THE HOLY SPIRIT

By Rev. Dr. Jerry Schmoyer  jerry@schmoyer.net 

  http://india.christiantrainingonline.org/

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

          Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ tells this story of a famous oil field called Yates Pool:

During the depression this field was a sheep ranch owned by a man named Yates. Mr. Yates wasn’t able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the principal and interest on the mortgage, so he was in danger of losing his ranch. With little money for clothes or food, his family (like many others) had to live on government subsidy.

Day after day, as he grazed his sheep over those rolling West Texas hills, he was no doubt greatly troubled about how he would pay his bills. Then a seismographic crew from an oil company came into the area and told him there might be oil on his land. They asked permission to drill a wildcat well, and he signed a lease contract.  At 1,115 feet they struck a huge oil reserve. The first well came in at 80,000 barrels a day. Many subsequent wells were more than twice as large. In fact, 30 years after the discovery, a government test of one of the wells showed it still had the potential flow of 125,000 barrels of oil a day.  And Mr. Yates owned it all. The day he purchased the land he had received the oil and mineral rights. Yet, he’d been living on relief. A multimillionaire living in poverty. The problem? He didn’t know the oil was there even though he owned it.

Many Christians live in spiritual poverty. They are entitled to the gifts of the Holy Spirit and his energizing power, but they are not aware of their birthright.

 

John 16:13  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

PERSON (not “it” or “ghost”)

                   “Spirit” = pneuma = breath

make a pinwheel, blow on it, blow on hands.  HS felt but not seen

 

          Personal pronoun “he” used

          Works show personality

         

DEITY         Called God  Acts 5:14

                   Attributes of God

 

 

 

TRINITY

Matt 28:18-20  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

2 Cor 13:14   May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

 

PRECONVERSION

CONVERSION

POSTCONVERSION

RESTRAIN

   II Thes 2:7

REPROVE, CONVICT

   John 16:6-11

 

REGENERATION

   Titus 3:5

INDWELLING

   I Cor 6:19

SEALING

   Eph 4:30

FULLNESS

   Eph 5:18

SANCTIFICATION

   II Cor 3:18

ILLUMINATION

   I Cor 2:12

PRAYER

   Romans 8:26-27

PRODUCE GOOD WORKS

   Galatians 5

 

 

 

INDWELLING

 

INDWELLS ALL BELIEVERS FROM MOMENT OF SALVATION

1 Corinthians 6:19-20  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

 

                   Guides, directs believers; teaches/reminds of God’s Word

It is said that a certain guide lived in the deserts of Arabia who never lost his way.  He carried with him a homing pigeonwith a very fine cord attached to one of its legs. 

 

SEALING

 

Eph 4:30  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

 

Seal = guarantee (ring in hot wax, like nortary public seal)

 

Holy Spirit is like the NOTARY PUBLIC.  He helps to guarantee the accuracy of the signature, and if necessary will testify in court.

 

VISUALS:  marriage license, birth certificate, etc. with seal to talk about HS as SEAL

 

HOLY SPIRIT SEALS US

When a piece of registered mailis mailed from a post office, it is sealed until delivered. Actually, only two persons can open registered mail – the sender (if it is returned to him) and the designated recipient.

Holy Spirit in us guarantees God signed our salvation with the blood of Jesus – eternally secure

 

“I give to them (Christians) eternal life and they shall never perish.  No one can snatch them out of my hand.  My father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my father’s hand.”  John 10:28-9

            WE ARE SECURE BECAUSE:

            1. Christ our Shepherd responsible to care for us, get

                        us to heaven, that He’d fail a sheep blasphemy

            2. Sheep too dump to take care of self, resp on Shep

            3. “Eternal” life already a possession now

            4. “Given” – sheep just receive it unconditionally

            5. Jesus says we will “Never” perish, He doesn’t lie

                        “NEVER” = ou ma strongest Greek negative

            6. Secure in Christ’s hand, none can open it

                        “NO ONE” = Satan or man himself

            7. Christ & us in God’s hand, extra protection

BIRTH, born again, new babies, etc – Can’t be UNborn

SONSHIP & ADOPTION   

            Can’t change being physical son, irreversible

CARNAL BELIEVERS – Christians living by flesh, sin

            still believers, didn’t lose salvation

LOST SHEEP stray from flock, but still legally part

            of that flock no matter what

GIFT – nothing to earn/deserve, nothing to lose

PETER denied Christ 3 times, never lost salvation

 

COMFORTER/COUNSELOR

PARACLETE = HELPER

 

Used 4 times in Bible by Jesus for Holy Spirit (all in Upper Room Discourse)

            Jesus told disciples He would soon be leaving them – they are devastated

            He tells how Holy Spirit will replace Him and their needs would be met

 

John 14:16  And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever-

 

            Greek parakletos: ‘helper, comforter, advocate, one called alongside’

                        Para – alongside

                        Kaleo – to call

 

                        Klete – man called before court of justice to answer a charge against him

                                    But ignorant of the law and unable to defend self calls another to stand by

                                    Same as Greek ‘ADVOCATE’ (name of Jesus I Jn 2:1)

                                                Jesus in heaven pleads our case, applying the blood of Jesus to sin

                                                Holy Spirit ministers forgiveness, cleansing, comfort to our hearts

 

Gk parakaleo = legal assistant, advocate, plead for another

            “come alongside” to help, guide, comfort, direct

 

In the book Healing the Masculine Soul, Gordon Dalbey says that when Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as the Helper, he uses a Greek word, paraclete, that was an ancient warrior’s term. “Greek soldiers went into battle in pairs,” says Dalbey, “so when the enemy attacked, they could draw together back-to-back, covering each other’s blind side. One’s battle partner was the paraclete.” Our Lord does not send us to fight the good fight alone. The Holy Spirit is our battle partner who covers our blind side and fights for our well being.

