John 14:8-17 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do. “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it! “If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
1. He Is God
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.
2. He is the HOLY SPIRIT(His Name speaks of his nature)
3. He is a Person- Not an “it”
4. He Resides in this who are His.
John 14:17 You know him, because he lives with you now & later will be in you.
What Does that Mean?
1. It means…You are Gods dwelling place
I Corinthians 6:19 Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?
Romans 8:11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you!
2. It means…Total Victory
1 John 4:4 The Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.
3. It means…We will function like Jesus!
John 14:12 I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.
Jesus on the earth was the prototype
“He showed it what it was like to live in 100% Obedience to the Father & Functioned as one who is INDWELLED by the Holy Spirit.”
Philippians 2:6-7 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.
His only limitation is our yielding!
1 Thessalonians 5:19 Do not quench(stifle) the Holy Spirit.
Ephesians 4:30 Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God,
John 20:22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.