Happy Shavuot / Pentecost 2014
Are Christians/Messianics stupid, or are they just ignorant of the Word of Truth? I’m going to lean toward ignorance of the masses.
I keep hearing Messianics say there is no trinity, the Holy Spirit is not a person, just an it. Ok, ignorant ones, read the following Scriptures and believe the Gospel, then shut up.
Acts 13:2 HRB “And while they were doing service to Yahweh and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “So then separate both Barnabas and Shaul to Me, for the work to which I have called them.””
I ask you, can a box of rocks speak? Can a tree speak? Can a grain of sand speak? Of course not, but the Holy Spirit is a Person and does speak, you just have to listen.
Ephesians 4:30 HRB “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of YAHWEH, by whom you were sealed to the day of redemption.”
I ask you, can you grieve a bag of hammers? Can you grieve a block of ice? Can you grieve a can of paint? Of course not, but you can grieve the Holy Spirit, so stop your foolish unbelief and believe in Him as the Third Person of the Trinity. What? You say there’s no Trinity? Be quiet and read:
Mark 1:9-11 HRB “And it happened in those days, Yahshua came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And going up from the water, immediately He saw the heavens being torn, and the Spirit coming down as a dove upon Him. 11And there was a voice out of the heavens, “You are My Son, the Beloved, in whom I am well pleased.”” (Psa. 2:7; Gen. 22:2; Isa. 42:1)
Right here, at the beginning of Yahshua’s ministry, you see a clear picture of the Trinity. Son, Holy Spirit, and Father, together in one intimate moment at the baptism of Yahshua.
John 15:26 KJV “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:”
Our Master promised to send us the Holy Spirit as a Comforter and a Testifier of Yahshua. Now I ask you, will a barb wire fence comfort you? Will a concrete block testify of Yahshua? Look it up for yourself, but that word “he” in verse 26 above is a demonstrative pronoun, in the nominative case, singular in number, and MASCULINE in gender!! Holy Spirit is a masculine Person!!
Forty days after He resurrected from the dead, Yahshua ascended back to Heaven: Acts 1:4-5;8-9 HRB “And while He ate bread with them, He charged them not to leave Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father, Which you heard of Me; 5for John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days after.” . . . 8But when the spirit of Holiness comes upon you, you will receive the power, and you will be witnesses of Me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. 9And saying these things, as they looked on, He was taken up in a cloud and He was hidden from their sight.”
So what did the disciples do? They waited in Jerusalem, until the Feast of Shavuot/Pentecost arrived, about 1,981 years ago today: Acts 2:1-4 HRB “And in the fulfilling of the day of Shavuot, they were all with one mind in the same place. 2And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven, as a groaning spirit along by a violent wind! And it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed, and it sat on each one of them. 4And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave ability to them to speak.”
I ask you, can a ball of cotton give you the ability to speak in a foreign language?
Ever since that day in history, 1,981 years ago, the Church of Yahshua has been a Pentecostal, Charismatic, tongue-talking, Spirit-filled, dead raising, sick healing powerful testifying Church! So don’t blaspheme the Holy Spirit by calling Him an it, He does take those kinds of things personally.
Enjoy the Feast,
Gene Benjamin II