The Holy Spirit | Week 9
John 14:16-17 — And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [a]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.
1 Timothy 2:1-4 — Therefore I [a]exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in [b]authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and [c]reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
There is a drastic difference between being born again and being filled with the Spirit.
Being born again is being put into the family.
John 3:6-7 — That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’
When we are born again, our spirits come to life.
John 1:12-13 — But as many as received Him, to them He gave the [a]right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Mark 2:22 — And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine bursts the wineskins, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.” Illustration: a king being annointed.
Psalm 133:2 — It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
When we are born again, we set ourselves up to be completely saturated with the power of God.
Accepting Christ is THE main thing.
In Acts we see that there is an empowerment beyond that available to us.