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October 15, 2021 8:00 am
As a sign that a person has the Holy Spirit listen to Gabriel Rogers, now the Holy Spirit is the spirit of life and is the spirit of Christ gives us our life glorifies our Lord. By the way, if you want to know what the person has the Holy Spirit don't ask if they speak with the is not the sign that the Holy Spirit as they like. Jesus are they like Jesus. Welcome to love teaching the timeless messages of mastery by the teacher, Adrian Rogers, we can know a person is been saved if the Holy Spirit dwells in you. In part one of today's message we learn the Holy Spirit gives us life, our spirit is the part of our nature that enables us to know God. We are spiritual corpses until God breathes his spirit into us.
The Holy Spirit is also called the spirit of Christ is Jesus in us his presence in us glorifies the Lord. If you have your Bible turn now to Romans chapter 8 is Adrian Rogers reveals the final way the Holy Spirit ministers to us in this message. Getting to know your best friend for three references to the Holy Spirit and describe three ways. For example, in Romans eight verse two he is called the spirit of life do you see that for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. There Holy Spirit and the word spirit is capitalized in my Bible is talking about the Holy Spirit. He is called the spirit of life, your best friend is the spirit of life.
Now go down verse nine and there. He's called the spirit of Christ noticed the last part of the spirit of God is called the spirit of Christ in this verse is called both the spirit of God and the spirit of Christ, not any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is not of his so the Holy Spirit is called in verse two, the spirit of life. He's called in verse nine, the spirit of Christ. Now go down verse 15 he is called the spirit of adoption.
Now I believe in these three references you really have the office work of the Holy Spirit. Your best friend in your life. He is the spirit of life. He is the spirit of Christ, and he is the spirit of adoption and I want you to get to know your best friend because this is his threefold ministry to you.
He ministers to you as the spirit of life.
He ministers to you as the spirit of Christ he ministers to you as the spirit of adoption unless look at these as the spirit of life he gives us our life we have life by the Holy Spirit. I don't mean existence even unsaved man has existence. He will exist forever, but he doesn't have life. Jesus said in John 1010 I've come that you might have life will how do we get this life we received this life by the Holy Spirit. The Bible says it is the spirit that quickens is the spirit that gives life.
Now the difference between the people of the world are religious and true Christians. Is this the people who are truly saved lives by the impartation of life. The unsaved live by the imitation of life. They just simply imitate the Lord, but a Christian is somebody who has received life. Jesus said in John chapter 3, we have to be born of the Spirit when you're born, that's when you have life. You're born literally from above, which is life. You see, man is body soul and spirit. I know the theologians argue this and they say no. He's just the physical and spiritual. But the Bible says in first Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 23 and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Now man is more than a plant, because he has a soul. Plants have a body but they don't have a soul, but man is more than an animal.
Animals have a body and a soul but animals don't have a spirit only man has body soul and spirit and your spirit is an organ of knowledge that part of your nature that enables you to know God, for the Bible says God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. And when we get saved. God spirit bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. Now I want to point this out that man by nature is spiritually Dan. He may be physically alive.
He may be so loosely are psychologically alive, but he is spiritually dead until he receives the holy spirit guide is the spirit that gives life. You cannot have life apart from the spirit of God, you only have existence and the reason that some people are religious but lost. They have never ever received the Pentecostal difference. The Holy Spirit of God, and that's the reason the Bible says if any man have not the spirit of Christ is none of the is you just did spiritually dead.
You may have physical life, you may have emotional life, but in less the Holy Spirit is coming to you, you're spiritually dead, so your best friend is called the spirit of life.
You have no life, no spiritual life apart from the Holy Spirit of God. Now not only is he the spirit of life who gives us life and now secondly he's called the spirit of Christ. What is he do as the spirit of Christ is the spirit of life he gives our life as the spirit of Christ. He glorifies our Lord. He glorifies our Lord.
He is called the spirit of Christ. So it is Jesus in you, who is the Holy Spirit. He is the spirit of Christ. What is he going to do and you win. This man gets up and walks around this man who has received the Holy Spirit spiritually whose life is ending.
What is the spirit of life, the spirit of life is the spirit of Christ that I have the spirit of Christ to my going to act like I would act like Christ.
The Holy Spirit just reproduces Jesus Christ in me. I've told you this many times but I will tell you one more time. There's only one person who has ever lived.
The Christian life.
