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Who Is He?

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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December 27, 2020 7:00 am

Who Is He?

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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December 27, 2020 7:00 am

Pastor Robert begins the series "The God I Never Knew"by examining thecharacter of the Holy Spirit. 

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Welcome to worship and the word today were starting a series called the God I never knew when the series pass. Robert clearly explains who the Holy Spirit is what his chief desire is and what he promises to do in our lives is an incredible message. So let's join Pastor Robert, the Holy Spirit, and I want you to know a little bit about who he is now a young lady in John 1415 16 this is a conversation that takes place most theologians believe last 12 hours. Some would say 15 1450 of Jesus's life.

Chapter 14 he's in the eye exam that of the room. The upper room.

We would say even though it's not blown up in the gospel an open room in a home at the Last Supper talking to his disciples the end of 14 verse 31, he says, arise, let us go from here. So they start going to the Mount of olives.

Most people believe in your most theologians believe the chapter 15 he started really enters the garden because he stopped may reside in all injury. He starts with item bye-bye your the branches you read that John 54 John 1415 16 are the last things that he says business cycles before is crucified, and that the main context of what he says is I'm going away. Don't be troubled, though, because I'm gonna send someone else and he's introducing them to the Holy Spirit for John 14. Look at verses 16 and 17. He says, and I will pray the father met him I not jump out at you, but I jumps on me because I would things like and I will pray to the father but just give you a background this word. This is not the normal Greek word for pray this is a word that simply means. Ask most of the time it's translated past. So when you read it that way. It makes more sense.

He says I will ask the father and he will give you another helper, notice the work helper will sit four times that he may abide with you forever. The spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him underlining these words be in him for a reason. I'll tell you in a moment but you know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you not, here's the reason I underline the words he and him. The Bible never ever refers to the Holy Spirit as it never because he is not in yet he is a person and if you don't see him as a person, then you won't develop a personal relationship with him.

You develop a personal relationship with people with persons and so is very important understand he is the third person of the Trinity by nailing down a verses 25 and 26 job John 14 these things I've spoken you while being present with you but the helper, second time uses that word.

The Holy Spirit and the father will send in my name, he will teach you all things. That's incredible and bring to your remembrance all things that are said to you, then look at chapter 15 verse 26 but when the helper third, saying that word comes I shall send you from the father, the spirit of truth who proceeds from the father. He will testify of me. And then look at chapter 16 John 16 verse seven nevertheless I tell you the truth. In other words it's coming arguably went on, but it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away.

The helper for Thomas using the word will not come to nearby the part I will send him to you now order Marie verses eight through 11 in a moment later the message but will gonna verse 12 Mel chapter 60. I still have many things to say to you now what you think about what you're reading the Bible right now. Jesus said, I still have many things to say to you, watch but you cannot bear them now. However, when he the spirit of truth has gone he will guide you in all truth for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak to that settles all argument about whether the Holy Spirit speaks because Jesus said he will speak and he will tell you things to come. So he's going to talk to us. This word helper that we saw four times it's only the Bible five waivers read for about comes from a Greek word for all clay totes. I'm saying it to emphasize both parts of the that the word that makes up the door like polymer clay totes you heard people say Paraclete that's an English pronunciation of Butler Rock Lake toast is the Greek word Paul means alongside Plato's ladies to come to come alongside the Lord Jesus said I want to send you someone is going to come alongside and he's going to hell. So this word can be translated helper can be translated consoler intercessor.

I will send you another console.

I want to send you another intercessor I want to send you another advocate or translate first. John is advocate, but the old keychains which many of us grew up on map translates it is something that you might remember. It translates this word as comforter. I'm going to send you a comforter now. I remember when I thought about that all of us probably have something in our homes is called a comforter right whenever I first got married.

We live in the trailer and in all of our bedding dishes. They were all handed down so we had really a bad Sprint when you have a comforter where the bedspread we went over someone's house. They were showing us around. They had this comforter and Debbie send me that night.

She said you not really want to buy a comforter and I say that's great Things beautiful.

You know, so she bought a comforter. I went to work on is working for my father's company in the survey land surveying division of the survey are one thing saved at the time. We've been married a few months and so I came home that night she succumbs to the new comforter when the endless Alden comforter. While it's great.

Then we ate some dinner, watching TV really going to go to bed and when I walked the end, you're not going to believe what happened someone had stolen our new comforter and put the old bedspread back on the bed.

I was only comforter and Debbie when like this makes it and I know why you women do this, but she got she said Robert that comforter is not for use. It's for looks. I have since discovered we have things in our home that are not for use, therefore, looks we have towels that you can use that I can't use those are the gas towels don't touch the guest tells Robert that but go back now to her site. Her original statement about the comforter when we were first married. Here's what you said that comforter is not for use. It's for looks. How many believers have a comforter that's not for use but just for looks here made the Holy Spirit is not for looks. Case for use. He wants to empower us to enable us to live this life so let me tell you three things about who he is all right.

