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Copy of Satisfied?
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The Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The Divine Gift
God has given us His Spirit so that we can experience intimacy with Him and enjoy all He has for us.
The Intimate Journey
journey: (n.) any course from one experience to another
The Present Danger
We cannot experience intimacy with God and enjoy all He has for us if we fail to depend on His Spirit.
The Empowering Presence
empower: (v) to give ability to
God, who can be grieved, just as a person
God, who knows all.
A teacher, who gives the words I need
God, in charge. One with Jesus Christ.
satisfaction: (n.) fulfillment of one's needs, longings, or desires
Do you desire more?
If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him" John 7:37,38
Jesus said this concerning the Spirit. Those who believed in him would soon receive the Spirit, but they hadn’t experienced the Spirit yet since Jesus hadn’t yet been glorified. John 7:39 (CEB)
He promises to satisfy!
something that has the effect of an express assurance; indication of what may be expected.
to put an end to (a desire, want, need, etc.) by sufficient or ample provision
Divine: (adj.) given by God
The Holy Spirit is the source of our deepest satisfaction.
Gift of the Holy Spirit
Gives us understanding
New Life (John 3:1-8)
Assurance of salvation (Romans 8:15,16)
Infinite love (Romans 5:5; Eph. 3:18,19)
Allows us to experience:
- 1Cor. 2:12
- John 14:16,17
Life without the Spirit Life with the Spirit
Before receiving Christ
After receiving Christ
1 Corinthians 2:14
1 Cor. 3:16
1 Cor. 12:13
Where is the Holy Spirit?
Danger: (n.) a thing that may cause injury, loss or pain
We cannot do it in our own strength
"Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?"
We cannot enjoy all God desires for us if we live by our self-centered desires.
"For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want."
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
A Self-centered Life A Christ-centered Life A Self-Centered Life
What kind of life are you living?
Before receiving Christ
After receiving Christ
"Brothers, you are still worldly..." (1 Cor. 3:1-3)
Empowered vs Indwelling
By walking in the Spirit we increasingly experience intimacy with God and enjoy all He has for us.
As we walk in the spirit, we have the ability to live a life pleasing to God.
to walk: (stoi-khe-o)
1. to proceed in a row as the march of a soldier, go in order
a) to go on prosperously, to turn out well
2. to walk
a) to direct one's life, to live
"So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. ...Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. "
As we walk in the spirit, we experience intimacy with God and all He has for us.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
How are we filled with the Holy Spirit?
Faith (trust in God and His promises) is the only way a Christian can live by the Spirit.
A powerful word picture which can help you experience moment-by-moment dependence upon the Spirit.
Confess your sin the moment you become aware of it - agree with God concerning it and thank him for His forgiveness, according to 1 John 1:9 and Hebrews 10:1-25. Confession requires repentance - a change in attitude and action.
Surrender control of your life to Christ, and reply upon the Holy Spirit to fill you with His presence and power by faith, according to His command (Ephesians 5:18) and promise (1 John 5:14,15)
We are filled with the Spirit by faith, enabling us to experience intimacy with God and enjoy all He has for us.
By faith, we experience God's power through the Holy Spirit.
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being , so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith."
Are you ready to surrender control of your life to Jesus Christ?
Are you ALL IN?
Are you ready now to confess your sins?
(1 John 1:9)
Sin grieves God's Spirit
BUT GOD in His love has forgiven all of your sins - past, present, and future - because Christ has died for you.
Do you sincerely desire to be directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit?
By faith claim the fullness of the spirit according to His command and promise:
God commands us to be filled with the Spirit
God promises he will always answer when we pray according to His will.
1 John 5:14,15
The turning point
turning point: time when a decisive change occurs
We are filled with the Holy Spirit by faith alone.
Sincere prayer is one way of expressing our faith.
I need You. I acknowledge that I have sinned against You by directing my own life. I thank You that You have forgiven my sin's through Christ's death on the cross for me. I now invite Christ to again take His place on the throne of my life. Fill me with the Holy Spirit as You commanded me to be filled, and as You promised in Your Word that You would do if I asked in faith. I pray this in the name of Jesus. I now thank You for filling me with the Holy Spirit and directing my life.