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The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

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October 18, 2020 1:00 am

The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

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October 18, 2020 1:00 am

Some of the gifts God gives His children may seem intangible. Having the righteousness of God sounds theoretical. But one gift makes all the other gifts very real. In this message we learn about a helper who indwells all believers, putting God Himself inside of us. 

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Some of the gifts God gives his children may seem intangible.

For instance, having the righteousness of God sounds theoretical, but today's gift makes all the other gifts very real. Stay with us to learn about a helper who indwells all believers putting God himself inside of us from Chicago. We welcome you to The Moody Church.

Our weekly service of worship and teaching under the ministry of Dr. Erwin lutes are today we bring you another in an eight part series on the inheritance of the redeemed later. Erwin lutes will speak on the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Lidster comes now to open our time of worship. Let's bow together in prayer. Let us ask God to enable us to focus that he might get the glory.

And we might be changed because we are in his presence. Let's pray together. Our father, we thank you for leading us together and in this world we rejoice that we know you and love you and pray that our worship will be acceptable to you, through Jesus Christ. Thank you that you are the God who guides us. For that we are deeply grateful.

In Jesus name, amen. This happens to be the third in a series of messages titled the inheritance of the same blessings that belong to all those who put their faith in Christ.

If you are been with us recently. You'll notice that we began with predestination and then last time it was the righteousness of God and both of these gifts without them, you cannot be saved. And today we come to 1/3 gift every remarkable gift in which we begin to really experience our salvation as a result of this message.

I hope that when I'm finished. Many of you, and many of us who perhaps have never really learned to walk in the spirit may remember this message and remember what will be said, so that your life will be changed and changed forever at so much faith I have been the Holy Spirit and his work among us today. When you read in the Bible that Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit. You probably think I had no idea what that is and it's something certainly good for apostles and missionaries may be from time to time. We hope our pastor knows what it is like to be filled with the spirit that's not for me because I'm a struggling Christian here struggling Christian. I'm looking for you today. This message is directed toward you sell pastoralists. Are there some people who aren't struggling Christians.

Absolutely, there are Christians who are non-struggling Christians I know many of them by name all of them are in heaven today. If you're not in heaven today. You're a struggling Christian. This message is for me and it's for you as well, but the first thing I want to say secondly this message as all of these gifts belong to believers in Jesus Christ, and Dave, if you've never trusted Christ as your Savior I want you to listen to this message very carefully, because I hope it makes you jealous and at the end you say I want what Christians want.

I want to receive Jesus as my Savior. So you listen carefully. But Jesus said very clearly that the Holy Spirit, who is this gift, the gift of the spirit is not known, or given to the world so you have the privilege today of looking and listening. And at the end will have an opportunity to participate in these matchless blessings. Well we have a lot of ground to cover and this is going to be a topical message as in contrast to an expository message which means were going to go through a number of different versus I am going to ask you to turn to only two passages that are really pivotal and important than the rest. I may quote tell give them to you so you may write them down and at the end. I hope to finally defuse all the mystery surrounding this idea of being filled with the spirit and walking in the spirit so that we can all do it together.

Therefore, ministries of the spirit that are very important, really more than that, but for that are very important for all believers with trusted Christ, the Holy Spirit comes for ministries. He brings us the first is and this is found in the 14th chapter of John and I want you to look at the text John chapter 14 the first ministry of the spirit we are going to look at is the ministry in dwelling when Jesus told the disciples he was going to leave they were very disappointed. They were fearful and he tells them. Don't worry I'm going to heaven and I'm preparing a place for you. It's wonderful how nice that's great that you're doing that, but what about here on earth. What Jesus is going to tell them is this I am leaving you physically but not actually physically but not actually let's look at the text verse 15 of Chapter 14 of John if you love me you will keep my commandments and I will ask the father and he will give you another helper. Everybody stop right in Greek. There are two words for another one is similar and the other is the same.

For example, I may say I give you this pan and now I'm giving you another 10. The other pen that I give you, if it's similar may be a ballpoint pen. This happens to be an ink pen could be a different color. I'm giving you a similar gift but if I say I'm giving you a gift that is the same that I'm giving you 10 that is identical to this and that's the word that Jesus uses. He says I am going away and I'm going to give you another helper, and you know that that word helper Greek is Paraclete which means to be called alongside of Pera which means alongside to collect all is to call Paraclete someone alongside you. That's why can be translated helper. It can be translated comforter and in other ways as well, and the whole idea is this God is saying that's what the Holy Spirit of God is going to be to you in the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit came upon people and then left them and Jesus is saying they're going to be to changes now that I'm here and I'm going to heaven.