 

            “Another” = Greek another of SAME kind (allos, not heteros)

                        Holy Spirit SAME KIND as Jesus, replace Him when He is gone, do same work

                        Holy Spirit = Jesus’ ‘alter ego’

 

JESUS parakaleo = pleads to God for the Christian

SPIRIT parakaleo = pleads to the Christian for God

 

JESUS: defends us when Satan accuses us of sin, etc

            Jesus our defense attorney – points to blood

SPIRIT: declares to us the abiding comfort of the living God

            to minister’s God’s comfort to us in all our needs

 

                                    We have 2 ‘parakletes’ now

                                                1 in heaven before throne helping us there when charged

                                                            looks after our needs and interests in heaven

                                    1 on earth living inside us

                                                            cares for our needs and interests on earth

TEACHER

 

John 14:26

26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

 

John 16:13

13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

 

Ever have a verse leap off the page when reading it

            Come alive in special way, really speak to you/comfort you/guide you?

   HOLY SPIRIT does that with verse – highlights it in your heart

 

Listening to song, sermon, radio, tape

            Something really hit you hard that hadn’t before

    HOLY SPIRIT doing that

 

glasses– help see clearly – HS helps us see Bible and life clearly

 

When I teach, focus, emphasize on things for you to learn

          When Holy Spirit teaches (using my words) He focus on what you should learn

 

Holy Spirit GIFTS some in body to be able to TEACH

            Gives us/them the words to speak

            Then works in hearts of listener to apply what is said

 

JESUS ON EARTH a great teacher, now Holy Spirit does that
            even better because within

 

 

FILLED

 

OT – Holy Spirit upon those who needed it when they needed it, temporary

            Came upon Moses & elders (Num 11:25, 29)

            Came upon Gideon (Judges 6:34)

            Came upon various judges, Samuel, Saul

            Came upon  Samuel many times (left between them)

            David: “Don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.”

 

Eph 5:18   Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

 

Filled = to point of saturation, nothing to be desired

            have HOLY SPIRIT in the free & unhindered exercise of all His attributes (knowledge,

                        power, holiness, peace, joy) over every realm of life.

 

VISUAL: sponge

Take a spongeand squeeze it.  In that condition, plunge it in water and submerge it, keeping it in there.  It is now in the water and the water is in it.  As you hold it in the water, you open your hand; and as you do so the water fills all the pores which you release in this way.  It is now filled with the water.  When we receive Christ we are born anew and put into that sphere where the Holy Spirit is operating and the Holy Spirit comes to reside in us!

 

He reigns supreme over the will, emotions, intelligence, but with our full consent

                        and cooperation

 

fill = CONTROL (easier word to use)

FILLED, CONTROLLED

glovewith hand in it  I have a glove here in my hand. The glove cannot do anything by itself, but when my hand is in it, it can do many things. True, it is not the glove, but my hand in the glove that acts. We are gloves. It is the Holy Spirit in us who is the hand, who does the job. We have to make room for the hand so that every finger is filled.

 

THE MORE YOU OPEN TO HIM THE MORE HE WILL FILL YOU

            Elisha to widow woman (II Kings 4:6)

            Gather as many empty jars as possible, will fill them all with oil

                        More had more filled, wished had put out more!

            US same way with Holy Spirit

 

 

POWER AND AUTHORITY

 

AUTHORITY

POLICEMAN’S BADGE

          GIVEN THEM to enforce laws, authority of government behind it

 

Matthew 28:18-20   Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations …  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Luke 10:18-19   He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

 

Luke 9:1   When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,

 

Luke 10:17   The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

 

POWER

POLICEMAN’S WEAPON

          Gun, club, backup help, etc. – whatever needed to enforce authority

 

John 14:12   I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

 

Luke 10:17   The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”

 

Acts 1:8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

Luke 9:1   When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,

 

 

 

DON’T GRIEVE

 

Eph 4:30  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

 

grieve = Holy Spirit person, can be hurt, feel, emotions – by our sin (why does our sin hurt Him?

GRIEVE  = “to cause pain, or grief, to distress, grieve,”  

lupeo (loo-peh’-o); from NT:3077; to distress; reflexively or passively, to be sad:

 

“Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God” commands Paul. Now, only a dear friendcan be grieved. Not a stranger: he might be annoyed. Not a chance acquaintance: he might be perplexed. Not a business partner: he might be offended. Only a loved one can be grieved.

