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Alive to the Spirit / Relationship

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Alive To The Spirit / Relationship

Our relationship with the Holy Spirit is the whole purpose of the Cross

1. When Jesus died the veil of the temple was rent from top to bottom symbolizing the release of the Spirit

Matthew 27:51 NIV
At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split
Mark 15:38, Luke 23:45
Hebrews 10:20 A new and living way opened — the curtain— His body..
Hebrews 10:19–22 NIV
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

2. The Ministry of the Spirit

2 Corinthians 3:6 NIV
6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.
Ex 34:28-34 Moses puts veil over his face… He removed the veil when he would enter the Lord’s Presence
Exodus 34:28–34 NIV
28 Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments. 29 When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai. 33 When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34 But whenever he entered the Lord’s presence to speak with him, he removed the veil until he came out. And when he came out and told the Israelites what he had been commanded,
3 Months
Eygpt,Red sea,  bitter water, manna quail, water from rock, Amalekites attack, Jethro and elders, 
God meets at Mt Sinai, God speaks the10 commandments and the law, In the middle Ex 20:19 
The Israelites don't want God to speak to them, God tells them No other Gods- how to build him an altar,
Moses Goes back down to tell the people what God said and they agree.
God summon's the elders and they go part way up. Moses writes it all down and makes an altar with blood and confirms God's covenant with Israel reads covenant to the people and they agree
They elders and moses see God on pavement of sapphire, they saw God and didn't die, they ate and drank, Moses goes up and God writes the law on tablets, God gives the instructions for the tabernacle and priest

3. The Kingdom is among you but it will be in you.

Luke 17:21 NIV
Luke 17:21 NIV
21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
Matt 6:10
Matthew 6:10 NIV
10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Rom 14:17 Kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit
Romans 14:17 NIV
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Luke 17:20-21 The Kingdom of God is in your midst.
Luke 17:20–21 NIV
20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”

4. You need the Spirit to understand the things of the Spirit

1 Cor 2:14 Things of the Spirit are Spiritually discerned
1 Corinthians 2:14 NIV
14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
John 20:22 Jesus breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
John 20:22 NIV
22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
Luke 24:35 Jesus recognized by them when he broke the bread
Luke 24:35 NIV
35 Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.
Luke 24:32 Our hearts burned while he talked to us and opened the Scriptures to us.
Luke 24:32 NIV
32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
Exodus 33:7-11 Moses and the Tent of Meeting.
Exodus 33:7–11 NIV
7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent. 9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses. 10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent. 11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.

5. If any man turns to God the veil is taken away

2 Cor 3:16 Turn to the Lord and the veil is taken away.
2 Corinthians 3:16 NIV
16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.
2 Corinthians 3:7-18 The ministry that brought death and condemnation is surpassed by the ministry of the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:7–18 NIV
7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! 12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Hebrews 8:10-12 I will put my laws on your hearts and minds
They will all know me
Hebrews 8:10–12 NIV
10 This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 11 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. 12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
Hebrews 9:6-10 Gifts and sacrifices were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper
Hebrews 9:6–10 NIV
6 When everything had been arranged like this, the priests entered regularly into the outer room to carry on their ministry. 7 But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still functioning. 9 This is an illustration for the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. 10 They are only a matter of food and drink and various ceremonial washings—external regulations applying until the time of the new order.

6. Role of the Holy Spirit in our lives

John 14:16-17  (AMP)  The Holy Spirit… Our comforter, counselor, intercessor, advocate
But you know him and recognize Him
For He lives in you
John 14:16–17 AMP
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever— 17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
Comforter   Parakletos - comforter, consoler intercessor, advocate
Holy Spirit our Helper John 14:17
John 14:17 NIV
17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
John 14:26
John 14:26 NIV
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
Holy Spirit our Counselor John 15:26
John 15:26 NIV
26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.
John 16:7-8 Convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment
John 16:7–8 NIV
7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:
Ephesians 4:30 Holy Spirit can be grieved
Ephesians 4:30 NIV
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
1 Jn 2:27 Holy Spirit is the anointing
1 John 2:27 NIV
27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

7. Living in the Spirit

Romans 8:1-17  
Romans 8:1–17 NIV
1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. 9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you. 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
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