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Summary: The Holy Spirt is: 1. Not an it 2. Not passive, but active involved 3. Not imaginary, but real, relevant 4. Is God

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Sun. Nov. 28/93 Lu. 15:7-10

The Lost Coin, Lost Power

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In Pensacola, Florida

A seaman reported to the police tht he and his

wife hitched a ride with a truck driver at

Wauchula. They had made a stop at a store and

when he had come out, the driver, truck, his

wife & suitcase were gone.

"I don’t care about my wife", said the

sailor, "but I do want my seaman’s papers back.

Lk. 15:8-10

- Women had lost a sliver coin worth about a

days wage

- Days of Christ

- Engaged women wore a frontlet (Semedi)

- 10 coins on their brow

- It was more than just jewelry

- Signified their relationship

- Loss would be traumatic it meant her all

- Note -- lost in the home

- Was it neglect? --- carelesness?

- Homes small windowless dirt floor covered

with straw

- Lamp must be lite room sweepted siffted &

searched

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US TODAY?

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- As the shepherd sought the sheep to save it

- So the women sought the coin to use it

- This coin had the image of the King on it

- It had no purcasing power because it was

gone

- Possible to ge lost in the church

- We can be a member even in christian service

- Lost in the dust of sin

- Darkness of unbelief

- We can be in the home of the Spirit for

salvation but not in the hand of the Spirit

for service

- Think for a moment of an invisable element

- Just because it is invisible it is not

uniportant or weak

- You can’t feel it, taste it, see it

- It’s all aroudn us

- 5 min without it we would be brain damaged

-It can snap trees

Lift a plane

Stop a trackter trailer

Break concrete using the right tools

Tighten lug nuts on your cars wheels

Lift massive amounts of weight

- We call it air

- OT calls it Ruach --- NT Pneuma

- We see it most often translated as Spirit

- Jn. 20:22 (v.20 Peace be unto you)

And when he had said this, he

breathed on [them], and saith unto

them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

- Like air we sometimes make the H.S. less

than He is

- Without the H.S. we cannot live as God

intended

- Without the H.S. we are powerless

1. The H.S. is not an it.

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- Jn. 14:14

If ye shall ask any thing in my

name, I will do [it].

14:15

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

14:16

And I will pray the Father, and he

shall give you another Comforter, that

he may abide with you for ever;

14:17

[Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the

world cannot receive, because it seeth

him not, neither knoweth him: but ye

know him; for he dwelleth with you,

and shall be in you.

14:18

I will not leave you comfortless:

I will come to you.

2. The H.S. is not passive, but active involved

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- Jn. 16:8

And when he is come, he will

reprove the world of sin, and of

righteousness, and of judgment:

- Jn. 16:13-14

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of

truth, is come, he will guide you

into all truth: for he shall not

speak of himself; but whatsoever he

shall hear, [that] shall he speak:

and he will shew you things to

come.

16:14

He shall glorify me: for he

shall receive of mine, and shall

shew [it] unto you.

3.The H.S. is not imaginary, but real, relevant

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- Act 1:6-8

1:6

When they therefore were come

together, they asked of him, saying,

Lord, wilt thou at this time restore

again the kingdom to Israel?

1:7

And he said unto them, It is not for

you to know the times or the seasons,

which the Father hath put in his own

power.

1:8

But ye shall receive power, after

that the Holy Ghost is come upon

you: and ye shall be witnesses unto

me both in Jerusalem, and in all

Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the

uttermost part of the earth.

4. The H.S. is God

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Act 5:1

But a certain man named Ananias, with

Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

5:2

And kept back [part] of the price, his

wife also being privy [to it], and

brought a certain part, and laid [it]

at the apostles’ feet.

5:3

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath

Satan filled thine heart to lie to the

Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of

the price of the land?

5:4

Whiles it remained, was it not thine

own? and after it was sold, was it not

in thine own power? why hast thou

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