Second verse – I like this:  “I ask no dream, no prophet ecstasies, no sudden rending of the veil of clay” – in other words, some transcendent experience – “no angel visitant, no opening skies” – no trip to heaven – “but take the dimness of my soul away, help me see the truth.”  And then the last verse:  “Teach me to love Thee as Thine angels love, one holy passion filling all my frame, the kindling of the heaven-descended dove, my heart an altar and I love the flame.”  The Holy Spirit wants to set you on fire to love Him, to love the Son, to love the Father. You can’t fix it by education, that isn’t the answer. The Bible assures us in Romans 3:10-111 that there is none that is righteous, not even one and tells us that no one, on their own initiative seeks after God. Joyce Meyer (August-10-2020) Watch Sermon: The Importance of the Holy Spirit - Part 2. But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.". We know God planned it. 2. Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), Discover the Hope You're Looking for In God's Word, on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. We understand that. That is why the translation – the old translation of Holy Ghost is so inadequate. [27] As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. A series on our doctrinal confession, the Baptist Faith and Message. The Holy Spirit was doing His work then of striving with men’s hearts to produce in them repentance. The Holy Spirit is a teacher. He raises us to immortality:  glorification. Please contact the publisher to obtain copies of this resource. He gives you spiritual gifts. This is the second message in our new series on the Holy Spirit. One can be in fellowship with Him or one can be out of fellowship with Him. You want to know God. This is the work for which He is to be exalted, freeing us from sin and death, enabling us to fulfill the law, transforming our nature, and giving us a glorified body that will dwell forever in heaven. The television is blabbing, the radio is blaring, the cell phone is ringing, someone needs you to do this or to do that. To be filled with the Spirit naturally means that you are not filled with self. But the word is Spirit, and it is not an emphasis on the immateriality but on the overpowering energy. Those are non-believers and believers. You are now walking in the Spirit. It is important that Christians have and continue to grow in their relationship with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. You’re the temple of God, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s taken up residence in you – 1 Corinthians 3:16 – you’re the temple of God. That is not the point. And great grace was upon them all.” He will also declare to you what is to come.". By the power that He has demonstrated. In the New Testament, that expands, that work of the Holy Spirit. I. God drowned the entire earth. Jesus said that without Him we can do nothing, which is to say, without His Spirit working in us and through us, without the supernatural empowerment which He alone can give, we cannot accomplish anything of eternal consequence. Let me give you an explanation of that. 1. So because of the work of Christ in verse 3, we can be given life. As we study the Bible we see Him in the very beginning, involved in creation. It isn’t, as I’ve been saying to you, it isn’t just the fact that we have not as much a focus or concentration on the person of the Holy Spirit, though He is worthy of equal praise, it is that what is attributed to the Holy Spirit is certainly unworthy of His name. They will be coherent, rational, thinking, orderly, and faithful to the Word because that’s His work. GDPR is the new European privacy regulation, which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and the equivalent legislation across the EU Member States. And the reverse is said at the end of verse 9, “If anyone doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ, he doesn’t belong to Him.”  Spirit, Spirit of Christ, Spirit of God showed that the Holy Spirit sustains the same relationship to the second person that He does to the first person and each to each other. Now, at this point, the apostle Paul probes down deep into the pathology of fallenness, the pathology of corruption. In Acts 1:8 the disciples were told that they would receive a special anointing of power, a special enablement to carry forth with the work of the kingdom of God. This is amazing power. Thus, when Paul says in Galatians 2:19b-20, "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. Your mind is changed. But the emphasis of the word ruach, Spirit, and the word pneuma, in the Greek in the New Testament is not on immateriality. They are both onomatopoetic words. “So that” – this is a purpose clause. That is insulting the Holy Spirit. And now we come to the chapter on the Holy Spirit. This is an important point to understand. That is power. Jesus said to His disciples in the Upper Room of the Holy Spirit, He said, “He has been with you, He will be in you.”  