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What Is A Spirit

Whether referring to a good one or an evil one, in your own words, what exactly is a spirit?

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Joh 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].
1Jo 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
3John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father, and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father?
Tts 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ,
-Have you seen God?
---micha9344 on 6/9/11


again, one God, the Father
one Lord, Jesus Christ

the Father is God, Jesus is Lord
one means one, not two or three or twenty or any other number. So unless you are saying Jesus is the Father, because it also says in scripture "there is one God and Father of all", you are denying what is written. Lord is not deity in reference to Christ, he is the messiah, the king who sits on the throne of David as was prophesied,He was tempted as we are, is our elder brother,died and rose ans was given authority by his God and ours, the Father . I am not giving a mystery but what is clearly and without dispute written. This makes the trinity a mystery something no one can understand.
---willa5568 on 6/9/11


The many gods, idols, lords, were those of the Heathen world...non-existent as far as Christians are concerned.
//yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and and we for him, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and we through him.//

For a trinitarian, The Father and the Lord Jesus are One. One God. No problem.
The trinity is not determined by logic but by faith. No explantion "makes sense" if you don't believe. If you think you can "figure out" the trinity, you will just remain frustrated.
---Donna66 on 6/9/11


Willa, 1 Cor. 8:3-6 only confirms Christ Deity. There is only "One God" Lord is the translation of the Hebrew words "Yahweh, Adonai, and Adon as "Kurios". Kurios is used in a number of ways in the New T. It can refer to God (Acts 2:34, Ps. 110:1, to Christ (Luke 10:1) or to human master (Matt. 18:23-35). Those who addressed Christ as Lord in the Gospels acknowledged His full deity by the title "Lord" as in John 20:28). Because they were well versed in the vocabulary of the Old T. the early Christians associated the word "Lord" with God Himself. Thus they expressed the Deity of Christ when they referred to Him as "LORD."
---Mark_V on 6/9/11


Christina,

the high priest said to him...tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus said to him, You have said so... you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest tore his robes and said, He has uttered blasphemy. What further witnesses do we need? You have now heard his blasphemy.

This is what they put him to death for saying he was the Christ.

Jesus also says two other times, "I am"(vs 24,28) that explain the context as well as all of chp. 7,8 . In 24,28 he is added though because it is referring to him being the messiah as the context reveals. There is no reason for it to be different in that verse since that is the subject.
---willa5568 on 6/8/11




James,

no Isaac was not Abrahams only son, and yes he was one of a kind because he was promised to be, which Ismael was not. Both were begotten but only one was uniquely begotten or one of a kind. It is the same with Jesus, he is one of a kind. Adam was not begotten but Christ was though both were sons of God, so Jesus was not the only son God has had. Not only that, it was prophesied he would be born. It was the power of God that did a miraculous thing to cause Mary to be pregnant with the promised messiah. Can you thank of anyone like him?

Colossians refers to him being head of the church. Romans firstborn of many brethren.
---willa5568 on 6/8/11


---I WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO COMMENT ON HOW THIS CAN BE EXPLAINED IN THE TRINITY DOCTRINE--------

1Corinthians 8:3-6 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that an idol has no real existence, and that there is no God but one. For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth-as indeed there are many gods and many lords yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and and we for him, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and we through him.
---willa5568 on 6/8/11


Willa, what of Jesus' words in John 8:58 Very truly I tell you, Jesus answered, before Abraham was born, I am! 59 At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds." ?
---christina on 6/8/11


willa,
monogene does not mean "born "as you stated.

It literally means "only stock"

it comes from "monos" meaning "only", and "genos" meaning "stock"

it means "one of a kind"

It is said of Isaac in Hebrews 11:17 where Abraham offered his "only son"

Do you believe that the writer of Hebrews thought Isaac was the only offspring that Abraham had?

