Dr. Meharry H. Lewis, Author
Jesus Christ was the spiritual comfort to His disciples and the world while He was yet with us (John 14-16th chapters). Realizing that He would not remain human flesh always, but would soon be transformed back into His divine spiritual nature, the consolation He left for the disciples — and for us today — was that, He would pray and the Father would give us another Comforter; and that He (the Holy Ghost, even the Spirit of Truth, also) could abide with us forever, "... for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you," (John 14:15-17). This everpresent source of comfort would come through the divine teaching of God's knowledge, understanding, and wisdom (Judg. 13:8; Luke 12:12; John 14:26; 2:22; I John 2:20)! This wonderful part of God's Holy Trinity was brought forth, brought up, and set up with the Father and the Son (Prov. 8:22-25) and now is given to teach us the Law and keep it freshly imprinted in our hearts (Eze. 36:26, 27; Jer. 31:33; Eze. 11:19-21). This promised outpouring of the Holy Ghost upon all flesh and the teaching and demonstration of many of God's wonderful "secrets" and powerful acts were part of the "good. news" of the gospels (Joel 2:28: / 5:9).
The GOOD: evil Diametric
God's creation, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:9), was designed apparently to be one of the best-kept secrets of the universe; especially the "knowledge of evil," or more specifically, the knowledge of the difference between good and evil. This "knowledge" brought on the experiences birth and the associated throes, work, pain, decision, and death (Gen. 2:17; 3:16; 3:17-19).
The Nature Of Spirit '
Spirit is a motivating force; it is an energy generating, animating force capable of producing movement. Examples of the end results of the energy release of spirit are: the Flood (Gen. chapters 6 and 7); the fall of the Walls of Jericho (Joshua 5:13-15; 6:1-20); the test of Baal's prophets in the demonstration of Elijah (I Kings 18:17-40); the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1-29); the Virgin Birth (Matthew 1:20 and Luke 1:35); and the Creation (Genesis 1). It is spirit that makes alive (II Cor. 3:6).
God Is A Spirit
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.
- John 4:23, 24
“Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me”
King David after his sin