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The Promised Holy Spirit
Recap of 12/16/12 (John 14:17):
1. “Christ recognized the weakness of these men [His disciples] and their inability to fulfill the ministry of revealing the Father that was entrusted to them. Hence He said, ‘I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor’ (vs. 16).” (Source unknown)
2. The work of the Holy Spirit in salvation includes (each of the following happen instantaneously at the moment of salvation and are true whatever a Christian’s spiritual condition:
-Regeneration (Titus 3:5; John 3), the giving of or imparting of eternal life to the one who believes. 92 Corinthians 5:17)
-Indwelling (1 Corinthians 6:19,20), the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer which is the evidence of salvation (Romans 8:9)
-Baptizing (1 Corinthians 12:13), the act of the Holy Spirit placing the believer into the Body of Christ, the Church. All believers are baptized by the Spirit at the moment of salvation.
-Sealing (Ephesians 1:13; 4:30; 2 Corinthians 1:22), The Holy Spirit is placed as a seal upon the believer’s life, giving them security. This seal can never be broken.
3. The work of the Holy Spirit in the life and ministry of the believer:
-The Holy Spirit gives gifts (1 Peter 4:10,11), a spiritual gift is an ability for service given by the Holy Spirit to every believer for the purpose of serving the church. It is not given for personal edification (I Corinthians 12:7-11).
-The Holy Spirit fills the believer (Ephesians 5:18), as believers deal with sin and yield to the Spirit they are controlled by the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit is produced in their lives (Galatians 5). The filling relates to control.
-The Holy Spirit teaches (John 16:12-15); guides (Romans 8:14); gives assurance of salvation (Romans 8:16); and the Holy Spirit prays (Romans 8:26)