Archive for the ‘2011 Operating as God’s Child’ Category

Keys to the Kingdom 1 revelation

In Matthew 16:19, and again in 18:18, Jesus made a promise to those who believe in Him. It is a promise with far reaching consequences and implications. If fact, it the basis of who we are and what we are able to do in the Kingdom. I will give you the keys of the kingdom [...]

The Spirit Part 12

The Holy Spirit is a gift to us from Jehovah, the Lord God Almighty (Acts 2:38, 10:45, 1Cor. 6:9, Heb. 6:4). A gift is something freely given. But then there’s the other side. The one receiving the gift can choose to accept it and use it, or, to reject it, set it aside, or otherwise [...]

The Spirit part 11

The title of this study series, Jacob’s Well, comes from John Chapter 4, where Jesus encounters the woman at the well in Samaria. John 4:3 He left Judea and returned to Galilee. John 4:4 It was necessary for Him to go through Samaria. John 4:5 And in doing so, He arrived at a Samaritan town [...]

The Spirit part 10

The vast difference between living and operating with the thought processes and actions of the world and living and operating with the thought processes and actions of God is nicely explained in Romans 7:9 through 8:17. Here Paul is discussing his life as lived in the flesh as opposed to his life lived in the [...]

The Spirit part 9

We’ve noted before that as His children, God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control (2 Tim 1:7). The Holy Spirit is a [...]

The Spirit part 8

It is important to understand that the infilling of the Holy Spirit is different that being saved. We’ve already made note of this difference, but it has to be clearly seated in our understanding before we can really begin to focus on the process of being baptized, fully immersed in, or infilled with the Holy [...]

The Spirit part 7

God’s original intent for humanity was for us to live a life fully imbedded in the Holy Spirit. So, the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being ( Gen. 2:7). Adam and Eve were Holy [...]

The Spirit part 6

Each of God’s children has the opportunity to be filled with the Holy Spirit with the concomitant ability to speak in the language of the Spirit. But, each of God’s children also has the right to accept the opportunity or deny it. Each is to make the decision on his/her own (Deut. 30:19). The infilling [...]

The Spirit part 5

Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy. But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a [...]

The Spirit part 4

We’re not ready to let go of our discussion of the infilling of the Holy Spirit, just yet. In our discussion last Sunday evening, we brought up the “why” of this baptism. After Jesus’ resurrection, He met with the disciples, And while being in their company and eating with them, He commanded them not to [...]