Why the Lord gives us His Holy Spirit?
1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1st grp of ppl – the ppl of the world
2nd grp of pp – the saved ones
1 Corinthians 2:6-8
However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Hidden wisdom is the msg of the cross.
The msg of the cross is God’s hidden msg kept for us through the ages.
Jesus was crucified for us.
1 Corinthians 2:12
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
Spirit of God, the holy spirit of God!!
The reason why God gives us His holy spirit is so that we might know the things that are freely given to us!! All that Jesus went to the cross to die and pay for us to have!
God gave us His spirit to make us know once and for all when Jesus went to the cross that we can have all things freely given by Him!!
The devil is a bad loser. When he knows that he has lost us, he will stop us from enjoying what Jesus has given to us. But praise Jesus that He has given us holy spirit that we might know the things He has FREELY GIVEN to us.
Charizomai- give freely or things freely given
We pray not to earn blessings. Spirit of the world need us to earn and so careful not to lose. But spirit from God, we know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
This is the spirit of God. The spirit of the world always have lack. The spirit of God freely give!!
And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely (FRANKLY) forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”
Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
He has not only freely given to us but He has freely (frankly) forgiven us!!
Freely forgave is Charizomai
Because we have been freely forgiven all that is why we can freely receive all that has been given on the cross.
Jesus wants us to know we are blessed not because we are obedient but because we are forgiven. Those who knows we are forgiven much will love much!!
Abundance of grace, the gift of righteousness cause us to reign in life!!
Undeserved and unlimited!! The abundance of grace makes us reign in life.
God does not wait for us to come to church in order to bless us.
Is His abundance of grace that we are blessed!!
God has FORGIVEN us ALL!! Many times we need to forgive ourselves, not just other people.
Forgive yourself. Those who has forgiven much love much.
If u think u r forgiven little because u don’t know your flesh.
We have been forgiven many times!
If u find if hard to love yourself, then u have not forgiven yourself.
The Lord has forgiven u and loved u. U r His beloved in whom He is well-pleased!!
When we forgive ourselves we reign in life over sin, over sickness, over depression!! We know we have been forgiven much!!
Jesus’ grace will come in and rush in! When there was no more wine, Jesus gave them overflowing more!
When there is a “no more”, Jesus gives OVERFLOWING!
Grace came. When there is a no really a need for help, Jesus’ grace came in to give immeasurably!!
Jesus brings redemption into our ruins!!
Jesus came. Grace came.
Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain
Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “ Do not weep.” Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “ Young man, I say to you, arise.” So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
Jesus went into a place of happen!! Called Nain.
Jesus presented the son who was dead and He spoke into his son and healed him. He presented to the mother. Grace came and presented grace to the mother. Beauty came.
The widow did not even think of asking for help. Grace came when she did not even ask. This is called abundance of grace!!
When she thought she has no more. She was in a place of no more.
Jesus came and did immeasurably more!!!!
The grace of God causes us to reign in life. God don’t want just to redeem us and walk away. He gives us immeasurably more! He gives us communion. When there is intimacy there is accuracy!!
Deut is abt destination! We receive and possess our possession!! We will freely receive and freely possess!! This is the good news of Jesus Christ!!
We will experience of wave upon wave upon wave upon wave the grace of God! As we believe the grace of God, we shall prosper!!!!