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January 3, 2021 7:00 am
Welcome to worship in the word with customer.
When a series called the God I never knew which is about the most misunderstood person in the Trinity Holy Spirit in today's message Pastor Robert shares how the Holy Spirit has a mind will and emotions and what that means for our relationship with us.
Robert has some very insightful things to share.
So let's join this week. The title of the message is is the personality thing why this is extremely extremely important question.
The answer there are entire theological persuasions I could name several that do not believe the Holy Spirit is a person they believe that he is a force or a power. The reason it is important to understand that he is a person and and it is clear in Scripture, it is clear in Scripture. He is a person we shot we saw last week and Jesus referring to him. He when he comes, he will okay so is no doubt is worth. But here's the reason it's important if you don't see him as a person, then you will never develop a personal relationship with him very important say if you don't see him as a person. Why would you ever talk to him, don't you will develop a personal relationship with a force or power, but what I realize when I thought about this is this even a sharp year but really the Holy Spirit really isn't. His name spelled out his name is his description it says function in the family. For instance, listen God the father for his functioning in the Trinity is the father is to be the father God the son and God the Spirit listen his Navy is God. That's his name is function is to be the spirit that indwells us and empowers us and leads us and guides us in the altered so he's a person, but how do we know what what distinguishes a person your your person, but you're setting on a chair is is the chair person not so what distinguishes a person leaps on my site life while Atreides has life but trees not a person can't.
Contrary to what some bricks might data that you can have a conversation with a tree. You can call but you will hear much I promise. Saw tree is not a person but it's alive. A person exhibits the marks of a person balancing and I can explain you when we get the word personality but you can see the light of his person, right limited theological definition of of a person. A person has a soul that's how you know a person is not an analogical person has a soul, and according to Scripture, we after all the study for hundreds of years old on the soul soul was made up of three parts. You probably heard this mind will and emotions. We think with our minds we desire without wheels, and we feel with our emotions.
When you say get we think with our minds we desire without wheels, and we feel with our emotions so listen.
Is it possible that the Holy Spirit is trying to help us think what God thinks desire what God desires and feel what God feels and according to Scripture he's living inside of you. So literally, if you want to know what God thinks about something you have God living in you and he can tell you what God thinks because he is God maintain how God feels about it because he is guarding. Tell you what God desires in that situation because he is gone or are you following so the Holy Spirit is a person and let me give you these I want to explore each of these three points a little further.
So here's number one.
He has a mind Holy Spirit hands on mind but John 1613 says, however, when he the spirit of truth is gone.
He will guide you into all truth. How could he guide you into all truth unless he knows all truth, and he knows it because he has knowledge he is on mission omniscience comes into words only means all science brings knowledge. God has all knowledge. The Holy Spirit knows everything. He knows everything. Okay, so here's what I will bring it to.
I'm not really I thought one of them is really trying to prove to you that always hurts a person like most of Yorty believe that I'm trying to show you the benefits of him being a person. So here's what I here's one of the benefits of him having a month. Listen, you have someone living inside of you who knows everything about everything and has committed himself to be your teacher. He knows everything. I remember one time I was looking us in Scripture and I was trying to figure out what it meant.
It was on those difficult scriptures and I read all the concordances own it lexicons the commentaries that I went through everything I can go through anything and am sitting here with my computer now.
After all, with the with the highest Bible program that that you can purchase so I got everything you can think of on there and I've done about three hours on her at the Scripture to figure out all the sudden I felt like I just had this feeling like the Holy Spirit was standing right beside and he said to me, what you doing I said I'm trying to figure out what the Scripture means with no help from you, I might add, and I felt like that you know you speak of these impressions and I felt like you said me. Do you think I know what it means you think. I know that Scripture is the will of course you know them explicitly set monthly assessment watches that in slobs like this okay and I was about site.
What is it me and the answer was there like that in Scripture from other places came to be just like that that backed it up and showed what Scripture meant now I'm not saying that happens a lot. I'm simply saying, and I think it's good to study.
Obviously you like it that I study, but I am saying that the Holy Spirit can be your teacher and he has a mind we know he has the mind of God is not let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus is Holy Spirit mine. You have it, so he has a mind here's number two has a will. Holy Spirit has a will act 16 six now when they both refers you and the region of Galatia. They were forbidding online upward forbidding by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.
We know later they did go to Asia but this time he forbade them northward forbidding means or forbade it means to exercise your will never forbid your children to have some sweets before they eat. And then sometimes you have to take him to the other room and forbade them so the Holy Spirit forbade he exercised his will over them and he has a will. Okay so again the obvious question is, since he has a will and since obviously his will is the will of God and you would like to know God's will for your life. When I get to know him when he said Ludwig if you would like to know God's will for your life to know God.
This is one of the number one questions that Christians have and ideas. How can I know God's will. Well, there are two ways that you can know God's will. Okay, the general will of God and the specific will of God. The general will of God. We know by his word, the specific will of God.
