Holy Spirit And The Salvation Of Man Part 1

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Salvation - God, According To His Will By The Holy Spirit:
Confirms Man As A Sinner Then Removes His Sins and Their Consequences & Gives Him Grace For Righteousness
Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:13)

I this first part, The Holy Spirit & Restoration of Man Part 1 we will have a look at God, According To His Will By The Holy Spirit: Confirms Man As A Sinner. It looks at:
Introduction -
The Holy Spirit
Regeneration of Man
The Holy Spirit & Regeneration of Man
Salvation
The Components of Man (Body, Soul & Spirit)
Heart of Man
The Holy Spirit & Salvation
The unregenerate Man
The law

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Holy Spirit And The Salvation Of Man Part 1

  1. 1. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Holy Spirit & The Salvation of Man Part 1 God, According To His Will By The Holy Spirit: Confirms Man As A Sinner Introduction - The Holy Spirit Regeneration of Man The Holy Spirit & Regeneration of Man Salvation The Components of Man (Body, Soul & Spirit) Heart of Man The Holy Spirit & Salvation The unregenerate Man The law Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  2. 2. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost) is a real person – the third person of the Holy Trinity: Father (God), Son (Jesus Christ) and The Holy Spirit. He is equal in every way as The Father and Jesus Christ, with the same attributes as they have. The Holy Spirit is our helper in all things, as our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ promised to His disciples: But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:26) The personality of The Holy Spirit is of the same components as that of man, these components being, will, intellect and emotions (as we shall see later), Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  3. 3. The Personality of The Holy Spirit Will But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. (I Corinthians 12:11) Intellect For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11) Emotions Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me. (Romans 15:30) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  4. 4. Functions of The Holy Spirit He teaches us all things. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever ….. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:16,26) He is our indwelling Spirit of God. Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (I Corinthians 3:16) He exalts Jesus Christ in us, and as all truth is in Jesus, we are impacted with the Truth. 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. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. (John 16:13-14) He strengthens us in our innermost being. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.‖ (Acts 1:8) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  5. 5. Specific Actions of The Holy Spirit He guides us in truth. 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 16:13), He gives us victory over flesh (domination over our soul by that part of us which is at odds with God). For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2), He speaks to us. As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, ―Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.‖ (Acts 13:2) Then the Spirit said to Philip, ―Go near and overtake this chariot.‖ (Acts 8:29) He leads us. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Romans 8:14) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  6. 6. Specific Actions of The Holy Spirit He convicts us sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (John 16:7-8) Helps us in our weaknesses and prays for us. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. (Romans 8:26) He sanctifies us But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, (II Thessalonians 2:13) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  7. 7. Attributes of The Holy Spirit He exists from Eternity to eternity How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? (Hebrews 9:14) He is Omnipotent. (being the Spirit of God, He has all power over all things at all times and in all ways). And the angel answered and said to her, ―The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35) He is Omnipresent. (being the Spirit of God, He is present everywhere at all times) Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? (Psalm 139:7) He is omniscient (being the Spirit of God, He has complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding and perceives all things) But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (I Corinthians 2:10-11) He is The Spirit of holiness. And declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. (Romans 1:4) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  8. 8. The Nature of The Holy Spirit It is possible to blaspheme against The Holy Spirit. Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men. (Matt. 12:31) It is possible to resist The Holy Spirit (in unbelief). You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. (Acts 7:51) It is possible to insult The Holy Spirit. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? (Hebrews 10:29) It is possible to Lie to The Holy Spirit. But Peter said, ―Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself? (Acts 5:3) It is possible to Grieve The Holy Spirit. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. (Eph. 4:30) It is possible to Quench The Holy Spirit. Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thess. 5:19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  9. 9. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  10. 10. The Regeneration Of Man Man Father Propitiation (1 John 2:2) Redemption (Romans 3:21-26) (Rev. 13:8) Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Forgiveness Mark 2.5; Luke 7.47-50 (Romans 3:28; 4:5; 5:1) Positional /P / (Experiential) Imputation Sanctification (Rom. 8:29; Heb. 10:10; 13:12) 2 Cor. 5:19-21; 1 Pet. 2:24 Repentance (Isaiah 55:7) (Mark 1:15) Justification (redemption applied) Believe (Faith) (Mark 16:16) Baptism Acts 2:38 Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  11. 