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“As these observances (the Sanctuary) had been instituted by God Himself and were considered sacred, only God could abolish them. If Jesus, therefore, abrogated (i.e. changed) the ceremonial law, it was necessary that He be shown to be God.” from “Hebrews”-M.L.Andreasen “Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me for he wrote of me.” John 5:46 “…And when all things shall be subject unto Him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto Him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” 1 Corinthians 15:28 Christ as Creator, Redeemer, and Lawgiver “Without Him was not anything made that was made…” John 1:3 “…by Him were all things created, that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible, and invisible… all things were created by Him, and for Him.” Colossians 1:16 “…the brightness of his (the Father’s) glory.” Hebrews 1:3 “In the beginning was the Word.” (i.e. “dabar” the oracle) The Word was Christ. John 1:1,14 “…dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto.” 1 Timothy 6:16 “…heir of all things… the express image of his person, upholding all things by the word of his power.” Hebrews 1:2,3 “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee…I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son…Let all the angels of God worship him…Thy throne, O God (Jesus) is forever and ever, a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom…Thou Lord, in the beginning has laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands; they shall perish, but thou remainest… but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail… Sit at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.” Hebrews 1:5-14 “But we see Jesus…crowned with glory and honor…for it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things…Behold I and the children which God hath given me.” Hebrews 2:913 “…the image of the invisible God…for by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth…and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the Head of the body…who is the beginning…For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell.” Colossians 1:16-18 “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth…in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…” Mathew 28:18,19
“Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hand and that he was come from God, and went to God…” John 13:3 “But now I go my way to Him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, whither goest thou?” John 16:15 “For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God, for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto Him. The Father loveth the Son and hath given all things into His hand. He that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:34-36 “Then cometh the end, when He (Christ) shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He (Christ) shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.” 1 Corinthians 15:24 To John the Baptist: “Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” Isaiah 40:3 Thy Seed- Shiloh- a Rod- a Branch- a King Genesis 22:18; 49:10; Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5 “…thy seed, which is Christ” Galatians 3:16 Immanuel- Messiah, the Prince- Ruler in Israel- the Lord’s Christ- the Redeemer- thy King “Kiss the Son…” Psalms 2:12 “Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever” Isaiah 45:6 “his name shall endure forever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun…” Psalms 72:17 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of peace.” Isaiah 9:6 “…this is his name whereby he shall be called, the Lord our Righteousness (Jehovah Tsidkenu).” Jeremiah 23:6 “…the Branch of righteousness…the Lord our righteousness” (Jehovah Tsidkenu) Jeremiah 33:16 “…my King” Psalms 2:6 “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand…” Psalms 110:1 “Behold the man whose name is the Branch…and he shall build the temple of the Lord, even he shall build the temple of the Lord and he shall bear the glory and shall sit and rule upon his throne
and he shall be a priest upon his throne and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.” Zechariah 6:12-13 “I must be about my Father’s business” Luke 2:49 “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” Mathew 3:17, Mark 1:11 “…and the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.” John 5:37 “…for I know whence I came and whither I go.” John 8:14 “…the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me…If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not…the Father is in me, and I in him.” John 10:25,37-38 “Messias cometh, which is called Christ, when he so come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am. (he) John 4:25-26 “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come upon you.” Mathew 12:28 “they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, God with us.” Mathew 1:23 “the Word was God” John 1:1 “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.” John 20:28 “…feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 “…concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.” Romans 9:5 “…ye sin against Christ” 1 Corinthians 8:12 “God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit…” 1 Timothy 3:16 “…God our Savior” Titus 1:3 “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever” Hebrews 1:8 “…that eternal life, which was with the Father, and manifested unto us.” 1 John 1:1-2
Equal With The Father
“The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand” John 3:35 “That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoreth not the Son honoreth not the Father…” John 5:23 “I and my Father are one.” John 10:30 “He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.” John 12:44-45 “If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also; and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” John 14:7 “…he that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” John 14:9 “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me…” John 14:11 “He that hateth me hateth my Father also.” John 15:23 “If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin, but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.” John 15:24 “All mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them” John 17:10 “…that they may be one, as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me; that they may be made perfect in one.” John 17:21-23 “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God…” Philippians 2:6 “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creation; for it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; for in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 1:15,19;2:9 “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father, but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” 1 John 2:23 He Is Called LORD “…the son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Mathew 12:8 “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand…If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?” Mathew 22:41-44 “Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye say well, for so I AM.” John 13:13
