“EXPECTING MIRACLES TO BE SEEN IN 2016”
Bible Fact: Jesus expects all of His disciples to demonstrate the authority and power of His kingdom as a witness to a weak and wicked world.
The Big Idea: To get Christian disciples to surrender their faith beyond the traditional to be offered the opportunity to engage with God without restrictions to do miraculous works that represent God.
The SOUL ONLY is the lone citizen that lives in the kingdom of heaven. The soul is spiritual and is the depository for the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit’s release of God’s power to unlock authority and power in Christians
A. The objectives of the Holy Spirit in Christians
To exemplify His person
To experience His power
To elevate His purpose
To execute His plan
B. The five primary activities of the Holy Ghost
To direct believers in the way of righteousness to represent The Lord;
To divert harm from the presence and way of the believer:
To discern with a supernaturally higher recognition about things, events, activities, and actions of people.
To deliver the believer from evil.
To defend the will of God (more to come)
C. 50 things the Holy Spirit does for us as Christians:
46. He knows the things of God (1 Corinthians. 2:11).
47. He casts out demons (Matthew 12:28).
48. He brings things to our remembrance (John 14:26).
49. He comforts us (Acts 9:31).
50. He makes some overseers in the church and sends some out to the work of church planting [through the body] (Acts 20:28; 13:2).
Summary: The Holy Spirit unites Christians to Jesus Christ and to His body (the Church). He reveals Christ to us, gives us His life for us, and makes Christ alive in us. The Holy Spirit takes the experiences of Jesus. . .His incarnation, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension . . . and brings them into our own spiritual life experience. Because of the Holy Spirit, the history of Jesus Christ becomes our story and experience. Unfortunately, some movements have become known for their excesses in regard to the Holy Spirit’s work and in many ways have impeded the efforts for true spiritual growth in Jesus Christ’s ministry and work.