Chapter Three, The Power
When Jesus walked on the earth, He was filled with the Holy Ghost (Mt 12:18, Lk 2:40, 4:18, Is 42:1, 61:1, Rm 1:4). Acts 10:38, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Scriptures also reveal about the Son: John 3:34, “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” The Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon Jesus just as He was beginning God’s work on this earth (Lk 3:22). God was manifest in the flesh and justified in the Spirit (1 Tim 3:16). Jesus was confirmed or established in the Spirit – sealed of God (Jn 6:27). Christ was led of the Spirit (Lk 4:1, 14). Jesus offered Himself through the eternal Spirit (Heb 9:14).
Jesus proclaimed: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me (Lk 4:18).” The Holy Ghost was upon Jesus meaning that God was with/in Him. Jesus was led of this selfsame Spirit (Mk 1:12). The Holy Ghost is the very presence of God and is God. The Spirit is eternal (Heb 9:14). The Father dwelt within Jesus because the Spirit was in Jesus. Christ said: John 14:10, “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”
This can be understood better through understanding how Jesus/Father (God) imparts the Holy Ghost to man. When Jesus came as a man, John the Baptist declared of him: “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire (Mt 3:11, Lk 3:16, Mk 1:8, Acts 1:5). What this meant was that Jesus would give the Holy Ghost (the Spirit of God) to dwell within man. Obviously, He who baptizes or fills others with the Spirit is also filled with the Spirit Himself.
The presence of the Holy Spirit literally transforms man’s body (dwelling of clay) into the temple of God, which is the dwelling of God. 1 Corinthians 6:19, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” AND 1 Corinthians 3:16, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Notice that the “temple of the Holy Spirit” and the “temple of God” are used synonymously (interchangeably, same as). The presence of the Holy Spirit is the presence of God. To put it more bluntly, “the Holy Ghost is God.”
Now consider: 1 John 4:12-15, “No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” So, “God dwelling in you” = “the Holy Spirit dwelling in you.” Notice the relationship in the previous scripture with regards to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God.
To further understand that the Holy Spirit is God, we shall consider some things that Jesus said: John 14:15-17, “If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” The Spirit is from the Father and is God’s truth. Notice that the Spirit “abides with” and “dwells with” and “is within” a sincere believer or follower of Christ. Jesus also gives His followers direction through the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:2).
Who does the Holy Spirit dwell within? 1 John 4:16, “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” AND 1 John 5:3, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” Therefore: Those who keep God’s commandments (thus dwelling in the love of God) dwell in God and God (the Holy Spirit) in him. These are the sincere followers of Christ. Acts 5:32, “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.”
In continuing His thoughtful explanation, Jesus further states: John 14:20, “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” Jesus is in man by virtue that the Holy Ghost is in man (Eph 2:22). The Father, Son and Holy Ghost are one. There is: Ephesians 4:6, “One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” Once again, we are mostly told in scripture that the Holy Spirit dwells within man, yet the preceding verse says the Father is in us. Therefore, the Father and the Holy Ghost are one.
Jesus continues His teaching: John 14:21, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” Jesus manifest Himself to man by virtue of the Holy Ghost. As further validation Jesus said shortly thereafter: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” We know that Jesus abides in us by the Spirit which He hath given us (1 Jn 3:24). 1 John 4:13, “Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”
Now it is possible to be very religious and not have the Spirit of God. The Jews certainly were religious and to a higher degree than most. Romans 8:9, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.” Those who are not walking in the light (obedience to Christ’s truth) do not have the Spirit and are not the Lord’s. Obey the Lord and pray for the Spirit (Lk 11:13).
Christ Receives the Promise of the Spirit
The Holy Spirit could not come until Jesus went back to the Father (Jn 7:39, 16:28) – why? It was mentioned earlier that John the Baptist declared of Jesus that He would baptize with the Holy Ghost, yet when He walked the earth the Lord never once baptized anyone with the Holy Ghost – why? The answer to both questions is that Jesus first had to atone for man’s sins before the Holy Ghost could be given or come (Acts 1:3-5). This is why it was expedient for Jesus to go away (Jn 16:7). For the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified (Jn 7:39). Jesus first had to make peace or reconcile God and man by offering Himself up on the cross. Why? Because God could not dwell within man while there was still enmity – man’s sins separate him from God (Is 59:2). There had to first be forgiveness of sins and God’s mercy (2 Cor 5:19). This is why Jesus told His disciples (prior to His death): “The Spirit of truth dwelleth with you, and shall be (future tense) in you (Jn 14:17, Acts 5:32).
