Points are shared, today, on how the ministry of Jesus is continued upon the earth by operations of a spirit from GOD that would permanently abide among and indwell the Savior’s followers after his resurrection from the dead, and his return to heaven.  All believers in divinity are challenged to acknowledge and discern the active, yet, invisible presence of Deity.  As the divine High Priest within the Temple of heaven, Christ continues the work of atonement for sin, the cleansing of the Sanctuary, and the many preparations for final judgment.  In addition, there are multiple tasks that must be finished including building a holy city (the New Jerusalem), and determining the allotments and distributions for those who will live there when the city descends to the earth.  While the Holy Spirit operates among mankind establishing such features as permanent change, existence, repentance, sacred knowledge and sanctification, workings of the Spirit may be continuous, gradual, progressive, and unseen.  The Islamic prophet from Mecca who unified Arabia as a single religious group (full name, Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim), does not appear to continue the many works begun and maintained throughout the record we receive as the Holy Bible (as does Jesus).  It is difficult for Christian believers to recognize Muhammad, who appeared more than 550 years later, as a successor to Jesus Christ, for many things attributed to Muhammad as a prophet that are now being shared as hadith (instructions, interpretations, practices and tradition introduced by various caliphs, leaders and rulers who appeared later) do not clearly agree with the Bible, or even with the Qur’an.  The fighter at “Yahoo! 7 Answers” (Australia) using the ID “visano” (Level 1 with 70 points, a member since December 28, 2014) posted the following:

 

When Jesus Christ announced about the coming of the spirit of truth,was it referring to ”holy spirit” or ‘prophet Mohammad”?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  Of sin, because they believe not on me;  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.  I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:  for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:  and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me:  for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  All things that the Father hath are mine:  therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.  A little while, and ye shall not see me:  and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.  (John 16:  12-16, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  On Saying the Truth? (12/18/2014); What is Truth? (12/19/2014); That All Were Prophets! (08/09/2014); Aspects of Divinity? (06/15/2014); Son of Adam and of GOD? (06/16/2014); Focus of Believers? (06/17/2014); All Lying Forbidden? (03/04/2014); Wrong Not to Forgive? (03/05/2014); Bible Authors and Truth? (06/19/2013); On Testing GOD (06/20/2013)

 

“visano”, here are a few points shared among those having the new spiritual relationship with divinity that is granted to the followers of Jesus:

(1.)  The sacred essence that operated through the Prophet John the Baptist was the same spirit that had appeared earlier in the lives of Abraham, Joseph, Samson, Samuel (called the last of the Judges, the first of the Prophets), the Prophet Moses, Daniel, and King David.  This spirit that Jesus would call the Comforter also has been called the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, and the Spirit of Truth.

(2.)  Proclamations, promises, and utterances from GOD have been made from the time of Adam to encourage faith that divinity would provide a divine ruler (many say, the Messiah) from the offspring of mankind, who also would provide atonement, deliverance, righteous judgment, and salvation from death, sin, and the Devil.  As the One Sent, the Anointed One (we say, Christ, High Priest, King), the Messiah would acknowledge eternal covenants, complete specific sacred works, fulfill divine promises, and establish an eternal kingdom.  The unchanging message further reveals and makes visible the eternal nature, immutability, and exalted purpose of Deity.

(3.)  Mankind was alerted that the agent of divinity would not be recognized on the basis of carnal, material and social features such as good looks, status, and wealth.  The Messiah would be identified through his priestly and regal service characterized by operations of the Holy Spirit that would include cleansing, demonstrations of divine content, exorcism, healing, judgment, liberation, raising the dead, sight to the blind, and other sacred events (we say, miracles).

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  The Holy Spirit is imparted to indwell all those within the kingdom of GOD as that permanent aspect of human existence lost by Adam and Eve that must be restored for complete balance, and for the divine order whereby the universe will continue to exist.  The Holy Spirit serves as the chief agent, representative, and spokesperson of Jesus Christ; and does not operate with an independent or personal agenda.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the measure of your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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