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5/1 THRU 5/31
 
 
"WALKING IN THE HOLY SPIRIT"

POSSESSING, BEING FILLED, AND BEING LED BY GOD'S HOLY SPIRIT DAILY 
  
LUKE 4:1 (NLT)
 
"And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness…" 
 
 
 
7 QUESTIONS THAT THIS STUDY WILL ANSWER
 
1. DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT HELP US TO UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD?

  • 1 CORINTHIANS 2:11,12 No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit. And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.

2. DOES THE HOLY SPIRIT TEACH US WHAT TO SAY IN WITNESSING FOR THE LORD?

  • 1 CORINTHIANS 2:13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths.

3. HOW DO WE LEARN THE DEEP THINGS OF GOD, THE MEAT OF THE WORD?

  •  1 CORINTHIANS 2:10 But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.
 
4. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT?

  • EPHESIANS 4:30 And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own,guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.

5. CAN THE HOLY SPIRIT GIVE US PHYSICAL MIGHT TO ACCOMPLISH GOD’S WILL?

  • JUDGES 15:14,15 As Samson arrived at Lehi, the Philistines came shouting in triumph. But the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon Samson, and he snapped the ropes on his arms as if they were burnt strands of flax, and they fell from his wrists. Then he found the jawbone of a recently killed donkey. He picked it up and killed 1,000 Philistines with it.
 
6. DO YOU HAVE TO SPEAK IN TONGUES TO HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT? 

  • 1 CORINTHIANS 12:4-11 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said. It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.
 
7. WHAT IS THE WAR BETWEEN THE FLESH AND THE SPIRIT?

  • ROMANS 8:4-8 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.  Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will. That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
   
PART 1
POSSESSING THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
1. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A FREE GIFT WITH SALVATION

Discuss how we are given, by God's grace and mercy, salvation through Christ and the Holy Spirit. This is a free gift and there's nothing we can do to earn it. But to walk in the Spirit is about having a relationship with God where we put in our love, time, and dedication to grow spiritually in Him by surrendering to Christ, to be like Him, and to be filled and led by God's Spirit.
 
  • 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16 Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you?
 
  • ACTS 2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
 
2. YOU CAN TELL WHEN SOMEONE POSSESSES THE HOLY SPIRIT

In Galatians 5, it discusses the works of the flesh and the fruits of the Holy Spirit. There is no in between. Either you are doing daily to self and the flesh and allowing Christ to not only be your Savior but to be the Lord of your life which requires us to surrender to Him. By then you will see the fruits of the Holy Spirit being exhibited in your life. YOU CANNOT TRULY ACCEPT CHRIST AS YOUR SAVIOR, WHICH REQUIRES NOT ONLY A CONFESSION OF YOUR MOUTH BUT A CONVICTION OF YOUR HEART, AND STILL LIVE A LIFE THE SAME AS BEFORE!
 
  • GALATIANS 5:22-25 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
 
3.YOU CAN KNOW YOU ARE HIS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT

There is the blessed assurance which is the Holy Spirit telling you and assuring you that you belong to Him. This is the peace that the Bible speaks of for the joy of the Lord is our strength!
 
  • ROMANS 8:16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.
 
PART 2
BEING FILLED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
1. WHEN FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WE SHOW THE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

Just as the fruits are examples of the Holy Spirit, you will notice a change within yourself as you practice the Bible truths of dying daily (GALATIANS 2:20) and crucifying the flesh (GALATIANS 5:24). Although walking in the Holy Spirit is about a relationship with our loving Father which takes time, love, and dedication, there will be no doubt of its presence in your life as you become more Christ-like every day!

  • ISAIAH 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
 
2. WHEN WE ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WE RECEIVE ITS POWER AND HAPPINESS.

Although we are to walk in faith according to God's Word and not by sight or feelings, there are times when God will allow you to FEEL the filling of the Holy Spirit and there is nothing on this Earth that can compare to it.
 
  • EPHESIANS 5:18,19 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts.
 
3. EVERY DAY WE CAN RECEIVE A FRESH ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

As we die and crucify that flesh daily according to His Word, we can also ask the Lord for a filling and leading of the Holy Spirit and also for a fresh anointing of it whenever you feel spiritually DRY!
 
  • 2 CORINTHIANS 4:16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
 
 
PART 3
BEING LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
1. YOU WILL LIVE YOUR LIFE PLEASING TO GOD

As you are being led by His Spirit, you will have spiritual discernment about many matters. This will prevent the devices of the devil, the confusion of this world, and the lust of this flesh from getting a hold of you and separating you from our loving Father. By doing so, this will lead you to a pleasing life for the Lord as He continues that work in you to mold you into that vessel of honor for His glory

  • COLOSSIANS 1:9,10 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
 
2. HIS WORDS WILL BE OUR WORDS AND HIS THOUGHTS WILL BE OUR THOUGHTS

The Holy Spirit will guide you as to your thoughts and your words especially in those times when you are being used by God as a witness or a minister of reconciliation leading mankind back to Jehovah through Jesus Christ.

  • LUKE 12:12 “…for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.”
  • JOHN 14:26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
 
3. WE WILL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S TRUTH

When we first start reading  and hearing the Word of God, we could not understand much for we are still babes in Christ which require milk and not meat. But in time with your walk and as you surrender your life more and more to the Lord, and the Holy Spirit filling and leading you, gradually you will start to understand the deeper things of God which will promote growth in Him and a passionate love for Him!
 
  • JOHN 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future. 
 
CONCLUSION
 
Walking in the Spirit is a relationship with God which is an understanding that we cannot please God the way that we are. We can only please a spiritual God in the Spirit for the flesh is at war with the Spirit. We must, according to the Word of God, crucify ourselves (GALATIANS 2:20) and our flesh (GALATIANS 5:24) and invite Christ as not only our Savior, but to be the Lord of our life. He will teach us how to live for the Father and to love the Father along with the filling and leading of the Holy Spirit to be that mighty man and woman of God. It is a process and it will not happen overnight but it will happen if you continue to daily walk in faith and diligently seek Him.
 
Just to say we know Him or love Him is not enough. It is about how we express that love for Him through our daily actions and you cannot please Him through the flesh. We must not only read the Word daily but to surrender to Christ and to surround ourselves with things and people of God. Although we are in the world we are not to be of it. Living without the filling and leading of the Holy Spirit will not please God even though you love Him because you will not grow spiritually! God gives us the Holy Spirit when we receive Him in our lives. This is not something that we earn but just like salvation, we must invest our life, love, and time into this walk of the Spirit for us to grow into those vessels of honor to be used for God’s glory.

God has equipped us with everything that we need to live successful and productive Christian lives. All we need is to daily possess the passion for His presence, the thirst for His Word,  the hunger for His love, the drive to please Him and love Him the way He wants to be pleased and loved, and the desire to be Christ-like and Holy Spirit filled!

 *All Scriptures cited above are taken from the New Living Translation 
 
 
 
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