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The Holy Spirit. Part 4 The Indwelling. The Spirit is a Person …. He has the mind of a person Will, knowledge, choice He has the actions of a person Speaks, teaches, leads, forbids, etc. He has the treatment of a person Received, resisted, and grieved, etc.

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The holy spirit

The Holy Spirit

Part 4

The Indwelling


The spirit is a person

The Spirit is a Person …..

  • He has the mind of a person

    • Will, knowledge, choice

  • He has the actions of a person

    • Speaks, teaches, leads, forbids, etc.

  • He has the treatment of a person

    • Received, resisted, and grieved, etc.

  • He is a person with Divine Nature, “GOD”

    • Eternal, w/all knowledge, power, presence, etc.

  • He had/has a 7 fold work

    • Teaching, reminding, convicting, advocate, edifying,

      Confirming, interceding


Romans 8 9

Romans 8:9

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But, if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to him.


The holy spirit

  • Was the Lord in the bush?

    • Exodus 3:4-5…..v.2

Exodus 3:4-5; When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush….

Exodus 3:2;

And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush…


The holy spirit

  • Was the Lord in the bush?

    • Exodus 3:4-5…..v.2

  • Was the Lord in the cloud?

    • Exodus 13:21….14:19

Exodus 13:21; And the Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light…

Exodus 14:19;

And the angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.


The holy spirit

  • Was the Lord in the bush?

    • Exodus 3:4-5…..v.2

  • Was the Lord in the cloud?

    • Exodus 13:21….14:19

  • Was the Lord with Moses?

    • Exodus 3:12…Acts 7:35


Exodus 3 12

Exodus 3:12

And He said, “Certainly I will be with you and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who sent you….

Acts 7:35

This Moses whom they disowned…is the one whom God sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help of the angel who appeared to him in the thorn bush.


Deity presents self in a representative manner

Deity presents self in a representative manner.

  • Was the Lord in the bush?

    • Exodus 3:4-5…..v.2

  • Was the Lord in the cloud?

    • Exodus 13:21….14:19

  • Was the Lord with Moses?

    • Exodus 3:12…Acts 7:35


Representation is common

Representation is Common

Metonymy (pronounced /mɨˈtɒnɨmi/) is a figure of speech used in rhetoric in which a thing or concept is not called by its own name, but by the name of something intimately associated with that thing or concept.


Representation is common1

Representation is Common

 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’

(Luke 16:29 ESV)

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,

(Colossians 2:6 ESV)


Representation is common2

Representation is Common

This figure of speech (i.e., shepherd, v.2) Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. [7] So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. (John 10:6-7 ESV)

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. (John 15:1 ESV)


Representation is common3

Representation is Common

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” [27] And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, [28] for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

(Matthew 26:26-28 ESV)


Representation is common with the spirit also

Representation is Common with The Spirit also

  •  Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5 ESV)

  • Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, [26] that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, (Ephesians 5:25-26 ESV)

  • he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, (Titus 3:5 ESV)


Representation is common with the spirit also1

Representation is Common with The Spirit also

Is Acts 5:32 a true statement?

  • And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” (Acts 5:32 ESV)

    Then Acts 8:15-17 is metonymy, I.e. figurative

  •  …Peter and John, [15] who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, [16] for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (Acts 8:14-16 ESV)


Fact most descriptions of the spirit s work are figurative

FACT: Most descriptions of the Spirit’s work are figurative.

  • Acts 10:44- He fell

  • Acts 10:45- He was poured

  • Acts 11:15-17- a gift given

All of these refer to the same occasion!


Fact most descriptions of the spirit s work are figurative1

FACT: Most descriptions of the Spirit’s work are figurative.

  • Acts 1:5- baptized in…

  • Acts 1:8- would come upon…

  • Acts 2:4- filled with…

All of these refer to the same occasion!


Fact most descriptions of the spirit s work are figurative2

FACT: Most descriptions of the Spirit’s work are figurative.

  • 1Corinthians 12:13 - drink of…

  • Romans 8:9 - indwells…

  • Gal. 5:16, 18 - Walk by, led by

All of these refer to the same occasion!


How does the spirit indwell

HOW does the Spirit Indwell?

The Spirit dwells in YOU!

Romans 8:9

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.

(Romans 8:9 ESV)


2 corinthians 5 1

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God….

2 Peter 1:13

For I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder, knowing that the laying aside of my earthly dwelling is imminent…


How does the spirit indwell1

HOW does the Spirit Indwell?

YOU dwell in your body!

2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Pet. 1:13-14

The Spirit dwells in YOU!

Romans 8:9

The indwelling is not literal,

He is in the inner man

Ephesians 3:14-16; 2 Cor. 4:16


The holy spirit

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, [15] from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, [16] that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith… (Ephesians 3:14-17 ESV)

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.

(2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV)


Note how jesus uses the term john 17 21

Note How Jesus Uses the Term… John 17:21

Literally

Figuratively

Christ indwells the Father __ __

Father indwells Christ __ __

Believers indwells both __ __

X

X

X

 …that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (John 17:21 ESV)


To dwell in implies relationship

To “dwell in” implies relationship

The Spirit was represented…

  • In the apostles by ALL the gifts

  • In early Christians by partial gifts

  • In us today by the word and the fruit of the Spirit

…strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith… (Ephesians 3:16-17 ESV)


Shall we claim a personal literal actual indwelling

Shall We Claim a Personal, Literal, Actual Indwelling?

Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you…

1 Peter 3:15


Shall we claim a personal literal actual indwelling1

Shall We Claim a Personal, Literal, Actual Indwelling?

1 Peter 3:15

Need to explain HOW and WHY.

  • Does He reveal something the word doesn’t?

  • Answer questions the word doesn’t?

  • Give guidance the word doesn’t?


Is the spirit working in us apart from the word

Is the Spirit Working In Us Apart from the Word?

If so…..

No

stopping place

outside of

scripture

Miracles?

Signs?

Visions?

Voices?

Demons?

Burdens?

Slayings?

Laughter?


Is the spirit working in us apart from the word1

Is the Spirit Working In Us Apart from the Word?

If so…..

We are

dependant

on subjective

opinion

Feelings?

Beliefs?

Opinions?

Convictions w/out scripture?

Permissiveness?

Personal desire?

Agendas?


Is the spirit working in us apart from the word2

Is the Spirit Working In Us Apart from the Word?

If so…..

We deny

the all

sufficiency of

the Word


The world is in need of accurate biblical truth

The world is in need of accurate Biblical truth.

Will you seek the Spirit,

receive the Spirit,

be led by the Spirit,

walk in the Spirit, etc ?

 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

(Acts 20:32 ESV)


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