Why Did Jesus Send The Holy Spirit

1. Jesus Sends the Holy Spirit (Acts 2)

PPT TITLEMain Point: God provides us with the Holy Spirit in order for His kingdom to expand. Key Verse: However, when the Holy Spirit descends upon you, you will be endowed with power. Then you’ll go out and tell people about Me all over the world, starting with the people in Jerusalem and spreading out to Judea, Samaria, and every part of the world in between. – Acts 1:8; 1:9 3 little pieces of paper, 4 placards that say “Filled with Power,” and tape are the NLTPROPS.

Background/Review

We looked at Jesus’ power over sin and death last week, and this week, we’ll look at the VICTORY of Jesus’ power over sin and death. In resurrecting Jesus from the dead, God fulfilled a promise that He had made thousands of years before in the Garden of Eden. God promised in Genesis 3:15 that He would send a Savior to crush the devil and defeat him. The whole Bible points to this moment – the time when Jesus would be risen from the dead and evil would no longer have control over the hearts of mankind.

(20:20-23) (1 Corinthians 15:20-23) God resurrected Jesus from the dead in order to provide new life to everyone who believes – new life in God’s kingdom, new life in which we are no longer slaves to sin, and new life in which we are sons and daughters of the Creator of the universe!

This was exactly what He had wished to accomplish, and it brought him immense joy.

He is so generous and generous in love and grace that He paid our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins on the cross.

– Ephesians 1:5-8 (New International Version)

A Big Promise (John 14)

The night before Jesus willingly went to the cross, He spent time with His followers, imparting them the most significant lessons in all of Scripture. Jesus urged them to pay attention to what he said because they knew what was coming (Psalm 119:11). Jesus made several really important promises to His followers. God ALWAYS follows through on His promises! One of the promises is found in John 14:12: “I will do whatever you say.” “What I’m going to tell you is completely accurate. Anyone who has confidence in Me will carry out the actions that I have taken.

  • This is due to the fact that I am going to the Father.” Did you happen to hear that?
  • Inquire as to what some of the most spectacular things that Jesus performed were.
  • In light of this, how in the world could His disciples do even greater feats than these?
  • You’re feeling depressed after hearing all of this.
  • That is one of the reasons I am leaving.
  • However, once I have passed away, I will send the Spirit to you.
  • God’s Spirit is referred to as the Counselor, Friend, or Helper in several Bible translations.

However, Jesus assured them that it was better for them if He left so that He might send God’s Spirit to reside within each of them individually.

(See Luke 4:16) That is exactly how they would go on to do even bigger things than Jesus did.

Call need the assistance of three volunteers.

Make a giant sign that says, “Filled with power” and tape it on your body.

Keep a tight eye on the volunteers.

Being close to me is really beneficial – there is no doubt about that.

Each volunteer will get a little piece of paper that you will pull from your pocket.

Everyone’s eyes are drawn to me and my three companions.

So, let’s suppose it’s time for me to go from the company.

Nevertheless, when I depart, I will send you my strength.

You will be bursting at the seams with power – enough power to accomplish whatever I had accomplished previously, and then more!

Were they in a better state when I left, or are they in a better state now?

They are now brimming with authority!

Application: When Jesus went, He told His followers that God’s Holy Spirit would be sent to them, and that in His power, they would be able to perform impossible things and teach with authority.

Yes! Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will be given to every single individual who places their confidence in Him. We shall do the seemingly impossible and share our faith with others via the power of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 1:8). Should you put your faith in His word? Yes!

Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven (Acts 1:1-11)

The night before Jesus willingly walked to the crucifixion, He spent time with His followers, imparting them the most significant lessons in all of history. Being well aware of what was ahead for them, Jesus desired that they heeded every word he spoke to them (Psalm 119:11). His followers were given a number of really important promises by Jesus. Every time God makes a promise, He follows through! According to John 14:12, one of the promises is written: I’m going to tell you something that’s completely accurate.

  • Even more impressive things are still to come from him.
  • Those were the words you heard.
  • Inquire as to what some of the most astonishing things that Jesus accomplished were.
  • What in the world could His disciples possibly manage to outdo His achievements, you might wonder.
  • After hearing all of this, you’re feeling depressed.
  • It is for this reason why I am departing.
  • However, once I have passed away, I will send you the Holy Spirit.

God’s Spirit is referred to as the Counselor, Friend, and Helper in several Bible translations.

Nevertheless, Jesus assured them that it was bestfor them if He left so that He might send God’s Spirit to dwell within each of them individually.

