Being Partakers of the Holy Spirit by Darrell Hayes

Being Partakers of the Holy Spirit by Darrell Hayes

1 Corinthians 12:4-6  There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.

We are partakers of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:1-8 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. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 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, 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. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.  So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Without faith, we cannot please God.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Romans 8:9-11 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

We are partakers of the Holy Spirit; we are not in the flesh but in the Spirit.

Ephesians 1:13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,

God has not left us without help, strength, and direction. God wants us to move on to the place where God intends us to be, a place of empowerment. The way to do this is to dwell in Jesus. Jesus and the Holy Spirit dwell within us.

The Spirit dwelling within us is powerful. It is the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.  We make the decision to believe that He has the best for us and no matter what our situation appears to believe. We must align ourselves with the Spirit and be acquainted with the Spirit that dwells within us.

Many believers aren’t aware of the power that dwells within them. Once we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior we have this power dwelling within us. We operate in the unity of faith, no matter what the situation appears to be. The solution to our problem is at hand. We are sealed with the Holy Spirit of Promise. That is a guarantee. It is like God’s layaway plan for our lives; that it is there when we need it.

Ephesians 1:14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

It is a guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession. God gave us the anointing of the Holy Spirit. God wants us to believe for what He has placed in us.  We are to be priests, prophets, kings used by the Holy Spirit. Now God dwells within the people, not in a temple.

God is confident about what He does. He is not wasting anything. God guarantees our inheritance.

In Jesus’ parable, God gives out talents proportionately. He gives one person one talent, another received two talents, and the third person received five.  When God gives us something, He expects a return in His investment.

As believers we are to expect some return if the Holy Spirit is working in us, an expectation of greatness and things multiplying. Having the Holy Spirit is more than enough for us to deal with our situation.

The problem is, we’re not acquainted with the Holy Spirit in us.

The prophet Joel promised the Holy Spirit in us. Jesus said that He was going away so that the Holy Spirit can come.

We want to respond to the presence of God for He lives within us. What is it we know about God that changes our lives and our situation?

The Holy Spirit is ever-present, and deals with and deals not only with big details, but with small ones too. The Word of Truth, the Gospel of your salvation. No matter what we face, what our sins were, what our situation is, the truth is Jesus went to the Cross about it.  This is the Gospel of Salvation, in the spirit of faith. No matter how ugly it looked, His sacrifice brought us hope and salvation.

When we face a problem, look in the Word for what God says about our situation, then we can utilize what has been given to us. The Holy Spirit is ready to break out and do great things through you.

When Jesus was in His hometown, he was only able to heal a few sick people because of the unbelief.

Pray that God permits us to move from the place of religion or people guiding our actions to a place where God is guiding us.

Because we know who He is, we need to know who we are. The Holy Spirit restrains the antichrist off the earth. We need to know who God is and who we are in Christ. When we know the Strong Man (God), we know he is stronger than the strong man (the enemy).  Who is stronger?  The end of the book lets us know God wins.

When Mary went to see Elizabeth, the baby (John the Baptist) leaped in the womb.

We can trust in Jesus Christ, the hope of glory. God’s Spirit is within us and works through us. Nothing is impossible for us in Christ Jesus.

I hope these notes are helpful to you,

Have a blessed day,

Heather

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About Heather Marsten

Welcome to Heather's Blog. I'm looking forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. I just moved about nine years of material over from another blog site, Xanga, who may close down mid-July. At first I was disappointed to make the move because I had a lifetime membership at Xanga and had to spend weeks transferring posts. But now I'm thrilled. Already I've met new bloggers and read many new websites. Blogging is a wonderful way to expand my horizons and garner new ideas. I'm a happily married mom of three young adults. My husband and I are proud to watch our children grow and venture out into the world. My daughter is still in college but my two sons have graduated. One has a job and the other just graduated and is in the process of finding a job in his field, physics. Anyone know of any jobs out there? I'm proud of our children and love watching them grow and mature. They've become fine, compassionate, and loving people. Empty nest? Nah, I'm too busy to let an empty nest bother me. Not enough hours in the day. My husband and I enjoy quiet time together and I have many interests to pursue - one of which is blogging :D I am a born-again believer and love God. As you read this blog, you will discover that Bible studies thrill me. There is so much wisdom contained between the covers of the Bible and I am fortunate to sit under the teachings of a remarkable pastor, Pastor Don Moore. Members of our church (Living Word Chapel in West Hurley, New York) are encouraged to teach and there are visiting pastors who stop by our church, I also study the Bible on my own and love sharing what I learn. One other passion is writing. My current work in process is a memoir. A scene from my memoir was published in a book called: Heavenly Company: Entertaining Angels Unaware - an anthology of angelic encounters compiled by Cecil Murphy. I'm hoping my memoir will encourage other survivors of abuse. I grew up in a home filled with abuse, including incest. For most of my life I was searching for something that would fill the void of not being loved by my parents. I tried many ways to find that love -- therapy, relationships, occult studies, and keeping my life so filled I had no way to think about my past. It was only when I discovered God that I was able to put the pieces of my life back together and walk forward in a joyous life. My nickname - wondering has changed from wondering where the heck God was in my life, to wondering what incredible adventure is going to happen next. I hope you enjoy my site. Please say hi, share some thoughts, and ask questions. I look forward to meeting you and checking out your sites. Have a blessed day. Heather
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