Pray unceasing and call upon the Power of the Holy Spirit! Remember always that the Lord dwells in YOU AND YOU DWELL IN HIM! AND THAT IS WHAT IS MEANT BY “GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE WHO IS IN HE WORLD!“
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GIVEN TO ALL WHO BELIEVE IN THE LORD AS THEIR SAVIOR AND KING – IT IS A FREE GIFT! THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN YOU TO PROTECT YOU, TO INSTRUCT, TO GUIDE YOU, TO COMFORT YOU TO WARN YOU WHICH WAY IS GOOD AND WHICH WAY IS BAD.
Many have asked, “How do I know if I have the Holy Spirit or not?” The answer is if you have repented and believed in the Lord as your savior, you will feel the spirit moving within you and you will just know this, you will feel this and you will embrace this new feeling. Everyone describes this experience differently. This is like trying to describe love. How you just know when you feel love and what that is like. This is hard to describe and people experience this in different ways, but the power to call upon the Lord is all within you to do. You must call upon the Lord and take the time to talk to Him, ask Him to show you things and ask Him how to operate with the Holy Ghost. this is all new to you, the Lord knows this, so don’t be afraid to ask Him to show you what to do. He will show you, and fill you with the Holy Spirit to teach you… this is all connected to your free will. What you feel, think and choose. When you choose to follow the Lord, He will show you how to do that… this begins like a new relationship and this is not religion.
Listen to Kim on how to align the spirit, soul and will with the Lord.
The Lord sent all who believe the Holy Spirit. You are now the Temple and the Holy of Holies resides inside of you. You now belong to God. You are the cherished child of God and you are now Holy to the Lord and you have Him looking over you and working through you. That is the good part. You are never alone, the Lord is with you always….so remember that in all you do.
You must accept the Lord also as your friend, your Lord and the one who loved you so much He gave His life for you so you might live with him. When you see the Lord for what He has done and His love to do that for you… and realize He now dwells in you and you are not alone…it changes everything. Ask the Lord to show you what to read in His Word and begin reading. The Holy Spirit will guide you and talk outloud to them… in all that you do throughout the day, you now have the Holy Spirit to guide you. Most call it a gut feeling and there have been studies done now that show the heart tells the brain what to do. Think of times when you weren’t sure of a thing…or even when you believe you were… then all of a sudden you had a gut feeling, an urge… to do a thing or to not do a thing. Most all have said, when they listened it worked out, and always they say… I should have listened to my gut and that would have never happened. That gut feeling is the Holy Spirit speaking to you. The more you listen to it, the more you will be assured of what to do when it speaks to you. Studies have shown that the gut feeling is actually the second brain. (But, I think it is the first brain the true intellect) for it is where the Holy Spirit resides in you. But science refers to it as a gut feeling and now an intellect…that tells the brain what to do.
“The gut is referred to as the “second brain,” it is the only organ to boast its own independent nervous system, an intricate network of 100 million neurons embedded in the gut wall.” That gut feeling (apa.org)
Now the world takes all of God’s creation and especially the simple basic things like our bodies and turn them into some genetic explanation and break it all down like a mechanic working on a car. All part of keeping the body a transhuman thing that can have parts upgraded and or soon marked as outdated models…or so it appears that is what they desire to do. So don’t look for a Godly creation explanation, and certainly don’t look at it as a God thing to direct us. And whatever you do, don’t compare it to the Urim and the Thummin. That just may get you a big tinfoil hat. But, I already have several so I’ll say it again. Smile.
I liken it to the urim and the thummim. Knowing we are now the temple and the Lord resides within us with the presence of the Holy Spirit… we are now the Holy of Holies as it states in the book of Hebrews. There is the urim and the thummim also in the breastplate worn by the High Priest.The stones were used to decide important matters and judge the innocence or guilt of a sinner. They were kept on Aaron’s breast plate next to the twelve tribes of Israel. When I first heard the story several years ago, that medical studies had determined this gut feeling decision making process as a second brain….I immediately thought of the urim and the thummim. The connection is so close that I believe this is so. For this is how the Holy of Holies answered hard questions and guided important decisions for Israel.
The body is an amazing work of God and the way the flesh works to house our spirit, heart, mind, and soul is astounding. We have a direct communication to God through our thoughts and there is never a black out that can stop that, no matter how bad the devils would love to do that, God made us so no one can take our free will, nor our soul. Science can’t touch it and can’t even figure out how to analyze it.
Now everything you do, you do it with the Lord together. You dine together, you work together, read together, visit with others together…drive down the street together. Everything together. When you begin to realize this, your world changes, your life changes, your thoughts change, your mission changes, everything changes… you now say things like, “Lord what should I do about this?” Next you begin to say, “Lord what should we do about this?” He will tell you when you ask and listen for the answer. Sometimes he does not answer right away, but that does not mean He did not hear you. Have patience and faith that in His time He shall answer you. And sometimes He says no. You must accept that part of your friendship too. The scriptures say to wait upon the Lord… for many times that is what we must do.
And just wait for the time you get someone biting at you with an issue and you get a thought of what to say back and the Lord says no. Don’t say that. And you have to bite your tongue because you know you aren’t supposed to say the thing you thought…and it was such a good slap with words. But, you are told no. Sometimes you say it anyway… and then you feel guilty because you know you weren’t supposed to say it….and then you must apologize to the lord and the person. Soon, you get better at listening to the Lord and wait for Him to put the words in your mouth. But, this is a process and one some do easier than others. That is just the way it is.
PREPARE PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD AND PRAY UNCEASING!
We are in a spiritual warfare battle and the coming trials in this 2022 we must all armor up with the Power of the Holy Spirit and know the wicked lies of the devil. We are ushering in the Kingdom of God which is a pressing. The only way to do this is with the Power of God and His Holy Spirit leading us.
This is a time to prepare for the coming storms. It’s time to take the pressing into the Kingdom seriously and not as a motto to be said lightly.
Call on the Power of the Holy Spirit daily to guide you, teach you, help you, comfort you and encourage you. You will continue to grow in your faith with each fear you cast out and overcome. Pray boldly and speak boldly to the Lord what you need and want to grow to serve Him and others you have been entrusted to care for in your life. That is the process and each have different ways of going through it…but, as with all relationships, you have to build them and remember, love, protection, trust and loyalty is never ending with the Lord.
Having the Lord as your friend does not take away your free will. You are still the one who must feel, think and choose what it is you will do. You are still walking about in the world filled with temptations and wickedness. It is not always easy for temptations still come at you and often ten times more when you first believe. Satan knows new believers are unsure of their faith for they feel unworthy and know they have sinned and they can be tempted to believe they are not good enough or faithful enough, or smart enough…or something they did in the past is too bad to be forgiven. These are lies. Cast them out when they pop up whispered in your ear. These type of words are not of God nor of the Lord. These are from the enemy, so pray for the Lord to cast them out. Pronto!!!
Put on the full armor of God and USE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT TO PRESS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!! KEEP PRESSING FORWARD!