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.
I. The SOUL ONLY is the lone citizen that lives in the kingdom of heaven.
Gordon Brownville’s Symbols of the Holy Spirit tells about the great Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, the first to discover the magnetic meridian of the North Pole and to discover the South Pole. On one of his trips, Amundsen took a homing pigeon with him. When he had finally reached the top of the world, he opened the bird’s cage and set it free. Imagine the delight of Amundsen’s wife, back in Norway, when she looked up from the doorway of her home and saw the pigeon circling in the sky above. No doubt she exclaimed, “He’s alive! My husband is still alive!”
So it was when Jesus ascended. He was gone, but the disciples clung to his promise to send them the Holy Spirit. What joy, then, when the dovelike Holy Spirit descended at Pentecost. The disciples had with them the continual reminder that Jesus was alive and victorious at the right of the Father. This continues to be the Spirit’s message. —Thomas Lindberg.
II. 7 Keys to unlock kingdom authority and power within you:
III. Kingdom citizen rules Jesus taught that release His keys of authority to His disciples
IV. 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
1. To exemplify His person
2. To experience His power
3. To elevate His purpose
4. To execute His plan
B. The Holy Spirit taught by Jesus to His disciples – John 16:13-16
C. The Holy Ghost is the power agent that administers the salvation CHANGE act by the will of God and is responsible for the preservation, protection, protocols and power of Christians. Acts 9:1,3,6,11,15,16; Luke 15:17-20
1. Eligibility for the residence of the Holy Spirit;
a) Mind is illuminated (conversion)
- The mind is the battlefield for belief.
b) Heart is motivated (conviction)
- The heart is the ocean of emotion for the soul.
c) Will is captivated (commitment)
- The will is the action of thoughts.
- The will engages faith.
- The will influences obedience.
D. Acts as the agent to the will of God in the salvation CHANGE process; Ephesians 2:1-5
1. Deliverance – short term
2. Direction – short term
3. Development – long term
E. The first priority of the Holy Ghost is to help/assist the Christian believer in Divine instructions; Romans 10:1-4
A. Information (for education = what is learned) Philippians 3:8-10
B. Interpretation (for communication = what is discerned) II Timothy 2:14,15
C. Inspiration (for motivation = what is performed) I Timothy 2:4-6
- Some people are only Christian by association, assimilation, and affiliation; but God demands salvation. Acts 8:5-24