11. Regeneration is an aspect of GOD‟S FULL SALVATION • God justifies us through propitiation by Christ Jesus and regenerates us in our spirit with His life by His Spirit. It involves: Propitiation, Redemption, Justification, Forgiveness, Imputation, Sanctification (Positional), Sanctification (Experiential), Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Reconciliation to God REGENERATION TRANSFORMATION • Freedom from the dominion of indwelling sin. It involves: Freedom from Sin, Sanctification (mainly dispositional Roman 6:19,22), growth in life, transformation, building up and maturing. • Redemption of our corrupted body (Roman 8:23) and transfiguring into Christ‟s glory (Phil. 3:21). This is the inheritance of God‟s Kingdom and participation in Jesus‟ Kingship. CONSUMMATION Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  12. 12. WHAT IS REGENERATION? TO RECEIVE AN IMPARTED LIFE WHICH MAKES THE RETURN FROM A STATE OF DECLINE TO A REVITALISED STATE POSSIBLE. Regeneration means to be renewed, reformed, or reconstituted; to have a spiritual rebirth (be spiritually reborn) “Born Again”; to cause to be completely reformed or improved and to grow anew (a part to replace one hurt or lost). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  13. 13. WHAT IS REGENERATION? Regeneration is broadly made up of three parts; Propitiation (by God); Salvation (by Christ): and Repentance (by man) ALL CARRIED OUT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. Propitiation Points to what God has received from the death of Christ, whether or not a sinner trusts Christ. Salvation Focuses primarily on the blessing the one who trusts Christ receives. Repentance What sinner ‗has to do‘ (by faith; through grace) on his own part. The ‗doing‘ can only be initiated and enabled by The Holy Spirit. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  14. 14. The Holy Spirit And The Regeneration Of Man At any point in time, a man can either be regenerate or unregenerate: But all men are born unregenerate: Jesus answered and said to him, ―Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.‖ Nicodemus said to Him, ―How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother‘s womb and be born?‖ Jesus answered, ―Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‗You must be born again.‘ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.‖ (John 3:3-8) Every man from birth is in spiritual darkness until God through the Holy Spirit, shines light into his heart. This spiritual darkness in man is borne out of a lack of intuition and a communion with God; and until God shines light into a man‟s heart by the work of the Holy Spirit, this darkness remains. It could be outer or but definitely inner. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:13-14) For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  15. 15. The Holy Spirit And The Regeneration Of Man Outer Darkness in Man This is darkness that may exist due to the fact that there is nothing to enlighten man about God and godly spirituality. The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.‖ (Matthew 4:16) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105) And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ―How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!‖ (Rom 10:15) But then there is no excuse because: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun ……… The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; (Psalm 19:1-4, 8) But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: ―Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.‖ (Romans 10:18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  16. 16. The Holy Spirit And The Regeneration Of Man Inner Darkness in Man Inward darkness is one that is borne of natural rot and depravity in man‟s mind. This is corruption in things pertaining to normal everyday living such as social, political, economic, moral or even spiritual or heavenly things; it may even come in the form of „churchianity‟. The full blown effect of this rot or depravity is often held back by the common grace of the Holy Spirit. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (Genesis 6:5) No matter how eloquently presented, spiritual things can never be understood by such a mind. We will look at this further on in this presentation: The fool has said in his heart, ―There is no God.‖ They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. (Psalm 14:1) But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them for Jesus‘ sake. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  17. 17. But then: The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) He has sent us the Holy Spirit. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever ….. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:16,26) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  18. 18. The Holy Spirit And The Regeneration Of Man Man Father Propitiation (1 John 2:2) Redemption (Romans 3:21-26) Forgiveness Repentance (Isaiah 55:7) (Mark 1:15) Mark 2.5; Luke 7.47-50 Justification (redemption applied) (Romans 3:28; 4:5; 5:1) Positional /P / (Experiential) Imputation Sanctification 2 Cor. 5:19(Rom. 8:29; 21; 1 Pet. Heb. 10:10; 2:24 13:12) Conviction (Rev. 13:8) Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Believe (Faith) (Mark 16:16) Baptism Acts 2:38 Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5:16-18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  19. 19. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  20. 20. Salvation What Is Salvation? God, According To His Will By The Holy Spirit: Confirms Man As A Sinner Then Removes His Sins and Their Consequences & Gives Him Grace For Righteousness. Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:13) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  21. 21. The Holy Spirit & Salvation God, According To His Will By The Holy Spirit: Confirms Man As A Sinner. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  22. 22. The Components of Man Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com Man Spirit – Functions of conscience, Intuition and communion. www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  23. 23. The Components of Man - Body Body – Physical Functions Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  24. 