Concerning the Spirit of God

16.—In what way is God everywhere if He dwells in heaven?
ANSWER: God is everywhere present by His spirit which proceeds from Him, and which fills all space
PROOF: “Thou sendest forth Thy spirit” (Psa 104 30) “Whither shall I go 99
from Thy spirit oi whither shall I flee from Thy presence If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there if I make my bed in hell fsheol, the grave) behold Thou art there (Psa 139 7-8)

17._What is the Spirit of God?
ANSWER: It is His invisible power or energy breathed forth from His pres- ence, and of like nature with His Glorious Person By this, heaven and earth have been made and are preserved in being from moment to moment In this we live and move and have our being in Him
PROOF: “The Spirit of God hath made me” (Job 33 4) “By His spirit He hath garnished the heaiens (Job 26 13) “Thou sendest forth Thy Spirit, they are created” (Psa 104 30) “By the word of the Lord were the heavens made” (Psa 33 6) “Thou hast made the heaven and earth by Thy great power” (Jer 32 17) “In the beginning the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Gen 112) “In Him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17 28) “If He gather unto Himself His spirit and His breath, all flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust” (Job 34 14-15)

18.—Is God separate and different from the Spirit of God?
ANSWER: NO God and His Spirit cannot be separated They are both one The sun and the light that comes from the sun are both one So God, and the Spirit that comes from God, are both one God is the centre and glorious substantial form of the Spirit that fills heaven and earth
PROOF: The passages quoted in answers 14 to 17, also the following “The Lord God, and His Spirit, hath sent me” (Isa 48 16) “My spirit shall not
always strive with man” (Gen 6 3) “Do not 1 fill heaien and earth, saith the 99
Lord ” (ler 23 24) “Whither shall I go from thy Spirit ” (Psa 139 7) “God is Spirit” (John 4 24)

19.—Do these things teach you any lesson concerning your conduct?
ANSWER: Yes They teach me that I am always in the presence of God though I do not feel it, and that He always sees me (even when it is dark) though I cannot see Him Nothing can happen without His knowing it Even my inmost thoughts and intentions He can discern, though I should seek to keep them secret
PROOF Thou God seest me (Gen 76 7?J Neithei is theie any ueatwe that is not manifest in His siqht (Heb 4 13) The daikness hideth not fiom Thee The daikness and the hqht aie both alike to Thee (Psa 139 12) A discemei of the thoughts and intents of the heait (Heb 4 12)