His name is Jesus's name is Jesus, and if the Christian life is lived at your house it'll be Jesus in you to be the spirit of Christ not only gives us life, but glorifies our Lord. He is the one who makes Jesus Christ really knew there's no other way other than this you just be a little cheap 10 imitation of Jesus. I'm not a golfer. I've never played golf. I tried one time I had some friends took me out and they said Adrian we want you to go there often. I said fine, several preachers, has been athlete and I thought I knew something about athletics and I read some books about golfing that you don't try to kill the ball you at the club do the work and you follow through and keep your eye on the ball and all that. I thought they were going to be amazed at how well I got but they were rolling in the grass laughing at me one unsavory look. I try to kill a snake and I just said well until somebody teaches me out play his game on my going full.
But when I was a kid and a young man, a golfer that everybody knew was Arnold Palmer when I do suppose someday are back in that day, I decided I'm going to play golf just like Arnold Palmer and all I have to do is to say what what is Arnold Anna Lanza that he gets it off for down the fairway less one unlimited frame. I decided I want to do that then doesn't do me any good. I mean, they still rolling on the grass, laughing at me, but if there's some way that I could put Arnold Palmer and up to and swallowing down and his very life would permeate me and his mind and his senses and his coordination in his and all he knows about golf would permeate every of my being and I would come out there on the golf course with my friends and tell him I never done this before, but Alina and hit that ball straight down the fairway. Maybe Bertie the first told her to ask Adrian. That is amazing, but I have a secret you see on so you know it's really not me is Arnold and me. Now you say that's a silly illustration. It is in a way which you see the apostle Paul said I'm crucified with Christ.
Nevertheless I live yet not with Christ who lives in me. The life I now live. I live by the faith of the son of God who loves me and gave himself for me. Now the Holy Spirit is the spirit of life and ease the spirit of Christ.
He gives us our life.
He glorifies our Lord. He gives our life. He glorifies our Lord. He is the spirit of Christ by the way, if you want to know what the person has the Holy Spirit don't ask if they speak with tongues is not the sign they have Holy Spirit ask are they like Jesus.
Are they lie. Jesus is the sign whether or not a person has the Holy Spirit of God.
Now there's 1/3 thing that your best friend us. He's called the spirit of life. He's called the spirit of Christ, and he also called the spirit of adoption. Notice in verse 15.
Now, for you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, father, and the spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God and by the way, if you're reading from the King James. Don't let the word itself bother you as if the Holy Spirit is a thing that is correct way to write that in the Greek because in the Greek the word spirit and itself have to line up and they are both neuter and Celeste just a linguistic good idiosyncrasy but it certainly ought to say, and may say the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God, and if children, then Ayers heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified together. Now he's called the spirit of adoption what is adoption. When this was written, adoption was a process in which a man would make perhaps a son that he had sired by a slave and heir to his riches, although being the son of a slave that son would not necessarily be an heir or he might take another man son just like we would do today and adopt that other man son into his family adoption is a legal act where a man takes his own son are the son of another man and gives to him legal position. Legal advantage and legal privilege. Now, spiritually, were born into the family of God. Legally we are adopted into the family of God. Now a man could disinherit a natural son, but he could not disinherit by law and adopted sons very interesting.
For example, the way they reason that is this a natural son might be accidentally can see that is weighted mean to have a child.
This child was conceived. And I don't want this child have a part of the inheritance.
But when a man adopts a child. He knows what he's doing legally and he locks himself in what God is saying here is that we have the Holy Spirit, who is the spirit of our adoption very interesting.
Now what is a Holy Spirit. Your best friend do.
He gives our life. He glorifies our Lord.
He guarantees our legacy. Those are the three things he gives our life.
He glorifies our Lord. He gives our legacy. He is the spirit of life is the spirit of Christ, he is the spirit of adoption now.
The Holy Spirit is there to attest to and make real. What happened to you legally when you got saying, for example, there is a new relationship.
Look, if you will. Here in verse 15 for we do not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, father at two words are here together Abba father. One is Aramaic.
The other is is Hebrew, Abba is not a Hebrew word Aramaic word and it literally means that our pop not being irreverent, but when the Holy Spirit of God comes into you.
He gives you such a relationship with the one who has adopted you that you can call him Abba father L imitated the difference. There were plenty of people in Abraham's day who would call Abraham father Abraham, because he was a patriarch and we call them father Abraham, but we don't call him Abba Abraham just father Abraham, because we know him as the father ruler.
