Holy Ghost & You
My Beloved Brother and Sister;
Remember, "And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed unto the day of redemption." (Ephesians 4:30)
2. Holy Ghost Baptism
3. Holy Ghost and you
Holy Ghost and you
Bible Verses (KJV):
The Gift of the Holy Ghost
"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,"
trusted: the promise belonged to all that God called, whether afar off or nigh; and the same common salvation was sent to one as to another; and the same faith was working in one as in the other; and they were interested in the same Christ
heard: coming from the God of truth, who cannot lie; and was the author, subject, and preacher of it, and who confirmed it by his miracles, and his death.
gospel of your salvation: because it is a declaration and publication of salvation by Christ; and gives an account of the author of salvation, of his ability and willingness to save, and of the nature of this salvation, and describes the persons who shall be saved.
believed: either to the Gospel of salvation, in which they believed upon hearing it; or rather to Christ.
sealed: The Spirit, like a seal, impresses on the soul at regeneration the image of our Father; sealed—as God's confirmed children, by the Holy Spirit as the seal.
"I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost."
"But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
Comforter: or "advocate", for whom Christ promised to pray the Father that he might be given to them. and who acts the part of an intercessor, or advocate, for private believers, in prayer to the King of kings: but inasmuch as it also signifies a "comforter"
send: as Christ's representative
teach: the proper work and business of the Spirit, to teach, interpret, and explain all things which Christ had said; to instruct them in all things necessary to salvation, and to be known by them, that they might teach them others
remembrance: the words of Jesus will be brought to our remembrance, and many difficulties be cleared up which are not plain to others. To all the saints, the Spirit of grace is given to be a remembrancer, and to him, by faith and prayer, we should commit the keeping of what we hear and know.
1 Corinthians 2:13
"Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual."
"I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,"
I: The apostle Paul, but it could also be "you."
truth: as I am in Christ, a converted person, one born again, and renewed in the spirit of my mind, what I am about to speak is truth, and no lie; or I swear by Christ the God of truth, who is truth itself, and I appeal to him as the true God, the searcher of hearts, that what I now deliver is truth, and nothing but truth, and has no falsehood in it.
conscience: the believer calls his conscience to witness to the truth of his words; and this is as a thousand witnesses; there is in every man a conscience, which unless seared as with a red hot iron, will accuse or excuse, and bear a faithful testimony to words and actions; and especially a conscience enlightened, cleansed, and sanctified by the Spirit of God, as was the apostle's
Holy Ghost: meaning either that our conscience is influenced and directed by the Holy Ghost in what we are about to say; or it bore witness in and with the Holy Ghost.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me."
1 Corinthians 6:19
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"
your body: the saints in general, is here said of their bodies in particular.The Holy Ghost, in regeneration and sanctification, when he begins the good work of grace on a man, takes possession of his whole person, soul and body, and dwells therein as in his temple.
temple: the body of a righteous man the "habitation" of the Holy Spirit; which dwells in their hearts.
God: which they received of God as a wonderful instance of his grace and love to them; that he should be bestowed upon them, to regenerate, renew, and sanctify them.
ye are not your own: you are not to live in lust, you are not to abuse your bodies with uncleanness. you were bought with a price; with the blood of Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
7"But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. 8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: 11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will."
manifestation: for he is a spirit of revelation; or rather the gifts of the Spirit, ordinary or extraordinary
man: to each of the members of the Church severally.
profit: not to make gain of, nor to encourage pride or envy, or to form and foment divisions and parties; but rather for the good of the whole community or church.
dividing: Dividing to every man severally as he will; giving one man this gift, and another that; imparting such a measure to one, and such a portion to another, just as seems good in his sight.
3 "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us."
tribulations: The tribulations of the saints are many and various, through the hatred of the world, the temptations of Satan, their own corruptions; not that these are desirable in themselves, and to the flesh; but they glory in them as they are for Christ's sake.
patience: patience is a grace, of which God is the author; it is one of the fruits of the Spirit.
hope: hope is a gift of God's grace, and is implanted in regeneration, but abounds, increases, and becomes more strong and lively by experience of the love, grace, mercy, power, and faithfulness of God.
ashamed: vain hope does; but the grace of hope is of such a nature, as that it never fails deceives, or disappoints: it neither makes ashamed
hearts : which denotes the plenty and abundance of it, and the full and comfortable sensation which believers have of it
"And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say."
20 "But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life."
holy faith: meaning the doctrine of faith in all its branches; external holiness of life and conversation, as well as internal spiritualism that surround the heart and mind.
praying: The Holy Spirit teaches what we are to pray for, and how. Without him saints cannot call God their Father, nor pray with faith.
love: "preserve yourselves by the love of God"; against Satan's temptations, the snares of the world, and the lusts of the flesh.
mercy: Mercy is usually attributed to the Father: here to the Son; so entirely one are they.
"And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."
grieve: the Holy Ghost, which is grieved by sin. He is the saints' comforter, their advocate, helper, and strengthener; and their constant companion, who dwells in them, and will remain in them, until death. To grieve the Spirit is to help to obliterate the seal, and thus weaken the evidence of our redemption.
day of redemption: The body will be redeemed from the power of the grave at the resurrection day; when Christ shall appear in glory, and his saints with him, and he will put them, soul and body, into the possession of everlasting happiness.
"Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men."
"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his."
1 John 3:24
"And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us."
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?"
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"16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
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