THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN JESUS CHRIST

Bro. Michael Jacob

1) JESUS was begotten of the HOLY SPIRIT.

We read in Luke 1:35, " And the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee; wherefore also that which is, to be born shall be called holy, the SON of GOD". The regenerated man has a carnal nature received from his earthly father and a new nature imparted by God. Jesus Christ had only the one holy nature.

2) JESUS CHRIST led a holy and spotless life through the working of the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 9:14 tells us, " How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself without Spot to God.... ". Jesus won His victories in the power of the Holy Spirit.

3) JESUS CHRIST was anointed for service by the Holy Spirit

Acts 10:38 says "How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power" who went about doing  good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him."

In Luke's record, " And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee; " (Luke 4:14)

In a similar way/ Jesus said of Himself, "The Spirit of  the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed Me to preach good things to the poor, he hath sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord"(Luke 4:18,19').

4) JESUS was led b the Holy Spirit in His movements here upon earth.

We read in Luke 4:1 R.V, "find Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness ". Each step of His life was under the Holy Spirits Guidance

5) JESUS was taught by the Spirit who rested upon Him.

Isaiah 11:2,3 states, " And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and might ...... and shall make him of quick understanding. . . . "

Further on in Isaiah 42:1 states, "Behold My servant, whom I uphold, My chosen, in whom My soul delighteth:  I have put my spirit upon him; he shall bring forth judgement to the gentiles". Mathew tells us in Mathew 12:17,18 that this prophecy was fulfilled in JESUS.

6) The Holy Spirit abode upon Jesus in all His fullness and HE spoke the words of God

John 3:34 R.V says "For He whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God; For He giveth not the Spirit by measure".

7) Jesus gave commandments unto His apostles through the Holy Spirit after his resurrection

Acts 1:2, "Until the day in which He was taken up after that He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments ".

JESUS was still working in the power of the Holy Spirit even after His Resurrection from the dead.

8) JESUS did miracles in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT.

Mathew 12:28 we are told, " I cast out devils by the power of the spirit of God".

9) JESUS as raised up from the dead by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT

We read in Romans 8:11, " But if the spirit of HIM that raised up JESUS from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you".

SUMMARY

Jesus lived, thought, worked, taught, conquered sin and won victories for God in the power of the Spirit.  It is also our privilege to have that same Spirit. How much we should depend upon the Spirit of God. JESUS is our pattern ( I   John 2:6 ). Whatever He realized through the Holy Spirit is for us to realize also today.

 

 
 

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