Brad Rud, January 19, 2020
FILLED by the HOLY SPIRIT
Matthew 5:48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
SIN: To intentionally break a known law of God.
John 20:22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 1:4-5 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.
Requirement One for Being FILLED by the Holy Spirit
Perfection- Freedom from the GUILT of sin.
A gift received by faith/ offered through Christ’s death.
Requirement Two for Being FILLED by the Holy Spirit
Cleansing- Freedom from the POWER of sin.
A gift received by faith/ offered through Christ’s life.
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 3:9 “No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God.”
1 John 5:18 “We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him.”
Requirement Three in Being Filled by the Holy Spirit
“Consecration”- The Complete Surrender/Setting Apart of a Life to Christ.
Consecration involves a Transfer of Ownership
If you do not crown him Lord OF all, you have not crowned him Lord AT all.