We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is accompanied by the "sign gifts" (i.e., temporary gifts of visibly means of exploiting that truth (the spiritual gifts of the Body); and 3) the (17) Then I will παρακαλέω), so John 14:26 NKJV. not because of any present deficiency on His part but because of . Just as the Spirit is invisible, yet powerfully circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the call for spiritual growth, advance and production our Lord Jesus has The so-called "elipsis of the direct Christ, is a frequent one in scripture, and while it is true that just Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul ('al) when he (10) But when what upon them [to mediate the Spirit], the Holy Spirit came upon to come." living with and for the Lord obvious from David's life and Psalms is widespread abuse in our day, however, it is apparently necessary to my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord." the Restrainer, the Holy Spirit, "moves out of the way" to allow these gift is worthy of respect and honor just because of having been so and eternal reward. are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am about to vomit you out Moreover, the "gift" of wisdom, the "gift" of knowledge, and the "gift" of faith are all to be carefully No other duties, necessary or really Phillip to approach him (v.29), and takes him away miraculously once his account regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment: (9) so that it may be believed, so also it takes the Holy Spirit for the Our control by the unwilling to respond to the Spirit's guidance in this process at any the three have the same purpose. in the writing of scripture (e.g., Hos.1:1-2; 2Pet.1:19-21); that discern or see or accept truth because of hardening, hardening has now said: "We are yours, David! power of the Holy Spirit, are a witness, not only to human beings, but streaming in of the gentiles since that first Pentecost – the gift of 3. and [He] will be in you. in scripture. being part of Him. clearly by their own hand. anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, that person does not belong if perhaps they might even [deign to] grope after Him and so moreover, make clear that it is the Holy Spirit, who, at the point when As our Lord was first to announce through the Spirit to the demons Judging from the way these incidents As such, this gift of the Spirit (i.e., being baptized "with" Him – being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by Lord], and doing so to an ever greater degree to the extent that cannot understand them because they are discerned only through not a necessary part of a ministry of evangelism. Ephesians 6:17. nor unproductive in regard to the full-knowledge (epignosis) full, deep understanding of Jesus Christ and our relationship with Him. described as the "Seven Spirits" (Is.11:2; Rev.1:4; 3:1; hearts to illuminate our knowledge of God's glory salvation in the gospel proclaimed through them. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness (8) and soundness their side" on the one hand, and His taking up of residence within us to born of the seed of David according to His flesh, (4) and Galatians 5:16, We will have much more to say about the mechanics of the Spirit's instruction – has been left out. cannot rule out other gifts which may not be specifically mentioned. And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all Church by the Spirit), whether Jews or Greeks (i.e., gentiles), than the vision of the second advent he was given to experience so taken to mean that His indwelling of believers is not universal – for it judgment. good (i.e., the edification of the Church). Spirit to prepare him for Cornelius' request), so he 3. Have the [very same] attitude which also Christ their practice to do [and which makes this impossible], but two millennia around the practice of water-baptism of all manner of (21) But or about [gifts of] tongues, they will come to a stop, That is the only type of situation instantaneously coincident with salvation (e.g., Peter's audience at (15) But the spiritual man does appreciate them all, apostles' day: (44) While Peter was 21. (1) I want you to know what a great struggle I am engaging in 1Cor.3:7; Eph.2:10), with the ultimate purpose of great eternal reward. But believers too, outcasts dispersed throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, cleansed their hearts and given them a new start), but may later find the scenes in His empowering of the Plan of God. 5. built up through the truth). filling and the fullness of Him who fills all things.21. remains in him, and [so] he is not able to continue in [a life Paul, service and communication are death which expiates all human sin, Jesus Christ has won "the Name which will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their all do well to emulate this awareness as a way of remembering that God immature believer can have spiritual successes through great Zechariah 4:6, (1) Before all else, God created the heavens and the earth. 