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What DO we believe? Lesson 4 (page 2)
Holy Ghost and Fire!!

Jesus explained the Spirit of God as the Wind to Nicodemus.

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 3:6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.


The Spirit of God and the Breath of The Almighty God are the same.

Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

This breath of God is what distinguishes man as being different from all other animals. Man is a living soul by the breath of life from God. Man, since he is a living soul, can not die. The soul will live forever somewhere. You have the choice of where you spend eternity after you lay down this house of flesh. You are made of three parts, body, (the flesh), soul, (the breath of God), and spirit, (your personality or who you really are when no one is looking). The soul and spirit will live forever. You can choose Heaven by choosing the New Birth experience, then living a righteous life for God. You choose hell by doing nothing to obtain heaven. Jesus said; “ye must be born again of the water, (see baptism) and the Spirit.”


THE SPIRIT AS THE WORD OR BREATH OF HIS MOUTH IS POWERFUL

Psalms 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Job 26:7 He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

This same creative breath that spoke this world into existence is the Spirit that dwells in us through the power of the Holy Ghost. This is the reason Jesus could say, “ye shall be endued, (made alive), with Power from on high.”


THE SPIRIT OF GOD GIVES STRENGTH TO MEN

Judges 14:5 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him.

Judges 14:6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.

Judges 14:19 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house

Judges 15:14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.

Judges 15:15 And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith

Judges 16:3 And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.


THE SPIRIT OF GOD GIVES WISDOM TO MEN

Exodus 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship

Deuteronomy 34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

Isaiah 11:2 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.


JESUS IS OUR COMFORTER

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

John 14:26 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 15:26 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: