9th August 2009, mgh
This Article: (9 Pages)
- 1. The work of the spirit in the New... Testament
- 2. An important Link between New and Old
- 3. The Comforter or Helper
- 4. Case Studies in Acts
- 5. A Summary of ideas of Spirit
- 6. The spirit of man & obe
- 7. The name of the Father, of the son... and of the holy spirit
- 8. Holy Spirit Gifts
- 9. Joel and the Outpouring of the... Spirit of Elohim
6) The spirit of man & obe
In each of us there is a spirit that is a projection of our mind and emotions (Prov 18:14, Eccl.3:21). We can project joy or sadness. In a group there can be mass emotion, as seen at sporting matches or religious revivals where parts of the crowd act as one having one spirit of the moment. Whether it is religious or not the source is the same. This is not from Yahweh but from the humans. The mind of Yahweh is a different 'spirit' to the 'spirit' of the mind of humans (Isaiah 55:8). They must not be confused, just as the wind is different from our breath.
The spirit of man is dangerous when used with repetitive words to affect the minds of people, such as used by dictators and by some modern religious leaders. The Hebrew word 'obe' (familiar spirit) implies 'prattling and mumbling'. Those who did this Yahweh condemned to death (Leviticus 20:27). The 'hyped' obe is evident for what it is as we have a description of what it feels like to hear the word of God.
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form of it: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying, (Job 4:13-16)
It is clear from this and every description, that the word of God comes suddenly, requires no effort on our part and the voice is from outside, not in our head, or from us. If it is 'mumbling' from us it's 'obe' as evident in pagan tribal spirit worship, and it's condemned
On Sunday May 16, 2016 a gust of wind changed Boston's “Freedom trail” and knocked over the statue of Benjamin Franklin. It has great significance, and likely is no accident or freak chance.
It has been in my heart to write about an observation regarding the movement in the heavens : weather, climate, sun and universe. It concerns me that people do not give the God of the Bible the glory for His gift of life, moment to moment, and the giving of rain and sun.
There has been a fact lost in translation from objective science
AFP reported Britain blames China over 'farcical' climate talks
Towards an understanding the Bible canon.
What does the science of clouds, human ideas of climate change, and what the Bible observes regarding climate have to say to us regarding our faith?