We have been studying the Holy Ghost in these articles. Mainly, we have been informed by the Word of God that the Holy Ghost is not the “third person of the Trinity Godhead” as the majority of professing Christianity believes and teaches. The Word of God declares plainly “The Holy Ghost is a Spirit!” Whose Spirit is he? Peter informs us in 2 Peter 1:21 and 1 Peter 1:10-ll that the “Holy Ghost” is the “Spirit of Christ, Christ’s own Holy Ghost.”
In these two scriptures, Peter clearly informs us that it was the “Holy Ghost of Jesus, the very Spirit of Christ which was in the Prophets” that was “testifying beforehand of Jesus’ suffering and the glory that should follow.” The “Spirit of Christ which was in Isaiah” testified in Isaiah 9:6: “The Everlasting Father, the Mighty God will be born “The Son of God.” Therefore, because Jesus Christ is “both the Everlasting Father and the Son of God,” his “Holy Ghost is both the everlasting Father and The Son.”
The Word of God only supports only “One Holy Spirit.” The same “Spirit of Christ which was in the Prophets testifying beforehand of the suffering of Jesus,” was also the same “Spirit of Christ that was in Christ himself, testifying even as he suffered” and “in the Apostles, testifying as they preached and suffered.” The prophets and apostles were “filled” with the same Holy Ghost, that was “their measure.” However, the “Same Holy Ghost” dwelt within Jesus “without measure” (John 3:34) because the ‘“Holy Ghost is Jesus Christ’s own Spirit of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:10-11; 2 Peter 1:21.
One must come to realize “God and his “inner-God” (Spirit) made “Man and his “inner-Man” (Spirit) in his own image and after his own likeness. It is easy for One to understand. The “fullness of a Man, both body and spirit” is in that Man’s Image. Paul has testified to us, “All of the fullness of God, Body and Spirit,” was in Jesus, (Colossians 2:8) “who is the Image of the Invisible God” (Colossians 1:15). After he rose from the dead, in Matthew 28:18, Jesus spoke: “All Power is given me in heaven and in earth.”
To keep God’s first and greatest commandment to hear “God is One Lord God.” One must understand that “all of the fullness of God, both bodily and spiritually, dwells in Jesus; and we are complete in him”’ because he, the “Image of God,” is also “the Head” of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:8. Does the church world believe and teach this? Absolutely not. Does professing Christianity believe and teach this? Perhaps a very small percentage does. But, for the most part, the “Trinity, God in three persons,” is ignorantly worshipped and served by the majority of professing Christianity. It is very sad to say, “The blind is leading the blind into the ditch,” every day.
The Spirit of Christ has warned us “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” (Christ) dwells 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. Why? “For it pleased “The Father” that in him should all fullness dwell.” Colossians 1:19. Please realize the Spirit of Christ is doing all of this talking.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the Faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of devils.” 1 Timothy 4:1. “If our Gospel be hid it is hid to them that are lost. In whom the “god of this world” hath blinded the minds of them that believe not, lest the “Light of the Glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the Image of God should shine unto them.”
Pete Rowe is pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Baxter.