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Religion and the Sabbath or Sunday Worship Part 13B:– Holy Spirit Corrected. 2/11/2022

But people who are not spiritual cannot receive the truth from God’s Spirit. They have eyes but can not see them, have ears but they cannot hear and mind without understanding it.  It may sound foolish but that is the truth. God is a Spirit and His Spirit that dwells in mankind reveals the hidden things.  He knows the darkness and knows who is not in the light because the light dwells with Him. No secrets will be kept forever and no hidden truth will not be revealed. As the Bible says “For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.”

God will not keep secret to those who come to Him for the revelation of what was written. It is the glory of God to conceal things.  He made it known that He is God that gives wisdom to the wise. The Spirit that leads us also leads us to the interpretation of the scriptures that opinions after opinions for centuries flooded the minds of the faithful only to find later that what was taught to them was only half right and the other half is the doctrinal views of their leaders to promote the tenet of their congregation. They cannot uproot what was seeded to them without the help of the Holy Spirit. We should let the Holy Spirit use us and work on our behalf and feel the strength of the word of God.

We walk by faith and not by sight could generate many different opinions instead of calling it one and true interpretation. When two or more interpretations are made by a religious or group of religious leaders and even by unlearned individuals, it only suggests that we have to continue to seek the truth with the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will lead us to walk by faith and not by sight. We must do some work resetting our minds, set by false interpretations, and refocus and submit to God our trust.  “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” Instead of leaning our understanding on the opinion of man, let us focus on what the Holy Spirit will bring. When we begin to trust God we need patience and resilience and put aside our perceptions.

We are victims of deception and lies and added to the injuries we help them make their wicked truth with our physical and financial support not thinking that our spiritual walk is in jeopardy. We become an accessory to false doctrine. We submit to their lies and because of the fake doctrines we received our maturity is of no value. Imagine the profit they can make from the book or books with the half-truth that will lead believers to be deprived of the other half. But those who do not accept the third person in the Trinity—the Holy Spirit, must keep their distance dividing the Word of truth. They do not deserve to be called full-grown Christian for they still need some nourishment of the word.

Jesus’ great promise, “I will ask the Father, and He will give us another Helper” in my (Jesus) place and the Father of love sent the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. In the upper room where Jesus told the apostles and disciples to meet and to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit. Jesus’ promise was fulfilled when the arrival of a strong sound and wind and the Holy Spirit descended on them and they spoke tongues. Speaking in tongues is now well accepted by mainstream Christian to be a different language.  This manifestation was recorded in the book of Acts. Those that were present in the upper room were the witnesses that testified that God is love.

When you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit which other denominations of Christianity do not believe is another truth that we seekers should experience that there is truth in this doctrine. When this happens there will be a witness to testify and so as the speaking in different languages or tongues that need interpreters, and/or a babbling tongue which is talking rapidly and continuously in an incomprehensible way, this tongue is between God and the speaker. No one would be able to interpret this tongue.  Many have suggested that it is usually a bathroom, spa room, or walk-in closet that could be the comfort room. This matter happens without your awareness that you are babbling on your tongue. You may think you are talking to God in normal speech but you are not.

Let the Holy Spirit use you for the glory of God.

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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