The Spirit of Christ

By Pete Rowe - Contributing Writer

We have been studying the “Holy Ghost.” And the “Word of God” has been answering all of our questions concerning the “Holy Ghost.” We have been informed by God’s Word that the Holy Ghost is not a “third person in the Trinity” as the Church World believes and teaches, the Holy Ghost is a spirit.

However, God’s Word has informed us that the “Holy Ghost does have a person in whom he dwells without measure.” Peter has told us in 2 Peter 1:21 and 1 Peter 1:11, that the “Holy Ghost” is the “Spirit of Christ!” In other words, he is the “Holy Ghost of Jesus;” and in the Word of God, he is also commonly known and called the “Spirit of Truth.”

One needs to realize that there are not “three distinct and separate God persons” in the “True Godhead.” In the “True Godhead,” there is just “one person and his spirit.” In the gospel of Jesus Christ, the image of the invisible God is revealed. And through Moses, the “Spirit of Christ which was in Moses,” commanded man “to hear” that “The Lord our God is One Lord!” What does this mean?

The “Word of God” informs us that in the beginning Jesus Christ was the “Everlasting Father, the Mighty God, the Sole Creator” of heaven and earth. (Isaiah 9:6) Before Jesus Christ the Almighty God of Abraham was born the “Son of God,” he was “totally invisible, both Body and Spirit,” to man’s eyes. God, whose secret name was Jesus Christ, was so glorious, “dwelling in a light that no man was able to approach unto,” 1 Timothy 3:16. The Almighty God of Abraham was known and called in God’s Word, because of his brightness:, “A consuming fire.”

In Romans 1:20, Paul informed the church at Rome and us concerning Jesus Christ: “For the ‘invisible things of him’ from the creation of the world are now clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made ‘even his Eternal Power and Godhead’ so they are without excuse.” Paul also told the church of the Colossians: “All of the fullness of the Godhead bodily dwells in Jesus; and he is the head of all Principality and Power,” Colossians 2:8. Why? “For it pleased the Father that in him all the fullness should dwell,” Colossians 1:19.

Only “the personal of God” was made flesh. The Holy Ghost of Jesus remained invisible, as is the case of all spirits. Jesus Christ was described in Hebrews 1:3 as the “brightness of God’s glory” and the “express image of God’s person.” In other words, Paul informs us that Jesus Christ is the “Image of the invisible God” and John tells us he is the “light of the world.” As John said, “The Word” that was “with God in the beginning,” was made flesh to dwell among men.” He was “The Light” of the world, but “The Light shined in darkness and the darkness comprehended him not.”

Please comprehend Jesus Christ was “The Word that was with God,” which was “God’s image or person.” Only God’s person was made flesh; the “Holy Ghost of Jesus, the Spirit of Christ,” remained invisible. Jesus Christ became visible, “only in the flesh.” Jesus Christ was not an earthly man (John 1:13); therefore, if he had remained in the tomb a thousand years he would not have corrupted and gone back to dust. Please keep in mind that Jesus, after he rose from the dead, appeared to his disciples who were terribly afraid, believing they were seeing a spirit holding out his hands he told them, “Touch me and see. For a spirit hath not “flesh and bones” as ye see me have.

Pete Rowe is pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Baxter.

By Pete Rowe

Contributing Writer

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