If you believe the Lord is using you in the gift of prophecy, I think it’s crucial that you’re doing life with people — and that you have developed trust and reputation. Marriage is a different metaphor than that used by Jesus at the Passover. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble" (Psalm 107:1-2). In Christian theology the Holy Spirit is believed to perform specific divine functions in the life of the Christian or the church. He is the Executor, the One Who brings God’s plan to reality and fulfillment. I of all people have the weakest excuses for not rejoicing. 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. 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. 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. “For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? 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. "Think of the context. If we accept that sacrifice and are willing to submit in obedience to our Father’s instruction, we can receive the Holy Spirit. That said, I desire ALL of what the Holy Spirit would want to do in the realm of prophecy and spiritual gifts "Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy" (1 Corinthians 14:1). The Holy Spirit, as the power of God, is able to fill those gaps in our understanding. The local church as it ought to be, as it is waiting for the coming of the Lord. "Let the others weigh what is said" (1 Corinthians 14:29). In these verses, the Holy Spirit gives a clear picture of a living, breathing community of believers. Finally, if the prophecy is foretelling something yet future, if it is divine in origin, then it WILL come to pass. The Holy Spirit has many things to say to us about who Jesus is and what it means that He lived here on earth as a man. That does not mean that you should be phony! The more praying the more rejoicing. 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 is no less supernatural today than it was in the Book of Acts. Listen and watch the 2017 Pastors & Leaders Conference. Pentecost, during which the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and other disciples (Acts 2), is seen as the fulfillment of that promise. ", FIRST — Isn’t it great that God WANTS us to know His will? The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit arises from the total corruption of human nature. The ultimate pursuit of life is to find the RIGHT master! The day of Pentecost was the beginning of the indwelling power of the Spirit living within those He saves (John 14:17; Acts 2:1–4). 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. 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. 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. We need the Spirit in our lives so we walk in the paths of our Father. In that, they had absolute authority in what they said. Richard Cimino is the founding pastor of Metro Calvary. "Do not despise prophecies." The Holy Spirit was and is present at every Divine function. In the Old Testament, to disobey a prophet of God was to disobey God. When you and I were in the world — the god of this world set you and me apart completely for his purposes. That enabled them to be witnesses (John 15:27). Prior to the return of Jesus as the Bridegroom, the Holy Spirit forms a vital function in building Christian relationships. Jesus goes on in chapter 16 to set out a number of reasons for the giving of the Spirit. An understanding of the Holy Spirit is so essential to our faith, yet talked about so little. NOW we have the RIGHT master! Why would you NOT want to have as your master the King of the universe who died to save the traitors in His universe? Are we using it in an appropriate manner? 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! 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. Gifts of the Spirit only come as a result of developing the fruit of the Spirit. We are so conditioned by the course of this world to measure the supernatural in terms of the SPECTACULAR. Without the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ promises to be with us would be unfulfilled. The Holy Spirit is here to help you! 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). PRAYER assumes the Lord’s presence — not His absence! Jesus promised the Holy Spirit so the apostles could be led into all truth (John 16:12–15). Because JOY is not rooted in happenings — HAPPINESS is rooted in happenings. Everything that makes a person a person, he has it. Rather, the New Testament gift of prophecy is reporting in merely human words what God has brought to mind. 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. 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). (Eph. Based on what Jesus stated to the disciples, let us consider seven reasons why we need the Holy Spirit. But we were able to thank Him for his nearness to us. Jesus was able to read from the prophets in the synagogue at Nazareth, possibly on a day of Pentecost. There are some spirits that NEED quenching. They understood their roles as witnesses to the death and resurrection of the Christ, but realized that something was required of them in return; they had to obey. James also addressed the need for us to receive the “implanted word” so that we can be “doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves” (James 1:21–22). 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. I had no reason to doubt her integrity. It is a relationship that is far greater than that of an orphan somehow regaining a lost parent. However, the obedience was not just blind obedience. As a result, we are probably more comfortable around such things than those who have never been exposed to such things. And in this place, I will bring peace" (Haggai 2:9, NLT). He reminded these believers in the very beginning of this letter that Jesus delivered us from the wrath to come (1 Thessalonians 1:10). Peter clearly remembered the instruction that Jesus had given at that last Passover. Discover what's new on CalvaryChapel.com using the convenience of your Richard Cimino But Paul understood the utter futility of his instructions if the Thessalonians were left to themselves to live them out! By this it should be easy for an individual to know whether he has experienced being endued with power from on high or not. The next question then is: do we have enough? He then goes on to list the fruits of Christian wisdom, which we could parallel with the fruits of the Spirit (James 3:18). Because of volume we may not be able to promptly reply to submissions using the form below. He is ALWAYS present — ALWAYS present to speak — ALWAYS present to listen. 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. Well, on one level, I would differ with them. The death of the last apostle and the completion of the Canon of Scripture hasn’t changed any of that! 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. Jesus promised that His disciples would not be left as orphans. 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. 