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Summary: HE the Holy Spirit is not an IT, He is GOD, And we need his powerful indwelling presence

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THE PERSON OF THE SPIRIT

Luke 11:11-13

"Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? [12] Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? [13] If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!"

Maybe you come from a church background where you have been around the moving of the Holy Spirit all your life

Pentecostal

Charismatic

Maybe you come from Church background where the work of the Holy Spirit is a Mystery?

Maybe you had no church background

You Prayed and gave your life to Jesus

Found a good church

Where they are experiencing all kinds of things… speaking in tongues…

Maybe you don’t Understand it all….

Buy you know it’s real - CUZ something’s stirring…

Others around you are asking “Did you Get it?” “You need it

HE the Holy Spirit is not an IT,

He is GOD,

And we need his powerful indwelling presence

Ephes. 5:18

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

But when we seek to be filled

we need to understand WE don’t GET IT

When we get FILLED

HE GETS US..

WHEN I GET HIM I AM SAVED, WHEN HE GETS ME TOGETHER WE CAN TURN THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN…

I thank God for the River flowing in my life

But for some of you it’s time to move forward to the place where you are flowing in the river of God

I. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS PERSON AND PERSONAL

According to a Barna survey 61% of protestant Christians hold the view that the Holy Spirit is Not a person or living entity, but a symbol of God’s presence

He is so misunderstood…

But he is person

A. JESUS SAYS SO…

John 14:16

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--

The word ANOTHER is used in two ways in the NT

Another thing of a different kind

Another of the same kind

Jesus says THE Holy Spirit is another of the same KIND a counselor

“He is another just like me” One called along side to help – Paraclete.

B. HE BEARS THE 3 PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS THAT MAKE A PERSON A PERSON

INTELLECT

FEELING

WILL

INTELLECT -

The Bible Says - 1 Cor. 2:11

For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

AN IT does not know the thoughts of GOD

The Holy Spirit is living and has access to the deep things of God

Further he knows what’s in our thoughts

Romans 8:27

And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

The spirit is that person that has full access to God and me and there is nothing in my life that he does not know…

FEELINGS

Ephes. 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

The context of that verse is

Immorality

Wrong language

When we are tempted to act and talk like the world it grieves the HS

When we are tempted to Gossip

Lie

Slander

Tear down..

We immediately sense the presence of someone who is not pleased with what’s happening


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