God is Spirit


I just came across a video where the humorist Ricky Gervais 

talked about his non-belief in God. 

It seems to be a subject that interests him a lot....

He said that if/when scientists can put forward concrete proof 

of God's existence, then he would believe. 

But both scientists and himself would first need to know 

where to search; what their subject matter is.

With a mindset that is always looking outside itself, this can 

never be achieved, because Jesus said Himself:


"When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would 

come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God will not come with 

observable signs."

 Luke 17:20

"Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the 

kingdom of God is within you."

 Luke 17:21

"They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when 

suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” 

 they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, 

who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same 

way you have seen him go into heaven"

Acts 1, (10-11)


It is necessary to get to know oneself, and to examine one's conscience,

and to learn about Jesus Christ; true God and true man; the 2.nd Person 

of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Trinity; composed of 3 Persons equal 

in power, and all 3 true God.   


“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe 

also in me.   

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I 

have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take 

you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the 

way to the place where I am going.”

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, 

so how can we know the way?”

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one 

comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you 

will know my Father as well. 

From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for 

us.”  Jesus answered:  

“Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among 

you such a long time? 

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. 

How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?  

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in 


The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, 

it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.  Believe me when 

I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe 

on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever 

believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even 

greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will 

do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in 

the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

 (John 14: 1-14)

The Coming of The Holy Spirit; the 3.Person of the Holy Trinity

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.   

Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven 

and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what 

seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each 

of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak 

in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation 

under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in

bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken.  

Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?  

Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?  Parthians, 

Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, 

Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near 

Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and

 Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!”   

Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”

Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd:

“Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; 

listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s 

only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

 “‘In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams. 

 Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy. 

I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood and fire and billows of smoke. 

The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 

And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man 

accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which 

God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man 

was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; 

and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him

to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the 

agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on 

him.  David said about him:


“‘I saw the Lord always before me.
    Because he is at my right hand,
    I will not be shaken. 

 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest in hope, 

 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    you will not let your holy one see decay. 

You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David 

died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.  But he was a 

prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would 

place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was to come, 

he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned

to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this 

Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.  Exalted to the right hand of 

God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has 

poured out what you now see and hear.  For David did not ascend to heaven,

and yet he said,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”’

 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, 

whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to 

Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Peter replied, 

“Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name 

of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. 

And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.   

The promise is for you and your children and for 

all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, 

“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”  Those who accepted 

his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to 

their number that day.

(Acts 2, 1-41)

"Sin" is a word that non-believers do not understand; it is a word

largly misunderstood, but if we make a short resumé and say that sins

are the acts and attitudes that impedes and obstructs God Himself 

from living through us, it might be easier to understand

the importance of not sinning.  


Pride is the strongest obstacle; 

self satisfaction of our cleverness and success, and believing we 

are better than any one else.

Gluttony is a lack of moderation and self control, which creates 

an imbalance in body and mind.

Greed, envy and the other major sins of lust, laziness and anger,   

all have the same consequences;

we are distracted, we loose concentration, we loose focus and 

awareness and thus contact, with God's Presence. 


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