Love you all, praying for you.
Praise God – Revive Family Dinner last night, the Holy Spirit’s clear leading, open worship, God answering prayer, God speaking, new songs, the Word of truth. Sometimes we ask the Holy Spirit to come, but in truth He is already here. It’s not a matter of Him coming, it’s a matter of us seeing, hearing, and following what He wants to do. What a loving God. All praise to Him!
We have shared often about being like the Bereans. This New Testament church was full of people who were noble, they were not easily deceived, they weren’t gullible, they searched the scriptures daily to find out if what Paul said – was true. Praying that you will be like the Bereans – because if someone can talk you into something - someone can talk you out of it. If it’s falsehood, don’t receive it. But if it’s truth, do not let it go. How? Know the Word by the Holy Spirit. Let Him lead you into all truth.
What are the Two Most Important Things in Life? Salvation, and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Nothing else even comes close. Without Salvation, you will spend eternity apart from God, and never fulfill the wonderful purpose He has for your life. Without the Holy Spirit, you do not receive the Power you need to live the life that He has for you.
Whether Salvation, or the Filling of the Holy Spirit, the devil will lie to you. He’s the father of lies. He wants to keep you from believing for Salvation – so you spend eternity apart from God. And he wants to keep you from believing for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit – so you forfeit the power to overcome him, and live a victorious Christian Life, where you are led into all truth by the Holy Spirit - who also shows you things to come. PiVAT – is God showing you things to come, His specific plans for you for today, and PRISM is God transforming your mind with His Word by the Holy Spirit who leads you into all truth. It’s the Holy Spirit that helps you understand God’s Word, and It's the Holy Spirit that reveals your Heavenly Father's plans for you for today. That’s the only way PiVAT and PRISM and your Daily Call really work – by the Holy Spirit who leads you into all truth. Without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit – PiVAT and PRISM becomes just a mind thing, your own ideas... rather than being "led by the Holy Spirit in all truth." Totally different!
Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me. Jesus told Nicodemus – you must be born again. And the first command Jesus gave to those who believed. “Wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Ghost is come upon you – and you will receive power to be my witnesses… This word witnesses means “martyrs.” The Holy Spirit gives you the power to live a life no longer led by you, but led by the Holy Spirit. It is the power of God – for those who believe. Just like Salvation is the power of God for those who believe.
If you are a believer in Christ – you have been changed from death to life. How well do you know God’s Word about Salvation? Not just to remind yourself when the liar comes, but to share simply the gift of Salvation with others. Praying you will review the Relationship Topic – Salvation First - to fully know and simply share His Truth. The Word of God is the answer to every lie of the devil. And by knowing His Word, not only will you establish yourself, and your children in His truth – you will be able to share eternity – changing truth with others. He who wins souls is wise.
Second, since you have received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit are you walking daily in this gift? Paul said he was glad that He prayed in the spirit – “more than you all.” Are you praying daily in the Spirit, building yourself up in your most holy faith? Pray in the Spirit and you will walk in the Spirit! The devil wants to either keep you from believing and receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, or he wants to get you to neglect it. That’s why Paul reminded Timothy? Stir up the gift within you… (Pray in the Spirit)
Why won’t some people receive the Baptism of the Holy Spirit? They are either disobedient, deceived, or disbelieving. The devil has lied to them, sometimes through people they are close to. He’ll say – “You already have it” That’s partly true, which makes it great deception – but that’s not what Jesus was talking about - they were clearly believers. The fullness of the Godhead (Father, Son and Spirit) at Salvation – comes to everybody who believes, just like the Baptism of the Holy Spirit comes to everybody who believes, and obeys what Jesus commanded. The devil will say, “That was only for that day.” Another lie. Jesus never changed that command. He never changes, He’s the same yesterday, today, and forever. Just because someone rejects it, doesn’t mean it’s not truth. Don’t let other people keep you from what God promised you– just because they refuse to believe. Unbelief doesn't please God – Faith does! If you believed Him for Salvation – you can surely believe Him for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Jesus clearly told those who believed in His Name to wait and receive Power from on High – to live this life by the Holy Spirit – not by your own strength. The Holy Spirit is critical to PiVAT and PRISM and your Daily Call – they cannot be done with your mind or opinion - they can only be done by the Holy Spirit within you. It’s how He leads you into all truth and tells you things to come. See these two Relationship Topics - The Filling of the Holy Spirit – (just my personal testimony of God moving me from doubt to faith.) And then be sure to review The Holy Spirit Packet -the Word of truth about the victory God has for your life - by His Holy Spirit.
Praying that you will know God’s Word – that you will be ready in season and out of season to give an explanation of the hope and the truth that is within you. Praying for you! that you will pray in the Spirit daily - so you will walk in the Spirit! That you would share His truth with others so that they too, just like you! will have the power to walk completely in every thing that God has for them. God honors faith - obedience always brings joy – the Holy Spirit will surely lead you in the way you should go! He promised! You can trust Him! It's how you walk in all the good that God has stored up for you. His love for you is overwhelming!
Love you all,
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