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Did the Holy Spirit manifest in people before Jesus? The answer is YES. The Holy Spirit was first described in Genesis1:2. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters. I've seen answers on this site that interpreted this passage or associated this passage to "Mystery of ...


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The Spirit of God has always been in the world since the beginning. The very beginning and the end of the Bible mentions Him. KJV Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. KJV Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him ...


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1 What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit? The term "Filled with the holy spirit" firstly appeared in the new testament in the verse below: Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. This is the story of Pentecost Day. The disciples were ...


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The earliest example I am aware of, of an anointing or outpouring of God's Spirit onto people with miraculous signs accompanying, occurred in the desert when Moses complained to God about the job he was given. This was the event that established what was later called the Sanhedrin. Numbers 11: So Moses went out and told the people what the LORD had said. ...


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The salient distinction is not between different "spirits" but between different "tenures". In the OT, the Spirit of God anointed individuals for certain tasks or offices: The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to ...


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For the most part all Christianity hold to the doctrine of original sin. This means that human nature was cursed in Adam and subject to a total sinfulness under the law, separate from God, with no true good or love remaining. (Rom 5:12) “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned ...


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First of all the Holy Spirit acts in simple terms a barrier towards our sin. When we sin the Holy Spirit dwindles in us. However when we seek God through reading his Word, Worship and fellowship with other Christians, He grows within us. The first and biggest difference will be (when we are saved) is that we no longer thirst for sin. Our flesh no longer ...


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This seems to be a variety of a question often asked by atheists, "What is a good thing that only people who believe in God can do?" Although not without its own legitimate purpose, I think the question is somewhat misguided given the parable of the wheat and the tares (Matt. 13:23-30). The Church may declare certain beliefs orthodox and certain ...


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The New Testament contains a massive amount of first-hand evidence about what the early Church believed regarding the Holy Spirit. Unless that is taken as the prime source, all else will be futile. Space here does not permit quoting all the N.T. texts about the Holy Spirit, but if we consider something of what Jesus himself and some of the apostles said, ...


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Although it may "resolve" on it's own, many secular mental health professionals consider Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, to be incurable. There is speculation in the literature that at least some instances of demonic possession, whether in Scripture or currently in environments amenable to such a ...


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You may want to look into this study on the effectiveness of the ministry Be In Health's flagship class at curing depression. They take the hard cases of Christian healing, and over the years The Holy Spirit has taught them a lot of things about a lot of deep and otherwise incurable diseases, disorders, syndromes, etc. Effect of a Faith-Based Education ...


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I have spent several hours going through related articles on the official Jehovah’s Witness web site trying to find an article that directly answers your question. I sincerely doubt that there is a “yes” or a “no” answer but I have found some useful quotes that shed light on how the Witnesses view other Christians. First, we need to understand that Jehovah’...


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Q - How do Jehovah’s Witnesses support their belief that only 144,000 persons can be in the New Covenant and go to heaven, there to rule with Christ Jesus? A – On the day of Pentecost, when the disciples were gathered in an upper room (Acts 1:8), about 3,000 persons repented, were baptised and received the promised Holy Spirit (Acts 2:37-41). The January ...


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I understand we all may not fully understand the unseen, those things that are hard to be grasped by the human mind, but we need to be careful when speaking about the movement, the power, the Anointing of God, that causes a man or woman in God to shake, perform a holy dance, to speak in tongues, etc. God's Power is not earthly, so why does it seem strange ...


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To approach an understanding of what is meant by the spirit of God, Holy Spirit, or spirit as mentioned in the Bible is an undertaking worthy of every believer’s best research and thinking. For those of us who are convinced the Bible is given by inspiration of God, a vast amount of comprehension in the scriptures is potentially brought forth. For the skeptic ...


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