Absent from the body, present with the Lord, leave here, there you are. 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. Does it not stand to reason that since the Holy Spirit is a person, and that if you love Him, you will find pleasure in His presence? I could upgrade that book, but all I would do is change the illustrations, not the theology, okay?. … You all are amazing. We'd love to hear from you. I always like to give you a little introduction. That’s the way it is. If you have His Spirit living in you, if you have exchanged your life for His and you are allowing Him to live in and through you, the fruit will come naturally. Those who are according to the Spirit, implied here again, phrone, mind the things of the Spirit – verse 6 – “and the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”  I mean it’s a completely different pathology. Many people make the mistake of referring to the Holy Spirit w… And by the way, only to those who know Christ. And now we come to the chapter on the Holy Spirit. Now look back at verse 4. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit …” Ephesians 4:30. We understand that. A preacher is somebody who on the authority of the apostolic word is, in the power of the Holy Spirit, outspoken. And Acts 13:2 tells us that He speaks, all of these are characteristics of a person. That’s why David’s final words – 2 Samuel 23:2 – are:  “The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me and His word was on my tongue.”  Every writer of Scripture is reduced to only that which the Holy Spirit desires to be said, overpowering the limits of human knowledge, human wisdom, human understanding, then settling in on exactly what the Spirit wanted said. This is not a question of absence and presence, but a question of degree. What is the flesh? sermon info The first in a series of messages on the Holy Spirit, explaining the essential importance for the growing Christian and church to know about and live in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is a body of believers that does three very important activities on a regular basis. These are sequential. 2 Peter 1:21 assures us that "...because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead moved by the Holy Spirit, men spoke from God." The Holy Spirit inspired the scripture; one of His primary roles is in the area of revelation. © 2021 Grace to You. He is not merely some impersonal force as the Jehovah's Witnesses would have us believe. John 16:8 tells us that the Holy Spirit reproves, or convicts the world about sin, righteousness and judgment. In you, in you, in you, in you, in you, in you, in you. Find answers to some of the more asked questions. David had sinned greatly – terrifying sin. But in the heart he hates the things of God. The fact of the matter is that many Christians know a lot about Jesus, they understand less about God the Father but God the Holy Spirit is somewhat of a mystery to them. Power for rule, power for spiritual leadership, power for spiritual wisdom. The Holy Spirit was doing His work then. This is the second message in our new series on the Holy Spirit. One of the teachers noticed little Johnny was not with the other children and walked over to him and said, "Johnny, what are you doing?" We're sorry, an error occurred. He is talking about the Spirit filled life. He will also declare to you what is to come.". 2. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 13:14 speaks of the unifying fellowship of the Holy Spirit for all believers when it mentions the "fellowship of the Spirit." 1 John 2:20, 26-27 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.... [26] I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. Your nature is changed. We were under the dominating principle of sin and of death. In fact, one of the key roles the Holy Spirit played was that of revelation. 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. Enter your email address and we will send you instructions on how to reset your password. He creates spiritual life, conversion, regeneration. First, consider the work of the Holy Spirit upon the preacher himself. Help Grace to You bring important resources like this to people in your community and beyond, free of charge. In the Greek language this verb is in the imperative mode. That is the work of the Spirit of God. How did this happen? This is the heart of what Paul is going to say here, and I want you to really get a grip on this. 2 Cor. You have been delivered from death into life so that the requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us – or Ephesians 2:10. 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. He’s pleading for God to take away the pain of his guilt and his fear. God is always about the business of speaking to His people. That’s why whatever unregenerate people do is called in Hebrews 9:14 dead works – because they’re dead. So the evidence of the transformation is the indwelling Spirit. You couldn’t overcome your corruption without His power. But the truth of the matter is, the day of our death is better than the day of our birth because the first time, we were just born into sin, and the next time we die, we’re going to be reborn into perfection – holy perfection. As we have noted the Holy Spirit is actively involved in inviting people to come to faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone who hears should say, ‘Come!' It’s clear that no one was expecting anything like this. He alone can give life to the spiritually dead. A MAN SEEKING FOR GOD. He makes us alive. 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. It is the power that gives energy to judges, like Othniel and Samson in Judges chapter 3 and Judges 14. Those are the unregenerate and the regenerate. That’s just amazing. Fourth, the baptism of the Holy Spirit was absolutely necessary for effective Christian witness. This is not a small thing. The Spirit of God gives life. The basic axiom is simple. God the Father is the Source of life and of all that has been divinely planned and created. 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." He regenerates. How much did Enoch please God? God only recognizes two kinds of people:  those who walk according to the flesh and those who walk according to the Spirit. Without the work of the Holy Spirit none of us would want to become Christians. He moves them from one level of glory to the next, to the next – 2 Corinthians 3:18 – and one day He will glorify all of us – verse 11, we’ll look at a little later – He will raise our mortal bodies from the dead in our final glorified form. He sanctifies them. He also has a perfect understanding and a perfect schematic to make the perfect you, which will bear some distant relationship to what you are here. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit regenerates us, or makes us new in Christ. Practicing the awareness of God's presence through His Spirit involves being aware that He is personally with you. Prepare your messages about Holy Spirit with sermon outlines or an entire sermon series. The end of the chapter is all about that – verse 34 – who is the one who is going to condemn, and then there’s a litany of possibilities and options and theoretical possibilities. In the New Testament, the full ministry of the Holy Spirit is revealed, as I’ve been saying, in the life of the believer. It is a kind of power that operates, strangely enough, at the swoop of a man’s hand or by pressing somebody on the head with one’s hand. As far as we are concerned as believers, we need to get beyond the material expressions of divine power, which I have been speaking about, power to create, power to render the unique supernatural work of certain men on earth, power to pick up prophets and move them somewhere else, and go inside and understand that the great creative power of the ruach is working in the lives of men. I. But your spirit is alive because of righteousness. John Piper delivered this message at the Sing! Being in fellowship with the Holy Spirit means walking in fellowship with God; it means practicing the presence of God in your life. Being in fellowship with Him, and thus being attentive to His voice not only means that we must be intentional about listening for His voice, it means that we must be positioned to be able to hear. He overcomes your prejudices. As our confessional statement sets forth in the first sentence, "The Holy Spirit of God is the Spirit of God, fully divine." 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