One of the more fascinating deceptions in the myriad false teachings within christianity is one that is usually implied, but not stated outright. It is the notion that, at some point in history, the Holy Spirit changed, even though scripture is clear that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit NEVER change.
Because christianity abolished the Father’s traditions, and therefore, the physical representations of salvation and the Spirit’s role in salvation, its teachings have to at least imply that the Holy Spirit has changed between the time that scripture was written, and now. Those who have never actually heard the Holy Spirit have to explain that absence by falsely stating that He doesn’t personally lead anyone today—in a direct, literal, sense.
No, the “holy spirit” of christianity is nothing more than man’s conscience and his mental assent to things he understands from the literal words of scripture—so that, when such a christian hears spiritual meanings that go beyond the literal meanings of words (which is what the Holy Spirit illuminates THROUGH His scriptures), he immediately assumes those actual meanings (spiritual) of the scriptures are false.
Many go so far as to pervert and distort passages of scripture to make them fit this false narrative that the Holy Spirit doesn’t deal directly with humans, as He did when scripture was being written.
They take passages like 1 Corinthians 13:10, where Paul speaks of that which is in part being done away with when that which is perfect comes to mean that he is speaking about “the bible” being completed, which is utter nonsense, because he is speaking about himself there. He is not speaking of scripture. They have to misinterpret his words there, because, in christianity, “the bible” IS their “holy spirit.”
I have a baptist pastor friend who insists that the “Word” (Hebrew: DABAR, Greek: LOGOS) refers to both Messiah and the “bible.” Such thinking is absolute rubbish, as the Word is a living being with the authority to speak as ELOHIM, which, at different times, is both the Son and the Holy Spirit. Again, the false teaching is necessary for those who have never actually been directly confirmed by the Holy Spirit to be children of Yah, as scripture teaches He does with all of Yah’s true children. They have to make their bible their holy spirit.
See prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, and Zechariah. Each of them was shown prophecies IN THEIR SPIRIT. They were taken, spiritually, not physically, out of time, and shown things that were to come. And, with each of those prophets, we are specifically told that this occurred in dreams and visions.
The apostle John was shown the same thing, and he specifically called it what it is when he said he was “IN THE SPIRIT,” meaning that the Spirit was testifying to his spirit. Peter quoted the prophet Joel in Acts 2:17, as Peter recognized that what Joel had prophesied was happening—that when the seal of the Holy Spirit was poured out on ALL mankind (not just the physical Jews), He would speak to believers in dreams and visions.
Again, in what year did the Holy Spirit change? Why would Peter say such a thing on the very day that the New Covenant was poured out, if the Spirit of Yah were getting ready to stop speaking directly to Yah’s people?
Paul said in Romans 8:16 that the Spirit (pneuma) testifies to our spirit (pneuma) that we are children of Yah. That is exactly what John was speaking of when he said he was “in the spirit.” The Spirit of Yah was testifying to his spirit.
Satan and his demons have no access to our spirit. They have access to our soul, which is our conscious mind, but they have no access to our spirit. Only Yah does. He speaks to our spirit directly through our subconsciousness—dreams and visions.
Just as Elihu said in Job 33:14-17, “Indeed God speaks once, or twice, yet no one notices it. In a dream, a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on men, while they slumber in their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction, that He may turn man aside from his conduct, and keep man from pride.”
In Genesis 40:8, Joseph explains that the interpretation of dreams belongs to ELOHIM (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), and if the interpretations belong to God, so do the dreams themselves.
So, isn’t it amazing that with all the scriptural evidence of HOW the Holy Spirit speaks directly to Yah’s people, christianity has to maintain that the Holy Spirit changed, and He speaks ONLY the literal words of scripture, and the literal meanings that humans perceive.
They have to contend this, as they have never actually heard the Holy Spirit Himself. To them, the “holy spirit” is nothing more than their own thinking and feeling.
For more information: Christianity’s Holy Spirit–Some Water and a Book