Holy-spirit sentence example

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  • As no one could curse Jesus except under the influence of a devilish afflatus, so none could say "Jesus is Lord" except he was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
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  • (6) But, since the divine injunction had been" Do this in remembrance of me,"the sacrifice was immediately followed by a commemoration of the passion of Christ, and that again by an invocation of the Holy Spirit (epiclesis) that He would make the bread and wine to become the body and blood of Christ.
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  • With respect to other doctrines also, such as those of the Holy Spirit and the incarnation of Christ, &c., Origen prepared the way for the later dogmas.
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  • Three of them express in the strongest language the orthodox faith of the church in opposition to the Arian heresy, and these three put in unmistakable language the procession of the Holy Spirit from both Father and Son.
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  • In later Jewish literature we meet with further examples of similar hypostases in the form of Memra, Metatron, Shechinah, Holy Spirit and Bath kol.
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  • His followers held a progressive revelation of God in the ages of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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  • Later the Holy Spirit is made directly equivalent to Ormazd; and then the great watchword is: "Here Ormazd, there Ahriman!"
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  • Next, it must be carefully remembered that the early church was, in a sense hard for us even to understand, ruled and edified by the direct action of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The immanence of God in all things and His incarnation as the Holy Spirit in themselves appear to have been the chief doctrines of the Amalricans.
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  • Certain features of Paulicianism noted by Photius and Petrus Siculus are omitted in Esc. One of these is the Christhood of the fully initiated, who as such ceased to be mere "hearers" (audientes) and themselves became vehicles of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The Key of Truth regards the water as a washing of the body, and sees in the rite no opus operatum, but an essentially spiritual rite in which "the king releases certain rulers a from the prison of sin, the Son calls them to himself and comforts them with great words, and the Holy Spirit of the king forthwith comes and crowns them, and dwells in them for ever."
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  • After narrating the pardon obtained by Adam, it is said that the Son ascending from Olivet prays the Father on behalf of His apostles; who consequently receive consecration from the Father, together with the Son and Holy Spirit - Peter being made archbishop of the universe.
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  • Just as the Mosaic dispensation came to an end with the appearance of Christ, so the sacraments of the new dispensation have lost their meaning and efficacy since the incarnation of God as Holy Spirit in the Amalricans.
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  • While we may hope for eventual agreement on the history of the different types of creed forms, there can be no hope of agreement on the interpretation of the words Holy Spirit between Unitarian and Trinitarian critics.
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  • Writers who follow Harnack explain " holy spirit " as the gift of impersonal influence, and between wide limits of difference agree in regarding Christ as Son of God by adoption and not by nature.
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  • Eastern theologians expressed the mysterious relationship of the Holy Spirit to the Father and the Son in such phrases as " Who proceedeth from the Father and receiveth from the Son," rightly making the Godhead of the Father the foundation and primary source of the eternally derived Godhead of the Son and the Spirit.
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  • We cannot ask to be as if through nineteen centuries no one had ever asked a question about the relation of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Father and the Holy Spirit.
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  • The decree Sacrosancta (April 1415) proclaimed that a general council assembled in the Holy Spirit and representing the Catholic Church militant had its power immediately from Christ, and was supreme over every one in the Church, not excluding the pope, in all matters pertaining to the faith and reformation of the Church of God in head and members.
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  • All these set forth in their symbolical books the supreme place of Scripture, accepting the position which Zwingli laid down in 1536 in The First Helvetic Confession, namely, that "Canonic Scripture, the Word of God, given by the Holy Spirit and set forth to the world by the Prophets and Apostles, the most perfect and ancient of all philosophies, alone contains perfectly all piety and the whole rule of life."
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  • In 1522 Zwingli produced his first considerable writing, the Architeles, " the beginning and the end," in which he sought by a single blow to win his spiritual freedom from the control of the bishops, and in a sermon of that year he contended that only the Holy Spirit is requisite to make the Word intelligible, and that there is no need of Church, council, or pope in the matter.
