THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW CREATION – PART TWO
Beloved friends, I’m glad again to come and meet you. My name remains Pastor Amara Uwaeziozi.
We’ll continue our study today on, The Work of The HOLY SPIRIT in The New Creation.
THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE NEW CREATION
In our last study we came to a conclusion that in our flesh there is no good thing. We can only worship and serve GOD to the extent The HOLY SPIRIT enables us. Invariably that also depends on the extent you allow The HOLY SPIRIT to work in you.
Today, we shall proceed further on The HOLY SPIRIT and The New Creation.
Let us pray.
Heavenly FATHER, speak to us YOUR Words of Power. By The HOLY SPIRIT, open our understanding to know the great work GOD did in us through HIS Son JESUS CHRIST. May The SPIRIT reveal this to us…In JESUS Mighty Name I pray. Amen!
Beloveth, the great work which GOD planned was restoration of all things by JESUS CHRIST. GOD, in his determinate will, planned that through HIS Son JESUS CHRIST all things will be restored – the things that were lost by our forefather Adam will be restored.
Let me read from The Book of Hebrews 1:1-3
1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
Beloveth, we read there that, in time past GOD spoke in various ways through the prophets. But in these last days HE is speaking to us through HIS Son JESUS CHRIST. And JESUS Himself poured out HIS Spirit unto all HIS children, so that they will see the brightness of HIS glory; for HE is the Express image of GOD, who upholds all things by The Word of HIS Power. HE upholds all things by the Word of HIS Power.
GOD intended to reveal HIS glory; and the chief means of doing so was to be the most perfect revelation of HIMSELF and HIS works the world had ever seen. This perfect revelation was given to us in and by HIS Son: The LORD JESUS CHRIST when HE took our nature on HIMSELF in order that GOD may graciously reconcile HIMSELF to us.
JESUS CHRIST is the image of the invisible GOD. We will read that in Colossians 1:15.
JESUS is the image of the invisible GOD – the complete image of the invisible GOD.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Beloveth, did you hear that? It’s a confirmation what the Bible says about our LORD JESUS CHRIST. HE is the complete image of GOD – the invisible GOD. HE is the brightness of HIS glory, and the express image of HIS person. We read that in Hebrews 1:3. In the face of JESUS CHRIST shines the glory of GOD. In the face of our LORD JESUS CHRIST shines the glory of GOD. 2 Corinthians 4:6
2 Corinthians 4:6
6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Beloveth, you hear that? For it is the GOD who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of GOD in the face of JESUS CHRIST.
You recall that during the creation GOD said, “Let There Be Light,” and there was light. JESUS is the brightness of the glory of GOD. In the face of JESUS shines the glory of GOD. You see the glory of GOD in the face of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. In planning, establishing and carrying out HIS great work, GOD made the most glorious revelation of HIMSELF, to boat angels and men.
Let us read these passages to confirm all that I have said.
8 To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; 10 to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places.
You hear that? And again, we read from 1 Peter 1:10-12.
1 Peter 1:10
10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by The HOLY SPIRIT sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.
Beloveth, JESUS is the express image of GOD. And JESUS poured out HIS Spirit; and in this new age of creation, The HOLY SPIRIT is revealing what GOD had in mind. Let us take note in particular that in this New Creation GOD has revealed HIMSELF especially as three persons in which one GOD the Supreme purpose and planning of it all is attributed to the Father. Notice that HIS will, HIS wisdom, HIS love, HIS grace, HIS authority, HIS purposes and design are constantly revealed as the Foundation of the whole work of GOD. I will spare you so many other passages that talk about that. Many also were the acts of the Father to the Son in sending and giving: appointing HIM to HIS work.
The Father prepared a body for HIM and comforted and supported HIM in HIS work. HE also rewarded HIM by giving HIM a people to be HIS own people.
In 1st Peter 2:9-10 the Bible calls the people of GOD a special name.
1 Peter 2:9-10
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
The Son humbled HIMSELF and agreed to do all that The Father planned for HIM to do.
In Philippians 2:5-8 the bible says, HE humbled HIMSELF and took the form of a man. HE humbled HIMSELF. Because of this, the Son is to be honoured, just as we honour the Father. Ultimately, The HOLY SPIRIT work is to bring completion what the Father has planned to do through HIS Son JESUS CHRIST.
By this, GOD is made known to us, and we are taught to trust HIM.
In concluding, let’s look at some attitudes of people to The HOLY SPIRIT which will not be in their advantage. The HOLY SPIRIT can be allowed to. The Bible says, Ananias lied to HIM. And Peter told and Ananias, you have lied to GOD. You’ll find that in Acts 5:3-4.
The HOLY SPIRIT can be resisted. In Acts 7:51 Apostle Peter said, why are you resisting The HOLY SPIRIT?
The HOLY SPIRIT can also be grieved. In Ephesians 4:30 we are commanded not to grieve The HOLY SPIRIT.
He can be rebelled against and annoyed and blasphemy. All these you find in the scriptures. On the other hand, The HOLY SPIRIT teaches. HE’s a teacher. HE calls people to special work. The HOLY SPIRIT calls people to special work, which is an act of authority and wisdom. HE called Barnabas and Saul. HE said to the other, separate me Paul and Barnabas for the work which I have called them. HE commanded them to be set apart for special work. HE sent them out to accomplish HIS purposes. The HOLY SPIRIT appoints people to positions of authority in the church today.
Beloveth, GOD has poured out HIS Spirit, and many are recipients today.
I leave you with this question, “Have you received The HOLY SPIRIT? Have you benefitted from the outpouring of The HOLY SPIRIT? What are you waiting for? What are your reservations? You may not have all the time to wait.”
Today, do not harden your heart. Open your heart to The HOLY SPIRIT. You are a potential beneficiary of the work of The HOLY SPIRIT in the New Creation of GOD.
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, The Father of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, may YOU open the eyes of YOUR people, the people YOU created, to see the work of The HOLY SPIRIT in the New Age. And receive HIM into your lives so that they accomplish the purposes of GOD in JESUS Mighty Name I pray. Amen.