"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
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The Holy Ghost is not the Holy Spirit. But churches say that both are same. The Holy Ghost is one of the three persons in God, and the Holy Spirit is a gift that God gives if we repent. If God seals the Spirit in us, we are born of the Spirit. One is God, the other is a gift. And, the holy spirit is the light that God has created on the first day. So, holy spirit is a creation.
Christians teach that the 'Holy Ghost' and the 'Holy Spirit' are the same, but they are not. The Bible very clearly says that the 'Holy Ghost' is God. He is one of the three persons (souls) in God, who is the only one Omnipotent Spirit. But the 'Holy Spirit' is the spirit that God gives to his people as a gift to guide them in holy life. "2 Corinthians 1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory." Sealed with the holy spirit is that we have received the holy Spirit, and it is fixed in our hearts or souls. "Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." Even though this holy spirit is given for our redemption, we can still grieve the holy spirit. "Matthew 12:31 Wherefore I (Jesus Christ) say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come." Even sins against the Lord Jesus Christ may be forgiven, but if we blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, it will be a sin, and we will not be forgiven for that sin. "1 Thessalonians 5:19 Quench not the Spirit." We may even quench the holy Spirit, but if we blaspheme the Holy Ghost, we will be damned for eternity. The Holy Ghost is God, and holy Spirit is part of man and it is a creation. It is very important for us to know the difference. But, pastors and preachers being politically correct, don't want to rock the boat. They seem not to care for the truth of God, but go along with their church teaching.
"2 Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." The real 'we', are our souls. Our body is given to us as a tabernacle for us to live in this world. After our death, our flesh bodies will be dissolved and will return to dust. "Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." But, Christians say that our bodies will be raised and it will be glorious body. It is total ignorance. "2 Corinthians 5:2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked ... 5 Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit." The glorious body will be the spirit body, if we are born of the Spirit. If not, we will be found naked on the day of resurrection. If we are born of the Spirit, we will be clothed with the Spirit on that day, and we will be glorified. "John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit." So, we are souls. At our conception, we receive our flesh body and we are born with soul and body. God says that we must be born again, which is born of the Spirit. This spirit is the holy Spirit, which will live in us and guide us to holiness. This holy spirit is our spirit body. We will be clothed with this spirit body that will be glorified in resurrection through eternity. The holy Spirit is part of us. But, the Holy Ghost is part of God. It is the truth.
God created the Light on the first day. "Genesis 1:3 God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." God created Lights on two days, first on day one and the second on the fourth day. The fourth day light is the illumination. They are the sun, moon, and stars which gives light to the earth. Then, what is the Light that God created on the first day? It is not the physical light of illumination. Let us see what it is. Jesus Christ says in John 8:12, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." Jesus Christ has this light, and he also gives this light to those who follow him. This light is of the spirit nature, but not the physical illumination. "John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world." Here also Jesus Christ is the light and he gives the light to any person in the world, who will repent of sins and obey God. "John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men." Again, the light is the life of men, so this light is life, it is not the natural life that is in the blood, but it is the life of the soul. As the truth, it is symbolical, light is the spirit from God and darkness is spirits of the devil or demonic spirits. God created this light or the spirit, on the first day. And he also divided it from the darkness. The light is the holy spirit, which God gives to obedient people, which manifests to men as light. If you would like to know the full details of the holy spirit as the first day creation, please click on this link: "Light of Life."
Please, you may study the lessons on these links: "Holy Ghost", "Holy Spirit", "Ghost and Spirit Video." Thank you.
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