Wednesday, May 1, 2019


First before I testify one may ask who is the HOLY SPIRIT?
The HOLY SPIRIT is a real person who came to reside within JESUS CHRIST's true followers after JESUS rose from the dead and ascended to heaven.

JESUS CHRIST told His disciples...
"I will ask GOD the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you through Him."

The HOLY SPIRIT is not a vague, otherworldly vision or shadow, nor an impersonal force. He is a person equal in every way with GOD the Father and JESUS CHRIST the Son. He is the third member of the GODHEAD or Trinity.

JESUS CHRIST told His disciples...
"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the FATHER GOD and the SON JESUS CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRIT, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the time." 

In the three in one but separate TRINITY or GOD HEAD; GOD is our heavenly Father, the Son JESUS CHRIST and HOLY SPIRIT and all the divine attributes ascribed to the Father and the Son are equally ascribed to the HOLY SPIRIT. When a person becomes born again Christian, by believing and receiving JESUS CHRIST. GOD resides in that person through the HOLY SPIRIT for the HOLY SPIRIT, has intellect, emotion and will.

A primary role of the Holy Spirit is that He bears "WITNESS" to JESUS CHRIST.
He tells people's hearts about the truth of JESUS CHRIST. The Holy Spirit also acts as Christ’s teacher. He reveals GOD's will and GOD's truth to a Christian and non-Christian alike and we all have the choice to believe or not!

JESUS CHRIST told His disciples...
"The Helper, the HOLY SPIRIT, whom the Father GOD will send in My name. He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you."
"When He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come."

The HOLY SPIRIT was given to live inside those who believe in JESUS CHRIST, in order to produce GOD's character in the life of a believer. In a way that we cannot do on our own, the HOLY SPIRIT will build into our lives love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Rather than trying to be loving, patient, kind, GOD asks us to rely on Him to produce these qualities in our lives.
Thus, Christians are told to walk in the SPIRIT and be filled with the SPIRIT and the HOLY SPIRIT empowers Christians to perform ministerial duties that promote spiritual growth among Christians and Non-Christians to be saved through JESUS CHRIST.

As I just said, the HOLY SPIRIT also performs a function for non-Christians as well.

He convicts people's hearts of GOD's truth concerning how sinful we are all needing GOD's forgiveness; how righteous JESUS CHRIST, as He died in our place, for our sins; and GOD's eventual judgment of the world and those who do not know Him. The HOLY SPIRIT tugs on our hearts and minds, asking us to repent and turn to GOD for forgiveness and a new life.

I was a little depressed this week (Mega Depressed Actually!) as I can no longer morn for Joyce like I did. From listening to Pastors and you plus reading the Bible.
Basically, the old song “I Have A Friend In JESUS”, is true as I testify to you all. Yet I forgot and if I carried on damming, plus punishing myself for GOD taking Joyce home. It is just a matter of time before I fell into my own destruction, when what GOD wants, is that I live the life He gave me, to carry on.

For GOD is the one to decide when you are to leave this mortal realm and not yourself.
My only Love should be GOD as GOD is forever. As you should know GOD’s Love for me and everyone else is also forever! Things of this earth well, nothing is permanent and I have found that much has disappointed me to say the very least.

Do not get me wrong I love Joyce and still do but I must return my love to Father GOD, JESUS CHRIST and the HOLY SPIRIT again GOD’s Love is for ever and ever.
Now as I try to live my life as best that I can I can use His Love to share with others.

Do not get me wrong as I am not perfect, nor will I ever be. So, you need not cast your stones as I know.

GOD'S Love is what is important. Even if Joyce was still alive on this earth, it is GOD'S Love is what really one hundred percent does comforts you, even more than what you consider, the mortal Love of your life on this earth.

This may sound for some about me a bit unstable (nothing new from me) but the truth is; HOLY SPIRIT has been uplifting my down trodden spirit with His guidance and His Love. Of late I now feel all warm and calm inside and when I do not the HOLY SPIRIT is here for me.
Then I remembered to be careful as is it the HOLY SPIRIT I wonder? How does one tell? Well again I believe as I have stated in my humble explanation for all above this line. I believe it is only through the HOLY SPIRIT and His presence which I did not understand, that I have just recently started to come out of my grief.

This my testimony and total belief system.
In the name of GOD the FATHER, JESUS CHRIST the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT
Richard Abbenbroek

P.S. a quote from my friend Pastor Grunau;
Yes, the HOLY SPIRIT is always with us ... and is called the Comforter.
Glad you are experiencing His presence!

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