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                                                  THE MISSION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

                                                                 Peter Porter                                                                                           
I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (John 14:16-17).

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, Whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26). But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” (John 15:26).“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment because the prince of this world is judged” (John 16:7–11). “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you” (John 16:13–15).


And What you have just read was what Apostle John recorded the Lord saying concerning the Holy Spirit’s ministry when He arrived in the earth. Jesus is the Holy Spirit. What did the Lord say the Holy Spirit would do? Some men teach that the Holy Spirit is a separate person in the trinity I have read that Christ Jesus is the life (John 14:6; 11:25). I have read that the believer who has the Son living in him has eternal life (1 John 5:12–13). A lot of true fellowship is lost because believers have received from men erroneous teachings concerning the grace of God. Some good, religious people misuse the Holy Spirit. They rely on a separate Holy Spirit (apart from Jesus) to do everything except the one thing the Lord said the Holy Spirit would do. Many even teach that He  a third person apart from Christ and God the Father, but He is not. Christ, the Son of God, is life.As the Scripture reads, the Holy Spirit is given only to those who have received Christ Jesus as their personal Lord.

The Holy Spirit is given to abide in us forever (John 14:16). To abide means to take up residence within us. Where does the Holy Spirit abide in the born-again believer? The Holy Spirit abides in our sprit. To better understand that statement, go with me into God’s Word, Acts of the Apostles, chapters 1 and 2. Notice what you can read there. All the believers that followed the Lord were assembled in the upper room where the Last Supper with the disciples took place (Acts 1:1–15).Notice that there were 120 souls there when Peter began to talk about replacing Judas Iscariot. In chapter 2, we read that the cloven tongues of fire sat upon each of them. This may be speculation on my part, but bear with me. As they were seated, the Holy Spirit sat on each of them (Acts 2:3). I can see a large fire that was like the fire of the burning bush Moses saw. A fire that was large enough to cover completely the person that was seated. It was during that precise time that the Holy Spirit the incorruptible seed of God was birthed in their spirit (1 Peter 1:23). This was the new birth that Jesus told Nicodemus about. Look closely at Acts 2:4. Notice that both the Holy Ghost and the Spirit are mentioned.

If we think or have it in our mind that we get a spirit from someone else, then we in fact cut our self of from life. God the Almighty is life, He gave life to Jesus Christ and to us through His Spirit. John 5:24  Truly, truly, I say to you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death to life. John 5:26  For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Same Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. (Holy Spirit)
1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1 Corinthians 12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
1 Corinthians 12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
1 Corinthians 12:11 But all these works that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss, neither shadow of turning.
All gifts comes from the Father through Jesus Christ who is a partaker of His divine Nature. In verse
11 we read that all these works is from one and same spirit. (not from 2 x spirits)

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