There are those people who act in extremely bizarre ways and when you try to address them they say — Don’t quench the Spirit brother. The whole of the Christian life is something supernatural. "Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy" (Jude 24). Jesus goes on in chapter 16 to set out a number of reasons for the giving of the Spirit. What John was sharing made it clear that God was moving us to Grass Valley, and ultimately, to Roseville. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit… makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Based on what Jesus stated to the disciples, let us consider seven reasons why we need the Holy Spirit. It was an essential element for the operation of the Tabernacle and the Temple. The ultimate pursuit of life is to find the RIGHT master! Learning to walk in step with Him makes life much more peaceful, interesting and fun. Being able to speak in tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit, not a fruit! The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit arises from the total corruption of human nature. He is the Executor, the One Who brings God’s plan to reality and fulfillment. Knowing the supernatural nature of the Christian life, he instinctively turned to the Lord in prayer for them. SECOND — THIS IS the clearly revealed will of God for you and me as individual believers — and for the community of believers as a whole. For example, the sister who came up to me and handed me an old weekly bulletin — said that she kept the Sunday bulletins for the “Parson to Person” and to keep track of what we’ve studied. The ONLY way to be kept blameless is to be IN Christ and WASHED by His blood. However learned, godly, and eloquent a minister may be, he is nothing without the Holy Spirit. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit… from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God” (1 Corinthians 2:11–12). Spiritual gifts are the means whereby man is enabled by the Holy Spirit to do those things which are not humanly possible. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught" (Isaiah 50:4, ESV).2. "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15).The “prophecy” is first tested against the standard of God's Word — and then we hold fast to what is good. Prayer is like breathing in the sense that you can do it while you do other things: talking to God, listening to God. The Holy Spirit is here to help you! Well, on one level, I would differ with them. ALL of that is the glorious hope of every Christian! We are offered a relationship with Jesus Christ through the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Importance of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit. The man I described earlier had it backwards, as do so many professing Christians today—they desire the gift of tongues without having to produce fruits of the Spirit! Richard Cimino is the founding pastor of Metro Calvary. Nearly 2,000 years later, it is still a mission that is divine in nature, eternal in scope and consequence. The Necessity of the Holy Spirit: Part 1. It is led, directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit. And in this place, I will bring peace" (Haggai 2:9, NLT). Richard has a deep love for God’s work in the UK and Brazil engages in regular outreach & discipleship in both places.. “Things That Matter,” features insightful conversations between Pastor Brian Brodersen and various guests from around the world on important topics in theology, ministry, current events and culture. But the Holy Spirit instructs us here to NOT despise such utterances. She wasn’t one running around claiming she had the gift of prophecy. We with our lamps fueled by the Holy Spirit of God are the light. Those spiritual gifts are the means whereby man is enabled by the Holy Spirit to do those things which are not humanly possible.How do we quench the Spirit?First, this is not a free pass for people to be weird when the community gathers to worship and study God’s Word. Jesus promised that His disciples would not be left as orphans. His consciousness was still alive. In that, they had absolute authority in what they said. Will we be part of that most joyous occasion? Baptism With the Holy Spirit: Renews and Cleanses the Soul. Valerie and I were in the process of seeking the Lord as to whether or not He was sending us to Grass Valley. Prayer is like breathing in the sense that an oxygen-deprived life is a marginalized life. He read from a text in Isaiah noting: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18). He asked God to completely set their lives aside for Himself and for His purposes. But during Pentecost, we’re invited to focus on it in a special way. David was filled with the Holy Spirit when he wrote — "Why are you cast down O, my soul?" The Holy Spirit Is a Helper Who Teaches and Reminds We were a part of a community of believers who were at home talking about their relationship with the Lord, what they were learning from the Lord and what God was doing in their lives. It’s how we lived and breathed. