song and dance, melpontes hekaergon Il.l.c.; Phoibon [Apollo] sing to the lyre or harp, “meta de sphin emelpeto theios aoidos, phormizōn” [Apollo's Lyre]Melpomenos, epith. of Dionysus at Athens,

Blest in your Dian's guardian smile,
Whose shafts the flying silvans stay,
Come, foot the Lesbian measure, while
The lyre I play:
2. spirit of man , “eit' esti touto p. theion eite nousMen.482.3: in NT, opp. psukhē, 1 Ep.Thess.5.23, cf. Ep.Rom.8.2; p., opp. sōmati, 1 Ep.Cor.5.3; also, opp. gramma, Ep.Rom.2.29.
1Th. 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
V. spiritual or immaterial being, angel, Ep.Hebr.1.14, Apoc.1.4; ta akhranta p., ta kaka p., Iamb.Myst.3.31; p. ponēron, pseudes, LXX Jd.9.23, 3 Ki.22.21, cf. Act.Ap.19.12, 15, Apoc.16.14, Porph. ap. Eus.PE4.23, etc.; alalou kai kakou p. ousa plērēs (sc. Puthia) Plu.2.438b.

Rhet., sentence declaimed in one breath, 

Mike Cope: This Spirit is the Paraclete whom Jesus promised when he said it was better for us that he leave following his resurrection. The Spirit is the moving force behind the witnessing of the early church in Acts. And the Holy Spirit is the power behind the transformation that Paul expects of those who have been baptized into Jesus.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you
        another [not Heteros] COMFORTER,
         that HE may abide with you for ever;

G3875. parakletos, par-ak´-lay-tos; an intercessor, consoler: — advocate, comforter.

This is the SPIRIT OF Truth and Jesus said MY WORDS are SPIRIT and LIFE

John 14:17 Even the Spirit OF TRUTH; whom the world cannot receive,
         because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: BUT YOU KNOW HIM
         for he DWELLETH WITH you, and shall be IN YOU.


John 14:18  I will not leave you comfortless: I WILL COME TO YOU
John 14:19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more;
        but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
John 14:20 At that day ye shall know
        that I am IN my Father, and YE in me, and I in you.

The PROMISE of the Holy Spirit was the EVANGELISTIC OFFICE given to Jesus who poured out what you see and hear in the upper room.

CONDITION of having Father and Son

John 14:21 He that hath my commandments,
         and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me:
         and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father,
         and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.


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

Jesus Christ is the another or different in being SPIRIT. He is I WILL COME TO YOU.

3875. PARAKLETOS parakletos, par-ak´-lay-tos; an intercessor, consoler: — advocate, comforter.

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 

Mike Cope: God’s Spirit is, in the images of scripture itself, the wind that blows new life into God’s people, the river that flows from the relationship of the Trinity, and the fire that empowers and emboldens Christ- followers. We are both individually and collectively “the temple of the Holy Spirit.”

Speaking is restricted to the elders to TEACH THAT WHICH HAS BEEN TAUGHT. Ephesians 5 Speaks with being filled with the SPIRIT and in Colossians 3 using the WORD OF CHRIST.

Ephesians 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. 
Ephesians 5:7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
Ephesians 5: 8
FOR ye were sometimes darkness,
        BUT now are ye light in the Lord:
                walk as children of light
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit
        is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) 
Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. 
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness,
BUT rather reprove them. 
Ephesians 5:12 For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 
Ephesians 5:13
BUT all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light:
        for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. 
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest,
        and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. 
Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools,
BUT as wise, 
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 
Ephesians 5:17 Wherefore be YE not unwise,
BUT YE understanding what the will [WORD] of the Lord is. 
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
BUT YE be filled with the Spirit
                    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.
                    Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;
                            teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
         Col 3:16 Teaching
and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
BUT you] singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 

"Since being filled with the Spirit and letting the Word of Christ dwell within both produce the same results, a spirit-filled Christian is one in whom the Word of Christ dwells. A Spirit-filled Christian is a Christ-conscious Christian. A Spirit-filled Christian is consumed with learning everything he or she can about Jesus and obeying everything that Jesus said. That is what it means to 'let the word of Christ richly dwell within you.' To be filled with the Spirit is to be totally and richly involved in all there is to know about Jesus Christ." (MacArthur, John, Charismatic Chaos, p. 259, Zondervan).

