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1 God Spirit God Is Spirit 4:24 John 4:24

2 What Is ? What Is Spirit? John 4:24 “God is...” John 4:24 “God is...” asserts the existence of Jehovah John 4:24 John 4:24 “God is spirit...” affirms His immateriality.” Luke 24:39 states, “... ” Luke 24:39 states, “...a spirit hath not flesh and bones.”

3 What Is ? What Is Spirit? God is invisible... “ :” Col 1:13-15 “Who [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” Col 1:13-15 “,...” 1 Tim. 1:17 “Now to the king eternal, immortal, invisible,...” 1 Tim. 1:17

4 What Spirit? What Is Spirit? God is invisible... “Who only immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see.” 1 Tim. 6:16 “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see.” 1 Tim. 6:16 “ John 1:18 “No man hath seen God at any time...” John 1:18

5 What Is Spirit? God is invisible... “ ” Ex. 33:20 “And He said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” Ex. 33:20

6 An’thro-po-mor’phism A figure of speech used to set before man, in the most intelligible way possible, the “invisible God.” A figure of speech used to set before man, in the most intelligible way possible, the “invisible God.” 1 Pet. 3:12, “Eyes of the Lord over the righteous...ears open to prayers: face against evildoers... 1 Pet. 3:12, “Eyes of the Lord over the righteous...ears open to prayers: face against evildoers... 1 Pet. 3:22, Jesus said to be “on the right hand of God...” 1 Pet. 3:22, Jesus said to be “on the right hand of God...”

7 Theophanies. God’s appearance in the form of man is called a theophany.

8 Theophanies JACOB JACOB Gen 32:24 “.” Gen 32:24 “ So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak.” Gen 32:30 “ ” Gen 32:30 “ And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved. ”

9 Theophanies Hos 12:4 “ ;” Hos 12:4 “ Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed...;”

10 Theophanies ABRAHAM & LOT ABRAHAM & LOT Gen 18:1-2 “...” Gen 18:1-2 “And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre...and, lo, three men stood by him...” Gen 19:1 “..” Gen 19:1 “And there came two angels to Sodom at even...” Gen 19:5 “ ?...” Gen 19:5 “And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night?...”

11 Theophanies MANOAH – SAMSON’S PARENTS MANOAH – SAMSON’S PARENTS Judges 13: “ The angel of the Lord appeared no more to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of he Lord. Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, for we have seen God. ” Judges 13: “ The angel of the Lord appeared no more to Manoah and to his wife. Then Manoah knew that he was the angel of he Lord. Manoah said to his wife, “We shall surely die, for we have seen God. ”

12 Change Becomes Necessary When Jesus became incarnate, He had to change forms – “.....” Phil. 2:6-8 When Jesus became incarnate, He had to change forms – “...Who, being in the form of God...took upon Himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man...” Phil. 2:6-8

13 Change Becomes Necessary At the resurrection, man must change from the natural to the spiritual At the resurrection, man must change from the natural to the spiritual 1 Cor. 15:42-44 “ ” 1 Cor. 15:42-44 “ So also is the resurrection of the dead...sown in corruption - raised in incorruption: Sown in dishonor – raised to glory: Sown in weakness – raised in power: Sown a natural body – raised a spiritual body. ”

14 Change Becomes Necessary – “ ” 1 Cor. 15:49-50 – “ And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly...flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.” 1 Cor. 15:49-50

15 Change Becomes Necessary Both the dead and the living will experience a change of forms. Both the dead and the living will experience a change of forms. “ ” 1 Cor. 15:51 “...I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed...” 1 Cor. 15:51

16 Change Becomes Necessary Both the dead and the living will experience a change of forms. Both the dead and the living will experience a change of forms. “ “ For our conversation is in heaven; form whence we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself” Phil. 3:20-21

17 Change Becomes Necessary Both the dead and the living will experience a change of forms. Both the dead and the living will experience a change of forms. “ ” 1 John 3:2 “ Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is ” 1 John 3:2

18 GOD IS SPIRIT JOHN 4:24

19 In The Image of God... Some confuse being created in God’s image with the physical body. Some confuse being created in God’s image with the physical body. Yet, Hebrews 12:9 says that God is, “...the Father of spirits.” Yet, Hebrews 12:9 says that God is, “...the Father of spirits.” The image of God’s likeness is not physical, it is spiritual. The image of God’s likeness is not physical, it is spiritual. Consider Gen. 1: Consider Gen. 1:26-27.

20 Restored to the Spirit Image Eph 4:22-24 “ That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Eph 4:22-24 “ That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.”

21 Restored to the Spirit Image Colossians 3:1-10 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth...put on the new man which is renewed after the image of Him who created him.” Colossians 3:1-10 “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth...put on the new man which is renewed after the image of Him who created him.”

22 Restored to the Spirit Image Eternal life begins by a spiritual birth. Eternal life begins by a spiritual birth. “...I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 “...I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 The new birth includes: faith, repentance, confession, and baptism into Christ. The new birth includes: faith, repentance, confession, and baptism into Christ.

23 Significant Conclusions: God is spirit, His kingdom is spiritual. God is spirit, His kingdom is spiritual. Since Christianity is a spiritual religion, that which we do in worship, physically, has significance only because of its relation to what is spiritual. Since Christianity is a spiritual religion, that which we do in worship, physically, has significance only because of its relation to what is spiritual. God is independent of matter. Man however is dependent upon God. Our concern should be primarily with the spiritual man. (Matt. 10:28; James 2:26) God is independent of matter. Man however is dependent upon God. Our concern should be primarily with the spiritual man. (Matt. 10:28; James 2:26)


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