 

          Holy Spirit very sensitive to sin in our lives

                        -esp how we treat each other (context of Eph 4)

 

DON’T QUENCH

1 Thess 5:19  Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;

 

QUENCH  = NT:4570

sbennumi NT:4570 is used (a) of “quenching” fire or things on fire, extinguish

            literally used of torches, lamps

            figuratively used of putting out the fire of Satan’s darts

 

“DON’T STAND ON YOUR OWN AIRHOSE!” Sadly, too many beilevers are standing on their own spiritual airhoseby failing to live in the power of the Holy Spirit. When He is quenched, we suffocate!

 

WALK BY THE SPIRIT

 

Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.  Galatians 5:16

 

“Walk” = present tense, command  “Keep on continually walking”

            one step at a time under control of Holy Spirit

 

WALK BY THE SPIRIT = key phrase in NT @ our Christian life

 

To walk by the Spirit is to live with moment-by-moment dependency on and sensitivity to the initial promptings of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

 

 

GUIDANCE

 

bring a radio, turn on – receives unseen signals and converts to sound for us to hear.  HS does that with Bible, sends signals to us interpreting Bible

 

LISTEN to God!

 

I. WHAT DOES GOD’S VOICE SOUND LIKE?

 

A. Gentle Whisper (still, small voice)

 

1 Kings 19:11-13 The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”  Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.

12 After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.  Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

 

B. Rich & Enlightened Thoughts

 

John 2:22  After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the Scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.

 

John 14:26  But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send      in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

 

C. Warm, Burning Heart

 

Luke 24:32  They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

 

Ps 39:1-3  I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence.” 2 But when I was silent and still, not even saying anything good, my anguish increased. 3 My heart grew hot within me, and as I meditated, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:

 

 

 

II. WHAT DOES GOD’S VOICE SAY?

“these people have ears to hear but they never hear eyes to see, but they never see” (Ezekiel 12:2).

A. Conviction

John 16:7-11  When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 in regard to sin, because men do not believe in me;

 

1 Thess 1:4-5  For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.

 

B. Information, Guidance

 

John 16:13  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

 

Acts 20:22-23; 1 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Samuel 23:2; Genesis 46:2; Luke 2:25-28; Mark 2:8; John 13:21; Acts 9:11-15

 

John 10:4  When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.     16 I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. …  27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

 

 

C. Encouragement, Peace

 

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

Phil 4:6-7   And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

 

D. Enablement in Ministry

 

 

 

 

E. Revelation of Himself = Worship

 

 

III, WHAT DOES GOD DO TO GET MY ATTENTION WHEN I’M NOT LISTENING TO HIS VOICE?

 

A. UNSETTLED SPIRIT

Esther 6:1  That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him.

 

B. UNSOLICITED WORD FROM ANOTHER PERSON

2 Samuel 12:1  The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor.

 

C. UNUSUAL EVENT

 “For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.” – 1 Cor. 12. 29-30

Romans 2:4  Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance?

 

D. UNANSWERED PRAYER

sometimes have great need and heavens seem iron, no answer or help from God

makes us more desperate to hear, listen all the closer

 

 

IV. HOW CAN I TELL THE VOICE IS GOD’S AND NOT SATAN’S?

 

A. CHRIST CONVICTS – SATAN CONDEMNS 

Christ – feel guilty and sinful but loved anyway

Satan – feel guilty and sinful, also rejected by God

 

JESUS FORGIVES (focus on restoration)

John 8:10-11  Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”  “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.” 

 

SATAN ACCUSES (focus on the guilt) 

Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.

 

 

B. CHRIST CLARIFIES – SATAN CONFUSES

 

Christ – clearly see sin in its true, deadly light

   Takes away the deception and ‘pleasure’ of it

   Reveals deadliness, awfulness of the sin itself

1 Corinthians 13:11  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 

 

Satan – perplex us with worldly logic and explanations

   Wrong, but justifiable, not all that wrong, good reason for it… 

James 3:15  Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.

C. CHRIST CONFIRMS – SATAN CONTRADICTS 

 

Christ – ‘agree’ with what God telling us inside, Spirit agrees, what others have said agrees,

            Agrees with word of God

Phil 4:8-9  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. … And the God of peace will be with you.

 

Satan – doesn’t agree with Bible, advice of others, etc. 

            Blinded to it by own wanting it to happen

            Feel convinced we are an exception, can break God’s law for ‘spiritual’ reason

 

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D. CHRIST CHOOSES – SATAN CAPTURES

 

Christ – brings us into freedom, no strings attached

            You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

 

Satan – brings bondage, captures us, can’t let go, end up in bondage

2 Timothy 2:26  and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

 

 

E. CHRIST CONSTRAINS – SATAN CONSTRICTS 

 

Christ – draws us for positive reason, love, etc

2 Corinthians 5:14  For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

 

Satan – constricts, limits, makes feel hopeless and ineffective, discourages

 

The seven questions

1 – Is it consistent with the word of God? Does this solution fit the principles that are in the Bible? Does it violate anything in the Bible?

2 – Is it a wise decision? In your own heart and mind is it the type of solution that Jesus Christ himself would agree with? Would Jesus implement this solution himself?

3 – Are you confident in asking God to enable you to achieve this solution? Can you look upon this solution as one that God would send into your life?

4 – Do you feel that it is a God given solution? Deep within your heart do you feel or sense that this solution is the will of God?

