Patricia Kelley (March 11 1957 / Oklahoma)
The Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit walked the earth as a Holy Priest.
There was no compliance.
When it came to facing the eyes' of the evil beast,
Upon the earth, he attacked man since the birth of Creation.
Appearing first as a slimy serpent,
He tricked the woman Eve into eating the fruit of knowledge.
Not being honest.
She ate of the fruit of good and evil.
Tricked by the devil,
She said it was good.
She fed it to her husband, Adam as food.
They saw their nakedness.
They felt shame and sadness.
Covering their nakedness with fig leaves,
The Holy Spirit saw they were aware that they were bare.
They now perceive.
But, still unaware of the evil one's craftiness,
Knowing they lacked wisdom.
Their children would face a life without freedom.
Becoming a slave to sin,
Holy Spirit saw man's resistance against sin was too weak.
The devil was stronger.
First with Adam and Eve;
Second, when Cain killed Abel, his only brother,
God looked around and became ashamed that he had created men because of his wickedness.
He decided to wipe them from the face of the earth.
Seeing only one man of nobleness,
This man being Noah, God told him to build an Ark.
Taking two of every animal God created.
God wanted to preserve men and animals.
Looking deep into the heart of man, God saw evil.
God wanted to give men a second chance.
He wanted to restore His relationship with humanity.
He did so by sending the flood.
Erasing evil blood,
Only Noah's bloodline lived.
Noah's children survived.
Even after all of this; there was still wickedness in the world.
Men's sins gnarled.
He searched looking for righteous men in Sodom and Gomorrah.
He only found one man named Lot.
God sent two Angels to lead Lot, his wife and two daughters' out of the evil city.
Feeling Lot's pity,
Lot's wife looked back.
Turning into a pillar of salt,
It was her fault.
She was told not to look back.
God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with fire brimstone.
Lot's daughters' took him into the cave and got him drunk.
Two nights in a row, they each lay with their father.
Two evil daughters,
They gave birth to the Moabites and Ammonites.
Growing up in an evil city, they were each taught their evil ways.
Again sin showed no delays.
Now, Lot's uncle Abram had a wife Sarai.
She became envious of other women that had children.
She was barren.
She gave her maidservant Hagar to Abram her husband.
As it was a woman's custom.
To conceive a son,
Her son's name was Ishmael.
Sarah didn't wish for Ishmael to receive the same inheritance.
She saw to it that he got none.
Abraham sends Hagar and her son Ismael into the wilderness.
Hagar and Ishmael felt bitterness.
Ismael later became the father of Iran.
Sarah's son Isaac would get Abraham's inheritance Israel.
This is the word of God which is no tale.
God sends Abraham up to the region of Moriah to sacrifice his only son.
But a ram appears hearing the voice of God, Abraham releases his only son.
Abraham shows God his faith.
Passing the test he later becomes the Father of the nation of Israel.
Isaac will soon have a son named Jacob.
Jacob will later wrestle with God.
To find out when he does wake up, he becomes Israel.
God's chosen people.
Again, God becomes angry.
Seeing His people suffer entrapped in Egyptian slavery.
He chooses Moses.
To guide His people from Pharaoh's dark chains of bondage,
Before, they become an evil Egyptian's carnage.
Moses sends many plagues.
First plague: water becomes blood.
Second plague: frogs.
Third plague: Gnats.
Fourth Plague: Flies.
Fifth plague: Death of all livestock.
Sixth plague: Boils.
Seventh plague: Hail.
Eighth plague: Locusts.
Ninth plague: darkness.
Tenth plague: Firstborn sons will die.
Then comes the night of the Passover, when every believer in God has the lamb's blood across their doors.
The tenth plague sweeps across floors.
Killing the firstborn sons of Egypt, only protecting Israelites.
Seeing God's Light.
After 400 years of slavery the Israelites are free.
This was called the Exodus.
Feeling God's blessedness,
They escaped with the riches of Egypt.
Pharaoh chases them into the Red Sea.
God departs the sea.
Killing Pharaoh's men; drowning them in the deep waters of the Red Sea.
Seeing Pharaoh's men drown, Moses began to sing.
Again God's people sin making graven images.
Many fall dead from feeling God's sting.
Becoming sick from the birds they ate.
It was of an evil people's fate.
They wouldn't live to see the Promised Land.
Feeling the hand of God's wrath, they took an evil path.
God writes the Ten Commandments with His fiery finger.
1.) I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
2.) You shall have no other gods before me.
3.) You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in Heaven above or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
4.) You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
5.) Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the Heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it Holy.
6.) Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
7.) You shall not murder.
8.) You shall not commit adultery.
9.) You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10.) You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
Men were equally condemned by God's law.
God saw men's flaw.
Men had no chance against the evil one.
The only way souls could be won.
Was if God was to be sent back to the earth from birth.
Returning from the channels of Heaven's Creation,
To set a solid foundation,
To head men in the right direction, while some needed correction.
Holy Spirit was sent back to be born of flesh.
It was man's only chance.
Or they would have to face sin's eternal fire's circumstance.
Sin went all the way back to the Garden of Eden.
From the time the woman ate the forbidden fruit.
Men felt weaken.
Jesus Christ would become a beacon.
A light to a dark world,
Sent to renew and refresh.
A broken and troubled world,
As a man that could walk on water.
A man born into a world without sin,
God looked into man's heart.
Seeing deep, the Holy Spirit looked into men's weakness.
Searching deep, the Holy Spirit searched for meekness.
Seeing deep, the Holy Spirit saw into men's souls.
Seeing deep, the Holy Spirit saw men's temptations.
Feeling deep, the Holy Spirit felt their condemnation.
Knowing, the world was headed towards damnation.
Knowing, the world needed a Savior.
Seeing deep, the Holy Spirit witnessed men's misbehavior.
Holy Spirit walked on water as the world's Heavenly Beholder.
Holy Spirit took the sin of the world as the Heavenly Holder.
Holy Spirit is deposited inside of each soul that accepts Jesus Christ as their personal savior.
Confessing their sins to one another,
Coming united as all sisters and brothers in Christ Jesus.
The living God!
The Holy Spirit!
The Holy Trinity!
The Father, Son and Holy Spirit
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