The Work of the Holy Spirit
Notes from Anne Graham Lotz Speaking
5″Now I am going to him who sent me, yet none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6Because I have said these things, you are filled with grief. 7But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. 15All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you. (John 16:5-7, 12-15)
The books of Acts is not about the works of the church, it is about the work of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is what makes our life work, He is what helps us understand what we read, and everything we do
in our day.
The Holy Spirit is Jesus is invisibly present in you. All that Jesus is in man’s body but without man’s body, is the Holy Spirit.
He has the same power, same emotion, same heart, same mind.
He is all that Jesus is without the skin and bones.
He is Jesus living inside you. The Holy Spirit is a person.
Holy Spirit presence:
It was a once in for all happening. The coming of the Holy Spirit was a once in for all thing, just as Bethleham was.
They received the Holy Spirit because they put their faith in Jesus, and exercised that faith, they didn’t have to do anything sacrificially with an animal or burnt offering.
I owe you forgiveness.
In the Old testament the Holy Spirit did exist. But the difference we have from the Old testament folks to us,
is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. In the Old testament God could remove His spirit from them.
You and I don’t have to do anything but look to the cross with heart and eyes of faith towards the lamb that
takes away the sins.
David after sinning with Bathsheba he says in Psalm 51:11
Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
He will never leave us nor forsake us. You must be born again, and the Holy Spirit will come into you.
When we come to receive Jesus by faith and and receive Jesus into our hearts. Mary conceived the physical life of Jesus,
we spiritually conceive Him.
In me, I have two people, the person I was and after knowing Jesus.( 1 Corinthians)
1. new mind: to think God’s thoughts
2. I have new emotions: to love people I didn’t even like
3. I have a new will to do the things I haven’t been able to do, and to make right decisions
That is the life of the Holy Spirit within us.
Jesus is getting ready to come back again as a physical form, so He cannot possibly be here in that form yet,
that is why we have His spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the seal of authenticity to your life. Without that seal, you won’t go to heaven.
When was the moment you asked the Holy Spirit to enter your life? Not just ask Jesus to come into your heart,
but to receive His Spirit.
We come to that point where we ask Jesus to come into our heart, but when was the time we really allowed
Him to live in our heart.from the outside to the inside?
You can be in an auditorium with all these people, and because there are people around you with the Holy Spirit, essentially you are with Him. But once you leave this place and go about your life, maybe a lot of the reason you have such a hard time
in your Christian life, is when you go out, you are no longer with the Holy Spirit.
You have to have within you, the passion and fire shouldn’t come and go.
but everyday ought to be fired up about Jesus, everyday should be living out the Christian life.
Your salvation doesn’t depend on your work. It depends on the blood of Jesus shed for you.
until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ
Its possible to receive the Holy Spirit and not let Him loose in your life.
When you receive Him, you receive all of him inside you. You don’t get bits a pieces of Him throughout our life.
Someone who received Him today, has the same as we did when we received Him.
He puts us into pieces.
Let Him have access to every part of your life.
The Holy Spirit is like the water that flows through our lives, and if there is sin of somekind in our lives,
then it keeps the Holy Spirit from being active in our life. We need to ask Him to cleanse us.
The cross isn’t just for the people out there in the world, the cross is for me, come back everyday
to confess my sin, and be filled with the Holy Spirit.
We need to get on the face before the cross, and ask forgiveness.
Joshua in Jericho.
The bottom line problem in America is their is sin in God’s people.
2 Chron 7:14
America needs the people of God to be the people of God.
He is GOD living in you. He is sufficient to change your life, character…and one day we’ll be like Jesus.
He has the power to transform our life.
The Holy Spirit is there to convict. It’s not our job to make someonelse good. Its His.
He has the power to change you, He has the power to change others.
To say the Bible has mistakes of truth, then it is a slur of truth, and questions its integrity.
Billy Graham put the Bible on the stump and decided right then and there, it was true.
You are not going to obey the word, unless you believe its true.
Don’t cherry pick the word!
I don’t want to find out I disregarded truth when I get to heaven.
Holy Spirit’s purity: He seeks to make you Holy. Just like Jesus.
1 Corinthians 13
We all have sin. He need to finally crucify our sin once and for all.
How can we go back to our sin, when we nail it to the cross after what Jesus did to take it away from us.
The Holy Spirit came into our life, because He loves us.
Pray for each other. The Holy Spirit is your prayer partner. He knows how to get answers to His prayers.
His priority is to take the written Word and help you know the Living word which is Jesus.
People think the Bible is a jigsaw puzzle, that we don’t know how to put together, until the Holy
Spirit turns the piece over and shows us the man on the otherside.
Genesis 1- Creation of the Earth
John 1: The Word became flesh and His name was Jesus.
Genesis 2- Holy Spirit preparing for His children.
Genesis 3- breathing life into us
Jacob comes back to the Promised land,
then wrestling with God, be broken…
Shadrack, meshach and 4th son of God…
It was the Holy Spirit, it was Jesus…
Fire by night, cloud by day…
Isaiah saw him sitting in the throne in heaven…
The baby lying in a manger, and shepards looking into His eyes…
The ultimate puzzle piece will be turned over, and the sky will fall…
Surrender your entire life to the Holy Spirit; JESUS living inside us.
You can confess your sin, you can join a church, quote scripture…but it doesn’t mean you
have invited the Holy Spirit in your heart.
Examine the pipeline, if there is something blocking the Holy Spirit from flowing, don’t switch the label to make it seem less like sin. Repent of your sin, call it what it is…and be healed.
Live by His precepts.