Precious Holy Spirit
Luke 1:30-45 (ESV) 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
- Welcome to the CHRIST_mas season.
- With the introduction too the New Testament, is the intro into the CHRIST_mas story…
- Intertwined in with the CHRISTmas story is the revealing of the moving of thePrecious Holy Spirit.
- We are, in a way, re-introduced to the Precious Holy Spirit.
- Only King David & Isaiah even referred to the Spirit of God as the Holy Spirit. Psalms 51:11 (ESV) 11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.Isaiah 63:10 (ESV) 10 But they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit; therefore he turned to be their enemy, and himself fought against them.
1. How will this be?
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
1.1. We have heard of the importance of the Holy Spirit in the Christmas story. 1.2. The Holy Spirit shows up and children are conceived, dreams are
birthed, miracles begin to happen.
1.3. There would be no Christmas story without the working of the Holy Spirit within it.
2. The Christmas cast were all overshawdowed and filled with the Precious Holy Spirit to prepare them fr the role they were about to play in the greatest story ever told.
2.1. Mary was overshadowed with the (Luke 1:35)
2.2. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit upon Mary’s entrance.
Luke 1:41-43 (NKJV) 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
2.3. Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit upon the birth of John the Baptist.
Luke 1:67-69 (NKJV) 67 Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: 68 “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, 69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,
2.4. Simeon had the Holy Spirit on him revealing Christ.
Luke 2:25-26 (NKJV) 25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.
3. The Holy Spirit is the one who makes the plan of the Father happen in our life.
3.1. Know the importance of the Holy Spirit in your walk with Christ. 3.2. Every precious moment you have ever had with Christ was the Holy
Spirit making the moment precious.
3.3. Salvation – the work of the Holy Spirit drawing you in.
3.4. Comfort – Any time you have been comforted and sustained from tragic loss in your life.
3.5. Healing – the work of the Holy Spirit touching your body.
3.6. Every God ordained diem in your heart was conceived by the Precious
3.7. Precious moments in God’s presence – the Holy Spirit making Jesus known, making Him near, and accessible.
3.8. There was no precious moment that was not the Holy Spirit making the moment precious.
4. Precious moments with the Holy Spirit comes upon you.
Luke 1: 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
4.1. When He comes upon you…
4.1.1. Ela… there are many different experiences with the Spirit of God from Him being with us, coming in us, and filling and coming upon us but today we are just simply talking about the tangible touch He has upon our life.
4.2. His power will overshadow you.
4.2.1. to envelop in a haze of brilliancy; 4.2.2. to invest with preternatural influence.
5. The preternatural influence of the Holy Spirit.
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
5.1. Walking with and under the influence of the Holy Spirit is not a NORMAL life.
5.2. Preternatural Def: Beyond what is normal or natural.
5.3. This is not a normal life.
5.4. Our life is not suppose to just be a normal, nominal thing… 5.5. Time to believe for more and understand there is more.
6. We wait our whole life for the precious revelations of Holy Spirit.
Luke 2:25-29 (ESV) 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;
6.1. Simeon’s life mission was to see the Christ.
6.2. Simeon wanted to see the messiah come.
6.3. A dream that no doubt the Holy Spirit stirred his heart to believe for. 6.4. “I can depart in peace”
6.5. Peace comes from the Lord, but moore specifically from the Holy Spirit, and even more specifically from His touch upon our life, His revelations for our life, His leadings throughout our life, and our following.
- He leads us by coming upon us, touching us, or filling us.
- Making Jesus big.
- Comforting us through every season.
- Filling us with the power and strength needed.
- How badly we need His presence.Hebrews 6:4 (NKJV) For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit,