11.26.17 The Holy Spirit “The Holy Spirit’s Work in Prophetic Future”

This morning as we look at the Holy Spirit’s work in prophetic future we will see what He does during the tribulation, the millennial kingdom, and eternity. . .

I. The Tribulation

– So, during the 7 year tribulation period what is going on with the Holy Spirit?

– Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 – He withdraws from His work of restraining sin

  •    * Sin will be more rampant than it is today and the Holy Spirit will not oppose it

– Read Matthew 24:10-15 – He will continue his saving work thru the preaching of the gospel – Explain the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION

– Read Revelation 7:9-14 – Those saved during the tribulation are seen in heaven

– So, even though the Holy Spirit is restrained during the Tribulation His saving work continues

II. The Millennial Kingdom

– Following the Tribulation period is a 1000 year visible reign of Christ

– During that time the Holy Spirit will be poured out on Israel – Read Zechariah 12:10-14

  •    * We know this is the Millennial kingdom because:

– Jesus’ piercing is in the past

– Their mourning is compared to the mourning of the Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo – Hadadrimmon is know by three different definitions

  •          1) 2 Syrian gods Hadad & Rimmon
  •          2) A city
  •          3) Armageddon (exp)

– Read Isaiah 59:21 – He will continue teaching God’s word

– The Holy Spirit will enable Jesus in His Messianic work

  •    * Read Isaiah 11:1-3 – Wisdom and Knowledge
  •    * Read Isa 42:1-4 -Justice

– He will continue to indwell His people – Read John 14:16-17

– The Holy Spirit is at work during the Millennial reign of Christ!

III. Eternity

– As we move into eternity the will continue His same work in our lives with Him

– He will indwell us forever – Read John 14:16-17

– The Holy Spirit will give us understanding forever – Read 1 Corinthians 2:11-12

– So, in our life spent in eternity with the Lord we will still be engaging with the Holy Spirit who is dwelling in us!

 CONCLUSION:

– So, how does understanding the work of the Holy Spirit in prophetic future help us in our walk today?:

  • * God loves people so much that even after the rapture, and the pulling back of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is still working to bring people into a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ – If this is that important to the Lord, how important should our work to present the gospel be to us? – Don’t be afraid! The enemy would like to cripple you in fear unto disobedience & its working
  • * The empowering presence of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ life shows us how the Holy Spirit can also empower our lives if we let Him – What is keeping you from the position of total surrender – Sin you think you love? Control freakedness? – Why would you trade anything for the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit? – Ridiculous
  • * Get used to communicating with the Holy Spirit because you are going to be doing it for eternity – It doesn’t have to be a mystery – In prayer be open and honest. When thoughts come to your mind engage Him on them – Many times the reason we don’t is we don’t like what He is talking to us about – Obey regardless

 

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