The Fellowship of the Spirit
1 Cor 2:9 but just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
10 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11 For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.
YOUR BREATH IS THE VEHICLE THAT CARRIES YOUR VOICE.
GOD’S WORD WHICH IS INVISIBLE IS THE VEHICLE CARRIED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
WITHOUT THE SPIRIT GOD’S VOICE CANNOT BE HEARD.
John 16:13 He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.
Zch 4:6 Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.
THE SPIRITS WORK IN RELATION TO THE WORLD – UNBELIEVER
Gen 6:3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”
THE HEBREW WORD “DUWN”… TO RULE, JUDGE. IS ONLY USED HERE
ELSEWHERE – TO CONTEND, EXECUTE AND PLEAD.
ONE OF THE WAYS GOD STRIVES – CONTENDS WITH US IS; WITH HIS PRESENCE
TWO DISCIPLES ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS…Luke 24… Walking and fellowshipping with Jesus but they did not recognize him. When they stopped. Jesus acted as if he would go further and they urged him to stay with them.
GOD WANTS US TO SEEK HIM.
Isaiah 45:15 “God Hides himself” –
Uzziah 2 Chr 26:5 as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
Isaiah 64:7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee; for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us by means of our iniquities. 8 But now, O Jehovah, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
GOD WILL NOT ALWAYS STRIVE WITH FLESH BUT HE WILL CONTEND WITH YOUR SPIRIT.
Prov 29:1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
Rom 1:24 God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts
26 God gave them over to degrading passions
28 God gave them over to a depraved mind
THE FATHER IS ALWAYS CONTENDING WITH US TO MAKE US BETTER
John 15:1 I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:26 When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me, 27 and you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
THE FIRST THING THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES IN THE LIFE OF UNBELIEVERS IS TESTIFY OF JESUS.
John 16:8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;
2 Cor 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.