Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday February 13, 2020
Pastor Rick Bettez
Eph 4:4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; Only the filling power of the Holy Spirit brings unity to the body of Christ. (of the same mind)
Eph 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
You can not have unity if you have no filling power of the Holy Spirit and what you believe is opposite of what scripture accurately portrays.
Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him (Christ) who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
The omnipresence of God the Holy Spirit. Perfection is only allowed near the Throne.
Rev 3:1“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars, says this: ‘I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead.
The Lord Jesus Christ was given the divine power source (Hypostatic Union) in His humanity. This defines the ministry of the Spirit for C.A. Bels.
Isa 11:2 describes God the Holy Spirit in seven categories that function inside the PPOG for Church age Bels who apply the filling power & Bible Doctrine to their walk with God. These ministries operate for the Bel in the C.A. who have made a conscience decision to follow the life of Christ after salvation.
You, as a Bel, have something that is unique. You have the seven spirits, which means that you have the indwelling coupled with the filling power (if you use it) available from God the Holy Spirit, a power never made available at any other time in history.
Isa 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear (reverence) of the LORD.
In Isaiah 11:1-3 we meet God the Holy Spirit who sustained our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the prototype for the Church age Bels. The power system of God the Holy Spirit coupled with Bible Doctrine sustained our Lord during His incarnation, this is the basis of our Lord’s impeccability (humanity). Therefore, we have access to this same system of divine power.
Isa 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him –
This is the prelude to the indwelling and more so, the filling power of God the Holy Spirit in the C.A.
Isa 11:2 The spirit of wisdom –
chokmah– speaks to doctrine as a skill and a competency that raises human I.Q. to the highest level. Each of these ministries come from divine inculcation that is never achieved by human effort.
Joh 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
Isa 11:2 a spirit of understanding –
biynah– understanding what you are hearing or seeing due to the filling power of the Spirit mixed with the Word of God. Difficult or hidden principles become apparent.
Isa 11:2 The spirit of counsel –
`etsah – counsel or advice, a guiding force from the heavenly realm, as in one who walks alongside and guides you in the area of legal and moral decisions.
Isa 11:2 The spirit of strength –
gĕbuwrah – strength or might with an emphasis on courage under pressure. This is a divine inner power that endures in the face of great obstacles.
Isa 11:2 the spirit of knowledge –
da`ath – discernment concerning truth or an awareness that can lead to wisdom if applied. An ability to absorb information for use at a later time.
Isa 11:2 spirit of fear –
yir’ah – respect, reverence & piety. This is an awe that keeps the Bel aware when sin enters his/her life, also a form of great worship/devotion. This enables divine virtue love room to grow.
2Co 3:14 But their minds were hardened; for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains unlifted, because it is removed in Christ.
2Co 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
The sovereignty of God the Holy Spirit sets us free and we can live in divine glory.
2Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Every Bel (C.A.) is in union with Christ, the doctrine of positional sanctification. This was never true before, there is just one age in which God takes every Bel and puts him in union with Christ.
Every Bel is indwelt by the person of Christ. However, the indwelling of Christ is not for functional purpose, it is for fellowship with the glorified Christ. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit in indwelling power is functional & applicable.
Every Bel is an ambassador representing Christ on the earth. Every Bel is a priest representing himself before God. All sanctioned because of our union with Christ and available for application because of the filling power of God the Holy Spirit.
We have a completed canon of scripture because the Spirit gave the inspiration. Every Bel is commanded to be filled with the Spirit, so we have a supernatural way of life available just as the humanity of Christ did.
There is no glory in your life by the production of human good. God the Holy Spirit imitates God in our lives (filled by the power & applying BD) in that He produces in our soul those characteristics which enables all of us to reflect Jesus Christ.
1Pet 4:14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
Heb 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
Rom 1:4 who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord,
The super natural power of God the Holy Spirit, the Holy one.
Mat 1:20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
1Joh 2:20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
Joh 14:17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
Heb 10:29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
Zec 12:10 “I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.
My Spirit – Gen 6:3
The Spirit of the Lord – Luk 4:18
The Spirit of Jehovah – Jud 3:10
The Spirit of the Lord God – Isa 61:1
The Holy Spirit of God – Eph 4:30
The Spirit of the living God – 2Cor 3:3
The Spirit of our God – 1Cor 6:11
The Lord, the Spirit – 2Cor 3:18
The Eternal Spirit – Heb 4:18
The Spirit of Glory – 1Pet 4:14
The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus – Rom 8:2
Baptism of the Spirit
Indwelling of Holy Spirit
Sealing ministry of the Spirit
Distribution of spiritual gifts
Filling power of the Holy Spirit
In all dispensations the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration. In the Church Age the Holy Spirit does much more for the royal family than He did for the Bel in the Old Testament, or will do for the Bels in the Millennium. In the Old Testament the power of the Holy Spirit was unique to leaders, prophets and certain circumstances.
The Holy Spirit may be quenched or grieved in the Church Age, but He continues to indwell every Bel. Sin neutralizes the filling of the Holy Spirit until rebound (washing ourselves clean) occurs. The filling power is dependent on fellowship with God the Father which is impeded upon when sin enters the scene.