“The word which God sent unto the children of Israel preaching peace by Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)” Acts 10:36 “For to this end Christ both died and rose, and revived that he might be Lord of both the dead and living.” Romans 14:9 “…the Lord of glory” 1 Corinthians 2:8 “…Lord Jesus Christ” Galatians 1:3;6:18 “…that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:11 “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is Lord of Lords, and King of Kings…” Revelation 17:14 “Faithful and True” Revelation 19:11 “The Word of God” Revelation 19:13 “he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God…King of Kings and Lord of Lords” Revelation 19:15,16 Performs The Works of God -in creating -in preserving all things -in forgiving sins -in bestowing spiritual blessings -in raising the dead -in judging the world Christ Possesses the Attributes of God -is eternal -is omnipresent -is omniscient -is unchangeable -is sinless
-is an object of worship -is superior to men and angels Christ is Compared With the Father -in dignity -in power -in knowledge -in goodness The Word Who Became Flesh was God “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory; the glory as of the only begotten of the Father; full of grace and truth.” John 1:1,14 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Mathew 1:23 “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself…” 2 Corinthians 5:19 “…and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.” Romans 9:5 “For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9 “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.” 1John 5:20 “And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.” John 20:28 The “I AM” of the Old Testament was Manifested in the Person of Jesus “And God said unto Moses, I AM that I AM; and thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, before Abraham was, I AM.” John 8:58 “Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of Hosts; I AM the first and I AM the last; and beside me there is no God.” Isaiah 44:6 “Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I AM God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:22
“And even to your old age I AM he, and even to hoar hairs will I carry you; I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you…Remember the former thing of old, for I AM God, and there is none else. I AM God, there is none like me.” Isaiah 46:4,9 “I that speak unto thee AM he.” John 4:26 “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins; for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in your sins.” John 8:24 “When ye have lifted up the Son of Man, then shall ye know that I AM he, and that I do nothing of myself, but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.” John 8:28 “It is I; be not afraid.” (I AM) John 6:20 “I AM that bread of life” John 6:48 “I AM the light of the world” John 8:12 “I AM the good shepherd” John 10:11 “I AM the resurrection, and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live…” John 11:25 “I AM the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 “I AM the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman” John 15:1 “…Fear not, I AM the first and the last, I AM he that liveth, and was dead, and behold, I AM alive for evermore, Amen, and have the keys of hell and of death.” Revelation 1:17,18 “I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last…I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I AM the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Revelation 22:13,16 The Claims and Admissions of Jesus Himself Establish His Deity “Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live.” John 5:25 “Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?” John 9:35 “When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” John 11:4
“Verily, I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Mathew 19:28 “In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:23 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up…the temple of his body.” John 2:19-21 “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sin; for if ye believe not that I AM he, ye shall die in yours sins.” John 8:24 “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again, no man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” John 10:17,18 “And if any man hear my words, and believe not I judge him not; for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.” John 12:47 “For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth Him all things that Himself doeth; and He will shew Him greater works than these, that ye may marvel, for as the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son. That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father…For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son to have life in Himself.” John 5:20-23,26 “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all thing whatsoever I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world.” Mathew 28:18-20 The Deity of Christ is Assumed Throughout the New Testament “Come unto Me.” Mathew 11:28 “Learn of Me” Mathew 11:29 “Believe also in Me” John 14:1 “Follow Me” Mark 10:21 “Abide in Me” John 15:4
“The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;” Mathew 13:41 (note: “His angels””His Kingdom”) Mathew 16:27 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 (note: “the judgment seat of Christ”) “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” (note “his angels” and “his elect”) Mathew 24:31 “And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” Luke 24:46,47 “When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” Mark 2:5 “Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;” Galatians 1:1 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 The Religious Leaders of Christ’s Time Were Convinced that He Claimed to be God “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.” John 5:17-18 “Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.” John 10:32,33 “The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.” John 19:7 “Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.” Luke 22:70,71 “Likewise also the chief priests mocking [him], with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son of God.” Mathew 27:41-43 Moses Knew Christ and Wrote of Him “By faith Moses, … Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith … “ Hebrews 11:23-28 “For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?” John 5:46-47 The Prophets Testified of Christ “To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.” Acts 10:43 “But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.” Acts 3:18 “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” 1 Peter 1:10-11 A New Being was Not Brought Into Existence at the Birth of Christ, But a Change Was Made in the Order of His Being “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5-11
