Into the Essence of God’s Holy Spirit; Page two completing this entity!
After closer examination of this article I felt that there is a little deeper revelation that should be presented. When describing the entirety of contemplating this essence there is one real aspect that didn’t quite put into reality how our finiteness fits within his divinity.
In retrospect we must remember that there is a pecking order when speaking of how each of us responds to the graces that God places within our individual spirits that governs the path each one walks alone. It is here that we shall learn through unearned grace that the Holy Spirit takes the blinders off our eyes of belief and depends solely upon him who already walked the road of ignominy. We can never walk alone anymore and must take the hand of God as he is our all, our completeness on the road to eternal glory. This is the essence of God’s Holy Spirit.
If you remember in a past article where the deacon, or the priest in the deacon’s absence, prepares the chalice for consecration by mingling a drop of water with wine already poured into the chalice. The words emulating a deep mystery; “through the mingling of this water and wine may we come to share in his divinity as he shares in our humanity.”
It is here that the much deeper reality takes place. During a spiritual encounter as we return to a remaining peaceful existence, the Spirit and I do not walk side by side. I neither walk behind nor side by side. My place is within the person of the Holy Spirit.
This becomes the perspective of his presence. In this guise we find it is not a privilege to share with this divine person who is God, but an opening into and through the creator’s hand that the past now proves itself to be the present tense of now. We will find and understand what an eternal existence will be like once we become resurrected from the dead.
Our understanding is not a spiritual look into what may be, but the very essence of our being in the Spirit. The word being indicates we are in the present person of the third divine person of the Holy Trinity. We do not become divine ourselves, but share in his divinity as he shares in our humanity.
The question of how this depth of spiritual existence in the Spirit as opposed to just believing in a holy connection is real, finds the answer within the belief that the human spirit can indeed become one with the Lord in the same way that Christ and His Father are one in each other. That reality is found in the priestly prayer found in John’s Gospel. Until now it seemed to be just a hope, but when you find this element of deep wisdom you will absolutely understand.
Perhaps searching through this mystery as in all the mysteries of God, we will accept this spiritual entity as one more unknown coming to fruition in our finite existence. Jesus told his disciples this, the Holy Spirit condones it, and the Father waits for our trust in him.