Presentation on theme: "Why did Jesus leave heaven to walk on His creation, suffer, and give His life?"— Presentation transcript:
Why did Jesus leave heaven to walk on His creation, suffer, and give His life?
Let me introduce you to the Holy Spirit Jesus is the Christ, in the flesh, the physical manifestation of God on earth The Holy Spirit is the spiritual manifestation of God on earth The disciples are not to begin their ministry without being equipped for service He was promised in many OT scriptures, like Joel 2:28
His functions The word Spirit means to breathe, or the wind – The Holy Spirit is the breath of God Isaiah 11:2 gives a list (wisdom, understanding, counsel, power, knowledge and fear) Teacher, Comforter, Promise, Refiner, Judge, Oil of Joy,
Preparations for We are saved by faith in Jesus Christ You accept that you couldn’t do it on your own, you believe Jesus died for your sins, and you confess that you will live your life for Him audibly to others Your spirit, your soul, your flesh analogy Sealed by the Holy Spirit – Eph 1:13-14 Filling our bellies (hearts) John 7:38
So in summary Our spirit is saved when we accept Christ for our salvation. That spirit that testifies to what is right and wrong, that spirit that was breathed into us when we are born Our soul is saturated, baptized, lit up, overflowing, when we desire with all our hearts to be saturated with Him – that is being filled with the Holy Spirit Our flesh is eventually jettisoned prior to eternity, recognizing it is selfish and fickle
Start from the top The most important – salvation through Jesus Check your motive - why do you desire it? Do you really want it? (it will cost you something) You must be willing to fully surrender (body, soul, spirit, your very life) Willing to be cleansed (take a few days) – small stuff and heavy stuff Renounce and be delivered from major items
Biblical things God hates Homosexual acts (Lev 18:22) Bestiality (Lev 18:23) Idols (Deut 7:25) Blemished sacrifices (Deut 17:1) Worshipping the sun, moon or stars (Deut 17:3-4) Divination (Deut 18:10) Astrology (Deut 18:10) Enchanters (Deut 18:10) Witches (Deut 18:10) Charmers (Deut 18:11) Wizards (Deut 18:11) Necromancers (Deut 18:11) Transvestitism (Deut 22:5) The hire of a whore (Deut 23:18) Remarriage to a former wife after she has been married to another man (Deut 24:4) Dishonest scales (Deut 25:13-16) Those who love violence (Ps 11:5) The perverse (Prov 3:32) A proud look (Prov 6:16-17) A lying tongue (Prov 6:17) Hands that shed innocent blood (abortion) (Prov 6:17) A heart that devises wicked imaginations (Prov 6:18) Feet that are swift in running to mischief (Prov 6:18) A false witness who speaks lies (Prov 6:19) Anyone who sows discord among brethren (Prov 6:19) Lying lips (Prov 12:22) The sacrifices of the wicked (Prov 15:8) The proud in heart (Prov 16:5) Those who justify the wicked (Prov 17:15) Those who condemn the just (Prov 17:15) Vain sacrifices (Is 1:13) Robbery for burnt offering (Is 61:8) Evil plans against neighbors (Zec 8:17) False oaths (Zec 8:17) Divorce (Mal 2:14- 16) The deeds of the Nicolaitans (Rev 2:6, 15)