A Holy Spirit Christmas
YOU CANNOT BE ANY CLOSER TO JESUS THAN A VITAL RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said,
TO MOVE MEANS; TO BROOD, BROODING, TO HOVER OVER.
NOUN – SITTING ON THE EGGS TO HATCH THEM… A BREEDING TERM.
VERB – TO THINK DEEPLY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT MAKES ONE HAPPY.
“He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of The Almighty.” (Ps 91:1)
Ps 23:6 through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.
GOD WORKS THROUGH THE INCUBATION PROCESS TO CHANGE THINGS.
Luke 1:30 The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” 34 Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.
37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Luke 4:17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is UPON Me,
Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, 4 and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
WHAT MAKES THE HOLY SPIRIT BROOD?
THE BETTER YOU KNOW THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE MORE YOU WILL KNOW WHAT MAKES HIM COME AND WHAT MAKEs HIM GO.
YOUR DESIRE FOR HIM AND TO FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM. DAILY!
THE MORE YOU KNOW HIM THE MORE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU DO IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT; IS IT RIGHT OR WRONG BUT DOES IT PLEASE HIM OR GREIVE HIM?
THE HOLY SPIRIT RESPONDS TO WORSHIP…
WORSHIP IS SINGING SONGS TO HIM… NOT ABOUT HIM.
IN THE INCUBATING ATMOSPHERE CHANGE TAKES PLACE… LIVES ARE TOUCHED,
WE ENTER THE REALM OF TRANSFORMATION BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THIS IS THE SECRET OF KING DAVID.
Psalm 27:4 One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
HOW DO WE KEEP THE HOLY SPIRIT BROODING OVER OUR LIVES?
MAINTAIN AN OFFENSE FREE ENVIRONMENT.
IF IT OPENS THE DOOR TO DARKNESS IT’S OFFENSIVE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.
WHAT PLEASES THE HOLY SPIRIT DEFINES WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG… NOT A LIST OF DO’S AND DON’TS
THIS IS GOING TO INCLUDE NOT OFFENDING OTHERS.
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO YOUR BEST TO AVOID SELFISHNESS AND YOUR OPINIONS. JUDGMENTAL ATTITUDES, ARROGANCE AND PRIDE
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SPEAK INTO YOUR ENVIRONMENT
HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN HE IS BROODING OVER US?
YOU WALK IN DIVINE FAVOR…
YOU SENSE THE DESTINY ON THE INSIDE OF YOU… HIS WILL SEEMS TO BE MORE CLEAR. ASSINGNMENTS ARE REVEALED
OUR GREATEST CONFLICT WILL BE TO GET US OUT OF THE BROODING
HOWEVER MUCH OF A PRIORITY HE IS TO YOU WILL BE HOW MUCH OF A REALITY HE IS THROUGH YOU.
THE ENEMY KNOWS IF HE CAN GET YOU OUT FROM UNDER THE BROODING YOU WILL START TRYING TO FIGHT YOUR OWN BATTLES.
HOW DO WE KEEP HIM BROODING?
PURSUE WHO HE IS MORE THAN WHAT HE DOES.
OBEY (FOLLOW) HIS INSTRUCTIONS… YOU ONLY GO AS DEEP INTO HIM AS YOUR LAST ACT OF OBEDIENCE
DON’T MAKE FRIENDS WITH HIS ENEMIES…
A FRIEND OF THE WORLD IS AN ENEMY OF GOD
James 4:4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.