Unleashed Part 4

February 5, 2018 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video


UNLEASHED – Living The Spirit-Filled Life (Part 4)

 

John 14:12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

 

The difference maker is the HOLY SPIRIT.

 

John 14:15-18 15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

 

Luke 24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

 

Acts 1:4-5, 8 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

The Holy Spirit is our new PARACLETOS (Helper, Counselor, Comforter, etc.).

 

The Holy Spirit is both IN and ON us; He seals us INWARDLY and baptizes us OUTWARDLY.

 

The Holy Spirit’s presence, ministry, and power are a PROMISED GIFT.

 

The relationship and experience with the Holy Spirit is so serious that Jesus COMMANDED his followers to wait and not do anything until they received Him.

 

 

  • 1Corinthians 12:31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

 

 

The relationship with the Holy Spirit is to be INTERACTIVE.

 

These texts give us insights to the BARRIERS to the MOVE of the Holy Spirit.

 

  1. Do we LOVE the Lord?

 

  1. Who’s WILL are we trying to achieve? Are we trying to USE the Holy Spirit or allowing Him to use US?  

 

  1. Are we intentional about OBEDIENCE? Do we walk in TRUTH?

 

You can GRIEVE the Spirit. (Ephesians 4).

 

  1. Do we TRUST/BELIEVE God’s promise (aka: lack of FAITH)?

 

The opposite of love and trust is FEAR.

 

  1. Are we willing to step into OTHERWORLDLINESS?

 

You can QUENCH or RESIST the Spirit. (Acts 7; 1Thessalonians 5)

 

  1. Do we ACTIVELY WAIT on the Lord?

 

  1. Are we intentional about GROWING?

 

  1.  Do we have a LIMITING doctrinal position?

 

  1. Who are we trying to GLORIFY?

 

The gift and power of the Holy Spirit is to be a WITNESS.  

 

Witness is the Greek word MARTYR (A person who dies to self and to the world for their faith).

 

For most, the biggest issues are not…

 

  • what they don’t KNOW, it is what they know, but don’t TRUST and therefore do not ACT on.
  • that they do not want more OF God, it’s just that they want something else more THAN God.

 

 

Isaiah 61:1-4 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, 3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities     that have been devastated for generations.