Jesus told His disciples: John 16:7, “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” The Holy Spirit was absolutely necessary for a given purpose – to teach, lead and empower (quicken, make alive) man to do God’s will – to walk as Jesus walked and in the Spirit He walked in (Col 2:6, 1 Jn 2:6). Galatians 5:25, “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” In other words, if the Spirit is in you, then you must be taught and led to follow the Spirit’s direction.
When Jesus walked the earth, He was referred to as Emmanuel, meaning “God with us (Mt 1:23).” After the death and resurrection of Christ: Acts 2:33, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” So now it could be stated: “God in us.” The Holy Spirit glorifies the Son (Jn 16:13-14).
We have previously discussed being a child of Abraham by faith. Galatians 3:14, “That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.” Faith worketh by love and our “love” is our obedience to God (Gal 5:6, Jn 14:15). So, walking in the faith of Abraham qualifies you to receive the “promise” of the Holy Spirit. Jesus first redeemed us from the law and then “shed forth” the promise of the Holy Ghost. Galatians 4:5-6, “To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”
Christ next said in His explanation from above: John 14:23, “Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” Both Father and Son will make their abode (dwelling) with man by virtue of the Holy Ghost. This can only be if the Holy Ghost is God, just as the Father and Son are God. This is a great mystery – Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:26-27).
The Holy Spirit must be God: 1 Corinthians 2:9-12, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”
The same Spirit that dwells within man knows the deep things of God and is the Spirit of God. Furthermore (in continuing with this thought): 1 Corinthians 2:16, “For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” The reason we have the mind of Christ is because we have the Holy Spirit who knows (searches) the deep things of God. The Spirit is compared to Christ who is compared to God.
Consider this verse: John 4:24, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” The Holy Spirit is distinct from the Father and distinct from the Son, yet God is a Spirit. The only way for all these scriptures (here and above) to make any sense is if the Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three persons, yet one God.
Jesus sits at the right hand of the power of God (Mt 26:64, Mk 14:62, Lk 22:69). Here God the Father is referred to as “power” (and in other instances, Acts 1:7, Rev 15:8; possibly in conjunction with the Holy Spirit). The Holy Ghost is also referred to as “power.” It was told Mary prior to Jesus earthly conception: “The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee (Lk 1:35).” After Christ’s wilderness temptations, it was stated: “Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit (Lk 4:14).” Even Christ’s Word was with authority and power (Lk 4:32, 36) – in demonstration of the Spirit and of power (as in 1 Cor 2:4, 4:20). Jesus performed mighty miracles through the power or Holy Ghost within Him (Lk 5:17, 9:43). So will the followers of Jesus: “Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God (Rm 15:19, 1 Cor chap 12, Heb 2:4).” AND “in demonstration of the Spirit and of power (1 Cor 2:4-5, 1 Thess 1:5).”
Jesus said: Matthew 28:18, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” What was this power or promise that Jesus received? Acts 2:33, “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” The Holy Ghost is the power from on high (Lk 24:49, Eph 3:16, discussed below). Jesus told His disciples: Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” God the Father has given (exalted) Jesus this authority (Php 2:9, Eph 1:19-22). Jesus baptizes those whom He calls with His Spirit (just as John the Baptist said, Mt 3:11, Mk 1:8, Lk 3:16, Jn 1:33). We are filled with all the fulness of God and this is the power that worketh in us (Eph 3:19-20).
The exceeding greatness of his power, the working of his mighty power, was wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places (Eph 1:19-20). The Holy Spirit is the “power of God” that raised Jesus from the dead (Rm 8:11, 1 Pt 3:18). The Holy Spirit was the power whereby Jesus cast out demons – with authority and power (Lk 4:36). Jesus told some religious men who accused Him of having a devil (Mt 12:24-26): Matthew 12:28, “But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.” On another occasion, Jesus healed because: “the power of the Lord was present to heal them (Lk 5:17).” That power was the Holy Spirit and Jesus was led and directed of the Spirit (Lk 4:1, 14, 9:42-43). It was noted that Christ’s Word was with “power” from which came forth mighty miracles (Lk 4:32, 9:43, Mt 13:54, 14:2). Luke 9:43, “And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God…”
Christ told His disciples of the coming of the Holy Ghost: Luke 24:49, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.” AND Acts 1:8, “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.” Jesus had been anointed with this same Holy Ghost and with power (Acts 10:38).
