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The Holy Spirit Studies
Although the dove is often used as a symbol of the Holy Spirit, this is generally misleading.
His appearance as a 'dove' at Christ's baptism symbolized to John the new beginning in Jesus Christ,
just as in the Genesis record the dove of Noah had indicated a new beginning for humanity after the world Flood.

— But the 'dove' does not represent His eternal nature; nor the character of His personal relationship to individual Christians —
The human relationship to the Holy Spirit, as in Jesus Himself, is the new beginning for all humanity!
The dove takes its meaning from that of Noah as sign of the new beginning, which is what the relationship of Jesus to the Spirit, given to ALL believers on the Day of Pentecost, is...
Ultimate Authority A Biblical perspective that contradicts so much of our church practice.
The Christian Gospel The four-facetted basis of the Spirit of God's work in all believers today.
The Baptism of the Spirit A general outline of common errors with completing conclusion.
“I believe in the Holy Spirit” A summary of two essential navigation points in Christian ministry within the congregation.
The Prophetic Consciousness The genius of the prophetic perspective.
The Leadership of the Holy Spirit A very brief outline of of the relationship–authority of the Spirit of God to us today.
The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament The development of this understanding as reflected in Holy Scripture.
What Really Happened at Pentecost? A challenging review of what God did at Pentecost.
The Powers of the Age to Come – Now! The 'what?', 'how?', and 'why?' of a fundamental Christian truth.
"Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows Him his counsel? Whom did He consult, and who made Him understand? 
 Who taught Him the path of justice, and taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding?"   (Isaiah 40:13-14).

The Definite Article & The Spirit of God A sad obfuscation of the great Pentecost event; and a Full Gospel Church of God error.
The Spirit and your physical body Your direct personal encounter with God.  
Hearing the word of the Lord Does God still speak directly?  
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit The supernatural gifts of the Spirit of God in Christ's Church today, and exposé of false prophets.
Church Meeting Dynamics Didn't God give us a blue-print – some liturgical framework for church services?
Thinking About The Spirit Excerpts from Wheeler Robinson's insightful study.  
Understanding the Bible The practice of understanding the Bible.  
If the Bible says LOVE is the fulfilling of the God's Law – then this love must surely begin with valuing/RESPECT for others (Romans 13:8,10; Galatians 5:14)
  The Double Stumble The two errors in modern Christian thinking that directly hinder God's work among us today.
  Praying in 'Tongues' Its real value to you personally — today!  
  Laughter in Church Hilarity in church services? – unruly behaviour, or worse?  
  The Filioque Clause The 'procession' of the Holy Spirit: its damaging error, and the reality in application.
  The New Anointing The historically unique beginning, which continues today . . .  
  ...words in the Spirit Various spiritual principles and navigation factors given directly by the Holy Spirit.
"Lord God, the Holy Ghost,
In this accepted hour,
As on the day of Pentecost,
Descend in all Thy Power.
  "We meet with one accord,
In our appointed place,
And wait the promise of our Lord,
The Spirit of all grace.
  "The young, the old inspire
With wisdom from above;
And give us hearts and tongues of fire,
To pray, and praise, and love."
Composed by Scottish Moravian poet/hymn-writer James Montgomery, inspired by Moravian experience of August 13, 1727, in Herrnhut, Germany.
 Christ's statement to the Jewish Pharisees "...the kingdom of God is in your midst" (Luke 17:21 Literal)
[NOT 'in you' as the American Standard Version erroneously translates] is actually a reference to
the immediate total authority of the Spirit of God through the man Jesus,
which is the "mystery of the kingdom"
in contrast to the long prophesied physical coming of the kingdom through
the yet future reign of Israel's Messiah (what Christians call the Second Coming).
Concerning the
incarnation of God in Jesus Christ to be our personal example, the messianic prophecy of Him says –
"He put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation on His head ...
... for He will come like a rushing stream, which the Wind of the LORD
[the Holy Spirit] drives." 
This is the basis of the Apostle Paul's description in Ephesians 6:10-18 (NOT a Roman soldier's equipment as often erroneously preached)
Isaiah 59:17-19
(the excluded
pertains to His second coming)
Concerning the
'fruit' of the Holy Spirit (the Wind of the Lord), it has been well said that –
 kindness is a language that the dumb can speak;   it is a language the deaf can hear. 
Galatians 5:22-25
2 Important
Serious Warnings:
* The spiritual revival which spread throughout Wales in 1904 through the spiritual obedience of Evan Roberts and which led in part to the development of the modern Pentecostal/Charismatic movement in the history of the Christian Church, lost the ministry of Even Roberts due to the spiritual sabotage by Mrs Jesse Penn-Lewis through her heretical teaching of a dualist/dichotomy between spirit and matter (arising from the ancient pagan Neoplatonist Greek view), which therefore
labeled 'speaking in tongues' and other physical phenomena or physical awareness of the Holy Spirit as directly demonic.
This corrupt teaching is still spread today through her book 'War on the Saints', often marketed by 'Send the Light Trust'.
 Jesse Penn-Lewis'
evil dualist heresy

 (spirit is good but matter is evil)
* The perverse Seventh-day Adventist teaching — that the modern Charismatic/Pentecostal movement is a deceptive conspiracy of Jesuits to bring Protestants into Catholicism and that the False Prophet of the Book of Revelation "making fire come down from heaven" (Rev.13:13) is the Charismatic 'speaking in tongues' inspired by Satan – is nothing less than a blasphemous lie
based on very dishonest exegesis of Holy Scripture and a feeding on fictitious 'Freemason' conspiracy theories.
The Bible richly expresses the ways and the character of God.
That is its purpose – so that we trust Him beyond our understanding.
But, although there can never be a contradiction between Holy Scripture and the Spirit of God, for God is consistent,
God is not confined to the revelation of Holy Scripture for He is its author. He is beyond limit of anything but His own nature!
  "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."   Romans 5:5 
Remember: if Satan cannot stop a real move of the Holy Spirit in Christ's people, he will simply join it —
to subvert and subtly misdirect it over time, as Church history has sadly demonstrated.
(Matthew 10:16)
...being 'as wise as serpents'... ~ If you wish to be led by the Spirit of God – then simply follow the affections of God – and you will be right on-track with Him! ~ ...and 'as harmless as doves'...