In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging sermon titled “The Blessing of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit.” Join us as we reflect on the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and learn how it’s not only essential but beneficial to our faith. Our prayer is that this message would be encouragement to your life, and as you’re filled with the Holy Spirit you would begin to see God do the miraculous!
The Blessing of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit
1st The infilling of the Spirit gives us power to witness
Acts 1:8a NIV
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses…
John 20:19a NIV
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews…
Acts 4:18-20 NIV
Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
2nd The infilling of the Holy Spirit will give us power to work miracles
Acts 2:43 NIV
Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
Acts 5:12a NIV
The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people.
Acts 6:5a, 8 NIV
They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit…. Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people.
Acts 8:5-6 NIV
Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
3rd Through the infilling of the Spirit, the Spirit prays through us to God
1 Corinthians 14:2a NIV
For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God.
1 Corinthians 14:15 NIV
I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
Romans 8:26 NIV
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
4th The infilling of the Spirit results in spiritual discernment
1 Corinthians 14:2 NIV
For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit.
5th The infilling of the Spirit is important because it strengthens the believer spiritually
1 Corinthians 14:4a NIV
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself…
Jude 1:20 NIV
But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.
Jude 1:20 NASB
But you beloved building yourselves up on your most holy faith; praying in the Holy Spirit.