I'd like you to comment on this?
---James_L on 6/8/11


micha 9344,

Titus (kjv) the glorious appearing of the great God and our savior Jesus Christ
-there is a distinction between God and Jesus

Psalms,The declaration of Yahweh to my Lord
Lord can be defined as:
lord, master . superintendent of household,of affairs
master
king
reference to God
the Lord God
Lord of the whole earth
lords, kings
reference to men
h. proprietor of hill of Samaria
master
husband
prophet
governor
prince
king
. reference to God
Lord of lords (probably = "thy husband, Yahweh")
my lord, my master
---willa5568 on 6/8/11




Mark,

Jesus is not the Father but the son. And he will not be called these titles until he is born, "he shall be called" not is called. Isaiah

"He is the image of the invisible God, the FIRSTBORN of all creation". "by him", if you study the word by(G1722) you will see it should be translated in or through."he is the head of the body, the church He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead". In 1:13 it shows what is being spoken of, the Kingdom of God
Colossians

Micah- Matthew 2:6 is what is quoted from Micah.
---willa5568 on 6/8/11


John- ego eimi, greek for "I am". vs 24,28,58. each time it adds he though not in the greek, because it refers to him being the Christ, but one time.It means just that, like I am a Christian for instance. It is only implied to say he calls himself God. Also the day previous the people debated if he was the Christ. And remember how misunderstood his words were also.

Rev- vs 1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God a gave him 6 ...make us kings and priests to his God and Father..8 I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God vs 4,5 tell it is speaking of the Father

Zech. vs.8 ...LIKE the angel of the LORD,

Jer. His name shall be Jesus. Joshua God is Salvation

Elohim is used of angels and judges and kings
---willa5568 on 6/8/11


Psa 110:1 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mat 22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
1Co 12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Tts 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
---micha9344 on 6/8/11


Mark,


1Corinthians 8:3-6 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that an idol has no real existence, and that there is no God but one. For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth-as indeed there are many gods and many lords yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.

It says plainly there is no God but one who is the Father and one Lord, Jesus the Messiah (king of Israel upon the throne of David). I hope you will consider this as a basis of who Jesus really is.

---willa5568 on 6/8/11


Willa,
Isaiah 9:6 " Christ is declared to be not only "Mighty God" but also "everlasting Father" or better translated, "Father of eternity."
Col. 1:16,17 "For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible..."
Every attribute related to Deity to the Father or the Holy Spirit can also be attributed to Christ. He is eternal (Micah 5:2, John 8:58, Col. 1:16,17, Rev. 1:8)
Christ is linked to the name Jehovah (Zechariah 12:10). In Jeremiah 23:5,6) Christ is declared to be "Jehovah our righteousness"
Christ is also indentified as Elohim, Isaiah 40:3 Christ is spoken of as both Jehovah and Elohim (luke 3:4).
---Mark_V. on 6/8/11


James,

I do disagree though that he is not Gods offspring. He is begotten of God, which means to be born, monogenes. Adam was Gods son yet not monogenes, But Jesus was born.


Luke 1:32-35 "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end....the angel answered her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, THEREFORE (for this reason) the child to be born will be called holy- the Son of God.

he is not the son of God until he is born.
---willa5568 on 6/8/11


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Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Rom 8:9 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.

2Cr 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God, as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them], and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

So who dwells in us?
---Samuel on 6/8/11


Reading our own ideas into the Bible can lead us to all sorts of absurd conclusions.

For example, the Ebola virus, which causes a horrific form of hemorrhagic fever that usually results in death, happens to have the structure of what is commonly referred to as a shepherds crook. The Bible tells us that Jesus is the Good Shepherd (John 10:14). So, if the shape of laminin supports the biblical truth that Christ holds all things together, then what would we conclude about the Good Shepherd from the shape of the Ebola virus? And if laminin can represent a cross, then why not a sword Eph 6:17, Heb 4:12?

As Christians, we can't allow our fallible, finite interpretations to supersede the Word of God 2 Peter 1:20.
---kathr4453 on 6/8/11


The nonphysical part of a person that is the seat of emotions and character, the soul.
---rpalfred on 6/7/11


Willa,
food for thought.

I believe you misunderstand what the scriptures mean about Jesus being the Son of God.

Abraham's great concern in Genesis 15:2 was "I am childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer"

Heb 11:17 says that Abraham offered his only born (monogene). But, we know that Isaac was not Abraham's only offspring. Ishmael was born to Abraham through Hagar.

But Ishmael was not to be Abraham's heir, Isaac was.

Abraham offered his "monogene" (Isaac).

