The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
Have you ever wondered why prior to the fall of man that Adam and
his wife did not experience any form of inhibition as a result of
being uncovered? The Scripture says, “they were both naked , the
man and his wife, and were not ashamed ” (Gen 2:25). Job said that,
“Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering ” (Job
26:6). The biblical concept of a covering will continue to arise
throughout this Bible Study; yet, that covering is not the main topic
of our study.
How does the Scripture reveal that God covers Himself, “O LORD my
God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty ” (Ps
104:1). In a manner completely unknown to humanity and in some way
diametrically opposed to our nature, it is as if God somehow wears His
glorious attributes like a garment. There are many implications of God
using characteristics such as honor and majesty for His covering. God
exposes His glory rather than covering His intrinsic being. Notice how
that passage from Psalm 104 continues, “Who coverest thyself with light
as with a garment” (Ps 104:2). Light exposes that which is concealed; it
does not obscure.
In essence, since God is so pure, He dresses Himself with His glorious
character, “The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty ; the LORD is
clothed with strength , wherewith he hath girded himself” (Ps 93:1).
This study is entitled “The Holy Spirit ;” the question is, “What does clothing have
to do with the Holy Spirit ?” Further, how does nakedness relate? Actually, these
concepts are interrelated; in addition to clothing and nakedness, we will explore how
the concept of a “dwelling place” relates to clothing and the Holy Spirit , “For we
know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle (tent or dwelling place) were
dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our
house which is from heaven : 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found
naked . 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that
we would be unclothed , but clothed upon , that mortality might be swallowed up of
life” (2 Cor 5:1-4). Now Paul really brings clarity to this whole interrelation of
topics doesn’t he? Believe it or not the answer is, yes! Paul does give us clarity.
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Paul was essentially teaching that spirit beings (which is the core of our existence)
must have a habitation in which to dwell. For the present, our dwelling place is
within our physical bodies.
When the Children of Israel crossed over the Red Sea they were inspired to sing the song of
Moses! The second verse of that special song declared how the LORD had become their
strength, song, and salvation; however, the second verse ended with a strange bewildering
statement, “he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation ” (Ex 15:2). How could
that nation in the wilderness even possibly think that they could somehow prepare an
habitation (dwelling place) for God? What would a dwelling place for God look like?
After all, didn’t Solomon (who later built the magnificent temple) say, “But will God in
very deed dwell with men on the earth ?” (2 Chron 6:18). The answer is, “Yes!” God told
Moses, “let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them ” (Ex 25:8).
Jumping forward in time several hundred years, we can observe that atmosphere on the day
when the glory of God filled Solomon’s temple, “Also the Levites which were the singers,
all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being
arrayed in white linen , having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of
the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:) 13 It
came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be
heard in praising and thanking the LORD ; and when they lifted up their voice with the
trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is
good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the
house of the LORD ; 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the
cloud : for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God . 6:1 Then said Solomon,
The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness . 2 But I have built an house
of habitation for thee, and a place for thy dwelling for ever” (2 Chron 5:12-6:2).
The Holy Spirit manifested Himself on that day as a mighty glorious cloud. We have just
read that when He entered into the temple, the cloud was so overwhelming that the priests
could not “stand to minister.” Apparently, the priests had “fallen out” under the power of
the Spirit . So, does this mean that the Holy Spirit always appears with a demonstration of
great power? Notice Elijah’s experience, “the LORD passed by, and a great and strong
wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD
was not in the wind : and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the
earthquake : 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire : and
after the fire a still small voice . 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his
face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there
came a voice unto him” (1 Kings 19:11-13). In this instance the LORD came to Elijah as a
“still small voice.” Notice Elijah’s reaction when the “still small voice” came to him; he
wrapped his face (put on) in his mantle.
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Let’s go back to the earth’s beginnings as we research the Holy Spirit ’s various
manifestations. The first half of the Bible’s second verse reveals that some time after the
earth was created and before the appearance of humanity, there was a great rebellion in the
spirit realm the result of which was, “the earth was (became) without form, and void; and
darkness was upon the face of the deep” (Gen 1:2). So how did God respond to this
cataclysm which had placed the earth in such a state of chaos? We get our answer from the
second half of Bible’s second verse, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the
waters” (Gen 1:2). The spirit of God “moved;” the actual Hebrew word (raw-khaf') is
otherwise translated in the King James Version as – flutter, move, and shake. The final
appearance of (raw-khaf') in the Old Testament is translated “shake” and is quite
interesting since it can be associated with the Holy Spirit ’s appearance in the New
Testament, on the day of Pentecost, “all my bones shake ; I am like a drunken man, and like
a man whom wine hath overcome” (Jer 23:9). Now focus on this point, the Holy Spirit ’s
original act of moving, shaking or fluttering over the earth was the first revealed
manifestation of God’s presence and exhibited His intention to transform the earth from its
chaotic state of total darkness into a state of “goodness,” “And God said, Let there be light”
(Gen 1:3). Now let’s realize the powerful revelation that we can glean from that opening
passage. When God is going to get involved in the earth, He (1) shows up in the Spirit and
sets the atmosphere; and then (2) God’s Word is voiced! Notice that specific pattern:
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First, the Cloud the Smoke or the Glory
Then the Voice of God!
“These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly
in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud,
and of the thick darkness ” (Deut 5:22)
“it came to pass, when ye heard
the voice out of the midst of the
darkness” (Deut 5:23)
And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of
fire round about within it, from the appearance of his
loins even upward, and from the appearance of his
loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance
of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28 As the
appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
of rain , so was the appearance of the brightness round
about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the LORD ” (Ezek 1:27-28)
“And when I saw it, I fell upon
my face, and I heard a voice of
one that spake ” (Ezek 1:28)
Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate
that looketh toward the east: 2 And, behold, the glory
of the God of Israel came from the way of the east”
(Ezek 43:1-2)
“and his voice was like a noise of
many waters : and the earth
shined with his glory” (Ezek
43:2)
“In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord
sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train
filled the temple . 2 Above it stood the seraphims: each
one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and
with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did
fly. 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy,
holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is
full of his glory ” (Isa 6:1-3)
“And the posts of the door moved
at the voice of him that cried ,
and the house was filled with
smoke” (Isa 6:4)
The point is that the opening verses of Genesis form a pattern in which (1) the Holy Spirit
manifests His glorious presence; and (2) then God speaks. Obviously, as we see in the
table above, the pattern exists throughout the Old Testament. Let’s see if this precedence
and pattern persist in what can be observed in the New Testament. Notice the pattern
during the baptism. Jesus, “went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were
opened unto him, and he saw (1) the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting
upon him: 17 And lo (2) a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased” (Matt 3:16-17). Again, we see the Holy Spirit moving and setting the
atmosphere; after which, the voice came out of heaven.
Now, let’s notice the events surrounding the transfiguration of Jesus. Peter was asking
whether or not they should build tabernacles, “While he yet spake, (1) behold, a bright
cloud overshadowed them: and (2) behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matt 17:5). The overshadowing
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
cloud of the presence of the Holy Spirit showed up and then God spoke! The apostle Peter
himself describes the events of that day, “For we have not followed cunningly devised
fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but
were eyewitnesses of his majesty . 17 For he received from God the Father (1) honour and
glory (2 Peter 1:16-17); and then (2) when there came such a voice to him from the
excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (2 Peter 1:17).
We need to get the concept that the Holy Spirit ’s presence comes first and then God’s
voice is heard. Only in the Holy Spirit ’s presence is the voice heard! We could say that
the word of God follows the spirit of the LORD. We humans cannot perceive anything in
the spiritual realm until the Holy Spirit is present; powerful manifestations require the Holy
Spirit’s presence. We must realize that the Holy Spirit is not emotionalism or fanaticism as
some may think; rather, the glory of God is manifest in His presence.
Jesus and the Father shadow or come after the Holy Spirit ; in one sense, the Holy Spirit is
the tabernacle or atmosphere in which they dwell. We will learn that God desires an
atmosphere of glory in which to dwell. We have learned that God clothes Himself in
Honor, Strength and Majesty; the LORD was moved to tell Moses, “let them make me a
sanctuary; that I may dwell among them ” (Ex 25:8). In the Book of Revelation we can see
the powerful atmosphere which surrounds the very throne room of God before the Lamb
opened the seals, “out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and
there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of
God” (Rev 4:5). In this heavenly scene the Holy Spirit is the existence creating the
atmosphere around the Father and Jesus who is at His right hand. The Glory of / or
surrounding God is manifest by the Holy Spirit !
The Holy Spirit has personality; He is a personage! He came as a dove and as fire and as
wind; but, He was not the dove, nor the fire, nor the wind. Most do not realize it; but as we
have observed in this study, the first distinguishable manifestation of God in the Bible is
the Holy Spirit moving, “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Gen
1:2); likewise, the last distinguishable manifestation of God in the Bible is the Holy Spirit ,
“the Spirit and the bride say, Come” (Rev 22:17). The Holy Spirit is the first and the last
manifestation of God!
The Holy Spirit is the author of the scriptures, “holy men of God spake as they were moved
by the Holy Ghost ” (2 Peter 1:21); “All scripture is given by inspiration (the blowing
breath) of God” (2 Tim 3:16). The Holy Spirit’s exhaled breath was the first experience of
Adam’s life. God, “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living
soul” (Gen 2:7); as Adam inhaled the breath of God, he came to life. So too, like a breath
of fresh air, the first person of the God family that we Christians met was the Holy Spirit
when He began to nudge and convict our soul. He then leads us to Jesus Christ!
Our personal human spirit came from the Holy Spirit and knows Him. My soul and body
are of the earth but my spirit is from God who, “formeth the spirit of man within him”
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(Zech 12:1). At our death, “shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall
return unto God who gave it” (Eccl 12:7). According to Scripture, some time in the future
our human spirit must return to God who originally gave it. However, after the new birth
or regeneration, we, “have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father”
(Rom 8:15).
The Holy Spirit has always worked with humanity to fulfill the redemptive purposes of
God, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God
spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost ” (2 Peter 1:21). We can observe that before
the Holy Spirit came to dwell permanently in humans, He worked through men and women
during the Old Testament period. Jesus ministered under the same dispensation or period
of opportunity and privilege as the Old Testament saints. The Old Testament dispensation
ended at John the Baptist, “all the prophets and the law prophesied until John” (Matt
11:13). At the first Pentecost after the crucifixion, the Holy Spirit started a new period of
opportunity and privilege in His working with the human family. During this period,
wherever there has been a manifestation of the presence of the Holy Spirit , the habitation
of the Father and the Son is always in the midst of that manifestation!
Now try to imagine the earth with a big bright cloud (the manifestation of the Holy Spirit )
covering the whole expanse of the chaotic earth. Out of the cloud comes a voice, “Let
there be light.” Through these words beauty and order are in a state of restoration. Three
days later, as the cloud of glory fluttered near the surface of the earth the voice said, “let us
make man in our image, after our likeness” (Gen 1:26); as he formed man out of the clay.
Next, the breath of God came from the cloud and filled the clay man and God spoke life
into the man. This man (Adam: meaning to show blood in the face or turn rosy.) came to
life. This man Adam is originally clothed or covered with the cloud of God’s glory! In
essence, since the glorious God made man “ in his image ,” the man originally shared the
same (though much lesser) glory as his creator. This should not be hard to grasp; we have
a recorded example where Moses was so intimate with God that he began to manifest
God’s glory, “when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his
face shone while he talked with him. 30 And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw
Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone ; and they were afraid to come nigh him” (Ex
34:29-30). Back to Adam, after his creation, he named (spoke into the lives of) the animals.
At the conclusion of this activity, God opened up Adam’s body and formed another Adam,
“Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam , in the
day when they were created” (Gen 5:2). Now there are two Adams (one male and one
female). The cloud of the Holy Spirit of Glory surrounded both of them. The first Adam
spoke into the life of the second Adam, “ she (the female) shall be called Woman, because
she was taken out of Man” (Gen 2:23).
Now remember that the Holy Spirit was not in them. Rather, He surrounded them as a
glorious cloud; yet, we must realize that they were never born-again. Along their way they
fell into sin, “as by one man (Sin entered through Adam not through the woman.) sin
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entered into the world, and death by sin” (Rom 5:12). It was not until after sin that the
woman was named, “And unto Adam he said . . . cursed is the ground for thy sake . . . And
Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living” (Gen 3:17-20).
