THE HOLY SPIRIT - EMPOWERED

The Holy Spirit - Empowered 

Romans 8:17 And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory.

The Holy Sprit is a Person
He Desires to Be Known                                                                                                           Cultivate Relationship
His Desires
His Motivations
His Temperament 
He is Sensitive

We Honor Him by the Way we        
Talk
Act
Treat One Another
Reverence Him

When We Honor Him
He Show Up
And Shows Out 

Together WITH Christ and IN Us
The Holy Spirit Empowers Us to Have Kingdom Authority

Kings
As earthly Fathers, we are Quick to call ourselves “Kings of Our Castle”
Its so much more than
Having the Best Chair
The Control of the Remote
And Subjects to 
take out the trash
mow the lawn
and make us a glass of sweet tea

Our perspective is skewed on what a King was responsible for
Provision
Protection
Production
Reason for Tremendous Power
Sometimes Absolute Power
Life and Death Responsibilities 

Imagine a King Rejecting or Being Unaware or the Power of His Position
(kingdom) Conquered
(people) Enslaved
(riches) Plundered

“To Be King, He would need to perform the functions of kingship that are only made possible by the power of his position.”

Co-Heirs with Christ
Ephesians 2:6: [God] raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

No Longer Slaves of the World
Repositioned
Royalty - Heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven
As Heirs - We are Emissaries or His Ambassadors
Charged with Spreading the Mission of God the Father
But Just as the Earthly King, we Must Discover our Power and How to Wield It

I Peter 2:9 You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

As Fathers, We are Charged as Kings and Priests of our Homes
It’s Our Job to Call our Children out of Darkness into Marvelous Light

As Believers, It’s Our Job to Call Others Out of Darkness into the Light
Through Jesus Christ, We Have Been Repositioned

Position Precedes Power
Before We can Do TRUE Kingdom Work
We Must FIRST be Positioned in Christ
Once Positioned in Christ: You Can Heed HIS Instruction
Anything Jesus said Is Important
Anything Jesus said in His LAST Days is VERY Important

Acts 1:4-5 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Jesus Has a Plan
His Plan Didn’t Start With
Preaching
Evangelizing the World
Planting Churches
His Plan Started With “Receiving the Power of the Holy Spirit”

Receiving vs. Filling/Baptized in The Holy Spirit
A Filling Beyond the Initial Receiving of the Holy Spirit at Salvation

John 20:21-22 Receive the Holy Spirit
Jesus giving the Disciples the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit as He Does when We Believe on Him

Acts 2:1-4 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

The Greek word for “filled” in Acts 2:4 literally means satiated.
Dictionary, satiate means “to supply to excess.”
A Greater Degree of the Spirit

I Corinthians 12:3 No one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
At Salvation, the Holy Spirit lives inside of You, as a representation of Jesus
When God sees You, He sees His Son (righteousness) 

Ephesians 1:13  And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, 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!
God the Father gladly Gives the Gift of the Holy Spirit to ALL who Ask Him, by Believing Through His Son, Jesus Christ

So Why is There a Next Level to The Holy Spirit?
Power to Be Witnesses 

Acts 1:8 But 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.”

“empowerment of the Holy Spirit is essential to our mission in Christ. 
power to fuel that mission
The Purpose of Every Believer is To Make Disciples

The Big Idea
Jesus Has a Plan to Move us Into the Kingdom and Ultimately Into our Purpose

Acts 19:1-6 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers.
2 “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. 
“No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
3 “Then what baptism did you experience?” he asked.
And they replied, “The baptism of John.”
4 Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.”
5 As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 
6 Then when Paul laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in other tongues and prophesied.

To Fulfill Your Purpose as a Kingdom Person
Believe in Jesus Christ
Be Baptized
Receive the Baptism of The Holy Spirit
Empowers You to Live a Kingdom Life
Empowers You to Win Friends and Family into The Kingdom