This message was preached at Word Of Grace Church on June 6th 2021 by Colin D via zoom. For the audio please click here. To listen to the worship please click here.
The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Today we are going to look at the person of the Holy Spirit.
We receive power when he comes on us. Holy Spirit is not wind, river, rain etc. But He is actually a person. He is the third person of the trinity.
2 Corinthians 13:14
Why do we need to fellowship with the Holy Spirit?
It is with the help of the Holy Spirit that we fellowship with God.
Q. What is fellowship?
▪ communion - joining of minds as a result of communication and companionship
For fellowship, we need to invest one precious commodity - time.
1. Holy Spirit is a person.
2 Cor 13:14 “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ ”
# Holy Spirit has a mind
# Holy Spirit has will - 1 Cor 12:11
# Holy Spirit has feelings - Isaiah 63:10a; Eph 4:30
As he is a person, the Holy Spirit speaks - Acts 10:19-20 Holy Spirit is speaking with Peter. In Acts 8:29 we can see that the Holy Spirit was speaking to other people too. We too should be hearing from the Holy Spirit.
Are you able to hear from the Holy Spirit? If you are a believer you should be able to hear him. John 10:27. The only question is if you are his sheep.
If you have not given your life to Jesus, today is the day of salvation.
Q. How does the Holy Spirit speak with us?
Col 3:5 - peace
The bible - the Holy Spirit will never contradict the word of God
Knowing - by walking with God we practice hearing
How can we be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit?
a. Appointment - have an appointed time set yourself apart to meet with him and speak with him. Mark 1:35; Matthew 6:6. Then be in an appointed place.
b. Stillness - Ps 46:10a ; How can we be still? Phil 4:6-7
c. Word - The study of the word of god is essential to hear from the
e. Obedience - John 10:27
f. Humility - James 4:6
g. Praying in tongues - this makes us more sensitive to the Holy Spirit.
2. Holy Spirit is God
▪ 2 Corinthians 3:16-17 - Paul refers to the
▪ Psalm 139:7-8 -
▪ Luke 1:35 “” Jesus was conceived by the power of the most high I.e. the Holy Spirit
▪ Holy Spirit raised Jesus from dead
▪ Holy Spirit was involved in creation. Job 26:13a
▪ Holy Spirit is involved in regeneration. John 3:5-7
▪ Holy Spirit knows what is to come. John 16:13
Holy Spirit is not our equal, he is God. We need to have reverence for the Holy Spirit
3. Holy Spirit longs for us
James 4:4-5 - The Holy Spirit yearns for us. John 14:16-17 says “I will ask the Father and He will give you another advocate to help your and be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
John 17:3 - we need to have an experiential knowledge of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit has come to our tent - to reside with us permanently. He is always with us. So would you not give your attention to him? He longs to be in fellowship with us.
Having an experience of the Holy Spirit is precious! He is real and right here with us.
It is possible for us to lose the fellowship with the Holy Spirit. That’s why we need to be in constant communication, companionship and connection with the Holy Spirit.
Express your affection and adoration to him and receive his affection, We are specially chosen to have this fellowship with him - 1 Peter 2:9a
Let us always be aware of his presence.
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