Jesus said we would be clothed with power from on high. This is a key insight and promise that He gave to us. It was and is expected to be experienced. The promised presence and power of the Holy Spirit is not only a joy for the believer in Christ but the power of the Spirit of God is that is needed. The works of Chirst and the evangelization of the world can not be done without this supra-natural fire!
The Holy Spirit Himseld says ....do not put out the Spirits Fire!
A. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A PERSON
1. He is called 'He' John 12-17
2. The Spirit has will, intellect and emotion
3. The Holy Spirit is God Acts 5; God is Spirit
B. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD HIMSELF
1. He is called God in Acts 5
2. He is Eternal as is God Hewbrews
3. He is equal to the persons of the Trinity
C. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
1. He was at work in creation....as God
2. He was at work in Isreal Psalm 139
3. He was moving on prophets 1 Peter 1:10
D. THE HOLY SPIRIT WROTE THE WORD OF GOD
1. The Bible is God-Breathed by the Spirit 2 Timothy
2. The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit Eph. 6
3. The Word of God is alive and powerful Hebrews 4:12
E. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
1. The Spirit gave prophecy of Jesus Isaiah-Matthew
2. Jesus was concieved by the Holy Spirit
3. Jesus was Anointed and Full of the Holy Spirit Luke 2;4:1
4. Jesus was raised from the dead by the Holy Spirit Romans 1
F. THE HOLY SPIRIT BEFORE AND THEN AT SALVATION
1. The Spirit of God convicts, witness, and draws to salvation/Christ
2. The Spirit of God comes into the believer at the moment of salvation
Eph.1; Romans 8; Galatians 3
The Spirit brings the work of Christ and Jesus Himself into us at salvation
At salvation each believer in Jesus is
ANOINTED WITH THE SPIRIT 1John 2
BAPTIZED INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST 1Cor.12
SEALED/MARKED WITH THE SPIRIT Eph. 1
INDWELT WITH THE SPIRIT Romans 8
The Spirit of Christ applys the work of the Cross at the moment of salvation
The old is broken and gone and the new is come!
G. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOUR LIFE NOW AND FOREVER
1. The Spirit of Truth
The Spirit and counselor and comfortor/helper
The Spirit as revealer
The Spirit as teacher
The Spirit as Guide
We are to Worship in and by the Holy Spirit
Walk in the Spirit
Pray in the power of the Spirit
He gives the gifts of the Spirit
H. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE SPIRIT OF EVANGELISM AND WITNESS
You must witness and He will also WITNESS.......Jesus
It is the will of God. It is the blessing and promise of God.
It is the FIRE that is seen and flows on, in and through the
believers/body of Christ ACTS 4:30---
ARE YOU CLOTHED AND FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD??????
Jesus promised the power of the Holy Spirit would come on us and make us
witness'es Acts 1:8
Jesus called this power of the Spirit
'clothed with power from on High... Luke24
The Word of God/God commands us to be FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT Eph. 5
The fullness of the Holy Spirit is for ALL BELIEVERS at and for ALL TIMES!
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was [a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit
Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as[c] the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." 39By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.
15"If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth.
7But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt[a] in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me; 10in regard to righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; 11and in regard to judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned.
49I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high."
8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
31After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
17Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
Yet Saul grew more and more powerful
16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Instead, be filled with the Spirit. 19Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, 20always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.