One is enabled to do God’s will through the power of the Holy Ghost (Rm 15:13). The Holy Spirit is the power of God that effects (brings about) the Lord’s purposes/will. The follower of Christ is kept by the power of God (Holy Ghost) through faith unto salvation (1 Pt 1:5).” This is the work of faith with power (2 Thess 1:11). Jesus gives power to become the sons of God (Jn 1:12). Romans 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” Therefore, the power to become a son of God is the Holy Spirit.
How does this work? Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” Grace is the gift or promise of God which is the Holy Ghost working God’s will in you (Ti 2:11-14). This was the anticipation of John the Baptist when he said: “He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost (Mt 3:11, Mk 1:8, Lk 3:16, Jn 1:33).” Jesus told the Samaritan woman by the well about “living water (the Holy Spirit, Jn 7:38-39)” which was the gift of God (Jn 4:10). Christ commanded them (His disciples) that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father (Acts 1:4). Jesus received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:33). Peter said: “ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:38, 10:45).” Paul said: “ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise (Eph 1:13).”
Paul said: 2 Corinthians 9:14-15, “And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” The grace in you or unspeakable gift is the Holy Ghost which dwells in you (1 Cor 3:16). The Spirit is definitely there for a purpose – to work God’s will in you through your faith.
The verse above says “by grace through faith (Eph 2:8).” Firstly – without faith, the Spirit will not be working in you: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith (Eph 3:17).” Grace is with them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity (Eph 6:24). Since grace is the Spirit of grace working in you, faith is your response to the Spirit’s workings. In other words, when the Spirit teaches and leads, you must hear, submit and obey. The Spirit reveals God’s will and faith seeks and appropriately responds to God’s will. Grace is God reaching out to you and faith is you responding or reaching back to God. Grace and faith must work hand in hand. God does not force your free will, so you must freely submit and obey. Faith toward God is “no good” unless it aligns with God’s purposes of “truth.” Faith must be found in God’s will. The Spirit directs your faith to be found in God’s will.
Lets sum up this crucial understanding: God’s grace is the Holy Spirit of grace working in you to accomplish the Lord’s purposes (Acts 4:31-33, Php 1:25, 2:13, Heb 10:29). The Holy Spirit is the gift (Acts 2:38)! Grace = gift = Holy Ghost! Faith is your submission, obedience, love, trust and devotion toward God. When such faith is coupled with the Holy Ghost’s working in you, then God’s will is accomplished (Acts 5:32). Its not your works, but rather your obedience to the Spirit’s leading and teaching – the Spirit’s working to transform you into the image of Christ. Such grace working with your faith saves you!
Lets equate this to dancing: God leads and you follow by repeating (copying, mimick – with heart) what the leader does – each has their part, but God does most of the work and sets the course – you willingly cooperate. First you receive the Holy Spirit and then your heart is purified by faith as you obey (Acts 15:8-9). Christ’s sacrifice was so that “we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Cor 5:21).” We are “made” righteous through obedience to the Holy Ghost.
Why did John the Baptist place such an emphasis that Jesus would baptize with the Holy Ghost (Mt 3:11, Mk 1:8, Lk 3:16, Jn 1:33, Acts 1:5)? Why did Jesus say it was expedient that He go away such that the Holy Ghost would come (Jn 7:39, 14:26, 16:7, 20:22)? Why did Christ insist that His disciples tarry at Jerusalem until they received power from on high (Lk 24:49, Acts 1:4, 8, 2:2-4)? The reason is so clear! The Holy Ghost is the grace of God. The Holy Ghost is the promise of God. The Holy Ghost is the gift of God. The Holy Ghost is the living water (Jn 4:10, 7:38-39).
The Holy Ghost is our comforter, teacher and guide to conform us to Christ’s well pleasing image such that become a son of God. Consider what Peter told the Jews after the Holy Ghost was come upon the Gentiles: Acts 11:16-17, “Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?”
Jesus is also referred to as having power: Romans 1:4, “And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.” “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth (Mt 28:18).” AND “Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:24).” AND “upholding all things by the word of His power (Heb 1:3).” AND “Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ (Rev 12:10).”
God the Father is power; and God the Son is power; and the Holy Ghost is power. They are three, yet one. The Godhead is the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Authority of the Holy Ghost
The authority of the Holy Spirit is revealed through the reverence and respect He is due. Jesus cast out many devils and unclean spirits by the power of the Holy Ghost. When the Pharisees and scribes saw it, they said: “He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils (Lk 11:15, also Mt 12:24, Mk 3:22).” Jesus said: Mark 3:28-29, “Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.” Such respect is only reserved for God and certainly not a created being. One of the Ten Commandments is “Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain (Ex 20:7).”
