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Who is the Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit?
You are not alone in wondering who the Holy Spirit is

Written by GodLife
Series: Look to Jesus
Tags: Holy Spirit
Have you ever wondered who the Holy Spirit is? You are not alone. Followers of John the Baptist had to admit, "We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." (Acts 19:2).

So let’s look into God’s Word to find out some things about the Holy Spirit, and why this is such an important subject:

WHO is the Holy Spirit?
He is the Spirit of God and of Jesus Himself (Romans 8:9). John 16:13 says, “He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth…”

WHAT does the Holy Spirit do?
The Holy Spirit comforts us (John 14:16); prays for us (Romans 8:26); and guides us to the truth (John 16:13). These are just a few things the Holy Spirit does for us.

WHERE is the Holy Spirit?
The Holy Spirit is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-8), yet lives right inside of us. “Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God” (1 Corinthians 6:19 NLT)

WHY did the Holy Spirit come?
To bring glory to Christ and to give us the strength to spread His message everywhere: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

The Holy Spirit’s Power in Our Life
Galatians 5:16 says, “So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves.”

Other religions tell us to live a certain way, but only Christians have the power to live God’s way: The Holy Spirit living inside us. How do we connect to this power?

You must want to be guided by the Spirit (Matthew 5:6)
Confess your sins (1 John 1:9)
Give every area of your life to God (Romans 12:1-2)
By faith, claim the Holy Spirit’s power, according to his Command (“be filled with the Spirit” – Ephesians 5:18) and his Promise (“when we ask according to His will, he hears us . . .” – 1 John 5:14)
You could talk to God and say something like this: “Dear God, I need You. I’m sorry for all the wrong things I have done. I want you to help me. I know my sins are forgiven because you sent Jesus to die on the cross. Thank you for forgiving me. I want Jesus Christ to take control of my life. Please fill me with Your Holy Spirit; give me Your wisdom and power to live a life that brings glory to you.”

Look to Jesus…
…to fill you with His Holy Spirit, giving you the strength to live a life that glorifies Him.

Part 3: Get Direction from the Bible

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A Miracle?

march 12, 2015

A Miracle?
Did dead mother save her baby from beyond the grave? Three US cops
claim mystery 'woman's voice' called to them from flooded car where
they found baby alive beside her mother's body – 14 HOURS after crash
  *   Lynn Groesbeck, 25, was driving home from her parents' house
Friday night when she veered off roadway and into Spanish Fork River  *   Fisherman found the car the next day, partially submerged in the river
  *   Groesbeck was found dead in driver's seat of vehicle, while her
baby girl was alive in the back seat, above the frigid river waters  *   Police officers said they heard an unknown woman's voice asking
softly for help as they approached the overturned car  *   Lily Groesbeck, 18 months old, was flown to Primary Children's
Hospital, where she was in stable condition and is improving

The four officers who rescued an 18-month-old toddler from the wreck
of a submerged car on Sunday said they launched into their heroics
when they heard desperate pleas for help coming from a woman inside.

But when the four men used all their strength to right the red Dodge
sedan, they found little Lily Groesbeck to be the only passenger left
alive in the vehicle.

Her mother, 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, had passed away the
night before when she lost control of the car and could not possibly
have called for the men to help save her child.

'For two nights I've laid awake trying to figure out exactly what it
could be. All I know is it was there, we all heard it,' Spanish Fork
Police Officer Tyler Beddoes said. 'It was extra motivation.'[Lone survivor: 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck (left) and her
18-month-old daughter, Lily (right), were found inside a crashed car
in Utah's Spanish Fork river on Saturday. Groesbeck pictured above in
a photo posted to Facebook]

Lone survivor: 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck (left) and her
18-month-old daughter, Lily (right), were found inside a crashed car
in Utah's Spanish Fork river on Saturday. Groesbeck pictured above in
a photo posted to Facebook[Spanish Fork Police Officers Tyler Beddoes, left, and Jared Warner,
right, and Spanish Fork City Firefighters Lee Mecham, second from
left, and Paul Tomadakis, second from right, answered questions Monday
night regarding be the first responders on scene]

