God’s love has been poured into our hearts through The Holy Spirit who was given to us.
“Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Yeshua the Messiah; through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through The Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:1-5.
By God’s Grace, we are saved by faith and filled with The Spirit. (Ephesians 2:10: John 3:1-8)
“Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men. For we were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the mikveh of rebirth and renewing by The Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Yeshua the Messiah our Savior; that being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:1-6.
On the day of Pentecost, God poured out The Holy Spirit.
“Brothers, I may tell you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Messiah to sit on his throne, he foreseeing this, spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah, that his soul wasn’t left in Sheol, and his flesh didn’t see decay. This Yeshua God raised up, to which we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of The Holy Spirit, he has poured out this which you now see and hear.” Acts 2:29-33.
When Peter first ministered to the Gentiles [non-Jews] The Holy Spirit was poured out on them and that amazed the born again Jews.
“While Peter was still speaking these words, The Holy Spirit fell on all those who heard the word. They of the circumcision who believed were amazed, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of The Holy Spirit was also poured out on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in other languages and magnifying God.” Acts 10:44-45.
God sent out The Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, “Abba,Father!”
“But I say that so long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a bondservant, though he is lord of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the day appointed by the father. So we also, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elemental principles of the world. But when the fullness of the time came, God sent out his Son, born to a woman, born under the law, that he might redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as children. And because you are children, God sent out The Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, “Abba,* Father!” So you are no longer a bondservant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Messiah.” Galatians 4:1-7.
The Spirit intercedes for us with groaning to deep for words.
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us. For the creation is eagerly awaiting the revelation of God’s children, because the creation has become subject to futility, though not by anything it did. The one who subjected it did so in the certainty that the creation itself would also be set free from corrupting bondage in order to share the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that all the rest of creation has been groaning with the pains of childbirth up to the present time. However, not only the creation, but we who have the first fruits of The Spirit also groan inwardly as we eagerly await our adoption, the redemption of our bodies. For we were saved with this hope in mind.n Now a hope that can be observed is not really hope, for who hopes for what can be seen? But if we hope for what we do not yet observe, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
In the same way, The Spirit also helps us in our weakness, since we do not know how to pray as we should. But The Spirit himself intercedes for us with [wordless] groans too deep for words, and the one who searches our hearts knows the mind of The Spirit, for The Spirit intercedes for the saints according to God’s will.q And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.” Romans 8:18-28 ISV.
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture quoted above is from the World Messianic Bible.
~ Bill Bremer
Bill Bremer is Founder and Managing Director at Kingdom Relationships Colorado.