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Friday, November 30 2018
A Bible Journey, 81: The Spirit Of Wisdom And Workmanship
"I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship"
The Holy Spirit is the Power of God by which Creation was accomplished by the LORD God (Who was and is Jesus Christ; see The Real Jesus: The Word Of The LORD God and A Bible Journey, 56: The Sacred Name) - as the Father sent Him to do (see God The Father In Law and What Does God The Father Really Look Like?).
The Son of God never taught the pagan Roman political "trinity" doctrine (The Roman Triumvirate: "a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority"). While the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit all definitely exist, the Holy Spirit is the Power of God, not a separate "person" of a "trinity." The Son of God plainly and always taught that the Father "is greater than all."
"1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
The Hebrew word translated as "Spirit" in the term "Spirit of God" is (pronounced) roo-awkh. It literally means breath, or more specifically, a breathing out. "Breath" may not seem to make sense as a term for Spirit until one appreciates the fact that breath represents life, a living, creative force, as plainly described in these verses in which "breath" is used as an analogy for the Spirit of God. Humanity was created by the Holy Spirit, the "breath of life" (also see the Fact Finder question below).
"2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
Just as humans were created from lifeless elements of the Earth (see Adam and Adamah), the resurrections will be empowered by the Holy Spirit: "O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, And shall put My Spirit in you, and ye shall live" (see also The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries and Dust and Ashes).
"37:13 And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves, 37:14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD." (Ezekiel 37:13-14 KJV)
When the Work of Creation was completed (see the Fact Finder question below), the LORD Created His true Christian Sabbath - the reason that the Fourth Commandment is a double Commandment (see The Fourth Commandment, Part One: Work and The Fourth Commandment, Part Two: Rest; see also Why Observe The True Sabbath?).
"2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
The LORD's Tabernacle (see A Bible Journey, 76: Why Did The LORD Build His Tabernacle?) and the Levite Priesthood (see The Origin Of The Levite Priesthood) were not ends in themselves (although "Judaism" later made them so, for themselves; see Israel In History and Prophecy: Judaism and Israel Never Knew Purim, Hanukkah Or Judaism). They were created by the LORD God, Who was later born as Jesus Christ, as Christian prophetic observances (see Why Do Christians Observe The Messiah's Day Of Atonement? and The Feast Of Tabernacles In History And Prophecy). For that reason, the LORD empowered the craftsmen with the Holy Spirit to create it, just as Creation had been done: "I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship."
"31:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
So too, it's no mere coincidence that the LORD reiterated the observance of the true Sabbath along with the work that He gave the craftsmen to complete in the the Tabernacle.
"31:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Fact Finder: What actually happened during each of the seven days of Creation?
This Day In History, November 30
1016: King Edmund II of England died. He became known as "Ironside" for his defense of England against the invading Danes under Canute (or "Knut"). Canute's forces eventually won however, and made the Danish/Polish Viking Canute the king of England for 20 years, during which the pro-Rome Canute made England into a territory of the so-called Holy Roman Empire (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1215: The Fourth Lateran Council ended. Convened by Pope Innocent III, it made the first official use of the Church of Rome's man-made doctrine of "transubstantiation."
1554: Under Queen Mary (Mary Tudor - "Bloody Mary") Roman Catholicism was restored to England for a short time. Mary had Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley and nearly 300 other Protestant leaders burned at the stake.
1700: A Swedish force of 8,000 under King Charles XII defeated 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. The Russian loses were 10,000, while Sweden lost 600. Charles died on this date, in 1718, while invading Norway.
1718: Sweden's King Charles XII died during the siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.
1786: Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, proclaimed a criminal justice reform policy that made his country the first to abolish the death penalty.
1803: Spain officially transferred the Louisiana Territory to France. Less than 3 weeks later, France transferred the territory to the U.S. as the Louisiana Purchase.
1824: Work began on the Welland Canal. The canal, located in the Province of Ontario, connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, bypassing Niagara Falls, enabling large ocean-going ships to access ports in Ontario, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota.
1838: Mexico declared war on France after the French taking of Vera Cruz (see also The Mexican Border Wall).
1853: During the Crimean War, the Russia's navy devastated much of the Turkish (i.e. Ottoman) fleet at the battle of Sinope (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1934: The British Railways steam locomotive Flying Scotsman became the first to officially exceed 100 miles per hour.
1939: Russia invaded Finland with 20 army divisions consisting of nearly 500,000 troops.
1950: U.S. President Harry Truman threatened to again use his atomic bombs (his first two uses of "the bomb" incinerated the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in which over 200,000 civilian men, women and children were killed or horribly burned), this time against North Korea. From that time on, North Korea (and a number of other nations) sought to get "the bomb" too, to defend themselves from those who threaten to destroy their country with nuclear weapons. See also Who Would Throw A Nuclear Boomerang? and Why Was Korea Divided Into North And South?
1983: Radio Shack began selling its Tandy computer (80186 chip).
1988: The United Nations General Assembly censured the U.S. for not providing Palestinian terrorist leader Yasser Arafat a diplomatic visa to enter New York for the sole purpose of addressing the UN (see also Where Is Palestine?).
1996: Prince Andrew returned the Stone of Scone (pronounced "scoon") to Scotland on behalf of England after exactly 700 years during a ceremony in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. The 440 pound block of grey sandstone was the coronation seat of Scottish kings until it was carried away as war booty by King Edward I in 1296. It was placed under the coronation chair in Westminster Abbey where it has been involved in all coronations since then.