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Acts 1:4-5 And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Revelation 3:13-16 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
1. Promotes powerless gospel
2. Promotes conformity
3. Not Offensive
Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on his own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
John 8:32 And you shall know(intimacy) the truth (Jesus), and the truth shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Zechariah 4:6 So he answered and said to me: This is the word Zerubbabel: not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of host.
Why do we the Holy Spirit?
I. Illegal Witness
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem and all of Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
II. Know Jesus
John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak of His own authority, but whatever
John 14:17 but when the helper comes, whom I send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
III. Anointed for Ministry
Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with Holy Spirit and power, who went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Matthew 11:1-3 Now it came to pass, when Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples, that He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities. And when John had heard in prison about the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said to Him, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”