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                       THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

                                     by Peter Porter

"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will hereafter send in my name, he shall hereafter teach you all things, and hereafter will bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have at intervals have said unto you . . . But when the Comforter at intervals comes, whom I will hereafter send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which ever proceeds from the Father, He shall ever testify of Me” (John 14:26, 15:26, Expanded Greek Transl.).First, Our Father designed His eternal plan, so that He could have Spirit birthed Sons in a loving, family relationship for eternity. Our Father chose us to be in Christ before the foundation of the world to complete our eternal preservation for His purpose (Eph. 1:4).  


Many believers are confused over the Holy Spirit, who he is or what to do with him. In the doctrine of the Trinity, the Father is most definitely NOT the Holy Spirit. You absolutely cannot confess this doctrine and say the Father is the Holy Spirit. They are not the same but DIFFERENT; they are two DIFFERENT persons in the doctrine of the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity would be proven false if the Father is the Holy Spirit. But the Scriptures do make it absolutely clear that the Father is the Holy Spirit in a number of ways.


The Holy Spirit is the Father's Spirit

And in the last days it shall be, Yahweh declares, that I will pour out MY Spirit upon all flesh. (Acts 2:17). He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through HIS Spirit in the inner man. (Ephesians 3:16).

By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of HIS Spirit. (1 John 4:13). Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put MY Spirit upon him. (Matthew 12:18).


The Holy Spirit is the Spirit OF Yahweh the Father

When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say." (Luke 12:11-12). But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. (Matthew 10:19-20). Just as nobody would say the spirit of Elijah is another person separate from Elijah we should not say the Spirit of Yahweh is another person separate from Yahweh the Father. Just as nobody would say their own spirit is not themselves but someone else, nobody should say the Holy Spirit of Yahweh the Father is another someone else.

Yahweh The Father The True Only One Yahweh Is Holy.

Leviticus 11:45 For I am the Yahweh that brings you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your All Mighty: you shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. Psalms 99:5 Exalt you the YHWH our All Mighty, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

Eph 4:3-6  Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling;

5 One Yahshua, one faith, one baptism,

6 One Yahweh and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

These criptures are clear there is one Spirit coming from the Father- it is his Spirit. One Yahshua, and one Yahweh and Father of all.


The Father is Holy

Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said to the people, You cannot serve Yahweh: for he is an holy Sovereign Master; he is a jealous All Mighty One; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. (there are many scriptures in the old testament about YHWH’S Holiness)

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to you. Holy Father, keep through your own name those whom you have given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 4:23-24

23  But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him.

24  Yahweh is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Yahweh the Father is Spirit, Holy Spirit. Yahweh the Father is Holy. Our Holy Father is therefore Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father. The Father IS Spirit, Holy Spirit. So when Jesus says that God the Father is Spirit, it is abundantly clear he is referring to a Spirit that is Holy, Holy Spirit.


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