After sin entered, death entered as the Holy Spirit lifted off from them. Prior to the fall,
they were accustomed to the covering of the cloud of God’s glory. Without the covering of
the cloud of the Holy Spirit (The mantle of God) they felt naked, “the eyes of them both
were opened, and they knew that they were naked ; and they sewed fig leaves together, and
made themselves aprons” (Gen 3:7). Sin caused their glorious glow to leave! Without the
cloud of God’s glory covering them, they felt empty; and worse, they were completely
exposed to the devil who had authored the original chaos upon the earth.
The man and the woman had lost the holy presence of the Almighty! Ever since that time
mankind has desperately sought out the presence of God Almighty. Some of the holy men
of the bible found the presence, “when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his
mantle , and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a
voice unto him (Remember our pattern that the Holy Spirit always precedes the Voice.) ” (1
Kings 19:11-13). Notice that Elijah sought the covering of the Almighty that he might
wrap his face in that presence (Remember also that Moses’ face began to shine when he
received the law from God) . It is in the nature of humans to seek God’s presence. The
presence or mantle represented the cloud of Glory or the Holy Spirit ; that same Glory
overshadowed Mary the mother of Jesus, “the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy
Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God”
(Luke 1:35).
Let’s recall the baptism that we have earlier observed. It took place as Jesus, “went up
straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from
heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:16-17). It
was at this point in time that the Holy Spirit returned to the earth. Prior to Jesus’ baptism
the prophets and the holy men of the Old Testament merely felt the presence of the Holy
Spirit . The Holy Spirit filled only a very few select people during the Old Testament
period; and even then, it was only to accomplish the redemptive plan of God. However, in
the New Testament Jesus promised the coming of the Holy Spirit to be, (1) with us , “I will
pray with the spirit” (1 Cor 14:15); (2) in us , “they were all filled with the Holy Ghost , and
began to speak with other tongues” (Acts 2:4); and (3) upon us , “the spirit of glory and of
God resteth upon you” (1 Peter 4:14). In essence, we get the opportunity to experience the
Holy Spirit in the same fashion that Jesus Himself experienced the Holy Spirit . Jesus
walked with, in, and under the Holy Spirit of God. The prophets were only temporarily
filled with the presence of the Holy Spirit in order that they would be moved to speak the
Word of God under divine inspiration. They received the spirit as it came into them
temporarily and they were only temporarily under it . The Holy Spirit is both permanently
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in us , with us and we are under the power of the Holy Spirit . To the New Testament
Church the Holy Spirit came in two forms: wind and fire, “suddenly there came a sound
from heaven as of a rushing mighty w ind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire , and it sat upon each of
them” (Acts 2:2-3).
On the day of Pentecost during the Old Testament period, two loaves of bread baked with
leaven were lifted up and waved before God. These two loaves represented the Church.
These loaves were made with two-tenths deals of flower. The tithe (one tenth) is
representative of what is holy and set apart for the priests; to place two tenths deals of
flower in essence was to place a double portion upon the loaves! This double portion will
be explained later.
In a chronological fashion, let us look as some of the workings of the Holy Spirit through
the New Testament:
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
Jesus was conceived
by the Holy Spirit
“his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came
together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost ” (Matt
1:18)
The Holy Spirit is the
breath (working
agent) of the New
Birth
“Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit , he cannot enter into the kingdom
of God . . . 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest
the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and
whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit ” (John
3:5&8)
Jesus was anointed by
the Holy Spirit
“the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon
him, and a voice came from heaven” (Luke 3:22).
Jesus was given the
Holy Spirit without
measure
“God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him” (John 3:34)
Jesus was led by the
Holy Spirit
“Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and
was led by the Spirit into the wilderness” (Luke 4:1)
Jesus operated by
power of the Holy
Spirit
“Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee” (Luke
4:14)
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
Jesus received His
assignment by the
Holy Spirit
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me
to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the
brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are
bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord” (Luke
4:18-19)
True worship comes
by the Holy Spirit
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in
spirit and in truth” (John 4:24)
The Holy Spirit is the
giver of life
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the
words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life
(John 6:63)
Overflowing life
comes by the Holy
Spirit
“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39(But this spake he of
the Spirit , which they that believe on him should receive: for the
Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet
glorified.) (John 7:38-39).
