Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Holy Spirit's Working in the Believer

The Holy Spirit's Working in the Believer

I. He Regenerates/Gives Birth to the Believer (John 3; Titus 3)

       A. Born of the Spirit (John 3:3, 7)

       B. Washing of Regeneration & Renewing of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5b)

II. He Indwells the Believer (I Corinthians 6:19, Romans 8:9)

      A. Body is the Temple of the Holy Ghost (I Corinthians 6:19)

      B. If any man have not the Spirit of God he is none of His (Romans 8:19)

III. He Seals the Believer (Ephesians 1:13, 14; II Corinthians 1:21, 22; II Timothy 2:19)

      A. Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. (II Corinthians 1:22)

      B. Ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of Promise (Ephesians 1:13)

      C. Seal is the sign of Ownership/Protection by God (II Timothy 2:19; Revelation 7:3-8, 9:4)

IV. He Adopts the Believer (Romans 8:14-16; Galatians 4:5, 6)

      A. But ye have received the Spirit of Adoption (Romans 8:15)

      B. That we might receive the adoption of sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son (Galatians 4:5, 6)

V. He Empowers the Believer for Victory in Life and Service (Romans 8:2, 12, 13)

      A. For the Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the Law of sin and death (Romans 8:2)

      B. If ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live (Romans 8:13)

VI. He Fills the Believer (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18)

      A. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:4)

      B. Be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18)

VII. He Guides the Believer (Romans 8:14; Acts 8:27, 29; 13:2-4; 16:6,7)

     A. In the details of daily life (Romans 8:14)

     B. In the area of service (Acts 8:27, 29)

VIII. He Anoints the Believer (I John 2:20, 27; Luke 4:18)

    A. For Knowledge, Teaching & Discernment (John 14:26; 16:13; I John 2:20, 27; I Corinthians 2:9-14)

    B. For Preaching/Ministry (Luke 4:18)

IX. He Performs the Ministry of  The Lord Jesus Christ in the Believer (John 14; 15; 16)

    A. He Comforts the Believer (John 14:16-18)                 

    B. He Teaches All Things (John 14:26      

    C. He Brings All Things to Remembrance (John 14:26)

    D. He Testifies of The Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:26)       
    E. He Guides into All Truth (John 16:13) 

    F. He Shows Things to Come (John 16:13)

    G. He Glorifies The Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14      

    H. He Receives from the Lord Jesus Christ and Shows to Us (John 16:14, 15)

 X. He Ministers in our Praying to God (Romans 8:26)

      A. He Helps our Infirmities

      B. He Makes Intercession for Us 

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The Holy Spirit Teachings of Great Preachers

                                                 The Holy Spirit: Teachings of Great Preachers & Teachers of the Past

I. Three Conditions of the Holy Spirit's Working (F .B. Meyer)
    A. Filled [A Sudden Decisive Experience for a Specific Work] (Acts 4:8)

    B. Being Filled [The Ongoing Process] (Acts 13:52)

    C. Full [The Perpetual Experience] (Acts 6:8)

II. Three Types of Christians (D.L. Moody)
   A. Saved & Satisfied (John 3)

   B. Water Bubbling Up (John 4)

   C. Rivers Flowing Through (John 7)

III. Two Conditions to Living the Spirit-Filled Life (G. Campbell Morgan)
   A. Abandonment ['Let Go'-Charles Trumbull] 

      1. To Purification (Ephesians 4:30,31)

      2. Of Whole Being (Romans 6:13)

   B. Abiding (John 15)['Let God'-Charles Trumbull]

      1. Christ Abiding In  Us (John 15:4)

      2. Christian Abiding In Christ (To abide is to obey-I John 3:24)

IV. Three-Fold Ministry of the Spirit's Power/Fullness through the Believer
   A. Ministry To Sinner (Acts 1:8)

   B. Ministry To Saved (Colossians 3:16,17)

   C. Ministry To Self (Ephesians 5:18,19)

V. Descriptions of the Holy Spirit's Working (Ruth Paxson)

   A. Filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18) EVENT/Crisis-Pentecost

   B. Full of the Spirit (Acts 6:5, 7:55) STATE/Condition-Deacons/Stephen

   C. Filled with all the Fulness (Ephesians 3:19) PROCESS/Continual-Believers

VI. Yielded Life is the Key to Spirit's Filling-Yielding (Ruth Paxson)
   A.Yielding/Surrendering/Emptying: A Defininte Voluntary Transfer of Undivided:

         1. Possession 

         2. Control  

         3. Use of the whole spirit, soul & body from self to Christ

         4. Yielding/Surrendering/Emptying: A Definite One Time Act of the Will (Romans 6:13,16,19, 12:1,2)

    B. The Yielded Life Waits for Faith to Claim the Fullness of the Spirit

         1. Faith Claims the Promises: Christ Liveth in Me (John 14:17,20,21,23, 15:4,5)

         2. Faith Claims: I Can Do All Things Through Christ (Philippians 4:4)

         3. Faith Claims: Christ in you the Hope of Glory (Colossians 1:27)

         4. Faith Appropriates Christ As Life (Colossians 3:4)

         5. Faith Claims the Birthright of the Fullness of the Spirit in Christ: (Colossians 1:19, 2:9,10)

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Setting the Mind-Romans 8

"Setting the Mind"
(Romans 8)

          Works of the Flesh (Galatians 5:19-21)

        1. Adultery-Committing Sex Sins After Marriage
        2. Fornication-Committing Sex Sins Before/After Marriage/Porno
        3. Uncleanness-Thinking Impure, Evil Thoughts, Desiring the Immoral
        4. Lasciviousness-Stirring Up Lustful Desires thru Dress, Speech, Actions
1.      Idolatry-Replacing God thru, Inordinate Desire for 'Stuff', Worship Material/Earthly
                    Things- Home, Car, Job, Wife, Husband, Children etc.
2.      Witchcraft-Using Substances/ Drug to Alter the Mind, Any Mind Altering/Poisoning
                        Activity, Casting Spells                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
        1. Hatred-Harboring Dark Ugly Feelings of Bitterness or Contempt
        2. Variance-Causing Discord with the Desire for Attention
        3. Emulations-Having Inner Feelings of Resentment
        4. Wrath-Demonstrating Impulsive Outbursts of Rage
        5. Strife-Displaying Attitudes of Self-Seeking Rivalry,
                      Actions of Selfish Ambition for Pay, Reward or Self-Glory
        6. Seditions-Dividing or Splitting in Two Pieces
        7. Heresies-Creating a Party Spirit, Picking/Choosing What You Want Believe 
        8. Envyings-Having Inner Discontent with Another's Success, Grudging Spirit
        9. Murders-Taking Another's Life Physically  
        1.   Drunkenness-Bringing Yourself under the Influence/Control of Alcohol/Drugs
2.      Revelings-Indulging in Sensual Escapism, Inordinate/Immoral Desire to
                       Satisfy Senses/Lusts thru Senses                                                 
3.      Carousings-Practicing An Ungodly Lifestyle, Partying, Useless Spending of Life/Time,
                         Feeding the Flesh

            Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)

        1. LOVE-Showing Strong Affection/ thru Sacrificial/Self-Giving Actions (No Dislike/Hatred!)
        2. JOY-Demonstrating Outwardly Facts/Feelings of Bliss (No Sorrow/Sadness!)
        3. PEACE-Being in a State of Quiet, Calm, Serene Confidence (No Worries!)
        4. LONGSUFFERING-Attitude of Refusing to Return Harmful Words/Actions (No Slandering!)
        5. GENTLENESS-Showing Kindness to Others thru Actions (No Harshness!)
        6. GOODNESS-Displaying Right & Honest Motives by Actions (No Wickedness!)
        7. FAITH-Placing Full Trust in God-Regardless! (No Fearing!)
        8. MEEKNESS-Humble, Lowly, Selfless Attitude of God-Controlled Strength (No Pride!)
        9. TEMPERANCE-Living in Moderation, Self under Spirit's Control (No Excesses!)  

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