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THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT
May 16, 2021

THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT

May 16, 2021

 

THE PROMISE OF THE SPIRIT

John 14:23 states, Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him.”

 

Eze 36:25-27

“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. (26) “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.

Joe 2:28-29

“It will come about after this That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. (29) “Even on the male and female servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

Joh 14:15-18

 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. (16) “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; (17) that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. (18) “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

Joh 16:13-15

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. (14) “He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. (15) “All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.

Heb 10:15-17

(15) and the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, (16) “THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL PUT MY LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, AND ON THEIR MIND I WILL WRITE THEM,” He then says, (17) “AND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.”

Eze 36:25-27

(25) “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. (26) “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.

 

I. The promise of Restoration of Relationship with the Father, through the SON

 

Jer 4:3-4 NASB For thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem, “Break up your fallow ground, And do not sow among thorns. (4) “Circumcise yourselves to the LORD And remove the foreskins of your heart, Men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Or else My wrath will go forth like fire And burn with none to quench it, Because of the evil of your deeds.”

Jer 5:1 NASB “Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note. And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her. 

VS. 25, “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.”

Rom. 8:14-17, (14) For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (15) For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” (16) The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, (17) and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Eph 1:13, In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation–having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise

 

II. The promise of Restoration of the Image of God

 

Eze. 36:26-27, (26) “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.

Eze. 11:19,  “And I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them. And I will take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh

Gal 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (24) Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (25) If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Rom 8:29 NASB For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;

 

 

III. The promise of Restoration of life-significance

Eze. 36:25-27

(25) “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. (26) “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.

 

 

 

YOUR CHALLENGE FOR TODAY

 

WHERE is your RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD…with your Father in heaven?

                   –do you need to strengthen your relationship with HIM?

                   –Where do you need to strengthen it?

 

When is the last time you spoke to HIM like he was actually WITH YOU in the same room?

                    –Where are your dark circumstances?

                   –Only you know between you and God

 

WHERE in the areas of your lives do you NEED TO LOOK MORE LIKE CHRIST?

                   –IS IT HOW YOU Love people

                   –IS IT how you love yourself?

                   –IS IT how you speak to one another

                   –IS IT how you treat strangers?

 

Where are those areas of your lives that you say, “I REALLY NEED CHANGE HERE”

                   –confess it before God

                   –IN YOUR quiet time

                   –ASK GOD to fill you with POWER beyond YOURSELF

                          –to change

                          –to be further transformed into Christ

                          –to see results that only GOD CAN BRING

 

FINALLY, ASK GOD TO SHOW YOU HOW YOUR LIFE IS TRULY SIGNIFICANT IN HIM

                   –because HE loves you so much

                   –He desires FOR YOU TO SEE YOURSELF as HE SEEs YOU

                         –significant

                          –worthwhile

                          –valuable

                          –loved….adored in Christ

 

TAKE THESE QUESTIONS into your week and SEE GOD’S POWER

 God bless and keep you!!! Amen!!

 

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