5 – Does this solution fit a child of God? From all that you know about God, does this solution or this answer fit a person that truly loves, believes, and trusts God?

6 – Does the solution fit God’s overall plan for your life? Does this solution fit in with God’s guidance and direction of your life?

7 – Does this solution honor God? Does it bring glory and praise to Almighty God?

 

SECURITY OF SALVATION

 

I. SEC OF SAL PROVED BY KEY PASSAGES

A. GOD’S FAITHFULNESS – II Tim 2:13

“It is a trustworthy statement: … If we are faithless, He remains faithful; for He cannot deny Himself.”

Keeping salvation is not dependent on our faithfulness to our promises, but God’s faithfulness to His promises.

            Bottom line is God, not man

B. GOD’S PROTECTION – Mt 12:20; Ps 37:24

“A battered reed He will not break off, and a smoldering wick He will not put out.”  Mt 12:20, quoting Isa 42:3

Shepherds played music on a reed or straw until it broke and was useless, then threw it away             and cut another

God, thru Isaiah, reminding the Jews He will be faithful to them even though they have been unfaithful to Him.

            Christ coming to earth proved that very point

            He came because God was faithful promises,

                        Not because the Jews faithful to theirs

“Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.”  Psalm 37:24

            When Peter lost faith walking on the water, Jesus did not let him drown but rescued him

“Christ, who has begun a good work in you, will carry it on to completion as the day of Christ Jesus.”  Phil 1:6

C. GOD’S FORGIVENESS – Rom 4:1-12

“Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account.”  Romans 4:1-12 (v. 8 here), quoting Psalm 32:2  About David and sin with BatHoly Spiritheba.  David should have been stoned to death for adultery and murder, for sure would have lost salvation.  David’s testimony is that God does not take his salvation or hold the sin against him eternally

 

D. STEADFASTNESS – Jn 10:28; Rom 8:37-39

“In all these thins we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us, For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom 8:37-9

            Nothing can separate a believer from God

                        Not Satan or demons

                        Not any event on earth

                        Not even man’s free will giving back salv.

“I give to them (Christians) eternal life and they shall never perish.  No one can snatch them out of my hand.  My father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of my father’s hand.”  John 10:28-9

            WE ARE SECURE BECAUSE:

            1. Christ our Shepherd responsible to care for us, get

                        us to heaven, that He’d fail a sheep blasphemy

            2. Sheep too dump to take care of self, resp on Shep

            3. “Eternal” life already a possession now

            4. “Given” – sheep just receive it unconditionally

            5. Jesus says we will “Never” perish, He doesn’t lie

                        “NEVER” = ou ma strongest Greek negative

            6. Secure in Christ’s hand, none can open it

                        “NO ONE” = Satan or man himself

            7. Christ & us in God’s hand, extra protection

 

TRANSITION

Many passages same same thing

Not just ‘proof texts’ though, whole atmosphere of

            Scripture assumes salvation is secure

 

II. SEC OF SAL PROVED BY ORIGINAL GREEK

A. “BELIEVE”

“He who believes has eternal life.”

            Believe Gk tense (aorist) once-for-all

            Believe once in past, results keep on forever

            NOT: “Must keep on believing or no eternal life”

B. “BELIEVE AND BE SAVED”

“Believe and you shall be saved.”

            “Believe” same as above

            “Be saved” future certainty (Indicitive)

                        Passive, we freely receive this

C. “ARE SAVED”

“Have been saved.”  “Are saved”

            “Saved” = one time event (like believe)

                        Passive: received, unconditionally

D. “NEVER PERISH”

“Will never perish”

            Strongest Greek negative, can’t possible change

 

TRANSITION

Not only does Greek grammar assume security of salvation

            Bible theology all assumes it, too

 

III. SEC OF SAL PROVED BY ALL INVOLVED IN SALV

A. EFFECTS/ASPECTS OF SALVATION

Everything in salvation is by God, man unable to do anything but stop rejecting the free gift

            No conditions on man’s part so no reason God

                        can take it back

38 things God does at moment of salvation are eternal

(not turned on and off)

            Reconciled                Redeemed                Forgiven

            Seated w/ Jes           Son of God                Born Again   

            Regenerated             Adopted                     Accepted

            Righteous                 Justified                     Sanctified     

            From Satan               Holy Priesthood       Access God

            Citizen Heaven        Baptized by HOLY SPIRITSealed HOLY SPIRIT

            Indwelt by HOLY SPIRIT    All Sp Bless

Sin in believer’s life loses REWARD, not salvation

When sin we are told to “CONFESS” the sin (I Jn 1:9)

            Nowhere told to be “resaved”

God DISCIPLINES beleivers in sin, but still bel for treated

            as His children – Heb 12

All bel in BODY OF CHRIST, can’t be taken from body

Bel FREE from power of sin, so can’t sin as unbeliever for

            under blood of Jesus

 

B. GOD’S PART IN SALVATION

ETERNAL PLAN OF GOD- all is God’s work, not ours

            Foreknown

            Elected

            Predestined

            Chosen

            Called

One proof we can’t lose salvation is God’s Sovereignty/Election (as seen last week by Calvin)

            we did nothing to get salvation, no conditions

            We can’t do anything to loose, give it back!

