God the Father, the Son and the Spirit Confirms Life – Part 3

They Received God the Holy Spirit –  Galatians 3:1-5 …did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?

Source for [B.1];  [B.2] Believers should continually be filled by the Spirit K, which simply means they can be filled by the content provided by the Spirit that Jesus promised to the believer. [ for footnotes B-I within these [ ] below: The indwelling Spirit can fill the Disciple with this content; teaching the Word , B  guidanceC telling whatever He receives from Jesus, D fruit of the Spirit- “love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control”strength, G the Spirit also helps us in our weaknessintercedes for us, H convicts of sin and the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12, David asked: Where can I go from Your Spirit? Psalm 139:7.

[Notes:  B- John 14:26; C- John 16:13,  D- John 16:14; E- not used; F- Galatians 5:22-23b; G- Ephesians 3:16; H- Romans 8:26; I- John 16:13b “He will guide you into all truth” I believe this includes convicting the believer of the truth of their sin. ]

[B.3] If the Disciple M disobeys the commands of Jesus, then they are grieving the Spirit N,

[B.4] and if the Disciple persists in doing this, they may quench the Spirit O. This does not mean that the Holy Spirit will leave them, because Jesus has promised that the Spirit abides, forever P. But it does mean that the Spirit cannot give them the joy and power that they need for daily living as a Disciple.

Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

Paul had another question: “If you began with the Spirit, can you go on to maturity without the Spirit, depending on the flesh?” The word “flesh” here does not refer to the human body, but rather to the believer’s old nature Q. Since we were saved through the Spirit, and not the flesh, through faith and not Law, then we should walk daily in the Spirit. R

You began in the Spirit, Walk in the Spirit continually and you will grow in the image of Jesus.

Notes:  J- not used; K- Ephesians 5:18; M- Why I use “Disciple” instead of “Christian” ; N- Ephesians 4:30; O- 1 Thessalonians 5:19; P- John 14:16;   Q- Genesis 6:1-7; John 6:63; Romans 7:18; Philippians 3:3; R- Warren Wiersbe said: “The Illustration of human birth is helpful. Two human parents are required for a child to be conceived and born, and two spiritual parents are required for a child to be born into God’s family: the Spirit of God and the Word of God [John 3:1-8, Romans 10:17, 1 Peter 1:22-25, Ephesians 2:8-9].”

Henry Luke

For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here.

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