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (John 14:12–14). (Read the first installment of this series!). But I was able to thank God that our dear friends Michael and Pam Rozell were at Metro THAT night, and I was able to go straight home to be with Valerie after opening the evening in prayer — and they loved on Ashley and brought her home after the service. For it is the Spirit who speaks of Jesus Christ. The following are 10 ways the Holy Spirit works in the lives of believers. If you require more immediate assistance please visit our “Contact Us” page. The result was a future hope of eternal life ruling in the Kingdom of God, bringing order and peace to this planet and ultimately the entire universe. Oil is one of the symbols used to describe the Holy Spirit. ""Examine" carefully implies a working knowledge of the Word of God. With these words, Jesus encapsulated for His disciples the necessity of the Holy Spirit and the impact it would have on their lives—and by extension on ours. "Do not despise prophecies." Prior to the return of Jesus as the Bridegroom, the Holy Spirit forms a vital function in building Christian relationships. If you are going to warn or exhort or comfort someone, surely the ministry of the Spirit and the testimony of Jesus is going to be a part of it. Without it, the door is shut and we have no part. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. I have no idea what it’s about, but here I am and here’s the word.". Now the relationship is deeper as we prepare to be part of the bride of Christ at His return. "The little estimate we put on prayer is evident from the little time we give to it. If there is anything we truly do need, it is the fire of the Holy Spirit in our lives, the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives! Another example of this need is that of the Ethiopian eunuch, who declared in response to Philip’s inquiry as to whether or not he understood the Scriptures: “How can I, unless someone guides me?” (Acts 8:31). The action of the Holy Spirit is seen as an essential part of the bringing of the person to the Christian faith. In the Old Testament, to disobey a prophet of God was to disobey God. Spurgeon preached a sermon from this text. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. The idea here isn't so much "this is God's will, so you must do it.” The thought is rather "this is God's will, so you can do it.”. The Holy Spirit is not an it, he's not an influence, he does influence us, but he's "Simon, Satan has desired to have you that he might sift you as wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith might not fail" (Luke 22:31).We are so glad that: 1. PRAYER assumes the Lord’s presence — not His absence! Rights Reserved | The return of Jesus Christ—the bridegroom—is set at midnight, a time of darkness. "The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. God can use any of us to foretell or tell forth the mind of the Lord. And there can be no devotions without DEVOTION! The Holy Spirit lives inside us when we accept Christ and helps us grow closer to God. "Think of the context. The menorah or candlestick was the only form of light in that darkness. God the Holy Spirit is the Energizer of the Word spoken by the Son. Conversely, in the book of Acts, it is evidently presented that the Holy Spirit was initially granted to the disciples, later transferred to the early Jewish believers and ultimately to the Gentiles. Marriage is a different metaphor than that used by Jesus at the Passover. It is the declaration of that which cannot be known by natural means." He is ALWAYS present — ALWAYS present to speak — ALWAYS present to listen. The Holy Spirit plays an important role in this process (John 14:25–28). "– E. M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer, "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. THIS is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus! We simply see some symptoms. ", FIRST — Isn’t it great that God WANTS us to know His will? NOW we have the RIGHT master! Devotion is NOT something that happens for 15 minutes in the morning. Because of volume we may not be able to promptly reply to submissions using the form below. It should be the most natural thing in the world for one of God’s children to do, like breathing. The eyes of our understanding are blinded. Thank you in advance. We can never forget that life in the Kingdom of God, and the work of the Kingdom of God is outside of mere human capacity. If the fruits of the Spirit are evident in our lives, and we are using those fruits to honor and glorify our Father, He can bestow upon us the gifts of His Spirit—gifts which Paul details at length (1 Corinthians 12:1–31). We are so conditioned by the course of this world to measure the supernatural in terms of the SPECTACULAR. It is the responsibility of those hearing it in a corporate gathering, to approve it and receive it. Sensual pleasure was a cruel taskmaster. With these words, Jesus encapsulated for His disciples the necessity of the Holy Spirit and the impact it would have on their lives—and by extension on ours. We have been created in the image of the Triune God. When Valerie got word from the pathologist that she had breast cancer — we did not thank God FOR her cancer. It is carried along by the indwelling presence and power of the Holy Spirit. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that [it] may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, [which] the world cannot receive, because it neither sees [it] nor knows [it]; but you know [it], for [it] dwells with you and will be in you. Many Christians view the Holy Spirit’s existence and works as just an occurrence that was left to the past and may not be present in contemporary world. These qualities of Christian wisdom are not available to humanity without the indwelling or implanting of the Holy Spirit: “…longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. SIN was our master. In these verses, the Holy Spirit gives a clear picture of a living, breathing community of believers. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. In counseling with him, I tried to help him understand that the role of the Holy Spirit was so much more than just speaking in tongues. Just as the greatest need of the lost is to be saved, so the greatest need of the saved person is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Don’t warn the unruly. The Importance of the Holy Spirit - Part 1. I had no reason to doubt her integrity. Those teachings are just as relevant to us today as we seek to follow His example of doing all things to the honor and glory of our Father in heaven. We are offered the promise of eternal life because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. The need for the Holy Spirit to be present abundantly in our lives is given in terms of one of the most intimate relationships possible—marriage. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14–16). and, therefore, the apostle appended as answer, 'Always pray.' Stop rejoicing. However, he very quickly let me know that he wanted to be baptized so that he could receive the Holy Spirit and be able to speak in tongues. 2019, In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, Paul closes this amazing letter by addressing the community of believers at large. How was this to be done? "And may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.". Because the work of the Kingdom of God is eternal in scope and consequence, it is a work that can only be accomplished in and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joy is rooted in Jesus! What is essential? He then goes on to list the fruits of Christian wisdom, which we could parallel with the fruits of the Spirit (James 3:18). The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is all-powerful and present everywhere. You really should read your bible and stop making up things. Prayer should be one of the most notable EVIDENCES of the New Birth. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26–27). We are all by nature "dead in sins." The Necessity of Word and Spirit. ", "Praise the Lord! Listen to messages from Pastor Chuck Smith and other Calvary leaders, dating back to the early years of Calvary Chapel. Paul before his conversion knew the Scriptures very well, but his limited understanding of them led him to murder and persecute the followers of Jesus Christ (Acts 8:1, 9:1). With His commands come His enabling. John recorded in his first epistle a priority for us as followers of Jesus Christ. But this is ONE area of our lives where we should NEVER be scratching our heads asking — I wonder what the will of God is for me? Here are three ways to welcome the Holy Spirit this Pentecost. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING — means that we pray at any time or any place. Here’s why it’s so important to be involved in a community of men and women who are living out their lives in Jesus together. Jesus talked about this being accomplished through “abiding in Him,” a concept that involves the presence of the Holy Spirit (John 14:23–26; 15:1–8, esp. You possess a consciousness — your soul — that relates to this world through your body. It isn’t necessarily wrong to be asking God for something over and over again throughout a day — or a week — or a year — or over years. It is important for a person to seek the baptism of the Holy Spirit in order to receive power from on high to crucify the flesh with its passions and desires, so he can belong to Jesus Christ. In Daniel 10 we’re told that Daniel was praying for 21 days asking for insight before Gabriel appeared with the answer. NOW we have the RIGHT master. The human brain deprived of oxygen is marginalized. Baptism With the Holy Spirit: Christ Administered. Without the Holy Spirit, we would not be here. One of the important benefits that come to a Christian when he receives the Holy Spirit is the ability to speak in other tongues. Jesus goes on in chapter 16 to set out a number of reasons for the giving of the Spirit. Paul is an excellent example of how knowledge without the application of the Spirit does not work the righteousness of God. It was used for anointing and setting apart from this evil world. THIS is so challenging to me — because it is my LIFE’S WORK to study and teach these very truths. The death of the last apostle and the completion of the Canon of Scripture hasn’t changed any of that! ", "Brothers, pray for us. It would appear that you can be filled with the Spirit and depressed. But the Lord said, "The future glory of this Temple will be greater than its past glory, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. "Do not quench the Spirit" THIS IS SO HUGE — The Christian life is not a matter of forgiven sinners doing the best they can within the scope of their natural abilities to follow Jesus and live on mission with Jesus. THAT is why Jesus said — You must be born again. 