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. That picture of the church is vitally important today. Paul has given to them a picture of the living, breathing community of believers. By the way, the fact that spiritual gifts are not tied to man’s ability means that any Christian can effectively serve God. I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit” (Romans 8:4–5). He is the God who speaks — The opening chapter of the first book of the Bible we find 10 times — “God said….”. "– E. M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer, "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Spurgeon preached a sermon from this text. The Holy Spirit Is a Helper Who Teaches and Reminds The menorah or candlestick was the only form of light in that darkness. The Importance of the Holy Spirit - Part 1. We are all by nature "dead in sins." 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. It is in faith that all those who believe posses the Holy Spirit tha… The birth of the church and the advance of the Gospel in the Book of Acts was a work utterly outside mere human capacity. For a community of believers to live and breathe as it should, engaging in the mission of Jesus is a supernatural thing! For it is the Spirit who speaks of Jesus Christ. "For this is the will of God concerning you in Christ Jesus. The Importance of the Holy Spirit Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit also helps Christians in their weakness and intercedes for them. Evidence of this is given in the account of Simon Magus. It’s how we lived and breathed. You really should read your bible and stop making up things. These individuals received hands on personal training and daily interaction with the perfect Son of God. How was this to be done? I have no idea what it’s about, but here I am and here’s the word.". All To be filled with the Holy Spirit is every Christian’ s GREATEST need. Sensual pleasure was a cruel taskmaster. (Read the first installment of this series!). We with our lamps fueled by the Holy Spirit of God are the light. John recorded in his first epistle a priority for us as followers of Jesus Christ. David was filled with the Holy Spirit when he wrote — "Why are you cast down O, my soul?" 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? If you require more immediate assistance please visit our “Contact Us” page. John encourages us with a similar statement: “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Early in my service as a minister, I visited a man who outwardly had every appearance of becoming a solid member of the Church. ", You might have slanderous reports about you being spread in the community of believers, or have someone in the community of believers accusing you of things you would never even dream of doing. However shrewd, and clever, and wise in the things of this world, we are all dead towards God. 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). One of the important benefits that come to a Christian when he receives the Holy Spirit is the ability to speak in other tongues. The Holy Spirit. We never want to confuse the New Testament GIFT of prophecy with the Old Testament OFFICE of the prophet. 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. Paul explained this to the brethren in Rome: “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. The action of the Holy Spirit is seen as an essential part of the bringing of the person to the Christian faith. 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). We can’t overemphasize the necessity of the Holy Spirit; it is mandatory for believers to have the person of the Holy Spirit in our lives like never before. "Though much of the Old Testament prophecy was purely predictive — prophecy is not necessarily, nor even primarily, foretelling. The Holy Spirit takes up permanent residence in the hearts of believers (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:13). Stay current with all things Calvary by subscribing to 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. He opened by setting the context: "The position of our text is very suggestive. We are offered a relationship with Jesus Christ through the presence of the Holy Spirit. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. v. 8). H ow does the Holy Spirit manifest in the lives of believers? The Holy Spirit lives inside us when we accept Christ and helps us grow closer to God. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. There is need for every individual Christian to understand the importance of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. The Spirit of the Lord is a gift to us. Without it, the door is shut and we have no part. It is the responsibility of those hearing it in a corporate gathering, to approve it and receive it. The whole of the Christian life is something supernatural. 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. This is not at all a broad stroke dismissal of the SPECTACULAR in God’s ability. 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). Observe what it follows. He asked God to completely set their lives aside for Himself and for His purposes. Against such there is no law. "– Psalm 106:1. 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. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. We should not fight against that work of God. 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). We can do it because He is the one at work in us to WILL and to DO HIS good pleasure. Don’t lay hold of the weak. Perhaps we should begin with the deity of the Spirit, or with His personhood, or with His essential character as Holy. That is why we are not to DESPISE prophecy or hold it in contempt, instead, we’re to be open, weigh it out, put it to the test of Scripture — hold fast to what is good.One of the most needful and common forms of prophecy in a community of believers is TELLING FORTH the mind of the Lord.Valerie and I had just gotten some disturbing news and medical advice from her doctor. The Necessity of the Holy Spirit The Necessity of the Holy Spirit. 1 Carson, D. A. 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.”. Here are three ways to welcome the Holy Spirit this Pentecost. "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. The Necessity of the Holy Spirit: Part 1. Let’s revisit the concept that praying without ceasing carries that idea of RECURRING prayer. Prayer is like breathing in the sense that you can do it while you do other things: talking to God, listening to God. [It] will glorify Me, for [it] will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (vv. 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. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14–16). 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). It is understandable why some people treat prophecy as if it’s worthless. When Valerie got word from the pathologist that she had breast cancer — we did not thank God FOR her cancer. '”– Charles Spurgeon. 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. 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. In Jesus, Continued: Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better Than Jesus Beside You (Zondervan), … Don’t warn the unruly. Baptism With the Holy Spirit: Promised to Saints. ", "Brothers, pray for us. Devotion is NOT something that happens for 15 minutes in the morning. But we must not confuse the spectacular with the supernatural. It comes immediately after the precept, 'Rejoice evermore;' as if that command had somewhat staggered the reader, and made him ask 'How can I always rejoice?' But during Pentecost, we’re invited to focus on it in a special way. 