Holy Spirit Part 2
Holy Spirit; Part 2
I ended the previous blog with writing the Holy Spirit is a hard task master. Many of you probably went into a spirit of denial. So therefore, here is a question for you. Is Justice part of God’s attributes? Do not many of us find God’s justice harsh? Do we not murmur often and question why does God allow little children to suffer or thieves to be successful?
As history tells us in scriptures and it is a fact that secular historians often deny, the original people of God were the Jews and the vision of their Holy Men is the first part of Genesis. Their language foresaw God’s action on earth as His breath, the Ruah. Ruah is translated by the Greeks as Pneuma and the Latins as Spiritus. For the early inhabitants of the world the wind was special. For the pagans it was the source of so much and came from the personalities of their gods. Malevolent winds came from Typhon is but one example. Examples abound in the eastern cults. The children of the God of Israel never saw winds any kind of god. For them, as for us, there is only one Godhead and Israel considered winds a divinely created action, from their belief the Ruah of God was seen as the Breath of God, whether it was benevolent, angry or in some cases protective for their security, really it was for their benefit. This was a belief from their covenant with Yahweh, “I will be your God and you will be My people”, just it as was promised. Where does this wind, this breath of God come from? In the Old Law it came from God , who used It to protect Israel. It brought plagues to Egypt, dried up the Red Sea. Fed the Israeli pilgrims in the Desert with manna and quail. It was as Job said, “One breath, one blast od the divine anger withers them quiet and they are gone”. Or as Isaiah wrote, “The grass is withered, the flower is fallen, because the Spirit of the Lord has blown upon it”. In the New Law contrary to the denials of Byzantine Orthodoxy the Breath of God came from Jesus when He breathed on the Apostles and said, “Receive You the Holy Ghost”. Today in the Church in another remembrance of Christ Bishops breath on the faithful and administer the Spirit of Power in the Sacramental Mystery of Confirmation or Chrysmation. If we are told this in Scriptures then whatever spin a hierarch or Church puts on it is meaningless. This spin is the most abhorrent pride starkly visible to our eyes and ears. The breath of God comes from the Father, the Son (all power is given Me) to the Apostolic Priesthood. If this is not so then how can a Bishop confirm or chrysmate?