The Holy Spirit is
received by asking in
faith
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the
Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13)
Blasphemy against
Holy Spirit not
forgiven
“unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not
be forgiven” (Luke 12:10).
The Holy Spirit will
answer our accusers
“take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what
ye shall say: 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same
hour what ye ought to say ” (Luke 12:11-12).
The Holy Spirit is the
Comforter with us
forever
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter , that he may abide with you for ever” (John 14:16)
He is the Spirit of
truth
“Even the Spirit of truth ” (John 14:17)
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is our
teacher and reminder
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost , whom the Father
will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all
things to your remembrance , whatsoever I have said unto you”
(John 14:26)
The Holy Spirit
reproves and convicts
“when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin , and of
righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8)
We glorify Jesus by
the Holy Spirit
He shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew
it unto you” (John 16:14)
Humanity is given
instructions by the
Holy Spirit
“this scripture must needs have been fulfilled , which the Holy
Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas”
(Acts 1:16)
Jesus declared to be
the Son of God by the
Holy Spirit
declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the
spirit of holiness” (Rom 1:4)
The Holy Spirit
enables us to Love
God
“the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost
(Rom 5:5)
Jesus was raised from
the dead by the Holy
Spirit
“if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in
you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken
your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Rom 8:11)
The Holy Spirit helps
us mortify the deeds
of the flesh
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body , ye shall live” (Rom 8:13)
The Holy Spirit leads
the Christian
“as many as are led by the Spirit of God , they are the sons of
God” (Rom 8:14)
The Holy Spirit
assures us of our
status in God
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit , that we are the
children of God” (Rom 8:16)
The Holy Spirit helps
in our weaknesses
and prayer
the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what we
should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh
intercession for us” (Rom 8:26)
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
Attribute of Holy
Spirit
Scripture presenting the attribute of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit
reveals the deep
things of God to us
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit
searcheth all things , yea, the deep things of God” (1 Cor 2:10)
Christian joined to
LORD by one spirit
“he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit ” (1 Cor 6:17)
The Holy Spirit
indwells the believer
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you” (1 Cor 6:19)
We are transformed
from glory to glory
by the Holy Spirit
“we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the
Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even
as by the Spirit of the Lord ” (2 Cor 3:18)
The Holy Spirit
assures us of our
sonship
“And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his
Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father ” (Gal 4:6)
Through the Spirit of
God we wait for the
hope of righteousness
“For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by
faith” (Gal 5:5)
Through the Holy
Spirit we have access
to the Father
“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the
Father ” (Eph 2:18)
Fulfill Judgment by
the Holy Spirit
the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth ” (2 Thess
2:8)
From the beginning
the Holy Spirit sets
the Christian apart for
a holy purpose
“God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through
sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto
he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our
Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess 2:13-14)
Jesus offered Himself
by the Holy Spirit
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God”
(Heb 9:14)
From the Old
Testament we learn:
The Holy Spirit
produces the works
“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit , saith the LORD of
hosts” (Zech 4:6)
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
It is only the Holy Spirit that can provide us with the complete understanding of Jesus
Christ. That is, we understand Jesus because of the teaching and leading of the Holy Spirit .
Until Pentecost 31 a.d. only the presence of the cloud appeared and then it spoke. The
cloud came and created the man and the woman; the glory of the cloud also clothed them.
When they sinned the cloud ( Holy Spirit ) departed. After that, the glorious presence did
come at times upon the prophets in order to speak the redemptive plan into existence. This
presence persisted at times in various fashions until John the Baptist, “all this was done,
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet” (Matt 1:22).