(Luke 4:1) The Bible states that The way they would perform even bigger things than Jesus did would be through this method of operation.

Take for example, the fact that I am overflowing with energy.

Things that you have never seen before, or even dreamed were possible, are being accomplished by me.

Say:Because of my enormous strength and amazing instruction, you like being in my vicinity.

Due to our proximity, I may even delegate part of my authority to you to perform certain duties on occasion, if necessary (Matthew 10:1).

Nonetheless, you do not possess unlimited power; rather, you only possess it on rare occasions.

We should be mindful of our strength.

Exit the room as quickly as you can.

Pick up three “Filled with power” signs and bring them back to the office to clip them on the backs of each participant.

The volunteers are now the center of attention.

Now.

For their sake, it was better that I departed and that they received power instead!

Would it be wise for the disciples to trust Jesus’ promise?

Each and every individual who places their faith in Jesus will be given the gift of the Holy Spirit, according to Jesus’ promises.

We shall accomplish the seemingly impossible by the power of the Holy Spirit and share our experiences with others (Ephesians 1:13-14, Acts 1:8). Would it be wise to put your faith in His words? Yes!

PENTECOST (Acts 2)

Inquire:Has anyone ever told you that they had a gift for you to receive? For example, perhaps it was a birthday present that your friend had purchased for you a few days before your birthday. Your friend informed you that he had a gift for you in the works, and that you would enjoy receiving it. You were giddy with excitement. You had no idea what it was, but you were looking forward to receiving it because you knew that your friend was going to give you something very special. When Jesus left, He promised His disciples that He would send them the very special gift of God’s Holy Spirit as a parting gift.

  • Because, after all, Jesus promised that receiving this gift would be preferable to having Him present with them personally!
  • They waited with bated breath, certain that they would receive this gift (Matthew 21:22).
  • They stayed together and prayed with the other believers all of the time as a group.
  • Observation by the teacher: In Luke 11:9-13, Jesus makes a promise that God is the Giver of good gifts.
  • When Jesus exhorts, “How much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” He is referring to the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • Say:About a week later, the Feast of Weeks (Shavu’ot in Hebrew) was being observed by all of the Jewish people worldwide.
  • It was the anniversary of the day on which God spoke to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments.

God instructed His people to observe this day by making special offerings and refraining from performing any work.

Pentecost is the name of the festival, which literally translates as “fifty-fifth day.” Pentecost had been observed in Jerusalem by Jewish people who had traveled from other parts of the world.

Question: Who has the authority to call out the name of a country?

If you have the opportunity, say something in a different language.

A large group of believers gathered in one location.

It felt like there was a strong wind blowing.

They noticed something that appeared to be flames on the horizon.

Every one of them had been baptized with the Holy Spirit.

They were able to do this because of the Spirit’s guidance.

This wasn’t your typical Pentecost celebration!

I couldn’t tell where the wind was coming from.

In the Bible, wind is frequently used as a symbol for God’s Spirit (John 3:8).

The believers were witness to something that no one else had ever seen before.

Now, it was not fire, but it looked something like fire.

Our tongues are what allow us to speak (James 3:5-8).

These “tongues” changed the way these believers were able to speak!

Whatever it sounded like, people outside the house could hear it.

When the Jews who were visiting from all the other countries arrived at the house where the disciples were, they could hear every different language being spoken!

They knew the disciples were all from Galilee.

But the Holy Spirit had filled these men.

(Mark 10:27) The Jews wanted to know more about this miracle (Acts 2:12).

But some of those watching (perhaps the Jews who lived in the area and did not understand any of the foreign languages) thought the disciples were just acting foolish – as if they were drunk (Acts 2:13, 1 Corinthians 2:14).

Application: There is always a mixed reaction to the miracles of God.

This is still the case today.

Say:Peter used this opportunity to preach the truth about Jesus to the large crowd that had gathered.

Now Peter stood boldly in front of thousands of people to tell the message of Jesus.

Ask:How do you think Peter was able to do this now?

Say:Jesus had promised His disciples that the Holy Spirit would speak through them (Matthew 10:20).

Did Jesus keep His promise?

God ALWAYS follows through on His promises!

About 3,000 people joined the believers that day.

When Peter spoke the words of the Holy Spirit, 3,000 people put their trust in Jesus.

The kingdom of God was growing.

The believers studied what the apostles taught.

They broke bread and ate together.

Everyone felt that God was near.

All the believers were together.

They sold what they owned.

Every day they met together in the temple courtyard.

Their hearts were glad and honest and true.

