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.
, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers – all of them skilled workers and designers.
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.
Romans 820 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
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.
18 My people will live in peaceful dwelling-places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.19 Though hail flattens the forest and the city is levelled completely,20 how blessed you will be,
What is my attitude to