NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
The Holy Spirit is the wisdom and Power of God.
First given in the upper room, It is now given to us to help us move in wisdom.
Examples of Holy Spirit baptism - John 14:17 Acts 20:22
He laid hands on them and commanded, "Receive Ye the holy Ghost"
Acts 2 Jesus had given his disciples command concerning going to Jerusalem.
Holy Spirit is the paraclete /comforter
Holy Spirit is God, the 3rd person of the trinity
It is important that we understand his deity with the Father.
John 16 - to glorify the son who came the glorify the Father
The person of the Holy Spirit is not an "essence" or a "wind".
Just as the person he Father and the person or the Son.
Jesus commanded them to wait for the promise of the Father.
Jesus speaks of salvation in the gospels:
New Covenant was established for the Jews and for ALL who call upon His name.
Paul the apostle attests to this in Romans 1:16 - I am not ashamed of the Gospel For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
John records in John 3:16, - God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
It is expedient that I go away.
In John 16 He spoke of the importance and promise of the Holy Spirit for those who believe.
If I go not away, the comforter cannot come.
4But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? 6But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9Of sin, because they believe not on me; 10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
1Cor 6 know ye not that your body is the temple, therefore glorify God in your spirit and in your body.
50 days after the resurrection, Pentecost brought the coming of the Holy Spirit.
THE FIRST PASSOVER -
Blood was applied to the doorposts of the Hebrews
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. God said, "If I see the blood I will pass over you." Exodus 12:13
The people of Israel were delivered out of slavery by the blood of the lamb.
The law of Moses 50 days later the blood of the lamb delivered from death.
pillars of fire led them out!
They were translated into the kingdom.
We are exposed to false gods, false doctrines and we are engulfed in an atmosphere of sin, darkness and wickedness but we are no longer in sin and no longer in darkness.
Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Holy Spirit leads into all truth.
Be led and directed into the promises and victory he has prepared for us.
Know that we are the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath.
Because of the blood of Jesus, sin has no more dominion over us. No matter how much will-power we have, there is on other power over the powers of darkness. We cannot outsmart Satan. Our hope is only in the Lord.
We have no might against the powers of darkness without the Spirit.
Victory is not in a mindset, but in the power of God.
"No man comes to the father except the Holy Spirit draw him."
The work of Holy Spirit is to reveal the righteousness of God.
Jesus has come and redeemed us by his sacrifice.
He became sin for us when he knew no sin.
He showed us how to walk in righteousness.
Not by works of righteousness but eh love of God is revealed by the indwelling presesnce of Holy Spirit.
He lets us know we are the sons of God.
He empowers us to live a life that glorifies God!
'The blood delivers us. Holy Spirit Spirit directs and empowers us to live a life in power over the enemy.
4"No man comes to the father except the Holy Spirit draw him. There is "protection, provision and purpose in our lives if we will obey.
"Let my People Go!"
God gave Moses the law in tablets on Mt. Sinai.
Jesus rose from the dead and spent time with his disciples.
We can know his promises standards and blessings If we obey these laws and honor him.
There is a purpose and a plan that God created for us. Jeremiah 29:11 I have thoughts concerning you.
"I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me....
Learn to operate in God's timing.
When God delivered the Israelites He gave them direction and provision
We must not only be filled with the Spirit but continually led in a time of refreshing.
In the New Testament the people of God were often re-filled.
Hold fast to what we have heard
Stay filled - keep the fire by praying in the Holy Ghost
Keep charged up in the Spirit.
Like an alternator.
Old testament Hebrews were led by a pillar of fire at night and by a cloud in daytime.
Be led by the Spirit and you always walk in the protection and provision of God.
The presence of Holy Spirit is important in this hour.
Recognize Him, give heed to the word of God, hear what the spirit is saying to the church
There is confusion on all levels through many philosophies and opinions that are promoted trough the airwaves.
There is misinformation, deception, falsehoods and spirits of deception
What is the Spirit of Truth Saying?
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye" in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Jesus prayed for his disciples before being delivered up -
John 17:17 Sanctify them by thy word, thy word is truth
Study to show yourselves approved unto God. rightly dividing the word of God.
The Holy Ghost wrote and is he only one equipped to bring understanding of the word.
The Work, the Personality and presence of God.
Recognize great things he s doing this hour
They didn't move when the cloud moved.
Numbers 9 Holy Spirit followed in the appearance of fire until the morning and a pillar of cloud by day until he moved.
When the cloud moved they were to move, When it stayed still they were to stay still.
At such times they rested in their tents. They moved when the Spirit of God moved them.
Listen for HIs voice, there are times to abide -
An example can be found in Isaiah 26:20 "shut the door around you until the indignation be overpast." Could it be that we are receiving this directive to abide while he does a work in us as individuals and as a body of Christ.
He is checking our hearts and aligning us for this last day warfare.
We must Lay aside every weight and every sin that easily overtakes us. Run the race with patience. We we will be free because we have put in the time of preparation for the time to move.
Life in the spirit is one being filled, led and walking in the power of God.
1Cor. 2 speaks of the wisdom of man verses the wisdom of God.
The world is trying to overpower God's wisdom with technology and doctrines of men.
These ways lead to death. Prov. 14:12 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man..."
Choose God's Ways!
Obey the wisdom of the Word of God.
find recording here
"What fellowship has light with darkness"
We know nothing but Jesus Christ.
One mediator. No other name, He is the way the truth and the life. The only way!
Holy Ghost gives us power to boldly proclaim the name of Jesus out of sincerity.
Paul said, I determined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ. in demonstration of the spirit, not with enticing words of man's wisdom.
Holy Spirit gives power and faith to stand in the power of God.
We must commit ourselves to the word of God and prayer.
Develop a greater hunger for "every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." (Matt. 4:4)
Stay in God's timing for his purposes like Paul did.
Philippians 3:13-14 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Be faithful with the time you have. Look forward to our glorious future.
There are challenges we haven't faced before but God is faithful.
No weapon can prosper against you. Nothing can separate you from His love.
We must fulfill our love for HIm this day. Tomorrow will take are of itself.
We have a new covenant with deeper and greater promises.
John 14 Old Testament God moved upon men for temporary demostration. Now he is not just upon us but in us.
"He dwells with you and shall be in you.
John 14:15 Don't expect blessings if you are walking in disobedience.
Do what He gave you to do.
Do not defile the temple. Don't use the body for sin. Submit our bodies holy and acceptable.
Let our bodies be instruments for God's glory.
It is no longer I but Christ.
If we love him let our bodies be instruments of His glory.
Today's culture teaches: that you should live by "your own truth" and be your own God. That whatever feels good, do it.
It teaches that there are no consequences to sin.
The Bible (the spirit of truth) teaches: "as it is appointed unto man once to die and after that the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27)
(John 16:13) “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”
Many will try to enter in but be turned away. They will say, we have prophesied and done many good works in your name, only to hear Him say Depart from me you worker of iniquity. I never knew you.
It is not by works of righteousness that we have done. Only according to his spirit the spirit of Truth.
God gets ALL the glory. All glory and all power are His.
John 16:14 stand established on the Rock!
The power of His indwelling Spirit give us peace.
He tells us when to move and when not to move.
The kingdom of God is not in meat and drink.
He gives us righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost!
He helps us to understand and walk in the glory!