They were respected by all the people.

– Acts 2:42-47 Application: This is a beautiful picture of the kingdom of God.

Do we care for one another? Do we share what we have with each other? Do we make others feel right at home here? (Teacher:If applicable, give affirming examples of how your students DO practice these things.) This lifestyle is only possible through the power of the Holy Spirit!

GOD’S POWER (Acts 3, 5)

Wow! A spiritual dynamite, God’s power has been given to every believer, and it is available to them (Acts 2:38). When it comes to the early Christians, the book of Acts describes their thrilling “acts” or “activities.” A wealth of fascinating accounts of how God’s Holy Spirit inspired people to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world may be found in this book. The disciples, who are now known as apostles, which literally translates as “those who are sent out,” accomplished MIRACLES!

  • Townspeople sent sick people to the apostles in the hopes that when Peter’s shadow fell on them, they would be healed!
  • Peter even claimed to have revived a lady from the dead (Acts 9:40).
  • Yes!
  • God’s empire continued to expand.
  • 1 Corinthians 12:7 (New International Version) God empowered them with the Holy Spirit in order to advance His kingdom.
  • This is important for teachers to understand.
  • At Jerusalem (Acts 1-7), throughout Judea and Samaria (Acts 8-12), and to the farthest reaches of the globe (Acts 13-28).
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The Bible expressly states that this promise extends to children as well!

According to 1 Corinthians 3:16, your body is a temple, which is filled with the Holy Spirit.

According to Jesus, the Holy Spirit will teach you what is right and wrong (John 13:6).

He will direct your actions (Mark 1:12, Luke 2:27).

Some believers are granted the capacity to produce miracles, but not all believers are (1 Corinthians 12:7-10, 27-31).

God sends you the Holy Spirit for the purpose of bringing Him glory and expanding His kingdom.

Then you’ll go out and tell people about Me all over the world, starting with the people in Jerusalem and spreading out to Judea, Samaria, and every part of the world in between.

Note to the teacher: According to Colossians 2:16-17, the religious festivals that were necessary were “a shadow of the things to come; the actuality, on the other hand, is found in Jesus Christ.” (NIV) In accordance with God’s perfect timing, both Jesus’ death and God’s sending of the Holy Spirit occurred on Jewish holy days of obligation.

  1. The Passover Feast (also known as the Shadow Feast) commemorated the event when God rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
  2. Weeks (the shadow) commemorated the anniversary of the day on Mount Sinai, when God spoke to Moses and handed down his instructions for living.
  3. When God sent His Holy Spirit to dwell inside believers (the spiritual reality), God also provided believers with the ability to carry out His perfect will (Ephesians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 2:4).
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Why did Jesus have to leave for the Holy Spirit to come?

Thomas Aquinas provides four reasons for this:

  1. When it comes to “He was still living among them at the time of writing. They were not prepared, since carnal love is diametrically opposed to the love of the Holy Spirit, which is spiritual love.” He makes a connection between this and 2 Corinthians 5: “Moreover, he died for all, so that those who live will no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was resurrected from the dead. As a result, from now on, we will not recognise anyone from an outer human perspective. And so anybody who believes in Christ becomes a new creature
  2. What was previously was has been replaced by something entirely new.”
  3. It was not required to send the Spirit while he was still alive because he was acting as their assistance at the time. They didn’t require the Spirit till he was no longer alive
  4. ” “hrist as a human being does not have the authority to bestow the Holy Spirit, but he does so as God. Christ did not bestow the Holy Spirit before his ascension in order to avoid the appearance that it was an ordinary human person who was doing the offering.” In support of his point, he quotes paragraph 19 ofOn the Trinitybook 1
  5. Yet there is no such paragraph in the book.” “The Holy Spirit was not given at that time in order to maintain unity within the Church. Because ‘John did not perform a sign’ (10:41), we can infer that he did not do so in order to avoid detracting attention away from Christ, and to make the supremacy of Christ over John more apparent. However, the disciples were to be filled with the Holy Spirit in order for them to be able to perform even greater works than Christ had accomplished: ‘And greater works than these will he perform’ (John 14:12). (14:12). People might have become perplexed as to who really was Christ if the Holy Spirit had been given to them before the Passion, and they might have been divided: ‘You have ascended to the heights and have given gifts to men,’ they might have thought “in addition to this, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