UNITED WITH GOD: “In God”  “God in You”

C. CHRIST’S PART IN SALVATION

UNITED WITH JESUS: “In Christ” “Christ in You”

            Part/member of His body

            Crucified, died, buried, riased, ascended & seated with Christ – this can only happen

ONCE

                        (if loose salvatioin, no chance of saved again)

                        (Arminians don’t teach this)

D. HOLY SPIRIT’S PART IN SALVATION

UNITED WITH HOLY SPIRIT: “In HOLY SPIRIT” “HOLY SPIRIT in you”

KEEPING WORK OF HOLY SPIRIT

            Regeneration – new live

            Indwelling – in each bel from salvation on

            Baptizing – putting into Body of Christ

            Sealing – guarentee!!!

SIN AGAINST HOLY SPIRIT

            Grieve Not (by sin)

            Quench not (by not yielding, submitting)

            Not Walk by (own wisdom & goals)

                        No mention of losing HOLY SPIRIT, just hurting Him

 

TRANSITION

            Security of salvation:

                        Verses that prove it

                        Greek grammar

                        Theological considerations

                        Examples & Illustrations in OT & NT

 

IV. SEC OF SAL PROVED BY OT & NT EXAMPLES, ILL

A. O.T. ILLUSTRATIONS

ARK Noah built (“Pitch” word for “Atonement”)

            Inside, not hanging on outside by own strength

            God shut the door, kept it closed/secure

SNAKE IN WILDERNESS look once & healed forever,

            never got snake poison back, even if stopped looking

MOSES HIT ROCK TWICE – Christ only crucified ONCE

            Moses didn’t enter land (discipline) but to heaven

ABRAHAMIC COVENANT – basis of all God’s dealings

            Ab asleep, only God made promises, commitments

B. O.T. EXAMPLES

NOAH sinned (drunk, naked) still saved  Heb 11:7

ABRAHAM & SARAH didn’t trust God several times

            Still saved, into heaven

JACOB: stole birthright, cheated Laban, but believer

MOSES: MENTIONED ABOVE

SAMSON: failed terribly, saved  Heb 11:32

JOB doubted, questioned God, never lost salvation

LOT very worldly, sex with daughters when drunk

            NT “Righteous Lot”

DAVID and BatHoly Spiritheba, lost JOY but not salvation

C. N.T. ILLUSTRATIONS

BIRTH, born again, new babies, etc – Can’t be UNborn

SONSHIP & ADOPTION   

            Can’t change being physical son, irreversible

CARNAL BELIEVERS – Christians living by flesh, sin

            still believers, didn’t lose salvation

LOST SHEEP stray from flock, but still legally part

            of that flock no matter what

GIFT – nothing to earn/deserve, nothing to lose

 

D. N.T. EXAMPLES

PRODIGAL SON denied father, never stopped being

            Father’s son

PETER denied Christ 3 times, never lost salvation

CHRISTIANS worldly, sinful, but still Christians

            At ROME  7:14; 12:1; 2:16

            At CORINTH

            James’s readers

            Churches told to discipline them or God would

ANNIAS & SAPHIRA sinned, killed, but to heaven

 

TRANSITION

Whole Bible in details/specifics and overall assumptions sees salvation as secure.

            We live by GRACE, not law

 

V. SEC OF SAL PROVED BY GRACE AS WAY OF LIFE

A. PROVISION OF GRACE

Salvation freely given by grace

            Accepted by grace (redemed, forgiven, etc)

            Enabled by grace  (free from law, power to live)

            Position by grace (holy priesthood, citizen of heaven)

            Inheritance by grace (complete in Him, all sp blessing

B. FREEDOM FROM LAW

Law only for Israle, bel under Grace, not law

            Law shows need of salvation, man’s failure

C. FALACY OF LEGALISM

System of do’s and don’ts to earn or keep salvation changes whole motive

            God wants us to serve out of LOVE, not FEAR

                        (Like us with children)

Focus is on His free gift already given, our response is love

            If not focus is on our good works, outer conformity

D. PRINCIPLE OF LIBERTY

We are FREE in Christ

            Living to keep salvation is NOT living in liberty but BONDAGE

 

 

 RESULTS OF RECEIVING HOLY SPIRIT AT SALVATION

 

2 Cor 5:17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

 

WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR US

GOD PLANNED AND CHOSE US BEFORE CREATING THE WORLD  Ephesians 1:4; Jeremiah 1:5

GOD CREATED US IN HIS LIKENESS AND IMAGE  Genesis 1:26

HE PAID FOR OUR SIN BEFORE WE WERE EVEN BORN  Romans 5:8

HE FORMED AND CARED FOR US IN MOTHER’S WOMB  Psalms 139:13-15

HE CHOSE US AND CALLS US HIS FRIENDS  John 15:15-16

HE IS OUR FATHER AND WE ARE HIS CHILDREN  1 John 3:1-2; John 1:12

HE HAS BECOME OUR FATHER  Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6

HE RESCUED US FROM SLAVERY  Galatians 4:4-7

HE PUTS HIS HOLY SPIRIT INSIDE US  John 14:17

HE GIVES AN EQUAL INHERITANCE WITH HIS SON, JESUS  Romans 8:14-17

WE ARE SEEN AS HOLY IN HIS SIGHT  Romans 1:7

 

