The Medium in Creation; The Breath or Spirit of God hovering over the creation of God, mentioned in Genesis 1:2, is clearly pointing us to two distinct roles’ God is filling. Firstly, the Father organizes and wills our Universe into existence, while secondly, His Spirit or breath is the medium wherein the work is done. Much in the same way the Psalmist speaks of the starry host throughout the Universe was made, Psalm 33:6. The next occurrence in Scripture a plurality of God is described in the creation account, is in Genesis 1:26. The word “Us” is referred to as making humanity in God’s likeness. There is no coincidence in the fact of John 1:1-14 proclaiming this work to be the Word of God becoming Jesus. His Spirit is the Spirit of Christ, Romans 8:9. Without God’s Spirit bringing His creation into existence from the beginning, it has no consistency in maintaining propagation, reproduction or a future direction unless by the mediating work of the Spirit, according to the Psalmist in Psalm 104:30. But before anyone jumps to the conclusion that these quotes from Psalms only refer to a vague poetic way of emphasizing a spiritual side to our Universe instead of the obvious physical side, please remember what the Hebrew writer says about the invisible attributes of our visible creation in Hebrews 11:3. The consistency or hard mass and power of invisible cellular structure in creation has a force the Bible refers to as His Spirit in Colossians 1:16-17.
The Mediator for Israel; Later in humanity’s existence, God formed Israel, and in creating the new nation a global venue for a priesthood, he provided a Tabernacle and a Country with borders. Even in building the Tabernacle, people were endowed with the Spirit in order to finish it as God desired, he gave His Spirit to Bezalel for the gift of craftsmanship, Exodus 31:3, 35:21-31. The Nation & Tabernacle was not established until the days of Joshua. Moses laid hands on Joshua, and he was FILLED with the SPIRIT of Wisdom, (Deuteronomy 34:9-12). Later Isaiah talks of the Spirit of the Lord being the Spirit of Wisdom, (Isaiah 11:2). Without Joshua’s work, all of Moses’ law-giving efforts could have been in vain. Joshua was for Israel, the prophet likened unto Moses that they should listen to, see Duet. 18:15. However, for Christians, it is Jesus that is the Prophet likened unto Moses that we listen to, see Acts 7:37. There is no coincidence in the fact that Jesus & Joshua have the same name but in different languages! The Spirit of God mediated Joshua’s work in victory, just as he mediated the victory of each Judge in Israel, where the Spirit of the Lord is repeatedly, honored as working in the Judges of Israel, see Judges 3:10, 6:34, 11:29, 13:25, 14:6, 14:19, 15:14. So the birth of the Nation of Israel was a lengthy process and through it all, God’s Spirit mediated between the leadership’s character and God Himself, in order to create and establish Israel.
The Intercessor for Christians; Should every genuine Christian expect God to listen to us, as a privilege?. Does anyone have the RIGHT to address the Lord & Creator of this Universe. Christ has been counted worthy as King of kings and Lord of lords, so what is it about the opportunistic casual approach to prayer that a King would admire? Should the fact that He is our Father and wants to listen to his children, be a reason to demand God listen to us? Why do you think the Psalmist asks God (many times) simply to hear him? Psalm 69:7-18 is a good example of humility in prayer. Thankfully Paul teaches us God’s Spirit indwells our bodies for the purpose of interceding when we don’t know what to ask for OR how we should pray. Romans 8:26.
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