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Help Has Arrived! - Part B

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April 12, 2022 6:00 am

Help Has Arrived! - Part B

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April 12, 2022 6:00 am

The Holy Spirit is not only at work in the world around us; He's very busy working inside us. In the message "Help Has Arrived!" Skip examines the promise Jesus gave His disciples in the upper room about the coming Spirit.

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At least three times is called the spirit of truth by Jesus the spirit of truth in the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows so is the spirit of truth IC will leave you to lie traffics in truth, the Holy Spirit is present in your life to guide and teach in today on connect with skip-Skip shares what you can rely totally on the Holy Spirit to help you live faithfully for the Lord. Right now want to tell you about a resource that will encourage you to look boldly for Jesus in a culture in need of truth and life people find comfort in the status quo. Others just can't wait to challenge it. If this were a recovery meeting, I would begin by saying my name is Skip and I'm a nonconformist.

You go with the flow swim against the current truth is going against the status quo can be difficult. Following Jesus requires that Daniel shows how God can transport one person's willingness to define what's normal. I like to think of it this way when the ways of life came crashing down. Daniel decided to go surfing, to write these waves if these waves are the will of God for my life to learn how to master these things and I want to get propelled forward to soar above the status quo. I think the defined normal way of saying thanks for your gift of $35 and more to help connect more for the God's word will also include the booklet 100 and I hear for Rick Warren. These two resources will help you stand out from the crowd for God's glory to get online securely today or call 892 1888 John chapter 14 joint skip-for today's message. Jesus says in the 71st with and shall be in you now think of these two relationships with with in there's 1/3 one. Later on. Acts chapter 1 verse eight Jesus said the Holy Spirit will come upon you. So think of this threefold relationship with in and upon with in and upon the Holy Spirit was with you before he was in you, the Holy Spirit was with you before you came to Christ a few weeks ago we talked about the hound of Heaven where the Lord said when the spirit is calm, he will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment of sin, because they do not believe in me. That's how the Holy Spirit is with somebody but then once you throw up your hands in surrender and say Jesus come into my life be my Lord. He comes into your life and is your Lord what he brings within the Holy Spirit who resides with you and abides in you, he is now not just with you. He's in you. First Corinthians chapter 3.

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and the Spirit of God dwells in you. Then later on he can come upon you to get you to do his work in the world to be as witness so I'll sum it up this way the Holy Spirit comes after us to make a saved he comes into us to make a sanctified and any comes upon us to make a supercharged he empowers us to do his work. That's why, instead of saying how can I get more of the Holy Spirit.

We should be saying how can the Holy Spirit get more of me because you as a mortal having all of that power at your disposal would be dangerous thing. So it's not like how can you get more power.

How about how about you, how can the all-powerful one. Just get a hold of you and work through you. He's a permanent helper. The fourth trait. I want you to notice in this text is the spirit is a reliable helper for Jesus calls him. In verse 17 the spirit of what truth because in the helper. That's his designated term four times in this section I mention but at least three times.

He is called the spirit of truth by Jesus the spirit of truth in the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. So he's the spirit of truth.

He can't lie.

He can't deceive. He won't lead you to lie. He won't lead you to deceive you, traffics in truth if you don't mind go down to chapter 15 or go over chapter.

Chapter 15 verse 26 but when the helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the father, the spirit of truth, there is that term who proceeds from the father. He will testify of me.

Other words, he's gonna tell you the truth about who I am built Hill help reinforce the truth of my identity.

You will testify of me.

Verse 27 in you also will bear witness because you have been with me from the beginning. Now go to chapter 16 more chapter same night. Same message same room. Chapter 16 verse 12 I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. You understand that right there emotionally distraught.

You're not hearing all the things Jesus telling them because he told him he's leaving your head is spinning. Their hearts were pounding and so he he knows that he says I I have a lot of things to tell you but you guys cannot handle. However, here's the great part about that. However, when he the spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak and he will tell you things to come.

This accounts for how the disciples could write the New Testament. People say all the time. How can they remember all the things Jesus didn't set my life.

I forget what happened yesterday.

The only way they could is by this promise, he's going to direct you into the truth. He's in a bring everything to your remembrance, he's can enable you to do that that this brings up a very important point here in this section that I'm reading out of John 16 verse 13 is called the spirit of truth is to guide you into all truth. There is a word in the original Greek manuscript that is not in the translations.

Unfortunately, it's the article the it actually reads when the spirit of thought, truth, has come, he will guide you into all the truth to very specific kind of truth is not just like he's in a show you what's true and what's false. He's the spirit of the truth takes Lacey's the truth is referring to a specific body of truth centering on Jesus Christ, which is the New Testament that specifically what he's the spirit of the truth about Jesus.