There are a few of additional notions that are important to comprehend in this context. It appears that Jesus is referring to his death rather than his ascension when he says in John 16 that he is “going away,” albeit there appears to be some purposeful blurring of the two. As a result, the central notion here is not that Jesus must go to heaven after his resurrection, but rather that he must die in order to send the Holy Spirit. Similarly, according to John Gill, if Christ had not gone away or died, there would have been nothing for the Spirit to do; no blood to sprinkle; no righteousness to reveal and bring near; no salvation to apply; and no other things of Christ, or blessings of grace, to have taken and shown; all of which are due to Christ’s death, and which demonstrate the necessity of it: For the mission of the Spirit to his disciples, the expediency of Christ’s death is very evident; for thereby they were comforted and supported through a variety of difficulties; were led into all truth, and thus furnished for their ministerial work; and were made abundantly successful in it, this success being accompanied by the demonstration of the Spirit and of power; and were made abundantly successful in their ministerial work.

There are a few of additional passages that are worth considering as well.

In addition, I feel Romans 10 is instructive.

Some interpret this to suggest that Christ’s disciples would do things that were more generous than Christ, but I tend to agree with Gill that it has more to do with the sheer number of people involved: It took a considerable period of time and years for the apostles to travel across the world proclaiming the Gospel; “God also bearing testimony with signs and wonders, and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit,” as it says in Hebrews 2:4, wherever they went: Although it is possible that by these bigger deeds are understood the numerous cases of conversion in which the apostles had a role and which were far more numerous than those that occurred during our Lord’s personal ministry: In any case, the conversion of a sinner is a greater work than any of the miracles of raising the dead,c because it encompasses all miracles: here we may see a sinner who was dead in trespasses and sins, quickened; one born blind, made to see; one who was deaf to the threatenings of the law, and to the charming voice of the Gospel, made to hear, so that he may live; and one who had the spreading lepro As an example and proof of divine power, albeit a miracle in nature may be performed, the conversion of a sinner, which is a miracle in grace, is not only an instance of God’s power and grandeur, but also an instance of God’s surpassing greatness.

  • Furthermore, the church is responsible for the existence of many things that we take for granted today.
  • Orphanages were established for the first time by Christians.
  • This is primarily due to the awe-inspiring spectacle of Christians not fearing death at all, and courageously taking the gospel to the extremities of the globe, as Athanasius elaborates in his book On the Incarnation.
  • “The one who accomplishes these things will live according to them,” Moses wrote on the righteousness that comes from following the law.
  • (that is, to bring Christ down) or “Who will fall into the abyss?” (who will descend into the abyss?) (To put it another way, to raise Christ from the dead.
  • We proclaim that “the word is near you, in your mouth, and inside of your heart” (that is, the word of faith), for if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
  • All Christians, by the power of the Holy Spirit, have God dwelling inside them.

If Jesus were still alive and walking among us, who would believe his messengers?

(See also John 14:23.) No, the Holy Spirit was absolutely present before Jesus was taken away from the earth.

It is certainly worth your time to read it in its entirety, but I will highlight some of the more important points below.

He was also a manifestation of God’s presence (Genesis 1:2; Job 33 (Psalm 51:11; Psalm 139:7; Haggai 2:4-5).

Furthermore, the Old Testament predicted that the Holy Spirit would be present in the life of the Messiah.

Peter considers the sending of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost to be a fulfillment of prophecy as well.

Or, at the very least, what did Jesus mean when he said he was sending the Spirit?

“But you know Him, because He is with you and will be in you,” Christ said to the disciples in John 14:17, explaining the difference between the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the apostles.

The change in prepositions (“with” and “in”) and tense (present versus future) suggests a difference in the ministry of the Spirit in Old Testament times.

Consequently, the gift of the Holy Spirit changed from being “selected and transient” to becoming “universal and eternal.” Only a few people were given the Spirit in the Old Testament, and it wasn’t usually a permanent gift.

In the New Testament, the promise is one of permanency, as well as the promise that all of God’s people would be filled with the Spirit of God.

What is the role of the Holy Spirit? Who is the Holy Spirit?

What exactly is the Holy Spirit’s function? What exactly is the Holy Spirit? What is the purpose of the Holy Spirit in my life? Many people are perplexed by the person of the Holy Spirit, and they have many questions about him. The Holy Spirit is clearly defined in the Bible, as well as the role He may play in our lives if we allow Him to.

The Holy Spirit wants to speak to us, especially by God’s Word

When Jesus bid goodbye to His disciples, He indicated that He would pray to the Father to send them the Holy Spirit as a sign of His blessing. “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and bring everything that I have spoken to you back to your mind,” Jesus added. In John 14:25-26, the Bible says As a result, the disciples need the assistance of the Holy Spirit in order to recall what Jesus had said to them while He was on earth. Now, the Holy Spirit’s mission is to communicate with us via the Bible – God’s Word – in exactly the same manner that God spoke to Moses.