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  • The Ophite system had its Trinity: (I) the Universal God, the First Man, (2) his conception (g vvoca), the Second Man, (3) a female Holy Spirit.
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  • After a long war between mankind aided by Prunikos against Ialdabaoth (this is the inner story of the Old Testament), the Holy Spirit sends Christ to the earth to enter (united with his sister Prunikos) the pure vessel, the virgin-born Jesus.
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  • The belief that the Church was a supernatural institution found expression in the Jewish notion of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The Holy Spirit was supposed to be manifest in various striking ways, in prophecy, speaking with tongues and miracle working.
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  • One party taught that while the first impulse must come from the Holy Spirit the work might be compared to reviving a man apparently dead.
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  • There is also a spiritual chewing of the body of Christ, not such that by it we understand the very food to be changed into spirit, but such that, the body and blood of the Lord abiding in their essence and peculiarity, they are spiritually communicated to us, not in any corporeal way, but in a spiritual, through the Holy Spirit which applies and bestows on us those things which were prepared through the flesh and blood of the Lord betrayed for our sake to death, to wit, remission of sins, liberation and life eternal, so that Christ lives in us and we in him...
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  • Of late years there has been a controversy among Anglican theologians as to the exact nature of the gif t conveyed through confirmation, or, in other words, whether the Holy Spirit can be said to have come to dwell in those who have been baptized but not confirmed.
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  • Having by the Holy Spirit come down from heaven, and having been born of a Hebrew virgin, He took flesh and appeared unto men, to call them back from their error of many gods; and having completed His wonderful dispensation, He was pierced by the Jews, and after three days He revived and went up to heaven.
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  • It is the Hebrew Bible, not the rabbinic traditions, which provide primary source material regarding early Jewish belief on the Holy Spirit.
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  • (iii.) An over-ruling and uniting influence is ascribed to the Holy Spirit.
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  • To Luther's doctrine of the ubiquity of Christ's body he opposed that of the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit in the church.
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  • Introits were provided for use on every Sunday and Holy-Day; after the offertory intending communicants were directed to " tarry still in the quire or in some convenient place nigh the quire "; in the prayer " for the whole state of Christ's church," the blessed Virgin Mary was commemorated by name among departed saints; prayer for the departed was explicitly retained; also an invocation of the Holy Spirit before the words of institution, the prayer of oblation immediately following them.
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  • In Philo the wild pigeon symbolizes the holy spirit.
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  • After this Peter's attention was directed to the growth of Christianity in Samaria, and he and John made a journey of inspection through that district, laying hands on those who had been baptized in order that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
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  • The Perfect formed the ordained priesthood, were women no less than men, and controlled the church; they received from the Believers unquestioning obedience, and as vessels of election in whom the Holy Spirit already dwelt, they were adored by the faithful, who were taught to prostrate themselves before them whenever they asked for their prayers.
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  • A scholastic tradition, however, tells of a voice from heaven which made itself heard when the wise men had assembled in Jericho, saying: "Among those here present is one who would have deserved the Holy Spirit to rest upon him, if his time had been worthy of it."
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  • Then followed the tremendous warning, that to assign His work to Satan, and so to call good evil, was to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit - the one sin which admitted of no forgiveness.
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  • The past is now filled with a glory which could not be so fully perceived at the time, but which, as St John tells, it was the function of the Holy Spirit to reveal to Christ's disciples.
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  • When Nicodemus objected that this was to demand a physical impossibility, he was answered that the new birth was " of water and spirit "- words which doubtless contained a reference to the mission of the Baptist and to his prophecy of One who should baptize with the Holy Spirit.
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  • Our Lord interprets His relation to the disciples by the figure of a tree and its branches - He is the whole of which they are the parts; He promises the mission of the Holy Spirit to continue His work in the world; and He solemnly commends to His Father the disciples whom He is about to leave.
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  • The holy spirit of Islam kept the men of Medina together, and inspired in them an all-absorbing zeal for the faith; the Arabs as a whole had no other bond of union and no better source of inspiration than individual interest.
