Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. I’m not entirely sure on how biblical this is…especially number 1. Just because something sounds ‘nice’ doesn’t mean it’s biblical at all. He’s called the Comforter for a reason. So now we have the full image of the Father revealed in Jesus. The Holy Spirit does not simply appear for the first time at Pentecost after the resurrection of Jesus, but is present in the Gospel of Luke (in 1–2) prior to the birth of Jesus. Blessings. Seek the Lord while he may be found. The Holy Spirit serves as God’s divine Administrator on earth and He desires and works to recreate the life of Christ in His people. The claim goes that Father and the Son are clearly personal, masculine terms, and therefore, they are revealed as persons. Do not shun the work of the Holy Spirit within our lives. (Acts 2:1-4, NIV) The following verses provide evidence that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is a distinct and separate experience from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit that occurs at salvation: John 7:37-39; Acts 2:37-38; Acts 8:15-16; Acts 10:44-47. This is very good clear simple ” get you back on right path” msg and help people move and grow with holy spirit for who holy spirit is,, and what holy spirit brings in trinity amen tnkyou Judy Boston ma. Absolutely Truman – I haven’t really written much on this topic myself but the Bible is extremely clear that God’s loving heart is always grieved when we consistently hurt ourselves. The role of the Holy Spirit: to give us strength and help in our fight against sin. When the Holy Spirit departs, the church becomes a museum full of spiritual mummies. When we rely on our own strength to work out the solutions we need, we are not relying on the Spirit of God. Anyway, I don’t want to spoon feed you. Here is the start of a list of 18 things the Holy Spirit most definitely does not do. The Holy Spirit personally guarantees your salvation and inheritance (Eph. Did you fast, pray or act holy to receive Jesus? I think Titus 1:13 needs to be read in context… as you’ve highlighted here the prior verse is key… but the verse after even more so! Did he not heal? And it goes on to analyse the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Spirit. Rather He empowers you to rest in the fact you are already sanctified. Go back and study the OT and if God doesn’t look like Jesus, ask why? The question of holiness etc is a secondary issue in that light from my understanding. 33 THINGS THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES 1. Holy Spirit does not lead us through fleeces. The idea that Jesus has done it all for us and his transaction on the cross nullifies any obligation on our part I think is contrary to the plain reading of Scripture. 4:30 was a verse you brought up in the article, but the first part of the verse was not addressed: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God by whom you were sealed for the Day of redemption.”. Also note that these verses are conditional – not unconditional – as indicated by the word “if.” IF those believers walk according to the flesh, they will die. 4:30). 1:22). The Holy Spirit is the source of that life. Listed below are 5 things the Holy Spirit comes to do in the life of believers. What is something you were taught the Holy Spirit does that you’ve then found to be untrue? Any problem in our life can be either our own fault, from the devil or just the result of life on a fallen planet. Trust in the fact you have been sanctified and allow Christ to live His holy life through you (Heb. Knowing that God is good is foundational in our Christian walk. There are some flaws in your logic. The Holy Spirit is an integral element of the Trinity but many Christians do not understand what the Holy Spirit is not. Unbelievers are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness and they shall be filled. He does not teach with sickness. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. When we look at this word – “rebuke”/”convict” – elencho as it’s spelt in the Greek – we find it is always used in a positive light for the believer and we must read it as such rather than look for our negative connotation. Kikkos, I completely agree. Now, the Holy Spirit can’t do all the work for us. What does the Holy Spirit do for us? That’s how I see it at least. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Once Holy Spirit-filled, it’s said you will never hunger, thirst or be desperate for more, since you are filled with His fullness (Col. 2:8). The Holy Spirit does not come and go like goosebumps; He is with us always. Rom 8:12-13 says the same thing: “Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation-but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven he told his disciples he would be sending the Holy spirit and this is what he said regarding The Holy Spirit in John 16:8 says, “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” One of the ways we know God is working in our life is through conviction (not to be confused with condemnation. (for more on this see – “God will not convict believers of sin!”. There is a reason you sense an internal conflict when you sin. So is the Bible lying? You can’t work at your sanctification because there’s nothing you can do that can make you more sanctified. Why is that? When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Completely opposite terms as you will see. Eternal security does not depend on you or what you do, but on Christ and what He has done. We are going to talk a little about why life is better when you walk in the Spirit. Their unbelief and their putting their faith in Jewish beliefs and fables. 3:14). The Bible also personifies wisdom, death, and sin. 8. These teachings you’re posting here are a mere encouragement for everyone to continue in their sin and never seek the power of the Holy Spirit that will only help them to break free from their bondage. Throughout scripture we find imperative statements that command us to forgive, to obey, to love. I don’t find any biblical warrant though for your claim that the instant you sin, you are forgiven. The Spirit has many functions, roles, and activities. The bible says the Old Testament is a shadow of what was to be revealed in Christ. Eph. In other denominations and movements, the Spirit is but a footnote, an afterthought, even a stranger. We can be satisfied. Your body is the temple of god, the way you treat your body is a direct expression of your understanding of god. The word “discipline” means to “child-walk” or “child-training” it gives us a picture of a father continually helping a toddler back on their feet and helping them learn to walk. But again the context and the Greek points something out. Hope that helps! It’s important to remember that the Spirit will not prompt us to do anything that goes against Scripture. Convict you of your sin. 4:30). In fact, Jesus compared the Spirit to the wind. If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him” (Romans 8:9, CSB). I have some deeper thoughts on this topic on an article I did a while back on suffering here – http://phildrysdale.com/suff. 29:11). But hunger itself isn’t good. Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life. Whereas Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers, the Holy Spirit opens our minds and causes us to see the truth—the truth of who God is and the truth of who we are. Therefore, it must be concluded that these are regenerate brethren who are being warned of dying. Thanks for posting this – its a helpful reminder to us as its easy to have wrong beliefs! The good news of the gospel is worth sharing!! Even though bad situation etc are not from God if we choose to place our trust in Him, He is able to turn the bad around into good, whether it be a lesson we learn, a lie that’s replaced with truth or we don’t make the same mistake again. The Holy Spirit is at times identified with the spirit of prophecy. 2 — Deny the Holy Spirit. Yes, we have the need to abide, overcome, obey, endure and persevere, but who will meet these needs? If teaching cannot be objected to by others then we present ourselves as prideful people. Your Christian walk is not about trying to maintain salvation but being maintained by Salvation. And all the divine attributes ascribed to the Father and the Son are equally ascribed to the Holy Spirit. And Have You Blasphemed Against the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit’s work in us, is exactly to convict us of any sin in our life and empower us to turn away from it. What do you think is the most important thing about you? Yes! You must admit a lot of what Phil presents is “way out of the box” of traditional thinking, so for that matter he needs to be willing to give an account through scripture of what he is trying to teach to people. And Should You Do It? Only Jesus Christ can successfully keep the law and live the perfect life. Question: "What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives today?" And Should You Do It? That’s what he does. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. He is a person equal in every way with God the Father and God the Son. Roy Zuck of the Dallas Theological Seminary has written: “The [Bible] interpreter must also depend on the Holy Spirit.” He cites H.C.G. That would be the pagan doctrine of asceticism that Paul expressly rejected (Col. 2:20–23). Thanks phil, so in these scripts I have referenced, what do you think the conviction or rebuke is for if not for sin? There’s only one time in the New Testament we see believers putting out a fleece, of sorts, and it was before they were filled with Holy Spirit. The Holy Spiritis not just a “person,” but He is “divine” person. It speaks volumes for your heart of love and acceptance of those who frankly are unnecessarily rude, insulting and arrogant. It’s more than just that mindset everything is calm and peaceful. Quenching the Spirit. You didn’t save yourself, and you can’t keep yourself saved (Eph. If it’s bad it’s the devil (John 10:10). Also read Galatians 5:16 “Walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfil (or obey) the will of the flesh”. They are not being rebuked because of their sinful actions that I can see… it seems to me they are being rebuked towards right believing. I will have to write more fully on this in the coming months as it is definitely something I would love to unpack more. Now that you have the fathers character. 4:29). If we see God as our Father and Jesus as the Son, and we know the Holy Spirit is not a thing but a person, then it follows that we ascribe a gender to the Holy Spirit, too, as a way of helping us know the Holy Spirit and draw closer to the Spirit in our hearts, minds, and souls. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and never thirst” (John 6:35). Make you hungry, thirsty or desperate. The apostle John said, “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:12). The order will rarely follow the types of forms that you see in the stiff and formal churches of the day, but they will follow the orders of the Scripture. Just a thought! Desperation is the language of an orphan. Thanks Trevor :) That’s very encouraging! We do the same thing with the Holy Spirit. So, when God wants to do something in your life, it will have to be by the Holy Spirit. Especially on the first 2 points. I would like to think that God is able to mature us outside of calamity. 43:20 - Is there a future kingdom to be established here on earth? Watchman Nee said it like this, “God’s requirements have not altered, but we are not the ones to meet them. Rather, he is paraphrasing what Jesus said about having troubles in this world (in John 16:33). Notice vss 10-12: “He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. He leads and directs. Your email address will not be published. How could the Holy Spirit convict you of something that is done away with? 31:47 - Most of my family is Catholic and has received Confirmation, but they don’t seem like they’ve received the Holy Spirit. The converse of a true statement is not automatically false. The Holy Spirit only does spectacular things. 1:13-14, 2 Cor. “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit …” Ephesians 4:30. (part 2/2). In some denominations and movements, the Holy Spirit is overemphasized, leading to a Christless Pentecost — putting the Spirit exclusively on the throne and losing Jesus in the temple. The Apostle Paul says that it’s possible to quench the Spirit of God because that’s just what he told the church at Thessalonica: “Do not quench the Spirit” (1st Thess 5:19). Did he not touch the untouchable? Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths. Even if you would do nothing the rest of your life, God would be as impressed with you as He is right now. He guards and guarantees the salvation of the ones He indwells (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30). Nobody here is saying that the Holy Spirit does not convict but to say that He convicts of sin requires quite a bit of twisting of the scripture. 