Not having the Holy Spirit is a product of Yourself
not his nature
You aren’t accepting the Holy Spirit
So he will not inhabit you
It is entirely dependent
relationship with the Word,
treat the Word
Mishandling the Word will never
produce spiritual Fruit
Continuing to Preach a False Doctrine is Worse
Spreading False Doctrine is a Disease
In Gods Ways which is
Preaching a False Doctrine
is continually rejecting the Spirit and a
Its Really offensive to God
He can not Bless you this way,
if you think you are blessed, it’s not from
True God of Israel
that conversion has occurred
does not make it so
You are not accepting the sacrifice of Christ
Its Grievous to the Spirit
and unforgivable until it’s corrected
To convert is to change from
one character, type, or purpose to another.
Our bodies convert food into energy.
We can convert inches to centimeters, pounds to kilograms,
and dollars to euros.
can undergo similar
We can change direction
morally, psychologically, emotionally,
We are what we think
In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word translated
“to turn back or return.”
It is also translated "restore," as in Psalm 23:3, "He restores my soul."
The picture the Bible paints of the word
convert is to return
to what we were
initially created to be
Since the fall of mankind, every human has been
born with a sin nature.
Our natural tendency is to
rather than God.
Our human attempts to be good
fall far short of the
perfection of God
(Romans 3:10, 23; Isaiah 53:6).
We cannot please God through our own efforts and
are destined for eternal separation from Him
(Romans 6:23, 8:8; John 3:16-18);
we cannot convert
That’s why Jesus came to earth, died in our place, and
rose again to conquer death and sin
(1 Corinthians 15:3-4).
He took the punishment
our sin deserves
He offers to trade His perfection for our
that we can be
seen as righteous before God
(2 Corinthians 5:21).
admit our helplessness
apart from Christ,
we are ready to embrace
as Savior and Lord
(Acts 3:19; Romans 10:9).
when we trade
our old sin nature for the
new nature Christ
When we come to
confess our sin, turn away from it,
seek His ways,
entire perspective changes.
The Holy Spirit
moves into our spirits
entire way of life
(Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
We are converted--restored to the
God intended us to have
Second Corinthians 5:17 says,
"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
This is more than a human attempt
to "clean up your act."
It is a wholesale
You were going east; now you are going west.
Conversion changes the
human heart from sinful to righteous,
from hell-bound to heaven-bound.
The Bible has many examples of people who were
converted by the grace of God.
The Christian-hating Saul became Paul,
who devoted the rest of his
life to serving the
once tried to destroy
(1 Corinthians 15:9; Ephesians 3:7-8).
The impetuous and condemning
John was transformed into the “apostle of love” (see 1 John 4:7-21). The demoniac of Gerasene, after meeting Jesus, was “dressed and in his right mind” and begging to follow Jesus (Mark 5:15-18).
The Holy Spirit
has lost none of His power.
Modern conversion stories include the amazing transformations of John Newton, Mel Trotter, David Berkowitz, and Chuck Colson.
This is all accomplished
Faith is placing your whole life
into the hands of Someone
your spirit recognizes
physical senses cannot confirm
Hebrews 11:6 says that
it is impossible to please God,
because anyone who
comes to him
must believe that he exists and that
he rewards those
who earnestly seek him."
We are saved from our old sin nature and the penalty of that sin
through faith in Jesus Christ.
But even that faith is a gift from God (Ephesians 2:8-9).
God gives us the faith to believe in Him,
but we must
receive it and
act on it.
Exercising that gift of faith results
in the heart
and radiates outward to
we think, say, or do
Merely stating that conversion
has occurred does not make it so.
Real conversion is obvious as a person
switches direction, changes allegiance and moves from
self-worship to God-worship.
As the heart is transformed,
the actions follow until
the entire life has been converted
from sin-filled to