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Holy Ghost: The Anointing




The Anointing

Acts 10:38 (NLT)  We know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

2 Corinthians 1:20–22 (NIV) 20 No matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

Anoint: “to smear or rub with oil.”

The Oil
Exodus 30:22–33 (NLT) 22 Then the Lord said to Moses, 23 “Collect choice spices—12½ pounds of pure myrrh, 6¼ pounds of fragrant cinnamon, 6¼ pounds of fragrant calamus, 24 and 12½ pounds of cassia—as measured by the weight of the sanctuary shekel. Also get one gallon of olive oil. 25 Like a skilled incense maker, blend these ingredients to make a holy anointing oil. 26 Use this sacred oil to anoint the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, 27 the table and all its utensils, the lampstand and all its accessories, the incense altar, 28 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the washbasin with its stand. 29 Consecrate them to make them absolutely holy. After this, whatever touches them will also become holy. 
30 “Anoint Aaron and his sons also, consecrating them to serve me as priests. 31 And say to the people of Israel,
‘This holy anointing oil is reserved for me from generation to generation. 32 It must never be used to anoint anyone else, and you must never make any blend like it for yourselves. It is holy, and you must treat it as holy. 33 Anyone who makes a blend like it or anoints someone other than a priest will be cut off from the community.’ ”

The Oil of the Spirit
1. Produced by a Process

Jesus Praying at the Mount of Olives in a garden called Gethsemane.(Matthew 26)
Gethsemane:
“The Olive Press”

Psalm 133:1–3 (NIV)1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the Lord bestows his blessing,even life forevermore.

2. Applied for a purpose
Anoint (Hebrew Mashiach/Greek…Chrio), which means “to smear or rub with oil,” The implication is to consecrate for office or religious service.
 

Luke 4:16–21 (NLT) 16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, 19 and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” 20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”

“Jesus is the anointed one, and We are anointed “ones.”

The same oil as Jesus…
“It’s not our anointing, it’s His.”
Romans 8:11(NIV)  The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you….

John 14:12 (NLT) Anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

3. Positioned for Holiness

2 Corinthians 7:1 (NLT) Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.

4. Primed under Pressure. 
“Pressure does not minimize our functionality. It maximizes it.”

1 John 2:26–27 (NIV) 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

Ministry:

Romans 11:29 (NIV): For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.


Holy Ghost: The Comforter





John 16:5–15 (NLT) 5 “But now I am going away to the one who sent me, and not one of you is asking where I am going. 6 Instead, you grieve because of what I’ve told you. 7 But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. 9 The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. 10 Righteousness is available because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more. 11 Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.  12 “There is so much more I want to tell you, but you can’t bear it now. 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. 14 He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine; this is why I said, ‘The Spirit will tell you whatever he receives from me.’


Provisions of The Comforter
“Comfortable is not promised; The Comforter is.”

1. Calm in the chaos
John 16:1–4 (NLT) “I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith. 2 For you will be expelled from the synagogues, and the time is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing a holy service for God. 3 This is because they have never known the Father or me. 4 Yes, I’m telling you these things now, so that when they happen, you will remember my warning…

John 14:26–27 (NLT) 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.  27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

Supernatural Peace.
Philippians 4:6–7 (NLT) Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

2. Confirming our identity
Ephesians 1:13-14(NLT) …When you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago.  The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people.

Romans 8:14–16 (NLT) 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15 So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” 16 For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.

“The accuser questions your identity while The Comforter confirms your identity. 


3. Correction

“While the Holy Spirit does not condemn believers, HE does correct them.”

Hebrews 12:8(NLT) If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all.
“Correction from the Holy Spirit is not condemning our identity but confirming it.”

Proverbs 12:1(NLT) To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.

4. Counsel
John 14:26 (NLT)  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.

John 16:13(NLT)  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth.

5. Confiding in us.
John 15:15(NLT) I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.

1 Corinthians 2:7–10 (NIV) we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Holy Ghost: Who is the Holy Spirit?



John 14:8–21 (NIV) 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.  15 “If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth.  The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”

Who is the Holy Spirit?
1. He is God
Genesis 1:1–2 (NIV) In the beginning God(Elohim) created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God(Elohim) was  hovering over the waters.

2. He is the Holy Spirit 

Holy: 

Spirit:
3. He is a person, not an “it.”

“The Holy Spirit is not weird, but he is wild.”

John 14:17 (NIV) The Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him…

“The Holy Spirit may seem strange, but he is no stranger.”

When we are filled with the Spirit:
1. We are God’s dwelling place

John 14:17-19 (NIV) 17…For he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.

He resides in those who are his.
“Under the Old Covenant, The Holy Spirit would rest temporarily; in the New Covenant, the Holy Spirit resides permanently!”

I Corinthians 6:19(NLT) Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?


2. We can experience total victory
John 14:19 (NIV) …Because I live, you also will live.

Romans 8:11 (NIV) The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.

1 John 4:4 (NLT)  You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.

3. To function like Jesus

John 14:12(NIV) I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these because I am going to the Father.

Jesus on the earth was the prototype of those filled with the Spirit.

Philippians 2:6–7 (NLT) 6 Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. 7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.

Acts 10:38 (NIV) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

His only limitation is our yielding!
1 Thessalonians 5:19(NIV)  Do not quench(stifle) the Holy Spirit.

Ministry:
Acts 19:2 (NIV) "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”

Holy Ghost: The Outpouring





Holy Ghost: 
The Outpouring 

Mark 1:8–11 (NLT) 8 “I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!” 9 One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. 10 As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.”