Your Bibles are open.

You'll notice it says the world cannot receive the spirit of truth. I'm in verse 17 last part of the person you know him, for he dwells with you and Shelby in the first is you have the indwelling of the spirit. And this is going to mean now the indwelling of the spirit for all believers who trust Christ. It trusted Christ as Savior.

You have within you the indwelling spirit. Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit all throughout the Scriptures.

The New Testament that is emphasized and not only will he be in you. But Jesus said this, he said it's greater in extension the New Testament.

It includes all believers and it is greater in duration. You'll notice the text it says he will be with you forever.

What a privilege it is for us to live in this age and this era rather than in Old Testament times.

Now here's the way we generally think we think, you know, we envy those disciples.

They were there with Jesus. They saw him walk on water. They saw him do the miracles all if only we had been there.

You know what Jesus is in the 16th chapter he says it is good for you that I go away. He says you're getting a greater blessing than if I had stayed know why because when he was here. He could only be in one place at one time. Even with his glorified body.

He couldn't be in Galilee and Jerusalem. Simultaneously he had to travel from one place to another.

Now he says I will come to you to. We were in the South this past week for a few moments.

I'm going to come to y'all. Now here's where I wanted to spell an idea in your mind. One of the ideas we have, as you know, Jesus is in heaven. His body is there.

Yes, he's at the right hand of God the father is really far, but he sent his Holy Spirit is kind of a substitute set the way you think the Holy Spirit is not a substitute for Jesus. The Holy Spirit of God brings Jesus to Jesus is with us will notice he says I'm not leaving you come to you. I will come to. I'm looking to leave you as orphans. I am coming to you realize what this means you have the companionship of Jesus all the time. You're a believer in Jesus Christ. It is because Christ is present, it is good for you that I go away, and by the way, go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.

Why and behold I am with you I am with you and you still aren't blessed because you had a hard morning, look at this I'm knowing about verse 22, 23 if anyone loves me, he will keep my word. My father will love him and we will make our home with we the father the son the spirit God dwells with the Holy Spirit is God indwelling believers I know that some of you are lonely some of you are going through a hard time you walk into your apartment and nobody else's. There can I encourage you by reminding you that somebody else is the companionship of Jesus.

The fact that he is there for fellowship and for companionship because he was with the Old Testament saints. He will dwell with in you ever present Jesus right where you are. Even when you ride the L in Chicago. Is there so first of all, we have the indwelling of the spirit and that emphasizes the companionship of Jesus. That's the gift there's another ministry of the Spirit and for that I will ask you to turn to Ephesians chapter 1 please turn there. It is the last verse actually, but I'm going to ask. It actually turned to the others. I'm going to either quote or simply give you the reference, but notice what it says Ephesians 1 and we preached on this when we preached on predestination the earlier verses. But now I'm in verse 13 Ephesians 113 in him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation you believed in him. There we are. You are sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it to the praise of his glory. The Holy Spirit of God, seals, every believer seals every believe now the imagery that comes to us from ancient times is when a king wanted to send a document piece of parchment.

It would be rolled up and then some hot wax would be poured on it and he would put his signet ring right where the parchment comes together and so it was sealed. If anybody tampered with it.

Everybody would know it.

So what he was saying is this is sealed. The only one who can break the seal is me who wrote the document and sealed it, or the person to whom it is given. The recipient of the document and in our case, God is God is the one who's both he's the one who does the ceiling and he's the one where we are sealed.

The Bible says now and I'm in Ephesians 4. You can look it up later until the day of redemption. If first of all, the indwelling spirit gives us the companionship of the spirit. Now we have the ownership of the spirit. You may struggle.

You may fight against God. But at the end of the day you believe in him and he he owns.

You. That's why it says you know don't you know that your body is the temple of the living God. Therefore, live like it because you've been purchased at high cost by God in your own by him so it signifies ownership, but there's something else. It signifies it is the guarantee of our inheritance. That's what it says back in Ephesians 1 where I read it in verse 14 he is the guarantee of our inheritance. Here's what Jesus says, I'm sending you the blessed Holy Spirit of God and as a result of that gift. You are beginning to get a little indication, it's a down payment of what's someday you're going to inherit. I understand. In ancient time. Sometimes when a land deal was done, the owner who was selling it to the buyer would take a bag and put some soil in it and give it to him as a guarantee that more was coming. Ernest money I was introduced to that as a boy. I'll never forget it.