Jesus is God's "monogene" (Jn 1:14 & 18, 3:16, . Not son, as in offspring. Jesus is God's son, the preemminent One (prototokos) who will inherit all things from the Father (Rom 8:29, Col 1:15 & 18).
---James_L on 6/7/11


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Willa, I will say again, if you want to discuss Scripture with me, please do not flood me with many passages. Each one has it's own context. I could flood you with many passages that speak of Christ in the Old Testament but that would not be fair. Take one passage at a time. To be correct on passages we need to read the context. Be fair and I will kindly answer you. Thanks.
---Mark_V. on 6/8/11


//John 14:28 does not say what you said, Here Thomas was answering, Him (Christ) "My Lord and my God"//

Mark,

Yes it is, I copied it directly from the scripture on a program I have. And I find it odd you would rather believe Thomas than Jesus who said a very different thing 11 verses earlier.

John 14:7 "From now on you do know him and have seen him"

is Jesus the Father?

John 14:10 "The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works"

Is it the Father or the son who dwells in him?

And yes I believe "that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God"
for which the book was written not to show his Godness.
---willa5568 on 6/7/11


Mark,

1Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is ONE GOD,THE FATHER
who is the " God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ(Epeshians 1:3-1:17) and a great deal more)"(Matt 28:18) All authority in heaven and on earth" was given
"(1Corinthians 15:24-28)For he must reign until he(God the Father) has put all his enemies under his feet.The last enemy to be destroyed is death." then he
"delivers the kingdom to God the Father" and "then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that GOD (not the son)may be all in all"

Is Paul a liar?
---willa5568 on 6/7/11


//He was not admitting inferiority to the Father (after claiming equality repeatedly (v. 7-11)//

John 1:18 "No one has ever seen(percieved or known) God, the only BEGOTTEN son, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known."

not equal, Jesus was the image, likeness or you could say represented who and what God is.
---willa5568 on 6/7/11


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First Council of Constantinople [Nicene Creed revised and used as current creed](381)

a)-Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, BEGOTTEN(to be born) OF THE FATHER BEFORE ALL WORLDS, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father

b)-and in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together IS WORSHIPED and glorified...


a)He was BEGOTTEN before all worlds, how can he be co-eternal?

b)where in scripture is this said of Gods holy spirit "the Lord and Giver of life", and is it worshiped and glorified?

This is what the trinity doctrine teaches. Is this what you believe?

---willa5568 on 6/7/11


Willa, I did show you the passage context of John 20:17. It needs no more explanation. John 14:28 does not say what you said, Here Tomas was answering,
"And Thomas answered and said to Him (Christ) ""My Lord and my God" that is what it says. And Jesus answered,
"Jesus said to him,(Thomas) "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed"
Willa, you have not believed.
---Mark_V. on 6/7/11


Willa, You did give John 14:28. "Greater then I" He was not admitting inferiority to the Father (after claiming equality repeatedly (v. 7-11) which states,
"If you had know Me, you would have know My Father also, and from now on you Him and have seen Him" By seeing Christ he was seen the Father.
But was saying that if the disciples love Him, they would not be reluctant to let Him go to the Father because He was returning to the realm where He belonged and to the full glory He gave up (17:5) where it says,
"And now, O Father, glorify Me together with yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was"
---Mark_V. on 6/7/11


//John 20:17 is talking about the incarnate Christ who was human.//

Mark,

please show me the context that shows this.It says he was resurrected after he died and was going to the Father his God(compare with John 14:28 You heard me say to you, I am going away, and I will come to you...because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I).

(John 20:31)"these things are recorded in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God", not God incarnate. Son of God is a messianic title(John 27:42-43 He saved others, he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel...He trusts in God, let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, I am the Son of God.)
.
---willa5568 on 6/6/11


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markv, when you take a passage to disprove that Christ is in you or that the Spirit of God indwells us, please give the context of why you don't believe He is and Does. Don't just throw passages out not relating to the subject, as if to say, here is why it is not true.
---kathr4453 on 6/6/11


Mark,

1Corinthians 8:6 yet for us there is ONE GOD,THE FATHER (that my stand)

Ephesians 4:6 ONE GOD AND FATHER of all

1Timothy 2:5 For there is ONE GOD, and there is ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD and men, THE MAN Christ Jesus,

Romans 15:6 glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ

Acts 2:22-36 Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God...that God did through him in...this man, delivered up by the determined plan and foreknowledge of God...God has made him both Lord and Christ,

Revelation 7:10 Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, AND to the Lamb.