We know by his voice when we give some examples. If you want to know how to be married how to treat your spouse if you want to know about marriage. It's in the Bible, the general will of God. But if you want to know whom to marry. It's not in their fibula which job to take if you want to know where to live or what house to buy. That's not in their but how to operate your finances in a scriptural way how to operate your business in a scriptural way how to be a godly husband and father.
That's in there but you know specifically how to deal with the gifting of each child. That's not in their how you don't do that. Listen, the Holy Spirit, he will guide you into all truth if you will know what to pray. Nominalism said what if you will know how to pray it similar by said Lord teaches break, how to praise him or if you will know what to pray. You have to know the Holy Spirit as a matter fact I might shock you none of you know what to pray and will say Scripture says we do not know what to bring. Only the Holy Spirit. How many of you have ever heard of Romans 828 never let Scripture shortly to remind you, it says, and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those are called according to purpose okay. We all like that Scripture, when we go to verses right before Romans eight this I should turn your verse 26 and 27 likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray you say that the national more time did you say that the Bible say we do not know what we should pray for you you I'm losing you.
Are you there because some of you think I know what break know you don't smarty I just read the Bible. Don't argue with the Bible you don't know what to pray without the Holy Spirit.
If you do know what the price because he told you the only reason any of us will know (we do not know how to what the pray goes on for as we ought, but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now he who searches the heart. Now watch this. We been going on was the mind .2 was a will watch carefully for he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the spirit is breezy as a mind. By the way, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the what will of God.
So the way that you're going to be able to know the mind of God, and know the will of God is know the person living in you who has the mind, and who has a will of a silly way, if you know that there were times in history were only one person could hear God I got could show you in Scripture. Generations that lived on this earth and only one person heard from God. During that generation is not a fact. There's a time for 400 years in the Bible, God did not speak to one person that we know of that we know he did not speak to one person and acceptor two on the day of Pentecost the room to cover that in the series. Peter stands up and says this is what the prophet Joel was speaking about that in the last days, pour out my Spirit on all flesh.
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy a prophesy unless you can hear God the Holy Spirit speak he says your young man will see visions, and your old man will dream dreams. By the way, I'm still seeing visions were living the greatest time because God can speak to you personally ever person can hear God through the Holy Spirit.
The personal spirit that I cannot say something this one the most important things a liver to value. I can hear God with you but not for you. The whole reason Jesus came was to have a personal relationship with you is always anything you can't have a personal relationship with someone through someone else see some will say well we have a relational father through the son white Jesus is God. Your relationship with God save the Holy Spirit. Not believing safety Council what you don't ask what God is saying, you ask Mike hearing God correctly does this lineup. Yes for godly counsel. You don't ask others to hear God for men.
One time guy came up to me in church and said to me as Robert can you get a word from God for me. Can you get a word from God for innocent and listen if God tells me something, nothing, but he doesn't tell me nothing I can. I can tell you in the next day. Like why can't I just happen to think of this. I was almost going to dismiss it and then thought, well, the last lesson work you have words that got more to get tell him I want to talk to him personally so you can know the mind of God. If you know the Holy Spirit you can know the will of God by getting know the Holy Spirit. Here's number three. He has emotions. The Holy Spirit has emotions.
Galatians chapter 5 will get Ephesians for moment that this is the famous passage of the furred the spirit, but we understand that all of these are the characteristics of a person. Galatians 5 verses 22 and 23 but the fruit of the spirit gives love. Okay, listen person loves trees don't love a person loves that through the Spirit is love, Joy. Okay a person has joint peace a person has peace, long-suffering a person is long-suffering or you're getting the just of it kindness.
A person has kindness, goodness, faithfulness, a person is faithful gentleness. A person is gentle and self-control. A person has self-report all of the fruits of the spirit or characteristics of a person always first person okay now look at Ephesians 4, verse 30 says and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Okay, don't grieve the Holy Spirit less than grief is an emotion and it says that the Holy Spirit can be grieve and alert the Holy Spirit can have grief and regret. Ephesians about joy. Take joy and grief are emotions, and both of those verses are describing the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has feelings he has feelings, so this is don't grieve the Holy Spirit. Now remember one the best ways to find out the meaning of a passage is to see the context of the passage so will generate a few verses before and few verses after I see we figure out what grieve the Holy Spirit because we were told not to do so. You told not to do it when you want to know what does. What what would I want my not supposed to mess with the grieving, but how do you greet Mike so if you backup verse 25 Ephesians 4 verse 25 says, therefore, put away, lying okay listen wonderful sum it up for you lying grieve the Holy Spirit let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor for members of one another. Be angry and do not see a do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil that would grieve the Holy Spirit. Let him who stole steel no longer stealing would grieve the Holy Spirit but rather live and labor work of his hands.
What is good and that he may have something to give to him resonate not giving would grieve the Holy Spirit let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth. A corrupt word would grieve the Holy Spirit.
