Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Daily Devotion: The Deity of the Spirit

Bible Reading: John 4:1-26 

Key Verse: Verse 24 - “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

Key Words: God is a Spirit

There are those who not only question the deity of the Holy Spirit, they flatly deny it!

  • The Jehovah’s Witnesses say, “The Holy Spirit, the so-called third person of the Trinity, is not a person but an active force.”

  • L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology: “There are many spirits of God.”

  • Herbert W. Armstrong and the Worldwide Church of God:  “People have accepted the heretical and false doctrine introduced by pagan false prophets that the Holy Spirit is a third person of the Trinity.”

  • Transcendental Meditation, founded by Mahesh Prasad Warma, later known as Mahesh Yogi says that, “Nature is the Holy Spirit.”

But in spite of all the denials and false beliefs, a thorough study of the Scriptures regarding the Holy Spirit would reveal the Third Person of the Trinity is God.

The deity of the Holy Spirit ought to be clearly recognized in Scripture.  Look at these facts: Christ is born, the Spirit is His forerunner, Christ is baptized, and the Spirit bears witness.  Christ is tempted, and the Spirit leads Him up.  Christ ascends into heaven, and the Spirit takes His place.  The same characteristics that are applied to God are also applied to the Holy Spirit.

This can be clearly seen through the titles attributed to the Spirit.  He is called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, the Mind of Christ, the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Adoption, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Liberty, of Wisdom, of Understanding, of Counsel, of Might, of Knowledge, of Godliness, of Fear.  This only begins to show how unlimited the Holy Spirit is!!

What to do:
✞ Let the Spirit of God control your life and thoughts.
✞ Let Him be your liberty, wisdom, counsel, might, knowledge, and Godliness.

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