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Our Need of the Holy Spirit

H.M.S. Richards Sr.

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him I know when he I is will raise the was the only was the and he will go in mind and and where it is in the Suns will be moving all arise I is in you will is in rule are closed in a community is will rule will be a and who is the and and I to and asked her the name of the Lord savings and a will is that were in my son will hold an of right and wrong is will will this is all day to on her and he and he who gave me a and the review for this service and our prayer is of the Holy Spirit will be very very close to us as we study God 's holy word today there's a great need in the world for a change of life we've heard about political change and all the rest but really there's a great need for a personal change a heart change my father HMS Richards is going to study with us now the subject our need of the Holy Spirit the greatest leader Christians today is spiritual power without it we can never carry a gospel to all the world before starting his disciples on their lifelong worldwide work our Savior told in the Terry or to wait until Erin do the spiritual power from on high they could depend on their training another challenge they had to have the anointing of the Holy Spirit we're reminded of the early disciples and we must remember that we need the same power they had the gospel but they did not have the power before the day of Pentecost the disciples were timid and fearful they kept the doors locked restating the upper room they're afraid of the mob but after the Holy Spirit and come upon them they were courageous willing to die for Jesus remember there's the disciples had the right doctrine that didn't need any new Bible doctrines I needed God 's power Doctor E Stanley Jones remarks that in these days whenever we're troubled and conscience about our spiritual weakness we had a new wheel anew commission a new committee a new plan our regime but when all this is been done we usually find that we have no added power while we were busy turning old wheels a newly should have been lighting the central fires in the spirit of God were sent to power the warmth to change our hearts in the hearts of others while Jesus was here on earth he was the comforter and help regarding future the disciples are you promised to send another comforter I will pray the father and he shall give you another comforter he said that he may abide with you forever John fourteen eighteen here the Holy Spirit is called another comforter the Holy Spirit can be everywhere with all of God 's children at the same time John sixteen seven nevertheless I tell you the truth said Jesus it is expedient for you that I go away or if I go not away the comforter will not come unto you but if I depart I will send him unto you while Jesus did depart the comforter was sent as surely as Jesus went back to the father so surely did the Holy Spirit come to be with Christ Church on earth most great evangelistic revivals of movements or started not from some Council of great church leaders from the presence and power of the Holy Spirit on a group of obscure humble man and when an actor to price prayer just before his ascension the Holy Spirit came a great power the day of Pentecost it'd been dwelling in the hearts of God 's people but now it came with my power and has been in charge of Christchurch ever since of the Holy Spirit Jesus said he dwells with you and shall be in you John fourteen seventy we find the same wonderful truth stated here and different words in Romans eight nine but ye are not in the flesh but in the spirit if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you mouth any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of years it was the Holy Spirit gave power to the preaching of the apostles in the day of Pentecost and afterwards thousands were converted speaking of the Holy Spirit on another occasion the Savior said if any man thirst let him come unto me and drink tea that believers only as the Scripture has said from within him shall flow rivers of living water but this he spake of the spirit which they then in order to receive John seven thirty seven are you thirsty and why not drink it will not satisfy your just a look at the flowing stream of the cool spring drink let us not be afraid to pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to cleanse our lives to show us our mistakes to comfort us to give us hope and faith and power for his service then we were live better lives in our homes will preach better sermons hold letter Bible studies be willing to sacrifice more for Christ have a better influence among our neighbors in the work of God were going greater power some people think the Holy Spirit comes upon the land that has some great feeling of ecstasy is not necessarily true it couldn't be a greater mistake sometimes first of all the work of the Spirit is a Jesus said to improve the world of sin if I read in John sixteen eight when his company will reprove the world or convict the world of sin and unrighteousness of the judgment the spirits drive for centers Genesis six three convicts us of our wrongdoing that's one of the works of the main works of the spirit as you continue to seek for the power and influence of the Holy Spirit your prayer list life your poor Sabbath keeping your carelessness of ties and offerings are called formal profession of faith you're in your jealousy in the home or in the church your hatred of others unkind word scandal backbiting darling sin and impurity of sock bad language harsh words to those you love all these things will come up before you were God 's power put them away and received his power and blessing you may with the apostle Paul think that you are the chief of sinners when