Sorting Out Spiritual Language
Every person who receives Jesus Christ as Savior has received the Holy Spirit as the indwelling Spirit. In fact, we would not have come to the Lord without the Holy Spirit drawing us. He brings us to Christ, He glorifies Christ, and He magnifies Christ (John 15, 16). Jesus makes clear, however, that there is a difference between the indwelling Holy Spirit and the overflowing Spirit. He distinguishes between coming to receive eternal life at the well of salvation (John 4), and rivers of living water that not only refresh us, but also flow out of us in ministry to other people by the power of the Holy Spirit (John 7). In this message, Pastor Jack Hayford teaches that the Lord did not give us spiritual language as a point of argument but as a resource to capacitate the Church.