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Promise: You Have The Holy Spirit And His Power

John 14:16-27; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4, 37-39

May 16th, 2021


Introduction – A Two Thirds God?

  1. The Father Promised To Give You A Gift/Our Baptizer (14:16-17)
    1. Another

Jesus then said, “I will be with you a little longer, and then I am going to him who sent me. (John 7:33, ESV)

  1. To Be With You Forever
    • Abides with: fellowship, companionship
    • Abides in: En – Come To Life

And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:22 (NASB95)

  1. Being Baptized By The Holy Spirit Signifies God’s Possession Of Us
    • Baptism means identifying with someone’s name
    • Baptism means committing to follow that person and their teachings
    • Baptism means leaving our old life behind
    • Baptism means believing The Gospel: Seals Us With The Holy Spirit

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13–14 (NASB95)

  1. Being Baptized By The Holy Spirit Gives Us Resurrection Power
    • Holy Spirit Will Come UPON You: Epi – Empower

… He commanded them … to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now … but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses …” (Acts 1:4-5, 8, NASB95)

  • Empowers us with the boldness to be witnesses for Jesus Christ
  • Empowers us to say the right thing when tested (Luke 12:11–12)
  • Empowers us to serve and bless Dispenser of gifts of grace – Spiritual Gifts (Rom. 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12-14; Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Pet. 4:7-11)
  1. Being Baptized By The Holy Spirit Continues The Purification Process
    • To Walk In Sanctification: Newness of life (Romans 6:1-7; I Corinthians 6:11, Titus 3:4-7)
    • To Walk In Victory

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery … For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another … But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh … If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. (Galatians 5:1, 3, 13, 16, 25, ESV)

  1. Our Counselor / Teacher (14:17)
    1. Spirit Of Truth – ties into the revealing of truth and the ability to act upon that knowledge
    2. He Will Teach You All Things (vs. 26):

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, (Jn 16:13–15, ESV)

  • Our Comforter / Encourager (14:18-20)
    1. Comforter – originally meant to designate being strong and courageous.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Josh 1:9, ESV)

  1. I Will Not Leave You As Orphans (Romans 8:14–16)
  2. I Will Come To You: The sending of the Holy Spirit: (Acts 2:1-4)
  1. Our Advocate / Intercessor – (vs. 21-27)

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26–27, ESV)

  1. Exhorter – According to the will of God.

…because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:5, ESV)

  1. Unity Through The Bond Of Peace

being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all … (Ephesians 4:3–6, NASB95)

  1. You Can’t Lose The Holy Spirit, But You Can Grieve The Holy Spirit And Reduce Or Minimize The Blessing

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 4:30, ESV)

  1. We Are Commanded To Be Filled With And Full Of The Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18; Acts 6:3)
  2. We Can Resist The Holy Spirit. (Acts 7:51)
  3. We Can Quench The Spirit – I Thessalonians 5:18
  4. Sometimes The Fire Dwindles And We Need To Rekindle The Fire Of The Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 1:6)
  5. We Are Commanded To Keep In Step With The Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:25)
  1. Remember: You Have The Holy Spirit And His Power!!!!
    1. He’s Our Baptizer
    2. He’s Our Counselor / Teacher
    3. He’s Our Comforter / Encourager
    4. He’s Our Advocate / Interecessor
    5. Even Though We Can Grieve Him, He’s Our Helper In That Too. (Phil 2:12–13)
    6. He’s Our Friend – and a very powerful one at that.