Opening Text: Ephesians 3:14-20

Week 1 – We asked Who is the Holy Spirit?

We learned that he is the promise of the Father that came to be with us after Jesus ascended to heaven.

He is an important ingredient in the life of every believer. If we think of the Holy Spirit only as an essence, only as a breeze, only as a power, it is very difficult to develop a meaningful relationship with Him.

He is a person and wants to work with us in this life to do the will of the Father.

Week 2 – He is our counselor and helper 

We learned that The role of a counselor is to assist someone to reach the optimal level of functionality by resolving negative patterns, prevention, rehabilitation, and to improve the quality of life. He counsels in life management. His goal is lead us in the right direction.

Week 3 – He is our intercessor

We learned that even when we don’t have the words to pray, he helps us pray in line with the heart of the Father.

We never pray in the wrong direction when we yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit in prayer. He helps us hit the target in prayer every time. 

Week 4 – He is our advocate

We learned  that an advocate  is one who publicly supports or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something.To speak for, support, or represent a person or group of people who may need extra help or protection.

As our advocate the Holy Spirit encourages us, defends us, and corrects us. He makes everything Jesus did a reality in our lives so that we have a proper biblical view of ourselves and our relationship to our Father in Heaven. A right (biblical) view of ourselves will keep us moving forward into the purposes we were created for.

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As a child of God, you’re never without strength, because there’s a strengthener in you—the Holy Spirit. He ministers to you as your Strengthener.

He strengthens  you so that while He’s taking His own steps to ensure that everything works out right for you, you’re also participating actively in the process, because He has to function through you.

 

If you have the Holy Spirit in your life, is no longer an option.

 

The Greek word for strengthened in Ephesians 3:16 is krataioō (krat-ah-yo’-o) which means 

  1. to strengthen, make strong, show yourselves brave
  2. to be made strong, to increase in strength, to grow strong
    • of the mighty power of God

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Our strength will come to an end but his

I see now why Paul would say these words in 2nd Corinthians 4:7-14.

We have access to a strength beyond what we even know.

We actually have the strengthener and standby forever.

Standby just means he is at any moment to jump in the middle or our situation with us to help.

He is standing by us ready to help at the moment call. 

 

How do we access this strength?

  1. Through the 2nd Timothy 3:16-17
  2. Through Acts 4:23-24  and Acts 4:29-31
  3. Through Jude 1:20

What is an advocate?

Advocate – Advocate – One who publicly supports or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something.To speak for, support, or represent a person or group of people who may need extra help or protection.

The Holy Spirit us.

The Holy Spirit us.

The Holy Spirit us.

 

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The Holy Spirit will take what and make it a

 

The Holy Spirit teaches us.

 

The greek work for teach in John 14:126-27  is 

didaskō (did-as’-ko) and it means:

  1. to teach one
    1. to impart instruction
    2. instill doctrine into one
    3. the thing taught or enjoined
    4. to explain or expound a thing
    5. to teach one something

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1st Corinthians 2:1-14

Ephesians 1:15-23 

 

The Holy Spirit us.

1st Corinthians 11:23-25

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This greek word remembrance in John 14:26-27  is:

hypomimnēskō (hoop-om-im-nace’-ko)

and it means:

  1. to be recalled or to return to one’s mind, to remind one’s self of, to remember
  2. to cause one to remember, bring to remembrance, recall to mind: to another
    • to put one in remembrance, admonish, of something
    • to be reminded, to remember

The Holy Spirit helps us remember the

 

A right (biblical) view will keep us moving forward into the we were created for.

In order for us to understand the power behind what it means for the Holy Spirit to be our intercessor, we have to first ask this question….

What is an intercessor? 

To intercede means to act or interpose in behalf of someone in

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The Greek word for intercessor in this verse is hyperentygchanō (hoop-er-en-toong-khan’-o)

This word means to for one. It is actually made up of two greek words. 

  1. hyper – Which means to go to or meet a person, esp. for the purpose of , , or
  2. entygchanō –  Which means to and hit the

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Why do we need the Holy Spirit as our intercessor?

1. As humans we have – Romans 8:26

The King James actually says the word “infirmities”. In this context it doesn’t mean sickness it means our inability to produce results with our natural or natural .

Have you ever been in a situation and we don’t even know how to start praying about it.? Where all we have are sounds and tears….. groanings too deep for words.

There is someone who knows what to say though and its the Holy Spirit. As our intercessor he can take every inarticulate thought or feeling we have and it to our Father in Heaven.

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2. The Holy Spirit knows the – Romans 8:27

As our intercessor he helps align our with the will of our Father. 

