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The Holy Spirit: With, In, and Upon

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February 8, 2022 2:00 am

The Holy Spirit: With, In, and Upon

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February 8, 2022 2:00 am

The Holy Spirit plays different roles in the lives of believers and unbelievers. In the message "The Holy Spirit: With, In, and Upon" from Expound: Holy Spirit, Skip shares why the Holy Spirit's nickname is the hound of heaven.

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One of the works of the Holy Spirit is to open the heart of the believer to salvation to Christ himself, so it was God the Holy Spirit that awakened your need to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior that feeling you got that that was happening inside of you before you said yes to Jesus the Holy Spirit all along the hound of heaven might not realize the Holy Spirit is active in the life of an unbeliever.

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When you heights expect about the founding of the ministry that's been helping children by Terry for nearly 2 decades visit to give today to get Skip's top 10 messages on Sunday. Plus your copy of reload love. When you heights call 800 9218 John chapter 14 today as we study the Holy Spirit here. Skip Heitzigs to begin trying to be doing with you sort of considering the relational journey that the Holy Spirit takes in our relationship with him.

Relational journey takes with each of us want to be talking a little bit about the baptism with the Holy Spirit, to be talking about the filling of the Holy Spirit.

Let's look at John chapter 14 verse 15 if you love me. Jesus speaking here if you love me, keep my commandments and I will pray the father and he will give you another helper, that he may abide with you forever is the eternal nature of the spirit, the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he dwells with you and he will be in you what's begin with that first point that I mentioned the Holy Spirit comes after us, he pursues us. You might say he chases us.

Look at verse 17. Once again the spirit of truth in the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he dwells with you, stop right there.

He dwells with you, the Holy Spirit was with you before you got saved.

That's how you got saved because the Holy Spirit was with you go, what would you be with me. He was hanging around to make you feel really bad so that you would do something really good and that is come to Christ. But I dab in the Holy Spirit has to have some kind of a relationship with an unbeliever and that relationship is he comes with the unbeliever and I'll show you what he does in just a moment we we just read it last time, but will will drill down this time the Holy Spirit has been called by some the hound of Heaven hundred.

Never heard that phrase the hound of Heaven is something that some people preachers writers Christians will use in referring to the Holy Spirit. It's a term that comes from a poem written in the 1800s by a man by the name of Francis Thompson.

He wrote a poem called the hound of heaven. Thompson had been a medical student. He dropped out of medical school. He got addicted to opium. He was in deep depression.

He try to commit suicide. But the poem 182 lines of this poem are his testimony of how he ran from God and try to get away from God. As far as possible with the Holy Spirit.

The hound of heaven pursued him chased him was with him to bring him to salvation. There's a couple lines of this poem to get the flavor of it. I fled him, down the nights and down the days I fled him, down the arches of the years I fled him down the labyrinthine ways of my own mind. Then he describes God's pursuing him with these words, but with on hurrying chase and I heard her pace. I love that it's like you know what I was running God just kept coming and just Come in and he was determined he was on relenting to chase me down and get a hold of my life.

That's the work of the Holy Spirit is with the unbeliever know what is he doing is with the unbeliever Jesus in John 15 verse 26 says he the Holy Spirit will testify of me or another translation says he will tell you about me or another translation.

He will speak plainly about me that is one of the works of the Holy Spirit is to open the heart of the unbeliever to salvation to Christ himself, so it was God the Holy Spirit that awakened your need to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior that feeling you got that that thing that was happening inside of you before you said yes to Jesus. That was a Holy Spirit all along the hound of heaven. Now go to chapter 16. Please of John. John 16 in verse seven familiar territory. Nevertheless I tell you the truth it is to your advantage that I go away, something I'm sure the disciples did not agree with. When he said that for if I do not go away, the helper will not come to you, but if I depart, I will send him to you. And when he has come to watch this when he has come, he will convict the world of sin and righteousness and of judgment of sin, because they do not believe in me of righteousness, because I go to my father and you see me no more of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

Jesus said the first thing the Holy Spirit does is convict the world of sin.

So when the Holy Spirit is with you running he's walking right after he's chasing you is chasing every time he gets close to you start feeling weird about you. You start getting convicted about your own sin. He convinces you that your center that's the idea. This he will convince people in the world that their centers Purcell works before anyone can ever figure out that they need a Savior. They have to figure out that their center unless you realize now I'm in bad shape, look for a Savior, as long as you think I'm good enough. I'm religious and I'm holy enough, you'll never look for help.

Jesus that only those who are sick need a doctor and you have to admit that you're a sinner. So, it's the Holy Spirit's job to convict the world of sin now. Have you discovered most unbelievers are not convinced of this yet. You don't give up on any prior form Holy Spirit. Just keep praying the Holy Spirit will chasten the how they haven't second Lord. In Jesus name we pray for that you pray for that conviction of the Holy Spirit because most people in their natural thinking are not convinced that they are most won't admit that there is center there even tolerate the idea for the word to sin back when it comes to what we call sin.