Acts 1:4-8 (NIV) 4 "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5  For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit." 6  So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7  He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 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 2:1-4 (NIV) 1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly, a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3  They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 

Pentecost:
Mount Sinai: (Ex. 19:16-19) 
  • At Sinai God's presence was accompanied by fire, smoke, and the sound of thunder. At Pentecost, by the sound of wind, tongues of fire, and the sound of tongues.
  • At Sinai, The Torah became the teacher. On Pentecost, The Spirit became the Teacher
  • At Sinai, The Law was written on stones. On Pentecost, The Spirit on hearts.
  • At Sinai, 3,000 people died. On Pentecost, 3,000 people believed!

John 1:17(NIV) The law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

“Pentecost speaks of a second experience for God’s people.”

Acts 19:2 (NIV) "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

The Tower of Babel:
Genesis 11:4–7 (NLT) 4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.” 5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. 6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! 7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”
  • At Babel, they were working. On Pentecost, they were waiting.
  • At Babel, the people were ascending. On Pentecost, God descends.
  • At Babel, language was confused. On Pentecost, the language was understood.
  • At Babel, the people were scattered in judgment. On Pentecost, the people were sent to spread the gospel
  • At Babel, it was for the fame of man. On Pentecost, it was for the glory of God.

What to expect when you are filled with the Holy Ghost:

1. More tangibles 
John 14:12 (NLT) “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.

2. More fervency

Romans 12:11 (NIV) Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

3. More courage & boldness
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Acts 2:14 (NIV) Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd. 

Acts 4:31 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. (See also Acts 4:12)

4. More Power 
2 Primary Greek words for Power:
1. Exouisia: Rights
John 1:12 (NIV) Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

2.  Dynamis: Ability
Acts 1:8 (NLT) You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Receive the Baptism of The Holy Spirit 
Luke 11:9–13 (NLT) 9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 11 “You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead? 12 Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not! 13 So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”

Ministry:
Acts 19:2 (NIV) "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?”

Mother Day 2024



Holy Curiosity





Holy Curiosity

Luke 18:15-17 (NLT) 15 One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him. 16 Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 17 I tell you the truth: anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.

Luke 19:1-10 (NIV) 1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. 3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man, he could not because of the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. 5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today." 6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner.'" 8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now, I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount." 9 Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost." 

Zacchaeus
1. He is a chief tax collector
2. He is wealthy.
3. He was vertically challenged
4. He carries a curios child-likeness 

A Childlikeness of Zacchaeus.
Curiosity

“Remaining curious about God is something we must maintain lest we become bored spiritually.”

Things that squelch curiosity:
  1. Making excuses
  2. Being a know it all
  3. Looking elsewhere.

"Curiosity breeds gladness."

“Joy is a necessity, not a luxury.”
Romans 14:17 (NIV) The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 

“Encounters that endure are contingent on our capacity to carry joy in the journey.”

Luke 19:6 (NLT)  Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.

Holiness that isn't joyful isn't very holy.

Cultivating Holy Curiosity
1. Position Yourself to gain a better view of Jesus.
2. Respond to His invitations.
3. Posture yourself in who Jesus calls you.

I Don't Want To Grow Up- Pastor Chris Jones



Matthew 18:1-5 (NIV)
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.
James 4:6 (NIV) But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.
If your primary focus in life is becoming the G.O.A.T, you stop acting like sheep.

Micah 6:8 (NLT) No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.


In the Kingdom of God childlike faith is not childish, it’s mature.

1 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT)
 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

Walking in humility is not humiliating

Romans 10:11 (NIV) As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”


Walking in humility doesn’t cause low self esteem

Romans 12:3 (NIV)
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you


Humility is the key motivator for the best servants.


Matthew 23:11-12 (NIV) The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Philippians 2:5-11 ( NIV) In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:6 Who, being in very nature[a] God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature[b] of a servant, being made in human likeness.8 And being found in appearance as a man he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
 in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Obedience is only possible if you are humble.

It's a Heart Thing- Aaron Guthrie






Proverbs 4:20-27 (NIV)
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

Proverbs 4:20-27 (MSG)
Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health.
Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

We guard what we deem is valuable to us.

Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV)
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

2 Questions I want us to look at today. Why should we guard our heart? How can we guard our heart?

  1. Why should we guard our heart?

Vs 23 For everything you do flows from it.



Mark 7:20-23 (NLT)
20 And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”

Apart from God, we all have a heart problem!

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Carnal Temptations, Emotional Trauma, Spiritual Doubts, Marital Conflict, Criticism from others, Workplace Disappointment, Physical Pain

John 16:33 (NIV)
- “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

  1. How can we guard our heart?

3 Principles for Guarding Our Heart

Proverbs 4:24 (NLT)
24 Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.

1. Guard Your Tongue

James 1:26 (NLT)
If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.

Luke 6:45 (NLT)
45 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

2. Guard Your Eyes
Proverbs 4:25 (NLT)
25 Look straight ahead and fix your eyes on what lies before you.

Too many times we are looking at the wrong things. We look at our circumstances, we focus on the problems and issues in our life instead of focusing on Him.

Matthew 6:22-23 (NLT)
22 “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. 23 But when your eye is unhealthy, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!

3. Guard Your Conduct
Proverbs 4:26-27 (NLT)

26 Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. 27 Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.

Christians are often plagued with inconsistency.

We have prioritized satisfying the outside at the expense of the inside.

We’re ok with harming our soul at the expense of making us happy.

God wants to make you Holy more than he wants to make you happy!



Matthew 16:26 (NLT)
26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?

Colossians 3:17 (NIV)
17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.