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October 13, 2019 - The Spirit Comes (Message by Pastor Stephen)

(If it's not Sunday then listen online at www.crosswindschicago.org and take notes here...)

Being filled with the Spirit means…

  1. Outside power


Ezekiel 37:14 - “And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord.”

2. Inner wonder

The filling of the Spirit is available to all believers.

John 1:32-34 - And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘he on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

Romans 8:16 - The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Galatians 4:6 - And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

John 14:15-17 - “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”

Ephesians 5:18 - And do not get drunk with wine, for this is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.

3. A universal message

1 Corinthians 14:13-14 - Therefore, one who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful.

4. A new life authority

If your a follower here are a few questions…

  1. The Apostles waited for the Holy Spirit… Are you someone who tends to seek to minister in your own strength rather than the Spirits, or tends not to minister at all because you forget you have the Spirit?
  2. How do the images of wind and fire excite you about the reality that you are indwelled by this same Spirit.
  3. Pentecost demonstrates that God keeps his promises. In what ways do you need to remember this truth today?