Jan. 24, 2009 – Pastor Jeff
The Helper is comin’
Good that I go
Receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.
Beneficial to be in God
Free from sin.
He who the Son sets free is free indeed.
Life in the Spirit.
Don’t be ignorants of spiritual gifts.
I Cor 2: 12 = know the things freely given to us of God
Holy Spirit empowers us,
power to be witness,
power in prayer.
Jesus Christ came = exact representation of the Father’s nature.
Radicalizes our lives.
Keep getting opportunity to be offended… from multiple, unexpected areas
(Grace = I offend people regularly = repent and forgive)
Romans 8: 14 from the Catholic Bible: those who follow the leading of God’s Holy Spirit, don’t follow the 5 senses or reasoning powers of the mind
Proverbs 20: 27
Hebrews 4: 12
I Thess. 4: 23 (?)
John 4 = God is Spirit.
Soul and Spirit are two different words in original language.
Spirit of God guides us into all truth.
P. Jeff attributes success in his life to leading of the Holy Spirit.
Proverbs 3 = lean not into your own understanding.
Precision accuracy… relationships…career… choices.
Holy Spirit will deliver us from error.
Bring honor and glory to Jesus Christ,
this is the Holy Spirit’s role.
Holy Spirit wants to reveal things to you.
God is the author of peace,
Proverbs 20: 27
Bible reading gives you sensitivity…
sensitivity increases the following of the Holy Spirit,
He will deliver you from people!
De-mystify the Holy Spirit… He was poured out on ALL flesh.
Born into family,
given amazing light to see and follow His Spirit.
It’s an amazing advantage.
If walk in the spirit, you won’t carry out the desires of the flesh.
Renew the spirit of your mind.
fuel for your spirit.
Reap what you sow… corruption and decay if you sow to the flesh.
Life and peace if you sow to the spirit.
Spirit of a man is lamp of the Lord…
NASB version of Prov. 20: 17
Your inner man = like an antenna that can pick up voice of the Holy Spirit.
Sheep will not follow the voice of a stranger.
When you are born-again, you are activated to hear God…
you are alive to Him…
it’s a relationship with God!
God gives us His Spirit.
You give your heart to Jesus.
Dial in and get from God,
then do it.
The Helper leads you into all truth…
Sow to the Spirit.
It will keep you out of the ditch…
or from whipping up your own thing…
or from inactivity.
Crucify your flesh and keep your body under on a daily basis.
Be sensitive to the still, small voice of the inner witness.
Acts 16: 6 = Holy Spirit would not let them preach.
Atmosphere of receptivity to God’s promptings.
vs. 9 = vision = God’s leadership.
Deeper than still, small voice or inner-man.
God wants us to develop.
My sheep follow My voice.
Walk in spirit and don’t fulfill the desires of the flesh.
Timing… God has timing. Lydia, the seller of purple cloth was the first European convert ever… her whole household… God had a plan.
Don’t get freaked out.
Right place at the right time.
Ya gotta be led by God!