A Life Ablaze: Week 3 

A Life Ablaze: Week 3  

A Life Ablaze



  1. 2 Timothy 1:6 — Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.


  1. “stir up” ἀναζωπυρέω (anadzopureo): to be enthusiastic, fervent, passionate, vigorous; to do something wholeheartedly or zealously; to rekindle or to stir back to life again


          • The Scripture teaches us that when the Holy Spirit comes, He brings spiritual fire.
          • The Bible says that when we’re baptized in the Holy Spirit, we’re baptized “with the Holy Ghost and with fire” (see Matthew 3:11; Luke 3:16)
          • Holy Spirit is fire
          • He shows up as the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts
          • “Stir up,” which is the Greek word anadzopureo: “Do whatever you have to do to put life back into your fire again.”
          • Paul is inspired by the Spirit to encourage Timothy to stir his fire back to life

Emphasis of this lesson:

      • Believers are totally dependent upon the Holy Spirit in this life
      • Be filled with the Holy Spirit
      • Would you miss Holy Spirit
      • Teaching about the Holy Spirit is import
      • Fresh supply, fresh anointing and fresh power
      • With the Holy Spirit, There Is Movement and Power
          • We learned the books of Acts is a pattern book for the church today.
          • The whole Bible though has patterns and conditions in which the Holy Spirit moves.
          • In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the deep. Genesis 1:1,2
              • Holy Spirit comes on the scene, He’s always moving.
              • When He moves, something supernatural always happens.
                • The Holy Spirit is not silent or motionless. He moves. He speaks. He empowers. He moves upon people and circumstances, and they are changed.
          • And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Matthew 3:16
              • The Holy Spirit moved on Jesus, and because He did, Jesus was empowered to begin three years of supernatural ministry leading up to His death and resurrection.
              • When the Holy Spirit moves, something always happens.
              • In the book of Acts, we see the Holy Spirit in action (that’s why it’s called the book of Acts). His moving unleashed phenomenal amounts of power.
          • But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8
              • Jesus was prophesying a move of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that when the Holy Ghost came upon them, they would be changed.
              • That word “power” is the Greek word dunamis, and it describes explosive power. It’s the very word used to describe the full might of an advancing army, so Jesus was prophesying when the Spirit moves upon you, power is going to be released in you.
              • The Holy Spirit is not a quiet, reserved, motionless power. It is a real, explosive power.
          • And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Acts 2:4
              • The Spirit moved in The Upper Room and something happened.
              • Fire literally appeared and hearts were set ablaze
          • Acts 2:43 says that “many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.”
              • The disciples were a part of those acts when the Holy Spirit was moving.

STUDY QUESTIONS: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. — 2 Timothy 2:15

  1. Look up the follow passages in Acts about the moving of the Holy Spirit. Write out the ones that mean the most to you personally. Acts 3:1-9; Acts 4:24-31; Acts 5:14-16; Acts 6:8; Acts 10:44,45; Acts 11:28-30; Acts 13:2; Acts 14:10; Acts 19:6; Acts 19:11,12
  2. From your study of the scriptures from Acts listed in the first question, what are some of the conditions in which the Holy Spirit manifested Himself? What does it mean to wait upon the Lord?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. — James 1:22

  1. What moving of the Holy Spirit have you experienced in life? Can you recall a time when there was no doubt that it was the Holy Spirit acting on your behalf to cause something or someone to change for the better?
  2. Spend some time reading through John 14, 15, and 16 to see what these verses say about your relationship with the Holy Spirit.