Presentation on theme: "Four Measures of the Holy Spirit"— Presentation transcript:
1 Four Measures of the Holy Spirit Pt. 6The Holy SpiritIndwelling of the Holy SpiritFour Measures of the Holy SpiritSpirit with Measure = ChristBaptism of Holy Spirit = ApostlesGifts of the Holy Spirit = 1 Cor. 12Ordinary - Indwelling of Holy Spirit
2 Indwelling of the Holy Spirit Pt. 6The Holy SpiritIndwelling of the Holy Spirit2 Timothy 1:13-1413. “Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.14. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.”
3 Indwelling of the Holy Spirit Pt. 6The Holy SpiritIndwelling of the Holy SpiritRomans 8:9-11Dwell in youDwell = to occupy a house, reside, to inhabitGodChristHoly SpiritPersonallyIndirectlyHow ?
4 The Holy Spirit Dwells In Christians Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”2 commands = repent and be baptized2 promises = remission of sins and gift of Holy SpiritActs 3:19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”
5 Method of Holy Spirit Indwelling God Dwells in us2 Cor. 6:16 “I will dwell in them”1 John 4:12-15 “God abides in him”Christ Dwells in usEph. 3: “Christ may dwell in your hearts”Gal. 2:20 “Christ lives in me”How ?
6 How ?2 John 9 - “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son.”God and Christ do not dwell in us personallyGod is in heavenChrist has ascended back to right hand of God
7 How ?When the Holy Spirit dwells in Christians then God and Christ dwell in them.1 Cor. 3: “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
8 Eph.5:19 “But be filled with the spirit: speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord:”Col. 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”Indwelling of the Word is same as being filled with the sprit.The Holy Spirit operates on our hearts through the word.
9 How ? Personally Indirectly There is no direct operation of the Holy Spirit on anybody, whether saint or sinner !The Holy Spirit dwells in us indirectly through the word!Examples of conversion show that the Holy Spirit does not operate directly.
10 Conversions Acts 2 - Pentecost = they heard the word - Peter Acts 8 - EunuchSpirit operated on the EunuchThrough the TruthPreached by Philip v. 35 “preached Jesus”Not one example of conversion in which the sinner was directly touched by the Holy Spirit.The Holy Spirit always worked through the preaching of the word to men by men !
11 How does the Holy Spirit Dwell in the heart of a Christian ? It is exactly the same way that He converts a sinner.It is through the truth - the word of God.Not necessary for the Holy Spirit to operate directly for the sinner to be saved.It is the blood of Christ which saves and not the Holy Spirit.
12 How does the Holy Spirit Dwell in the heart of a Christian ? If the Holy Spirit worked independent of the word, then there would be no need:to have the Bible,or to have missionaries go and preach the gospel,because the Holy Spirit would reveal the message.
13 How does the Holy Spirit Dwell in the heart of a Christian ? If the Holy Spirit indwells a Christian today and gives him strength directly and apart from revelation then:Either….The doctrine of Impossibility of Apostasy is correct.Or if the Christian sins the Holy Spirit has failed
14 How does the Holy Spirit Dwell in the heart of a Christian ? A literal indwelling would mean INCARNATION:Christ was deity in the flesh - that is “Incarnation” or deity dwelling in a human body.If the third person of the Godhead - the Holy Spirit - dwells in us literally then He would be occupying a human body and that would be Incarnation.
15 The Holy Spirit and The word Are Identical in Action Holy Spirit Action Word of GodGen. 1:22 Cor. 3:6Jn. 3:8Tit. 3:51Cor.6:11Rom. 8:11CreationGives LifeBorn ofSalvationSanctificationDwells in2 Pet.3:5Jas. 1:181 Pet.1:22-25Jas. 1:21Jn. 17:17Col.3:16
16 Is memorizing scripture The same as the Indwelling No ! Satan Quoted ScriptureHeb. 4:2 “For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.”
17 How do we know the Holy Spirit Dwells in Us ?“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Gal.5:22-23Jude “how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.”
18 How do we know the Holy Spirit Dwells in Us ?The Holy Spirit dwells in us as we allow the work of the Holy Spirit - the truth in God’s word - to dwell in our life and influence us !
19 Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ515 Gibbs RoadEvans, GaSunday Evening June 10, 2012