Holy Spirit

Genesis 24

                                       The Holy Spirit
Genesis 24 is about finding a bride for Isaac…….
***Abraham  represents God the Father
***Isaac represents Jesus Christ
***Rebekah represents the body of Christ
***Eliezer represents the Holy Spirit (Genesis 15:2)
(1) THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS SENT BY GOD THE FATHER – Genesis 24:1-4
Luke 24:49 – the Promise of the Father
– The Holy Spirit is from the Father
Why did God the Father send the Holy Spirit?
                       ***To Mainly Point People To Jesus – Genesis 15:2 & 24:52
Eliezer is no mentioned in this chapter by name.  The emphasis is all about Jesus
Genesis 15:2 – Damascus – means sack full of blood
– The Holy Spirit emphasizes Jesus and His blood and redemption
Genesis 24:52 – so only worship the Lord
                     ***God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to find a bride for Jesus – Genesis 24:10,15
                              a. Eliezer was on a mission to find a bride for Christ
                                  *Jesus uses people to do this
                       The Holy Spirit is on the move across the earth……..
*to find a bride for Christ, The Holy Spirit convicts  and points people to Jesus
          – Then the Holy Spirit places the bride in the body of Christ – 1 Cor 12:13
          – The Holy Spirit comes to live within us – Romans 8:9-11
          – The Holy Spirit points the bride to Jesus who gives the them spiritual blessings – Genesis 24:53
*and the bride is beautiful – the church is beautiful – Genesis 24:16
*and the bride is a virgin – Genesis 24:16
virgin – means not touched, spoiled, not tainted or defiled…No flaws
(2) WE ARE TO BE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT – Genesis 24:57-58, 61
a. Follow the Lord and the voice of the Holy Spirit
b. Do not have a loud life so you can hear what the Lord is saying
c. We can say no to the Holy Spirit – Genesis 24:56
– Believers say no – this is grieving the Holy Spirit – Ephesians 4:30
– Unbelievers say no – this is blaspheming the Holy Spirit – Matthew 12:31-32
          THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LEADING ALL BELIEVERS INTO 2 AREAS:
     1. JOHN 16:13 – THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS US INTO THE TRUTH
– Truth is found in Jesus and the Bible
– Truth means to be real and genuine
REMEMBER: THE ENEMY WANTS YOU TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN STANDARD OF TRUTH
     2. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS LEADING US BESIDE THE STILL WATERS – Psalm 23:1-2
The Lord is My Shepherd – Jehovah Rohi
– It means Jesus is our close companion and friend/speaks of relationship
I shall not want – The Lord takes our want away and asks us to fill in the blank
v2 – He makes me lie down – All believers must take some time to rest
He leads me beside the still waters  – This is peaceful, calm refreshing water