“Those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh.”  Go to verse 6, “For the mind set on the flesh is death.”  Go to verse 7, “The mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God, it doesn’t subject itself to the law of God, it is not even able to do so.”  Go to verse 8, “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”  Now, there is a substantive pathology of the condition of unregenerate people. That means that in every way He is equal with God the Father and God the Son. How much can we please God? Please contact the publisher to obtain copies of this resource. 1 Clearly the preacher’s private time with the Lord is vital. This is the word for disposition. But it’s not automatic and it’s not based on human will; it’s based on the work of the Holy Spirit who gives us life from the dead. He creates spiritual life, conversion, regeneration. Help Grace to You bring important resources like this to people in your community and beyond, free of charge. There’s no such thing as a believer without the Holy Spirit. And I don’t think we often think about this, but the power exhibited by the Holy Spirit, the power exerted by the Holy Spirit in your life, is a violent power. The confessional statement which we as Southern Baptist set forth as being descriptive of our doctrine is the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. And that is certainly a powerful, powerful description of fallenness but it isn’t as powerful as this one here. In Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:7-8, Luke 3:16, and John 1:33, we read this statement from John the Baptist: “I indeed baptize you with water; but One mightier than I is coming, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose. But in addition to that normal work of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit came in a special way on kings and priests and prophets and rested on them with supernatural power. And when I talk about power, I’m talking about violent force. Prayer – the place where you meet God, encounter the Holy Spirit, are empowered, humbled, and filled with His love. At the end of the day the Spirit filled life is about surrender. His power is inside of us. First, consider the work of the Holy Spirit upon the preacher himself. 4. These are sequential. And the one who is thirsty should come. He raises us to immortality:  glorification. Peter says that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write. Register. The Holy Spirit is a unique person with the characteristics which define a person. What will happen when you are regenerate is you will for the first time in your life fulfill the requirements of the law of God – not perfectly, but to some degree. This includes his own personal devotional time when God speaks to him in prayer, and his own systematic reading of the word of God. The writer says, “Spirit of God, descend upon my heart, wean it from earth, through all its pulses move, stoop to my weakness, mighty as Thou art, and make me love Thee as I ought to love.”  There’s a believer praying through that verse that the Holy Spirit would give him a greater love for the Holy Spirit Himself. He pleased God so much – and he was a man with like passions like ours – he pleased God so much that one day he took a walk with God and God just took him right into heaven. They walk in the flesh because they mind the things of the flesh. And because you have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you, it changes how you think, it changes how you act, it changes what you love, it changes what you do, it changes how you talk because of His power overwhelming your fallenness. It is the Holy Spirit Who invites us to come. Being filled with the Spirit means being emptied of self and allowing His Spirit to permeate your heart, your mind and your spirit so that He is living the life of Christ through you. It is through God the Holy Spirit that people are able to see their sin for what it is and are invited to respond to the good faith offer of forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus Christ. So if you want to get a copy of the Charismatic Chaos, it will fill in a lot of gaps for you. As we have noted the Holy Spirit is actively involved in inviting people to come to faith in Jesus Christ. In the New Testament, the full ministry of the Holy Spirit is revealed, as I’ve been saying, in the life of the believer. He moves them from one level of glory to the next, to the next – 2 Corinthians 3:18 – and one day He will glorify all of us – verse 11, we’ll look at a little later – He will raise our mortal bodies from the dead in our final glorified form. This is amazing power. And, by the way, something that doesn’t exist. Practicing the awareness of God's presence through His Spirit involves being aware that He is personally with you. You’re going to die and you know that. of the Holy Spirit from the perspective of how he was introduced to us; and how that introduction can become a hinderance to our spiritual growth. He does not limit His power to destruction, although there are evidences in Scripture of both. So when you say ruach Yahweh, the Spirit of God, you’re talking about the power of God, the energy of God. Without the Holy Spirit, a church is just a club, our preaching is just motivation, and our outreaches are just temporary acts of charity. It clearly says that we do not know how to pray as we should but God has made provision for us. All those behaviors have absolutely nothing to do with the Holy Spirit. Now, do you understand that’s what you’ve been delivered out of? In fact, I would suggest the violent force of God. It means being comforted by His presence; it means speaking to Him and knowing that He hears you. So the Holy Spirit is this power, this power person in the Trinity who regenerates us, sanctifies us, and, one day, glorifies us. How did it get activated in us? He is not apologetic. You can’t fix it. And now we come to the chapter on the Holy Spirit. Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.'" How do you walk for 365 years uprightly before God? What exactly do we mean when we say that Jesus was “conceived by the Holy Spirit” and “born of the virgin Mary?” We mean at least five things: First, Jesus was born by the direct action of God. He also has a perfect understanding and a perfect schematic to make the perfect you, which will bear some distant relationship to what you are here. Father, we thank You for our time this morning. None of them are able to separate us; we are in a permanent, everlasting, no-condemnation status. Those are the unregenerate and the regenerate. One of my dear friends just died. And kind of at the sum of it in verse 11 of Psalm 51, he says this:  “Do not take your ruach from me.”  Do not take Your Spirit from me. He is omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent and holy. And, of course, what makes it possible is verse 3, that Christ Jesus, the Son of God, gave Himself an offering for sin. Here at Grace to You Europe we take our data protection responsibilities very seriously and, as you would expect, have undertaken a significant programme of work to ensure that we are ready for this important legislative change. He knows what an imperfect you is because He’s lived in there for a long time. He died our death. 