Jesus Christ (the second Adam) was clothed with a cloud for three and one half years from
the time of His baptism. Even though Jesus wore no clothes while on the cross, He was not
naked! That cloud of God’s glory never departed Him until He spoke of it from the cross,
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46). At that
moment, Jesus became sin for mankind and the Father turned His back on the nakedness of
His Son! Almost immediately a sponge filled with vinegar fastened to the end of a long
pole was placed on his lips; He drank from the sponge and, “when he had cried again with
a loud voice, yielded up the ghost” (Matt 27:50). A few moments later, “when they came
to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of the
soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water ,”
(John 19:33-34); out of Jesus’ warm body fluid (which came from His side in the same
fashion that Adam’s rib came from his side), the Church of Jesus Christ was birthed! The
Apostle John went on to explain, “This is he that came by water and blood , even Jesus
Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood . And it is the Spirit that beareth witness,
because the Spirit is truth. 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost : and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness
in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood : and these three agree in one.” (1 John
5:6-8). Through the Holy Spirit in us we come into total agreement with the water and the
blood !
The Holy Spirit goes into some detail to teach us that one hundred and twenty disciples
were in an upper room in Jerusalem on that day of Pentecost, “in those days Peter stood up
in the midst of the disciples, and said, ( the number of names together were about an
hundred and twenty )” (Acts 1:15). And suddenly they were covered by the cloud of glory
that we have been studying, “And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing
mighty wind , and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto
them cloven tongues like as of fire , and it sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled
with the Holy Ghost ” (Acts 2:2-4). Remember that we earlier studied that the day that the
Glory of God filled Solomon’s temple there were trumpets and sounds and voices and
harps and a cloud of the glory of the LORD, “So that the (120) priests could not stand to
minister by reason of the cloud : for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God
(2 Chron 5:14). Then came the voice , as the disciples began to speak in tongues!
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
Why 120 disciples? During Solomon’s reign, 120 human priests blew the trumpets and the
glory of God filled the temple; on the day of Pentecost 120 human disciples were filled
with the glory and the Holy Spirit of God! Noah was in the ark 120 days during God’s
judgment of the old world; therefore, we are somewhat secure in the fact that 120 is
somehow associated with judgment. There is another verse concerning Noah and judgment
that provides us with interesting information regarding the number 120. We are
accustomed to viewing that specific verse with respect to the period of judgment prior to
the flood, “the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is
flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years ” (Gen 6:3). The Hebrew word
“diyn” imprecisely translated in that verse as, “ strive ” would convey a clearer meaning if it
were simply translated into the word, “judge.” This is the first appearance of this word
“diyn” in the Bible; it is translated into the word, “judge,” eighteen other times in the Old
Testament. The word “diyn,” is the primary root of the name Dan, who was one of the
sons of Jacob (Israel) . We find Israel prophesying of his son, “Dan shall judge (diyn ) his
people, as one of the tribes of Israel” ( Gen 49:16). When we view Gen 6:3, from the
context of the word “judge,” rather than “strive,” the passage results in a very interesting
message, “ And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always judge (diyn,) with man, for
that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years . Further, it is
extremely interesting that one hundred and twenty is made up of the numbers that we
associate with judgment (12) such as in a jury, and the number (10), which is the number of
completion of order. In essence, one hundred and twenty witnesses who received the Holy
Spirit were a witness to the end of the period of judgment and the beginning of the period
of grace. By the way, Noah spelled backward is the Hebrew word for grace, “But Noah
found grace (hen meaning grace) in the eyes of the LORD” (Gen 6:8). In rabbinic thinking
when the letters which make up a word are combined in another order to form a different
word, both of the words which are spelled with those same letters are related.
Several days before the infilling of the one hundred and twenty, the same cloud came once
again over the face of the earth as Jesus prophesied, “But ye shall receive power , after that
the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he
had spoken these things , while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him
out of their sight” (Acts 1:8-9). As in Adam, the Holy Spirit had been upon the earth ever
since Jesus (the second Adam) breathed in as he came up out of the water, “And
straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a
dove descending upon him : 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my
beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into
the wilderness” (Mark 1:10-12). The second Adam never sinned; as a result, He restored
the cloud of God’s glory back upon the earth which had been absent since the first Adam.
It was this same cloud of glory that was present when Peter, “said unto Jesus, Lord, it is
good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed
them : and behold a voice out of the cloud , which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I
am well pleased; hear ye him” (Matt 17:4-5).
In essence, when the cloud covered the 120, it was a picture of Jesus Himself covering His
bride with the glorious cloud of the Holy Spirit . The foreshadowing of this event took
place in the Book of Ruth, “she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid: spread therefore thy
skirt over thine handmaid ; for thou art a near kinsman” (Ruth 3:9). What is so special
about this covering is that it is impossible for this covering to be taken from the Church!