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  • Such lines of thought provoke discussion as to the relationship of Jesus to God the Father, and, at a later period, of the nature of the Holy Spirit who enters into and transforms believers.
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  • In the book of Revelation the New Jerusalem descending from heaven to the earth may be taken as a symbol of a continuing process: the human receives the divine, as the Virgin Mary received the Holy Spirit and brought forth Jesus, perfect man and perfect God.
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  • The Bible interpreted by man's unaided intelligence is as valueless as other writings, but it has a sacramental value when the Holy Spirit accompanies its teaching, and the power of God uses it and makes the soul capable of holiness.
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  • Thus (2) the Holy Spirit appears as directing and energizing throughout the whole struggle with the powers of evil to be overcome in either ministry, of Master or disciples.
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  • " He wished, " as Harnack well remarks, " to point out the might of the Holy Spirit in the apostles, Christ's witnesses; and to show how this might carried the Gospel from Jerusalem to Rome and gained for it entrance into the pagan world, whilst the Jews in growing degree incurred rejection.
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  • What was said above of the Christology of the Petrine speeches applies to the whole conception of Messianic salvation, the eschatology, the idea of Jesus as equipped by the Holy Spirit for His Messianic work, found in these speeches, as also to titles like " Jesus the Nazarene " and " the Righteous One " both in and beyond the Petrine speeches.
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  • According to this doctrine the personality of Christ is twofold; the divine Logos dwells as a distinct personality in the man Jesus Christ, the union of the two natures being analogous to the relation between the believer and the indwelling Holy Spirit.
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  • These in turn split into two principal groups - the Adoptianists and the Modalists - the former holding Christ to be the man chosen of God, on whom the Holy Spirit rested in a quite unique sense, and who after toil and suffering, through His oneness of will with God, became divine, the latter maintaining Christ to be a manifestation of God Himself.
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  • The teaching of Sabellius himself was very closely allied to the older Modalism ("Patripassianism") of Noetus and Praxeas, but was distinguished from it by its more careful theological elaboration and by the account it took of the Holy Spirit.
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  • His central proposition was to the effect that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the same person, three names thus being attached to one and the same being.
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  • Other similar works are his treatise in four books against the Manichaeans and Paulicians, and his controversy with the Latins on the Procession of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The holy oil, chrism, or µvpov, as the Easterns call it, was prepared and consecrated on Maundy Thursday, and in the Gelasian sacramentary the formula used runs thus: "Send forth, 0 Lord, we beseech thee, thy Holy Spirit the Paraclete from heaven into this fatness of oil, which thou hast deigned to bring forth out of the green wood for the refreshing of mind and body; and through thy holy benediction may it be for all who anoint with it, taste it, touch it, a safeguard of mind and body, of soul and spirit, for the expulsion of all pains, of every infirmity, of every sickness of mind and body.
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  • In the van of the first stands the Holy Spirit (spenta, nainyu) or the Great Wisdom Mazdao.
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  • He even asked John Wesley, in 1739, to desist from preaching in his diocese of Bristol, and in a memorable interview with the great preacher remarked that any claim to the extraordinary gifts of the Holy Spirit was "a horrid thing, a very horrid thing, sir."
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  • The apostle prays: "Fountain sent unto us from Rest, Power of Salvation from that Power proceeding which overcomes and subjects all to its own will, come and dwell within these waters, that the Charisma (gift) of the holy Spirit may be fully perfected through them."
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  • In the sequel he defines the role of the angel of baptism who does not infuse himself in waters, already holy from the first; but merely presides over the washing of the faithful, and ensures their being made pure for the reception of the holy Spirit in the rite of confirmation which immediately follows.
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  • By that time he had contracted his first "spiritual marriage," and had persuaded himself that he had been absorbed into the personality of God and had become a visible embodiment of the Holy Spirit.
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  • This gave rise to misunderstandings, and at last led to two widely separate ways of regarding and defining one important doctrine - the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father or from the Father and the Son.
