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The Fullness of the Spirit

By: Bro. Stephen Machuke

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Bro Stephen Machuke's sermon revolves around the theme of being filled with the Holy Spirit, drawing insights from biblical references, particularly emphasizing the significance of the number 7 as a symbol of completion or perfection. The key verse guiding the sermon is Isaiah 11:2-3 and Revelation 5:6.

The Spirit of the Lord:

  1. Bro Stephen highlights the characteristics of individuals who are filled with the Spirit of the Lord, including:
  2. A distaste for sin and a strong dislike towards it.
  3. A passionate pursuit of righteousness, as exemplified by the verse "blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness."
  4. A focus on seeking the Kingdom of God, understanding that Kingdom currency involves giving and receiving, and recognizing the importance of forgiveness and repentance to gain an audience with God.
  5. A compassionate heart for the lost, showing empathy and concern for those who are spiritually lost.
  6. Bearing the scars of love, indicating a willingness to sacrifice and endure difficulties for the sake of love.

The Spirit of Wisdom:

Bro Stephen explains that wisdom is reflected through four distinct aspects, symbolized by the four faces of a man mentioned in Ezekiel 1:10 and Revelation 4:5:

  1. The face of a man represents love, social capital, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with others.
  2. The face of a lion represents courage, signifying strength and willingness to face challenges even in difficult circumstances.
  3. The face of an eagle, known for its far-sightedness, represents wise individuals who have vision and foresight.
  4. The face of an ox or donkey symbolizes hard work, and wise individuals are diligent and avoid laziness as depicted in Scripture.

The Spirit of Understanding:

  1. Bro Stephen emphasizes the importance of understanding, stating that people of understanding are those who:
  2. Listen attentively and are receptive to wisdom and knowledge.
  3. Perceive and see things beyond the surface, gaining deeper insights.
  4. Express their understanding through effective communication.

Overall, the sermon encourages believers to seek the filling of the Holy Spirit and demonstrates that a life filled with the Spirit involves qualities such as righteousness, wisdom, and understanding, which lead to a meaningful and impactful Christian journey.

Scripture References

  1. John 20:21 - "As the Father sent me, so I send you."
  2. Isaiah 11:2-3 - "The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord."
  3. Revelation 5:6 - "Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders."

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