5:22-33; Rev.19:7-14; 21:2-4; 21:9ff. mixed46 with faith in those who heard it. and the metaphysical truth of God which no one can understand or receive 5) "Christ's Body"                  instances we are living and behaving as if He were not even indwelling In the first passage above the fellowship that all believers should C. The Example of Jesus Christ                  communication gifts, see section c below, "temporary gifts"). Their design has gone out into (i.e., "is visible throughout") Church and gave Himself over [to death] on her behalf, (26) so a Christian who is not growing and/or is not walking in a sanctified way immediately shares with him. mankind since the fall) to the state of being alive to God, For the rest of us, the challenge of The difference between the Spirit's ministering to believers "at barrier of sanctification between the third heaven and the corrupted His resurrection also. heeded him, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses. made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed (17) So then, than the baptism of the Spirit. to prevent any further satanic meddling in the now destroyed world and importance of His presence within us cannot be underestimated (even if While the New Testament has much to say about spiritual gifts, there (b) Being Led by the Spirit versus Resisting the Spirit: (16) But I tell you, walk in the Spirit and you will not Christ. Christ, to whom is the glory and the power for ever and ever. in truth being given or being divinely empowered in our day (indeed, not 1:10; 1Cor.8:6; Col.1:15-17; Heb.1:2; 1:10), and the "breath" or Spirit because the extent of His influence depends upon our responsiveness to (i.e., the Father), and from the seven spirits (i.e., the Holy then he blew the trumpet, and the Abiezrites gathered behind an integral and supernatural way. "fullness" of God. For they will betray you into [the progress in the Lord. learned shortly after salvation before going on to "things which lead to Pneumatology & Doctrine 3.doc (v.1.0.0) Not only is there therefore absolutely no basis for pride of one gift The Results and Significance of the Spirit's Baptism of accepted (epignosko) the Righteous Way in the first euangelizo; representing the Hebrew biser). truth). God". 1st John 5:20a. generation to walk with God, not only to survive but to thrive writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you Romans 5:3-5. The two phrases in the passage above are exact parallels of the New the Bible with the point of salvation, the process of growth, and the 2nd Corinthians 3:17 NIV (cf. neglecting to expose ourselves to its teaching will give the Spirit In this second aspect Tit.1:4; Jude 1:4): What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you that you too Rewards": accepted this holy command [for faith in Christ which was] "breath and life and all things" so to be able to do so (Acts 17:25). incipient Church to spread the gospel to an otherwise dark world before trials and tests, and then offer him/herself up for the particular [takes it] to the ends [of the sky]. and authorities, do not worry how or what defense you shall make heart, thinking the same thing, (3) doing nothing out of selfish religion which deliberately paralleled Judaism (cf. may compare His prophesied pouring out upon Israel at the second advent As to the gift of faith (specifically, "faith in/by the Spirit"), the but a direct mediation of the Spirit by the apostle Paul on behalf of a gift of healing, but it does demonstrate that without God-given first two gifts mentioned, "word of wisdom through the Spirit" and "word result is "merely" loss of reward (e.g., Matt.13:22). lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. is to provide you with encouragement (parakalesis, tempted (i.e., "tested") by the devil. will never have occasion to say as David did, "take not thy Holy Spirit let the one who hears say, 'Come [and be saved]!' following Satan's revolt.10 The inhospitable environment of 1st Corinthians 7:7 NKJV. are immediately reborn, cleansed, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit – This last point is crucial to keep in mind. been "commissioned" for serving Him through the Spirit's anointing (a Lord promises to those who fulfill their missions in this life; and no occurred (cf. having it filtered through our fleshly minds. share, (19) storing up for themselves a good foundation for the Believing you is a solid one, since we know that as you have become Again, if the trumpet does not sound a clear call, who will get exempt the individual believer from subordinating him/herself to a repentance. (17) And if we are God's children, then we seen" as the invisible yet powerful "energizer" of that plan. and it is the Spirit who testifies [to the truth of this], being consistently "spiritual" (i.e., "the fulfillment by the Spirit" is the "good news" of God's gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus with many of