THE HOLY SPIRIT AND CREATION. Muddled theology. In our prayers. We sometimes begin with the Father, move on to the Son and end up with the Holy Spirit while appearing to be addressing the same person. . Muddled theology. In our fears
We sometimes begin with the Father, move on to the Son and end up with the Holy Spirit while appearing to be addressing the same person.
Some of us who had Catholic backgrounds are sometimes confused by the idea of the Holy GHOST and we begin to think of Him as some sort of ghost.
Perhaps the most common confusion is to think that because He is Spirit, He has nothing to do with anything material.
These include the things created by God as well as things made by man
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our human spirit is not independent. It is capable of being controlled by either the Holy Spirit or by the Evil Spirit. Our mind is capable of choosing which spirit to submit to. Whichever one it does submit to will determine how our physical bodies will act and feel. Thus in our own selves we begin to perceive the relationship between spirit and matter.
The Holy Spirit is responsible for…
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.29 When you hide your face, they are terrified;when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.30 When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the ground.
Since the Holy Spirit created, sustains, renews and enables man to innovate with creation, one would have expected creation to be perfectly wholesome. But obviously that is not the case. Rather creation is tumultuous.
Scripture says that even this state of affairs is brought about by the Holy Spirit.
till the Spirit is poured on us from on high, and the desert becomes a fertile field, and the fertile field seems like a forest.16 The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness live in the fertile field.17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence for ever.
What is my attitude to