On the farm when my father bought a combine from a neighbor and gave the neighbor $45 as earnest money.

They shook on the deal and the deal was done.

That's the way it was done in those days, and then of course my father paid the rest by the way, it was a disastrous combine, but it deals a deal. In our case it's not a disaster at all because we are given a down payment. It's going to get so much better.

God says I'm giving you the Holy Spirit today and he is ceiling you and will take you all the way to heaven, but he is a down payment now you get the flower, but someday you're going to get the whole guard. Now you get the drop, but someday you're going to get the whole ocean. Now you get the tree, but someday you are going to inherit all the fruit of paradise. Now you get the hors d'oeuvres my friend today.

A banquet is coming and the Holy Spirit of God is a reminder that there is more to come. Your sealed all the way to heaven. That's another ministry the Holy Spirit that the ministry of companionship. Now the ministry of ownership. Let's go on to another ministry and that's the baptizing not ask you to turn to this passage because I think that one of the messages in this series is going to be on the body of Christ all simply quote the verse first Corinthians chapter 12 verse 13 for by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jew or Greek or bond or free, and we've all grown from one spirit, the baptizing ministry of the Holy Spirit.

And when you receive Christ. You probably didn't even know what God was doing.

He was baptizing you into the body of Jesus Christ, so that from now on in the New Testament more than 100 times. I think just in the writings of Paul.

You have this expression that you are in Christ. You are in Christ and the whole body of Christ and and as a result of that, the Holy Spirit of God gives gift send and makes you part of that larger body. And because I'm going to be speaking about that. That's about all that I'm going to say today about the baptism of the Spirit, except to tell you that it gives us what we could call now a sense of partnership we've had, the fact that we have companionship we have ownership.

We also partnership we are members of one another are great and wonderful ministry. All gifts of the spirit that some people don't even know it's possible you know for people to sit on our pilot diamonds and not even know it and they think they're sitting on coal listen.

He who spared not his own son, but delivered him up for us all, howling up, will he not also with him freely give us all things. I'm so excited about this. I get my minx fixed up and I began backing chocolates. Let's go to fourth ministry and this for us is most important because I want you to leave here today filled with this Ephesians 518 it says it so clearly be filled with the spirit. Don't be drunk with wine, which is in excess but be filled with the spirit elsewhere talks about being filled with the spirit and singing songs of joy so all right now going to really talk plainly been talking plainly actually what I want you to leave here today with faith in what the Holy Spirit is going to do through you.

As a result of what were learning together.

What comes to mind when you hear about the filling of the spirit. Peter stands up, he's filled with the spirit so much mystery. All you could never be felt not go snow mystery really filling of the spirit we use that language all the time. We say that he was filled with anger motivated by controlled by anger or he was filled with jealousy or he was filled with joy. It has to do with the matter of desire and what is coming.

As a result of all of that and what is controlling your life so there's really no great mystery on what it means to be. So what we need to do is to recognize here that now were talking about the experience of the spirit and I am so jealous for you that you get this and experience the spirit. Now I don't know exactly how it all works.

I don't know how it can be that rain can come down it can water the earth and you have trees that grow in gardens that girl and then eventually what you have. After that is water going back up again. There's so much here that I don't understand and obviously there's mystery connected with the spirit, but no mystery should keep us away from experiencing his overwhelming blessing.

Now the Bible says this in Galatians. It talks about the fruit of the spirit and you probably know, this verse again were not can ask you to turn to it but it says the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, Jehovah's Witness faith, working to look very briefly just a minute or two at two of those fruits.

The first fruit and then the second fruit of the spirit sexually, not plural and singular it's it's like a tree that grows all the branches are filled with these blessings I have to explain to you that now were talking about the fruit of the spirit.

We are not talking just about human ingenuity or ability.

And if God finds anything within us. It's really Christ likeness.

If God finds anything in us that is really like him or like Christ. The only way that can happen is if he himself implanted that in us doesn't come to us naturally. And that's exactly what the Holy Spirit does it implants God in us, and now God begins to show him self and show up as look at love. Love is universal in all ages and in all parts of the world, the love of a mother to her child. The love of family, all those things are natural to the entire human race.

