Summary: Jesus came and died for our sins and through Him we can now be saved. Jesus also came to give us another very special gift and that is the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit—God on the Inside
18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, 19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
We see Paul encouraging us to be filled with the Holy Spirit and not be filled with wine.
Why do people drink alcohol or do drugs? They do it to escape from reality!
We all face things in life and it can be tough sometimes, so God wants us to be filled with His Spirit and not filled with the things of the world!
Luke 4:1 (NKJV)
4 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit [a]into the wilderness,
This is the first time we see the Holy Spirit coming to live in a person. This had never happened before Jesus. But now that He was full of the Holy Spirit then He could be led by Him as well.
What if you are filled with something other than the Spirit of God?
Are you going to be led by Him or what you are filled with?
What are you filled with?
The bible tells us to be filled with the Holy Spirit, who was sent by God to help us live victorious on this earth.
We see God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit all through the bible but I believe that each one has a part in making us a Son and a Daughter of God!
God created you—Jesus saved you—The Holy Spirit filled you!
That is a recipe for a successful and victorious living!
Today I want to talk to you about the Holy Spirit our Helper. How many in this room today or online could use some help?
Help with finances—marriage—forgiveness—healing—anger—worry—bitterness—job—fixing dinner—sleep at night—The Holy Spirit is our great Helper!!
John 14:15-18 New King James Version
Jesus Promises Another Helper
15 “If you love Me, [a]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [b]Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
Do you need some help?
We all need help! The Holy Spirit is the one we need to look to in every situation in life—Big or Small.
Notice in this passage Jesus says that the Holy Spirit dwells with you but will be in you.
What is He talking about?
Jesus is talking about all those that would be filled with the Holy Spirit if they chose. Jesus put it this way in:
Luke 11:11-13 New King James Version
11 If a son asks for [a]bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”
The Holy Spirit will come in your life when you ask Him to! He will never force His way into your life!
Jesus explains more about the Holy Spirit in:
John 16:5-7Amplified Bible 5 “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [and taken complete possession of them]. 7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you].
John 16:13 New King James Version 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
John 16:13 New Living Translation 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.
The Holy Spirit is come to help us in our daily lives. He is the replacement of Jesus standing right next to you to tell you what the right move is to make—right relationship—job—how to fix your lawn mower—how to make a cake—how to raise your kids—should I take a right or left.