Faith In The Holy Spirit 2
Nothing of spiritual value happens in the hearts and lives of men without the Holy Spirit.
John 7:38-39: He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
Acts 1:8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Do you believe that the Holy Spirit can bless others through you? If you do not believe that simple truth you will probably not try to serve the Lord and bless others and you will live your life outside of the will of God. You will be doubting the promised power of the Holy Spirit to work in you and through you. For believers doubting the Holy Spirit*s power is a grievous power-sapping sin. Those believers will not bless the believers and unbelievers that they encounter. They will commit at least one of the same sins as the unbelievers spoken of in 2 Timothy. They will be committing the sin of not serving the Lord. Make no mistake about it. That is a sin. Serving Him is one purpose for which He saves men and women.
2 Timothy 3:2-5: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Romans 6:16: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Ephesians 4:30a: And grieve not the Holy Spirit. . . .
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