"Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ... dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
It is a misunderstanding to think that the Holy Ghost and the holy spirit are the same. The Holy Ghost is God and the holy spirit is a free gift that God gives us, to be born again. One is God, the other is a gift.
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 and even quench 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." 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. Holy Ghost is God, and holy Spirit is part of man. It is very important for us to know the difference. But, Christian pastors and preachers being politically correct, don't want to rock the boat. They seem not to care for the truth of God, but get 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 bodies will dissolve 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 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. We will be clothed with this holy spirit and we will be glorified with the spirit in eternity. The holy Spirit is part of us. But the Holy Ghost is part of God. It is good to know the truth.
Please, you may study the lessons on these links: "Holy Ghost", "Holy Spirit", "Ghost and Spirit Video." Thank you.
God Bless You