What they will often do is blame their environment. Why not a sinner I am this way because it's it's how Mike my parents made me eat spinach when I was a kid and I now II act like this is their false my environment or they blame it on their genetic structure their genes. While I have a genetic propensity to get really angry. That's why beat people up all the time and so violent I can't help it. No, the problem is yours sinner and sinners need saviors in the Holy Spirit is really good.

This it's it's amazing the world can deny it, but I have watched enough flash of time in a moment of time.

The Holy Spirit shined his bright light of conviction make people aware of their need.

By the way, by the way, that's his job, not yours is not your job to convict people of sin.

You're not very good at it.

I'm not very good at when it whenever whenever Christians try to be the convectors. It didn't come out as convicting it comes out of scone damnation.

That's what happens when we do it when you leave it to the Holy Spirit and drives a person down to the place where they see their deep need of a Savior and they desire forgiveness not like 13-year-old Elizabeth 13-year-old Elizabeth was congratulated because she sold, get this, the Girl Scouts, and here she sold 11,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookie. One girl, Elizabeth 11,200 boxes. She was on the news it was and how did you do it what she said. She said you got a look people in the eye and make him feel guilty that my work selling cookies.

It doesn't work.

Sharing Christ is the Holy Spirit's job and so when we look at the New Testament book of acts, and we will we see Peter on Pentecost standing up preaching, says Maroney. People got saved that day 3000 souls got saved on Pentecost.

That was because Peter was a great exegetical preacher and analyze the text with such precision it was because the Holy Spirit of God convicted people in it says listen to what it says and they were cut to the heart. We were cut to the heart and they said what must we do and Peter showed them what they must do so. The Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin is something else. I just want to make note of before we go on notice that it's in the singular, not in the plural is in the Holy Spirit will convict people of sins, but of sin. It's not like he's in a come on St., that was wrong. That was bad is not like he's going to convict people of individual sins like stealing or lying or speeding. I find most people are convicted of a speed anyone or murdering or adulterated. No, your conscience will do that. The Holy Spirit rather than convicting of individual sins. How convict of sin and more particularly, if you will convict you of the sin, your conscience will never convict you of an Society will never convict you of you know that is unbelief. Convict the world of sin. What did Jesus say because they believe not on me, the Holy Spirit convicts people that their unbelief is a sin and they want to do something about that sin of unbelief.

Now takes the Holy Spirit to convince a person of that because you know what most worldly people don't see unbelief as a bad thing as it is a good thing is almost a badge of honor to want to so smart under so intelligent.

That's why I don't believe I can't believe I'm smarter than all you Christians I don't have a crotch like you have so that they look at unbelief, not as something that's a sin. They see it as a mark of intelligence Jesus that it's in fact it's the worst sin of all because it's the sin of unbelief that prevents people from being forgiven for every other sin. So the Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin, because they believe not on me me to say a word to you. If you are closely related to an unbeliever. You're married to an unbeliever, you have an unbeliever living in your house around an unbeliever a lot if that's true, you make sure you get special prayer before you go home tonight and I mean that seriously, let us bear that burden with you because one of the hardest things to do in life is to share the same space with an unbeliever under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. When a person is convicted of their sin, but they haven't surrendered yet to Christ they are miserable to hang with else say the meanest things they'll do the harshest things a person under the conviction of the Holy Spirit can be a tyrant and be hostile. So conviction is a good thing but if you're living around somebody who has it to be a hard thing so the Holy Spirit will convict the world of sin. Next, look at the text again how convict the world of righteousness. Jesus said of righteousness, because I go to my father.

Chapter 16 verse 10 and you see me no more.

The Holy Spirit convicts people of righteousness.

What is that mean he convinces people that they are not good enough in their own righteousness. They're not good enough, their own good deeds, religious works, righteous behavior isn't good enough.

What is the Bible say about her righteousness is like what filthy rags before God filthy right the Holy Spirit is the one who convinces a person that there righteousness whatever they measure that by isn't good enough.

You know the world has a standard of righteousness right and and you know what it is typically it's typically this I'm not perfect, but I'm not as bad as some so it if they were to map out righteousness. It was sort of look like a thermometer or engage pay at the very bottom would be like the worst possible person in solitary confinement for doing the most heinous things ever in the world. That's the bottom tier you know all the bad criminals you go up a little bit note to 20°, or 20% or 40% you get a little bit better people than a bit better. People in P was always fun when they say that several were you on that scale.

