The Person of the Holy Spirit

Sunday April 3, 2011

Offering Message: Luke 6:38, 39 Give, and it shall be given to you. The seed that you sow today is for the future. Faith takes your needs to God. Give faithfully to God. Trust God with your needs. God gives more than you need so that you have seed for your future and so you can meet the needs of others. You determine the level of God’s provision. Pat Murphy shares his testimony of God’s goodness in a time of no income and their faithfulness to give. Be faithful to do everything God tells you to do, so that God can do everything He promised to do. How generous do you want God to be with you? Bob Hawk delivers a word to Jon Fike and Sandy Burkholder. He also shared about the shift Wednesday and Thursday (March 30 and 31, 2011) in the blowings of God’s wind and that which God’s Spirit is causing to manifest on the people of CWI. He also told about the Spirit telling him about Deut. 1:11, that the Lord will make us a 1000 times more numerous than we are. There were words and minstry to a few people in the congregation, as well as Dale and Teri and Bob. Eph. 1:17-19 God is the Father of Glory. There is the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. You can know your calling and destiny and should pray to know who God is. You should know what belongs to you. God is for you. You must understand the greatness of His power and the person of the Holy Spirit. What happened to Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 was because they thought the Holy Spriit was a power, not a person. Also, there are times of judgment, and that was one of those times. We are in precarious times now, too. Fear is like pain, in that it tells you something about your body. The fear of the Lord is real fear. Fear has a powerful tendency to teach. It can condition you in the way you respond. Pastor Dale told of his pastor who blasphemed the Holy Spirit in a church service and dropped dead. The person of the Holy Spirit gives assignments. He shows you how to accomplish those assignments; you must cooperate with Him. Worship Him and receive Him on His terms. Agree with Him. * You must receive the Holy Spirit. * You must respect the Holy Spirit; He reveals the Word. Pastor Dale tells of his experience as a young man in obeying the Holy Spirit, even when he would have lots of reasons to postpone doing what the Spirit told him to do. * Learn the ways of the Holy Spirit and learn His voice by spending time with Him. Tell Him you are available to be used by Him. * Obey Him. Three steps to knowing Him better are: 1) Obey what He tells you. 2) Come to a place of usefulness. 3) Then you will receive a promotion from the Lord. Make sure you are doing what God is doing. Cooperate with Him.