The Father is the one God, this is said plainly.
---willa5568 on 6/6/11


Willa, when you take a passage to disprove that Christ is God please give the context, don't just throw passages out there as if to say, here is why it is not true. John 20:17 is talking about the incarnate Christ who was human. Mary was expressing a desire to hold on to His physical presence for fear that she would once gain lose Him. Jesus reference to His ascension signifies that He would only be temporaryily with them, in the physical state. Jesus was with them in that state only for 40 more days and then He ascended (Acts 1:3-11). But since you don't believe that God came in human form as the incarnated Jesus, none of this means anything to you.
---Mark_V. on 6/5/11


Christina, I did see the DVD called "How great is our God" by Louie Giglio. Where he begins with the awesomeness of God in creation. Shows the Milky Way, the Universe, Galaxies and stars. The size of earth compare to the biggest star found so far. He speaks about the God who spoke the universe into existence also made us. And knows everything about us from the smallest molecule to the situation we find ourselves in and is intimately acquainted with everything we do. And He finishes with the molecule that keeps us together called Laminin. Which is in the form of a Cross. Very awesome.
---Mark_V. on 6/5/11


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Mark, Did you ever see the you tube video by Louie Giglio on Laminin? Fascinating to think about, and the shape of the laminin (a cross)...God speaks through His creation. I'm in awe.
---Christina on 6/5/11


Mark, about a year ago, my son in law shared a you tube video with Louie Giglio talking about laminin. I found it awesome to see just 1 more example of God's handiwork in His creation, as well to see how His creation testifies.

I'm not sure if the video is still available on you tube, but it's worth checking out.
---christina on 6/5/11


Also Mark,

I did ask a question that confuses me with one being three or three being one. All I ask is for you to explain what I have asked so I can better understand what the bible says and how this doctrine agrees. If you can't that is O.K.

Would you be willing to admit you are wrong? I was and that is why God has shown this to me plainly and not as a mystery I can not explain. I don't think philosophy is a good way to describe God.

And thank you for the compliment!
---willa5568 on 6/4/11


On earth, a "spirit" is a biological entity that chooses not to limit their existence to being a mere PHYSICAL presence on earth.

By developing your own thoughts, attitudes/character, you become a "spirit"....soldier="fighting spirit", sports="team spirit".

Our spirit must learn to relate to "I am who I am" (Exodus 3:14) and also to His Son's spirit to have a spirit of holiness.

God did not make His spirit of Godliness available to N.T. worshippers until Jesus was glorified. We must let God's spirit witness and teach us "sorrow" (living water).

Romans 8:16
"it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God".
---more_excellent_way on 6/4/11


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Mark

12:29 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.


John 20:17 I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.
1Corinthians 8:6 yet for us(and me) there is one God, the Father
Romans 15:6 glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus says there is one God who is his God and Father, Paul agrees and then says the only one God is the Father. Seems clear to me


Acts 2:22 Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God...

Luke 1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David


the majority crucified Jesus as I would be if possible
---willa5568 on 6/4/11


I see The Father, Son and Holy Spirit as a way in which the one "GOD" may be viewed or regarded as concerning His nature, quality or character, as well as ways in which He has made Himself known unto man, rather than as three separate entities.
I am not what one would consider a "trinitarian", however I would explain what I believe to be the concept as following.
The Father/Mind, Son/Word/bodily presence, and Holy Spirit/ Essence/Inspiration are three aspects of the person of YHVH in the same way that Spirit/Breath, soul/mind, and body are three aspects of the person of man, as the ways man presents himself to his fellow man in the attitude, Intellect, and presence one reveals or presents to another.
---joseph on 6/4/11


No Mark, I did not know that, it's deep. Interesting concept and analogy. Thanks for sharing it.
---joseph on 6/4/11


Willa, you want people to explain the Nature of God to you, when you have Scripture in front of you to read. Why don't you learn to read it, and ask help from the Holy Spirit who will guide you to all Truth, and then get back to us with Questions on what you do not understand. It is easy to say what you say about the nature of God, many have through the centuries. They fail to read Scripture with an open mind, and for the right purpose, to learn the Truth. They are out to prove others wrong, as you are. But they have all failed. Though I love you, you are but a piece of sand, at the beach.
---Mark_V. on 6/4/11


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hello my dear trinitarian brothers and sisters.

