Originally posted by galveston75
It's not to trip him up but to expose his reasoning on this matter. He has constantly refused and ignored very simple questions I have asked him over the months about who or to be exact what the holy spirit is.
The simplist of questions he has ignored and that only points to his lack of knowledge as to what his force is that God has and uses. He jus ...[text shortened]... ished. So now why is God which you say Jesus and the Holy Spirit are, back here on earth again?
Jesus came to the earth for a purpose and that purpose was finished. So now why is God which you say Jesus and the Holy Spirit are, back here on earth again?
RJHinds can answer for himself.
Now you are asking me. The Holy Spirit has much work to do on the earth for the building up of the New Jerusalem. All of this work of God in man is done through the Holy Spirit.
If you are suprised that the Holy Spirit is working in His people through the last 20 some centries that reveals some woeful lack of understanding on your part.
In fact the whole matter of the Seven Spirits of God in the book of Revelation is an indication that the Holy Spirit is working throughout the church age.
He is working to convict men to believe in Christ for starters:
"And when He comes, He will convict the world concerning sin and concerning righteousness and concerning judgment ..." (John 16:8)
That is the work of the Holy Spirit - to convict. And He continues to convict on deeper and deeper levels those who have come to Christ. This is all the operation of the Spirit of Christ - the Holy Spirit.
The mention of the seven Spirits of God in Revelation hails back to the realization of the Spirit of God OPERATING in the rebuilding of the damaged temple of God -
"This is the word of Jehovah to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says Jehovah of hosts." (Zechariah 4:6,7)
This explanation refered back to the vision of the golden oil pouring out of the seven pipes and the two sons of oil:
"And he said to me, What do you see? And I said, I see that there is a lampstand all of gold, with its bowl on top of it and its seven lamps upon it, with seven pipes for each of the lamps on top of it; And there are two olive trees beside it, one to the right of the bowl and one to the left." (v.3)
God's building will be built not by human power, not by human strength, but by the Holy Spirit of God. That Spirit of God is pictured as golden oil pouring out of seven pipes.
This means the dispensing of God's Spirit into man for the building up of the human / divine dwelling place of God.