Summary: To show that the HOLY SPIRIT's time is now in our dispensation of grace, don't ignore, neglect His moves, gifts and signs.
Are you neglecting the HOLY SPIRIT? Are you involved in a church where there is no move or voice of the HOLY SPIRIT?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that the HOLY SPIRIT's time is now in our dispensation of grace, don't ignore, neglect His moves, gifts and signs.
Hebrews 10:15 (Amplified Bible)
10:15 And also the Holy Spirit adds His testimony to us [in confirmation of this]. For having said,
Thank You LORD HOLY SPIRIT because You stand as a witness of my salvation by Your voice, moves, signs and gifts and You confirmed the finished work of the LORD JESUS CHRIST on the cross for my sake.
The HOLY SPIRIT is a Witness
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. The HOLY SPIRIT adds His testimony
"And also the Holy Spirit adds His testimony to us"
Witness or "martureo" in Greek meaning: to be a witness, to bear witness which has characteristics of the following:
1. to give (not to keep back) testimony
2. to utter honourable testimony, give a good report
3. conjure, implore
Hebrews 2:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
2:3 How shall we escape [appropriate retribution] if we neglect and refuse to pay attention to such a great salvation [as is now offered to us, letting it drift past us forever]? For it was declared at first by the Lord [Himself], and it was confirmed to us and proved to be real and genuine by those who personally heard [Him speak].
2:4 [Besides this evidence] it was also established and plainly endorsed by God, Who showed His approval of it by signs and wonders and various miraculous manifestations of [His] power and by imparting the gifts of the Holy Spirit [to the believers] according to His own will.
Hebrews 3:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
3:7 Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says: Today, if you will hear His voice,
3:8 Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness,
1 Peter 1:11-12 (Amplified Bible)
1:11 They sought [to find out] to whom or when this was to come which the Spirit of Christ working within them was indicating when He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that should follow [them].
1:12 It was then disclosed to them that the services they were rendering were not meant for themselves and their period of time, but for you. [It is these very] things which have now already been made known plainly to you by those who preached the good news (the Gospel) to you by the [same] Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Into these things [the very] angels long to look!