Just this point to a number of descriptors, but then on that same scale 100 W. God that's the that's the white-hot perfection of God and nobody can be perfect. So I'm better than a lot of other people. So it's up it's a floating standard of rights is okay. Then Jesus comes along and when Jesus came along, he demonstrated completely different kind of righteousness, and he blew there minds when he said to them, things like this unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the most religious people. You can think of scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of God. How much of the hard sermon to hear and then in the same sermon he said be perfect just as your father in heaven is perfect. He drew the line of 100%. Why would that make anybody feel hearing that.

Not great right now to pat on the back, my righteousness has to be better than the religious dudes. I'm sure if I heard that sermon for the first time was a sermon on the Mount by the way, I feel like Isaiah the prophet had a vision of God and what he said when he saw the vision of God he didn't. He didn't did he say wow is me. I'm lucky I saw God I'm going on Christian TV to show people my new book I saw God what he say woe is me. Woe is me. He said in that vision.

I'm a man of unclean lips. I dwell among a generation of unclean lips in my eyes and beheld the Lord so when you stand next to the perfect one.

It shows how imperfect you and I are illustration I go back to his years ago I was asked to speak at the Billy Graham training center is spoken there for many years. Back in North Carolina and it was a thing that I did every year and I was speaking that night and am that was okay. I love doing. I love speaking I love speaking to believers, but that afternoon I was at Dr. Billy Graham's home we had lunch which was a privilege and he said to me I'm coming to hear you speak tonight. Well I never put myself in the Billy Graham category, but if I said to you if you speak to Dominic and listen you speak you Michael, you stay home and as I think it just relax.

You have a busy life like weird televisions just hang out with Anna coming here, you do not and okay to make matters worse, you know, my topic was at the call evangelism so I speak on evangelism with the world's greatest evangelists in the house in history is seen more people come to Christ and his ministry than any person who is ever live in Amitabh and evangelism. Hello just so hard to get that message out and then before I went up to speak. They set up the code know not everybody here comes of these meetings is saved, you may want to give an altar call is a great on any given altar call to the God who does altar calls all the time with great success in all that just I just realize you know you put me in my place pay and in a good way, like he's Billy Graham and I'm not but here goes.

So in the same manner you never impress God with your righteousness because he's so perfect he's perfectly righteous, but this gets the point Jesus came and died atoning for our sins and he ascended into heaven and when he ascended into heaven. It was as if the father said now this is the righteousness that I will accept his righteousness is perfect and he ascended into heaven, and sat at the right hand of the throne of God.

It's as if God was saying this is the righteous life the right to standing the righteousness I will accept. So the Holy Spirit in convinces us that we are sinners by he tells us what to do about it. He convinces us we need to stand in Jesus imputed righteousness. This means he gives it to you. He confers upon you.

When you believe in him, so he makes you feel really bad that your center but then really good picture standing in his righteousness. As Paul said one of my favorite texts in Philippians by God's grace will get to it one day. On Sunday morning when Paul said and being found in him, not having my own righteousness which is by the law, but the righteousness which comes through faith in Jesus Christ. I am not standing in my goodness, my righteousness, my background, my pedigree by religion. The religion of my parents and grandparents. I'm found in him having his righteousness, and on my own.

So the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin convicts the world of rights of judgment or of a sin, of righteousness and then third go back to the text. He convicts the world judgment and he says of judgment, because the ruler notice that for Prince, the ruler of this world is judged with the Holy Spirit does part and parcel of the work of the spirit with an unbeliever is to show them. Not only are they a sinner and that Jesus has perfect righteousness for them. But if they push his righteousness own way and say I don't want to receive Christ. I don't need Christ. The further conviction is that there is a judgment that is coming and they are standing right in judgments path that there is such a thing.

If they reject the righteousness of Christ and Jesus is that is proved by what happened to the ruler of this world. When Jesus died on the cross Satan's fate is doom was sealed was set. I just want to say it's always healthy. It's always healthy when somebody is nervous about judgment. I say you know I don't like churches that speak about judgment. I do I'm sorry I do is people need to know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth and if you say no to Christ. There is a judgment that is coming and that's the work of the Holy Spirit is wrong. It's always a healthy sign when I find somebody is worried about where to go when they die. That's that's good. God uses guilt so they can be alleviated across that Skip Heitzigs of 14 message on our top messages count from the series expound Holy Spirit full message and more. Skip's teachings organized into playlists that take you through the entire service. ABQ now here Skip to tell you about how you can keep encouraging messages like this coming your way to help connect others to God's truths God's Holy Spirit lives and that's why to help us live out our faith in this world and our heart is to come alongside of you to do the same. That's why we work to make these Bible teachings available to friends like you and you can help connect even more people to God's word today through a generous gift. Here's how you can give now to impact others lives with God's truth. You can give That's't call 800-9228 88 892 to 18. Thank you to Lynn tomorrow. Skip Heitzigs of shares, another top 40 message and debunk some of the false ideas people have about have explained we would expect from your castle may Skip presentation of connection communications to go changing truth ever-changing time

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