Spanish Fork Police Officers Tyler Beddoes, left, and Jared Warner,
right, and Spanish Fork City Firefighters Lee Mecham, second from
left, and Paul Tomadakis, second from right, answered questions Monday
night regarding be the first responders on scene[Submerged: The temperature in the river was near freezing throughout
the night after the car hit the river. Water flowed into the car
through broken windows and rushed just below Lily's head]
Submerged: The temperature in the river was near freezing throughout
the night after the car hit the river. Water flowed into the car
through broken windows and rushed just below Lily's head[Tragic: Groesbeck died in the crash, but her baby, Lily, survived, is
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according to CNN.

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Abilities Of The Human Spirit

The Bible shows us that there’re three important
virtues that God has given to human beings.
Cats and dogs don’t have them, neither do demons nor angels; only human beings express these three virtues, as clearly delineated for us in the above scripture.
Now, faith is the ability to acknowledge the invisible and to act, in spite of sensory perceptions.
Hope is the ability to expect and to project into the future. Love is the ability to give and accept value, trust, and fellowship. If you observed these definitions
closely, you’d have noticed the emphasis on the word, “ability.” In reality, these three are abilities; they’re important abilities and virtues. God gave these abilities of the human spirit to us
as tools. If they’re tools, then we must use them. Let’s take faith for example: Jesus was with His disciples in a boat and was sleeping at the rear. A strong wind
arose, and water began to flow into the boat. Agitated, the disciples woke Jesus up and said, “Master, don’t you care that we’re in danger?” But He responded by asking them, “Where is your faith?” (Mark 4:38-40). In other words, “You should have used your faith.”
The problem wasn’t the wind, neither was it the water; it wasn’t the circumstances either. What Jesus
asked for was their faith. He was saying to them, “No matter what happens to you in this world, no matter the circumstances in which you find yourselves, what you need is your faith. Always put it to work.” The only principles that’ll exist in the world to come are faith, hope, and love. That’s why it’s
essential for us to understand them and put them to work. We’ve been given abilities that aren’t unstable, but remain always. They’ll always work and produce
results for us.
Prayer
Thank you, dear Father, for your
indescribable gifts and abilities
at work in me. As a good steward
of your manifold grace, I’m
perfected in every good work to
do your will, doing that which
is well-pleasing in your sight, in
Jesus’ Name. Amen.1-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
2-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
Romans
9:30-10:1-21
Psalms 78
Ephesians
6:21-24
Isaiah 58

 

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You Don’t Need To Ask Him

More often than not, people think the purpose
for prayer is asking God for things. Prayer
isn’t about asking God for things. It’s just that the word,
“Prayer” is a generic word, but many only look at one
of its synonyms, which is to ask or make requests;
but there’s more to prayer than making requests and
entreaties. The higher purposes of prayer have nothing
to do with asking for things.
Due to the misconception of the purposes of
prayer, when some Christians read our opening
scripture above, the next thing that comes to their
minds is making requests of God. But that scripture
needs to be well understood. Jesus didn’t say, “What
things soever ye ask for, when ye pray…”; He said,
“What things soever ye desire, when ye pray….” He
didn’t say you should ask!
This means, when you’re praying, whether in
praise or in worship, and you have a desire, just believe
that that desire has been granted you. You don’t need
to ask Him! The Bible says, “…for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him”
(Matthew 6:8). He knows what you desire; He knows
You Don’t Need To Ask Him
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye
desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them,
and ye shall have them (Mark 11:24).
Acts 21:17-36
Job 29-31
Galatians 3:13-22
Isaiah 32
Prayer
Precious and loving Father, how awesome is your Name in all the earth! Your love reaches to
the heavens; your faithfulness is everlasting. You feed all humanity from the abundance of your own
house, letting them drink from your river of delights. As I enjoy a rich time of fellowship with you
in prayer today, I receive all my heart’s desires, in Jesus’ Name.
Amen.

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