Without the holy spirit, we are dead. The Holy Spirit is a dynamite that gives us the ability to operate beyond human ability. However, there is difference between having the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Without the Holy Spirit we cannot confess Jesus as our Lord and savior. That is receiving the Holy Spirit but the filling of the Holy Ghost gives power. Receiving the Holy Spirit comes immediately after accepting Christ as our savior but filling of requires more.
Signs to know that you are filled with the Holy Ghost are seeing and hearing. Act 8:5-8, Act 2:1-3
Pentecost was a celebration of God giving Moses the law.
The meaning of time of grace is that God gives us the Holy Spirit who will guide us and not a license to sin.
You cannot go to the father except through Jesus and you cannot have a relationship with Jesus without the Holy Spirit.
When Jesus reveals himself to us, even the greatest sinner will call him Lord just as he did for Paul. If we want to be a chosen vessel, we have to surrender it all. If we are so full with our cares and worries God cannot fill us. A full vessel cannot be filled.
Are you a called vessel or the chosen vessel?
Preacher: Pastor Z. Trevor