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Be Confident: Walk in the Spirit – Part 2

Living in the Light / Anne Graham Lotz
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August 14, 2022 3:00 pm

Be Confident: Walk in the Spirit – Part 2

Living in the Light / Anne Graham Lotz

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Here's and Graham lots is the constant slowing of the Holy Spirit and we have to confess thinking strict accounts with the Lord and come back and back and back. Be. Thank you for joining us for living in the light today Bible teacher and grandma is teaching from John chapter 16 verses 5 to 16 message title confident walking the years and with today's Holy Spirit has no meaning, no selfish kindness, prideful mess, no sinfulness at all only comes into your life in my life. He begins look around and then he began to separate you and me from sin because he wants to make us holy as he is holy somebody studies the most uncomfortable comfort I've ever known, because it can begin to convict because is going to change any change you from glory to glory to glory every day in Genesis 1 the word went forth every day. It was closed with the power of the Holy Spirit every day there was a change in it day after day after day to make the earth beautiful and were God, could see his image. So all of these changes will take place in one day but it day after day after day, as you pray as you yield your life to the Holy Spirit. Did you get into God's words as he begins the convict you of this sin and that when you talk in that place you go and that person you're with and and you begin to let him separate you and make you holy as he is holy and increasingly, people can look at you and see a reflection of Jesus missing the Holy Spirit come out. Jesus given you and I pray that when they do they want to know and to so you can be confident of his purity and that of his prayers and I love this not going outside the passage, but Romans 826 says that he prays for you and me without words because he lives inside of me is ever before the throne of God and he knows how to pray.

He knows what our needs are where longings are what our fears are any convey that to the father. He cleans it up so that is presented to the father in just the form that the father receives and the Holy Spirit gets answers to his prayers unknow in this final hour. We need to be prayed for. That's one reason I asked you to get up there partner and let me also say that Hebrews says that Jesus lives to make intercession in this final hour. Jesus is praying for us at the right hand of the father and the Holy Spirit was in his praying for us with words that don't need to be uttered. And I think it also means their time when we can be so burdened and so oppressed in our hearts are heavy. We don't know how to pray, we don't have words for our own prayers, and the Holy Spirit will take over. He can pray for you at those dark difficult time. So the Holy Spirit prays for us and I want to tuck this into because he prays for you with a heart of love and Ephesians 430 it says don't grieve the Holy Spirit and grief is a love word. I grieve for my husband because I loved my husband and says the Holy Spirit don't grieve for him then that implies.

The Holy Spirit loves me and he loves you. When I first came across that I was a new thought for me because I thought the Holy Spirit was to serve professional and when I asked Jesus to come in my heart.

The file is all right, and she's been born again see you go, and they are in severe you to make her good maker here.

Keep her from doing bad things to help her do the right things and that he just did it so mechanically and and instead, the Holy Spirit may loves me and when I do the right thing. He rejoices when I do the wrong thing he grieves. She is emotionally caught up in my life so I want you to keep in mind the holy spirit lives in you and he loves you and he wants to conform to the image of Jesus. Don't grieve for your sin, quenching by neglecting your engagement ring ever get tired of looking at him, loving him getting to know him, enjoying him surrendering your life to me is the gift another verse in Ephesians says that were to be filled with the Holy Spirit and I know there's disagreement on what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit and I respect people who disagree but let me tell you what I believe. I believe to be filled with the Holy Spirit is moment by moment surrender to his moment by moment control and when I sin when I grieve the Holy Spirit then I'm not filled in that area and I think it's possible to sort of compartmentalize the Holy Spirit in us and we invite them to come in our lives. He comes in and then we go to that office party with the Holy Spirit not this you know what you stay there and want to enjoy myself and I do that business deal and I got an opportunity to make more money if I just do a few shady things Holy Spirit don't get involved in my business deal and and I certainly want you there on Sunday morning when I'm at church all these people want to talk the right way. I want to fit in, so you can come and be with them Sunday morning and I love being with you, Jesus.

But love to be with your Holy Spirit.

When back in the office on Monday morning from Saturday night at the club's keep your distance and we can compartmentalize him.

So when you receive the Holy Spirit you receipt and I believe that you received all of the Holy Spirit.

You're ever going to get the Holy Spirit is a person you don't get a person pieces so the newest believer has as much of the Holy Spirit is the oldest believer, a person who's just been born again five minutes ago has as much of the Holy Spirit as I have enough known them for a long time.

