The Work of the Holy Spirit
John 14:16-17; Ephesians 1:13-14
1. As we think about our message this morning-''The work of the Holy Spirit,'' let's define who the Holy Spirit is:
a. He is the Third Person of the Trinity-''The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.''
b. He is co-equal with the Father and the Son. That's why we baptize ''In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.''
c. He was present at and had part in creation: Gen1:2, ''And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.'' Job 26:13b, ''By His Spirit he hath garnished the heavens.''
c. He was active both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament: Job 33:4, ''The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.'' Acts 1:8a, ''But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.''
2. So, as we consider the Holy Spirit this morning, let's remember that we are talking about God-in every aspect. With that, allow me to give you a brief outline about ''The Work of the Holy Spirit.''
He Indwells Our Bodies
He Seals Our Redemption
He Enlightens Our Minds
He Comforts Our Hearts
He Guarantees Our Inheritance
I. HE INDWELLS OUR BODIES
One of the most fascinating and amazing Bible truths is that the Holy Spirit of God indwells the believer-the child of God. In the Old Testament this was not true...it never happened-only temporarily. The Holy Spirit came upon God's people for power and anointing but not to take up permanent residence.
When Jesus died on the cross and ascended back to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to indwell every Christian. Remember our text? John 14:16-17, ''And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: ...
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