2 – The Baptism with the Holy Spirit was a high priority to Jesus Jesus personally trained His disciples for 3 years (many of them at least). I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. He spent time in the Word of God that day. Bible verses about the Holy Spirit. The result of walking in righteousness is described a few verses later: “But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you,” followed by “For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live” (Romans 8:11, 13). The Spirit of the Lord is a gift to us. Without the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ promises to be with us would be unfulfilled. In Christian theology the Holy Spirit is believed to perform specific divine functions in the life of the Christian or the church. Against such there is no law. Jesus is saying that the gift of the Holy Spirit, the presence of the Holy Spirit, the acquisition of the Holy Spirit is a necessity for living the Christian life,” Bryant added. When a Christian exercises the gift of prophecy, that utterance is not to be judged on the basis of “I like the sound of that” or, “That sounds so exciting — so spiritual!” By inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul said that a prophetic message was to be carefully evaluated. He grieves, He knows, He is eternal, He encourages, He gives understanding, He gives peace, He … It isn't easy to rejoice always, pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks — but we CAN do it because it is God's will for you and me as individual believers — and for the community of believers as a whole. But that same background has also provided us with a fairly keen sense of what is contrivedSome of you might have a low view of prophecy — or the exercise of spiritual gifts — because you have seen the abuses and contrivances of the gifts in certain nationally known “ministries.” Perhaps you grew up in a church culture that was a microcosm of those ministries. Why would you NOT want to have as your master the King of the universe who died to save the traitors in His universe? And as a result, you are no longer driven by the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind…. Not only healing, but other gifts of the Holy Spirit begin to flow from the powerful anointing of the Spirit of God in your life. You live in this body. Paul even went on to declare that we cannot understand the real nature, role, and purpose of Jesus Christ without the Spirit. The role of the Holy Spirit: to give us strength and help in our fight against sin Before He returned to heaven, Jesus said, “… you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit … Are we using it in an appropriate manner? Baptism With the Holy Spirit: Necessity For. Baptism With the Holy Spirit: Promised to Saints. Everything that makes a person a person, he has it. For instance, when we pray for someone’s healing, we frequently have no real appreciation of what needs to be corrected so that the person can have full health again. Stop giving thanks. The word "prophecies" is from a compound Greek word:Prefix pró = before or forthSuffix+ phemí = tell, It has the literal meaning of speaking forth. Above all else, the Holy Spirit is necessary to help us overcome this world and produce the fruit that our Father desires. Jesus himself said, “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I … Apart from the Holy Spirit, our labor is in vain. It begins with the Holy Spirit. To be filled with the Holy Spirit is every Christian ’s NEED. Bruce. These include “convict[ing] the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (v. 9)—of sin, “because they do not believe in Me” (v. 10) of righteousness, “because I go to My Father and you see Me no more” (v. 11) and of judgment, “because the ruler of this world is judged” (John 16:8–11). Baptism With the Holy Spirit: All Saints Partake of. Prayer gives a channel to the pent-up sorrows of the soul, they flow away, and in their stead streams of sacred delight pour into the heart. “refuse to do anything which is evil,” or “refuse to act in any way which even seems bad.”. (1987). And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. There is need for every individual Christian to understand the importance of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. this monthly newsletter. 2:1.) The supply of oil in our possession shows our state of preparation! Here’s the deal — The evaluation of the prophecy doesn’t rest with the one giving the prophecy. John had no idea how that revealed to me the mind of the Lord about the work that HE was going to do in that not so magnificent building. We are left like orphans—outside, alone (Matthew 25:11–13). Jesus was able to read from the prophets in the synagogue at Nazareth, possibly on a day of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit, as the power of God, is able to fill those gaps in our understanding. To attempt to do the work of the Kingdom of God WITHOUT spiritual gifts is pointless and ultimately fruitless. Spiritual gifts mean that God can use normal old ME. Furthermore, the Spirit would “guide you into all truth; for [it] will not speak on [its] own authority, but whatever [it] hears [it] will speak; and [it] will tell you things to come. An aged saint once said to D. L. Moody, “Young man, honor the Holy Ghost.” It was good advice, for to honor the Holy Spirit, is to honor Jesus Christ. Jesus promised the Holy Spirit so the apostles could be led into all truth (John 16:12–15). 1. Stop praying. Because JOY is not rooted in happenings — HAPPINESS is rooted in happenings. The Holy Spirit's power was made manifest to a great number of people that day, resulting in the conversion of about 3,000 (Acts 2:41). From Scripture we learn that the Holy Spirit is God. And isn’t it GREAT to be used by Jesus? The danger is this: that we can do these important things while ignoring the necessity of the Holy Spirit. The more praying the more rejoicing. The Holy Spirit takes up permanent residence in the hearts of believers (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:13). January 18, 2018. by Emilio Ramos in Theology. One morning, I was sitting with our friend John Wickham in his old, blue Mazda, and he was just telling me how he had read that morning in the book of Haggai — chapter 2 — where it says that after they had finished