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. Prayer should be one of the most notable EVIDENCES of the New Birth. Bible verses about the Holy Spirit. NOW we have the RIGHT master. Above all else, the Holy Spirit is necessary to help us overcome this world and produce the fruit that our Father desires. The Holy Spirit is the most important gift a Christian has ever received. "And may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.". 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. 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). 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. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. Bruce. We are left like orphans—outside, alone (Matthew 25:11–13). "An early Church Father speaking of the power of the Holy Spirit in service — The power of the Holy Spirit was present to melt the heart of the most hardened sinner with the love of Jesus Christ! Paul even went on to declare that we cannot understand the real nature, role, and purpose of Jesus Christ without the Spirit. It begins with the Holy Spirit. Stop praying. One suggestion of such belief is the promise of another helper, or intercessor (paraclete), that is found in the Gospel According to John. THE WAY to abstain from every form of evil is to HOLD FAST to that which is good. Aug 07, THAT is why Jesus said — You must be born again. One Greek grammarian states, “the Greek adverb does not refer to the manner of praying, but to the correspondence between the prayer and that which is really needed.”. email. So, if someone comes up to you and says, "I think you should pray about THIS," you DON’T START by despising them or their word. But for tonight this is the point: The absolute necessity of our receiving the Holy Spirit. Preaching the Gospel in a Christ-like manner is enabled because of the Holy Spirit with the end results of helping people be healed of their fractured relationships with our Father in Heaven. The apostles were empowered by the Holy Spirit to preach the gospel, starting in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. "Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Paul also encouraged the Ephesian brethren to: “[pray] always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” (Ephesians 6:18). Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Through fire and through water, through life and through death, 'rejoice evermore. Repay evil for evil. Now the relationship is deeper as we prepare to be part of the bride of Christ at His return. "Paul’s theology of the human being is definitely as a trichotomy. SIN was our master. We are to become those who practice righteousness and become “righteous, just as He [Jesus Christ] is righteous” (1 John 3:7). "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. Baptism With the Holy Spirit: Christ Administered. The Holy Spirit plays an important role in this process (John 14:25–28). THAT should be the way we live and breathe as individual believers. Perhaps you grew up in a church where everyone had a “word from the Lord” for you — and as a result, you have a LOW view of prophecy. I was able to thank God for how my son — having just heard the news in my office — was carried along by God and went out and led Metro in the worship of Jesus. The return of Jesus Christ—the bridegroom—is set at midnight, a time of darkness. But some simple orthodox statements are in order. ", "Praise the Lord! Don’t be at peace with one another. The Holy Spirit reveals God’s thoughts, teaches, and guides believers into all truth, including knowledge of what is to come. Listen to messages from Pastor Chuck Smith and other Calvary leaders, dating back to the early years of Calvary Chapel. Before we were saved we served a different master. What John was sharing made it clear that God was moving us to Grass Valley, and ultimately, to Roseville. 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. 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. Where do you start a series of the Holy Spirit? Or — The Lord told me to do that!Paul said to not let the fire of the Holy Spirit be put out. Privacy Policy, Christmas Truce: The Day World War I Stopped, From the Christmas Tree to the Tree of Calvary: The Meaning Behind Advent, Thanksgiving: Remembering God's Mercy Toward Calvary Chapel. It might even come from someone who looks weird. THIS is so challenging to me — because it is my LIFE’S WORK to study and teach these very truths. Jesus himself said, “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I … Note Peter’s comment to the Sanhedrin shortly after the day of Pentecost: “And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him” (Acts 5:32). If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. The eyes of our understanding are blinded. I look forward to that future time when I can sit down again with the man I mentioned at the start of this article and help him understand all the facets of the Holy Spirit and its use in our lives. Do we have our Father’s Holy Spirit? It is led, directed and empowered by the Holy Spirit. One reason is by design – the Holy Spirit’s primary role is to represent Jesus and to be a mediator for Jesus. Nearly 2,000 years later, it is still a mission that is divine in nature, eternal in scope and consequence. In reading Isaiah, Jesus was focusing on the use of oil as a light in the Temple. 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. With His commands come His enabling. As He sat discussing the need for the Holy Spirit, Jesus told those with Him that they would accomplish even more than He had done: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. “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). 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. And there can be no devotions without DEVOTION! We are offered the promise of eternal life because of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for our sins. Isaiah saw the latter function as being a sign of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 61:1). The church is not a bunch of good people trying to do good things for Jesus. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. Obedience was a condition for receiving the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–16). 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. Knowing the supernatural nature of the Christian life, he instinctively turned to the Lord in prayer for them. It doesn’t say that we DON’T go through hard times or DON’T shed tears. It was an essential element for the operation of the Tabernacle and the Temple. But that seems to go out the window when the line at In-N-Out is long or slow! Week after week, the gift of prophecy is in operation. When Adam sinned, he died spiritually. That is accomplished through one means only—having the Spirit of God within our minds. The New Testament gift of prophecy is not reporting the very words of God, which must be obeyed in their nuance and in their minutiae. 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