The Holy Spirit assists us in comprehending what we are reading.

The Holy Spirit wants to teach us who Jesus really is

“I still have a lot to say to you, but you aren’t up to listening right now,” I say. When He, the Spirit of truth, has arrived, He will lead you into all truth. He will exalt Me because He will take of what is Mine and proclaim it to you,” says the Lord. John 16:12-14 is a passage of scripture. When Jesus lived on the world, a tremendous work of redemption was accomplished through Him. In his presence, we were given a fresh and vibrant path to follow. He is our High Priest, our precursor, and the only one who is capable of understanding and assisting us in our struggles.

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The Holy Spirit has a lot to say to us about who Jesus is and what it means for Him to have been here on earth as a man, and he has a lot to say about that.

The role of the Holy Spirit: to give us strength and help in our fight against sin

When Jesus left earth, He promised that “. you would be baptized with the Holy Spirit. ” When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, however, you will be empowered.” Acts 1:5-8 is a biblical passage. “And do not cause the Holy Spirit to be offended.” Paul writes in Ephesians 4:30. There are forces within our flesh (our human nature) that are far more powerful than we are ourselves. As Paul explains, “Walk in the Spirit, and you will not be drawn away by the lust of the body. Christians have crucified their body, with all of its passions and wants, in order to be like Christ.

Galatians 5:16–25 is a passage of Scripture.

Also see: What it means to “walk in the Spirit” for more information.

He wishes to communicate with us through the Bible.

We all want to be empowered by the Holy Spirit, but who wants to utilize that strength to struggle against the body and all of its cravings and desires? The Holy Spirit’s duty is to assist us; thus, we should not grieve Him, but rather listen to Him and heed His commands.

10 Roles of the Holy Spirit in the Life of Christians

Believers are rescued, filled, sealed, and sanctified as a result of the power of the Holy Spirit working in their lives. The Holy Spirit exposes God’s ideas to believers, instructs them, and leads them into all truth, including knowledge of what is to come in the future. The Holy Spirit also provides assistance to Christians in their times of need and intercedes on their behalf. The following are ten examples of how the Holy Spirit operates in the lives of believers.

1. The Holy Spirit Is a Helper Who Teaches and Reminds

The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and bring all that I have spoken to you to memory, according to John 14:26, which Jesus shared with his followers (John 14:26, ESV). The Greek term “Parakletos” in this text is rendered as “Helper” in the ESV, “Advocate” in the NIV, and “Counselor” in the KJV, depending on the translation. The definition of this term is related to “legal representation.” Those who follow Christ can benefit from the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

2. The Holy Spirit Convicts the World of Sin

Attorneys not only give sound advice, but they also gather evidence that is utilized to condemn offenders. As in the case of Adam and Eve, the Holy Spirit will demonstrate the world’s sin, righteousness, and final judgment. “However, I will tell you the truth: it is in your best interests for me to go, because if I do not leave, the Helper will not come to you. However, if I have to go, I will send him to you. In addition, when he arrives, he will convince the entire world of sin as well as justice and judgment” (John 16:7-8, ESV).

3. The Holy Spirit Dwells in Believers and Fills Them

The Holy Spirit is God’s physical presence in the lives of those who believe in him. “Do you not realize that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit is inside you?” says the devil. (1 Corinthians 3:16, New International Version)

4. The Holy Spirit Is a Source of Revelation, Wisdom, and Power

“These are the things that God has revealed to us through the power of his Spirit. The Spirit investigates all things, including the most inaccessible parts of God’s heart. Because, apart from the spirit that is within each individual, who knows what they are thinking? Anyone other than the Holy Spirit is privy to God’s innermost thoughts in the same manner” (1 Corinthians 2:10-11). God sends the Holy Spirit to His disciples in order for us to get to know Him better. Because the Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit, he is aware of God’s thoughts and communicates those thoughts to Christians through revelation.

It was clear to Jesus that his followers would require strength in order to carry out their task as witnesses to the entire world.

(Acts 1:8; 2:42) According to the Apostle Paul’s letter to the believers in Ephesus, Christians have access to power, revelation, and wisdom through the Holy Spirit.

‘I pray that the eyes of your heart may be opened so that you may see the hope to which he has called you, the richness of his beautiful inheritance in his holy people, and the incomparably enormous power that he has for those of us who believe,’ I pray.

