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In our third and final look at the Holy Spirit for the time being we’ll be looking at 3 major things that the Holy Spirit does in the life of the believer in greater detail than in the first post in the series.
The Moving of the Holy Spirit
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will go to them and make our home with them.
Joh 14:24 A person who doesn’t love me doesn’t do what I say. I don’t make up what you hear me say. What I say comes from the Father who sent me.
Joh 14:25 “I have told you this while I’m still with you.
Joh 14:26 However, the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything. He will remind you of everything that I have ever told you.
The first time we talked about the Holy Spirit we covered a great gamut of things, that’s simply because I wanted to reveal to you all of the aspects of the Holy Spirit in that first article. And while I managed to do that I want to now take a closer look at three of the most important aspects of the Holy Spirit. If you are an Adventist this might be new to you, and even if you’re a Christian you might gain a new and deeper understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit.
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How does the Promised Holy Spirit Fill Us?
Joh 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,
Joh 14:17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
First Things First
Something has to be evicted before the Holy Spirit can fill us, before we can receive Christ into our lives we must first come to a humbling realization. We don’t have any room for Him, there is no room for two masters in our lives, and only one person can sit on the throne of our person.
Before we become aware of our need for Salvation the Holy Spirit is guiding us from the outside to the truth of God’s word and the truth of God’s words is that by ourselves we are worthless and dead in our sins. We are spiritually devoid of any good; the only person who is good was God the Son Jesus Christ. That means that without the Holy Spirit in me I was seen as dead in sin all the way through as were you. Some of you right now are still dead in sin.
In fact if you do not have the Holy Spirit IN you, you are still dead in sin. To get the Holy Spirit IN you, what you have to do is realize that you are worthless in all the “good” you do, after you do this you can then repent to Jesus in prayer casting all your Sin onto Him.