Mediation Distinguished From Intercession

Holy Spirit Intercedes, not mediates

1 Timothy 2:5,6

Mediation of Christ Distinguished from Intercession of Holy Spirit

  1. 1 Timothy 2:5

  2. Galatians 3:20; Matthew 16:13, 16

  3. 2 Timothy 2:6; Hebrews 9:12; 12:24

  4. Romans 8:27; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Romans 10:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:1; Romans 8:26-27

  5. 1 Timothy 2:4-5

    Romans 8:27

Examples of Distinction Between Intercession and Mediation.

SOME DEDUCTIONS FROM THE TEXT

We Learn About the Holy Spirit

  1. His person

    Romans 8:26-27

  2. His character

    Hebrews 7:25
    John 14:6
    Psalms 46:1
    Hebrews 7:27
    Proverbs 28:9
    Isaiah 59:1, 2
    Psalms 66:18
    1 Peter 3:12

We Are Taught about Affliction.

  1. Saints not exempt from suffering and affliction

    Romans 8:23, 25
    Romans 8:18

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    2 Corinthians 4:17
    Romans 5:3

  1. Heaven’s attitude toward our sufferings

    Luke 10:40
    2 Corinthians 12:7-10

  2. Saints’ attitude toward affliction

    Psalms 119:67, 71
    2 Corinthians 12:10
    Matthew 5:12
    2 Corinthians 4:17
    Romans 8:28

  3. Groanings in affliction

    1 Corinthians 10:10
    Romans 8:26
    2 Peter 1:21
    1 Corinthians 2:11
    Hebrews 5:7

We Are Enlightened About Prayer

  1. We are limited. That is a reason for prayer

    2 Corinthians 5:7

  2. Our limitations are not the limits of our prayers

    Daniel 3:17
    Ephesians 3:20
    Philemon 22
    Ephesians 6:18

Conclusion:

Psalms 121:5-8
Acts 9:31

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FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

Acts 4:32; 13:52; 6:3
Ephesians 5:18, 19
Colossians 3:16

In summary we might say that the Holy Spirit does the following things:

  1. He strengthens us with power in our inner man – Ephesians 3:16

  2. He enables Christ to dwell in our hearts by faith – Ephesians 3:17

  3. He yearns for us and hives us the greater grace – James 4:5-6

  4. He helps our infirmities and intercedes for us – Romans 8:26-27

  5. He helps us in overcoming sin – Romans 8:13; Galatians 5:16-17

  6. He makes us free from law and legalism as a system – Galatians 5:18

  7. He enables us to live in unity with our brethren – Galatians 5:25

  8. He enables us to bear fruit – Galatians 5:22

  9. He transforms our characters into God’s likeness – 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

  10. He enables us to live in an atmosphere of holiness – Romans 14:17

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

Leviticus 24

Compare:

Isaiah 65:7; 2 Kings 19:6-22; 2 Samuel 12:14; Psalms 74:10-18; Ezekiel 35:12

“For the name of God is blasphemed because of you”

1 Timothy 6:1
Matthew 12:31-32
Mark 3:28-29
Luke 12:10

What is this terrible sin of which Jesus speaks in these passages?

First:

Matthew 12:28
Mark 3:21
Mark 3:22

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Matthew 12:28
Luke 4:17-19
John 20:30-31; 10:38

Second:

Isaiah 5:20

LYING TO THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Acts 5
Acts 5:3,9

QUENCHING THE HOLY SPIRIT:

1 Thessalonians 5:19-20
Romans 12:6-8

GRIEVING THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Ephesians 4:30
Compare: Isaiah 63:7-29
James 4:1-10

DEFILING THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Hebrews 6:4-6; 20:26-29
Hebrews 10:24-25; 3:12-14

IN CONCLUSION:

In concluding our study of what the Spirit means to the Christian today, let us attempt to summarize all that we have said. Just what does the Spirit provide for the Christian and the Church?

A MESSAGE: You know brothers and sisters, most of the preaching we hear today lacks the power to change lives. Many times, it boils down to opinion, prejudice, trivialities, in other words, it is moved around the periphery and not penetrating into the core of the problem. Much of the message in the pulpits today is but an expression of the doubts and questionings of pulpit ministers. It is considered unintellectual in some certain groups. Many of the sermons preached today are irrelevant, spending time answering questions which no one is asking or discussing problems which are remote the ears of the hearers. Zechariah 4:6

Paul describes it all in one passage:

But you, abide in the things which you have learned and were entrusted with, having known from whom you have learned them. And you have known, that from a baby, the sacred Scriptures which are able to make you wise to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God

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breathed and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for education, which is in righteousness, in order that the man of God may be equipped, having been utterly equipped for every good work. (2 timothy 3:14-17)

Nothing other than the Spirits word and his power behind it is needed n any pulpit in any church in any country or land in the whole world today or any other day.

PREACH THE WORD

AN ACCENT OF CERTAINTY

A STEADFAST GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Jude 20-21
Acts 9:31
Ephesians 6:17
Romans 8:26-28
Isaiah 63:7-14
Psalms 139:7-10

A REAL FELLOWSHIP

2 Corinthians 13:14
Ephesians 4:3
Galatians 5:25

Carnal man:

1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Jude 19

Unity:

John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:7-21
Philippians 1:27-2:4

AN ADEQUATE DOCTRINE OF CONVERSION

Romans 8:1-39

A TRUE WORSHIP

John 4:23-24
Ephesians 5:18-21

UNIFICATION OF LIFE

Exodus 31; Romans 12:6-8; Galatians 4:6

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THE POWER TO COPE WITH LIFE

2 Peter 1:3-4
Galatians 5:16
Galatians 4:6
Galatians 3:26-29

MAY “THE GRACE OF THE LORD HESUS CHRIST, AND THE LOVE OF GOD, AND THE COMMUNION OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, BE WITH YOU ALL.”

Thank you all for bearing with me in this most important study of the Holy Spirit of God. Grace and peace be with you all, in His name I pray, Amen and Amen

God is Good, Love you all.
Kevin J

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