The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

1. THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN NOT BE STOPPED – Acts 2:17-21
A. H e cannot be stopped because He is God
– No entity can stop the move and power of the Holy Spirit
Ex:  Gamaliel – Acts 5:38-39
He was a pharisee who said if this movement is from God leave it alone…
If the Holy Spirit cannot be stopped, then lets walk in faith and trust in Him to do anything because He cannot be stopped……
2. THE HOLY SPIRIT VS FALSE SPIRITS – 1 John 4:1
How do we know the difference between false spirits and the Holy Spirit?
a. the Word of God
b. through the safety of many people
c. through the inner witness of the Holy Spirit
False spirits inclue angelic deception – 2 Cor 11:3-4, 13-15
– Angels talk and can say God stuff or bad stuff
– Galatians 1:6-9
False spirits include the occult – Dt 18:9-14
1. One who walks through the fire
– This was a dedication and sacrifice of children to the god molech
2. A diviner or one who practices witchcraft
– A fortune teller – Acts 16:16-20
3. Soothsayer or observer of times – the giver of future information
– Horoscopes or astrology
4. Enchanter or magician – place people under a spell – voodoo
5. A witch or sorcerer
– One who uses incantations and magic formulas
6. Charmer or one who conjures up spells  – hypnotist
7. A medium
– Calls on demons…..channeling, charms and chants
8. A spiritist or wizard – a psychic
9. A necromancer – one who consults with the dead
– These are an abomination to the Lord and are to have nothing to do with them…
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT POINTS TO THE RETURN OF THE LORD
John 16:13 – the Holy Spirit shows us things to come
– This can refer to the second coming of Jesus Christ
          2 Timothy 3:1-2
– Things will not get better in the last days
– Reveals characteristics of the last days
– The Lord will protect us in the last days
What is thew Holy Spirit showing us now.
1. It is harvest time – win souls and disciple people
2. The days of Noah are upon us – Matt 24:36-39 & Genesis 6:1-14
– Characteristics of Noah’s Day
1. Violence – Genesis 6:11
2. Corruption – Genesis 6:11
3. A mockery of Christianity – Genesis 6:5-8 & 2 Peter 3:3
– Mocking Christians and the return of the Lord
Why has’t the Lord come back yet?
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PATIENT
v3 – strive – means to plead His cause
     1. Patience is waiting
     2. Patience is Action