Voices- Convicting Grace
July 17, 2016 Series: voices
Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection mean way more to us than just freedom from Hell.
The conviction Holy Spirit brings is to lighten our load, not make it heavier
John 16:7-11- “7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. 8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.”
The Holy Spirit brings conviction in three major areas: 1. Sin 2. Righteousness 3. Judgement
- Of sin because they do not believe in Me
John 14:26- “26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
Romans 8:1-4- “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.”
If you feel like God is condemning of you when you mess up, that’s not Him condemning you, it's you condemning you.
2 Corinthians 3:18- “18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
As the Holy Spirit teaches us and reminds us of who Jesus is He empowers us to look more and more like Him
2. Of Righteousness because I go to My Father and you see Me no more.
Identity- Who we are in Christ
Rom 8:14-16- “14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,”
Rom 8:31-34- “31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 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? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.”
Ephesians 2:8-10- “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
He convicts us of who we are because when we know who we are we know what kind of power we have.
3. Of Judgement because the ruler of this world is judged.
Destiny- What our future holds
1 John 3:8- “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
John 3:16- “16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Holy Spirit reminds us that God is not into condemnation, He's into reconciliation
2 Corinthians 5:17-21- “17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. 21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Hell is not your destiny it's his