So when a person comes up to since you know the Lord gave me a vision about you and your okay here goes.

I know it's coming next. Didn't sound good or year the Lord spoke to me and and I'm not saying the Lord cannot speak to your Lord. Can I give you an impression of your heart but but following her when somebody says I've got no word from the Lord, or a prophecy from the Lord, are a vision from the Lord, the Lord spoke to me and I immediately go will maybe he did. Maybe he didn't tell me what he told you.

And then I will match it up and see if it goes along with the revealed word of God, the truth, if it does, then what you said is true. If it doesn't, then it's not true. So how can you tell if a person is filled with the Holy Spirit. Number one is holy because he's the Holy Spirit number two is filled with the truth. Truth is the spirit of truth in Daniel chapter 10 verse 21 you turn there, it calls the Bible the Scripture of truth I love that designation. The Scripture of truth and and that is always the consistent case throughout the throughout the holy Scriptures is that God reveals his word and everything that people say must be compared to that. See if it lines up so there's an interesting tax in Isaiah chapter 8 brought up on the screen or says in Isaiah chapter 8 there is and when they say to you, seek those who are mediums and wizards who whisper and mutter stop right there that's that's a false practice there telling people that you can consult a medium and find out what God's will is they were having all sorts of weird spiritual practices. So when they said you seek those who are mediums and wizards listen to the response should not a people seek their God, should they seek the dead on behalf of the living look at the next part. Here's the answer to all that to the law and to the testimony of the law is right in the testimony.

It's the Scripture is the law of Moses the testimony of the prophets to the law and to the testimony if they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them so somebody says Lord spoke to me, but happens to be the opposite of what the Bible says is because there is no light in them.

You always compare always compare with the revealed truth of God. The Scriptures and and this is something that the borough reinstated member. The brands in acts chapter 17.

They were commended by Paul and by Luke, the author of the book of acts of the prints it says received the words of Paul, with all readiness of mind they received his teaching, but they search the Scriptures daily to see if these things be so they were commended for that. So even Paul the apostle.scrutiny. Hey, you know, Paul gave a sermon today, go read my Bible and see if he's right about that. I like that better you should be doing with everybody you should be matching what they say what they teach what they purport. According to the Scripture of truth something else before I move on to the next and last, it's good to be a balance truth somebody who traffics in the truth of God or is filled with the spirit, if you want to test it. Is it balanced truth. They don't just emphasize one truth over the other truths they take, they take in consideration all of Scripture's balance that the hermeneutical principle. Hermeneutics is the study of the science of interpreting the text of the Bible.

Some of some of you don't even perhaps know but you know hermeneutics and in here's why when when somebody brings out a text of the Bible and quote you a text of Scripture you immediately think, what is the context you say that all the time.

What's the context that's a hermeneutical principle because every tax has to be examined by its context. If it's out of context. It might not mean what it really means in contact. There's another hermeneutical principle, and that is called the unity of Scripture that is where you balance all the truths of the Scripture and ask yourself is this truth consistent all the way through the Scripture. You never get scriptural harmony. If you play one spring of the truth you play all the strings together this wonderful harmony takes us to the fifth and final trait of the Holy Spirit's help, the spirit is an exclusive helper.

Not everybody gets itself. Not everybody gets itself only certain ones get his help I want you to see who they are is you gonna like this. Verse 17 the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, that is the world of unbelievers, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. Every child of God. Every child of God has the Holy Spirit. Everyone Holy Spirit comes inside baptize them into the body of Christ. Every child of God has the Holy Spirit, the people of the world do not and why. Why don't the people in the world.

Receive him as he says the world cannot receive, why don't they receive them. This what he says because it neither sees him nor knows him. That's the worldview of nonbelievers. They say all the time I won't believe it unless I can see it I've ever seen God proved to me got his own to see something show me the science I do tasted file see it world cannot receive it, you can receive it, you can receive it making another illustration I hope my illustrations don't way on your house, these crazy illustrators and others, but I really do try to connect God's truth and make it meaningful to you but right now in this room. There are sounds going on. You can hear them right now but there there here. There are pictures in this room there are movies in this room that you can't see or hear about. If you have the right receiver you could if you put a radio up here turned it on the antenna right you get that music and you turn it get a different channel or you could get your phone hooked up to Wi-Fi R or 4G, and you get those pictures or put a TV. Those are receivers as a receivers the Holy Spirit hopes you up to God's Wi-Fi enables you to receive and by receiving say I get it I apprehended. I understand first Corinthians chapter 2, the natural man, the unsaved person.