The difference is that the Holy Spirit sometimes gets us in pieces and as you live and grow in the spirit as you walk in the spirit you open up your whole life to him and he fills your life. That's when the maturity comes in the fullness of the spirit of the people begin to see Jesus in you, so make sure he has all of you as a little girl growing up was a spring that bubbled up a mountain spring that bubbled up beside the road and at through the water over the curve in the road into the winter time it would freeze.

It was a hazard for the cars going up and down the driveway so mother took a pipe and she drilled the end of the spring when she put a wooden bucket underneath the pipe and the water would come from the spring through the pipe into the bucket and flow down beside the road once in a while would walk down the road and went on the water was back over the road again so mother would get a stick and she would run it through the pipe and sure enough that he to be a little pebble that it come in the pipe or one of those slippery little salamanders for rotted leaf and you just run the stick through it, just to clear up the pipe and then the water would flow once again and it would come into the bucket and go down beside the road and not to take the illustration too far. But the Holy Spirit is like that spring of water in our lives are like the pipe and the Holy Spirit flows in the city flows through us and fills us up so that we can overflow into the lives of others and once in a while the flow is hindered as and I don't mean to be superficial but you take the stick you take the cross and you run it through the pipe of your life and sometimes is a little pebble something hard like unforgiveness, meanness, bitterness, anger sometimes it's a slippery little salamanders something you know habit that nobody knows about some thought process lustful thoughts or something you're involved in. Sometimes it just a rotted leaf.

The memory of some sooner something that keeps coming back in.

The devil uses to keep you defeated and you just take the stick you run it through you bring it to the cross. Ms. Johnson found about the study Fellowship used to save it every time you bring your send the crossing to me the same sin you bring to the cross and you confess it and it's like radium on cancer begins to break the power that sent so you keep bringing it back and back across about the fifth time we bring the same sin, the cross were embarrassed and would begin to cover it up. We rationalize, we think about just my personality that is who I am. I was born that way.

As part of my upbringing instead of just bring it back and back and back to the cross and eventually the power of the cross is going to break the power that sin in your life. I know you can be set free from that sin and sometimes it can be just immediate. Sometimes it's a process. But you just keep bringing it back to the cross so that you're still with the Holy Spirit and it's possible for me to be filled right here right now and walk off the platform and get in my car and somebody not let me out of my parking place and I get here and just like that. I'm not filled anymore.

Okay.

And then I have to confess it. Tell God I'm sorry.

Ask him to fill me go home and go in the house and kids of run amok her neighbors have done something and I was just filled to overflowing up.

You and I get back to the dirty dishes in the close-knit routine of the week and I just complain and I'm upset and frustrated and just like that on the fill to see it just the constant slowing of the Holy Spirit in and we have to confess and keep strict accounts with the Lord and come back and back and back to the cross of it.

He fills our lives be filled with the Holy Spirit. You can be confident in you. He wants to fill you.

He will fill you if you just surrender everything to him, moment by moment obedience was, moment by moment control. Lastly, you can be confident of his priority.

His priority is twofold. It's the written word, but also the living words is the word of God and in verse 13 says he will not speak on his own. He will speak only what he hears, he will tell you what is yet to come.

He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you the Holy Spirit's whole priority is to get you into this written word of God in the pages you might see the living word of God, who is Jesus's whole priority is Jesus. He wants to reveal Jesus. Do you want you to know Jesus.

He's the gift of the bridegroom is the Moton is the gift to assure you that there bridegroom loves you that he'll be faithful to you.

