For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7The spirit of God is a power force to be reckoned with. When human power wants to tango, so to speak, with the righteousness of God which indwells in His children, I must believe they do not understand or they would be too afraid to arrogantly, tauntingly, unconscionably puff up as they do.
But what preserves and propels our ability to pity them as we should, and not fear or be angered by their actions is the power of the Holy Spirit; His indwelling love and sound mind. Amen!
I am meeting with a new mission group today so I will finish this when I return later. I have much to share with you on this verse. For now - meditate on the power of God we have received and the might which is bestowed through Christ in the dynamic presence of His most holy spirit.
Definition of Greek word Pneuma from which we derive the word used here: spirit
- the third person of the triune God, the Holy Spirit, coequal, coeternal with the Father and the Son
- sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his personality and character (the \Holy\ Spirit)
- sometimes referred to in a way which emphasises his work and power (the Spirit of \Truth\)
- never referred to as a depersonalised force
- the spirit, i.e. the vital principal by which the body is animated
- the rational spirit, the power by which the human being feels, thinks, decides
- the soul
- a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting
- a life giving spirit
- a human soul that has left the body
- a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel
- used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men
- the spiritual nature of Christ, higher than the highest angels and equal to God, the divine nature of Christ
- the disposition or influence which fills and governs the soul of any one
- the efficient source of any power, affection, emotion, desire, etc.
- a movement of air (a gentle blast)
- of the wind, hence the wind itself
- breath of nostrils or mouth
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