OPEN: Hey, good morning and welcome to STAG, I'm Jack. More boring Bible study today. I'm going to go through all the verses hat confirm that God gives us some of He Spirit when we faithe. And we'll take communion later, so you might want to get your elements together now while I tell everyone else.
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The Indwelling of the Spirit.
Anyone who has listened to me more than once has heard me say that when we act in trust of God's word, or as I usually say, faithe, that God puts a bit of His Spirit in our bodies. In that condition, we are seen by God as "righteous" or saved. I like to notice what it is we are saved from. Mostly I hear folks talking about what they are saved to. I guess they mean heaven. And that's OK. I like to see that we are saved from death, which is more accurate. When God's Spirit is inside us we don't die. Jesus was raised from death by the same operation. He gave up his spirit on the cross. God put His Spirit back into Jesus dead body and he came back to life. God placing His Spirit in Jesus body saved Jesus from death. He warranted that implant of the Spirit by taking God at His word that He would raise Jesus after 72 hours in the tomb. It had to be three full days in order to keep the Jewish Law that said a person couldn't be legally dead until 72 hours had passed. BTW, that's why Jesus didn't go immediately to Lazarus' tomb. He could have been there easily in two days, but then some would say that Lazarus wasn't legally dead and it wasn't Jesus that raised him. So Jesus tarried a couple days and it was the fourth day since Lazarus was placed in the tomb. So, like Lazarus, Jesus had to be legally dead to keep the Law, as he said he was sent to fulfill. He went into the tomb at 6pm on Wednesday and came out at 6pm on Saturday. The "first day of the week" started one second after 6pm on Saturday, not dawn on Sunday. This isn't usually taught in churches and causes a lot of confusion. It's what allowed many teachers to use the verses that say "the third day." When actually, the pagan ritual adopted by the Catholic church had the crucifixion happen on a Friday.
So, I've mentioned many times that when we faithe we get a bit of God's
Spirit implanted in our bodies. But I haven't laid out all the verses to found that statement the way I did last time with giving.
It would be a good idea to take down these verses as I go through them so you'll have some reinforcement of this study and can look them up yourself. I mean, if you can't explain this and show it to someone else, you don't have a good enough grasp on it yourself. That will affect your faithing. No faithing, no Spirit, no Life.
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Mar 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
Mar 5:31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
Mar 5:32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
Mar 5:33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
Mar 5:34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
Joh 6:56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
Joh 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Joh 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Rom 4:1 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?
Rom 4:2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before God.
Rom 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
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Rom 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Rom 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Rom 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
Eph 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Eph 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Eph 3:18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
Eph 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Eph 3:21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Col 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
1Thes 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2Peter 1:42 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1Jn 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1Jn 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Now we've got a little time to go to the Table of the Lord. Do you have your elements there? You know it doesn't have to be wine or unleavened bread. It's symbolic and you can use juice or water, bread or even an animal cracker.
Why are there two elements at the Table? The wine symbolizes Jesus spilled blood and the read symbolizes his broken body. You've probably heard that the wine takes care of our shortcomings, so why have the bread? Even though they are both faith acts, they also have different objectives.
Isaiah is the clearest explanation. In chapter 53 he prophesies that Jesus blood will result in the removal of judgment for our sins.
At verse four it says,
Isa 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs,( malady, anxiety, calamity:) and carried our sorrows:( anguish or affliction:) yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded(bore, dissolved) for our transgressions, (revolt, rebellion)he was bruised for our iniquities:(perversity, moral evil) the chastisement of our peace(happiness, welfare) was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. (mended, cured)
Again, God repeats Himself through Peter. In his first letter Peter says the same thing, but uses the past tense because it's after the resurrection, when the saving and healing had already taken place.
1Pe 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
We can get more confirmation of both these by looking at the Passover, which typified Jesus taking on our sins and sickness.
Briefly, the people in Egypt were told that the next plague was going to be a bad one. They would be saved from it by putting lamb's blood on their doors. As we know, it was going to be that the first born of every family in Egypt, including the Egyptians, would die that night. The blood on the door saved them from death. Jesus at the last supper changed that blood, which typified his blood that was about to be shed, into wine. But that wasn't all that happened that night in Egypt. They were also given many specific instructions about the lamb itself. We find out in Psalm 105 what happened by eating the lamb. They were all healed.
Psa 105:37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. In Hebrew the word "feeble" means to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, especially the ankle); to falter, stumble.
How appropriate that anyone who had leg ailments was healed. They had a three-month walk ahead of them. I like to believe that the healing was even more general than just legs.
At the supper Jesus said that the bread now symbolized his body. That means that we receive healing also when we take communion. This all takes place because when we faithe God has promised to put a bit of His Spirit in our bodies. In that condition we are seen by God as Righteous, saved.
And remember Melchizedek? Well, not only did God show us at that time the principle of giving to our teachers, He also laid out communion. In three little verses, God set down two of the fundamental practices for Believers. What did Melchizedek bring to Abraham?
If you read the account as given by first century Jewish historian, Josephus, he says that Melchizedek brought Abraham supplies for him and his men. The list is long and it's clear that Melchizedek must have had a whole retinue of servants with him. Remember, that he wasn't some back alley prophet or rabbi. He was the king of Jerusalem. There is even evidence that he was the actual founder of the city. Kings don't travel 60-some miles from home without some kind of escort. And of course, that brings up the question. How did Melchizedek even know about Abraham, way over there across the river Jordan and down the other side of the Dead Sea? How did he know that Abraham had gone to war against some kings over there? Was he telepathic? Or maybe did God give him word to go to Abraham?
Anyway, what does the Bible record? I said earlier, the Bible doesn't necessarily tell the whole story. The Bible says only that Melchizedek brought bread and wine. Isn't it obvious that this is communion? God works long-term. So, He told us about giving and communion almost 2000 years before Jesus came on the scene. And He spent that 2000 years, setting out the details of Jesus' mission, life, death and resurrection, as told by many different Old Testament voices. And here we are today, 4000 years later, about to fulfill God's will. Is that neat or what?
Lets get some saving now. Take the wine and thank God for His grace and ask His continued mercy. Say it with me, Thank you your grace Lord. Have mercy on me, in Jesus name.
Now the bread. Even if you are not sick or have a broken bone, the Spirit will help you continue in good health. Say it with me and put it in the past tense, "By his stripes, I was healed, in Jesus' name.
1-Did you feel God give you some Spirit? Probably not. We'll just have to take it on faith, right?
2-After all those 44 verses that confirm what God said, how can we not believe it's true? Remember, knowing is not necessary for belief and trusting action. How many vaccinations have you taken in the belief that they would help you, not knowing that there is mercury and aluminum in them. Mercury and aluminum will kill you.
3-If you want to talk about the Sirit or anything else, STG is a comfortable place to do that. We're at 88 Briceland Rd. in Redway. The number is 707 923 ALLY(2559).
4-On the web it's STAG.ws. And don't forget the rqadio archive and 70 videos up on YouTube.
5-I'll be back on the 4th of December, I hope you'll be there too.
6-The best way to build your faith that God will give you some of His Spirit it to study the Bible for yourself and see that God is real and does the stuff He says He will.
This is Jack. Bye
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