24. The Components of Man - Body Body – Physical Functions God prepares man with a body that he may live for Him; with the expectation that, his (man‘s) body will be offered to Him and used to declare His Glory: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Rom. 12:1) For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a] and in your spirit, which are God‘s. (1 Cor. 6:20). According to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1:20) And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. (Romans 6:13) Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one‘s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? (Romans 6:16). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  25. 25. The Components of Man - Soul Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  26. 26. The Components of Man - Soul Will (Volition) The will is the part of our soul through which we have our rationales and make choices. The process of decision making is (supposed to be) activated by the intellect (mind) though the information before us; our emotions could (if allowed to prevail) determine the outcome; but the will is the function of our soul that makes actual decisions. So that my soul chooses strangling and death rather than my body. (Job 7:15) Here we see that the choice made by the soul (of strangling and death rather than living); is coloured by the emotional pain that is a result of the picture Job‟s intellect (mind) paints of the state of his body. My soul refuses to touch them; They are as loathsome food to me. (Job 6:7) In this verse we see a choice being made by the soul (of not eating this particular kind of food) based on the fact that information from his intellect (mind) describes the food as being loathsome. It does not show if the emotion played a part in the processing of the information by the intellect (mind). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  27. 27. The Components of Man - Soul Intellect (Mind) The Intellect (Mind) is the part of our soul where thoughts, ideas, concepts, reasons, understanding knowledge etc are processed. which contains our though faculties. Function of the Intellect (Mind) include: Thinking, considering How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? (Psalm 13:2) Knowing I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. (Psa. 139:14). Remembering My soul still remembers and sinks within me. (Lamentations 3:20) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  28. 28. The Components of Man - Soul Emotions The emotion is the part of our soul through which we love, hate, like or dislike, are joyful or grieved. The main aspects of the function of our emotions are of AFFECTION, DESIRE AND FEELING & SENSING AFFECTION You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5) DESIRE As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. (Psalm 42:1) With my soul I have desired You in the night, yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. (Isaiah 26:9) DESIRE AND FEELING & SENSING ―Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‗Father, save Me from this hour‘? But for this purpose I came to this hour. (John 12:27) Rejoice the soul of Your servant, for to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul. (Psalm 86:4) Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. (Psalm 116:7) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  29. 29. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  30. 30. The Components of Man - spirit Spirit – Functions of conscience, Intuition and communion. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  31. 31. The Components of Man - spirit Conscience The conscience is for us to discern right from wrong, to justify or to condemn. Knowledge shows what is right or wrong but our conscience is that part of us that approves of what is right and disapproves of what is contrary to it. The conscience is a part of our spirit: I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 9:1) The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:16) Then the conscience is part of the spirit In the unregenerate man, the conscience as a part of the heart is devoid of guidance from the Spirit of God; but restricted within limits by the grace of God. But at salvation the conscience is restored to perform it‟s full functions as part of the spirit of man. And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. (Deuteronomy 30:6) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  32. 32. The Components of Man - spirit Intuition Intuition is the function of our spirit that enables us to receive knowledge, perception or conviction directly in our spirit, regardless of reason or circumstance. It is a function of “spiritual sensing” . The sharpness of our intuition is very much dependent on the purity of our conscience – thus, it is impossible for someone with a polluted or corrupt conscience to have discernment. It is more like the “USB Connector” between our spirit and the Holy Spirit. The intuition is that in us which enables us (unlike our natural instincts or soulish emotional feelings) to adhere to what the Holy Spirit is saying (God‟s instructions). For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2:11) ―But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, ―Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?‖ (Mark 2:8) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  33. 33. The Components of Man - spirit Intuition ―Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled.‖ (John 11:33) ―When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.‖ (Acts 18:5) ―This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.‖ (Acts 18:25) ―And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there,‖ (Acts 20:22) ―For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.‖ (1 Corinthians 16:18) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  34. 34. The Components of Man - spirit Communion (Fellowship) Communion is our contact, fellowship and our communication with God. Like any Father, God wants us His children to spend time with Him so that we can get to know Him. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.‖ The woman said to Him, ―I know that Messiah is coming‖ (who is called Christ). ―When He comes, He will tell us all things.‖ (John 4:23-25) For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. (Romans 1:9) But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him. (1 Corinthians 6:17) Fellowship is the most important thing God wants from us. He wants us to come to know him – to be with him – to spend time with him. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. (Philippians 3:9-11) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  35. 35. Heart of Man Heart of Man is made up of Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY The heart is a composition of the first part of the spirit - the conscience and all three parts of the soul. ―let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.‖ (Heb. 10:22) Having part of our spirit (the conscience) as one of it‟s components; it can condemn: ―For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.‖ (1 John 3:20) As it also includes the mind, the will, and the emotion, which are the three parts of our soul: Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  36. 36. Heart of Man It Thinks (Has Thoughts): ―But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, ―Why do you think evil in your hearts?‖ (Matthew 9:4) ―Then the Lord[a] saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.‖ (Genesis 6:5) ―For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.‖ (Hebrews 4:12) It Rejoices: ―Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.‖ (John 16:22) Has Sorrow: ―But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.‖ (John 16:6) It Purposes: ―When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.‖ (Acts 11:23) Has Intents: ―For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.‖ (Hebrews 4:12) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  37. 37. Heart of Man In God‟s eternal purpose, the intended main function of man‟s heart is to give man the ability to: Love Him - ―And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.‘ This is the first commandment.‖ (Mark 12:30) Also, In God‟s eternal purpose, the intended main function of man‟s spirit is to give man the ability to: a) Be in constant contact with Him - ―God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.‖ (John 4:24) b) Receive Him - ―But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.‖ (1 Corinthians 6:17) c) Hold or Contain Him - ― The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.‖ (2 Timothy 4:22) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  38. 38. Heart of Man Finally, In God‟s eternal purpose, the intended main function of man‟s soul is to give man the ability to: Reflect or Express Him - ―But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.‖ (2 Corinthians 3:18) Because our heart LOVES Him; our spirit is able to BE IN CONSTANT CONTACT with Him; RECEIVE Him; and HOLD or CONTAIN Him; so that our soul is able to REFLECT or EXPRESS Him in all that we think, like, and decide - in all that we are and all that we do. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  39. 39. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  40. 40. Heart of Man But then, Man‟s heart (more so when un-regenerated) is subject to corruptible Forces in the heavens above. HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) ============================================================================= Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS =================================================== TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Physical Functions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  41. 41. SELF & The Heart of Man ―Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.‖ (Galatians 5:19-21) SELF Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY ―For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?‖ (Luke 9:24-25) For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. For the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil I will not to do, that I practice. Now if I do what I will not to do, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. (Romans 7:18-21) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  42. 42. The Holy Spirit & Salvation What Is Salvation Salvation is being saved from the righteous judgment of God upon the sinner. The first aspect of this act of salvation is that: God By The Holy Spirit: Confirms Man As A Sinner Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  43. 43. The unregenerate Man The dictionary defines the unregenerate man as: un•re•gen•er•ate 1. Not regenerate; not renewed in heart and mind or reborn in spirit; unrepentant: an unregenerate sinner. 2. Refusing to believe in the existence of God. : an unregenerate atheist; an unregenerate skeptic. 3. Unconvinced by or unconverted to a particular religion, sect, or movement; unreconstructed. 4. Persisting in the holding of prior convictions; opposing new ideas, causes, etc.; stubborn; obstinate: an unregenerate reactionary. 5. Not reformed; wicked; sinful; profligate; dissolute: an unregenerate way of life. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  44. 44. Conscience of The Unregenerate Man Dictionary defines the conscience as: "a knowledge or sense of right and wrong, with a compulsion to do right; moral judgement that opposes the violation of a previously recognized ethical principle and that leads to feelings of guilt." The conscience of the unregenerate man as we can see from the dictionary definition is governed by: ―compulsion to do right‖ ―moral judgement‖ So in our modern day culture where there is a daily attempt to „program‟ our minds to fit into this agenda or the other; “compulsion to do right” and “moral judgement” are ever so subjective and moving further away from what the laws of God says. The world's thinking overrides and drowns out the inner voice of the true conscience that God put within man. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. (Titus 1:15) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  45. 45. Conscience of unregenerate Man There is a conscience in all men by nature. Let this never be forgotten. Fallen, lost, desperately wicked as we are all born into the world, God has taken care to leave Himself a witness in our bosoms. It is a poor blind guide, without the Holy Spirit. It can save no one. It leads no one to Christ. It may be seared and trampled under foot. But there is such a thing as conscience in every man, accusing or excusing him; and Scripture and experience alike declare it (Rom. 2:15). J.C. Ryle Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  46. 