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The Holy Spirit Tells Us About Jesus...

The Holy Spirit inspired all scripture. 2 Peter 1:20-21  Knowing this first, that no     prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.  

Otherwise, even during the Old Testament writings and thousands of years before Jesus would be born, the Holy Spirit was speaking through the prophets about Christ’s coming…

I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.  Leviticus 26:12 written about 1400 B.C.

My dwelling place will be with them.  I will be their God, and they will be my people.  Ezekiel 37:27 written about 580 B.C.

He also spoke through Isaiah and talked about Jesus coming as a sacrificial lamb and how He would be persecuted and put to death for the forgiveness of our sins.

Jesus grew like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected--a man of sorrows, acquainted with the bitterest of grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care (not one bit). Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows and our sicknesses and diseases that weighed him down. And all along we thought his troubles were a punishment from God for his own sins (how foolish)! Then he was wounded and crushed for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace. He was whipped, and we were healed!  Yet all of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God's paths to follow our own. Yet the Father laid on him the guilt and sins that should have been ours to pay for. He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth. From prison and trial they led him away to his death. But who among the people realized that he was dying for their sins--that he was suffering their punishment? He had done no wrong, and he never deceived anyone. But he was buried like a criminal; he would have not even had a burial place if it were not for a rich man that offered his grave. But it was God's good plan to crush him and fill him with grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have a multitude of children, many heirs. He will enjoy a long life, and then God's plan will prosper in his hands. When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish, that will be His satisfaction (he sought no other reward than to care for us). And because of what he has experienced, this Servant will make it possible for many to be counted righteous, for he will bear all their sins.  The Father will give him the honors of one who is mighty and great, because he exposed himself to death. He was counted among those who were sinners. He bore the sins of many and interceded for sinners so that they could once again be together with, and walk with God forever. (Isaiah 53 paraphrased)

The Spirit inspired Word in the New Testament gives record of Jesus own testimony about Himself and that He was not only the Son of Man but also the Son of God (distinctly different from the Father but equal to God the Father)

 I am the living bread that came down from heaven.  You are from below, I am from above.  You are of this world, I am not of this world.  John 6:51, 8:23  

  • Christ tells us plainly that he is from another world and came to earth from heaven.   

 Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.  John 17:5 

  • Jesus says that he and the Father shared glory before the world was created.   

 Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.  John 17:24 

  • Jesus states that he existed with God before the earth was formed. 

"Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day.  He saw it and was glad."  "You are not yet fifty years old," the Jews said to him, "and you have seen Abraham!"  "I tell you the truth," Jesus answered, "before Abraham was born, I am!"  At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself by slipping away from the temple grounds.  John 8:56-59 

  • Even though Abraham lived 2,000 years before him, Jesus says that he already existed before Abraham was born.

Jesus said, "I and the Father are one."  Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him but Jesus said to them, "I have shown you many great miracles from the Father.  For which of these do you stone me?"  "We are not stoning you for any of these," replied the Jews, "but for blasphemy because you, a mere man, claim to be God."  John 10:30-33 

  • The Jewish leaders of that day even said Jesus claims to be God.

When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you."  Some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, "Why does this man speak blasphemies like this?  Who can forgive sins but God alone?"  When Jesus perceived in his spirit that they were thinking this to themselves, he said, "Why are you thinking about these things?  Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven you', or to say, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk'?  So that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins," he said to the paralytic, "I say to you, rise, take up your bed, and go home."  Immediately he rose, took up the bed and went out in the presence of them all.  Everyone was amazed and glorified God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"  Mark 2:5-12

  • Only God has authority to forgive sins.

When Jesus arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon possessed men coming from the tombs  met him.  They were so violent that no one could pass that way.  "What do you want with us, Son of God?"  they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"  Some distance from them, a large herd of pigs was feeding.  The demons begged Jesus, "If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs."  Matthew 8:28-31 

  • The demons understand who Jesus is.            

 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."  Jesus replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."  Luke 10:17-18,20 

  • Satan was cast out of heaven long before Jesus ever came to this world.   

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he came up out of the water.  At that moment, heaven was opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.  A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love.  With him, I am well pleased."  Matthew 3:16-17 

  • This is God's voice from heaven saying that Jesus is his Son.

For this reason, the Jews tried all the harder to kill him.  Not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father making himself equal with God.  John 5:18 

  • Jesus refers to God as "my Father" not "our Father" which the Jews consider blasphemous.  

Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Are you not going to answer?  What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?"  Jesus remained silent.  The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath by the living God:  Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."  "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.  "I say to all of you:  In the future, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." Matthew 26:62-64           

  • Jesus affirms that he is God's Son and will return one day in the future. 

Jesus then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.  Mark 8:31 

  • Jesus promises that he will be murdered and he will also rise from the dead.  Only God can bring the dead back to life.

Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake so that the waves swept over the boat, but Jesus was sleeping.

The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us!  We're going to drown!"  Jesus replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?"  Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves and it was completely calm.  The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this?  Even the winds and the waves obey him!"  Matthew 8:24-27 

  • Who has authority over nature but God alone?            

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire.  He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth because there is no truth in him.  When he lies, he speaks his native language because he is a liar and the father of all lies.  Yet, because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!  Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?  If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?  John 8:45-46          

  • Only God is sinless and perfect.  No one was ever able to prove that Jesus sinned.

With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.  The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom and when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"  Mark 15:37-39          

  • A Roman soldier who witnessed the crucifixion proclaims that Jesus was God's Son.

 

 Jesus also said:                 

  • I am the bread of life.  John 6:48
  • I am the gate.  John 10:9           
  • I am the good shepherd.  John 10:11          
  • I am the way, the truth and the life.  John 14:6
  • I am the light of the world.  John 8:12 
  • I am the true vine.  John 15:1
  • I am the resurrection and the life.  John 11:25
  • I am the Alpha and the Omega.  Revelation 22:13

 

The Scriptures are clear about our state and our sinful nature, but the hope we have of eternal life through Jesus Christ who came and died for us.

ROMANS 3:10 As the Scriptures say, "No one is good - no one in all the world is innocent."

 

ROMANS 3:23 Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious ideal.

EPHESIANS 2:4 – 5 But God, is so rich in mercy; He loved us so much. That even though we were spiritually dead and doomed by our sins, He gave us back our lives again when He raised Christ from the dead. Only by His undeserved favor have we been saved.

JOHN 3:16 For God loved the world (you) so much that He gave His only Son, so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

ROMANS 10:9-10 For if you tell others with your mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.

 

If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you may pray a simple prayer that will change your life and your destiny for all of eternity. You must say this prayer from your heart as well as your lips. You are not here by accident, and your receiving this message is a confirmation the Holy Spirit is working to reveal Jesus to you!

 

Jesus, I need you.  I confess that I have made mistakes and that I have sinned against You.  I believe, Jesus, that you are the Son of God, and You came in the flesh and lived a sinless life. You offered Yourself as a sacrifice on the cross to pay for my sins, and rose again on the third day and ascended to Heaven where You now sit at the right hand of Your Father. I now accept You, Jesus, as my Lord and my Savior.  I accept your free gift of eternal life. I know the Holy Spirit is cleansing my spirit and will guide me and empower me to turn from those things that would displease you.  Come into my life and make me the person that you want me to be.  Thank You for laying down your life for me.  I place all my hope in You for the salvation of my eternal soul.  Amen.  

 

Remember… 

Jesus said that there is rejoicing in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents.  Luke 15:10   

You now have the assurance of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before the world began.  Titus 1:2 

Jesus will place your name in the book of life and he will confess your name before his Father and before his angels.   Revelation 3:5   

Jesus says that he gives you eternal life, you will never die and no one can snatch you out of his hand.  John 10:28 

Salvation is free and instantaneous but the renewing of your mind and the habits of your life will need daily work. The next steps to take are:

1.   Pray daily and fellowship with other believers.

2.   Read God’s Word (the Bible) daily. Begin in the New Testament and read the book of John. When you are finished reading John it would be good to look on the Internet or purchase a study guide that takes you systematically through the Bible in a year’s time. This is God’s love letter to you and your “instruction book” on how to live your life here and then to spend eternity with Him. 

3.   Get plugged into a good church that professes Jesus Christ as Lord and gives the opportunity for unbelievers to accept Christ into their hearts at the end of the service. This tells you they have a passion for the lost. Find a church that believes in the Holy Spirit’s presence in our day to day lives and the need for His daily infilling.

4.   Witness for Christ by your life and words. 

5.   Trust God for every detail of your life.

6.   Resist the temptation to return to the old habits and way of life that kept you from experiencing God’s Son to be your Master.

7.   Allow the Holy Spirit to control and empower your life

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