But when the Bible says that the fruit of the Spirit is love, that's a different kind of fruit that's not natural.

You know Jesus said the people of the world can't receive the spirit. So what kind of fruit is and how does it differ will first of all, there is the love of God that is implanted in us people of the world can fear God, they can talk about God. They can write books about God's attributes and they can study theology like a surgeon might study disease with a sense of personal attachment.

One thing they cannot do is love God because that love is implanted within us by God. And that's why mentioned a couple of weeks ago that people who do not know God could never possibly call him father because to them might be judge something else, but he is not father. Jesus at the first commandment is to love God and the only way we can love and is if that is implanted in our hearts. It says regarding Jesus and this doesn't happen in any other relationship whom having not seen you love human relationships. You can't really love somebody is going to save life compassion yeah but were talking about love your so first of all, involves the love of God. Secondly, I believe that it involves expanded sacrificial compassion expanded sacrificial compassion. I believe that Christians throughout the world. Despite all of our failings and God knows or should have been manning have shown that it is Christians who are willing to actually sacrifice for the good of others, you can go around the world and you can find hospitals mission hospitals and these hospitals have been built by who built by Christians staffed by Christians number of years ago I read an article from an atheist in England shied The article. I'm sure it's probably online in which she said she went to 1/3 world country and she said I'm an atheist, but I have to admit this, that the only people who are willing to really sacrifice and help these people are Christians see if you're not a Christian you may give money to charitable causes, but it's not really affecting you, especially if you're rich, you know, you give millions of dollars. It makes the news and that's fine but it doesn't affect you personally. Christians are willing to sacrifice if you don't believe me, go throughout the world. Maybe go on the Internet, though not now, thankfully, right now. Please know and you can see whether or not there is such a thing in this world that in 1/3 world country, atheists built a hospital and staffed it. See if you can find them. I don't think you can tell Christians all you say but I know this Christian he was so angry and so mean. In fact, you may be rebelling against him because he may be your father. He was so angry so mean. So judge mental what's this business of Christians loving and a couple of things this past week Rebecca and I were with some pastors and one of them shared about a wife of a prominent preacher. Actually, if I might say that though he has gone to heaven who never even had within her the milk of human kindness.

She taught the Bible. So what you do with that couple of things. First of all, despite all that she may never have believed on Christ. Secondly, though she was mean you have no idea how much more mean, she would've been if she had not been a Christian, but third, and most importantly just because you have the spirit does not mean that your meeting any of the conditions to allow the Holy Spirit of God to break out of your life why we going to talk about that in the next few moments. It is an automatic. There are mean judge mental angry Christians and they make Jesus look bad. Neither number decrease.

So that's love and joy over the world can have joy really they can have happiness they can't have joy though can have joy that that's the fruit of the spirit. This kind of joy. At least all they can have joy. You win the lottery, you have happiness got a lot of friends you didn't know about were going to be knocking on your door.

You really have joy. One of the differences you really notice is when you go to Christian funeral versus non-Christian.

I mean, I've been at both the differences just so different there. There's no joy in the non-Christian context I should take that back a little bit. Perhaps there have been times I can't help but think of the woman who weeks after her husband's funeral said you know I'm having such a hard time settling my husband's estate that sometimes I wish he wouldn't have died apparently actually that's a lot funnier than many of you perhaps realized biblical joy can be had in the midst of struggle, sacrifice, pain. The trail I think of Jonathan Edwards who had many enemies. They ran him out of his church, but his biographer said is this is happiness in God was beyond the reach of his. There is joy in God that is beyond circumstances and that is biblical joy in their many people who seek that joy.

Many people who are not joyful Christians and therefore they are not good witnesses to the gospel. Many Christians say if you're talking about a cup full of joy. They are like 1/2 cup trying desperately to spill over. But they can spill over because their souls are shriveled and they have no joy will now the question is how do we walk in the Spirit, how do we begin to get the benefits of the spirit in you may be here today as a teenage college student, you need the Holy Spirit because you are a struggling Christian. Just like the rest of us were all struggling Christians on this side of the grave. First of all I want you to know this, that the Holy Spirit is not hesitant to fill you so that you can walk in the spirit is not as if Mrs. Alana break out of this person's life transform him into the character Jesus and just not in the mood know my friend.

