THE HOLY SPIRIT DOES NOT CALL ATTENTION TO HIMSELF; HE ALWAYS CALLS ATTENTION TO JESUS CHRIST. IN FACT, A MINISTRY FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS BE CHRIST-CENTERED AND CHRIST-EXALTING. (John 16:13-15) “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.”
FOR THIS REASON, AN ANOINTED SERMON WILL ALWAYS POINT YOU TO CHRIST.
UNDER THE NEW COVENANT OF GRACE, THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE ONE THAT LEADS US, GUIDES US AND EMPOWERS US WITH HIS GIFTS. HE GIVES US CHARACTER BY THE FRUIT (FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT) AND SYNCHRONIZES ALL OF US UNDER ONE MASTER, OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS GIVEN TO HELP US UNDERSTAND GOD’S GRACE; GOD’S UNMERITED FAVOR.
(1Cor 2:12) “We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely (charizomai) given us.”
FOR THIS REASON THE HOLY SPIRIT IS ALSO KNOWN AS THE “SPIRIT OF GRACE”.
(Heb. 10:29) “How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of Grace?”