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  • The Eastern Church affirms that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father only, and takes its stand on John xv.
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  • He was glorified by many as God, and he taught that it was he who appeared among the Jews as the Son, in Samaria as the Father and among other nations as the Holy Spirit.
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  • Stone had been a Presbyterian minister prominent in the Kentucky revival of 1801, but had been turned against sectarianism and ecclesiastical authority because the synod had condemned Richard McNemar, one of his colleagues in the revival, for preaching (as Stone himself had done) counter to the Westminster Confession, on faith and the work of the Holy Spirit in conversion.
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  • Basil, in his work On the Holy Spirit just mentioned, condemns " baptism into the Lord alone " as insufficient.
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  • But it was often delayed until the deathbed, for the primitive idea that mortal sins committed after baptism were sins against the Holy Spirit and unforgivable, still influenced men, and survived among the Cathars up to the 14th century.
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  • German Protestant writers, again, following their catechisms, often distinguish three articles - of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
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  • It seeks to prove its case by asserting first the divinity of Christ, and secondly the personality of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The first great supplement of the doctrine of the Logos or Son was the more explicit doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Christ as man was one of the Elect (and their head); He needed grace; He depended upon the Holy Spirit.
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  • Such speculative views are associated with the revival of another traditional piece of mysticism - the Holy Spirit the Copula or bond of union in the Godhead.
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  • Now it is by the secret and special operation of the Holy Spirit that men are united to Christ and made members of His body.
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  • The mutual love of these two, proceeding from the relation they hold to one another, symbolizes the Holy Spirit.
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  • The Donatist position, like that of the Novatians, was that the mark of the true church is to guard the essential predicate of holiness by excluding all who have committed mortal sin; the Catholic standpoint was that such holiness is not destroyed by the presence of unworthy members in the church but rests upon the divine foundation of the church and upon the gift of the Holy Spirit and the communication of grace through the priesthood.
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  • In the Avesta he is called the twin-brother of the Holy Spirits, and contrasted either with the Holy Spirit of Ormazd or with Ormazd himself.
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  • Their doctors taught that the same grace of the Holy Spirit which imbued the living saint attaches after death to his relics, name, image and picture.
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  • The day that heralded the Advent of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Ursula received a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit and in spite of the cold, came out aglow.
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  • Rebecca is powerfully anointed by the Holy Spirit to teach.
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  • Graham, I have understood apostolic succession to be through Christ and the Holy Spirit and " passed down " to all believers.
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  • The ministry of the Holy Spirit in interpretation does not mean interpreters can ignore common sense and logic.
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  • The Holy Spirit overruled, yet Peter's reply pulled no punches. By whose authority did we heal this cripple?
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  • This was followed in 381 by the Council of Constantinople which affirmed the full divinity of the Holy Spirit.
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  • It is, I take it, wrong (indeed, truly heretical) to say that God manifests himself by the Holy Spirit.
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  • Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.
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  • The Holy Spirit and Illumination The death of John the Apostle brought to an end the period of biblical inspiration.
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  • May the healing power of the Holy Spirit come down upon them.
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  • We have then God securing our eternal redemption, Christ securing our eternal redemption and the Holy Spirit securing our eternal redemption.
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  • When spiritual schizophrenics are in church..., they use religious words about God and the Holy Spirit and prayer and faith.
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  • Some wonder what these verses actually mean and some wonder if they have committed this unforgivable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
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  • Since Jesus is the only sinless human who walked this earth he was able to operate in the full power of the Holy Spirit.
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  • How can you avoid bringing sorrow to God's Holy Spirit?
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  • He taught that the Holy spirit was " the Spirit of truth " (John 14.17 ).
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  • Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy spirit from me.
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  • I want your Holy Spirit to help me overcome temptation.
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  • The third is being able to give public thanksgiving together through Jesus to His Father in the Holy Spirit.
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  • Amen Am I to suppose that God's Holy Spirit has revealed the truth to you?
