The Holy Spirit
How the Holy Spirit Worked in Jesus Christ.
Luke 1:35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
In regeneration the believer is begotten of God; Jesus Christ was begotten of God in generation. He is the only begotten Son of God.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
The regenerated man has the carnal nature received from his earthly father
and the new nature imparted by God. Jesus Christ had only the new holy nature.
He was, however, real man as he had a human mother.
Hebrews 9:14 How much more, then, will
the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished
to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we
may serve the living God!
Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
Luke 4:14, 18-19  Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.  "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,  to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Luke 3:21-22  When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened  and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."
Compare Luke 4:1, 14  Jesus,
full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit
in the desert,  Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit,
and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
Luke 4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit,
returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him -- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD
Matthew 12:17-18  This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:  "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations."
John 1:33 I would not have known him,
except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, `The man on
whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with
the Holy Spirit.'
John 3:34 For the one whom God has sent
speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.
Acts 1:1-2  In my former book,
Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach  until
the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the
Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.
Matthew 12:28 But if I drive out demons
by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of him
who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from
the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who
lives in you.
Practical Inferences from the Work of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ.
Several things are evident from the study of the work of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ.
(1) The completeness of His humanity. He lived, thought, worked, taught, conquered sin and won victories for God in the power of that same Spirit whom we may all have.
(2) Our dependence upon the Holy Spirit. If it was in the power of the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, lived, worked and triumphed, how much mor are we dependent upon Him at every turn of life, service and conflict with Satan and sin!
(3) The wondrous world of privilege, blessing, victory and conquest that is open to us. The same Spirit by which Jesus was begotten is at our disposal for us to be begotten of Him. The same Spirit by which Jesus Christ offered Himself without spot to God is at our disposal for us to offer ourselves without spot, the same Spirit by which Jesus was annointed for service is at our disposal for us to be annointed for service, and so on through all the points given above.
Jesus Christ is our pattern, the firstborn among many brethren. Whatever He realized through the Holy Spirit is there for us to realize also.
Note: In biblical usage, the term "firstborn" does not mean "the one born before all others". It means the one with the primary right of inheritance.
1 John 2:5-6  But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:  Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
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