Two Everythings (Part 10) - Two Receivings of the Spirit (In Regeneration and By Faith)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse. Watch the video of this Bible study on YouTube: Two Everythings (Part 10) - Two Receivings of the Spirit (In Regeneration and By Faith) For a master copy of the outline, click here: Two Everythings To listen to the previous sermon in the series, click here: Part 9 To listen to the next sermon in the series, click here: Part 11 12. Two receivings of the Spirit A. Receiving the Spirit eternally in regeneration i. The Holy Spirit regenerates and renews the heart and spirit of God's elect. 1. Tit 3:5 - Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 2. Eze 36:26 - A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. ii. When God gives His elect a new heart and puts a new spirit within them, He puts His Spirit within them. 1. Eze 36:27 - And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 2. Rom 8:9 - But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 3. Rom 8:10 - And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. iii. God sends the Spirit into the hearts of His elect because they are His sons by adoption. 1. Gal 4:5 - To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. 2. Gal 4:6 - And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 3. Eph 1:4 - According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 4. Eph 1:5 - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, iv. This indwelling of the Holy Ghost isn't received by anything we do (Tit 3:5). v. Neither is it received by a man's faith since a man has to first have the Spirit of God before he can know and receive spiritual things by faith. 1. 1Co 2:12 - Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 2. 1Co 2:14 - But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. B. Receiving the Spirit temporally by faith i. After the elect are regenerated by God, Christ dwells in their hearts by faith when they believe the gospel. 1. Eph 3:17 - That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, ii. Those who believe on Christ receive a special ministration of the Holy Ghost when they are baptized into the church in which He dwells. 1. Joh 7:37 - In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 2. Joh 7:38 - He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 3. Joh 7:39 - (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) 4. Act 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 5. 1Co 12:13 - For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.