3. When Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit, say in John 14:26 for example He uses the masculine personal pronoun when He says, "But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit - the Father will send Him in My name - will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.". It is the Spirit of God, the violent power of God through that third person of the Trinity, that creates the host of heaven, Psalm 33:6:  “By ruach, God creates the host of heaven.”  That is power. He possesses their attributes and character. It also makes people throw their hands in the air, roll their eyes back, and try to keep their balance as they wobble to the music. Two generations after Enoch, what happened? Sermons are not speeches. He sanctifies, He equips, He gifts, He calls, He produces fruit, He provides power. Accordingly, we have updated our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions in order to comply with GDPR. We certainly emphasize Christ and all of His work and His person and character and His life. We are to enjoy His presence. And Acts 13:2 tells us that He speaks, all of these are characteristics of a person. And one day, that same power will re-create a new you fit for eternal life in heaven. Absent from the body, present with the Lord, leave here, there you are. It is not the word for mind. You’re not in the flesh, you don’t mind the things of the flesh, you don’t walk according to the flesh, you’re not in the state of death, all that’s summed up there. That’s what you might conclude. A series on our doctrinal confession, the Baptist Faith and Message. Immediately, you’re going to see the Lord. We know Christ executed it on the cross, but how does it get applied to us? This is not a question of absence and presence, but a question of degree. How’s He going to do it? Some of you sent me books. If you have His Spirit living in you, if you have exchanged your life for His and you are allowing Him to live in and through you, the fruit will come naturally. 13:14 speaks of the unifying fellowship of the Holy Spirit for all believers when it mentions the "fellowship of the Spirit." This body is going to die. In fact, in Romans 8:9 scripture tells us that if we don't have the Holy Spirit we are not saved. •• On the spiritual side, the anointing gives you the Holy Spirit's power to break the devil’s yoke in people’s lives. I have found there are two topics in scripture that people run from, The Book of … Now you’re seeing some power, overcoming this corruption that is so profound and deep in every human being, and the Holy Spirit has overcome it to enable us to obey the law of God, and that would start with loving God and pleasing Him as well. And everybody unredeemed is like that. We’re not saying you’re not going to die, okay? But this is not how scripture reveals Him to us. Many people make the mistake of referring to the Holy Spirit with the impersonal pronoun, "It." Log In That’s what Peter said, they indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires. That’s the way it is. They are a mockery of His true work. All the saints of all history. Let’s start in verse 1:  “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. What did it mean to walk with God? You must be born of the Spirit, Jesus said in John 3 to Nicodemus. We are subject to the law of God, we are able to obey that law by the power of the Spirit, and we can, as verse 8 says, even please God. The fact of the matter is that many Christians know a lot about Jesus, they understand less about God the Father but God the Holy Spirit is somewhat of a mystery to them. He regenerates the elect. © 2021 Grace to You. In fact, the best way, I think, to translate it is the deliberate, intentional mindset. It’s not just his physical body. Joyce Meyer (August-10-2020) Watch Sermon: The Importance of the Holy Spirit - Part 2. The Holy Spirit is alive and active today in the lives of both believers and unbelievers. But someday, when – when you die, your spirit goes to heaven, absent from the body, present with the Lord, far better to depart and be with Christ. The television is blabbing, the radio is blaring, the cell phone is ringing, someone needs you to do this or to do that. CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), Discover the Hope You're Looking for In God's Word, on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. This is a command. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. Contrary to what some may teach, there is no second blessing where you have to beg and beg to get the Holy Spirit after you are saved. What is He really doing? You’re the temple of God, the Holy Spirit. That’s the fact. Hear our prayer, we pray. Now, as we come into chapter 8, we come into the Holy Spirit’s chapter. He is not merely some impersonal force as the Jehovah's Witnesses would have us believe. The book of Romans kind of breaks up – and I guess you could say God’s section is the first one, chapters 1, 2, and 3, in which the whole human race is left guilty before God under His divine judgment. First Corinthians 6 says the same thing. There’s no more creating. That is the summation of the Good News. The Holy Spirit has been given to us from the Father to bring us into the fullness of all that God desires for our lives. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.". 2. One writer says, “Yahweh’s ruach is the blast of God, the irresistible power by which He accomplishes His purposes, whether creative or destructive.”  When you talk about the Spirit of God, you’re talking about a person who is essentially the expression of the violent power of God, divine energy, a power that is as great and as infinite and limitless as God Himself is great and limitless. Holy Spirit is THE Powerful Source in the Body of Christ. Sermon four in 'Foundations of the Faith' Series focused on The Holy Spirit. And the Holy Spirit’s power is also behind the writing of Scripture. By the power that He has demonstrated. This is a total transformation. The work of the Holy Spirit is not supplemental; it’s primary. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Walk is the word for daily conduct. It should come to you just like it came to Jesus. In John 14:26 Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will teach us all things and bring all things to our remembrance whatsoever Christ has commanded us. By the way, if you – well, by my definition, anyway, so – the book that’s mentioned in the Grace Today, Charismatic Chaos, will give you a lot of material that I’m not covering in this series about the Charismatic movement. Would He show up to validate bad theology and false teachers and be absent in places where both the Holy Spirit is honored and His Word is honored? There’s one final one, and this would be the last point for now. One can invite Him to be present or one can grieve Him and quench His presence. First John 2:20 says He is the anointing that teaches you all things, so you don’t need any men to teach you because He is your teacher. 1. 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