10:14). Did he ever give permission to satan to hurt anyone? If I someone says to me “I am hungry for more of God” should I tell them “No, you are wrong, you must not say that, you already have everything there is”? This is why you need the Holy Spirit in your life today. The Holy Spirit is a gift available to every believer. The Holy Spirit loves us. He’s saying the reason these people are running rampant in sin is their not trusting God’s grace. ; 20:10 - Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son? It is the peace of God that passes all understanding. ~Ephesians 4:30. That doesn’t mean you don’t suffer loss, damage, or death from sin. I am very grateful to Pappa God that I have experienced times of pressure and pain that have revealed wrong things in my life and that he has used these pressures to show me where I have listened and based my life on lies. Enjoy! How a “Helper”? What You Were Not Told in Church About the Good Samaritan. He does not: 1. The key for the latter things is us choosing to cooperate with the Holy Spirit and we’ll see amazing results – even if it all started from bad stuff that might have happened to us. In my sanctified imagination, I do not see a bird landing on Jesus’ head but the indescribable Spirit – perhaps “looking” like Jesus – coming down from heaving descending like a dove (not as a dove). While God is always turning things to good for those who love Him we must be careful. Jesus himself said if you have seen me you have seen the father. Whether we choose to use “he” or “she,” or even “it,” as long as we are in full understanding that the Holy Spirit is a person, a full and complete part of God, that is what matters. When troubles arise in our lives, most of the time we have no control over them. Ephesians 4:30 . Paul is not saying we have to go through hardships in order to qualify qualify for the kingdom. Answers to questions about the Holy Spirit. 10:14). 20:10 - Does the Holy Spirit proceed from the Father and the Son? 2 We also rely on holy spirit to deal with the influence of this wicked world. Is there an area you need to rethink concerning the Person and work of the Holy Spirit? Brad: No. 1. 1:13-14, 2 Cor. Without being ‘led by the Spirit in to the desert’, I would not have had my sin/wrong behaviour/false beliefs uncovered and brought them to him to heal/change. He loves you as you are, not as you think you ought to be. You’ll see we were never God’s enemies. Romans 8:26 (NKJV) Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. Ephesians 4:30 . I’m pro conviction but reading the scripture in context is key if we are going to understand what conviction is and what type of conviction we undergo. What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. What does the Holy Spirit do? In other words, your view of God affects every decision you make and every action you take. Without Godly conviction in our lives how are we supposed to repent and be sanctified to His image and likeness. God has only good thoughts towards you and has only good things in store for you (Jer. Walking in the Spirit is God’s plan for your life. Take nothing for granted. When a person becomes born again by believing and receiving Jesus Christ 4, God resides in that person through the Holy Spirit. To not do so would be a sign of arrogance! Logically and in the context of time, one could not forgive a sin that has not yet occurred, but Jesus showed Abba clearly and fully on the cross. What follows are 50 things the Holy Spirit does according to the New Testament. Don. Well, that were 7 things the Holy Spirit does not do. The Holy Spirit, the Bible says, is the One Who garnished the heavens (Job 26:13). When David was confessing before God, his prayer was, “take not thy holy spirit from me.” The KJV does not capitalize the term. We all have times we feel weak and don’t know what to do. We need simply to ask for it, and be obedient. But we need to continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, to guide us, to help us do the things God wants us to do. (Proverbs 1: 20; Romans 5: 17, 21) For example, wisdom is said to have “works” and “children,” and sin is depicted as seducing, killing, and working out covetousness. And Have You Blasphemed Against the Holy Spirit? And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. We might fall down, we might get frustrated, we might not even see the point. The Holy Spirit does many spectacular things, but He also guides and equips us for everyday interactions. Eat, drink from the table of our Father and be merry. 18. (Acts 14:22b). For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward THOSE WHO FEAR HIM; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” And in vss 17-18: “But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, and his righteousness to children’s children, to THOSE WHO KEEP HIS COVENANT and remember to DO HIS COMMANDMENTS.” Though this is an OT passage, it mirrors Phil 2:12: “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to WORK OUT your salvation with FEAR and TREMBLING.”. 1:22). In my research I came across this list in the Charisma Magazine. Jesus has forgiven all your sins – past, present, future – … Whichever way we choose to refer to God does not change God’s nature, and it is the same with the Holy Spirit. A case for the King James Version Randy White. (Luke 11:9-13; Acts 5:32.) I would recommend not looking at somebody’s shadow to get to know them. Competely wrong teaching here!! Would we have grown in that way if it wasn’t for the terrible situation? This is said throughout the scriptures but is always a positive thing. He may lead in ways that we don't understand, but it will always be decent and in order. God has no wants. In one sense this is true (for modern readers), but in another, there is a real advantage of speaking of the Holy Ghost rather than the Holy Spirit. Before He returned to heaven, Jesus said, “… you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit … But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you.” Acts 1:5-8. Hi Kikkos – I strongly recommend you read the article referenced below that point on conviction. to persevere. What is the “baptism of fire”? The Holy Spirit plays many roles. The Holy Spirit loves us. The truth is He’s always been for you, never against you and has never changed His opinion about you (Rom. 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