(Acts 19:1-2 NLT) … Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers. “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.”
Hebrew – RUWACH = a wind, breath, blast of breath – – –
Greek – PNEUMA = a wind, a current of air, blast of breath
(John 6:63 NLT) The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.
√ Wind is UNSEEN. (John 14:16-17 NIV) And I will ask the Father, and he will give you anotheradvocate to help you and be with you forever– the Spirit of truth. The world (b\c they cant explain) 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.
√ Wind is UNPREDICTABLE. (John 3:8 NIV) The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
√ Wind is POWERFUL. (Acts 1:8 NIV) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; . . .
(Ephesians 4:30 MSG) Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.
1. Let go of FEARS & MISPERCEPTIONS. (Proverbs 3:5 NLT) Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
2. Go ALL IN. (Jeremiah 29:13 NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
3. Develop an CLOSE FRIENDSHIP with the Holy Spirit. (2 Corinthians 13:14 NKJV) The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
• God the Father LOVES ME. • God the Son SAVES ME. • God the Holy Spirit IS WITH ME.