Holy Spirit Working
We believe God created the Heavens and the Earth. We believe that Mary was with child by the touch of the Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus died and rose from the dead. Then why can't we believe in an all powerful God who can and does do miracles not only in Biblical times but always even up to today and beyond?
Holy Spirit Fall on me.
The question is asked, what is the Holy Spirit? This should never be asked the question should be; WHO is the Holy Spirit? He is the Helper and convictor of sin and our teacher. John 14 through to 16 shows He is no an it but a who and one we cannot do without. The one who came and touched the lives of thousands of those who gathered at Shavuot (Pentecost) Acts 2
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know your bodies are a Temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God.You are not your own, for you were brought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
Five fold ministry
Evangelist to save and to gather
Pastors to nurture comfort and protect
Prophets to direction and vision
Teachers to training and growth
Apostles to spread the word to the places sent.
The Holy Spirit Burns in our Lives
Gifts of the Spirit - what are the gifts used for?
Scripture indicates that the gifts of the spirit are equally valid, but not equally valuable. Their value is determined by their worth to the Church. In dealing with this matter, Paul used the analogy of the human body. All members of the body have functions, Paul declared, but some are more important than others (1 Corinthians 12:12-26). The service of each Christian should be in proportion to the gifts, which they possess (1 Corinthians 12-14). All believers, as members of the body of Messiah, must be serving together in order for the body to be fully functional. That is why a Church needs Pastors, Teachers, Helpers, Servants, Administrators, those with great faith, etc. All of the gifts of the Holy Spirit working together are needed to produce the full potential of the church. Since the gifts of the Spirit are gifts of grace, their use must be controlled by the rule of love - the greatest of all the gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 13).
The Holy Spirit is:
He is our very life – Genesis 2:7 - Breathed life into mankind.
He is like a dove – Luke 3:22 - The Holy spirit descended like a Dove.
He is like a covering – Luke 24:49 - The Holy Spirit will settle upon you.
He is like living water –John 7:38 - Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.
He is like a comforter – John 16:7 - The Comforter will come to you.
He is our Teacher – John 14:26 - He will teach you all things.
He is the Power from high - Acts 1:8 You shall receive the power through the Holy Spirit.
He is like wind – Acts 2:2 – There came a sound of a mighty rushing wind.
He is like a fire – Acts 2:3 – Tongues of fire settled on them
He is in our hearts – 2 Corinthians 1:22 – Given the Spirit in our hearts.
He is like a pledge – 2 Corinthians 5:5 – He has given us the pledge of the Spirit.