Summary: How do you explain who and what is the Holy Spirit? These outline sermon helps bring this explaination to the simplest of all people.
WHO OR WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT?
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD
Luke 1:30-35 And the angel said to her, Do not fear, Mary, for you have found favor with God. (31) And behold! You shall conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name JESUS. (32) He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Highest. And the Lord God shall give Him the throne of His father David. (33) And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end. (34) Then Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I do not know a man? (35) And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come on you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you. Therefore also that Holy One which will be born of you shall be called Son of God.
Matthew 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Mat 28:19 Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Acts 5:1-4 And a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession. (2) And he kept back part of the price, his wife also knowing, and brought a certain part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. (3) But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart for you to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land? (4) While it remained, was it not your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your own authority? Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God.
Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, So, then, separate Barnabas and Saul to Me for the work to which I have called them.
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(IF JESUS IS GOD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD AND GOD LIVES IN US THEN SHOULD WE NOT HAVE ALREADY AQUIRED THE HOLY SPIRIT.)
Luke 3:21-22 And it happened in the baptizing of all the people, Jesus also being baptized, and praying, and the heaven was opened. (22) And the Holy Spirit came down in a bodily shape, like a dove on Him. And a voice came from Heaven, which said, You are My Son, the Beloved; I am delighted in You.
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you. And you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Acts 2:1-4 And in the fulfilling of the day of Pentecost, they were all with one accord in one place. (2) And suddenly a sound came out of the heaven as borne along by the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. (3) And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed; and it sat upon each of them. (4) And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 8:14-17 And the apostles in Jerusalem hearing that Samaria had received the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them; (15) who when they had come down, prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. (16) For as yet He had not fallen on any of them, they were baptized only in the name of the Lord Jesus. (17) Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
(There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit is a second act of God. For we see disciples of Jesus who believe, have faith, being baptized not be filled with the Holy Spirit until later.)
DO I HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Release of selfishness.
Energized worship of God
Strong Godly convictions
HOW CAN I RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT?
Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?
WHAT IS BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT?
YOU DECREASE AND GOD INCREASES. A SPIRITUAL RUSH OR EUPHORIA.