speaker: Benny Hinn
READ: Isaiah 32:15 says, “But once more God will send us His Spirit. The wasteland will become fertile, and fields will produce rich crops.”
Genesis 1:1-2 says, “In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit ofGod was moving over the water.”
Job 26: 13-14 says, “It is His breath that made the sky clear, and His hand that killed the escaping monster. But these are only hints of His power, only the whispers that we have heard. Who can know how truly great God is?”
Isaiah 6: 9-10 says, “So He told me to go and give the people His message: ‘No matter how much you listen, you will not understand. No matter how much you look, you will not know what is happening.’ Then He said to me, ‘Make the minds of these people dull, their ears deaf, and their eyes blind, so that they cannot see or hear or understand. If they did, they might turn to me and be healed.”
Job 33:4 says, “God’s spirit made me and gave me life.”
Acts 28:25 says, “So they left disagreeing among themselves, after Paul had said this one thing: “How well the Holy Spirit spoke through the prophet Isaiah to your ancestors!”
Hebrews 10:15-16 says, “And the Holy Spirit also gives us His witness. First He says, ‘This is the covenant that I will make with them in the days to come,’ says the Lord: I will put the Laws in their hearts and write them on their minds.”
Jeremiah 31:33 says, “The new covenant that I will make with the people of Israel will be this: I will put my law within them and write them on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people.”
We can’t know God without knowing the Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “Now ‘the Lord’ in this passage is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is present, there is freedom.”
1 Corinthians 12: 4-6 says, “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.”
Isaiah 59:19 says, “From east to west everyone will fear Him and His great power. He will come like a rushing river, like a strong wind.”
Ezekiel 36: 27 says, “I will put my Spirit in you and will see to it that you follow my laws and keep all the commands I have given you.”
We can’t live a life well pleasing to God without the Holy Spirit.
Micah 3:8 says, “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might to declare to Jacob his transgression, to Israel his sin.”
Without the Holy Spirit, no one can prophesy. (READ: Micah 3:1-12)
You are protected from the enemy by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:13-17 says, “For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die; but if by theSpirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live. Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children. For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead the Spiritmakes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, ‘Father! My Father!’God’s Spirit joins (commune) himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children. Since we are His children, we will possess the blessings He keeps for His people, and we will also possess with Christ what God has kept for Him; for if we share Christ’s suffering, we will also share His glory.”
No angels fully know God, only you and me because of the Holy Spirit.
“Koinonia” which is a Greek word for “communion” has 7 meanings:
3. sharing together
4. participation with
Acts 2:4 says, “They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk in other languages, as the Spirit enabled them to speak.”
Acts 1:8 says, “But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 4:7-8 says, “They made the apostles stand before them and asked them, ‘How did you do this? What power do you have or whose name did you use?’ Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, answered them…”
Acts 5:32 says, “We are witnesses to these things—we and the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to those who obey Him.”
Acts 6:10 says, “But the Spirit gave Stephen such wisdom that when he spoke, they could not refute him.”
Acts 7:55 says, “But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw God’s glory and Jesus standing at the right side of God.”
Only then if we are in the spirit we can see God and hear His voice.
Acts 8:29 says, “The Holy Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go over to that carriage and stay close to it.’”
You will never know your‘calling’ if you don’t know the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit convicts, teaches, commands, guides and warns…
Acts 15:28 says, “The Holy Spirit and we have agreed not to put any other burden on you besides these necessary rules…”
Acts 16: 6-7 says, “They travelled through the region of Phrygia and Galatia because the Holy Spirit did not let them preach the message in the province of Asia. When they reached the border of Mysia, they tried to go into the province of Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.”
Acts 18:26 says, “He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took home with them and explained to him more correctly the Way of God.”