Of course He’s been with you, or nothing would happen. Wages of sin – death. David’s fear was that what happened to Saul would happen to him, so this personal prayer to God is that God would sustain the presence of the Spirit upon him or he wouldn’t have the power to rule the way he needed to rule. That’s why whatever unregenerate people do is called in Hebrews 9:14 dead works – because they’re dead. The title of this message is, “The Importance of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.” I. Accordingly, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions in order to comply with GDPR. 5) The Holy Spirit is referred to in the New Testament with masculine gender pronouns. The sealing or indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is a onetime thing but the filling is something which continues to happen over and over and over again. From the moment of salvation forward we have God present with us through His Spirit. He is not merely some impersonal force as the Jehovah's Witnesses would have us believe. And because you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, it changes how you think, it changes how you act, it changes what you love, it changes what you do, it changes how you talk because of His power overwhelming your fallenness. But you’re going to be a spirit without a body until the final resurrection. The Holy Spirit Of God - From The Executable Outlines Series by Mark A. Copeland - Hundreds of free sermon outlines and Bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. Only a heart touched by the Holy Spirit can maintain such an attitude in every relationship of life. In fact, one of the key roles the Holy Spirit played was that of revelation. Think of it this way:  We’re all kings, we’re all priests, we’re all prophets, right? Three times, Luke speaks of the Holy Spirit’s work in Simeon’s life. Prayer – the place where you meet God, encounter the Holy Spirit, are empowered, humbled, and filled with His love. Why will I now, having been regenerated, fulfill the law of God? He had something specific in mind:  Saul. He is not apologetic. Would He show up to validate bad theology and false teachers and be absent in places where both the Holy Spirit is honored and His Word is honored? They can’t subject themselves to the law of God, they’re not able to do it. He has been with you, but He will be in you. For He will not speak on His own, but He will speak whatever He hears. 13:14 speaks of the unifying fellowship of the Holy Spirit for all believers when it mentions the "fellowship of the Spirit." To re-create everyone who believes into their immortal bodies? Now, it needs to be clarified here that you are not getting more of God, but God is getting more of you. The law can condemn the sinner, the law can’t condemn sin, but Christ in His death condemned sin in His own human flesh as an incarnate man. The Holy Spirit did not limit His power to creation. He walked with God – try this one – for 365 years. Even though the body dies, the Spirit lives forever. Now look back at verse 4. He knows what an imperfect you is because He’s lived in there for a long time. Look, we’re going to die. I’ll tell you how much we can please God. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. When Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit, say in John 14:26 for example He uses the masculine personal pronoun when He says, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit - the Father will send Him in My name - will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.". But your spirit is alive because of righteousness. In fact, the Bible tells us in Romans 8:10 that the Holy Spirit brings life. That's why the Psalmist could say in Psalm 16:11, "You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.". It's amazing that we ever hear His voice at all, considering how little time we devote to being still and listening. You’re not in the flesh, summing up what he has said. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. This is not a small thing. Many people make the mistake of referring to the Holy Spirit with the impersonal pronoun, "It." Against such things there is no law.". 156). That flesh and blood cannot do it. That’s depravity. So we’ve seen God’s very strong section on the whole human race being under divine condemnation and judgment, Christ’s wonderful gracious provision, and now the activating of the redemption that God initiated and Christ validated comes by the work of the Holy Spirit. “If Christ is in you,” or since Christ is in you, “though the body is dead because of sin” – in other words, look, we’re not saying Paul wants to make clear you’re good. He makes us alive. That’s how it is. Sermons are not speeches. You’re not going to limbo, you’re not going to purgatory, you’re not going to some holding place, you’re not going to get stuck waiting for the next train to heaven on some endless track. How do we as believers respond or interact with the Holy Spirit? Revelation 22:17 says, "Both the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come! You don’t fix that in this mortal body. It is a violent force that overrules all that man’s thoughts, all that man’s expectations and ambitions and desires, and he’s left with nothing but this totally overwhelming realization that he must write only one thing and that’s what the Spirit of God wants him to write. He says, "Jesus answered, ‘I assure you: Unless someone is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. Answer:  The Holy Spirit – the Holy Spirit. We are alive to God and at peace with God. I have found there are two topics in scripture that people run from, The Book of … There’s one final one, and this would be the last point for now. Thank You for the consistency of the precious Word that we open up and how no matter where we go, the ring of truth is just overwhelmingly clear and loud, firm, distinct. Now, do you understand that’s what you’ve been delivered out of? ". Holy Spirit is THE Powerful Source in the Body of Christ. Your trusted source of Christian resources since 1891, Baptist Faith and Message, Sermon 4: The Holy Spirit. Power to overrule their prejudices, power to overrule their preferences so that what you get in the Bible is the word of the Holy Spirit through writers who were writing what they wanted to write, but what they wanted to write was reduced by an overwhelmingly violent