1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
There are over 400 scriptural verses and passages that speak about the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Holiness, the Spirit of truth, and the Holy Spirit of promise in the Holy Bible. These are but just some of the scriptural verses and passages that we need to try understand (Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 11:1-5, Matthew 3:16-17, Mark 12:35-37, John 3:1-7, John 4:23-24, John 14:15-17, Acts 1:16-20, Acts 2:38-41, Acts 4:8, Acts 5:3-4, Romans 1:1-6, Galatians 5:22-26, Ephesians 1:13 NASB, Ephesians 4:1-6, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Peter 1:12).
Greek: pneuma: wind, spirit (Greek added)
Strongs’s Number: G4151 (Strong's number added)
Original Word: πνεῦμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (pnyoo'-mah)
Definition: wind, spirit
Usage: wind, breath, spirit.
4151 pneúma – properly, spirit (Spirit), wind, or breath. The most frequent meaning (translation) of 4151 (pneúma) in the NT is "spirit" ("Spirit"). Only the context however determines which sense(s) is meant.
[Any of the above renderings (spirit-Spirit, wind, breath) of 4151 (pneúma) is always theoretically possible (spirit, Spirit, wind, breath). But when the attributive adjective ("holy") is used, it always refers to the Holy Spirit. "Spirit" ("spirit") is by far the most common translation (application) of 4151 (pneúma).
The Hebrew counterpart (rûach) has the same range of meaning as 4151 (pneúma), i.e. it likewise can refer to spirit/Spirit, wind, or breath.]
To walk on the right path to God our Father you first need to receive the faith that comes from the gospel of His beloved precious Son our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 10:14-17) then you must accept the gift of salvation and become a disciple (Christian) of His beloved precious Son our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 10:24, Matthew 10:37-42, Matthew 12:46-50, Acts 2:38-44, Acts 11:25-26, Acts 14:21-23), and we are to learn to deny our self of ungodliness and worldly desires, living sensibly, righteously and godly in this present age (Titus 2:11-15 NASB) placing God our Father, His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit first in our lives above everything else (Matthew 6:33, Matthew 10:37-39, Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:18-20, John 14:21, 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, Ephesians 2:14-22).
There is only but one way to God the Father and that way is through His beloved Son (John 14.6) and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, John 3:1-7, Acts 2:38, Romans 8:26, Titus 3:4-7, Jude 1:20). This path reflects the truth about the faith that we need to have and walk by so that we will be able to be part of the body, the church, Church of Christ, in Christ. We need to follow our Lord Jesus Christ and learn and obey His commandments and the teachings (Matthew 13:37-38, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 1:1-4, John 14.15, Acts 1:1-4, Romans 10:17), his Apostles teachings (Acts 1:1-2, Acts 2:42, Romans 1:1-6, Hebrews 1:1-4), and the Lord’s brothers James and Jude (Matthew 13:55 NASB. 1 Corinthians 9:5, James 1:1, Jude 1:1), and the former teachings and examples of the Old Testament revealed to us by the men of God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit as written in the inspired word of God (John 16:5-15, Romans 15:4-6, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21 NASB). and live a life being faithful and obedient until death (Matthew 16:26, Luke 8:15, Luke 21:19, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:18-25, Hebrews 10:35-39, Hebrews 12:1-17 ASV, James 1:3-4, James 5:10-11, 1 Peter 2:19-25, 1 Peter 3:14-17 KJV, Revelation 2:10-11, Revelation 3:10-11).
We are to learn to deny ourselves, take up our cross daily and follow the examples that our Lord Jesus Christ has given us to follow and learn from (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV, Luke 9:23-26).
We are to learn to do the will of God our Father (Matthew 12:50) and strive forward to becoming a good and faithful servant to our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 25:23).
We have the inspired word of God and the body of faithful baptized believers in Christ found within the Churches of Christ and individual homes around the world that follow the New Testament commandments and teachings that were revealed by the Holy Spirit of God (John 14:15-21, John 15:10, Acts 2:42, 2 Peter 1:20-21) and not doctrines that have been introduced by mankind. (Matthew 7:15-20, Matthew 15:7-9, Ephesians 4:17-19, Galatians 1:6-10, 1 Timothy 1:3-11, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, 2 Peter 2:1-22) to help us with encouragement and fellowship.
As we grow and mature in the word through study and bearing the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), learning to be humble (Matthew 23:12, 1 Peter 3:8, 1 Peter 5:8) and grateful (Colossians 2:6-7 NASB, Hebrews 12:28, 1 Timothy 4:4 NASB) having compassion and forgiveness for others (Matthew 6:14-15 NASB, Matthew 18:21-35 NASB, 2 Corinthians 2:6-11 NASB, Ephesians 4:32, Philippians 2:1-8 NASB, Colossians 3:12-13 NASB), being truthful with ourselves and others (Matthew 7:13-14,7:21, Luke 8:15, John 14:6, Colossians 3:9-10, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 John 1:5-10, 1 John 3:18 3 John 1:3, ), comforting each other (2 Corinthians 1:3-7, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Philippians 2:1-3 NASB), loving your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 19:19, Mark 12:30-31, Romans 13:9, Galatians 5:13-14), doing good (Galatians 6:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:15, 2 Thessalonians 3:13, 3 John 1:11)and praying for all people (1 Timothy 2:1-4 KJV), showing perfect courtesy to all people (2 Timothy 2:24, Titus 3:2) and spreading the gospel (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16).
We need to grow in the grace, the word, the faith, love, and in the Spirit (Romans 4:13-5:5, Romans 8:26-39, Ephesians 3:14-21, Ephesians 6:10-18, Colossians 2:1-15, 2 Timothy 2:1-26, 1 John 2:14-29, 1 John 3:13-24, Jude 1:20-23, Revelation 14:12-13). As we grow in faith, we seek the blessings of understanding, insight and wisdom of His words that come from prayer (James 3:17) this helps us with the knowledge of how to live a peaceful and quiet life in godliness and honesty (Proverbs 17:12-16, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 24:21, Romans 12:9-21, Romans 13:1-7, Philippians 4:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-16, 1 Timothy 2:1-4 KJV, Titus 2:2-14, Titus 3:1-11, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 2:9-17, 2 Peter 1:3-11) so that we can proclaim the Lord's death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:26), waiting to bring us home as we try to help grow the kingdom of Christ and God (Matthew 12:30, Matthew 18:11-14 NASB, Luke 19.10, John 8:12, John 12:26, 2 Corinthians 5:6-9, Ephesians 5:5).
The Holy Spirit is worthy of our praise and worship.
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