"COME ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT"
"HOW YOU CAN KNOW WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT
IS REALLY ON YOU"
March 21, 1993
H-ow do people know when the H-oiy Spirit is on your life?
There are many responses to this question. Some people
would say you can know that the Holy Spirit is upon you
when you have visions from God. Others would say you
would know the Holy Spirit is upon you when you speak
in tongues. Still others would say that you know the Holy
Spirit is upon you when you cannot hold your emotions
in any longer and you just have to shout! Are any of these
people right in their answers to, how do people know when
the Holy Spirit is on your life?
I am challenging you in this series on the Holy Spirit to
come alive in the Spirit! There is more to the Christian
life than many of us are experiencing; therefore, we need
to be filled or controlled by the Holy Spirit so we can get
in on all that God wants to do in us and through us. Our
biggest battle we face is-- w-ith our flesh, yet we know that
our flesh is dead when we give our lives to Jesus Christ.
Just as others know you are not a Christian when you
practice the deeds of the flesh as mentioned in Galatians
5:19-21, they will know you are being controlled by the
Holy Spirit when you practice Galatians 5:22-23.
You can know the Holy Spirit is upon you when Galatians
5:22-23 is seen through your life. You do not have to
announce proudly that you are being controlled by the Spirit.
Your life will show to others that you are being controlled
by the Spirit of God.
Just as people know you are an Arkansas Razorback
fan by the clothes you wear to a ballgame and the
conversation you speak with your month, they will know
you are being controlled by the Holy Spirit when
Galatians 5:22-23 is being seen through your life.
There are two very important principles that I do not want
you to miss concerning the fruit of the Spirit.
1. The fruit of the S ...
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