These committed to that is preparing a place for you is going to come back and receive you to himself, but the Holy Spirit is there to magnify and glorified you and he does that as we get into the word and a lot of people think that the Bible is like a jigsaw puzzle lots of funny little pieces and shapes don't quite know how they fit together and the Holy Spirit comes along any turns the puzzle pieces over and he shows you the bit of the picture on the other side and he fits it together from Genesis to Revelation and is the picture of a man is the picture of Jesus on the other side. So, in Genesis 1 verse three and God said, let there be light, and their wives and we think as nouns and pronouns going over out of the mouth of God the Holy Spirit turns over the puzzle piece and he shows his John chapter 1. This is in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God and the word is cheese S Jesus, the pre-incarnate son of God in Genesis chapter 1 verse three in chapter 2, when the Lord God is forming the garden of Eden as the pre-incarnate son of God. The first homemaker love that insight and that he forms man from the dust of the ground and freeze his own life into him and the Holy Spirit turns over the puzzle piece and we see that our own life. Our breath comes from Jesus, the pre-incarnate son of God and in chapter 3 when Adam and Eve sin and their cowering in the bushes and the Lord God, the pre-incarnate son finds them cowering in the bushes and Eve after he pronounces judgment he close them in the skin of a wild animal. And you know we got tears coming down his face because he knows he's the lamb who one day will be slain to cover them with his own blood, in his righteousness, and the Holy Spirit turns out puzzle piece over and shows this cheese taking care of his troll not leaving them in their sin and guilt, promising that there would come a seed one day of a woman who would bring them back in the right relationship with her creator and you go on and find them in chapter 4, chapter 5, walking with unit chapter 6 walking with Noah, but we see them again pretty good picture of him. In Genesis 18 and Abraham is sitting in his tent in the heat of the day and three men come to a stand and one of them says Abraham I'm going to come back to you and next year at this time. You and Sarah are going to have a son. Abraham was 99 and Sarah was 89 and the Holy Spirit turns over that puzzle P and we know that is the pre-incarnate son of God. One year later, they did have a stunning you go on so many glimpses of him that we have in Scripture and after Abraham, the next clear glimpses. Jacob going back into the promised land to claim the blessing that God had promised in his inheritance and he's going to claimant's own strength so he goes to cross the Javid River and he bumps into a man and I don't know when he realized that he was in God's grip, but he wrestled with that man. All night and Holy Spirit turns the puzzle piece over and we find that that man in the Javid River is none other than pre-incarnate son of God, refusing to let Jacob go claim his inheritance in his own strength and you broke check changed his name a man who was yielded to God before he could go in and claim his inheritance and after Jacob we see them in Jericho when Josh was going around the city before they took it in on March know that he was trying to figure out how to take this great enemy stronghold and he bumps into the captain of the Lord's house and he tells me to take off issues he's on holy ground. The Holy Spirit turns that puzzle piece over and we found the pre-incarnate son of God, the lion of Judah, captain of heaven's armies telling Joshua how to take Jericho and had nothing to do with military strategy and then we come after Josh wrote the just so many dislike of Tom would just never Nebuchadnezzar who said bow down to the battle that the statue of gold.

If you don't want to throw in the fiery furnace me check Shabbat and Abednego did not and so they got thrown at the five furnace Nebuchadnezzar didn't staring at the fiery furnace and he said did not throw three and they are and why do I see for in the Holy Spirit turns of the puzzle piece we see Jesus, the pre-incarnate son showing up in the fire with his children and that Isaiah the year that King Uzziah died when he looked up he saw the Lord seated on a throne in the house Holy Spirit turns over that puzzle piece because Jesus that Isaiah saw my glory. That's Jesus on that throne and Ezekiel sitting on our garbage dump in a refugee camp in a windstorm comes from out of the north and he looks up on top of the windstorm as a platform of crystal on the platform of crystal is a throne of saffron on the throne is someone like the son of God and the Holy Spirit turns over the puzzle piece we find Jesus pre-incarnate son with his children in captivity, the wonderful counselor, Almighty God, Prince of peace, everlasting father, the Lamb who was slain until on that starry night in Bethlehem we run with the shepherds into the stable and we see a little baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger and we found ourselves looking into the face who grew in wisdom and stature in favor with God and man in the Holy Spirit turns over the puzzle piece and we see Jesus on the cross is not just the tragic execution in the hands of Rome.

He is the Lamb of God being sacrificed on the altar. The take away your sin in mass and pay up all those you notes from the Old Testament and bring us into a right relationship with her father, many ascends into heaven, and the Holy Spirit still turning over the puzzle pieces showing us that one day the sky will unfold and were going to see her white horses.

Routers thing faithful and true, followed by the armies of heaven coming back to rule the world and rain here in his name is the word of God, King of Kings and Lord of lords. This entire book from Genesis to Revelation is about Jesus. It's all about Jesus.

Jesus reveals God the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus it's all about Jesus and you can be confident of the priority of the Holy Spirit is to be in the word of God, that you might know Jesus that you might see Jesus that you might love Jesus, that you might live for Jesus that you might baby Jesus and one day that you would see Jesus face-to-face is the gift of God to you and you may solicit and terminate. What is your priority if it's not Jesus I'm going to question if you're filled with the Holy Spirit because his priority is cheese so my prayer oh dear Jesus, in this final hour. Don't leave us alone and he says and I put my name, I will never leave you, never for sake. He's given me a gift gift of his love. The pledge of his commitment, his faithfulness. One day he will come back to receive me to himself.

