The Baptism of the Holy Spirit made the difference in the old and new covenent.
Led by the Holy Spirit, obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit.
Allow the Holy Spirit to show us our true condition and acknowledge whatever He shows
We receive the Holy Spirit as we believe.
He who believes in Me, as the scripture says, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.
When they had prayed, they were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
As an individual and as a church, we need to be dependent on the Holy Spirit.
Axe is laid at the root of the tree.
John knew that the pharisees were superficial.
Taken baptism but not knowing that our old man is corrupt, may not have the conviction that we are utterly sinful. We need a conviction of our condition.
Anything good I do, If Jesus does not do it, then it is my self that rules.
For I know nothing good dwells in me, that is in my flesh.
Wretched man that I am, a realisation that God gave him. When we have that realisation, we depend on God fully.
Jesus stood and cried out saying if anyone is thirsty let him come to Me and drink.
I will not come to Jesus unless I have a thirst, unless I realise my need.
The root of the tree that the axe is laid is the self-centred life.
My self needs to die so the Christ can live in me.
We have hope when we acknowledge our sin as it is. If we think we are good, we will never have fellowship.
And He (Holy Spirit) when He come will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgement.
Primary work of the Holy Spirit is conviction of sin. Being sensitive to sin.
Be righteous with money
Judgement – A healthy fear that we need to face Him one day in judgement.
1 Peter 2:1,2
Putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies long for the pure milk of the word so that we may grow in respect to salvation.