1) The major differences between God the Father and the Holy Spirit are their names and their roles. The Father has the role of authority among the three members of the Godhead. He has charge of the plans for all people and it is His will that we follow. The Holy Spirit has taken the role of the helper or teacher. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit then immediately begins to indwell us. He convicts, corrects, guides and empowers us to do all the will of the Father. With that said. All members of the Trinity are equal in power. They are all omnipresent (everywhere present at once), omnipotent (all powerful), and omniscient (all knowing). So just because they have determined among themselves to take on specific roles they are all capable of what the others are capable of.
All members of the Godhead are incorporeal, meaning that they have no body, nor do they need one. They cannot be bound by time, space or matter. They are beyond our dimensions, but can fully interact within them at their choosing, including taking the form of a man. (The most obvious example is Jesus, when He came as a child by Mary.) You can also find examples of this in the Old Testament when you see the title of “The Angel of the Lord” with capital letters rather than lowercase. This is normally a reference to Jesus. It is also known as a Christophany. A Christophany is Christ showing Himself to men, in the form of a man, before his incarnation. In John 4:24 (NKJV) Jesus said, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
For more information on this topic you can listen to Pastor Scott Thom’s study on the Trinity and there are more studies in that area about the Holy Spirit as well.
2) The Bible does not speak about the universe running out of energy. It does, however, talk about what God is going to do when He is done with this universe.
2 Peter 3:10-13 (NKJV), 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
There were three types or three levels of heaven used in the Bible. The first level of heaven is what we call the sky or the atmosphere above the earth. The second level of heaven would be space and the rest of the universe. The third level of heaven is what we call Heaven today. That is, where God resides, outside of all physical dimensions. The first two levels are physical and finite, but the third is eternal and cannot be destroyed.
Revelation 21:1-2 (NKJV), Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
We do not reside with God in Heaven forever, we are eventually to return, which is what the text is speaking of if you continue in Revelation 21 and 22. So here He makes a new one and and it comes from Heaven or it comes from God.
Here is a link to another helpful audio file for you. Pastor Scott Thom’s Study on 2 Peter 10-18.
3) I’m sorry, the third question I do not have an answer for. I do not know the context and I may just be ignorant of the knowledge for the answer. What audio file were you listening to that caused this question to arise?
Hope that mostly helps
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