This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
The verb tense in v 16 for “live by the spirit”, translates as “go on living”. The Holy Spirit is a person, possessing and exhibiting the attributes and actions of a person. • He has a mind. • He shows feelings. • He has a will. Truths concerning the Holy Spirit: • He truth into truth. John 16:13 • He convicts of sin. John 16:8 • He performs miracles. Acts 8:39 • He is to be obeyed. Acts 10:19-21 • He can be lied to. Acts 5:3 • He can be resisted. Acts 7:51 • He intercedes. Romans 8:26 • He can be grieved. Ephesians 4:30 • He can be insulted. Hebrews 10:29 • He gives gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 God’s ultimate goal in our lives is Christ-likeness, and what God expects He also empowers us to achieve. Through the Holy Spirit, God has given us the power of Christlikeness. If we are controlled (filled) with the Holy Spirit, the overflow is most pleasant and desirable. The secret is in the filling. Scripture reveals that redeemed humankind possess three enemies: 1. The World. 1 John 2:15-17 2. The devil. 1 Peter 5:8 3. The sinful nature. Galatians 5:19 The bottom line is that we can be filled with our natural self or the Holy Spirit, we have a choice. It is a choice we have to make daily!
10 characteristics of the crucified life: 1. Few will understand. 2. You must abandon your own will and your own agenda. 3. Your intimate spiritual companions will be few. 4. Intense times of aloneness with God are required. 5. You will be constantly on the witness stand. 6. You must go “outside the camp”. 7. There will be times when your dignity is forfeited. 8. You must forego your rights. 9. You must accept that death is painful. 10.Because He was forsaken, you never will be.
3 summary truths: 1. To live in the power of the Holy Spirit, we must choose to be refilled daily. 2. Yesterday’s commitment won’t get us through today. 3. We can only choose today because we can only live today.