But what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hear your and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness bidders would grieve the Holy Spirit laugh, clamor, and evil speaking, all that would grieve the Holy Spirit, be put away from you at all miles be kind to one another, cognizant one, the fruits of the spirit, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ, rigid again. Let me sum it up, what grieve the Holy Spirit see him when a believer walks and disintegrates Holy Spirit makes the Holy Spirit set why because the Holy Spirit loves you and when you walk in CN.
It's going to hurt so he said if you saw one of your children doing something that was going to hurt him or her. Would you be said, see, that's why this that's all that's Holy Spirit K says don't grieve that what you think of for moment about this motion. Grief. Grief is brief is a sadness that you feel when you lose intimacy with a person. For instance, if a person that's upfront close family RRR a friend of dies you grief right there grieving because you lost intimacy you noncommittal talk that person anymore. Have conversations reduced up that is rated but if you know the Lord. You don't see that person again one day.
Right but you still grieve because you don't have intimacy right now with the person that is everyone following that, please catch this. That's why the Holy Spirit fills when believer sin. He knows that you don't lose your salvation.
We sent you lose your intimacy say he knows he's going to see you again.
You're going to go to heaven because you go to heaven, not by works or by grace any other foundation that is a horrible foundation try to build your life, so he knows yelp will have eternal fellowship together. Because this person is truly safe.
But as long as this person walks in CN, we can have intimacy. So he's grieving because he lost intimacy with you.
You follow the same after I got saved a few months later is my birthday and Debbie sent me what you want for your birthday. I don't remember what I said. I just remember the next morning when I was meeting with the Lord is what I felt like the Holy Spirit said me what you will for me for your birthday Novella Mary thought about asking so what you asked me for birthday gift every year.
And so every year when my natural birthday comes around. I asked the Lord for something now I don't. It's not like I asked for Corvette in or something like that. I asked for something in my life to be able to be a better husband and father to take to walk more free, more freely in an area, things like that. Okay so that year so anyway that was one of effort at safe so years later, when you go back. I was turning 30 years old, Jesus began his ministry. We start a union always is like a big deal to me spiritually. Lord said what he won't for 30 birthday and I thought about it for a while and I said I want to really hear you more clearly. I want to build the hear you for my family to minister to people I want to build the hear you. So that weekend. My birthday was on Monday that Friday Saturday Sunday I was speaking in the conference there were three of a speaking conference. I spoke Friday night and it was just amazing. I mean, it was amazing. I'm rethinking I'm already getting my my birthday wish from the Lord. I went back to the hotel room. I was by myself traveling like them.
I don't travel by myself anymore but I was traveling alone and I was flipping through the channels and something came own that I shouldn't watched you know I'm always very honest with you some of you this is happened and some of you, you know I'm not falling in this area and some of you have but I watch something that I should not watched in the next night in the service. It was totally different from the night before. Now I knew I prayed and asked for forgiveness. I confess it to the Lord. I confess that the Debbie even. But it was just something was different.
What happened was I had listened I had grieve the Holy Spirit.
I lost intimacy because he knew if I quit back down that line that I came out of that it would ruin my life. Nothing. He was great on Sunday morning.
The speaker got steak and he was an older man again. I was turning 30, I think Elia ministry is about my age and he was in his 70s and he said I will speak on something that's different than what I was going speak only selling to speak on grieving the Holy Spirit and he talked about how that will have a sin in our life that the Holy Spirit says to us, don't do that. Don't do that and we are in essence this is how we grieving we stiff arm but then when we go to minister to people we want him to speak to us, but when he speaking to us about a CN we say we don't listen to you now. But then we turn right around and said okay and am teaching a small group or something when you come now speak to me since I so I'm sitting on the front row is one of the speakers. The conference I'm thinking these things talk about and then he said this, he said in the Lord told me to tell you whatever that sin is if you come to the altar date of such free and I felt I need to go, but I'm one of the speakers of the conference in a and then I had this thought. I thought we know what they're not going to think you know that it's less than I don't think that someone speakers that they want to think probably that I don't pray enough. I don't read my Bible enough and right when I thought that this this aldermanic speaking step, trauma that you don't pray enough. You don't read your Bible. He said I'm talking about that you have a very a shameful, rotten CN in your life and the Lord said me go now, but this fellow. He said if you'll go set you free. Sonja gave invitation. I was the first one I listened to me were talking about the Holy Spirit, but the Lord led me to share this with you is what the Lord told me to tell you if you have a sin holding in bondage.
If you come today will start the process of figuring out you need to understand that freedom is a road. Bondage is a road.
Also see people not realize that bondage is a road you don't fall the first day you fall down the room in the same way freedom is when you turn around on the road and start going back to the want you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert Sherry today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of Pastor Roberts and other messages visit Pastor Robert.com if you haven't already. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community. We hope you enjoyed this message next time. Pastor Robert is going to define the word Pentecost and explain what happened on the day of Pentecost in the Bible.
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