act upon their minds, carried out by the Holy Spirit, which banished everything else – everything else. He is to be respected, followed and cherished. When was the last time His presence was so real, so powerful, and so vivid that you were cognizant of His presence, that you could feel or sense His presence? (Acts 4:33) “And with great power, the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. It may not be as visible as that in all cases. How do you walk for 365 years uprightly before God? To ensure you receive the best experience on LifeWay.com, we use cookies to process information about your visit. It’s the body of death in Romans 7 that’s attached. And it’s not just a one-time work and then you’ve got to try to find Him; it’s an ongoing work. With those before His coming on Pentecost, He was with them, now He is in us. I like what one theologian said, (James Dunn, in The Portable Seminary, pg. That means that in every way He is equal with God the Father and God the Son. He has the things that are interesting and important to him, and he’s going to write, and all of a sudden here comes the Holy Spirit and blasts that man’s mind and literally shatters everything but what the Holy Spirit wants him to put down. Cancer ate away his head. And what is He doing? In the original language, this word reprove, means to convict or to prove. He is eternal, immutable, righteous, just and loving. First, the Holy Spirit is Divine–He is God/Deity. And Mary is shocked and mystified by Gabriel’s words. Please notice verse 4:  “So that we now have life, which is possible because of the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf – in verse 3 – sin has then been condemned in the flesh of Christ who died as an offering for sin, so that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us.”. The Jews in general had no conception of a baby born to a virgin who would deliver the… It meant to please God. One of the most reassuring ministries of the Holy Spirit is that of intercession. Peter says that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write. It doesn’t become as clear as it does in the New Testament, and it isn’t as complete as it is in the New Testament, but the Spirit was doing His work or no one would be saved, no one would be sanctified. Now you’re seeing some power, overcoming this corruption that is so profound and deep in every human being, and the Holy Spirit has overcome it to enable us to obey the law of God, and that would start with loving God and pleasing Him as well. But this is not how scripture reveals Him to us. He shows us truth and helps us understand why we should obey it and how to implement it in our lives. Sometimes phrn refers to the seat of all mental affections and mental faculties, expresses any form of mental activity, any mental activity, whether it’s emotional or willful or any combination of the emotions and the will. They can’t please God. In John 3:5-6 Jesus tells Nicodemus that he must be born again. 2. Log In TWO INGREDIENTS FOR REVIVAL. Romans says that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. The presence of the Holy Spirit leads to holy forgetfulness. The fundamental meaning of ruach, the Old Testament word for Spirit, is power, energy, force, life. This article is also available and sold as a booklet. This is a major problem with many Christians; they are too filled with self and not filled enough with the Spirit of God. Please respond to confirm your registration. And I found an old hymn. The final aspect of our salvation, which is nearer now than it’s ever been, is our glorification. Go to verse 5. Go to verse 5, “Those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh.”  Phrone is the Greek verb, phrone, to be disposed to – to be disposed to, to be bent toward. One of my dear friends just died. 4. The unsaved person is dominated by a deliberate, intentional mindset controlled by the flesh. Registered User Contrary to what some may teach, there is no second blessing where you have to beg and beg to get the Holy Spirit after you are saved. If Christ is in you though the body is dead – there’s a deadness in your body, there’s a death principle in your body because of sin. Whenever the Spirit of God is in control, people who are under His control will be unified in love, in purpose and in the grace that gives evidence of His presence. On the other hand, there’s another pathology here. Let’s start in verse 1:  “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit is a unique person with the characteristics which define a person. First Timothy 5:6, “She that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.”  But we have been given spiritual life, and now we have that life because we’ve made peace with God. It was a horrible thing to see. The Holy Spirit was doing His work then. A MAN SEEKING FOR GOD. He doesn’t stop there. He’s pleading for God to wash him. You have experienced a real resurrection, spiritually speaking. That’s the body of this death. To one degree or another, he will manifest that hate. It means being comforted by His presence; it means speaking to Him and knowing that He hears you. We now are not hostile to God, we willingly subject ourselves to the law of God, we’re able to do that by the Holy Spirit, and we can even please God. Remember, our understanding of God is that He is one God who expresses Himself in three equal and yet unique persons. As our confessional statement sets forth in the first sentence, "The Holy Spirit of God is the Spirit of God, fully divine." The word means power, energy, force. There is a blasphemy of the Holy Spirit that goes on all the time. Hear our prayer, we pray. This is the same thing which the Lord spoke through the prophet Zachariah in Zachariah 4:6 when He said, "Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts." Power for rule, power for spiritual leadership, power for spiritual wisdom. Guest. But not only is it an awareness, it also involves being attentive to His voice. We don’t mind the things of the flesh, that’s not our mindset. He will take of mine and will disclose it to you.”  “He,” He says again, “takes of mine and will disclose it to you.”  If you belong to Christ, the Spirit will be your teacher. That is a fact. Think of Enoch. Secondly, because of this life, He enables us to fulfill God’s law. And Acts 13:2 tells us that He speaks, all of these are characteristics of a person. We’re not saying that. If you understand your condition before you were saved, you will understand just how violent it was. We don’t have the full picture in the Old Testament; we do have the full picture in the New Testament. It’s those people who John says love the world, things that are in the world, and the love of the Father is not in them. That’s the way it is. You wouldn’t repent, you wouldn’t believe, you wouldn’t progress spiritually, you wouldn’t be illuminated to understand the Scriptures. Now, if every believer has a spiritual gift, the obvious question is, why aren't they using them? You’ve been created unto good works which God before ordained that you would walk in them. Fourth, baptism means doing this immersing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That’s not all He did. You say, “What is that phenomenon?”  Power of suggestion, the power of group expectation, the power of manipulation. Well, let’s look at verse 10. That’s power. You have been delivered from death into life so that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us – or Ephesians 2:10. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. … It is his fallenness, and you can’t fix it. Signifies the state of grace, the state of salvation. As a Christian you should not have to struggle and strain to be loving, peaceful, joyful or patient. In the Church, the Holy Spirit also produces Growth without Gimmicks. ?Did you get that? They are a mockery of His true work. We see here the trouble God went to to help Cornelius get to the place he could experience salvation and the baptism in the Holy Spirit. We’re given then an amazing and rich revelation of His gracious, violent, explosive power that basically re-creates us and empowers us in righteousness and ultimately empowers us for eternal glory. You want to hear His Word, you want to understand His Word, you want to obey His Word. He searches the deep things that are in the Father's heart and reveals them unto us. It does not say that sometimes we don't know how to pray. We certainly emphasize Christ and all of His work and His person and character and His life. In fact, the best way, I think, to translate it is the deliberate, intentional mindset. He regenerates the elect. What does he mean then, “Don’t take away Your Spirit from me”? Want to get in touch? Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.'" He had lusted after a woman who was not his wife by the name of Bathsheba. Some people walk in the flesh, that’s their behavior because they mind the things of the flesh, that’s their thinking, and they are therefore dead, that’s their condition. So the anointing in the fullness of the Spirit comes upon all of us to empower us, as it were, to be those who reign in the kingdom, those who take men before God as priests would do, and those who preach for God to men as prophets did. We'd love to hear from you. We all have the responsibility to proclaim the gospel. This is a command. He said, "The experience of the Spirit is like the experience of breathing: one is not conscious of it all the time, but if one is not conscious of it at least sometimes, something is wrong.". John Piper delivered this message at the Sing! We know Christ executed it on the cross, but how does it get applied to us? Now, because of the work of the Holy Spirit, you have been given life and the continuing, sanctifying work of the Spirit – talk about the regenerating work which happened when you’re saved – the ongoing sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit is an ongoing powerful movement of the third member of the Trinity in your life to drive you in the direction that He wants you to go. And, by the way, something that doesn’t exist. God only recognizes two kinds of people:  those who walk according to the flesh and those who walk according to the Spirit. This is the word for disposition. Our fellowship is around the Word of God, and we are currently in a series looking at the life of the believer as impacted by the Holy Spirit. But if anyone doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ, He doesn’t belong to Him. The people who are the walking dead and the people who are the walking living. Both pneuma and ruach are words that have in the very pronunciation air in motion. ", And we find Him in the last chapter of the Bible, extending an invitation. Now, as we come into chapter 8, we come into the Holy Spirit’s chapter. It is the Spirit of God, the violent power of God through that third person of the Trinity, that creates the host of heaven, Psalm 33:6:  “By ruach, God creates the host of heaven.”  That is power. And so we read in verse 11:  “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.”. True blessedness. Today we will concentrate our thoughts on the doctrine of God the Holy Spirit, often referred to as Pneumatology, literally meaning, "A word about the Spirit.". Demonstrations of His supernatural power are not to be occasional but prolific. 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