20 Mar

THE HOLY GHOST IN THE CHURCH

  • The word church is  the  English   translation from  the Greek word ekklesia, which means    assembly or gathering of God’s people.
  • The most distinguishing feature, or the most  powerful attribute of the new Testament church is God’s spirit, the Holy Ghost.
  • If we were to look at Genesis chapter 1 verses 1 …. 3. (we have the same Spirit).

“One God and Father” 

  • Ephesians 4 and verse 6 says, “One God  and  Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
  • The power of the Holy Ghost has fulfilled God’s promise to the church, that the gates of hell shall not Prevail against it.
  • The church has power, the saints have power. The power is by the Holy Spirit.

ATTRIBUTE of the HOLY GHOST

  • POWER > “But you shall receive power after  that  the Holy Ghost is come upon you“. Acts chapter 1 vs: 8.
  • Seals the believer > “in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise”. Ephesians 1 vs: 13
  • Sanctifies the believer > 1Peter 1 vs: 2. 2Thessalonians 2 vs. 13.

Spirit  of Adoption

  • For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8 vs: 15.
  • Verse 16 > The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
  • Places you in the body of Christ > For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 1Corinthians 12 vs: 13.

The Comforter (Holy Ghost). 

  • Beareth Witness > The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: Romans 8 vs: 16.
  • Spirit of Truth > John 14 vs: 17. John 15 vs: 26. 1John 4 vs: 6.
  • Earnest deposit > Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

AMEN.

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