Sermon Notes 7/28 – The Spirit of Truth
14 And He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. So it was, when the demon had gone out, that the mute spoke; and the multitudes marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by [a]Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”
16 Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven. 17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against a house falls. 18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. 22 But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his [b]spoils. 23 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
Today we see a world that is Scattered….. It started with a lie, The people were deceived
Why is our Country so divided?
Why are our homes divided?
Why is the church divided ?
Because we are listening to the lies
Jesus performed a Good miracle and the people accused him of collaborating with Satan
Jesus brought a simple truth to the accusation, Why would Satan divide his own house by casting out his own demons?
4 Truths that the Spirit of Truth Brings.
Life of the disciples at the Time
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He [a]will take of Mine and declare it to you.
- Spirit of Truth Brings Order
We want answers and we want them now (Jesus said that we can not bear them now)
Jesus Said wait on the Truth, it will be revealed…
The shortcut may be when we try to come up with the truth on our own.
How do we receive order?
…and orderly way.”
1 Corinthians 14:40
“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.”
This means that we should do things in the proper sequence and at the right time, not in an impulsive manner. (Do we have any impulsive people)
What did Jesus Just say? ” He will guide you into truth”
Our Home…..How can I tell if things are in order? They line up with what the Lord is doing at the time.
I remember when the Holy Spirit revealed to me the Truth of my calling
Needed to remember the order, the path that He had me on
The Spirit of Truth reveals the Truth over the Word of God…. The Truth
Men and Women of God, We MUST Read the Word, Meditate on the Word and be on our faces before the Lord
I seek the Lord Every day and my prayer is ” Lord reveal to me the Truth, let me not get caught up in the World System of doing things.
Truth is not coming up with our own conclusions but allowing the Holy Sprit to “Guide us into the Truth”
The Truth of What, the truth of His calling…..
All of us are called!!!!
Jesus was not there to guide the disciples into
- Positive thinking
- Financial Prosperity
He was there to guide them into the Truth, to their full calling
The Spirit of Truth Shows the Future
Vs 13 “He will tell you things to come”
It is good to know the things to come so you can prepare
If i know that guests are coming to the house, I am going to prepare.
There are things happening now church!!!!
What is He trying to tell us? Look at the world around us….. He is coming back soon
All of us need to prepare for Jesus Coming back, we must allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to us the things to come…..
We are blessed to be a part of a church that is focused on prayer and fasting. That welcomes the Spirit of Truth
The lord revealing the truth to out pastor.
Here at CCWC we have been diligently seeking the Lord and He has been speaking
- Apartment Complex Outreach
- Community Center Expanding
- An Increase of opportunity for people to “Encounter the Lord”
The Holy Spirit may be giving you some warning signs but if you are not paying attention, you will be caught by surprise
Not just for the Church but for your home, job etc….
The most important Job that I have here on earth is to raise my Children to be Warriors for Christ
- To be a spiritual leader
- To serve and guide my wife
- (This is truth )
What is the future for my family? I need The Holy Spirit to guide me
Many times the Holy Spirit has guided us on Friendships that are children have made
Many times the Holy Spirit has Guided us on big decisions, because they affected us on the things to come
Spirit of Truth Brings Freedom
32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
- This truth does not come by reading books
- This truth comes by reading “The Book”
Truth is simply knowing Jesus more., He is the Truth…. Make Him your best friend
Who is the “you”? It’s followers of Jesus
Not the truth of what we see….
By knowing who we are in Christ, no longer slaves to sin, Knowing the Truth of who we are, that brings freedom
Spirit of truth : 1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light
We get freedom of what we know not what we think we know
When we are no longer Bound, we are free to confidently walk in the Lord
When people are free, they act like it, too many Christians walk around still bound to their past, allow the Holy Spirit to reveal to you the Truth
Spirit of Truth Brings Healing
14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He [a]will take of Mine and declare it to you.
As I prepared this message the Lord showed me that there are many whose House “mind” is divided against itself
There can be Chaos up there
The truth is, in VS 14, What belongs to Jesus, He gives to us all that is His
The Bible says that we are joint heirs with Christ
Jesus has Everything even though we have nothing
We dont deserve it but the Truth is in the Word and He has given it to us
Many of us deal with a Divided mind. The Lies of the enemy are going agains the Truth of the Word
When there is a constant battle, its hard to accomplish all that the Lord has for you
How do we battle the Lies in our head? The Truth
The Holy Spirit reminds of of the Truth, He speaks the Truth to us, the more you seek Him the less room for the Lies
The worst thing that you can do is repeat the lies to yourself and to others.
Maybe you say I am “there is no purpose to my life” or “I am lonely” “No one loves me”
The spirit of truth lives in you so when you speak the truth, you believe the truth
Tonight we are going to pray for those that struggle with those thoughts. I believe there is healing.