46. Conviction in unregenerate Man HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) =========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS ================================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Spirit – Functions of conscience of Functions Heart ONLY conscience ONLY Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. (Romans 1:32). For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another; In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel. (Romans 2:14, 15). Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  47. 47. Conviction in unregenerate Man God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) ======================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS =============================================================================== TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Holy Spirit Functions of conscience ONLY The unregenerate man has only the conscience function of his spirit active; so there is no intuition or communion with God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them for Jesus‘ sake. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  48. 48. Conviction in unregenerate Man Restraining Grace God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) =========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS ============================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY Restraining Grace Holy Spirit The restraining grace is the unmerited favour God bestows on both the regenerate man and the unregenerate man so as to be often withheld from committing sins. This is done by God‟s gracious control of circumstances. Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21) The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works. (Psalm 145:9) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  49. 49. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  50. 50. Conviction in unregenerate Man God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) Holy ======================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS Spirit =============================================================================== TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY As the unregenerate man has only the conscience function of his spirit active and the body and soul also (his heart) exposed to the elements of the first and second heavens; he will definitely be at odds with God. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men; who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse (Romans 1:18-20) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  51. 51. Conviction in unregenerate Man Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. So, how is this possible if unregenerate man (in his sinful state) is dead to God? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  52. 52. The law (At Salvation) The Law Law means instruction – do‟s and don‟ts; the norms of society as enforced by the state. In the context of our topic here; "The Law" refers specifically to the compilation of decrees found in the first five books of the Bible. This whole body of law was given the name Torah. While the purpose of treating this topic of the law here is not about relying on keeping the law to be saved: knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified. (Galatians 2:16) But it is sensible for any man to know the reason why God gave these laws to the natural children of Israel: The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O LORD, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked. (Psalm 94:11-13) Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. Lord, I have hoped for thy salvation, and done thy commandments. (Psalm 119:164-166) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  53. 53. The law (At Salvation) The Law The distinct duty of the law is to reveal what sin is. („dangerous‟ and „unwanted‟ piece of knowledge at that): Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin. (Romans 3:20) So if the law causes our desire to sin to increase, is it then safe to say that the law is bad? The answer here by Apostle Paul is No!!, Capital No!!! For if not for the law, we would not have known sin in it‟s deadly nature; it‟s resistance against God; in it‟s habitual enmity against God; and the hidden lustings it produces within us. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, ―You shall not covet.‖ (Romans 7:7) With regards to salvation; the law enters; deeply and widely opens it‟s own „commission of enquiry‟ in the conscience of unregenerate man; but here the conscience is only working closely with the soul (devoid of intuition and communion). A kind of „fear of God‟ (unrighteous because it is devoid of intuition and communion with God) is felt. ―Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But grace abounded much more.” (Romans 5:20) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com where sin abounded, www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  54. 54. What is the law? (At Salvation) This ‗commission of enquiry‘ headed by The ‗Lord Chief Justice‘ Himself (of heaven, earth and all that exists); God Almighty, before whom nothing, absolutely nothing is hidden: Because He is: Life – He is the essence of the breathe of life Spirit – It is impossible to see Him with human eyes, but through the eye of the spirit Omnipotence – He has the ultimate power to do whatever He wills. Omnipresence – He fills the whole of creation which makes it possible for Him to be present everywhere at once Omniscience – He knows all things that can be known in the past, present, future, so nothing can escape His knowledge Infinity – He is, if I may say, interwoven into all things. Nature of – Love God‘s love for us is just as His attribute of being immutable, it cannot change Immutability – God cannot change because He is the beginning and end ‗Alpha & Omega‘ Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  55. 55. What is the law? (At Salvation) The Law makes our weakness manifest. While you let me sit still I appear to be all right, but when you ask me to do anything I am sure to spoil that thing, and if you trust me with a second thing I will as surely spoil it too. When a holy law is applied to a sinful man, then his sinfulness comes out in full display. Watchman Nee Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  56. 