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The Holy Spirit - The Wind of God (3 of 16)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Acts 1:1-12 and 2:1-4
If you're not filled with God's Holy Spirit and living the spirit-filled life, allowing the Spirit of God to control you, to live through you, to do His dynamic work in you, then you're living beneath your privileges. God told every believer in the Word to be filled with the Holy Spirit. If Christianity is dull and boring and monotonous, and it's just going through the motions for you, then this message might particularly be for you. Because God didn't intend that kind of Christianity. God didn't want you to have an average, ordinary kind of life; He wanted you to have a supernatural, dynamic, exciting, joy-filled kind of life. That's only possible through the Spirit of God taking control of your life and living through you. Paul said, "For me to live is for Christ to live. I'm crucified with Christ. I die daily; nevertheless I live. Not I, but it is Christ who lives through me. That's through the presence of the Holy Spirit."
Last week our title was "The Breath of God" out of John 20:21. I take you back just for a moment, because it ties in to this message. Jesus, after His resurrection, appeared in an upper room where doubting disciples had gone to hide from the Sadducees and Pharisees and enemies of Christ, because they thought they might be next. Jesus told them, "I'll rise again the third day." They doubted. The women told them, "We've seen the Lord." They still doubted. Jesus suddenly, with the doors being locked and unopened, appeared in the midst of them. The first thing He said was, "Peace be unto you." The Bible said He breathed on them and said, "Receive ye the Holy Spirit." The Bible said Jesus Christ said, "As the Father has sent me, even so send I you," but you're going to need the breath of God in your life. We looked at how, through the breath of God - the word "spirit" means breath - the Spirit of God did the work of creation and created ...
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