Rooted in my Knowledge of the Holy Spirit Lesson 4

By Pastor Derick Easter, September 22, 2020

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

I am convinced there is a desperate need in the church and our personal lives for the Holy Spirit to be given room to have His way. The most important thing in life and church is the movement of the Holy Spirit…..He existed; He pre-existed; He co-existed with the Father and the Son before the ages. He has been referred to as the forgotten God. I pray this lesson draws you closer to the Holy Spirit.

Know that even as you seek to understand the Spirit more, He is so much more and bigger than you will ever be able to grasp.

Practical truths about who the Spirit is and what He does in our lives.

First, the Holy Spirit is a


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Fourth, the Holy Spirit has His own


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Additional things the Spirit Does: • The Spirit helps us speak when we are in precarious situations and need to bear witness (Mark 13:11; Luke 12:12).

• The Counselor teaches (Ps. 143:10; John 14–16; Acts 9:31; 13:2; 15:28; 1 Cor. 2:9–10; 1 John 5:6–8).

• From the Spirit we receive power to be God’s witnesses to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:26; Eph. 3:16–19).

• By the power of the Spirit we put to death the misdeeds of the body. ( Rom. 8:2).

• Through the Spirit we have received a spirit of adoption as children. (Rom. 8:15–16).

• The Holy Spirit convicts people of sin. (John 16:7–11; 1 Thess. 1:5).

• The Spirit brings us life and freedom. (Rom. 8:10–11; 2 Cor. 3:17).

• By the power of the Holy Spirit we abound with hope (Rom. 15:13).

• As members of God’s kingdom community, each of us is given a manifestation of the Spirit in our lives for the purpose of the common good. (1 Cor. 12:7).

• The fruit of being led by the Spirit of God includes love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Spirit is our sanctifier (2 Cor. 3:18; Gal. 5:22–23).

The filling of the Holy Spirit can be described as the influence the Spirit exercises over us when we yield ourselves to Him. This truth is stated clearly in Ephesians 5:18: “Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.” Who Can Be Filled with the Holy Spirit? The filling of the Holy Spirit should be the desire of every Christian.

How Can I Be Filled with the Holy Spirit? Here are some practical aspects to consider. We must be (1) Christ-centered, (2) reading Scripture, (3)submissive, and (4) confident. How Can I Tell When I’m Spirit-Filled? A person who is filled with the Holy Spirit will know it because of evidences in his life including joyful fellowship, heartfelt praise, abundant gratitude, and God-honoring submission, and the fruit of the Spirit. Let’s look briefly at each of these.