MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT ( teaching eight)

THE MINISTRY OF THE NEW COVENANT IS:

THE MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT

AND IS: THE MINISTRY THAT BRINGS RIGHTEOUSNESS

You must listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit to stay righteous and holy after you have received Jesus as your Savior 

Joh_16:13  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come

Joh_16:8  When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:

THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL TEACH YOU ABOUT RIGHTEOUSNESS BECAUSE JESUS IS NO LONGER IN THE WORLD TO DO IT

Joh 16:10  about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer;

Joh 16:13  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

Joh 16:14  He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.

Joh 16:15  All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”

ETERNAL LIFE BEGINS WITH JESUS OUR SAVIOR WHO CAME INTO THIS WORLD TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO BECOME RIGHTEOUS AGAIN AND TEACHES US HOW TO STAY RIGHTEOUS AS WRITTEN IN THE WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE . BEFORE JESUS WAS TAKEN UP TO HEAVEN HE PROMISED THAT HE WILL SEND THE HOLY SPIRIT, COMING FROM THE FATHER, TO HELP US TO STAY RIGHTEOUS AFTER HE HAS LEFT WORLD AND SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD ON HIS THRONE.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU MUST BELIEVE THE MESSAGE ABOUT JESUS AS THE SON OF GOD WHO DIED FOR YOUR SINS AND WAS RAISED BY GOD –  GOD AS DISCRIBED IN  THE BIBLE. (THERE IS NO OTHER GOD )

Joh_3:18  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

Act 26:17  I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them

Act 26:18  to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Eph_4:22  You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

Rom_7:6  But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code. Rom_6:16  Don’t you know that when you OFFER YOURSELVES TO SOMEONE AS OBEDIENT SLAVES, you are slaves of the one you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or TO OBEDIENCE, WHICH LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS?

RECEIVE JESUS AS LORD AND SAVIOR IN YOUR LIFE. 1Jn_1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 Rom 10:8  But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim:

Rom 10:9  If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Rom 10:10  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

OFFER YOURSELVES AS SLAVES TO RIGHTEOUSNESS LEADING TO HOLINESS

Rom_6:13  Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and OFFER EVERY PART OF YOURSELF TO HIM AS AN INSTRUMENT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Rom_6:16  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, OR TO OBEDIENCE, WHICH LEADS TO RIGHTEOUSNESS?

Rom_6:18  You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Rom_6:20  When you were slaves to sin, you were free from THE CONTROL OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Rom_6:22  But now that you have been set free from sin and have become SLAVES OF GOD, THE BENEFIT YOU REAP LEADS TO HOLINESS, AND THE RESULT IS ETERNAL LIFE.

Rom_8:15  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

1Pe_2:16  Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.

Luk 1:74  to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear

Luk 1:75  in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

Eph_5:9  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)

Php_1:11  filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory and praise of God.

YOU HAVE BEEN PURIFIED FROM YOUR PAST SINS AND  UNRIGHTEOUSNESS BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND HAS BECOME RIGHTEOUS AGAIN AND NOW AS A RIGHTEOUS PERSON YOU BECOME FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT TO BE BORN AGAIN WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

( THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE WITH/IN YOU AS LONG AS YOU ARE OBEDIEND AND STAY RIGHTEOUS- if you turn back you lose your righteousness and the Holy Spirit is not in you anymore )

2Pe 2:20  If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.

2Pe 2:21  It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them.

Heb_9:15  For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that he has died as a ransom TO SET THEM FREE FROM THE SINS COMMITTED UNDER THE FIRST COVENANT

. 2Pe_1:9  But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

IF YOU DO NOT OBEY JESUS OR THE HOLY SPIRIT , THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL NOT BE IN YOU TO HELP YOU .

If you die without the Holy Spirit you will not inherit the Kingdom of God

. Rom_8:9  You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

Act 5:32  We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN -IT MEANS TO BE BORN OF THE SPIRIT SO THAT THE SPIRIT OF GOD COULD HELP YOU IN THIS WORLD TO STAY RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY

Joh 3:3  Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

Joh 3:4  “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.

Joh 3:6  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

Joh 3:7  You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’

Joh 3:8  The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”

1Pe 2:2  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

1Pe 2:3  now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1Pe 2:4  As you come to him, the living Stone–rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him–

1Pe 2:5  you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Rom_8:9  You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

Act_5:32  We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom GOD HAS GIVEN to those who obey HIM.”

WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOU, IT WILL BE THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO KNOWS YOUR SPIRIT AND WHO KNOWS GODS SPIRIT WHO WILL DIRECT YOU SO THAT  YOU COULD BECOME ONE WITH GOD AND JESUS IN HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS IN LOVE

THE NEW COVENANT AS GOD SAID DURING  THE TIME OF JEREMIAH

(Jer 31:33  “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.)

AND REFERRED TO IT IN THE BOOK OF HEBREW

Heb 8:8  But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.

Heb 8:9  It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord.

Heb 8:10  This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

IT IS YOUR TASK TO BECOME ONE OF “GOD’S PEOPLE”  IN THIS LIFE AND TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS BY FOLLOWING HIM AND OBEYING HIM AND THE HOLY SPIRIT . JESUS IS PREPARING ‘A PEOPLE ‘  TO BE “A TREASURED POSESSION” FOR GOD THE FATHER .

WITH HIS SECOND COMING JESUS WILL TAKE THE RIGHTEOUS CHRISTIANS OUT OF THIS WORLD AND GIVE THEM TO THE FATHER AS HIS RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY PEOPLE PREPARED FOR HIM.

BE WISE AND LISTEN !!!! YOU WILL BE IN THIS WORLD ONLY FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME IN A PHYSICAL BODY. LISTEN AND COME BACK TO GOD OUR CREATOR -as described in the Bible- THROUGH JESUS OUR SAVIOR AND IN THE LIFE TO COME YOU WILL LIVE IN YOUR  MOST AMAZING SPIRITUAL BODY IN HEAVEN, FOREVER!!

Luk_1:17  And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous–to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

Act_15:14  Simon has described to us how God first intervened to choose a people for his name from the Gentiles.

Tit_2:14  who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

1Pe_2:10  Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Deu_7:6  For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.

YOU MUST LIVE FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS

1Pe 2:24  “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

1Pe 2:25  For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

2Co_3:8  will not the MINISTRY OF THE SPIRIT be even more glorious?

2Co_3:9  If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more GLORIOUS IS THE MINISTRY THAT BRINGS RIGHTEOUSNESS!

IT MEANS YOU MUST LISTEN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT AND OBEY AND FOLLOW HIS GUIDANCE

The mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

The mind governed by the flesh is death

Rom_6:16  Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey–whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?

Rom_6:18  You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.

Rom_6:19  I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.

Rom_6:20  When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness.

Rom_8:10  But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.

(((((Rom 8:3  For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh,

Rom 8:4  in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

Rom 8:5  Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.

Rom 8:6  The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

Rom 8:7  The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.

Rom 8:8  Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

Rom 8:9  You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

Rom 8:10  But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness.

Rom 8:11  And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

Rom 8:12  Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation–but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.

Rom 8:13  For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

Rom 8:14  For THOSE WHO ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD.