Faith in 3D
23/04/2023 - Jody Destry
We worship a triune God – a God who is 3 in 1 (Father, Son & Holy Spirit)
Each equally and fully God, but with a different expression of God and his nature towards us.
We are designed for relationship with each person of the Godhead – with every part of who God is. When part of that is missing or lacking in some way we miss out on the fullness and the depth of that relationship.
WHO is the Holy Spirit?
WHAT is he like and WHAT does He do?
The law of first mention – where does this appear first in scripture?
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light”.
(Genesis 1:1-2 NIV)
Tohu va-bohu – formless and empty – wild and waste – empty wilderness
Ruarch – Spirit / breath of God / wind / divine present and energy
Rapach – verb: to hover / like that of an eagle hovering over it’s nest
What does the Holy Spirit do:
Brings life to barrenness
Q: Where are the barren places in my own life that need renewing and reviving?
Brings order to chaos
1/ The Holy Spirit guides us to the truth (bringing understanding and revelation)
2/ The Holy spirit pray for us (Rom 8:26-27)
3/ The Holy Spirit Advocates for us and brings us peace (John 14:26-27)
Where do I need the Holy Spirit’s help in my life right now to bring order to what is out of order?
Where in my life is there an absence of peace that I need the Holy Spirit to meet me in and guide me through?
How is the Holy Spirit inviting me to get to know him today?
How might Open myself up to receiving the Holy Spirit in my life?