I find it interesting you do not know how to explain how three persons(which may not be the appropriate word) can be one God,which is understandable considering it's complexity.

Person is exactly what should be used, or thing which is the only other option. The Lord Jesus is a person who spoke, the Father is a person who spoke, and though you disagree the holy spirit is a thing which empowered others to speak for God. So you have two persons, or three as you say. Yet God says "I am the Lord your God, their is none beside me". I is singular, meaning one person speaking, yet there are three. Who is speaking when God says I and me the thousands of times in scripture?
---willa5568 on 6/2/11


The spirit is to the soul as tought is to the brain.
Coming of age, it used only to be "with all thine heart, and with all thy soul."
and it became "with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
(Matthew 22:37).

Luke 8:55 "And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat."
It does not say, "her soul came again", why?
Mark 14:38 "Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak."
Where is the soul?
---Nana on 6/3/11


Joseph, great explanations. I don't know if you know this already, it concerns Colossians 1:16-17. Where Paul said,

" For by Him all things were created, things in heaven and on the earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities, all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things and "in Him all things hold together (or all things consist)."

The very protein cell that holds human beings together is called Laminin. This cell and other protein cells hold tissue together. Why is this important? Because the cell is a Cross. The Cross holds us together. I heard about it from a brother name Louie Giglio and that blew me away.
---Mark_V. on 6/3/11


I agree aka that they are one in purpose. I also believe that sometimes we try to get too technical on some issues.

Agape
---Samuel on 6/1/11


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samuel,

i appreciate your demeanor.

i believe in Yahweh, Jesus Christ (incarnate and in spirit), and the Holy Spirit. I never have seen a need to try to "judaize" these three spirits into one God. Godliness, without debate, is a mystery. and i think it best left that way. but, to me, if it matters, they are three in one purpose.
---aka on 6/1/11


True aka

Some of the defintions of spirit used by different denominations make it difficult to use.

I could say three indiviuals one GOD. But individuals tends to make us think of them as not thinking the same way. But they think alike and live in total love with each other in way we cannot. At least not now.
---Samuel on 5/31/11


//I am not sure that Being is the correct word to use either but it is the only one that comes to mind. //

Samuel, perhaps the correct term is spirit, but there are some denominational doctrine that does not allow it.
---aka on 5/31/11


Good question Joseph I had actually not thougt to ask myself that question.

By the definition of a person being a human being that would only make JESUS a person. I am not sure that Being is the correct word to use either but it is the only one that comes to mind.

So they are thre but one at the same time each is a seperate being but they are one.

Kirk told Spoke once that all intelligent life forms are human. Spoke of course felt insulted. But I was using the term in a broad defintion and not being exact.

I need to research this more.
---Samuel on 5/30/11


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"GOD is a triniy. Father, Son and HOLY SPIRIT. All three are persons."

Samuel how are you defining persons?
From were is the definition taken?
Thanks in advance for you response.
---joseph on 5/29/11


GOD is a triniy. Father, Son and HOLY SPIRIT.

All three are persons. But the HOLY SPIRIT acts as a force in our lives.

In humans spirit is the essence of our character and the force that brings a human body to life to form a soul.

In angels it is used to describe these being who are different then humans.

It is also used to Describe GOD since we lack the language of heaven to understand this totally.
---Samuel on 5/29/11


"Are you saying the Spirit of God is a person or a thing (force)?" Both.
Leon, The Father's Spirit is a person, as in the composite of characteristics that makes up His individual personality, and a force, as the source of all spiritual, Intellectual, and physical power/ability, strength, or energy possessed by a any living being, as the essence of the being.
The Father's Spirit is also a force, as the motivating principle which compels, constrains, and enables those He indwells to walk the life that He has prepared for those whom He has given to love Him, as an inspirational influence and guide.
---joseph on 5/29/11


P.S. Leon, as a noun, The person of the Father, by the dictionary's definition of person, I.E. "a human being, whether man, woman, or child, an individual human being, or the body of a human being", would be Jesus, the Christ, "The fulness of the God head bodily", this would of course include His Spirit. The Spirit of God can not be defined as "a" person, by dictionary or biblical definition, apart from that unity. Leon the verse of scripture that reads "God [is a] Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [Him] in spirit and in truth." Is Informing man that The Father is a Divinely Inspiring Influence and those that would pay homage to Him must do it in reliance upon the inspiration He provides.
---joseph on 5/29/11


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KJV - Gen 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.

NASB - Gen 2:7 - Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living *being.

Go to a concordance and look up the wrod for Breath and it's definition.

Spirit has more then one meaning. But body plus spirit equals the soul.

Body take away spirit equals dead person. No soul.

The Spirit of the dead all return to GOD. Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
---Samuel on 5/27/11


Joe: Are you saying the Spirit of God is a person or a thing (force)?
---Leon on 5/26/11


Leon, to share a few.
"Spirit, generally speaking, is Life's Force," Gen 2:7>Job 33:4>Psa 146:4>Ecc 3:21>Luke 8:52,54,55>Jhn 19:30
" Inspiration or ones attitude in life." 1Pe 3:4>>Eph 4:23>Rom 8:6>Pro 16:18>Jhn 6:63
The Spirit is The source, sustainer and foundation of Life. Gen 2:7>Ecc 12:7> 1Cr 15:45>Jhn 6:63
"A spirit is an inspiring messenger or influence." Eph 2:2>Luk 9:55>1Cr 2:12>Psa 104:4
---Joseph on 5/10/11


Joeseph: On what Scripture(s) do you base your 5/8 comments?
---Leon on 5/9/11


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Spirit, generally speaking, is Life's Force, Inspiration or ones attitude in life.
The Spirit is The source, sustainer and foundation of Life.
A spirit is an inspiring messenger or influence.
---joseph on 5/8/11


My words are woefully inadequate AO. But I can say, based on Scripture, we are spirits who live in physical bodies & have souls (minds: free will, emotions & intellec). All that Ephesians 6:10-18 says is a spiritual (not physical) application for born again believers.
---Leon on 5/2/11


But, we can hold each others arms up in battle, so the Enemy does not prevail... not in perfection, but with agreement and witness to Elohiym.
---aka on 3/23/11

Aka...sure would like to take you to Alaska Gold hunting vacation.
Just know you'd find those hidden nuggets.
I'm gonna pass your nugget above on to my son.
We've had some arm holding up experiences recently.....and got blessed beyond description or expectance.
Hold......hold......hold.....
Psalm 119:139
My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words.

Psalm 119:157
Many are my persecutors and mine enemies, yet do I not decline from thy testimonies.
---Trav on 5/2/11


I agree with tom2 on 4/27/11

Eloy gave a great answer on 3/24/11

Romans 8:6
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace

Our soul is our mentality, awareness, thoughts, desires, will, etc

Life and death are not existence and nonexistence

Our spirit exists even if it is dead.

Our body exists, for some time, even when it is dead.

A spirit is an immaterial being, whether it resides in a material body or not
---James_L on 4/28/11


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hmmmm,many people confuse the soul with the spirit,they are 2 different things. the spirit is that which is most like God,that inner being that in my opinion is what actually communes with god,the soul is the interessor between the spirit and the flesh,its consists of the mind,will,and emotions.this is the best I can do discribing a human being,tri part made by God.
---tom2 on 4/27/11


I keep losing internet connection--been pretty storming in my neck of the woods--I hope this goes through--
Each Hebrew verb identifies,
1.Person (first, second or third) of the subject of the verb
2.Gender (masculine or feminine) of the subject of the verb
3.Number (singular or plural) of the subject of the verb
4.Tense (perfect or imperfect) of the verb
5.And sometimes the gender and number of the object of the verb
---Eloy on 3/24/11
---micha9344 on 3/23/11
Nice info guys--

//we can hold each others arms up in battle, so the Enemy does not prevail... not in perfection, but with agreement and witness to Elohiym.
---aka on 3/23/11//

Amen to that!
blessing to you
---char on 3/25/11


-Hebraic perspective-
*Noun-a person, place or thing [common type of word in the Biblical text.]
*Every noun is either masculine or feminine.
*some nouns cannot be identified as masculine or feminine by any suffix, or lack of it.[The word eyts - tree) is a masculine while (ru'ahh - wind) is feminine.]
*A simple noun is composed of the two or three letters of its root
*Other nouns are derived from this root by placing specific letters as fixes (prefixes, infixes or suffixes) to the root
*A construct is-two nouns put together forming one idea. Ex:
messenger of God.