The second Adam at creation (pictured by the woman) sinned with her husband and
through that sin both lost their covering. However, the second bride (who is the church)
can never lose her covering. Jesus secured her position! He gave her His position as the 1 st
born. The firstborn is treated as the second man. Adam and Eve gave birth to two sons!
Cain (the firstborn) did not receive the promise of righteous Abel (the second born) .
However, the second born (as in the case of Jesus) was killed and Seth (meaning – God
hath appointed me another seed instead of righteous Abel )” (Gen 4:25) . This second born
motif is replete throughout the scriptures: Ishmael (1st born) and Isaac (got the blessing);
Esau (1st born) and Jacob (got the blessing) ; Ephraim (1st born) and Manasseh (got the
blessing) . The firstborn (Adam) sinned; second Adam (Christ) was born of the spirit and
never did sin! In the same fashion, our flesh (1st born) sins and the born-again (gets the
blessing) spirit receives the promises.
God never pays attention to what is born of the flesh only of the spirit, “God is a Spirit: and
they that worship him must worship him in spirit” (John 4:24)! The second Adam is a
different creature from the first, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a
living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening (life giving) spirit . 46 Howbeit that was
not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven” (1 Cor
15:45-47). The church has been born by that quickening spirit!
The second born gets the inheritance of the firstborn! All that belongs to Jesus, belongs to
the bride, “the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the
goods of his master were in his hand! ” The Hebrew word / name Eliezer means, “God is
my Helper.” Jesus said, “I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter”
(John 14:16). Eliezer was to Rebecca another different helper but of the same kind as the
Holy Spirit is to the Church today! Eliezer is a picture of the Holy Spirit ! Notice what he
does in the story? He leaves the land of Israel (the Land of Promise) to go to a land of the
Gentiles and find a Bride for the Master’s beloved Son! According to historians, in 70 a.d.,
as ordered by the Father, the Holy Spirit departed the land of Israel and went into Gentile
lands. The bible tells us, “And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and
departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand : and he arose, and went to
Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor” (Gen 24:10). After he finds, tests, and engages
Rebecca he delivers her to Isaac (Jesus Christ) . Abraham was a very rich man and he
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The Holy Spirit!
How was Adam clothed before the fall ?
clearly possessed much more than the goods which ten camels could carry. What this
means is that Abraham took the necessary steps to ensure the future for his son Isaac.
Therefore, Eliezer must have had in his possession; the actual testament of Abraham’s will
(or covenant) which appointed Isaac as the inheritor of all of Abraham’s goods, “for all the
goods of his master were in his hand . ” This is yet another aspect of how Jesus Christ
parallels the life of Isaac, Heb 1:2 teaches us concerning God, Hath in these last days
spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things .” Jesus created the
New Testament or Covenant in His Blood, “This cup is the new testament in my blood,
which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20). It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us about Jesus’
Blood. The church is the, “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,
through sanctification of the Spirit , unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus
Christ ” (1 Peter 1:2).
We have the Holy Spirit of God; He has prepared an habitation in us, “let them make me a
sanctuary; that I may dwell among (in) them” (Ex 25:8). Paul makes the location of God’s
dwelling place clear and without any confusion, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of
God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God,
him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor 3:16-
17). The Holy Spirit is given to those who hunger and ask, “Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask
what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let
a double portion of thy spirit be upon me” (2 Kings 2:9). Jesus confirms our need to ask
for the Holy Spirit , “how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to
them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13).
So why was it that Adam and his wife did not feel naked before the fall? Because they
were not naked! They were covered with the glorious of God’s glow. In like fashion, the
glory of God is upon you; that glory is already present and visible in the spirit realm! In a
manner completely unknown to humanity and in some way diametrically opposed to the
human nature, it is as if God’s sons somehow wear glorious attributes like a garment, “ put
on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him . .
. 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness,
humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; 13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving
one another . . . 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of
perfectness” (Col 3:10-14). They put on these garments of glory, “that the shame of thy
nakedness,” (Rev 3:18); does not appear!
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