the Holy Spirit speaks to your heart this is God 's answer your prayer you've been praying for the Holy Spirit in all your conviction of sin that show the Holy Spirit is doing is working Holy Spirit has come into convicting you Asian pleading with you repent you saving you from the lake of fire and eternal judgment he is preparing you are the temple of the law right alone he said I firmly believe that the moment hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and everything is a concentrate of God 's law the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts and I believe in many a man is praying to God to fill a money is already full with something else now that's the truth what other conditions that we must meet in order to be filled with a spear of first we might mention prayer Jesus was praying at the time of his own baptism when the heavens were opened and the Holy Ghost descended upon him and the voice of God declared dollars my beloved son in the I am well please Luke three twenty two noticed first prayer then the opening heaven and the descending spirit the second condition of receiving the Holy Spirit is unity we are to endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace as the apostle tells us in Ephesians four three we cannot permit this card in the family are in the church if we wish to honor God and if we wish the power of God spirit to be abolished third right motives sometimes we seek the right things but with the wrong movies sometimes we seek for the power of the Holy Spirit simply to be great in the eyes of the church that's wrong you ask and receive not because ye ask amiss that you may consume it upon your lusts in game four three remember the Holy Spirit exalts Christ not us and so if we are seeking for power and result ourselves we have the wrong movie that was the trouble with Simon the sorcerer when we really a chapter back the force point we wish to make is a case there must be a hatred of sin in the life of weeks after the Holy Spirit it was because Jesus hated sandal of righteousness that God anointed him of the Holy Spirit Hebrews one nine many are without the power of the Holy Spirit because they're living on clean lives we're told him or that which is evil and abstain from even the appearance of evil versus only five twenty two the fifth condition is obedience we are his witnesses of these things and so is also the Holy Ghost whom God hath given to them that obey him acts five thirty two notice that word obey and little obedience in the world today is not much preaching of obedience there will be little forsaking of sin unless people believe that it exists little power in the gospel message of salvation unless people have a terrible conviction of God 's broken law the condemnation which it brings when we surrender all the gardener willing to obey the voice of the Holy Spirit by yielding every sin that we know performing every duty which were aware of laying all on the altar of sacrifice than God will fill us with the power for service the sixth requisite is faith Christ just redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a curse for us for it is written cursed is everyone that hanging from a tree that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith Galatians three thirteen friends we receive this promised power through in receive the righteousness of God through faith we lay hold of the Holy Spirit by the same faith then power will come in our personal lives it we have complied with the conditions laid down in God 's word and earnestly prayed for the spirit of God we may believe that we have the promised blessing we may accept it was Thanksgiving unbelief vendors are receiving the Holy Spirit is our privilege to go forth in the power of the spirit of the labor that shall he not go along before God in prayer and weight problems baptism of the Spirit we may work for him against the powers of darkness and evil of our day on our own strength never but in demonstration of the Spirit of the power first reduced to four when a person prays for the Holy Spirit is asking for God 's richest blessing which brings all other blessings restrain their many references in the Bible to the work of the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost the latter is simply the old English name for the spirit the Holy Spirit is mentioned over three hundred times in the Bible surely we should think more and pray more about our need of his power MG Pierce describes his experience and standing on the East Coast doing the looking out over of stretching woozy slime eels smelling mud bog is relying high and dry on their sides it was useless for them to even anchor put up your sales at all the citizens of the land brought pots and kettles and pans filled with water and poured it out on this muddy beach it would have been no avail as he watched he saw the remedy God turned the tide in the swept the waters of the sea varying the mud and bring the breath of sweetness and life the water flowed around the barges instantly everything was an activity anchors were weighed the sails hoisted forth went the ships upon their so we may look upon the cinema sorrow on the Warner problem this world is drunken messaging gambling its impurity and outage confusion is no remedy yes friends God 's room some of our churches are so respectable so dreadfully respectable as someone has said that their high and dry to their sales are not unfair they're going nowhere what we need is a flood tide the flood tide of God 's Holy Spirit the mighty power from heaven the Holy Ghost in our hearts in our churches it's ours we will credit you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you you shall be witnesses unto me and they had me so soon is our prayer may the Blessed Spirit bonus

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