The natural man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, nor can he know them, for they are spiritually discerned.

Ever share the gospel with the person in your explaining it to them and to make such sense to you and there, going get you don't get it. Can you see this going now because unless God opens the eyes of the blind opens the heart. It stuck in a work is going to hook him up.

That's all.

It's like you taken a blind person and saying you mean you can't see that sunset know they can't, they lack the capability to apprehend and enjoy and understand the world cannot receive, you can receive, you have received the Holy Spirit is the exclusive resident helper to every believer. Now I'm done drawing this to an end here to pray soon. We have been given directions in Scripture as to our relationship with the Holy Spirit going forward. He's with us he's in us. He comes upon us. We have been given direction in the Scripture as to our relationship in the classic text is Ephesians chapter 5 in verse 17 he says therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is and do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation or debauchery.

Some translations in other words, you get drunk it'll mess your life up. Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the spirit.

A lot of people struggle wiser. This comparison in the Scripture by the Holy Spirit himself, since he's the original author of the Bible that that you compare being drunk with wine being filled with the spirit easy answer control when a person drinks alcohol to the point of excess that is drunk and he gets behind the wheel of a car and he gets written up for DUI driving under the influence is because he is dangerous, that person has no control. So don't be drunk with wine. Don't lose control that give control to the Holy Spirit be filled with the spirit. It implies control I brought with me a glove to show you another crazy escape illustration.

Okay, so here's my little work. Love now attempting right see that it's filled up so for my keys and it. Consider key khaki is a filled while it's filling but it's not Phillips was my masking it out the debt for later in their locator. That's pretty packed is a full agenda Kuwait give up on me. I got sunglasses on the stuff those in their hunt about now is a filled. Okay, wait, I think I can stick my phone somehow in their wow that's pretty full, is a full close is kind of a dispute officially full.

I guess I could put sand in it, or water in it could be full but even if I did that I could filled with a lot of things would be useful if it's filled with any of the things no, not really all that useful. I mean yeah I can hold my stuff, but it's not really intended for that but really okay so okay, ready, ready, it is a filled now and now it's filled good so I completely fill of them. Maybe a little bit here and there. Don't detect okay so it's filled and it's useful and it's filled with what it was intended to be filled with because the glove was made for the hand to fill it in order that work might be accomplished, now working get done so rather than me giving control to a substance in getting out of control to give control to the Holy Spirit so that he can do his work in me and through me. That's the idea being filled with the Holy Spirit when you're filled with the Holy Spirit is going to show up in your marriage when you're filled with the Holy Spirit is going to show up in your occupation.

When you're filled with the Holy Spirit. It's gonna show up in your singleness when you're filled with the Holy Spirit is to show up in your education when you're filled with the Holy Spirit to show up in your social media shop everywhere can be thought by thought choice by choice act by act under the control of the Holy Spirit.

Something else about that text that I just read in Ephesians 5, it's not technically correct in English witnesses be filled with the Holy Spirit is not technically correct. The Greek language it's in the present passive imperative I can get into the weeds. But here's the bit the most technical translation be being filled with the Holy Spirit be being filled be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit. You might say why or why I mean I came to Christ.

I've been filled with the spirit is not enough to keep being filled with the spirit. Here's why. Because you leak do you relate to that you leak one baptism, many fillings be being filled with the Holy Spirit. Charles Spurgeon said if there were one prayer I might pray before I died.

It should be. This Lord send my churchmen filled with the Holy Ghost and with fire.

Why been filled get filled again and again and again and again, what you have to do to get filled with the spirit, ask, ask why we make the Holy Spirit so weird in church.

Okay, we can have a time of the Holy Spirit. Now let's dim the lights because the Holy Spirit is not like bright lights in the music music as he doesn't like loud music can be in the middle of bright sunlight playing in a guided DeVito did not matter what's that's her.who cares. Jesus said this. If you being evil by nature, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him asking. Don't be Skip icing going home for your stupid paper help I need somebody help you does ask for help. You be filled with the spirit last illustration I promise. Thomas Edison was in his workshop with his assistant one day his assistant was pretty discouraged. He looked at the workbenches that were strewn before him and he said it's too bad he said that as it is too bad. We got all this work without any results. They were trying to find the proper filament for an incandescent lightbulb at the time.

Too bad we have no results. Edison said all we have lots of results we have just discovered 700 things that won't work.

Maybe you've discovered lots of things that don't work.

Your life doesn't work with the self-help book. Your life doesn't work with just one retreat away for your marriage, your life doesn't work.

By trying this relationship for that substance.

What will work is when you are filled with what you were intended to fill and that is not that wraps up Skip a text message from the series 22 Skip to share.

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