 

210 things happen at moment of salvation – all given by Holy Spirit to us

 

210 Things that are True of Me Now that I am Saved

clip_image0041. My salvation is fully accomplished – John 19:30.
2. I have eternal life as a present possession – John 5:24; 6:47; 1 John 5:11-13.
3. I have Jesus Christ as my present possession – 1 John 5:12.
4. I know the one, true God – John 17:3; 1 John 2:3; 5:20.
5. I have been saved by His grace – Eph. 2:1-10.
6. I have been justified by His grace – Titus 3:7.
7. I have passed from death unto life – John 5:24; 1 John 3:14.
8. I have been quickened by God – Eph. 2:1,5; Col. 2:13.
9. I have been made fit for heaven – Col. 1:12.
10. I have the forgiveness of sins – Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14.
11. My sins have been taken away – John 1:29; Heb. 9:26; 1 John 3:5.
12. My sins have been completely purged – Heb. 1:3.
13. My sins will never be remembered by God – Heb. 8:12; 10:17.
14. My name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life – Phil. 4:3
15. My life is hid with in God – Col. 3:3
16. I have been forgiven all trespasses – Col. 2:13; 1 John 2:12.
17. I have been fully justified – Rom. 4:5; 8:30; 1 Cor. 6:11; Gal. 2:16; Tit. 3:7.
18. I am reconciled to God – 2 Cor. 5:18,19; Col. 1:20.
19. I am made nigh by the blood of Christ – Eph. 2:13.
20. I am redeemed through His blood – 1 Pet. 1:18,19; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14.
21. I am redeemed from the curse of the law – Gal. 3:13.
22. I am redeemed from all iniquity – Titus 2:14.
23. I am bought with a price – 1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23.
24. I am delivered from so great a death – 2 Cor. 1:10.
25. I have been delivered from this present evil world – Gal. 1:4.
26. I have been delivered from the power of darkness – Col. 1:13.
27. I have been delivered from the wrath to come – 1 Thess. 1:10.
28. I will not come into condemnation or judgment – John 5:24; Rom. 8:1.
29. I am a child of God – John 1:12; Rom. 8:16; Gal. 3:26; 1 John 3:1,2.
30. I am a son of God – Gal. 4:5-7.
31. I belong to Jesus Christ – Gal. 3:29; 5:24.
32. I have been adopted – Gal. 4:5; Rom. 8:15,23.
33. I am an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ – Rom. 8:17; Tit. 3:7.
34. I am an heir of the grace of life – 1 Pet. 3:7.
35. All things are mine – 1 Cor. 3:21-23.
36. I possess all things – 2 Cor. 6:10.
37. I will inherit all things – Rev. 21:7.
38. I am enriched by Christ in everything – 1 Cor. 1:5; 2 Cor. 9:11.
39. I am a fellow-heir – Eph. 3:6.
40. I am rich because of Christ – 2 Cor. 8:9; Rev. 2:9.
41. I am blessed with every spiritual blessing – Eph. 1:3.
42. I have obtained an inheritance – Eph. 1:11,14; Heb. 1:14; 9:15; 1 Pet. 1:4.
43. I have been appointed to obtain salvation – 1 Thess. 5:9; Heb. 1:14.
44. I am His inheritance – Eph. 1:18.
45. I am a partaker of His promise in Christ by the gospel – Eph. 3:6.
46. I am a new creature in Christ – 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:10; 4:24; Col. 3:10.
47. I have been renewed by the Holy Spirit – Tit. 3:5.
48. I am accepted and highly favored in the Beloved – Eph. 1:6.
49. I am seated in heavenly places in Christ – Eph. 2:6.
50. I am to the praise of His glory – Eph. 1:6,12.
51. I am light in the Lord – Eph. 5:8.
52. I am a child of light – Eph. 5:8; 1 Thess. 5:5.
53. I am a “peculiar person”: God’s special, purchased possession – Tit. 2:14; 1 Pet. 2:9.
54. I am a priest who can offer spiritual sacrifices – Heb. 13:15,16; 1 Pet. 2:5,9; Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6.
55. I am a king who will reign – Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6.
56. I am privileged to have fellowship with the Father and with the Son- 1 John 1:3.
57. I dwell in Christ – John 6:56; 1 John 3:24; 4:13,15,16.
58. Christ dwells in me – John 6:56; Gal. 2:20; 1 John 3:24; 4:12-16.
59. I am in Christ – John 14:20; 2 Cor. 5:17.
60. Christ is in me – John 14:20; Col. 1:27; 1 John 4:4.
61. The Spirit of God dwells in me – Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:21,22.
62. I am not in the flesh but in the Spirit – Rom. 8:9.
63. My “earthen vessel” houses a great Treasure – 2 Cor. 4:7.
64. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit – 1 Cor. 6:19.
65. I have the gift and earnest of the Holy Spirit – 2 Cor. 1:22; Gal. 4:6; Eph. 1:13,14; 1 Thess. 4:8; 1 John 3:24; 4:13.
66. I have an anointing (unction) from the Holy One – 1 John 2:20,27.
