Time: 30 minutes
To increase understanding and knowledge concerning the person of the Holy Spirit.
To prepare people to be baptized in the Holy Spirit
To recognize the Holy Spirit is a person not an IT.
To discuss the Role, characteristics and Names of the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is God. To deny the Holy Spirit is to deny God. John 4:24 God is Spirit and those who worship HIM must worship Him in spirit and truth.
The Holy Spirit created the world Genesis 1 : 2-3 Job 26 :13,the earth was without form or void, and darkness was a on the face of the deep. The Spirit of God was hovering on the face of the waters. Acts 28 : 25 - 26 here Paul quoted Isaiah 6 verse 9.
The Holy Spirit is God because:
The Holy Spirit has the attributes of God
Hebrews 9 :14 He is eternal – Deut 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms, He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, “destroy.”
1 Corinthians 2 : 10 omniscient He knows all things.
Luke 1:35 omnipotent - nothing is impossible.
Ps 139:7 -- omnipresent. Everywhere. To Warren one
The power of the Holy Spirit is even more effective to day because he is an all places at the same time. Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence.
The Holy Spirit convicts Romans 1 :4, John 3 : 5 - 7 reproved the world of sin, of righteousness, of judgment.
John's 16 :8, Matthew 12 :28 - the major function of the Holy Spirit. –draws people to salvation.
The Holy Spirit is helper, comforter: John 14:16-17 and I will pray the father, and he will give you another helper, that he may abide with you forever-the spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; but you know him for he dwells with you and will be in you.
The Holy Spirit is the paraclete
--John 15:26 But when the helper comes whom I shall send you from the Father, the spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of me.
He wants His energy to be poured out through YOU
He wants His wisdom to be deposited in your life
He wants you to feel as He feels
He wants you to see what he is looking at
He wants to breathe the Holy Spirit through you
The bread of life [Jesus ] comes through the Holy Spirit.
We need His divine life t o be evident in us
We are to feel the compassion of God.
We are to be like God 2 Peter 1:3-4 we are to be partakers of the divine nature.
We are to feel –love –grace –mercy –for the person.
Like water coming out of a tap it can be clean or dirty.
The Holy Spirit gives life John 6: 63 the Holy Spirit gives life, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life.
The Holy Spirit gives strength Acts 1:8 but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – power to witness.
The Holy Spirit strengthens and empowers us.
Without the Holy Spirit there it is a no power.
His purpose is to equip us with power
He refreshes our mind and renews our strength 1 Cor 2:4-5 and my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
-power comes out from me
-power goes out before me.
-Romans 8 :14 for as many as are led by the Spirit of God “these are sons of God.
-this gives us our position—The position of God in prayer is power
- the position of God in my life is power in my life-without the Holy Spirit there it is no power
- We should pray and preach in the power of the Holy Spirit.
And the Holy Spirit is the teacher John 14:26, but the helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
The Holy Spirit brings a revelation
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of truth John 16:13 and in this part of a traitor when he this spirit of truth is come, he will guide you in all truth, for he will not speak on his own authority but whatever he hears he will speak; and he will tell you things to come
As he hears He speaks to us
The Holy Spirit is our Intercessor:
--His mercy endures forever
--Through Him we have access to the presence of God
Romans 8: 26-27 the spirit had helps us in our weaknesses, He makes intercession for us
The Holy Spirit works with God
*To know the Holy Spirit is to know Jesus
*To know the truth is to know Jesus Christ
*Jesus is the power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is our advocate for salvation. He helps us to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
He completely changes our lives-through Jesus Christ we are converted and born again.
He comes into our hearts when we are converted.
The Holy Spirit is with the believer forever.
We should be baptised in with the Holy Spirit.
Our conscience must be educated by works of the Holy Spirit Romans 9: 1 I tell the truth in Christ I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit. ---a clear conscience 1 Jn 3 releases confidence.
Our mind is renewed by the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 2:13 these things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
In the absence of Christ the Holy Spirit was to descend and, in one sense he was to take the place of Jesus Christ
Jesus was with them.
The Holy Spirit was to come in the place of Jesus Christ and yet He is the Christ Jn 14;17 the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows Him but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
The Holy Spirit is the personal representative of Jesus Christ
Because the apostles knew Jesus they knew the Holy Spirit
Because the apostles knew the Holy Spirit they became problems solvers and so can we.
