Gospel of John [Joh 16:12-15]. The Doctrine of the HS, part 37. 1Th 5:19; Php 2:1-11; Heb 10:5-7.

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Title: Gospel of John [JOH 16:12-15]. The Doctrine of the HS, part 37. 1TH 5:19; Php 2:1-11; HEB 10:5-7.



Conditions for the filling of the Spirit.


Jesus Christ is the supreme illustration of the fullness of the Spirit and submission to the whole will of God.


Php 2:1 If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,


Php 2:2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.


Php 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself;


Php 2:4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.


Php 2:5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,


No believer can put this mind in themselves, but it is done by Another. The mind is given in the pages of Scripture and the Spirit puts its revelation into the minds of those who have yielded as humble students to the word of God.


Php 2:13

for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.


It is essential that the Christian know what is included in the mind of Christ which is thus to be reproduced in him, otherwise there can be no intelligent cooperation in the undertaking.


Php 2:6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,


Php 2:7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.


Php 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.


Php 2:9 Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,


Php 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,


Php 2:11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


The seven steps downward followed by the seven steps upward.


Downward: Cross

1. Did not regard equality with God.

2. Emptied Himself.

3. Took the form of a slave.

4. Became made in the likeness of men.

5. Humbled Himself.

6. Obedient to the point of death.

7. Death on a Cross.


Upward: Crown

1. God highly exalted Him.

2. Bestowed a name above names on Him.

3. Every knee shall bow.

4. Those in heaven and on earth and under the earth.

5. Every tongue will confess.

6. Jesus Christ is Lord.

7. Glory to the Father.


To the end that He might in all respects represent the perfect divine ideal, Christ did not draw upon His own resources as a member of the Godhead, but suffered Himself to be completely dependent, as every believer must do, upon the Holy Spirit.


In the same way He surrendered His human life and mind to the will of His Father. Having entered the human sphere, there was no other course open to the One who was appointed to become the perfection of the divine ideal. So then it becomes everyone who enters the human sphere to be yielded utterly to God. Anything less in anarchy in the government and household of God.


HEB 10:5 Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says,

"Sacrifice and offering Thou hast not desired,

But a body Thou hast prepared for Me;


HEB 10:6 In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin Thou hast taken no pleasure.


HEB 10:7 "Then I said, 'Behold, I have come

 (In the roll of the book it is written of Me)

To do Thy will, O God.'"


LUK 22:41-42

And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, saying, "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Thine be done."


PSA 22:1 My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?

Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.


PSA 22:2 O my God, I cry by day, but Thou dost not answer;

And by night, but I have no rest.


PSA 22:3 Yet Thou art holy,

O Thou who art enthroned upon the praises of Israel.


JOH 8:29

"And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."


HEB 5:8

Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.


LUK 2:52

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.


The absolute yieldedness of the Great Son to His Father becomes thus the example of that surrender which the is the rightful attitude of all believers who through regeneration have become the sons of God.


He was willing to go where God chose, into a sinful world which would reject Him and crucify Him. He was willing to do what God chose, being obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. "Not My will buy Yours be done," was His mantle in the Garden of Gethsemane. This has its lesser counterpart in the lives of all great Christians. For the fullness of the Spirit it is absolutely necessary to be yielded to Him.


Not all the elements of the mind of Christ may find an immediate reproduction in the believer; however these three may be considered in particular and as representative to all.


1. The willingness of Christ to leave His native sphere and rightful abode and to come, as the Father chose for Him to do, into this world as an outworking of the saving grace of God, all of which could be expressed by the words:


"I will go where you want me to go."


2. Christ was willing to become whatever His Father desired Him to become, even to the becoming of "no reputation," and in so doing He was saying in effect to His Father:


"I'll be what you want me to be."


3. In His obedience, even unto the death of the cross, He was saying virtually,


"I'll do what you want me to do."


We often sing words like these, and no doubt the singing of them is less demanding than an entry into the direct and immediate experience of all that these phrases imply. Such, indeed, must be the pattern of the life which is yielded to God.


By submitting to the will of God in our volition the Spirit will lead, teach, and empower and bring divine peace to our souls.


1CO 14:34 Let the women keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but let them subject themselves, just as the Law also says.


1CO 14:35 And if they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.


In context the speaking is in reference to speaking in tongues or prophesying and it would apply therefore to teaching the congregation in any capacity as Paul uses the word general word "speak."


1CO 14:36 Was it from you that the word of God first went forth? Or has it come to you only?


Are you more special than others or is your church? This again gets to the source of motivation. Is your motivation or your priority the will of God and therefore the edification of others or is it self and the promotion and reputation of self?


1CO 14:37 If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord's commandment.


1CO 14:38 But if anyone does not recognize this [God's authority and will], he is not recognized.


1CO 14:39 Therefore, my brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak in tongues.


1CO 14:40 But let all things be done properly and in an orderly manner.


Another instance of the surrendered life is likened by Christ to the branch abiding in the vine. Abiding = continual communion with Christ by which fruit is borne.


JOH 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing.


JOH 15:6 "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned [divine discipline].


JOH 15:7 "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.


JOH 15:8 "By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.


JOH 15:9 "Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.


The surrendered life is clearly manifested to the believer's own soul in that he keeps the commandments as a general lifestyle.


JOH 15:10 "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments, and abide in His love.


JOH 15:11 "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.