Why is it so important that the Holy Ghost dwells within one as he lives in this world, traveling each and every day toward eternity? Our Creator has his own reasons for giving us a “lift of his Holy Ghost” which is a “gift of his eternal life.”
Like many other godly things they should know, the church world is not being taught that the “Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Christ,” and the church world is not being taught that the “Holy Ghost is the Father of Jesus.” Therefore, the gentiles, as a whole, just like the Jews, as a whole, cannot accept Jesus Christ as “both Lord and Christ.”
David prophesied concerning Jesus in Psalm 100: “Know ye that the Lord he is God: It is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; we are the “Sheep of his Pasture.” Jesus confessed: “I am the Good Shepherd and the Good Shepherd lays down his life for the Sheep.”
John preached in John 1:1-14 that Jesus Christ, “The Word made flesh to dwell among Men,” was the “sole Creator.” John informs us that Jesus made all things that were made and nothing was made that was not made by him: He was in the world and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto “his own” and his own received him not.
Gentiles, as well as Jews, “for the most part,” do not believe that Jesus Christ is both “God and the Son of God;” they are not being taught that the “Holy Ghost of Jesus, the Spirit of Christ” was within the prophets, foretelling beforehand the suffering of Christ and the glory that would follow when he rose from the dead.
Instead of believing what Isaiah taught, “that the Everlasting Father, the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace was born “A Son” who would “taste death” for every Man; the whole Church World is caught up in the belief that God and Christ are two separate and different Persons; and in error they believe that the Holy Ghost is a “third person” in a Triune Godhead.
This is why one needs the “Holy Ghost of Jesus, the Spirit of Truth.” Can any Man know the things of God except the Holy Ghost of Jesus Christ dwells within him to lead him into all Truth? The Word of God can answer that question.
But we speak the “Wisdom of God in a Mystery,” even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: “For had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory!” But God hath revealed them unto us “by his Spirit.” For the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, “the deep things of God.”
Please listen carefully: “For what Man knoweth the things of a Man, save the Spirit of Man which is in him? ‘“Even so, the things of God knoweth no Man, but the Spirit of God.”
Paul warned against the Philosophy and Vain Deceit of Man: “Beware, lest any Man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit; after the traditions of Men, the rudiments of the world and ‘“not after Christ.” For “in him” dwelleth “all of the fullness of the Godhead bodily,” and “ye are complete in him” which is the “head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:8.
Pete Rowe is pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Baxter.