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Roadblocks To The Baptism In The Holy Spirit Series
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 18, 2004 (message contributor)
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Scripture: Acts 1:8 (suggest scripture)
Tags: Holy Spirit Baptism (suggest tag)
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Summary: Living With Power #6
7 Roadblocks to receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with keys to your BREAKTHROUGH!
“Why should God fill me with the Holy Spirit?”
If Satan can’t lead you into sin, then he will try to chain you to the sins of your past.
Romans 8:1-2 1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. (NIV)
BREAK FREE WITH PRAISE!
Don’t stand condemned by Satan. Begin to thank God for His marvelous forgiveness He has given you!
Psalm 103:11-12 11As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him. 12And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins. (MsgB)
Roadblock #5 SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
Some people just want to “figure it all out.”
“What if it’s just me?”
“I don’t want to make a fool of myself.”
Self-consciousness is PRIDE.
Isaiah 5:21 Doom to you who think you’re so smart, who hold such a high opinion of yourselves! (MsgB)
Lose self-consciousness in GOD-CONSCIOUSNESS!
BREAK THROUGH WITH CHILDLIKE FAITH!
Matthew 18:3 And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (NIV)
Baptism is literally “to be immersed.” Let God immerse you in His Spirit instead of being immersed in yourself.
Roadblock #6 DEAD FAITH
James 2:26 The very moment you separate body and spirit, you end up with a corpse. Separate faith and works and you get the same thing: a corpse. (MsgB)
FAITH MUST BE ACTIVE!
The same faith needed for salvation is required to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (NIV)
BREAK THROUGH WITH LIVING FAITH!
Open your mouth and speak to God.
Acts 1:14; 2:4 They all joined together constantly in prayer . . . All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (NIV)
Acts 4:24, 31 Hearing the report, they lifted their voices in a wonderful harmony in prayer . . . While they were praying, the place where they were meeting trembled and shook. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak God’s Word with fearless confidence. (MsgB)
Roadblock #7 IMPATIENCE
Don’t be in a hurry!
Be willing to wait upon the Lord.
Acts 1:4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. (NIV)
DON’T BE STOPPED!
Unbelief ASK GOD
Unconfessed Sin REPENTANCE
Self-Consciousness CHILD-LIKE FAITH
Dead Faith LIVING FAITH
Impatience WAIT ON GOD
Be Filled With The Holy Spirit!
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