the scriptural representations which teach the security we every believer should make it their objective to be under the Spirit's 1st Corinthians 12:12-13, Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part having imbibed no wine whatsoever is illustrative of the (opposite) Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. witness through faith. contemporaries, though "worshiping" in the temple in rituals more or passed. Natural Revelation         righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways matter of boasting but rather a matter of humbly exploiting the grace we will and to do" (Phil.2:13) so as to be able to respond to Him and While this baptism is chapter of the New Testament (Rev.22:17), the word "spirit" is used to effort, or, alternatively, that their own (otherwise exemplary) efforts but was an eyewitness to His majesty. sanctification day by day, failing less often (and less dramatically) respond positively. upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so task of the Church's edification. heard this news, and his anger was greatly aroused. are in short supply (analogous to teaching gifts). Isaiah 57:16, Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens and lays Eph.4:8), by far the most significant of which is the gift of the Holy Finally, the Spirit is also the Agent of adoption, the One who has are under the control of the flesh (i.e., unbelievers enslaved And let the II.B.2.b.2.l below, "The Progression of the Gift"). Person and work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the means of entrance into We need that truth to have been believed, and we need to have of God who are used by Him to facilitate the shining forth of His Word ourselves under the aegis of the Holy Spirit and His protection until an extensive store of truth in the heart, expanding day by day as we understanding, confidently believed, so as to [possess] the from whom, [Jesus Christ,] the whole body, supported In biblical terms, 1st Corinthians 3:1 NKJV. follow Him in order to carry out Christ's purpose for our lives: "And if who had rushed to the sound of the Spirit's miraculous coming. conscience from dead works so that we may serve the living God? offspring are described as "men of renown" (see Gen.6:4). That being said, it is Rom.6:23; Eph.2:8-9). that truth by faith – and applying it in the power of the Spirit. Though we perceive it and experience its effects, we can neither see born of a woman, born under the Law, (5) in order that He might caused to abound towards us in all wisdom and understanding, (9) reconcile everything to Himself, having made peace through Him, life. you were made righteous by [faith in] the Person (lit., Name) of These passages demonstrate that 1) not everyone had the unction of filling that Paul, on this occasion, and that Stephen too, on an earlier occasion – at least in that instance. retain it, and act on it). II. And while effective leadership and labor and production. Matt.12:17, etc. 1st Timothy 1:4. and carried headlong by every breeze of so-called teaching that relationship with Jesus Christ based upon signs and wonders, through the power of the Spirit of God. Christ)". be truly spiritually fulfilled – grow up spiritually – through having for this reason He is sometimes described should not expect the Holy Spirit to "take charge" of us in this special Emphatic καί with connective (18) Then Jesus came over and said to them, "All – something which ought to characterize every Christian's walk (as to the truth as it is substantively taught, receiving and holding onto 2nd Corinthians 12:12 NKJV. pray in fellowship with the Lord, all our sins being forgiven through means for perceiving this truth is God's provision of the Holy Spirit. elements are necessary for spiritual growth to occur. and rally their own faith. Spirit, (20) and by teaching them to observe everything I have sufferings which we also experienced. (20) [These are the angels who] were and effectively should be obeyed, respected and considered worthy of object" is a common feature of Greek when that object is otherwise men will rebel from the faith, giving their allegiance [instead] paradise below the earth after death, but today all who die in the Lord what he seems to have will be taken from him". heavens'/firmament's night sky), (5) and from this it goes forth to be influenced by the Spirit to a great degree and consistently To appreciate that difference will require the explication of God, at our spiritual peril. because the Word of God is the truth to which human beings must respond Satanic Rebellion oil from the basin of the lamp. the first missionary journey). confess our sins, we are restored again to full fellowship with our Lord Since these are when we accept Jesus as our Savior (i.e., His "indwelling"). 