Presentation on theme: "The coming of the Holy Spirit was one of the most important events of history! On the night before He died, the Lord Jesus Christ promised His disciples."— Presentation transcript:
The coming of the Holy Spirit was one of the most important events of history! On the night before He died, the Lord Jesus Christ promised His disciples that SOMEONE would be SENT to comfort them (John 14:16), to abide with them (John 14:16), to live in them (John 14:17), to teach them (John 14:26), to testify (bear witness) of Christ to them (John 15:26) and to guide them (John 16:13).
The Outworking of the Life of Christ is Accomplished by the Power of the Indwelling Holy Spirit. "For He dwelleth with you and shall be in you" (John 14:17). "He shall testify of Me...He shall glorify Me" (John 15:26; 16:14). "But ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you" (Acts 1:8).
"That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:4). "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh" (Galatians 5:16). "That ye might know...what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power" (Eph. 1:18-19). "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Eph. 3:20).
When I walk in the Spirit, God produces wonderful fruit (see GALATIANS 5:22-23). When I walk in the flesh, the things which I produce are terrible (see GALATIANS 5:19- 21)! Suppose I have been jealous and selfish and unkind. Right away what should I realize? a.That’s the flesh (MY OLD SINFUL SELF) b. That's the Spirit (GOD WORKING OUT HIS LIFE IN ME) The answer is (a) of course.
Trying to live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit is like trying to drive to New York City without a car! It’s impossible! The Lord Jesus Christ wants to live out His life in every believer by the power of the Holy Spirit! We need to make sure that the FLESH (our old sinful self) does not get in the way!