“For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 Christ Himself Recognized that He had been with the Father Before He Appeared in This World “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. … Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” John 17:5,24 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me…. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:38,51 “And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.” John 3:13 “I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.” John 16:28-30 “Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.” John 8:42 “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.” John 17:8 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, [yet] my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.” John 8:14 “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” John 18:37 “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” John 9:39 “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” John 12:46
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN CHRIST
“And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;” Isaiah 11:2 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:14-17 “In Christ the cry of humanity reached the Father of infinite pity. As a man He supplicated the throne of God till His humanity was charged with a heavenly current that should connect humanity with divinity. Through continual communion He received life from God that He might impart life to the world.” from “Desire of Ages” p.363 E.G.White “His experience is to be ours” ibid “As a man the Spirit rested on Him and continued with Him. In fact, it was to the divine Spirit that the Father committed the glorious task of forming our Lord’s humanity.” from “The Holy Spirit” by W.H.Branson To Mary: “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God…she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” Luke 1:34-35,Mathew 1:18 “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him].” John 3:34 “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Mathew 3:16-17 “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38 Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Mathew 28:19 “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” John 15:26 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” John 16:7,8 (note personal pronouns, He, Him) “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” v.13 “He shall testify of Me” “He will reprove the world of sin” “He will guide you into all truth” “What He shall hear, that shall He speak.” “He will show you things to come.” These are Personal Acts, Not the Work of a Non-Intelligent Influence Knowledge “But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:10,11 Power “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” Romans 15:19 Life-Giving “It is the spirit that quickeneth;…” John 6:63 Directs the Servants “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” Acts 13:2 “So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.” Acts 13:4 “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 He Warns “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” 1 Timothy 4:1
He has the Power of Revelation “And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.” Luke 2:26 He Exercises His Own Will “But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” 1 Corinthians 12:11 “For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;” Acts 15:28 He Can be Vexed “But they rebelled, and VEXED his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, [and] he fought against them.” Isaiah 63:10 He Can be Grieved and Seals the Redeemed “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 “But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.” Acts 5:3,4 CONTRAST “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and [that] the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.” 1 Corinthians 3:16,17 with “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” 1 Corinthians 6:19
CONTRAST “But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.” Luke 11:20
with “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” Mathew 12:28
CONTRAST “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 1:17 with “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” Hebrews 1:14 The Spirit is Omnipresent-Present Everywhere “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there]. [If] I take the wings of the morning, [and] dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light [are] both alike [to thee].” Psalms 139:7-12 Omnipotent-All Powerful “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” Romans 15:19 “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6 Creative Power “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” Job 33:4 “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.” Psalms 104:30 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:” 1 Peter 3:18 Omiscient-All Knowing “But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:10
As the Vicar of Christ- His Representative - A Changed Relationship “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:” John 15:26 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” John 16:7 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you. ” John 16:13,14 “But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26 “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” John 14:18 “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.” Romans 8:9,10 “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.” 2 Corinthians 4:10-11 “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6 “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; …” Ephesians 3:16,17 “The Holy Spirit is Christ’s representative, but divested of the humanity, and independent thereof. Cumbered with humanity, Christ could not be in every place personally. Therefore, it was for their interest that He should go to the Father, and send the Spirit to be His successor on earth. No one could then have any advantage because of his location or his personal contact with Christ. By the Spirit the Saviour would be accessible to all. In this sense He would be nearer to them that if He had not ascended on high.” from “Desire of Ages” p.669 E.G.White “For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell;” … and “that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:19,18 “At that day ye shall know that I [am] in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” John 14:20 “Those who see Christ in His true character, and receive Him into the heart, have everlasting life. It is through the Spirit that Christ dwells in us; and the Spirit of God, received into the heart by faith, is the beginning of the life eternal.” from “Desire of Ages” p.388 E.G.White
“The light, and love, and power of the indwelling Christ shone out through them, so that men, beholding, “marveled”; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.” from “Steps to Christ” p.75 E.G.White “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” John 10:17,18 “His spilled blood was counted for our blood, His death for our death, His suffering for our suffering, so that by accepting Him as our Redeemer it is counted that we have died. In that way we have actually paid the death for our sins. We did it in Him, and by making Him ours we receive with Him complete deliverance.” from “The Holy Spirit” p.52 W.H.Branson