Check/Balance
---char on 3/25/11


The soul is not the spirit, they are separate. Each person is made up of a body which is the building or flesh, a spirit which is the breath or aspiration, and a soul which is the life or anima. The soul can be living or dead. When one dies the spirit leaves the body and soul, and goes back to God. The body and soul remain behind on earth, until that time that the Lord will call for the dead to rise. (Mark 12:30, Acts 17:25, I Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12). Many times in scripture, the word "soul" is synonymous with the word "life". "Then Yhwh God shaped man, even the soil of the ground, and breathed into his face the breath of life. So man was made a living soul." Genesis 2:7.
---Eloy on 3/24/11


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*what exactly is a spirit?*-1st_cliff on 3/23/11
'What' is the subject
'Exactly' is an adverb
'Is' is a linking verb
'A' is an adjective
'Spirit' is a predicate nominative aka a subject compliment. Given that it has an indefinite article, it is considered a noun in your sentence.
---micha9344 on 3/23/11


other blog closed...

I always encourage checking- even though at times the 125 word may not permit my stating it...There is so much more to Learn from God. My mind may not always grasps at time. Please check out and correct me if necessary-Humbled is a good place to be-In-Praising God for His mercy and grace.
---char on 3/22/11

thanks to you and trav, i have learned to always look for agreement and witness.

but, who can quench the thirst of one who needs Living water? none of us here can make perfect Light brighter.

But, we can hold each others arms up in battle, so the Enemy does not prevail... not in perfection, but with agreement and witness to Elohiym.
---aka on 3/23/11


To learn more about the spirit, do an online KJV bible search for the word "spirit."
---Steveng on 3/23/11


About Cliff's comments, I will offer > Cliff says, "Saying that people are 1/2 spirit 1/2 flesh and blood is so bizzare!" << we humans are spiritual beings who have physical bodies.

Cliff > "so structured that humans equal angels at death??.(become spirit beings??)" << deeper than our bodies, we now are spiritual beings. Then, in the resurrection, our physical bodies are transformed into being "spiritual", as Paul does make clear in 1 Corinthians 15:42-55.

Cliff > "In this case there was no point to creating 'earth' was there?" << The point is to have this place for God to bring up His children until we are ready for better, then resurrect the earth, also (Romans 8:21). (c:
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/23/11


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A O, **what exactly is a spirit?**
Noun, verb or adjective???
---1st_cliff on 3/23/11


//andy3996 on 3/22/11//

Agreed.

Zech12:1
The burden of the word of Yahweh is upon Israel declares Yahweh, he stretches out the heavens, and lays the foundation of the earth, and he forms the spirit(wind-ru'ahh) of man that is within him
Hebraic perspective-The "wind" of God and man is the "breath", not just exchange of air that fills the lungs, but it is the person's driving force, which directs and leads one on their journey.

"And I will give you a new heart and a new (wind-ru'ahh) I will give within you, and I will cause the heart of stone to be removed from your flesh and I will give you a heart of flesh.And I will give my (wind-ru'ahh)within you and I will make you walk...Ez 36:26-27(all)
---char on 3/22/11


a spirit is wind Genesis 1.1
a spirit is breath (Heb. ruah, Gr. pneuma), properly wind or breath
the spirit is that vital part of man that makes him alive Eccl. 8:8 KJV
---andy3996 on 3/22/11


It's this sort of a subject that really makes me wonder if people believe what they write!
Saying that people are 1/2 spirit 1/2 flesh and blood is so bizzare!
God created 100 million angels (Beings with out material bodies) and said we humans are a "little lower than angels" yet so structured that humans equal angels at death??.(become spirit beings??)dwell in the heavenly realm??
In this case there was no point to creating "earth" was there?
All I can say is "you just don't get it!"
---1st_cliff on 3/21/11


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A spirit is a conscious being who does not have a physical body, but does have a personality with feelings and emotions and ability to think and plan and communicate with humans. And this spiritual being can share its personality and feelings and emotions and drives with humans.
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/20/11


a spirit is that eternal part of a human being that seeks God,that communes with God,that God calls home upon death,God himself is spirit,so are the evil forces in the world.
---tom2 on 3/20/11


Good angels (messengers) & fallen angels(demons)
---candice on 3/20/11


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