Thursday, November 14, 2013

Holy Spirit Study #4

  1. Romans 14:17
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      for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
  2. Romans 15:13
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      Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  3. Romans 15:16
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      that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
  4. Romans 15:19
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      in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Holy Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and round about even unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ;
  5. 1 Corinthians 6:19
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      Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;
  6. 1 Corinthians 12:3
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      Wherefore I make known unto you, that no man speaking in the Spirit of God saith, Jesus is anathema; and no man can say, Jesus is Lord, but in the Holy Spirit.
  7. 2 Corinthians 6:6
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      in pureness, in knowledge, in long suffering, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love unfeigned,
  8. 2 Corinthians 13:14
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      The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
  9. Ephesians 1:13
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      in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth, the gospel of your salvation,-- in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
  10. Ephesians 4:30
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      And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.
  11. 1 Thessalonians 1:5
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      how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake.
  12. 1 Thessalonians 1:6
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      And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;
  13. 1 Thessalonians 4:8
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      Therefore he that rejecteth, rejecteth not man, but God, who giveth his Holy Spirit unto you.
  14. 2 Timothy 1:14
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      That good thing which was committed unto thee guard through the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.
  15. Titus 3:5
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      not by works done in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
  16. Hebrews 2:4
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      God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will.
  17. Hebrews 3:7
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      Wherefore, even as the Holy Spirit saith, To-day if ye shall hear his voice,
  18. Hebrews 6:4
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      For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
  19. Hebrews 9:8
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      the Holy Spirit this signifying, that the way into the holy place hath not yet been made manifest, while the first tabernacle is yet standing;
  20. Hebrews 10:15
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      And the Holy Spirit also beareth witness to us; for after he hath said,
  21. 1 Peter 1:12
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      To whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto you, did they minister these things, which now have been announced unto you through them that preached the gospel unto you by the Holy Spirit sent forth from heaven; which things angels desire to look into.
  22. 2 Peter 1:21
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      For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.
  23. Jude 1:20
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      But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit
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My Comments: As one can see from these verses the New Testament shows the Holy Spirit abiding in those who have accepted Jesus’ redemption and put on His righteousness. When we accept Jesus we are filled with the Holy Spirit of God. That is why those who say once a person is saved or Born Again they can do as they please because there is therefore now no condemnation in them. Yet that is not true.
True the truly redeemed is no longer condemned to Hell when they pass from this world to Heaven yet one grieves the Holy Spirit if they continue to sin after being Born Again. One of two things may then take place. The newly Born will feel the pricks of the Holy Spirit trying to get them to stop sinning and they will more and more each day turn away from that sin that had ahold of them but if they persist they probably were not Born Again but had an “experience” that they thought they were saved.
God’s presence does not remain where sin exists. He has to come against sin. He has to in His very essence destroy sin. Sometimes newly Born will completely turn from the sin that had a hold on them and sometimes it takes time in order for the person to learn lessons. Yet it is always a turning from sin because God in the person of the Holy Spirit will continue to change them into the likeness of our Lord. Those who drank find they no longer want to drink, those who smoked turn from it. Those who lived for sex find they only want that one true love of God above all things and if God wants them to have a spouse then He will bring one into their lives though that doe not mean there will not be challenges in a marriage because marriage is a learning ground as well. One who has accepted Jesus and the Gospel of Jesus are filled with hope and even in suffering find the joy of knowing they are saved and will one day be with Jesus for eternity.

That Joy brings peace in the storms and the power of the Holy Spirit enables the Born Again one to weather those storms. I liken it to when I was a young lady and fished in Alaska with my family. My Dad would point out a heading and tell me, “Head for that point and you will be alright.” If I stayed the course no matter how bad the seas I was always able to bring us home safely. The Holy Spirit is like my Dad. The Holy Spirit says this is where you are headed and if you listen to Me then you will get home safely. The storms will come but if we stay the course and listen to God then we will arrive home safely. When we hold the course we show others the way as well.

When men reject what I say when pointing them to God then it is not me they are rejecting. It is their Creator they reject. Abba fills us with His Holy Spirit when we become His Children and the world rejects Him who sent Him to fill us. When we are filled with His Holy Spirit we become a temple of the Lord and all we do reflects on Him who created us. Yet we can do nothing of ourselves but that God wills.

Often men say thus and thus will happen but if they are not filled with His Holy Spirit the Wind of Truth, then it is not prophecy. There were spirits and it still happens, that entered into people who were not sealed by God with His Holy Spirit. Those spirits had (and still have people) those they inhabited speak things but the persons were not (and are not) filled with the Holy Spirit. They were (and are) filled with the fallen followers of the evil one. They imitate the true and Holy Spirit of God. They like the one they serve are deceivers.  I caution people to be careful who they serve and who they follow.
Abba Father I pray You lead all our loved ones to the true and ever living knowledge of Your truths imparted by Your Holy Spirit. Give all who seek Your knowledge find it if they are seeking to know You more for Your glory and praise. Guide us all through Your Holy Spirit so we will not be blinded to the lies of the world and the evil one. I pray You keep Your living Word growing in our hearts and that we understand Your Holy Spirit more fully. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, be with us all. Amen

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