-Why did God give
us the Holy Spirit?
So that we might have a both
a means of energy to recharge ourselves, and a relationship with the Father,
the Great Infinite Intelligence of the universe who created all there is,
both seen and unseen. This relationship with the Spirit comes when we leave
the ways of the ego and come
into the higher
consciousness of the Spirit.
This can have a great effect
change of our hearts, as it did in the hearts of those with Emmanuel,
as we look at them before and compare their attitudes after His death and
upon receipt of the Holy Spirit.
This can have a great energy
effect, keeping us charged up, filling up the hollow inside of us, the
hollow created by the drain of just being human, the drain which increases
the more negative things we encounter.
26:34 to end of chapter. Even after Emmanuel's resurrection, some doubted:.Matthew
28:17 "And when they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted.".They
had not yet received the Holy Spirit.
Without the Holy Spirit
with you, 'calling' you, a making you aware of, so that you become interested
in spiritual concerns, even if Emmanuel himself was there talking to you,
you would be like
Peter and Thomas and even after they were there for Emmanuel's crucifixion
For spiritual things to 'stick',
takes the action of the Great Infinite One:.John
21:1-3 "After these things Emmanuel shewed himself again to the disciples
at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself. There were
together Simon Peter and Thomas called Didymus and Nathanael of Cana in
Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two other of his disciples.
Simon Peter said unto them, I'm going fishing.(in
other words; 'to hell with this, I'm outta here to go and live my life
as I darn well deem
fit). They say unto him, We're also
going with you. They went forth and entered into a ship immediately and
that night they caught nothing." John
20:25 "The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the
Lord. But he.(Thomas).said
unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails and put
my finger into the print of the nails and thrust my hand into his side,
I will not believe.".(the
key of belief)
20:30 "And many other signs truly did Emmanuel in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book."
But after the Holy Spirit
came, there was change:.1Corinthians
2:12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit
which is of God.(the
we might know the things that are freely given to us of God."
After the Holy Spirit came
upon Paul, there was drastic change.
So it can be in lives today. All one needs to understand God is His Holy
Spirit in you. From there one will be guided into an increasing understanding,
and in most cases that seems to involve reading the
-Are Christ and the Father
both in us? John 17:21
Being in Him or Him and/or
the Father 'being in us'.(*).means
that we have His
holy nature, the primary.component
of which is love:.1John
4:8 and verse 16 "He that loves not knows not God for God is love."
In Christ is all
the fullness of the Father:.Colossians
1:19; 1Thessalonians 1:1.
They are one in Spirit, attitude, outlook and nature and these frequencies
have been renewed in mind, now able to stay tuned to His 'station').us
individually as hopeful attitudes and we now have an implanted motivation
that typifies a genuine concern for others and our emotional makeup and
expression of it is one of joy. Our spirit.(1Corinthians
theirs is one Spirit.(1Corinthians
6:17), for all
is of God:.1Peter
4:11; 1John 4:9.
We are enveloped 'immersed'.(original
Greek for 'baptized').into
His Holy Nature, now tuned in as it were to receive the same nature, outlook
that comes from Him. Our heart has been retuned to pick up 'station love'.
to the words of the Great Infinite
Oneness enables them to be living spiritual words in our lives:.John
1:1-4; 1Corinthians 2:5.
The Creator never overrides
our hearts. We, living at the low consciousness
level can choose a
higher consciousness to function by. Why is this so important?.Ephesians
A growing relationship
with this Invisible Intelligence we mostly refer to as God,.increasingly
brings forth the power and character
of this high consciousness realm,
increasingly that is, because of your love of others.
One's love toward others
from his or her heart provides strength for daily living, because when
love flows out more of it flows into a person and he or she has more than
1:19 "...the supply of the
Emmanuel the Christ." Ephesians
3:19 "And to know the love of Christ...that you might be filled
with all the fulness of God." Nehemiah
8:10 "...for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
This is growth.(1,
necessary because we couldn't make use of all the energy through the Soul
all at once while still mostly at the level
of the ego:.Ephesians
4:13. Your desire is
the key to having more spirit
energy in your life, because it leads you to how
to go inward to get it.
And here is great power for
1:19 "And what is the exceeding greatness of his power
to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.".Ephesians
is the regulator of this believing leading to this mighty power?
1:16 "And of his
2:5,6; Ephesians 3:19).have
all we received.(original
is 'taken'; some desire more than others).and
grace for grace." Colossians 1:19
"For it pleased the Father that in him.(and
we are His body:.Ephesians
all fulness dwell.".And
to all who are persons of the spiritual quality of love.
1:10 "That you might walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being
fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.(2Peter
1:13 "Who has delivered us from the
power of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear
Son." Ephesians 3:19 "And to know
the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you might be filled with
all the fulness of God.".(note
that it's love that enables you to be filled)
So ask for more of
the Holy Nature of love:.Ephesians
5:18 "...be filled with the Spirit.".That
is where the power is. Your spirit is connected with the Soul of all. It
hears. Here is one reason to ask for
that which will benefit you..
The Creator will bring circumstances
and things to our minds so that more of the Spirit can
be able to flow into us:.2Kings
2:9 "And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha: Ask what I shall
do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray
thee, let a double portion of
thy spirit be upon me." Philippians
1:19 ".....the supply of the Spirit of Emmanuel the Christ."
If He gave Elisha a double
portion, why not you too? Elisha
asked for double and got it! You could ask for triple.or
more. Ask for it!:.Romans
15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
-What does it mean to be."filled
with the Spirit".(Ephesians
Once filled, you are filled.
You have got it all. Most people having accepted the nature of the Infinite
One into their hearts.('accepting
Emmanuel' as it is commonly said).fall
short in awareness of all
the potential they have in Him, especially so, once they become involved
in ego level religion; no, not churches and the fellowship with others,
but rather the crappy religion
that often goes along with it.
3:34; Philippians 1:19.
To be filled with the Spirit
is to be full and fufilled by the indwelling of that which many of us fail
effectively, that being Creator's love.(1John
grace and sufficiency for us without reservation:.2Corinthians
3:5; 9:8; 2Peter
Once you are filled with
this new life, you know there is no need for searching for life elsewhere,
as so many youth do in their quest
for fulfillment 'out there' somewhere.(friends
and adventurous activities).
Some spiritual people believe
they have needs that the Creator is not presently meeting. Impossible!
He meets all needs on a moment by moment basis; what's impossible with
the Creator?. They are just looking in life where they are not yet and
seeing negatives in it. The one caveat
is that the Creator may presently be using
circumstances in one's life in such a way as to bring a person to where
his purpose on Earth will be; which is where his passion will be ignited
for good for mankind.
Paul is cautioning them here
in Ephesians 5:18 regarding this question on being filled with the spirit,
to drink too much to the point of drunkenness, but rather to find fulfillment
in spiritual things, such as
study and acts
of compassion toward others, etc., actions that bring more
of the Holy Spirit forth into one's life.