The Holy Spirit is resident, that he might be president. That's the whole point of the spirit. I can say this that the Trinity lives within all believers. Is he eager to show his fruit.

The fruit of the spirit is you let the spirit loose and that's what you get. Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, why then all of this dampness why this powerlessness. Where is the spirit.

Let me give you a clue and then were going to talk specifically about how we can receive the spirit in his fullness.

Now he exists within us. If you're a believer but that he can begin to break out of your life into Christ likeness which is what he wants. Hope you do too.

And that is simply this, that when we must realize is that it says in Ephesians chapter 4 verse 28 verse 30 it says this grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed until the day damage the grief of the spirit. What grieves the spirit will write in its context. We won't take time to read it, but it's the end of chapter 4 right in this context is talking about anger gossip spirit of unforgiveness. That'll quench the spirit spirit is gonna continue to work you'll continue to work but is not as if he's going to be seen by others by your friends by your family. There's no way because you're so full of anger you are being controlled by anger, unforgiveness, and although sent and the list anymore since that grieve the spirit because they all agreed the spirit so the fact is that what we need to do as believers is there is a point can fashion give you three words and by the way, I went over it quickly, but do you notice that I emphasize the indwelling of the spirit which represents the companionship of Christ. We talked about the ceiling of the spirit that indicates the ownership of Christ. We talked about the baptism of the Spirit partnership of Christ. Now we talked about the filling of the spirit. The discipleship of Christ.

You still waiting you give us those four ships and write them down in her bulletin is a good reason I didn't think of them until this morning I had a busy week two.

So what do we do first word and I'm giving you three words.

First word is confession sin grieves the spirit you are living in perpetual sin grieves the Holy Spirit. He's not going to show himself in your life. People are going to really look hard and safe of your life. You know, I'm looking for Jesus in your attitude here, but I'm not finding him anywhere.

Confession confession means that we get rid of all of the guilt is.

You can't have joy as long as you have guilt is another reason why the world can have joy as long as your conscience is troubling you. And there's that low-grade will. It means that you thoroughly confess as a Christian and lay it all out for God to forgive you and cleanse you, so that your heart is clear your conscience is clear. Now the Holy Spirit says now I can begin to do my work confession related to that. We also have submission. Your writing it down. Submission present your bodies a living sacrifice wholly acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

James chapter 4, I think it is dearly beloved, submit yourselves to God is something why is it that you and I struggled with submission.

When we know right well that God knows what makes us think that our way is better than God that if we submit it isn't going to be for our benefit, because it is. It's for his glory and for our benefit. It is pride that keeps us bound saying my way or the highway.

God you're here to help me on my agenda. I don't want to submit to your agenda grieves the spirit save submission and then in order that it might rhyme. I add another word and that is anticipation. What do I mean by anticipation they faith you can walk in the fullness of the spirit, if you're gonna look at your emotions I you can you wake up in the morning and you're overwhelmed by your anxiety or overwhelmed with issues and it got all kinds of things and you say, boy I sure don't feel filled with the spirit today. You don't. And guess what, you don't have to if you have faith as you received Christ Jesus the Lord. So walking up you go to a bookstore and you buy a two-volume set and and you come home and you only have one volume have to go back and pay for the other.

Again, no, you go get it because it's part of the deal. You receive Jesus Christ as your Savior. You receive redemption you receive righteousness, which was the message last time. And guess what the other volume is the fullness of the Holy Spirit who dwells with in us, who has baptized us, sealed us and now desires to lead us control us and guide us to, and the Holy Spirit is going all that work in you and I are fiddling around wondering how in the world. This is work. So what we do is we do it in faith. Now this isn't all as if to say, well, you know, here's another three step program confession submission anticipation.

I realize that that isn't just as if that's the formula because, for example, the washing of water through the word reading our plan that we talked about today getting the word of God in our hearts.

Now you're clean through the word which I've spoken unto you, Jesus said, and all that that that becomes a part of discipleship that were talking about here. Following Christ. So there are the disciplines that kick in here and it's coming to church with other believers in connecting together and we can't enter into the fullness of the love of Christ.