67. I have an anchor for my soul, both sure and steadfast – Heb. 6:19
68. I am one of the called of Jesus Christ – Rom. 1:6; 8:28-30; Jude 1; Rev. 17:14.
69. I have been called unto the fellowship of God’s Son – 1 Cor. 1:9.
70. I have been called unto eternal glory – 1 Pet. 5:10.
71. I have been called with a holy calling – 2 Tim. 1:9.
72. I am a partaker of the high, heavenly calling – Phil. 3:14; Heb. 3:1.
73. I have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light – 1 Pet. 2:9.
74. God foreknew me – Rom. 8:29; 1 Pet. 1:2.
75. God predestined me to be conformed to Christ’s image – Rom. 8:29; Eph. 1:5,11.
76. I have already been glorified according to God’s mind and purpose – Rom. 8:30.
77. I am eternally secure in God’s love – Rom. 8:38,39.
78. I am chosen in Christ – Eph. 1:4; Col. 3:12; 1 Thess. 1:4; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 17:14.
79. I am complete in Christ – Col. 2:10.
80. I am beloved of God – Col. 3:12; 2 Thess. 2:13.
81. I am chastened and disciplined by my Heavenly Father – Heb. 12:6,7.
82. I am part of that group that Christ is not ashamed to call His “brethren” and “friends” – Heb. 2:11; John 15:14,15.
83. I am a child of Abraham – Gal. 3:7.
84. I am Abraham’s seed – Gal. 3:29.
85. I enjoy the blessing of Abraham – Gal. 3:9.
86. I am a child of promise – Gal. 4:28,31.
87. I am faithful – Rev. 17:14.
88. I am a sheep in His flock – Luke 12:32; Heb. 13:20; 1 Pet. 2:25.
89. I am a member in His body – 1 Cor. 10:17; Eph. 3:6; 4:25; 5:30.
90. I am a stone in His building – Eph. 2:20-22; Heb. 3:6; 1 Pet. 2:5.
91. I am a branch in His vine – John 15:1-7.
92. I am a child of His kingdom – Matt. 13:38; Mark 10:14,15; Luke 17:21.
93. I am born again into His family – John 1:12,13; James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:3,23; 2:2; 1 John 5:1.
94. I am one of God’s people because He graciously claims me as His own – 1 Pet.  2:10; Rev. 21:7.
95. I am a fellow citizen with the saints – Eph. 2:19.
96. I was baptized into Jesus Christ – Rom. 6:3; 1 Cor. 12:12-13 Gal. 3:27.
97. I was identified with Christ in His death – Rom. 6:3-6,8-11; 2 Cor. 5:14; Col. 2:12,20; 3:3.
98. I was identified with Christ in His resurrection – Rom. 6:5,8,11; 2 Cor. 5:15; Gal. 2:20; Col. 2:12; 3:1.
99. I am dead to sin – Rom. 6:2.
100. My “old man” was crucified with Christ – Rom. 6:6; Gal. 2:20
101. I have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts – Gal. 5:24.
102. I am alive unto God – Rom. 6:11,13; Gal. 2:19,20.
103. Christ is my life – Phil. 1:21; Col. 3:4.
104. I can walk in newness of life – Rom. 6:4.
105. I can serve in newness of spirit – Rom. 7:6.
106. I can live unto righteousness – 1 Pet. 2:24.
107. I died to the law – Rom. 7:4; Gal. 2:19.
108. I am delivered from the law – Rom. 7:6.
109. I am not under the law but under grace – Rom. 6:14.
110. I have God’s laws written in my heart – Heb. 10:16.
111. I am married to Jesus Christ – Rom. 7:4.
112. I am a partaker of Christ – Heb. 3:14.
113. I am identified with Christ in His suffering – 2 Tim. 2:12; Phil. 1:29; 1 Pet. 2:20; 4:12,13; 1 Thess. 3:3; Rom. 8:18; Col. 1:24.
114. The knowledge of God is made known by me – 2 Cor. 2:14.
115. The savor (aroma) of Christ is made known by me – 2 Cor. 2:15,16.
116. I am an epistle of Christ – 2 Cor. 3:3.
117. I am being changed into Christ’s glorious image – 2 Cor. 3:18.
118. I am being perfected – Phil. 1:6.
119. My inward man is being renewed day by day – 2 Cor. 4:16.
120. I have put on Christ – Gal. 3:27.
121. I am not of the world – John 17:14,16.
122. The world is crucified unto me – Gal. 6:14.
123. I am crucified unto the world – Gal. 6:14.
124. I am separated unto the gospel of God – Rom. 1:1.
125. I am sanctified in Christ Jesus – 1 Cor. 1:2; 6:11; Heb. 10:10; Jude 1.
126. I am holy – Col. 3:12; Heb. 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 20:6.
127. I am clothed in His righteousness – Rev. 19:18.
128. I am a saint – 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2; Rom. 1:7.
129. I am faultless in Christ – Eph. 5:27; Col. 1:22; Jude 24.
130. I am perfected forever – Heb. 10:14.
131. I am not my own – 1 Cor. 6:19.
132. I am called unto holiness – 1 Thess. 4:7.
133. I am a citizen of heaven – Phil. 3:20.
134. I am a stranger and pilgrim who is not at home in this world – Heb. 11:13; 1 Pet.  2:11.
135. I have been translated into the kingdom of the Son of His love – Col. 1:13.
136. I am circumcised in my heart – Col. 2:11; Phil 3:3 (cf. Dt. 10:16).
