Lesson 14
"Ye shall receive power…"

The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Promise -
Matthew 3:11

Enduement with power -
Luke 24:49

The promise of the Father is the baptism with the Spirit -
Acts 1:4-5

Power in the Holy Ghost -
Acts 1:8

The power received -
Acts 2:1-4  

What is the Purpose of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
A seven-fold ministry -

1. He Convicts Us

Draws and convicts - John 6:44; John 16:8;  1 Corinthians 12:36
John 6:44    No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him …

2. He Converts Us   
New birth - John 3:3 & 5
  John 3:5 … Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit …    

Gives life - John 6:63;  2 Corinthians 3:6  
2 Corinthians 3:6 … but the spirit giveth life.

Makes new - 2 Corinthians 5:17;  Titus 3:5

Fullness of life - Romans 8:11          

Sets us free - Romans 8:2-4, 13-15          

3.   He Confirms Us

Stamp of approval & guarantee - Ephesians 1:13-14
Ephesians 1:13 … ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Makes us part of the body - 1 Corinthians 12:13

Bears Witness - Romans 8:16;  Galatians 4:6;  1 John 3:24, 4:13

4. He Conforms Us

Transformed - 2 Corinthians 3:18
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all … are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit
of the Lord.

God's purpose - Romans 8:29

Sanctifies & justifies - 1 Corinthians 6:11;  2 Thessalonians 2:13

Imparts fruits - Galatians 5:22-23

5. He Counsels Us

Teaches - John 14:26;  1 John 2:27
1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man
teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it
hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Testifies of Christ - John 15:26;  1 John 5:6-8

Guides into Truth - John 16:13

Gives us a testimony and defense - Luke 12:11-12;  21:12

Gives spiritual understanding - 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

6. He Controls Us

Guides and directs - Romans 8:14;  Proverbs 3:6;  Mark 1:12
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Witnessing - Acts 8:26,29

Outreach - Acts 11:12

Missions - Acts 13:2-4

Church Policy - Acts 15:28

Directs journey - Acts 16:6-7

Access to Father - Ephesians 2:18

Directs Prayer - Romans 8:26

7.  He Conditions us for Service

Power to be witnesses -  Acts 1:8;  Romans 15:19;  Mark 16:17-18
Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses
unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Gifts for ministry - Romans 12:6-8;  1 Corinthians 12:27-28

Manifestations of the Spirit -  1 Corinthians 12:7-11

AND THEN – HE USES US.
The whole book of Acts illustrates this point!