He's given me the time the Holy Spirit in my responsibilities just to give myself fully to him that I would not only be indwelt about the infield with the Holy Spirit of the living God.

Jesus in me and other people look at me and they see him and he is glorified in the drawing to the father through Jesus. So in the spinal be confident. Walk in the spirit walk in God's love for you, as evidenced by the gift that he's given you in the person of the Holy Spirit want that message to just settle down. I don't know where you are in your spiritual journey, but I believe God appointed you to displace so now I don't how God is really answered our prayers and we may never know. That's okay, but I do believe reliving in the final hour.

I don't know for going to be facing severe judgment before the rapture or the rapture will be simultaneous with the severe judgment. But whatever it is I believe God is firmly decided that and it will come to pass soon.

Just as Joseph told Pharaoh. So in this final hour, be vigilant watch what's going on in our world.

Heed the warnings their credible, comprehensible you know their comprehensive there just every level in every area with their compelling. I'll let them motivate you to cry out to God to pray as you pray this and you don't have to know how to pray when you start to pray the Holy Spirit did you know that as you pray he can give you insight and understanding as to how to pray. That was a relief to me when I learned that from Daniel's prayer in chapter 9 was as he prayed for his nation that God gave him the insight and understanding to know how to pray. So be vigilant and I loved our time considering the great commission. I just love that phrase that he will be with us to the end of the age and then meditating on know is just that brief example of Noah living in the midst of a world that was even worse than ours is just, I guess he didn't have social media but there was a smaller population so the corruption and evil was just it was saturated in it.

That's he kept his focus.

He walked with God step-by-step obedience to his word. Surrender to his will. And as he walked God imparted what was on his heart was judgment but also salvation from judgment build an ark, so it's important for you and me to be in God's word to hear what's on his heart that we would accomplish the work he has for us and not leave one primary work is to share the gospel believe in the spine lower we could be looking at the greatest revival in the history of America. Let it begin with sharing the gospel with the people that you bring across my path from Habakkuk there some promise that God hasn't fulfilled some prayer. He hasn't answered in your waiting room waiting for Jesus to come back all the signs are there. Everything's been fulfilled that needs to be fulfilled all the pieces are falling into place in the nations or realigning themselves in line with what prophecy foretells and were still waiting, waiting, the patient has not seen here is not her has not entered into the mind of man but God has prepared for those who wait patiently for him. His timing is perfect.

He's never late and I'm reminding myself that. And then the confidence is given you a gift gift of his law he's given you the Moton.

The Holy Spirit's you can be confident of his person, his presence is power. His precepts is purity his prayer and his priority in this final hour live with vigilance. Haitians confidence walking with God as you read your Bible and pray.

Working for God as you build your ark and present the gospel witnessing is a natural overflow of your relationship with him. Fully surrendered filled with the spirit in this final, such as wanting to refresh you on wherewith the if God has spoken to you that still small whisper and you're saying at this moment. Yes, Lord, I will come back to the cross sell run that stick through release the hardness, the bitterness and anger, unforgiveness oh just crucified.

Don't let it hinder the flow of the Holy Spirit in your life is not worth the trade-off. If it's just you've left evangelism and witnessing up to the professionals who know just like you can't do that maybe God is saying that I want you to share the gospel with your best friend with your neighbor the person you walk with the person that's in the office cubicle next to you share the gospel with your children and your grandchildren and you say yes for anything. As you waiting for promise, that has yet to be fulfilled.

Then you just say yes Lord, I trust you. Your timing is perfect. You keep your word, so whatever he said to you, and if he has said something specific in your decision at this moment is to say yes sir I give you my life in this final hour. I want to live there for you every moment of every day with no regret five minutes before SH I want to be ashamed from this day forward never mind yesterday and before that was then this is now.

From this day forward I want to live with abandon filled with the Holy Spirit living in the light as a weekly study in God's word with teacher and author and Graham wants learn to listen to his voice, then start making the choice to keep on going and believing and trusting who God is go to n-gram lot Stockport take advantage of the many helpful free resources to get you started doing this again for living in the light


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