Key Point: Live Spirit filled rather than Spirit less lives.
1. The Holy Spirit was extremely active in bringing about the birth of Jesus.
Luke 1: 15 John filled with the Holy Spirit before birth
Luke 1: 35 Holy Spirit will come upon you (Mary)
Luke 1: 41 Elizabeth filled with the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1: 67 Zechariah filled with the Holy Spirit prophesied
Luke 2: 25 Holy Spirit was upon Simeon
Vs 27 Spirit lead him(Simeon) to the temple
Isaiah 9: 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned
Hebrews 1: 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.
2. Incarnation Today
2 Thessalonians 1: 7, 10 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels… on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people
Colossians 1: 18 And he is the head of the body, the church
All that Jesus did in condescension through a single body in His first coming, He will again do through a corporate Body in preparation for His second coming.
3. Be filled and…
- Holy Spirit and Fire Luke 3: 16 (Dunamis we will talk about next week what this means for us)
- Acts 1: 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth
Acts 11: 24 He (Barnabus) was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith
Luke 1: 67 Full of the Holy Spirit and prophesied
Luke 10: 21 full of joy and the Holy Spirit.
Acts 7: 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
John 7: 38, 39 “out of our hearts….will flow rivers of living water, But this He spoke concerning the Spirit whom those believing in Him would receive