Leading of The Spirit

Posted By on Sunday, February 14, 2016

"Witness and Leading of the Spirit"
Walter Beuttler
We are going to go particularly to the activities of the Spirit.  I had said to you that the Spirit of God is a real person.  I have mentioned that it has nothing to do with what is called in theology “corporeality,” that is, the possession of a material body.  You and I are spirit beings and principally, spirit personalities.  The bodies we presently have are simply our house, which someday, we will lay aside.  We will  be clothed with a new house, a resurrected body not subject to the laws of decay.
Now the Spirit of God does not have a body.  The Father does not have a body.  I do not say they do not have a form, but their form is essence.  This essence is spirit.  Now there is one difference.  From all eternity, Jesus Christ, also who we call the 2nd person of the Trinity, did not have a body, but today He has one, a glorified body.
When Jesus took on a human body, a change took place in the God Head.  The change was that Jesus, the 2nd member of the Trinity, who up to this time did not have a body, now has a body, just as we are going to have some day after the resurrection.  But the Spirit has no body.
I want to say, not by way of doctrine or proof, but by way of interest, and at the same time shedding some light on the subject.  I went to Bible school in 1927.  We had a teacher; in fact, he was the best-liked teacher, who came down with a serious illness.  He was taken to the hospital.  He never returned.  The principal of the school was with him when he died.
He said to him, “Brother Evans, please tell the students that the Holy Ghost is a real person.  I see the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost as three persons on the throne.  Please tell the students the Holy Spirit is a real person.”  With those words, he passed away.