The Bible says, unless our hearts are net together in love is all that becomes part of it but basically that's a part of confession and submission and faith. So what do you do when you really don't feel filled with the spirit you say father as I have done hundreds of times I may say Lord I do not really feel filled with the spirit today. I'm distracted. This isn't really my day got issues. I faith I received the spirit in his fullness. I come to drink at the fountain. I don't have to agonize that the Spirit would control me. He wants to do that that's settled, I am going to receive his fullness by faith.

Today I'm going to trust him to guide me.

I'm gonna trust him to lead me I'm going to trust him to be all that I need today of him. We are in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto his rude wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption accepting the whole package today for myself and lo and behold as a response to faith, God begins to do his work. You can do it without faith.

You know in Egypt.

Can you imagine this, those pyramids when archaeologists dug down into the pyramid and they found those monies. They also found that very with the dead. Often times there was green.

They took that grain and they planted it, gave it sunshine and water in a group maze for 4000 years. There was life in that green that was held but it needed water and sunshine to grow.

There are believers filled with the Holy Spirit filled with God himself. We will make our abode with him said Jesus. There are believers and you look at their lives you're looking for Jesus can find because Jesus said, except the cornet we fall into the ground and die. It abides alone, but if it dies, it brings forth fruit begins through confession you sale what if I fail got 100 times a day.

You confess 100 times a day. You say what you really got is something better for me. Yes he does. But if you're at that stage. That's what you do, you're going through a time you submit to God and then you do it again and again ownership of your own light begins to pop up and you say no this is God situation. This is God's document I give it to you in faith, God, that's what submission is, and I anticipate that in me and through me. You will do the miracles that you need to do for your glory for Your Honor, here's what we're going to do today. It's a little different than usual. I'm going to pray a prayer and I want everyone here to pray it. It is going to begin with, thanking Jesus for redemption and his forgiveness. And if you've never trusted Christ as Savior. You can pray this prayer along with us. I invite you to receive Jesus today disabled pastor I've already received Jesus fine. Pray this prayer as an affirmation of your faith, and then what were going to do is were going to go through confession. Unfortunately we have to do that quickly in the service because what some of you really need is an hour alone with God. Finally, let it all get out.

I'm hearing a little twittering through the congregation. Could it be because your agreeing with me that you are and then what we have to do is to yield and then by faith, trust the Holy Spirit to begin to lead us and we do this as often as necessary. Every single day until walking in the spirit becomes a habit. No DL Moody found that this church that the reason I have to be filled with the Holy Spirit so often is because I leak and I leak. So we come again and again we come to drink of the fountain that Jesus promised all those who believed on him, however going to do or to pray out loud and that a given phrase by phrase course, you don't have to pray. If you don't want to pray this but I'm saying most of you are going to want to. And no matter what level of struggle you're at, you are invited to pray for only Christians that God has his ones that struggle the others gathered in heaven or struggles over to pray a brief prayer and I'll tell you when you join father I ask in Jesus name that for many people. This message may be transforming. I pray today that throughout whether it's the radio or the Internet or those watching or those who will listen to this sermon in some way.

May they be changed forever because of your blessed Holy Spirit.

And now let us pray together. Oh father, thank you for saving me from my sin, I thank you.

Then Jesus died in my place as my substitute I receive him as my personal savior and now as best I know how I confess my sins bring to mind all the issues that have grieved your spirit. Help me to confess those sins, and forsake them I cannot do it.

Lord, you must help me and so father. Now I yield myself to you I give myself to you body soul and spirit every closet of my life is open to you.

Show me what you see and grant me the grace to turn it all over to you.

I submit to you as my Lord every square inch of who I am. I submit now father in faith I receive the filling of the spirit. I thank you that the Holy Spirit dwells within me. I thank you that he baptized me into the body.

I thank you father that he sealed me to the day of redemption and now father in faith I receive his fullness for my Christian walk. I thank you in faith that tomorrow is going to be different than today.

I'm going to trust your spirit to lead me I'm going to trust your spirit to reproduce in the life of Christ and father is best I know how I intend to walk with you until the day of my redemption in Jesus name, just as you are praying on today's Moody Church. Our Dr. Erwin Lutzer brought another in a series of eight messages on the inheritance of the redeemed believers in Jesus have been adopted as sons and daughters of God. This mind expanding fact is made clear in Ephesians chapter 1 next time. Another gift God gives to all who've put their faith in Christ. The gift of son ship lockdowns economic chaos thousands dying culvert 19 has changed all of us forever.

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