Friday, June 12, 2009

Holy Spirit - What It Is

The Holy Spirit is that part of God's Spirit that manifests His presence and care in conveying to our souls His Divine Love.

This Love is the highest and greatest and most holy of His possessions, and can be conveyed to us only by the Holy Spirit; and this appellation is used in contradistinction to the mere spirit, which demonstrates to us the operation of God's Soul in other directions and for other purposes.

God’s creative spirit, and His caring spirit, and the spirit that makes effective His laws and designs in the governing of the universe, are not the Holy Spirit, though equally part of God's Soul, and equally necessary for the manifestations of His powers and the exercise of the energies of His Soul.

These deal with the things of the universe that do not have interrelationship with the Soul of God and our souls, and whenever the Holy Spirit is spoken of it should mean only that part of God's Spirit which transforms our souls into the Substance of the Soul of God in its Quality of Love.

The Holy Spirit, while a part of the Spirit of God, is as distinctive as is our souls distinctive from all other creations of God; yet it is that part of God's Spirit that has to do with the relationship of God's Soul and our souls, exclusively.

The subject of its operation is the Divine Love of the Father's Soul and the object of its workings is our souls, and the great goal to be reached by its operations is the transforming of each of our souls into the Substance of the Father's Love, with immortality as a necessary accompaniment.

This is the great miracle of the universe; and so high and sacred and merciful is the transformation, that we call that part of God's Spirit that so works, the Holy Spirit.

Its mission is our salvation in the sense of bringing our souls into that harmony with God, that our very souls will become a part in substance and not in image merely of the Soul of God, and without this working of the Holy Spirit we cannot become in such union.

Except we be born again, we cannot enter into the Kingdom of God, and such attainment is possible only by the working of the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit.

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