The religious men were saying that Jesus’ miracles were through a demonic source. This was to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Many religious men do the same today about spiritual giftings that are clearly given by the Holy Ghost (1 Cor chaps 12, 14, Rm 12:6) or signs Jesus said would follow them that believe (Mk 16:17-18, Lk 24:49).
Concerning miracles: Those who follow Jesus must do as He did! Christ’s disciples will follow in every respect and experience everything that Jesus did. Jesus could not have said it any more clearly: John 14:12, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” Verily means of a certainty! Jesus also said certain signs would follow them that believe (all them that believe), namely: in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; and they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover (Mk 16:17-18). Can it be any more clear? – the book of Acts is full of such accounts. Those who say such miracles are not for today reveal a lack of faith and walk in unbelief; are not fully following; and reject that which comes from the Holy Ghost – “by the Spirit.”
Some religious men spend a lot of time explaining why miracles are supposedly not for today. These are living proof of what was said of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew: Matthew 13:58, “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Does anyone suppose that the Holy Ghost will move through one or gift one that is full of unbelief (Acts chap 12)? The Jews told Jesus to come down from the cross and they would believe Him (Mt 27:42). Perhaps similar is true for religious man? Show me and I will believe – err maybe. Unbelief will get you nowhere with God.
Both Jesus and the early church walked in miracles and the power of the Holy Ghost. Paul stated: 1 Corinthians 2:4, “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power.” Why? 1 Corinthians 4:20, “For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.” AND 1 Corinthians 2:5, “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” The “religious” world by and large does not walk in such power and miracles. Why? The reason is the same as was stated of Jesus: Matthew 13:58, “And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.”
So, what is belief? Belief (faith) is a woman who had an issue of blood and found no hope in man (Mt 9:20-22). Belief is a father with a dying daughter (Lk 8:41-42, 49-56). Belief is a father with a deaf and dumb son who had an unclean spirit who cried to Jesus with tears, “Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief (Mk 9:17-27).” Belief is blind Bartimaeus who cried to Jesus all the louder when the crowd told him to hold his peace (Mk 10:46-52). Belief is a leper who came to Jesus and said, “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean (Mt 8:2-3).” These did not justify their circumstance. These did not “pridefully” argue what the flesh will never understand (i.e. the miracles). These were “humbled” in their circumstances and reached out in hope to God – they cleaved to the Lord in hope. Those who question the “power” of God simply walk in pride and unbelief. The meek and poor in spirit have no more arguments left in them. They say, “speak the word only” and it shall be done (Mt 8:8). AMEN!
Jesus referred to the Spirit as living water when tslking to the Samaritan woman at the well. Christ said: John 4:14, “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” Jesus said on another occasion: John 7:38-39, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (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.)”
Consider a dry and barren land – it is lifeless. When the rains come everything springs forth into life. Such is the case with the Holy Ghost – He quickens and makes alive (Jn 6:63, Rm 8:2, 11, 13). The Spirit giveth life (2 Cor 3:6). Job 33:4, “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” For as the body without the spirit is dead, so are we without the Holy Spirit dwelling within us (Js 2:26).
Therefore: Revelation 22:17, “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” We must have the Holy Ghost within us to have life in Christ.
Jesus is the Word of God (Jn 1:1-3, 14, 1 Jn 5:7, Rev 19:13). Jesus is also “The Truth (Jn 14:6).” The Word of God is the truth (Jn 17:17). The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of truth (Jn 14:7, 15:26, 1 Jn 5:6). John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” AND John 14:26, “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.”
So, Jesus is the truth and the Spirit is the truth. The Spirit is sent of the Father in Jesus’ name to teach the things that Jesus said. Jesus only spoke the Words of the Father. John 12:49-50, “For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak (also Deut 18:18, Jn 3:34, 7:16-17, 8:28, 38, 14:10-11).” The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are in perfect agreement concerning the truth – for they are the truth. Psalms 33:4, “For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.”
Jesus is “The Life (Jn 14:6, also Jn 1:4, 3:36, 5:24, 26, 40, 6:46, 17:2-3, 1 Jn 5:11-12).” The Spirit is life (Jn 7:38-39, Rm 8:1-2, 10, Gal 6:8, Rev 11:11, 22:17). The Father is life (Jn 5:26, 17:2). The Godhead is life and is one. Life is found in God’s truth!