The Holy Spirit - Week 2
The Launch of the New Testament Church Centers around the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-4 (NKJV)
When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
What was common in the early church is uncommon in the current church.
Genesis 1:1-3 (NKJV)—In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
God: Elohim—gods (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
Hovering—Waiting, watching, brooding like a bird watching over her young
John 1:1-3 (NKJV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Through: dia—across to the other side, to go all the way through (diameter)
The Will of God is carried by the Word of God from the spiritual realm to the natural realm.
God the Father wills it, the Word of God carries it, the Holy Spirit creates it (makes it a reality).
God the Father wills it, the Word of God communicates it, and the Holy Spirit brings it to pass.
God the Father is the farmer, the Word of God is the seed, and the Holy Spirit germinates it.
“Then God said” – God the Father wills it.
“Let there be light” –The Word of God communicates it.
John 14:9 (NIV)—Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father
John 12:49 (NKJV)
49 For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.
“and there was light”—The Holy Spirit brings it to pass.
The Holy Spirit is waiting on the spoken Word of God—it’s the material He builds with.
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”
The Holy Spirit makes the connection between your mind and the word of God; He is the Great Teacher, the bringer of revelation and insight.
John 14:26 (NKJV)
26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Romans 8:14 (NKJV)
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Led: to lead by laying hold of; to bring to the point of destination; bring to a place; lead you into all truth—bring you to knowing, seeing, understanding.
God the Father has the will (plan, design, wisdom)
Jesus reveals the Father’s will, shows the Father’s plan in term or a context in which we can understand (the Word reveals God’s plan).
The Holy Spirit makes the connection between the Word and your spirit.
EXAMPLE: The Holy Spirit is like a welder
EXAMPLE: The Holy Spirit is like a seamstress (knit me together)
The Holy Spirit is involved in uniting, understanding, communing, fellowship, intertwining.
There is no connection without the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is how we make sense of spiritual things—the mind of the spirit
The Holy Spirit helps the Word of God affect you (physical, emotional, mental, financial, etc.)
The Holy Spirit connects the dots.
God the Father is the Architect, Jesus is the Plan, The Holy Spirit is the Contractor.
Luke 24:13-32 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:14 (NKJV)—The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.