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  • The bishop will wear red vestments to represent fire which is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Hence their practice of triple immersion, which provides that the candidate shall kneel in the water and be immersed, face first, three times - in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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  • Here is an example of such a petition from the 9th century codex of Heribert, archbishop of Milan:' " Be thou graciously pleased by the infusion of the Holy Spirit to strengthen and enhance the substance, of old approved by thee, of this oil here before thee; to the end that whatsoever in the human kind hath been touched therewith may speedily pass to a higher nature, and that the ancient Enemy may not, after anointing with the same, claim aught for himself, but that he may grieve for that he is exposed to the shafts of this blessed engine of defence, and groan because by the oil of peace the swellings of his antique fury are kept down and repressed: through our Lord Jesus Christ," &c.
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  • Not the least of his achievements on this occasion was the successful attempt, made with extraordinary tact, ability, knowledge and perseverance, to induce the Orientals, Anglicans and Old Catholics present to accept a formula of concord, drawn from the writings of the leading theologians of the Greek Church, on the long-vexed question of the Procession of the Holy Spirit.
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  • The people pray "for the sending of the grace of the Holy Spirit into this image of the holy cross"; the priest that God will "send the grace of His all-powerful and uplifted arm" into the holy oil, with which he then makes the sign of the cross first on the eye and afterwards on the four wings of the cross, saying: "May this cross be blessed, anointed and hallowed in the name of Father and Son and Holy Spirit."
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  • The church shared the universal belief that holiness or the holy Spirit is quasi-material and capable of being held in suspense in water, just as sin is a half material infection, absorbed and carried away by it.
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  • In a prayer addressed to " First birth of my birth, first beginning (or principle) of my beginning, first spirit of the spirit in me," he prays " to be restored to his deathless birth (genesis), albeit he is let a.nd hindered by his underlying nature, to the end that according to the pressing need and spur of his longing he may gaze upon the deathless principle with deathless spirit, through the deathless water, through the solid and the air; that he may be re-born through reason (or idea), that he may be consecrated, and the holy spirit breathe in"him, that he may admire the holy fire, that he may behold the abyss of the Orient, dread water, and that he may be heard of the quickening and circumambient ether; for this day he is about to gaze on the revealed reality with deathless eyes; a mortal born of mortal womb, he has been enhanced in excellence by the might of the All-powerful and by the right hand of the Deathless one," &c.
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  • You said the bridge would be burned, but who would it burn, I could not know by the holy spirit!
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  • Then our talk turned to the interpretation of the seven pillars and steps of the Temple, the seven sciences, the seven virtues, the seven vices, and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
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  • First the Holy Spirit quickens the spirit of the man which is dead.
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  • How can you avoid bringing sorrow to God 's Holy Spirit?
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  • He taught that the Holy Spirit was " the Spirit of truth " (John 14.17).
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  • The Holy Spirit superintended the process from beginning to end.
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  • Godly Love is the result of a transformed life, it is the result of the filling of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Amen Am I to suppose that God 's Holy Spirit has revealed the truth to you?
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  • To many Christians the Holy Spirit is quite unreal.
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  • Apart from the work of the Holy Spirit there is no welcome for its truth in an unregenerate heart.
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  • The knot was adopted by early Christians and, like the shamrock, was used by them to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trinity, or how the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit together make one God.
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  • It symbolizes the Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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  • To Christians this symbolized the Holy Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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  • Some couples also think of 3 stones as representing the Christian Holy Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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  • The dove will symbolize peace, innocence, and the Holy Spirit from the baptism of Jesus.
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  • The Triquetra in particular is a three-pointed knot that is often used as a symbol of the Christian Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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  • The triquetra is a classic Celtic tattoo design. made completely from knot work, this cross is very compact with just three triangular points to symbolize the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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  • For Christians, the trinity knot most often represents faith in the "holy trinity" of Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
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  • The Russian Trinity ring features three interlocking bands in three different shades of gold - yellow, rose and white - to represent the Christian Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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