Friday, April 13, 2012

Willpower 3

Romans 8:2, "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin & death."

Galatians 5:18; "But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law".

The Holy Spirit is charged with giving us Power to do God's Will.

What is will?

Desire, determination, control, intention of one who has authority

What is power?

Might, force, strength, authority to enforce obedience

Whose job is it to give us power over sin?

Well, it was Jesus' job to accomplish it, & He fulfilled (as in fully filled) everything that we are to do. But Romans 8:1-13, 26-27 proves that the Holy Spirit has a job to do too. See 1 John 2:16-17. What does this say about God’s you?

The longer you believe, & the more frequently you exercise your faith, the more you will attest to the claims made in these texts. – 1 Peter 3:17-18; 2:15-16; 4:2-6

What exactly is the Holy Spirit’s job?

Galatians 6:8 – receives Spiritual investment & returns Life
Romans 8:11 – raises the dead
Romans 8:26-27 – helps our infirmities; intercedes in areas of weakness
Romans 2:29 – circumcises the heart
Colossians 2:11-12 – performs the ”operation” of God
Hebrews 9:24-28, 11 …the operation is made without hands
Hebrews 9:8-15 – Spirit purges the conscience
Hebrews 10:1-6,10-17 – makes us perfect, sanctified, & sinless
Hebrews 8:10; Jeremiah 31:33 – writes (puts) God’s Laws inside of us
1 Corinthians 12:8-12,28; 2 Corinthians 3:8 – gives Spiritual gifts
Revelation 3:18; John 16:13 – anoints, helps us see, shows us future things
John 16:8 - reproves (alerts, rebukes, corrects) the world of sin
John 1:12-13; 14:10-17, 26 – teaches us all things, comforts, guides us into all truth
Matthew 10:17-20 - speaks God's message through us
Acts 10:36-38 – anointed Jesus with power to do good & heal
Ephesians 4:29-30 - Seals you until the day of redemption

For more see Galatians 5:3-5.

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