It is the same majesty and might with which he resurrected Christ from the grave and enthroned him at his right side in the upper realms” (Ephesians 1:17-20).

5. The Holy Spirit Guides to All Truth, Including Knowledge of What Is to Come

The Holy Spirit provides insight into what is yet to come. In John 16:13, the Holy Spirit is referred to as the “Spirit of Truth,” indicating that he leads Christians into all truth. Jesus assured his followers that the Holy Spirit would reveal what he hears and that he would only express what the Father said. “However, when he, the Spirit of truth, appears, he will lead you into all truth. No, he will not talk on his own initiative; he will just repeat what he has heard, and he will tell you what is about to happen.

Everything that belonged to the Father is now mine.

6. The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Gifts to Believers

When the Holy Spirit manifests in the lives of believers, attributes like as wisdom, understanding, and power are made available for the benefit of others. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 has a list of further talents.

7. The Holy Spirit Is a Seal in the Lives of Believers

Seals were used in the ancient world to prove ownership of something and to validate what was sealed. They were referred to as “legal signatures.” The presence of the Holy Spirit confirms our status as God’s children. The Holy Spirit was given to Jesus’ disciples in order for them to be assured in their salvation. Similar to how you may put down a deposit or down payment on a new automobile to ensure that the dealer does not sell it to anyone else, the Holy Spirit acts as a deposit in our life to affirm the legitimacy of Christ’s message and the fact that we are members of Christ’s body.

After believing, you were stamped 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—to the glory of God (Ephesians 1:13).

8. The Holy Spirit Helps in a Christian’s Weakness and Intercedes for Them

We have all had moments when we felt helpless and unsure of what to do. By interceding on our behalf, the Holy Spirit assists us in aligning ourselves with God’s will at certain moments. “In the same manner, the Spirit provides assistance to us when we are weak. The Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans when we are unable to articulate what we need to be praying for. In addition, he who examines our hearts understands the thoughts of the Spirit, for the Spirit intercedes on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will” (Romans 8:26-27).

9. The Holy Spirit Makes Believers New and Gives Them Eternal Life

The Holy Spirit operates in the lives of Christians to refresh, sanctify, and elevate us to a higher level of spirituality. In the same way that the Holy Spirit resurrected Christ from the grave, the Holy Spirit will also give eternal life to all who believe in Jesus. If, on the other hand, Christ is present in you, even though your body is susceptible to death due to sin, the Spirit provides life due to righteousness.” And if you have the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead living within you, the same God who resurrected Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies as a result of the Spirit of him who lives within you” (Romans 8:10-11).

10. The Holy Spirit Sanctifies and Enables Believers to Bear Good Fruit in Their Lives

It is the Holy Spirit’s activity in a Christian’s life that is a continuous process of becoming holy, which is known as sanctification. Believers will not engage in the evil activities of the flesh (Galatians 5:16-21) because of the conviction and strength of the Holy Spirit, but they will instead bear the good fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23). (Galatians 5:22-25). This is a free PDF to download. A Prayer and Scripture Guide to Help You Live by the Power of the Holy Spirit

Bible Verses about the Holy Spirit

  • Acts 4:31 (KJV) “The building where they were gathered was shook after they finished praying. “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they confidently uttered the word of God,” says the author. 8:14-16
  • Romans 8:14-16 “Therefore, those who are guided by the Spirit of God are called God’s children.” Rather of transforming you into slaves and forcing you to live in terror again, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption into the sonship of Christ. And it is through him that we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.'”
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:13 You were chosen as the first fruits to be rescued by God’s grace via the sanctifying activity of the Spirit and by faith in the truth. He saved us via the washing of rebirth and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, whom he lavished on us lavishly through Jesus Christ our Savior, according to Titus 3:4-6.

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Penny Noyes, M.Ed., is the author of Embracing Change – Learning to Trust God through the Women of the Bibleas well as two books on Hezekiah.

Penny Noyes may be found on her blog and on Instagram, where she goes by the handle @pennynoyes.

UBF Resources : JESUS PROMISES THE HOLY SPIRIT

THE HOLY SPIRIT, AS PROMISED BY JESUS John 14:15-31 (Joh 14:15-31) 39 39 14:23 is the most important verse. IF YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH ME (15-24) 1.Read verses 15 and 16 aloud. (To whom is Jesus addressing himself? What was it that his disciples were concerned about?) What is the best way for a disciple to display his or her love for Jesus? To those who love and obey Jesus, what does he promise them? Who is the other member of the Counseling Team? Who was the first Counselor to be appointed? What makes “another Counselor” superior to the first?