The Holy Spirit will always help us pray the perfect prayer. 

Philippians 2:12-13

God is in us, through the Holy Spirit, to give us a desire to do his will.

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3. The is always good. – Romans 8:28

When we utilize the Holy Spirit as our intercessor he brings all things for us into a

Proverbs 3:5-8

We have an intercessor that will help us and bring our to a place of with our Heavenly Father.

 

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The same Spirit that allows for speaking in tongues and who’s presence changes the atmosphere does something very simple to put into words- He goes with us. When you’ve given your life to God and been baptized the Holy Spirit takes up personal residence in your life.. He moves in and starts to remove other tenants that are taking up space.

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Paraclete or Parakletos: One who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate. It’s one called to another side specifically for the purpose of helping and aiding.

 

What does a good helper look like?

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1 Corinthians 12:4

Now there are a varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons. But to each one is given the for the common good.

 

Types of Gifts

word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, gifts of healing

 the effecting of miracles, prophecy, the distinguishing of spirits,

various kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues.

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1 Corinthians 12:4-11 NASB

What does He do as The Helper?

John 14:26 NASB

What is He teaching and reminding us?

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Just what we read in verse 17:

”He is the Holy Spirit, who!… The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you.“

John 14:17 NLT

He is our counselor.

He advocates for us and with us.

The role of a counselor is to assist someone to reach the optimal level of functionality by resolving negative patterns, prevention, rehabilitation, and to improve the quality of life. He counsels in life management. His goal is lead us in the right direction.

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The Bible says that he comes to -which means what we’re doing on our own isn’t going to work. It’s never going to fit! Not if we desire for the plan God has for us. 

He our lives with more than just PRINCIPLES. He gives us POWER.  We’ve been empowered. 

It was never God‘s expectation that we, his people, carry out HIS principles without HIS power.  God‘s principles seem like mountains of impossibilities without HIS power.

Luke 6:27-31 NLT

He sent us HELP. He counsels us to right judgement. A person with right judgment avoids sin and lives by the values of Jesus.

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He is the Spirit of Truth!

John 15:26-27 NASB

Holy Spirit: Our Helper & Counselor 

Who is the Holy Spirit? 

Jesus made sure to let his disciples know how important it was for them to receive and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit before he left.  If the disciples of Jesus needed to walk with the Spirit than how much more do we also need to walk with and let our lives be governed by the Holy Spirit Everyday.

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Jesus gave one last bit of instruction before he left the earth. 

Acts 1:1-9 – He said wait on this promise because it’s going to give you power to live for him as a witness.

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Jesus calls the Holy Spirit the Comforter or Helper. 

  • Greek Translation : paraklētos – one who pleads another’s cause before a judge, a pleader, counsel for defense, legal assistant, an advocate. 
  • John 14:16 in the amplified translation calls him the Counselor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener and standby.

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It is important that we realize that the Holy Spirit is a

If we think of the Holy Spirit only as an essence, only as a breeze, only as a power, it is very difficult to develop a meaningful relationship with Him.

He has been sent by the Father at the request of Jesus to come alongside of you to help you in your time of need.

Jesus uses personal pronouns when he talks about the Holy Spirit.

If the Holy Spirit is a person that means he has a

3 things are necessary for a personality:

We can see He, the Holy Spirit, has a will in 1st Corinthians 12:11

We can see He, the Holy Spirit has intelligence in 1st Corinthians 2:9-13

We can see He, the Holy Spirit has emotions in Ephesians 4:30

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17 things Jesus said about the Holy Spirit 

 

John 14:16

  • He is another Helper – He wont be any different than how Jesus was in the flesh 
  • He will be with us forever

John 14:17

  • He is the Spirit of Truth 
  • The world cannot receive him because it can’t see him yet 
  • As a born again believer we know Him 
  • He abides or continues to be present with us
  • He lives in us

John 14:26

  • He will teach us all things 
  • He will bring things to our remembrance

John 15:26

  • He will testify of Jesus (make what Jesus did a reality to us)

John 16:7

  • He gives us an advantage

John 16:8 

  • He will convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement ( The influence of the Holy Spirit in an unsaved person’s life will lead that person to the realization that he is guilty, that God is just, and that all sinners are deserving of judgment. Once a sinner has been awakened to his soul’s great need, the Spirit will point him to Christ, the one and only Savior and Refuge from judgment.)

John 16:13 

  • He will guide us into all truth 
  • He will not speak of his own initiative or about himself
  • He will show us things to come

John 16:14

  • He will glorify Jesus 
  • He will speak to us from the truth of Jesus (These realities of the Christ will prove to be the fullness of the Father’s heart)

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