Those who slander the truth say, “Saying that the Holy Spirit has come in the flesh is to deny the Holy Spirit in us”. Let’s find out why their insistence is contrary to the teachings of the Bible.
- Ro 8:9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
1. Jesus is the Holy Spirit who came in the flesh
Do they mean that God the Holy Spirit cannot be born in the flesh? If there is anyone who insists that the Holy Spirit cannot be born in the flesh, he must deny Jesus Christ. It is because Jesus is the Holy Spirit who was born in the flesh. God is spirit(Jn 4:24). But He is not the same as other spirits because His spirit is holy, which means He is the Holy Spirit. That is why when Peter talked about the Old Testament, written through the Spirit of the LORD (2 Sa 23:2; Isa 11:2; 61:1), He said that it had been written, being carried along by the Holy Spirit (2 Pe 1:21).
God, the Holy Spirit, came to this earth in the flesh. He is Jesus(Mt 1:23l; Jn 1:1-14; 10:30; Php 2:5). In the Old Testament times, “the Spirit of the LORD, that is the Holy Spirit” descended on the prophets and testified about the suffering Christ would go through and the glory He would have after suffering. However, Peter said that “the Spirit of Christ” were in them and testified about all about Jesus(1 Pe 1:9-11). Like this, the Holy Spirit can be in the saints and move them, and He can also be born in the flesh for the work of salvation.
2. The Second Coming Jesus is the Holy Spirit who came in the flesh a second time
It is the same with the Holy Spirit which Jesus promised on the last night. Jesus said that He would send the Holy Spirit in regard to His coming back after His going up into heaven(Jn 14:16-18, 26-28; 16:12-16). “The Holy Spirit” is “the Spirit of Jesus”(Ac 16:6-7; Ro 8:26-27, 34). In the time of the early Church, the Holy Spirit, that is the Spirit of Jesus, moved the saints who gathered on the Pentecost, and accomplished a great revival through His power (Ac 2:1-42). And the Bible prophesies that the?Holy Spirit will come to the earth in the flesh?in the last days and lead His people with the water of life.
- Rev 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.
The Holy Spirit and the Bride are saying in loud voices to the thirsty to come and receive the water of life. In what form will They come? God already gave an answer for this at His first coming.
- Jn 7:37-38 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
Jesus shouted to the thirsty to come and receive the water of ilfe at His first coming. In what form did He come? He came in the flesh. So, the Holy Spirit who is shouting to come and receive the water of life in the last days, will surely come in the flesh.
- Heb 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
In other words, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, and He can come to this earth in the flesh to save His people, and He also helps the saints by residing in Them as spirit. So, to deny the Holy Spirit’s coming in the flesh is to deny God’s whole work of salvation and Jesus as well. Therefore, the insistence that “To say that the Holy Spirit has come in the flesh is to deny the Holy Spirit in us” is a non-biblical insistence which denies Christ.
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