The Jesus I know who is the One who is the power of the Holy Spirit
But Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit 1 Cor 3:16 Do you not know that you are the temple of God to and that the spirit of God dwells in you
Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. --For you were bought at a price therefore glorify God in your body and your spirit, which are God’s
Deliberate willful sin defiles and causes sickness. If you view
God speaks to the world by his Spirit Jn 16:23 And it in that day you will ask me nothing. Most assuredly I say to you whatever you ask the father and my name He will give you.
He listens by the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit gives us inspiration. .
When we are born of the Spirit the words we speak should be the word of the Spirit, Ps 107 :20 He sent His word and healed them.
The Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus Christ John 15:26 But when the helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the father the spirit of truth a melee who proceeds from the father, He will testify of me
The Holy Spirit has a personality
personal pronouns are used for people. Personal pronouns are always used for the Holy Spirit.
John 15 :16, John 16 : 7-8, 13.
Many acts that only a person can perform are ascribed to the Holy Spirit.
-- He speaks Revelation 2 :7
---in He gives us choices -- Acts 16:6-7 Paul told not to go to Bythinia Paul listened and obeyed. In
-- He helps us Romans 8 : 26
-- He teaches us John 14 :26
-- He testifies of Jesus John 15 :26
-- He guides us John's 16 :13
-- He commands us - people Acts 16 :6-7, Acts 13:2
-- He comforts believers Acts 9 :31
-- He has intellect 1 Corinthians 2 : 10,Romans 8 :27. 1 Cor 2:16 who has known the mind of the Lord? who has the mind of Christ?
-- He has emotions and feelings -- Romans 5 :5, Ephesians 4 :30 is Holy ; Romans 3 :26.
-- He has a will Acts 16 :6-7, 1 Corinthians 12 :11
-- he is wisdom and grace Isaiah 11:2 The spirit of the lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of council and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of God
Names of the Holy Spirit --
-- the Holy Spirit 1 Thess 4:7-8in
-- -- he has the office of holiness and purity.
-- Spirit of God Ephesians 4 :30, Genesis 1 :2, Matthew 11 :25, Romans 8 : 14, 1Corinthians 2:11, John 15 :26, John's 6 :44.
-- Spirit of Christ -- Romans 8 :9; Acts 2 :33; John 14 :16 -- 20; 15 :26.
The comforter John 15 :26. An other comforter John 14 :16. Jesus was the first comforter the word in great signifies Analogous, of the same kind, quality --Galatians 1 verse 6 speaks of another Gospel -- different words -- different kind etc,. Analagous to the same presence as Jesus -- John 14 verse 8 -- the abiding of the Holy Spirit is the abiding of Jesus. The fullness of the Holy Spirit is the fullness of Jesus.
The symbols of the Holy Spirit
John 7 verse is 37 -- 38 -- water is indispensable to human life. It is needed for preservation -- John 3 verse 5 we are born again; 1 Corinthians 12 verse 13 there is to be a continuous drinking of the Holy Spirit. We preserve our spiritual life through the drinking of the word.
John 4 vs. 13 -- 14 we become energetic enjoying the satisfying life of not thirsting.
-- cleansing -- we are cleansed daily -- we are refreshed, we are renewed Titus 3 verse 15. The
the Holy Spirit is the origin of life to the obedient but the spirit of judgment, a concuming fire , to the disobedient. Noah Genesis 7; Exodus 14 verse 28; Acts 5; Acts 13 Elymas.
2. River : John 4:14 Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of living water springing up into ever lasting life.
-let it flow
John7:37 38-39. There should always be a river of living Water. If anyone thirsts let him come to me and drink—out of his heart will come rivers of living water.
He was poured out-on the prophets, on the came kings, on the messiah.
God pours out his spirit on all flesh. Joel 2:28 Acts 2:17. Word of knowledge, wisdom – thought –impression, audible voice.
