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 THE 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 it, you will feel it and you will embrace it. Everyone describes this experience differently. It is like trying to describe love, for the Holy Spirit is literally pure LOVE. God’s love is unmeasurable. How you know it, feel it, and what it is like is a personal experience. It is hard to describe and people experience it in different ways, but the power to call upon the Lord is within you to do with your own free will.
Each must call upon the Lord God themselves and take the time to talk to Him, ask Him to show you things and ask Him how to operate with the Holy Spirit. It 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… it 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… it begins like a new relationship and it is not religion, and it is far from a philosophy.
Lately there are a lot of philosophers and professors who are out there weighing the balances and debating with pastors if there is or is not a God, and the debates will give one a head ache. They have complicated a very simple plan of God and made it a debate that hangs in the middle of man made ideologies of climate change, wars, society, and civilization versus tyrannical government. This has become the devil’s playground and many there are who are swinging on the gym sets it has arrayed for all who desire to play around with their very lives and eternal soul.
The athiest has made it clear they are not going to believe in God until God comes down and proves He is God, yet, they follow manmade ideals with no proof at all. Therein lies the sad part of the philosopher, the athiest, the scientist, and all the professors of their own imaginations and free will.
What is even sadder is listening to religious ones arguing their beliefs of man made interpretations as though the book is sealed for they now know it all and they need not look any further. Many shouting thus saith the Lord, and as the scripture tells us… the Lord never said it. This is not to say that these are not born of the Lord and without love of God, it is to say that they are misguided and have believed man’s interpretations instead of searching the scriptures for themselves with the Holy Spirit guiding them. Memorizing can be mezmorizing and that is a tool of propaganda, mis and disinformation. This applies to all aspects of our lives. We are to search out a matter for ourselves with the Holy Spirit guiding us to the knowlege of the truth.
It is written that the Lord said,
“Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.”
So as we see these things coming to pass, what does the Bible tell us that Jesus said? What does it say must come to pass? What does it say is blessed and what is not blessed but instead is of man’s ideas? Which religious leaders are excited about the new temple and its new messiah? Is Jesus excited that they are excited? Is God blessing this idea? Does God want everyone to follow the new Messiah and forget about His only begotten son?
“23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before.”
These are serious questions. Use the discernment of the Holy Spirit always so you will see and hear wise things.
Memorizing is not the same as critical thinking. Whereas what we learn is stored in our memories… and it is good to know the scriptures… memorizing scripture is not the same thing as living for the Lord. Especially when things are memorized without thought. Ponder that. Remember common core math? It made no sense but it was to be memorized as truth and so it was until enough people woke up and said, “Stop this makes no sense!”. The Bible is clear, read what it says in context with the Holy Spirit leading you. Do not follow the blind, nor those who desire to fulfill their own desires in their own ideas of understanding.
Read and learn what the Word of God says about the signs of the times and prophecy so you will not be deceived and believe a lie. Watch the video above. It is according to what the old and new testament states. Not man made interpretations. LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU…
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
BUILD A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH HIS SON, JESUS, THE MESSIAH OF ALL ISRAEL…
Walking about quoting scripture is not a relationship with the Lord, nor is it a sign of having the Holy Spirit working through you, nor is it for edification for others if the scriptures are being used as a weapon to beat up nonbelievers. Such actions bear little to no fruit at all. The Lord made following the way of the Father so simple. He told us to love God with all of our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The Lord sent all who believe the Holy Spirit. All who believe 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 dwelling in you, 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 things worked out, and when they don’t, most 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 and heed what you are feeling, the more you will be assured of what to do. Sometimes you are simply to be still. 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.
Science now says, “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)
The imperfect world takes all of God’s creation, especially the simple basic things like our bodies, and turn them into some complicated 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. The urim and the thummim were two stones inside the breastplate worn by the High Priest.The stones were used by the High Priest 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 and how the Holy Spirit answers our hard questions and guides our decisions when we pray for guidiance, direction and truth.
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 so. 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.
Walking with the Lord and the Holy Spirit…
To put this quite simply, it is knowing the Lord God is within you and 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 show you through the Holy Spirit 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 too, 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.
Which bring us to wars and rumors of wars. What is the war brewing in Ukraine, Israel and Russia? What hath the wicked of the KM Oligarch ruled west wrought?
Who is manipulating the pawns of the earth to bring about the chaos? Remember, God is not the author of Chaos… another is named for doing that. Do you know who the Bible says that one is?
PREPARE PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD AND PRAY UNCEASING!
In the flesh, we are born into a world of spiritual warfare battles and all will face their own share of coming trials, temptations and persecutions. 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 within us to do and in the world filled with evil, it is a pressing to do God’s will. 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 believed. 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! PRESS, PRESS, PRESS!