The patriarch, but Isaac would call him Abba Abraham are Abba father Danny cc the Holy Spirit of God with the spirit of adoption gives us this relationship were we can call him have a father.
It means very much to me. You see I didn't understand a lot of what my dad did when I was a little boy my dad when I was growing up, so automobiles who work for East Coast motors and sold Buicks. I did know that my dad would go often he would say I have an appointment with a party at the bleakest of more parties. Any golf. The worker is going to see a party about this than I never could figure that out. So I get to be about eight or nine.
What, party. It was a Make a difference to me. I didn't have to understand what my dad did. He was my day. I can jump up in his lap and hug his neck and kissed him and rubbed his beard and play ball with him help catch minutes for him.
When he finished and I loved he's just my dad. I called him daddy. You could call them daddy you calling Mr. Rogers holding day was easement dad not your friend. You have to understand God. You have to know how God runs this universe you can understand the ways of God is so far beyond your ways his eyes, the heavens are above the earth but you can know him, you can know him you see the Holy Spirit is not given to us that we might understand God who has known the mind of the Lord, who has been his counselor which you God by the spirit and his history of adoption, it shows you this new relationship is intimacy that you have with God the father but not only have a new relationship. Listen, you have a new assurance, a reassurance that continue to read and look right here if you will hear it says in verse 16 and the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God is very interesting. Was it mean the spirit bears witness with our spirit well in Galatians chapter 4 in verse six the Bible says that God is sinful at the spirit of his son into your heart crying, Abba father, God sent the Spirit of Jesus in your heart crying, Abba father. Now, why does the Holy Spirit cry, Abba, father, because it is the spirit of his son. What was Jesus favorite name for God, it was father and so if the Holy Spirit is in you and the Holy Spirit is the spirit of Christ and the Holy Spirit is saying one Abba father Abba father because he is the spirit of Christ. Galatians forsakes the spirit of his son is in your heart and Asia saying Abba father Abba father. Now when you say, Abba, father and the Holy Spirit is saying Abba father that his spirit is agreeing with your spirit. You will saying the same thing. I mean that's what he saying the spirit agrees with our spirit. This is the way that you know you say the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God because the Holy Spirit and your spirit are so mingled that it is Christ in you, just addressing God is Abba father. That not only do you have a new relationship and a new assurance but you have a new certainty.
I guarantee of your riches, for he says in verse 17. Here's the logic if your children. That is if you and adopted child, then an heir and not just an heir and heir of God and not merely an heir of God, but a joint heir with Christ you want to join areas lawyers tell you that the joint heir means share and share alike. I don't know different. If you understand what's coming to you, but in the age to come, you go to share and share alike with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Because God has given you legally the position Jesus as intrinsically you all have been adopted as a son of the Lord Jesus Christ and how blessed this is not a man could disinherit a natural son even. But he could not disinherit an adopted son, and so your best friend.
He gives our life, because he is the spirit of life. He glorifies our Lord because he is the spirit of Christ. He guarantees our legacy because he's the spirit of adoption. I want to again that if any man have not the spirit of Christ, he is none of his will. How do you get the spirit of Christ, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ trust Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, repent of your sin, and the Holy Spirit of God will come into you as you did into me as a teenage boy so long ago. If you'd like to be saved and be a child of God. Let me help you to do it right now.
Tonight at if you want Jesus Christ come into your life to give you life to glorify Jesus and a guarantee your legacy would you pray a prayer like this. Dear God, I need you so much.
I know that you love me.
I know that you want to save me. I confess that I'm a sinner. I confess that I'm spiritually dead, that I need in life.
I need to be born again. I need to be saved. Jesus you died on the cross to pay for my sin. You died to save me a promise to save me if I would trust you.
I do trust you, Jesus, would you tell him that from your heart, Lord Jesus, I commit my life to you I receive you now is my personal Savior and Lord come in my heart through your Holy Spirit change me right now. Command idleness for feeling.
I just accepted by faith I receive you by faith. Now, as my Lord and as my Savior as my friend. Thank you Lord for saving begin now to make me the person you want me to can help me to live for you and to never be ashamed in your name I pray a man if you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now, let us celebrate with you. Please go to our website LWF.org/radio and click discovered Jesus find answers there. You may need about your newfound faith. We have a response section for everyone. You can share your testimony tell how this message has made a difference in your life.
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