Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Holy Spirit part 3

Joh 16:8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

The whole race and racism by color is a lie perpetrated by the father of all lies, satan, to take our eyes off of the truth that we all came from Adam and Eve. There are two and only two races of people those in Adam and those in Christ, those that the wrath of God abides upon and those that have eternal life (John 3:36). All other attempts at dividing mankind are self-imposed, world directed attempts at taking our eyes of the one who gives us life. Now the Holy Spirit deals very differently with those that are in Christ and those that are in Adam. In the next post we will look at how the Holy Spirit deals with those that are saved by the shed blood of Christ, that have been justified in God’s sight and have eternal life but for today let’s look at how the Holy Spirit deals with those that are not in Christ.

Joh 16:9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me;

Now who is Jesus speaking of here…those that do not believe. Is that the one’s that are in Christ, that have repented and believed the gospel (Mark 1:15)? Absolutely Not! The “they” are those that either will not or have not believed on the one that God has appointed to bring life and salvation (1Thes 5:9). Now God deals with them in a much different way then He does His own children. God’s desires them to come to the knowledge and repent, which is to turn from sin, self and satan and turn to God, and believe on the one whom He has sent.

Rom 2:4 Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Now the Holy Spirit is that internal witness convicting the world of sin so that they might come to God. Sin is the transgression of God’s law. The knowledge of sin is brought through the law, which God has written on the heart of each of His creation (Rom 2:15). This law has a purpose that of course is centered around God incarnate, Jesus Christ.

Gal 3:24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.

The laws purpose is to show us that we cannot and will not live up to God’s Holy Standard and it is the measure that Paul speaks of when He says:

Rom 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Now the Holy Spirit works through the law written upon our hearts (the internal witness) and the external preaching and teaching of the law (the external witness) to convict the world of sin. And this is why that great evangelist and preacher John Wesley would say:

“Preach 90% law and 10% grace”

Never get in the way of the Holy Spirit convicting someone of their sin and need of a Savior, that is heavenly business and loved ones need to deal with God directly about the state of their salvation. The Holy Spirit is so good to show us the need for us to come to Christ to have life, forgiveness and to be born again of the Spirit, without which we cannot even see the kingdom of heaven (John 3:3). Understanding the work of the Holy Spirit is essential and next time we will look at how He deals with the believer.



Wonderful blog. Wonderful material. Wonderful Saviour!
Keep up the good work brother.

Dave said...

Thank you for your encouraging words Christian Soldier