The Promised Spirit (1 of 5) by Jeff Strite

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The Promised Spirit (1 of 5)
Series: Breath of New Life
Jeff Strite
Ephesians 1:13-14

A 4 year old boy was visiting his aunt's home. She was pregnant with her first child and she allowed him to place his hand on her belly and feel the baby kick. His little face scrunched and said, "How does the baby get out of there?"
She wanted to keep it simple so she said, "The doctor will help."
His eyes widened in amazement as he exclaimed, "You've got a doctor in there, too?"

APPLY: Of course, she didn't have a Doctor inside.
To get that kind of help she needed to
• get into her car
• drive down to the Hospital
• wait in the ER Room
• … and even when they got her into a hospital bed, she'd still have to wait until the BABY decided to come out.

It would be so much easier for pregnant mothers if the doctor WERE in there helping out.

The Bible tells us that God believed our lives as Christians would be so much easier if He were inside us helping us out. Over the next few weeks we're going to be talking about God's presence inside us.

Galatians 4:6 tells us "Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts..."

When we became Christians God placed His Spirit inside of our hearts.
We don't have to go to a special building.
We don't have to wait in line.
We don't have to wait for… anything.
If we need God He's there right inside us.

As 1 Corinthians 3:16 tells us:
"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?"
We don't have to go to a church building, or a cathedral, or a prayer closet to get in contact with God. We ARE the temple of God. He's always with us (in us) whether we're at home, work or play. He's always there.

Now Ephesians chapter one tells us that this Spirit was "Promised".
Way back in the Old Testament God promised that the day would come when God would put His Spirit INSIDE of His people.

In Isaiah (for example) God said "I will pour water on the thirsty la ...


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