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WORK OF HOLY SPIRIT

  1. Ordinary (Indwelling) Measure

    1. Romans 8:9, 11

    2. 1 Corinthians 3:16

    3. Jude 19

    4. Enters at baptism

      1. Acts 2:38

      2. John 7:39

      3. Galatians 4:6

    5. Not miraculous

  2. HOW does He dwell?

    1. God dwells in us 2 Corinthians 6:16

    2. Christ dwells in us Colossians 1:27; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:16

    3. Holy Spirit dwells in us Romans 8:9, 11

    4. All dwell in us by faith

      1. God

        1. 1 John 4:15

        2. Confess our faith He dwells in us

      2. Christ

        1. Ephesians 3:17

        2. Revelation 3:20 hear His voice, open the door

      3. Holy Spirit

        1. Galatians 3:2 hearing of faith

        2. Acts 5:32 them that obey

  3. WHAT does He do?

    1. What He does NOT do:

      1. Not conversion

      2. Not kindle emotions

      3. Not revelation

      4. Not personal benefit

      5. Not illuminate understanding

      6. Not direct operation on the heart

    2. Through the Word Ephesians 6:17

      1. Spirit and Word are not the same

      2. Both do many of the same things

      3. Spirit (soldier) works through the Word (weapon)

      4. He also works for us, on our behalf

    3. What He does TO us:

      1. Bears fruit Galatians 5:21

      2. Comforts John 14:26

      3. Sanctifies 2 Thessalonians 2:13

      4. Purifies Hebrews 9:13-14

      5. Leads Romans 8:14

      6. Bears witness Romans 8:16

    4. What He does FOR us:

      1. Providence Romans 8:28

      2. Intervention with natural law

        1. 2 Corinthians 9:8

        2. Philippians 4:13

        3. Matthew 6:33

        4. Ephesians 3:20

        5. Matthew 6:11

    5. Significance

      1. Every Christian receives the Spirit as a seal, an earnest, pledge

      2. To believe that Deity hears and answers prayer, grants wisdom (James 1:5), is easier when we believe in the closeness to us of the Godhead.



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