Holy Spirit

1)   Galatians 5:16 But I say WALK by the Spirit and you will not carry out/gratify the desire of the flesh

  1. a)This message is not about your effort to stop sinning it is about your effort to walk in the Spirit.  The best way to get rid of the tares is to fill the bushel full of wheat
  2. b)We need to live our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit
  3. c)We were created in His likeness we also are a triune being a body soul and spirit.  Our Spirit is born again our flesh must be crucified and retrained
  4. d)Many Christians continue to suffer through the consequences of life in the flesh
  5. e)Many Christians never fulfill God’s purpose for their lives


2)   Zechariah 4:6 Not By Might nor by power but by My Spirit says the Lord

  1. a)after the captivity Zerubbable was given the impossible task of rebuilding the temple. An Angel gave him a word from the Lord
  2. b)Might and power refer to human effort no human effort can defeat the flesh 


3)   Get to know the Holy Spirit

  1. a)Matthew 3:16-17 And after being baptized JESUSwent up immediately from the water and behold the heavens were opened and he saw the Spirit of god descending as a DOVE and coming upon Him and behold a VOICE out of the heavens saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased
  2. b)Genesis 1:26Let Us make man in Our image according to Our likeness
  3. c)Here the Bible uses the Hebrew word Elohiem which is plural 
  4. d)God is a triune being He is Father Son and Holy Spirit


4)    Names of the Holy Spirit 

  1. These names describe His character and the way He treats His people 
  2. 2 Corinthians 3:3 Spirit of the living God
  3. Romans 1:4 Spirit of holiness
  4. John 16:13Spirit of truth
  5. Zechariah 12:10Spirit of grace
  6. Ephesians 1:13The Holy Spirit of promise
  7. John 16:7 The comforter or helper = one who is called alongside to help 


5)   BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT He empowers us

  1. a)Acts 1:8 But you shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the earth
  2. b)The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a supernatural gift that is separate from Salvation
  3. c)The Baptism in the Holy Spirit will help us to
  4. d)Overcome sin
  5. e)Serve Him in ministry
  6. f)Give you a greater ability to pray Romans 8:26
  7. g)It will be God’s avenue for imparting spiritual gifts to you 1 Corinthians 12
  8. h)It will give you more insight and revelation about God and His word John 16:1


6)   He is here

  1. John 16:7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away for if I do not go away the Helper shall not come to you but If I go I will send Him to you
  2. We need to pay attention to the Holy Spirit because He is that part of God who is at work here on earth now
  3. All the miracles that Jesus did and all the miracles that have been done by men were accomplished by the anointing of the Holy Spirit


7)   Be Transformed

  1. a)Titus 3:5 He saved us not because of works done by us in righteousness but according to His own mercy by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit
  2. b)Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind  


8)   Fulfill your purpose

  1. a)Consume your life with serving Him and you will not have time to gratify the flesh