rebuilding the Temple, it was nothing close to the magnificent temple Solomon had built. It is ever in season. We need to know the Holy Spirit as a person, not a person like we are, but a person, and I say that he's a person because he has all the traits of personality. To be filled with the Holy Spirit is every Christian’ s GREATEST need. Many mistakenly think of speaking in tongues as the primary or even sole external sign of the Holy Spirit, just as it was displayed on the day of Pentecost in 31ad (see Acts 2). We are so glad that he obeyed the Lord and stepped out in faith and shared it with us in humility and love. Remember “if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you” (Romans 8:11). Speaking to His followers, Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13–14). like the rest of mankind. "Despise: "treat prophecy as if it’s worthless""but test everything; hold fast what is good. At the same time the more rejoicing the more praying…Holy joy and prayer act and react upon each other. Pentecost, during which the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and other disciples (Acts 2), is seen as the fulfillment of that promise. It does say that joy and rejoicing should be a part of our lives. Again, a prophecy might sound weird. '”– Charles Spurgeon. The prophet Daniel is a great example of this. It was NOTHING like the campus of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. "Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely.". Prepare your home – go to confession and make your soul a … His departure was to ensure the future for all humanity who are willing to submit to the Father’s will and accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as the payment for sin. The Necessity of the Holy Spirit The Necessity of the Holy Spirit. “When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession” (Ephesians 1:13-14). "Besides inserting the quote from Spurgeon’s sermon, "pray without ceasing" means that prayer should be a RECURRENT and REGULAR part of your life. If we believe HALF the things we say we believe — we actually have NOTHING to complain about — but plenty to rejoice about! Perhaps we should begin with the deity of the Spirit, or with His personhood, or with His essential character as Holy. The flip side of this, some people say, "Why are there no spiritual gifts in operation at Metro?" "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! But that does not mean it is not the Lord. His righteousness came about by a state of mind, a mind that Paul encourages us to acquire through letting us see that difference between the spirit of this world, that humanity has, and the mind of God (1 Corinthians 2:9–15). The Holy Spirit pours into our hearts through the sacraments and unites us at all times. What is the importance of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit? But Paul understood the utter futility of his instructions if the Thessalonians were left to themselves to live them out! If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Money was a cruel taskmaster (Money’s a great servant but a cruel master). Tuesday, May 07, 2019. by Dr. Paul Chappell “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. We were able to thank God for the string of tender mercies He wrapped us in (Our two oldest children were in town on the very day we got the news). There is only one God and He is the third divine person of the Trinity. God’s Church is to be that light in this dark world. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him (1 John 5:14–15). It is not a luxury but a necessity for all. The apostles were empowered by the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel, starting in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. In Verses 16-22, we have what one commentator called, “the standing orders of the Christian Church,” a series of short exhortations that show how the individuals in the community of believers should live. Before being born again — the body and the soul are alive, but because we are spiritually dead, we are incapable of fellowship with God who is spirit. He’s reminded them that Jesus is going to come and catch them away so that they might forever be with Him; that they will be reunited with their loved ones who have preceded them into the presence of the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4). Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Rejoice always — follows verse 15 — "See that no one repays anyone evil for evil. We need the power of the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit to navigate the dark days we are living in right now. The Holy Spirit reveals God’s thoughts, teaches, and guides believers into all truth, including knowledge of what is to come. Our heavenly Father has His door OPEN ALL the time! He opened by setting the context: "The position of our text is very suggestive. And Jesus is THAT master! Evidence of this is given in the account of Simon Magus. (Eph. NOTE — It does NOT say “FOR EVERYTHING” give thanks. Being baptized and filled with The Holy Spirit is one of the most important things you need to do in order to fulfill the calling of God for your life and seeing His will come to pass. That enabled them to be witnesses (John 15:27). All around you are people oppressed by sin, by sickness, by demonic attacks, etc. We can never forget that life in the Kingdom of God, and the work of the Kingdom of God is outside of mere human capacity. "Paul’s theology of the human being is definitely as a trichotomy. 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