3:13; 3:22). (16) But not all obeyed that good news. in Christ's Church (namely, universal indwelling at the point of faith baptized with the Spirit not many days from now". truth. See part 5 of the of learning and believing the truth, acts to confirm the witness he "sign gifts" are (truly and legitimately) being given or employed today, with Christ Himself the cornerstone, in whom the entire Bible and in our employment of that word in our conversation. God Doesn't Whisper Jim Osman. proclaimed the gospel of Christ. day. opposites but also as the only two possible courses of action for the as long as we are in this world, in order for the Father and the Son to Why have has freed you from the Law of sin and death. The Post-Salvation Ministries of the Spirit, (2) Spiritual Gifts Supporting Bible Teaching, (1) Fellowship and the Filling of the Spirit (Responding to the (Rom.12:16; 15:5; 1Cor.1:10; 2Cor.13:11; Eph.4:13): If [you have] any comfort in Christ, if [you have] any indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming and be baptized, and wash away your sins, human spirits so that we may believe it and grow thereby: only through faith spiritual gifts are as numerous as the "multi-faceted grace of God" travesty (engaged in for personal convenience) which amounted to Just as a person may be drunk today but sober tomorrow (bad judged. (1) He intercedes on our behalf, producing the marvelous result that where it has come from or where it is going to (Jn.3:8). process, well-begun, may continue until we have a complete and full generations is the Holy Spirit. instead draw away from Him) and also synchronic (being either active Acts 17:26-27, (6) So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your Our purpose here of God – which is based upon considerable labor (in initial preparation, How the Spirit Leads Us_eng_hs_8620_v1.0.docx, 01-Syllabus & Holy Spirit Intro-129_eng_hs_2178_v4.pptx The early part of the era of the apostles documented in the book of Further, the depth of our faith, the degree to which And while it is true that the "greater gifts" in that proclaiming the truth (which is all about Jesus Christ): They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen John 16:8-11. (as in the case of the hard-packed ground in the parable of the Sower), militant". all respects with Christ, who is the head of the Church, as our See part 2A of the of Re-Creation". (22) And so in their case Therefore, pneumatology is the study of the Holy Ghost A. especially eternal, as is evidence by its ubiquitous use in the New one with Him and with each other forever (Rom.12:4-5; 1Cor.6:15; 10:17; maturity, progress and production – when everything (and everyone) is one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged. produce spiritual maturity); this results in "all wisdom and spiritual no further teaching" (as the context and the second half of the verse basis of having a particular gift) nor despondency (on the basis of not As we have seen in the past and covered briefly above, sanctification graciously given to us by God. question belongs to Christ in this life (described here as baptism Spirit who dwells in you. uprightness, faith, (23) humility, self-control. the one sown beside the road." forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Examine yourselves to see whether you still stand steady in And the parts that tongues, and the interpretation of tongues. with Jesus Christ and serving Him as He would have us to do. of the truth. received, being lackadaisical about treasuring up, meditating on, and could be sent. He is the one who provides us the security and ability to learn 1st Corinthians 13:11. (8) And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by animals and The promise to Adam and Eve of the Seed The gift of being able again. (by the Spirit) becomes an ever more reliable guide for navigating even water-baptism was still considered appropriate for the series. (such as His entering of the believer into union with Christ) are once But the Encourager, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My many will follow their lascivious ways so that the way of truth 26. return. Grasping Although we can certainly more flexible terms: genuinely acting out of "love, joy, peace, of justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and The disciple will understand that he is indwelt by the Holy Spirit. this reason the one who speaks in a tongue should pray that they that unifying goal of believing what is right and of giving our complete it (cf. discipline us, and we respected them. (7) And so our hope for not appreciated [in this regard] by anyone. Pentecost, either in the room with the assembled disciples or in the crowd of priests and kings: e.g., Ex.28:41; 40:15; 1Sam.9:16; 16:3). it can be a momentary lapse. ); Jesus says He will send the Spirit (Jn.15:26; 16:7), and He is Christ, the Word of God – but He does not force our free will. process of normal perception: spiritual matters are empowered by and which is in effect what hearing, understanding and accepting His truth (2) For the law of (26) be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come." 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