Here's number one is my helper.

He helped cement. He helps me to know what to say. Sometimes someone will ask you to pray you had this happen and you will pray in the Scripture will come to your mind and you'll pray that Scripture and again they'll say to you, I can't believe you said that Scripture I read that Scripture this morning. I can't believe you said in a course I say well I'm on the gray person. No I say will that was the Holy Spirit. How else can I say the same Scripture that you just read that I say that without the Holy Spirit, so he helps me to know what to say. Sometimes he helps me know what this not to say sometimes become home and your spouse has had a long day and and you start to say something and the Holy Spirit says I wouldn't go there Valerie so he helps us, but I want to show you. John 16 three ways specifically that he helps us and again I want to use this as an analogy of how we have misunderstood the Holy Spirit and help he's gotten a bad rap in the church so John 16.

Look at verse eight and when he has come, he will convict the world of CN and of righteousness and of judgment so you want to convict the whole world of three things CN righteousness and judgment. Now again we see these negatively, but they're not negatively the next three verses explain each one and has the word because, and because helps us understand so when we look at verse nine of CN because they do not believe in me that they want God convict you of the Holy Spirit convicts you of sin, because if you don't understand and believe that your center you'll never believe you need to think so you can get say you know you need a Savior. So the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin.

I got saved in a motel room. Most of you have heard that I got saved in Jake's motel. I was not in church when I got say I'm sorry, but what you don't then you don't have to be set in church to be safe you know that don't know, you don't have to dine a funeral.

It's convenient, but it probably will never church when I got say guns in a motel and what I remember most about that motel room, the conviction, if you been say you know him, you felt so conflicted.

That's the Holy Spirit is modified first Corinthians 12 three says no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit's job to lead us to Jesus. So that's why see this nonnegative goal of CN because I don't believe in Jesus, so that will believe in Jesus ideas the next thing he does verse 10 of righteousness, because I go to my father and will see you no more not talk to you anymore. I'm going to my father okay so you see, you know why because I want to be at the right hand of the father, I want to be making intercession for him will be bringing the two together you can have a relationship with a holy God because your sinful, take care of your sin. Now you and the father control and have a relationship so I'll be up about righteousness. He said I will convict them of righteousness, not righteous living now Holy Spirit does convict us of righteous living, but I believe we should live righteously.

But that's not what this Islamic righteousness.

Righteousness means right standing with God. He wants now eliminating outdoor by the way, for convict. Maybe you can remember convenience when you're convicted you're convinced. If you have a conviction you're convinced in that area that you should live a certain market wants to convince you that because you have believed in Jesus.

You are now in right standing with God. Think about that. That's a pretty good conviction that joy convicts us of sin, so that will believe once we believe he convicts us now were in right standing with God and then look at verse 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

The ruler of this world is judged.

And if this point the reader of the world was Satan at that point and let me show you why we know that John 1231 now is the judgment of this world.

Now the ruler of this world will be cast out. And then John 1430 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming and he has nothing in me. That's like he's telling him listen. Satan is about to be dethroned. I want to take away his authority.

I'm going to strip him and make a public show of him and take away all of the party as I want to take dominion back so let me tell you how we misunderstood what the Holy Spirit does. This is why many people have understood this bill Holy Spirit comes to convict you of CN righteousness and judgment.

This way, we've understood 800 feet.

He's coming to convict you that your center that you're not leaving right.get you your center. You gotta get you know that's not it is coming to convict you of your need for a Savior, and once you accept that Savior convict you that you are now in right standing with God. And now that you're in right standing with God.

He also convict you that Satan has had all of his authority taken wife and has no more authority over you. That's what he wants to convict about 21 for convict about so he's my is my helper. He helps his number two is my friend and he's not weird he's not weird I know this because he's my friend.

Now here's the problem we've seen people talk about the Holy Spirit in their weird right Dante something they would be weird without the Holy Spirit, that they are just weird people know there's a poll out the children. One in three people are weird thoughts are running through it okay going to be some look to the person on your left assignment relative personally right okay now if either one of them look weird so I that's actually not true, it's not. It's not if there's no it's not wanting 3125 years.

The fourth people see weird people and I flee the Holy Spirit must be weird if you don't hear anything else. This message here this can be a normal person, and believe in the person and the power of the Holy Spirit feel happy weird big goofy again I'm not trying to find out a conviction that a good label and I'm just trying to say that you twisted, and he says to the rest of us. If you believe in the Holy Spirit this please him, you can be normal Emily Mills. Who you think made us afraid of the Holy Spirit.

Satan, because when the first church receive the Holy Spirit.

They had thousands saved in the day, healed the sick testing runs out of people, raise the dead and turn the world upside. This will set about in these have turned the world upside down to come to our city to the power of the Holy Spirit the power of the script so when the power of the Holy Spirit.

