The Work Of God
1 Thessalonians 4:7 God has called us
How were we called? 2 Thessalonians 2:14”Whereunto he called you by our gospel,”
What is the gospel? 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1 Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
“Called” – is one title of a believer that describes our status
Romans 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
1 Thessalonians 4:8 God has given unto us his holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 God teaches us
How does God teach us? Through His Word
1 Corinthians 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Conclusion: I pray that this will be a rich blessing and help to you.
The moment that you believe the gospel, God the Holy Spirit does these five things with a believer. There is no time delay after salvation.
- You were circumcised – Colossians 2:11-12
- You were regenerated – Titus 3:5 (Your dead spirit is given life)
- You were indwelt – the indwelling of the Holy Spirit – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
- You were baptized by the Spirit – 1 Corinthians 12:13
- You were sealed with the Holy Spirit – Ephesians 1:13, 4:30
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, After we are saved, what should we do with the word of truth? 2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We at Clear Springs Bible Church will have our annual Bible Conference March 24 – 26. This will be a time of Bible Study to teach you how to rightly divide the word of truth, and to learn Bible doctrine. Look on our website and read about our speakers and times of the Bible Conference.