Pastor-teacher Don Hargrove

Faith Bible Church

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Preparation for Bible Class:First, salvation, Acts 16:31; Rom 3:23-24; 4:1-5; 2 Cor 5:21.†† Second, spirituality for the CWL, Rom 7:15-8:1-4. Third, maturity, Gal 4:19.






A.††† Understanding the anointing ministry of God the Holy Spirit.

††††††††††† 1.†† At Davidís anointing, HS came mightily upon him, 1 Sam 16:13.

††††††††††† 2.Jesus Christ is the Ultimate Anointed One, who was anointed with the Holy Spirit to fulfill the POG, Acts 10:38. Isa 61:1; Isa 11; Luke 4:18.

††††††††††† 3.Every Christian in the CA has been anointed with the HS, 1 Jn 2:20, 27.

††††††††††† 4.Regardless of the dispensation, apart from the HS there is no spiritual power for the POG, no insight into the POG, and not production in the POG Ė period!††

††††††††††† 5.OT ministries in the Old Testament,

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Convicting ministry to all men, Gen 6:1-6.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† HS revealed Godís Truth to believers both by direct communication and/or distilled insight, Num 24:2; 2 Sam 23:2; 2 Chronicles 15:1; Neh 9:30;

Job 32:8; Isa 61:1-4; Ezekiel 2:2, 11:24; 37:1; Micah 3:8; Zech 7:12; 1 Pt 1:10-11.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† The HS guided believers in Godís Truth, in the POG, Neh 9:20;

Psa 143:10; Isa 48:16; Isaiah 63:10-14; Heb 3:7.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.†† The HS equipped believers for leadership, Gen 41:38;

Num 11:17; 27:18; Dt 34:9; 1 Sam 11:10, 11:6; 19:20-23; 1 Sam 16:13; 2 Kings 2:9-15

††††††††††††††††††††††† e.†† The HS equipped believers with skill and strength for certain creative achievements, Ex 31:1-11; 35:30-35; 1 Kings 7:14; Hag 2:5; Zech 4:6.

††††††††††††††††††††††† f.†† The ministry of the HS in the OT was very limited and conditional and could be removed if the believer moved into reversionism, 1 Sam 16:14; Psa 51:11.

††††††††††††††††††††††† g.The limited ministry of the HS in the Old Testament dispensation became operational for the SL through the FRL (Heb 3:7; 11; Zech 4:6; Num 27:18).

††††††††††† 6.In the OT dispensation further enablement from the Spirit could be received by praying for the Holy Spirit, 2 Kings 2:9-10; Luke 11:13.

††††††††††† 7.†† Just prior to the inception of the CA, Christ sent the Spirit upon the disciples for this further enablement to sustain them for 50 days - until Pentecost, Jn 20:22.


B.Work of the Holy Spirit in the Church Age.

††††††††††† 1.Just as God commissioned His Son to come into the world to provide for salvation 1 (soteriology), He sent the Holy Spirit to provide for salvation 2 (sanctification)†††††††

            2.The anointing from the HS is given to every church age believer from God the Father precisely because of the prayers of Lord Jesus Christ, Jn 14:16-17; 15:26.

††††††††††† 3.†† Once the CA began, every believer is permanently indwelt by the HS, Jn 7:37-39.14:16-17; Jn 7:37-39; Eph 1:13; 4:30; 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19;12:13; Eph 5:18; Gal 5:16; Rom 8:9.

††††††††††† 4.The key issue for the Church Age believer as far as the CWL is not the indwelling HS but the filling of the HS.

††††††††††† 5.††† HS is needed for the spiritual life because every person is born with a sin nature - a sin nature which precludes anyone from ever living a sinless life.

††††††††††† 6.JC fulfilled the Law in all three aspects through the power of the HS.

††††††††††† 7.†† Christ is now the end of the Law for all believers, Rom 10:4; Gal 5:18, 22-23.

††††††††††† 8.The believer is now under the new law of the Spirit, Rom 8:2-4.

††††††††††† 9.†† This new law of the Spirit calls for a new commandment, Eph 5:18.

††††††††††† 10.†† Only through the power of the HS can the believer glorify the LJC, Jn 16:14; Gal 3:1-3 with 4:19; Jn 7:37-39.

††††††††††† 11.There are 4 categories of sins against the Holy Spirit.

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.Blasphemy Ė rejection of JC Ė by the unbeliever, Mt 12:31.

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.Lying to the Holy Spirit, Acts 5:1-10.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.Quenching the HS, absence of the faith/HS in the life, 1 Thess 5:19.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.Grieving the HS, personal acts of sin, Eph 4:30.

††††††††††† 12.†† Every believer is locked into the spiritual conflict for the rest of his life - between his OSN and the HS for control of his soul, Gal 5:16-17; Rom 7:15-8:5

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Your old sin nature is the center of your rebellion against God, sin inRom 7:13; flesh in Gal 5:16; old man in Eph 4:22.†† †††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.The OSN has two major trends: one towards human good which manifests itself in legalism and self-righteousness, and one towards sin which results in antinomianism + and a lust pattern which fuels both trends.

††††††††††††††††††††††† c. While the OSN is the source of temptation it is always the volition that is the source of sin.

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.When your OSN controls your soul you are carnal,1 Cor 3:1-5.

††††††††††††††††††††††† e.When the HS controls the soul you are spiritual, Gal 5:22-23.

††††††††††††††††††††††† f.††† Every time you chose to sin the OSN wins the conflict, Gal 5:17.

††††††††††††††††††††††† g.††† Though you can lose the filling of the HS, you cannot lose the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, 1 Cor 6:18.

††††††††††††††††††††††† h.††† The only way to recover from carnality is confession of sin, 1 Jn 1:9.

††††††††††† 13.†† Spirituality is an absolute & is synonymous with fellowship, Jn 15; 1 Jn 1.†††

            14.†† Spiritual growth is relative.

††††††††††† 15.†† The chief command for the NT believer is to be filled with the HS, Eph 5:18.

††††††††††† 16.†† No system of morality can produce spirituality.

††††††††††† 17.†† Jesus Christ came to solve the problem of the penalty of sin and the HS solves the problem of the power of sin.

††††††††††† 18.†† The HS regenerates the believer at the point of salvation, Jn 3:3-5.

††††††††††† 19.†† The HS baptizes the believer into Christ, 1 Cor 12:13

††††††††††† 20.†† The Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer, Eph 1:13; 4:30.

††††††††††† 21.The Holy Spirit seals the believer, Eph 1:13.†††

††††††††††† 22.The Holy Spirit gives every believer at least one spiritual gift, 1 Cor 12:11.†††††

            23.The Holy Spirit makes the believerís body Godís temple, 1 Cor 3:16; 6:19-20;

            24.†† The HS convicts the believer regarding the spiritual conflict, Gal 5:16-17

††††††††††† 25.†† The Holy Spirit guards the believerís body from being demon possessed.

††††††††††† 26.The Holy Spirit came so that you would not be an orphan on earth, Jn 14:17

††††††††††† 27.The HS came to establish inside of you a divine power base, Eph 3:14-20.

††††††††††† 28.The HS came to guarantee eternal security to the believer, Eph 1:14; 4:30.

††††††††††† 29.†† The HS came to be your personal Mentor in the areas of understanding BD - of taking doctrine from gnosis to epignosis,Jn 14:16-26; Gal 4:19; 5:22-23.

††††††††††† 30.Only the HS can give the believer insight into the deep things of God and those personal escrow blessings, 1 Cor 2:9ff.