"When we think of filling, we usually picture a container into which something is poured or shoveled until it is full. That is not what Paul had in mind here. Paul was not speaking of being filled up; he had in mind the idea of being filled out through, or permeated by the Holy Spirit's influence.

"We often speak of being filled with anger or filled with joy. We mean that they are totally under the control of those things. That is what Paul had in mind, we are to be utterly controlled by the Holy Spirit." (MacArthur, John, Charismatic Chaos, p. 259, Zondervan).

"'Be filled' (plerosthe) is present imperative, not aorist, and means 'continue to be filled.' It challenges Christians to continue to persevere, in a present reality.'" (Is the Holy Spirit for Me, Harvey Floyd, p. 86)

"In all types of Gnosticism the highest goal of the spiritual life is the obtaining of divine substance for oneself. The Christian faith distinguishes itself from this seemingly devout but actually selfish piety by locating the focus of Christian life not in the accumulating of spirituality or spirit for oneself, but more mundanely, in giving oneself to the neighbor. In Gnosticism the goal of spiritual life is the emptying of oneself in order to be filled with divine substance--it is vertical; in the Christian faith the goal is the emptying of oneself for the human neighbor--it is horizontal. This difference of directions in energy determines the difference in types of evidence. Special 'spiritual experience' (gnosis 'puffs up,' but Christian love 'builds up' (1 Cor. 8:1b)." (Bruner, p. 275)

Mike Cope: It’s going to be quite an adventure—thinking and praying through the theme “The Spirit-Filled People of God.” Following a Prayer School led by B4 with Dan Rodriguez challenging us to be open to the fresh leading of God’s Spirit in mission.

Jesus warned against the lord, lord sayers who were musical prophesiers and wasn't lovey-dovey when He said:

This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. Mt.15:8
     Ye hypocrites
[actors, singers, speakers], well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, Mt 15:7

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Matt 15:9 [songs, sermons, etal]

Hupokrinô reply, make answer

2. expound, interpret, explain [outlawed by Peter as private interpretation] II. Att., speak in dialogue, hence play a part on the stage, be an actor, kômôidian, of orators and rhetoricians, represent dramatically, use histrionic arts, exaggerate,

rhêtor-ikos , ê, on, oratorical, hê rhêtorikê (sc. technê). These are the craftsmen lumped with the singers, musicians and "grinder" doing merchandise in the house of prayer. Rev. 18:22

Matt. 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name?
         and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful work

Poieō , Dor. poiweō I4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, p. dithurambon, epea, Hdt.1.23, 4.14; “p. theogoniēn HellēsiId.2.53; p. Phaidran, Saturous, Ar.Th.153, 157; p. kōmōdian, tragōdian, etc., Pl.Smp.223d; “palinōdianIsoc.10.64, Pl.Phdr.243b, etc.; “poiēmataId.Phd.60d: abs., write poetry, write as a poet,
c. describe in verse, epoiēsa muthous tous Aisōpou put them into verse, Id.Phd. 61b; “muthon

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7:23

Matt. 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men,
        him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 

Matt. 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men,
        him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Luke 7:30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves,
        being not baptized of him
John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him;
        but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
        lest they should be put out of the synagogue:

Mike Cope: This beautiful campus will be waiting for you. And the week will be a harbor for your spirit. Trust me, since 1986 it has been just that for me: a place to find safety and shelter, and also a place to refuel for launching back out.

Michael W. Cope

Director of Ministry Outreach

Rick Atchley John 16
Josh Ross Romans 8
Don McLaughlin 1 cor 12-14
Jovan Barrington Galatians 5
Colin Packer John 7
Kindy Delong Luke 4
bryan?Schackman Ezekiel 36-37
Andy Wall 2 Cor 3
Bryan Schackman Ezekiel 36-37
Andy Wall 2 Cor 3
Al Sturgeon Ephesians 3:14-21
Dan Rodriguez A
cts 1-3-8

August 24 2018 100  11.18.18 150

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75th Annual Pepperdine Bible Lectureship -- Harbor: The Spirit Filled People of God (2018)