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  • What is the significance of the Counselor’s telling the whole truth?
  • Why is it unable to recognize or recognize him?
  • Take a look at verses 18-19.
  • What would the disciples’ perception of Jesus be?
  • 3.Read verses 20 and 21 aloud.
  • Does the arrival of the Holy Spirit make a significant difference?

What are some of the ways we might demonstrate our devotion to Jesus?

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4.Read verses 22 and consider what Judas inquired.

Take a look at verses 23-25.

What is the greatest benefit that the Father has given you?

What is it about the words Jesus is speaking that makes them so special?

Who is the Counselor, who sends him, and what does he perform are all mysteries.

(See also Rom 8:26,27; Jn 3:5-6) Pay attention to verse 27.

What distinguishes Jesus’ peace from that of the rest of the world?

What are the reasons for the disciples’ joy that Jesus is leaving?

(20:31) Who is the prince of this planet, and what is his name? What is it about Jesus that he can’t seem to get a grasp of? What can we learn from Jesus about how to combat the world and its ruler, the Antichrist? Who knows where they went after that.

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THE HOLY SPIRIT, AS PROMISED BY JESUS John 14:15-31 (Joh 14:15-31) 39 39 14:23 is the most important verse. IF YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH ME (15-25) Jesus is speaking to his disciples in this passage. The phrase “If you love me, you will follow what I instruct” is repeated three times in verses 15-24 (in slightly different phrases each time) (15,21,23). In addition, Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit (also known as the Comforter or the Spirit of truth) to all who love him. Jesus was continuing his talk with his disciples at the time of this writing.

  1. He was well aware of how empty they were.
  2. As a result, in verse 18, Jesus promises, “I will not abandon you as orphans; I will come to you.
  3. They were disturbed and distressed since they couldn’t envision their lives without him in them.
  4. Their immediate anxiousness was not alleviated as a result.
  5. This Counselor would remain with them for the rest of their lives.
  6. The Spirit of truth is the name given to the Counselor.
  7. When it comes to truth, it is the Holy Spirit who speaks for us.

His presence in us offers us the life of God–spiritual life–because he is the life of God.

He would be laid to rest.

We shall live as long as he does because he is alive.

We have eternal life because we hear Jesus’ teaching and believe in the God who sent Jesus.

We have made the transition from death to life.

In his promise to us, Jesus promises that the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, will be in us and with us while we go on our earthly trip to the heavenly kingdom.

God revealed the precise design to him.

Rather than being separated from his people, he would dwell among them and lead them from Mt Sinai through the desert to the promised land.

To atone for sin, provisions were created for the offering of animal blood sacrifices.

A reference to Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, was made by this sacrificial procedure.

His ability to raise the dead provides us new life.

As a promise, Jesus said that he will come to reside in the hearts of people who love him and follow his commands.

Towards the end of chapter 13, he stated unequivocally, “A new commandment I give you: love one another.” In Chapter 14, he repeats himself again and over.

It is a formal command.

It is difficult to do with our own human might.

Jesus has promised to show himself to people who love him in a personal manner.

We shall travel to him and establish a residence with him.

They were completely blind to spiritual things.

Perhaps he imagined that if the people of the world saw the Son of man coming in clouds of glory with his holy angels they would believe.

Someday he would, but there were things for him to do first and there were things for the disciples to do first.

He also gave a command to bring the good news of forgiveness and God’s love to the whole world.

Obedience to his command is the way we express our love for God.

Thomas and Philip were also unspiritual men.

Thomas could not understand that Jesus was going to the heavenly kingdom.

Thomas did not know the way because the way was through the cross of Jesus, Jesus the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

Then he and the Father would pour out the Holy Spirit on those who love God and truth.

Their inner lives would be changed.

He would send to them the Comforter, the Counselor.

The word Jesus spoke in verses 15-24 were God’s own words of promise.

What would the Counselor, the Holy Spirit whom the Father would send in Jesus’ name do?

He would remind them of the things Jesus had said to them.

He would give them the most precious gift of all–peace.

The peace of the world is a peaceful environment, the absence of war, a frenzy of activities that take our minds off of our troubles.

It is peace in the midst of war and conflict.

It is peace that money cannot buy.

In verses 28-30 Jesus tells his disciples about the victory he will experience on the cross.

It is a victory over the prince of this world, the devil. He will defeat the devil by his death on the cross. He would defeat the devil by holding on to the words of the Father. He says, “I love the Father and will do exactly what he commands.”This is Jesus’ secret ofvictory.

