The primary work of the Holy Spirit: 1. Brings Salvation - The biggest blessing we wait and look for is in the 3 things (Spirit of Warning, Spirit of Revelation, Spirit of Prediction) 2. Obstacles to the work of the Holy Spirit in the church: Religious spirits, Generational curses. 3. Act of God through the Holy Spirit: Creates a new family, Gives us a new destiny, A new covenant. God's purpose is to make us kings, priests and prophets (Anointed of God)
The Holy Spirit is a divine person not just an environment or feeling. We need to understand the nature, attribute and work of the holy spirit. Advantages of knowing the holy spirit - Sanctification, Orientation, Revelation, Supernatural strength and Creativity & innovation. When the holy spirit shows up or when we have an encounter, it for us to devote ourselves to him. Our desire for the holy spirit is what will transform and move us. And the holy spirit will display its power to those who are humble and obedient.
What lessons do we learn from David? 1. God orchestrates opportunities for you to function in the anointing God has called you for 2. The things that move the heart of God will grip your heart when you are anointed 3. Even when opportunities present themselves they must be worthy of God 4. Beware of the "elder brother syndrome" 5. When opportunities arise, you must produce results after the engagement 6. Prepare for responsibility 7. Do not look for greatness
8 Learning Points (Day 1 to 3)
1. Jesus Christ is the prototype, configuration, quality and standardization 2. What we're being called to is more glorious than what we do 3. Transformation is a matter of necessity 4. Simple things can make a huge difference 5. There's a huge responsibility on this church for the city 6. Our inward condition remains the same if the change is not induced by the Holy Spirit. 7. The ultimate goal of the Holy Spirit is to give us a well ordered life. 8. Purpose precedes design
Mon, Feb 29, 2016
How does the Holy Spirit change the inner man? (A) Conviction of sin, availability of righteousness and judgement. People cannot change their lives unless there is a conviction by the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is in you, you will know which battles to fight. God will fight for you. When the Holy Spirit is in you: 1. We find true repentance 2. The old life loses its grip 3. Guilt and condemnation are removed (B) The Holy Spirit guides us to all truth. The truth is the word of God. Through the word of God: 1. Deception is broken 2. The Believer is set free 3. The believer enters into divine living
When we have a new experience with God: 1. We will have access to the things that we were not able to access before 2. We will be able to control the things that we were unable to control before, for example bad habits, rebellious children. The devil targets first born's because he knows that if they succeed they pave a way for the ones that come after them. Be the first born in your family (being the first in your family to do things e.g. get married, education)
A New experience is the capacity of an issue to be solved without the conventional way. The Holy Spirit will carry you to a new experience - be ready to be covered by the Holy Spirit like Mary (mother of Jesus). Never stop to confess because of the past/yesterday experiences. People have different experiences: your experience is not mine.
The Holy Spirit is the presence of God in our lives, which propels us to our destinies and introduces us to our capabilities. It is through Him that we align with our purpose in God. We can thus only go as far as we allow Him to take us. Through our level of sacrifice and obedience to God, He can mould us to becoming new people to advance the kingdom. Integrity and sacrifice is a necessity to becoming the reflection of God.The voice of God is simple but powerful, that is how He leads us to and from the place of wilderness, which is why fellowship with Him is necessary.