56. What is the law? (At Salvation) God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) ========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS ================================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY L a w “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  57. 57. What is the law? (At Salvation) God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) ========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS ================================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY Law The Law is the great instrument which the Holy Spirit uses in His special work of conviction. It is the only yardstick through which we are to judge the moral evil or good in any action. These are holy and righteous demands that God places upon man. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  58. 58. What is the law? (At Salvation) God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) ========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS ================================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN CONVICTION Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Spirit – Heart Functions of conscience ONLY Law CONVICTION is nothing more or less than the formal impression of sin by the law upon the conscience ―For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.‖ (Hebrews 4:12) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  59. 59. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  60. 60. What is the law? (At Salvation) God HOLY TRINITY, HOSTS OF GOD HEAVEN OF HEAVENS (Eph. 1: 20-23; Psa. 110; 134:3) ========================================================================================================================== Principalities, Powers, rulers of the darkness of this world & spiritual wickedness in high places. (Eph. 6:12). PLANETS & STARS ================================================================================= TRANSCENDENTAL PLAIN CONVICTION Body – Physical Functions Soul – Functions of Will, Intellect & Emotions Heart Spirit – Functions of conscience ONLY Law This is the point where man‘s quickened heart is able to see the spirituality of God‘s law, as the functions of intuition and communion are made available to him by God And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. (Deuteronomy 30:6) Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  61. 61. The law & Grace? Now, evidence upon evidence is now brought before the „commission of enquiry‟ in man‟s heart. THE holy Spirit brings light to the “hidden things of darkness” Secret things are uncovered, forgotten deeds are recalled, known and unknown sins come to the surface; sins of commission and sins of omission are also presented. THERE IS NOW NO MORE EXCUSES For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. (Romans 1:21-23) How have we gotten to this point? What are the implications of Intuition and Communion (fellowship) being activated in the spirit? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  62. 62. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) What is this promise? This we will look at in Part 2 of The Holy Spirit & Salvation God, According To His Will By The Holy Spirit: Removes Man‘s Sins and Their Consequences & Gives Him Grace For Righteousness. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  63. 63. Most Importantly!!!!! You might say – "Why do I have to know and experience this Holy Spirit you are going on about?" Here is why, when and how you can get to know Him. The Holy Spirit is available to you through the only way God has provided for it - that only way being through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Admit your spiritual need. We all are sinners: nobody likes that title “SINNER”, but the bible says in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. What is the result of sin? In Romans 6:23 we read “The wages of sin is death…” in other words, every sin is another step towards death. One thing that we need to remember is that God never sends anyone to hell; one can send himself there by rejecting the truth. Since we can never measure up to God’s standards by our own strength; God has reached out to mankind. In Romans 5:8 we read, “God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. It is Jesus, after all, who is the source of life’s greatest high. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17). What must a person do to accept this gift? Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  64. 64. Most Importantly!!!!! Simply receive it! Matthew 11:28 states –“come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…for my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. Revelation 3:20 says, “Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me” Jesus stands at the door of your heart and knocks, seeking entrance into your life to give you peace, change you for the best. John 1:12 says: “For as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the children of God”. If you haven't already received Christ as your Saviour, don't put it off another day! Take time from right now to reflect on the state of your life, how does Romans 3:23 apply to you? Ask God to empower you to see the true state of your heart – “The heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) then when enabled, invite Jesus into your life. Confess your sins. Receive His forgiveness and the gift of eternal life. You might pray something like this: Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner in need of a Saviour. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Thank You for giving me eternal life. Help me to live my life in a way that pleases You, for whatever time You give me here on earth. I look forward to living forever in Heaven with You. Amen. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
  65. 65. The Holy Spirit & Salvation Believe in Jesus Christ: To be the son of God; died and rose up again, and that His finished work on the Cross is more than enough to set you free. To Repent means: Being sincerely sorry for your sins and bringing them before God (between you and Him); with the aim of not going back to them. Twentyfirstcenturyromanhighway.com www.slideshare.net/sab21st © Sabaoth 2014
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