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Question and Answer: How Does the Holy Spirit Work?

Question and Answer: How Does the Holy Spirit Work?

I. Does the Holy Spirit indwell Christians today? Why do some Christians believe the Holy Spirit only lives in the Word?
A. 1 Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
1. Ro 8:9–14 However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. 10If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. 11But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. 12So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— 13for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
B. Preacher in Oklahoma – charismatic, African American, Orel Roberts associate
1. Watching story about starving children in Africa
2. God, why do you allow innocent people to go to die and go to hell?
3. They’re in hell – not an eternal hell
4. Revelation from God
C. What effect does the Spirit have on you?
1. Eze 36:26–27 “Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
2. 1 Jn 5:6 It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
D. Spirit’s role in prayer
1. Romans 8:26-27 in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
2. Ephesians 2:18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father .
3. Jude 20 building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit ,
E. Rebirth
1. Jn 3:5 born of water and the Spirit
2. 1 Pe 1:23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
F. Convict the World
1. Jn 16:8 “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;
2. Ro 6:17–18 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, 18and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.