137. My faithful God will sanctify me wholly – 1 Thess. 5:23,24.
138. My faithful God will keep me from evil – 2 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 4:18.
139. Christ has made me free, free indeed – John 8:32,36; Gal. 5:1; 1 Cor. 7:22.
140. Jesus Christ is my Deliverer – Rom. 7:24,25.
141. I am free from sin – Rom. 6:7,18,22.
142. The law of the Spirit of Life has made me free from the law of sin and death – Rom. 8:2.
143. I am God’s servant /slave – Rom. 6:22.
144. I am Christ’s servant/slave – 1 Cor. 7:22.
145. I am a servant/slave of righteousness – Rom. 6:18.
146. I have been called unto liberty – Gal. 5:13.
147. I have the mind of Christ – 1 Cor. 2:16.
148. I have a sound mind – 2 Tim. 1:7.
149. Christ has given me an understanding – 1 John 5:20.
150. I have the righteousness of Christ – 2 Cor. 5:21.
151. I have all sufficiency in all things – 2 Cor. 9:8.
152. I have all things that pertain to life and godliness – 2 Pet. 1:3.
153. I can ever be content for I have Christ – Heb. 13:5.
154. I have all the armor and weapons I need – 2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:10-17.
155. I have God’s all-sufficient grace – 2 Cor. 12:9.
156. I have grace to help in time of need – Heb. 4:16.
157. I have God’s power – Eph. 1:19; 3:20.
158. I have access to the Father – Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:16.
159. I have a great High Priest – Heb. 2:17,18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 8:1; 10:21.
160. I have an unfailing Intercessor – Heb. 7:25; 9:24; Rom. 8:34.
161. I have a righteous Advocate with the Father for times when I sin – 1 John 2:1.
162. I have peace with God – Rom. 5:1.
163. Christ is my peace – Eph. 2:14.
164. I have rest for my soul – Matt. 11:28,29; Heb. 4:9.
165. I am led by the Spirit of God – Rom. 8:14.
166. I am enabled during trials and temptations – 1 Cor. 10:13.
167. I am given assurance by the Spirit – Rom. 8:16; Heb. 6:18.
168. I am given comfort by God – 2 Cor. 1:3-7.
169. I am tranquilized by His peace – Phil. 4:7.
170. I am freely given truth and knowledge by the Spirit – 1 Cor. 2:12.
171. I am not distressed – 2 Cor. 4:8.
172. I am not in despair – 2 Cor. 4:8.
173. I am not forsaken – 2 Cor. 4:9.
174. I am not in darkness – 1 Thess. 5:4.
175. God is my Sufficiency – 2 Cor. 3:5.
176. God is my Strength – 2 Cor. 12:9,10; Phil. 4:13.
177. God is my Helper – Heb. 13:6.
178. I belong to a Sovereign God who works all things together for my good – Rom. 8:28.
179. All things are for my sake – 2 Cor. 4:15.
180. My God is for me – Rom. 8:31.
181. My every need is supplied – Phil. 4:19.
182. I am a laborer together with Christ – 1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor. 6:1.
183. I am His workmanship – Eph. 2:10.
184. God works in me – Phil. 2:13; Heb. 13:21.
185. God’s Word works in me – 1 Thess. 2:13.
186. I am sealed by God – 2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13.
187. I am on the Rock, Christ Jesus – Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 3:11.
188. I am established securely in Christ – 2 Cor. 1:21; 2 Thess. 3:3.
189. I am kept by the power of God – 1 Pet. 1:5.
190. I am preserved in Jesus Christ – Jude 1.
191. I am kept from falling – Jude 24.
192. I have a building of God eternal in the heavens – 2 Cor. 5:1.
193. My name is forever written in heaven – Luke 10:20.
194. I am more than a conqueror: a super-conqueror – Rom. 8:37.
195. I have victory through Christ – 1 Cor. 15:57.
196. I have overcome the world – 1 John 5:4,5.
197. I always triumph in Christ – 2 Cor. 2:14.
198. I am indwelt by the victorious Christ who is greater than Satan – 1 John 4:4.
199. Satan cannot touch me – 1 John 5:18.
200. I have a living hope – 1 Pet. 1:3.
201. I have a glorious future – Rom. 8:18; 2 Thess. 2:14.
202. I have been given eternal encouragement and good hope through grace- 2  Thess. 2:16.
203. I will be given a new body just like Christ’s glorified body – Phil. 3:20-21.
204. I will be preserved unto His heavenly kingdom – 2 Tim. 4:18.
205. I am receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved – Heb. 12:28.
206. I have a place reserved in heaven for me – John 14:2,3; 1 Pet. 1:4.
207. I will not be hurt of the second death – Rev. 2:11; 20:6.
208. I will have a new name – Rev. 2:17; 3:12.
209. I will sit with Christ in His throne – Rev. 3:21.
210. I will be with my God forever – Rev. 21:3,4.

 

 

 

C t O Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
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