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ToolsVerse is a website on the internet “>Luke 11:13 is a biblical reference. If you, despite your bad nature, are able to provide excellent gifts to your children, imagine how much more your heavenly Father will be able to grant the Holy Spirit to those who seek Him. ” ToolsVerse is a website on the internet “Verse 32 of Acts 5:32 In addition to our own testimony, the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him, also bears witness to these events.” ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “2 Corinthians 5:5 (New International Version) God, on the other hand, is the one who prepared us for this particular reason by giving us the Spirit as a commitment.

ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Ephesians 1:17 (New International Version) that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may grant you a spirit of wisdom and insight in the knowledge of Him, in order that you may glorify Him in everything that you do.

ToolsVerse is a website on the internet “The Bible says in John 16:7 However, I will tell you the truth: it is in your best interests for me to go; otherwise, the Helper would not come to you; however, if I leave, I will send Him to you.

When it comes to water baptism for repentance, I am a weakling compared to the Mighty One who will come after me, and I am not worthy to take off His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “Jesus said in Mark 1:8 “I bathed you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” ToolsVerse is a page on the internet “>Luke 3:16 is a biblical passage.

“As for me, I baptize you with water; but there is One coming who is mightier than I, and I am not worthy to untie the thong of His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire,” John said to them all.

He then breathed on them and whispered to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” after which He breathed on them again.

As a result, I will petition the Father on your behalf, and He will provide you with another Helper so that He may be with you forever; that Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see or recognize Him, but whom you recognize because He abides with you and is in you.

  1. In contrast, the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will instruct you in all things and bring to your attention all that I have said to you during your life.
  2. ‘When the Helper arrives, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is, when the Spirit of truth comes forth from the Father, He will bear witness about Me,’ says the Lord.
  3. As a result of being elevated to the right hand of God and receiving from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth what you see and hear before your eyes and ears.
  4. The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.

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When Did the Holy Spirit Come Down on the Apostles?

Following Christ’s ascension, the Apostles were unsure of what was going to happen. Their prayers were answered after 10 days of waiting, during which time they were joined by the Blessed Virgin Mary in prayer. When the Holy Spirit descended upon them, they received it in the form of tongues of fire.

What Does the Baltimore Catechism Say?

When it comes to question and answer 97 of the Baltimore Catechism, which can be found in Lesson Eighth of the First Communion Edition and Lesson Ninth of the Confirmation Edition, this is how the question and response are structured: The Holy Ghost descended upon the Apostles on what day, according to tradition? As a result, ten days following our Lord’s ascension, the Holy Ghost descended onto the Apostles, and the day on which He descended upon the Apostles is known as Whitsunday or Pentecost.

In spite of the fact that both the Holy Spirit and the Holy Ghosthave a long history, the name “Holy Ghost” was more often used in English until the late twentieth century.

The Roots of Pentecost

Given that Pentecost commemorates the day on which the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary were entrusted with the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we prefer to conceive of it as a celebration reserved solely for Christians. Pentecost, like many other Christian feasts, including Easter, has its origins in Jewish religious tradition, as do many other Christian feasts. The Jewish festival of Pentecost took place on the 50th day following Passover, and it commemorated the delivery of the law to Moses on the mountaintop of Sinai.

John Hardon’s Modern Catholic Dictionary, it was the day on which “the first fruits of the grain harvest were sacrificed to the Lord” in line with Deuteronomy 16:9, according to the Jewish tradition.

Jesus Sends His Holy Spirit

Before ascending to His Father in Heaven during the Ascension, Jesus promised His disciples that He would send His Holy Spirit to comfort and guide them, and He instructed them not to leave Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit had been sent. Following Christ’s ascension into Heaven, the disciples repaired to the upper chamber and prayed there for a period of 10 days. On the ninth day, the following occurs: “Suddenly, from the sky, there was a noise like a strong rushing wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were gathered.

There appeared to them fire-like tongues that divided and came to rest on each of them at precisely the same time.

They were filled with the Holy Spirit and immediately began preaching the Gospel of Christ to Jews “from every country under heaven” who had come in Jerusalem for the Jewish festival of Pentecost.

Why Whitsunday?

Even though the termPentecostis more generally used now, the Baltimore Catechism refers to Pentecost as Whitsunday (literally, White Sunday), the original name of the feast in English, but the word Whitsundayis most commonly used today in other places. Those who were baptized during the Easter Vigil would put on their white garments once more for their first Pentecost as Christians on Whitsunday, which is celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter.

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