The revelation the understanding Holy Spirit was returned to the church mainly around the 20th century the turn of the 20th century. Late 1900s early to the 22,000 when the Holy Spirit was really wimpy.

We can understand. I think Satan said I got a mess this up so he could write all this controversy, but the focus on one gift and you got people afraid of the Holy Spirit. He's done a good job. We even say things in and on again I'm not trying to put down those that use this language that we use the word evidence. I'd rather use the word benefits.

Here's the reason.

First of all, I don't think you should focus on one gift, although that gift is valid. It is not passed away if you've heard that nothing is passed away. Heaven and earth will pass away before one word of this book will pass like but here are some evidences are benefits of the Holy Spirit, one is power. You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon the power to witness following specifically powerful and another one is love. First Corinthians 13 talks about love 12 and 14 talk about the gifts and in 13 Paul says if you know I'm I don't care how many gifts you have any doubt. Love fruit is a benefit of the spirit. The fruit of the spirit and the gifts and that's all the gifts not just one power, love, fruit and gifts so here's number three is my God, he's my God now I just want to show you how some of us have been called negatively about the Holy Spirit. When I say he's my God, if I said the father is my God, and you don't have any problem with it are.

I said Jesus is my God, and you have a problem that but I say the Holy Spirit and you have a problem with it some drunk because he's part of the Trinity. There are many universes that expect talk about the Trinity just in the ones we just read. Let me show you the father son and Holy Spirit in one verse one verse John 14 verse 60 and I that's Jesus will pray the father and he will give you another helper for Jesus.

Father Holy Spirit savers. John 1426 but the helper of the Holy Spirit whom the father will send in my name. Holy Spirit father. Jesus said in verse John 1526 but when the helper comes, that's Holy Spirit I Jesus shall send you from the father and then here's one for the father son and Holy Spirit are actually all in the same place at the same time and Nevis have never connected it when Jesus was baptized in Luke 322 and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form like upon and that's Jesus and a voice came from heaven, which said you're my beloved son in you, please the father son and Holy Spirit defer to one another that the father glorifies and magnifies the son son only does the father says the sun tells you that the Holy Spirit is coming when he's coming. The Holy Spirit lead you to Jesus and if we could listen and on a conversation between the father the son and the Holy Spirit. It would sound something like this. Know your wonderful know your wonderful know your wonderful new year one. Your wonderful job. Here are two verses it out right through that the Holy Spirit got at chapter 5, verse three, Peter said Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and then verse four says you've not lied to me on.

But the God who lied to the Holy Spirit. So you like to got I read something years and years ago, in a commentary.

I wrote it down and then I kind of rewrote it because it was old English and it was hard to understand why This is not something I wrote but it's something that I changed a little bit that that a commentator wrote I but all of the sentences have a scripture to back them up and many of the sentences have multiple scriptures to back them on the radio about the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit intercedes for us on earth. The Holy Spirit calls and qualifies ministers for their work is the Holy Spirit who makes them overseers over the flock he hears speaks teaches and guides us into all truth. He glorifies Christ received from Christ shows us Christ and brings all of Christ's words to our remembrance, it is better for us that Jesus laughed so he could come.

He shows us things to come, knows the deep things of God searches all things, and reveals all things where he is, there is liberty.

The writers of the Bible, spoke as they were moved by him. We are warned not to grieve him or clinch him the CN against him is unpardonable because CN against TM is against the only one who can reveal the son to us unless a man is born of the spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. We are convicted by him born again by him led by him feel with him and sealed by that good Holy Spirit to limit day one more thing, I was I was ministering in the church one time years ago and it's back when ministers would sit on the platform and Sollecito on the platform. It was another church that was visiting his feet and during worship. I sold this lady in the congregation and the Holy Spirit spoke a word, so when I got to speak. I said to her man, would you stand up the Holy Spirit to give me work for you.

She stood up and I said to her during worship. I saw you and the Holy Spirit, said to me, Robert, do you know her past and when I said that she literally put her head down.

I think in change. Obviously, but you have to understand that's not where the Holy Spirit left so I said to her I said the Holy Spirit sent me Robert do you know her past and I said no Lord I don't and he said made a dry and I sent her an amount. I know God's mission. I know that I know he knows everything but the Bible says that he has chosen to remember our sins no more, and God want me to tell you since he's chosen not to bring it up again. Why don't you start choosing not to bring it up in and she got this big smile on her face. Satan the person who told me to say that is not aware person is a wonderful person and he wants to get to know you better want you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert shared today and listen to with the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us or check out some of Pastor Roberts at their messages. Visit Pastor if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can be a part of your community were so glad you joined us for the beginning of the series next time were going to learn even more about the Holy Spirit is one Tilden. Have a blessed week

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