The holy spirit pours out: love, joy, power. These flow out of the spirit for healing of others.
in the old Testament without exception the presence of God appeared in fire. I [see the fire in the anointing manual]
John 3 8 Pneuma holy wind -- wind exists permeates simply everywhere. Wind is in continuous motion, and low atmosphere -- sin, sickness, despair. We cannot control the wind direction John's 3 verse 8; A blowing wind makes stifling and stagnant air fresh and full of vitality. Acts 2 verse 2 a rushing wind; Ez 37 verse 9 blow to the dry bones
1 Sam. 16 verse 3; 1 John 2 verse 27; Exodus 32 vs. 25 -- 29; 13, 1 Sam. 16 verse 13; 1 Kings 19 verse 16; 1 Peter 2 verse 9 -- no one can receive such grace without being empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Oil is necessary for light, the 7 candle sticks in the tabernacle. Only through the bright light of the Holy S pirit is the spiritual world revealed. Oil prevents wear and tear and breakdown, it relieves friction, it lubricates. It brings peace and joy and love -- the Holy Spirit brings these.
When we are born again of the Spirit of God we have obtained the office of prophet whereby we preach the word.
oil preserves life -Ez 37 the dry bones
5. The Rain
Ps 72 verse 6; Hosea 6 verse 3; no rain -- no fruit no life.
1 Kings 18 Elijah saw no rain He prayed and then there was rain.
With the early rain the seed is wet, sprouts, but the plant is barely alive.
With the latter rain there is rapid growth and the harvest -- James 5 verse 7.
6. The Dove
John 1 verse 32, is an emblem of peace. Genesis 8 vs. 10 -- 11, when the Holy Spirit came judgment and wrath had gone and it is the same for us. John 5 verse 24,Romans 5 verse 1.
-- symbol of meekness and humility
-- pure harmless creature – a Holy Spirit. We must be holy and never allow any spiritual change in us that is not toward holiness. The Holy Spirit does not come to bite and tear and kill.
-- the Holy Spirit is easily grieved, quenched by betrayal. -- brings and love & harmony. Ephesians 4 verse 30; Ps 51 verse 11.
7. The wine
Ephesians 5 verse 18; Acts 2 vs. 12 -- 13; Ephesians 519 to 21.
-- the fullness of the Holy Spirit makes us strong in faith, helps us serve God.
-- gives gladness and joy
-- gives an overflowing peace
-- gives unusual boldness and is a bold life
-- causes perseverance and insulation from spiritual blows
-- gives strength to stand firm
8. The Seal
Ephesians 1 verse 13 we are sealed, stamped. No one can touch us without permission.
-- signifies special ownership
-- signifies special authority. In the and of the apostles the apostles went from incompetent people to people of power, boldness, and authority.
9. The Guarantee
2 Cor. 1 vs. 21 -- 22 to guarantee.
-- to be a guarantor is a serious business.
-- to guarantee, to pay -- to buy -- we fulfill our obligation.
-- the guarantee on an object.
The Holy Spirit is our guarantee of heaven.
10. The Dew
Ps 133 vs. 1 -- unity, restfulness. Num is 11 verse 9 manna and dewsettled at night,
John 6 vs. 32 -- 30 5.
1 1. Clothing
Luke 24 verse 14 9, Jesus promise.
The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Galatians 3 verse 2 -- -- the covenant
-- -- by faith
-- -- verse 7 only those who have faith
-- -- verse 14 receive the promise
Luke 24 verse 48; Acts 2 verse 38; John 3 verse 17 -- 18; Luke 1 1 vs. 9 -- 13.
The problem is not -- will you receive?
-- -- but how with you respond?
Mark 11 verses 22 -- 24
-- -- shall say -- speaking in tongues is saying
-- -- believe you have it
-- -- speaking in tongues is a cooperation between you and the Holy Spirit.
John 20 verse 22, breathed -- I [blew ] as a flute.
John 7 verse is 37 -- 3 9 we have to drink of the spirit, be immersed – then the flow comes.
Jn 20:27 open up every room of our heart.
Some people do not receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit because of fear.
-- there are three parts -- -- baptism --------immersion
-- -- drinking 1 Corinthians 12 verse 13.
-- -- outflow
ask him in -- -- get filled. Get baptized, breathe Him in -- -- get immersed -- -- breathe Him in -- -- get filled
then talk in tongues 1 Corinthians 14 verse 2
-- you don't learn -----------------it flows out of your belly -- rivers not a trickle
out of your belly Rivers of living water.