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SPIRIT OF TRUTH
 

STEP 4

THE HOLY SPIRIT
WORKING IN YOU

 Welcome Back!

John 6:63
It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit
, and they are life.

Thank you for inviting Me again to commune and share time together with you. Now that you have got a better idea of how I can work through you, I'd like to show you how I can, and do, work in you. I give you LIFE! I'm not only talking about walking, talking, breathing, eating, sleeping life, I'm talking about the spiritual life which makes you vibrant and lively and zealous and inspired and passionate and enthusiastic and earnest. I put those qualities inside of you!

Romans 8:6
For to be carnally minded is death; but
to be Spiritually minded is life and peace.

WILL POWER

Let's talk about the kind of power that I use when I work in you, for the benefit of your soul. I give you the power of will ... What does that mean to you? The power of will is determination. When you're determined about something, willing to do something, don't you feel more powerful?

Have you ever heard anyone say, "Where there's a will, there's a way!" You need will power when you're faced with temptation. I'm your protector and defender from the enemy of your soul who orchestrates the temptations of everyday life. When temptation arises, I wait for you to ask Me for help. Just ask Me to help you to be strong whenever the world makes you feel like you may be weak. Your will power to resist temptation comes from Me. 

My friend, faith was designed so that your will power alone isn't enough. You must depend on Me. Your human will power and your flesh can't hold a candle to the power that comes from Me. Ever had times in your life when no matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to do the right thing? You want to ... But you can't. You strive to ... You even practice it in your mind, but you don't follow through. You know what's wrong, and you do it anyway. Lean on Me at those times. It's the only way to overcome.

Precious heart, you're not the lone ranger you know.

It happens to everybody.

Read what the Apostle Paul wrote about his own will power:

Romans 7:14-25
For we know that the law is
spiritual
: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

 A chosen man of GOD had trouble with having strong enough will power to fight temptation and he said thank GOD that Christ died for me and will deliver me from the anguish that my choices to adhere to the desires of this flesh puts me through. It's almost like your spirit is being held hostage by your choices to please the flesh at times, isn't it?

But notice, Paul said that he knows it is WITHIN him to do good, and wants to, but there's a war going on between the flesh and the spirit that makes him miserable!

I know you can relate.

Don't believe the lies that the enemy puts in your mind to try and convince you that you are not worthy because this happens to you. It happens to all Christians. I'm here to assure you that I will help you. Jesus died for you too. And before He left He said, I WILL NOT leave you comfortless.

I AM THAT PROMISED COMFORT

The only way that you could carry on without being comforted is if pride kept you from reaching out your hand and allowing Me to hold you close and cradle you in the love of Christ that can conquer anything. I AM real. He sent Me to take care of you ... Do you think for one moment that I'd let you down ... NOT A CHANCE!

Lean on me, dear one.

INTERCESSOR

 If you're chasing after your own will, you may have a little trouble catching it. But if the will of God is what you're after, My friend, I have good news for you ... You won't be sorry. When Jesus was on Earth, He taught to pray that God's will be done.

Matthew 6:10
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven.

The things that most people pray for are worldly things ... Things that the world promises are exciting or desirable. How many times have you searched for happiness this way, and was happy for a bit, but eventually found disappointment, or even more often, soon left you longing for yet something else that you thought you wanted even more? Worldly things are temporal, that's why God wants you to pray for His plan for your life ... His will. When you follow God's plan, you'll find what you're looking for ... Happiness ... And it is eternal.

1 John 2:15-17
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but
he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever
.

The Apostle John, who was a very spiritual person, said to be confident that if you ask for God's will to be done, He will hear and grant your prayer.

1 John 3:22-24
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight
. And this is His commandment, That we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as He gave us commandment. And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which He hath given us.

1 John 5:14-15
And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing
according to His will, He heareth us
: And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him.

But how are you to know what God's will is, so that you can pray for it ... And what business is it of Mine?

Well, it's My job to see that God's will is done. Remember, He gives the order and I carry it out. So I help you to pray, because your spirit cries out when you long for something, but you don't really understand what's best or how exactly to ask for it. I do understand what's best for you and I know what God's will is, so I intercede for you, and God gives the answer.

Romans 8:26-28
Likewise
the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the Saints according to the will of God
. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

God answers all prayers ... His answers are Yes, No, and Not now ...

But He answers them all. At times when your prayers aren't answered exactly as you request, don't be disappointed. Understand that it wasn't His will for you, and you'd be disappointed or hurt in the end anyway. He's only looking out for you because He loves you so dearly.

One thing is for certain ... God does want you to be happy. That is His will for you. The more you invite Me to work in you, the more your prayer life will change. You'll find that you will want to ask God for things that make Him happy, and in turn, you will be happy.

Psalms 37:4-5
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.

TRUST in Him ... Trust that His will is what will make you happy. As you trust in Him more and more, your soul will become stronger and more conformed to His image. And the more you become like Him, the closer you'll be to the center of His will.

You're thankful for things that make you happy. God wants you to be thankful. God wants you to be happy ... Rejoicing ... For evermore ... It is His will.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you
.

THE HOLY SPIRIT, YOUR #1 DEFENSE

How else do I work within you?

By protecting and defending your soul.

If I AM within you ... If you're holding My hand, do you think that for one minute I would allow an evil spirit within? I AM to evil spirits, what LIGHT is to darkness!

They simply cannot contend with Me.

Mark 3:11
And unclean spirits, when they saw Him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.


 

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

I AM part of the Armor of God ... Your defense against anything spiritually harmful.

Ephesians 6:11-18
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
TRUTH
, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all Saints ...

#1 HEALING POWER

How many people do you know, that have illnesses that they cannot seem to overcome? Bi-polar or manic-depressives, hyperactive people, people with phobias, Alzheimer's disease, bulimics, anorexics, obesity, addicts, schizophrenics, pathological liars, serial killers, psychotics, rapists, terrorists ... They're all diseases, whether they're physical or not, and some cannot be cured by medical means. Could they be caused by spirits and would healing be possible if people tried to eliminate their "disease" by other means? Jesus said certain kinds of spirits can come out only by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:28-29
And when He was come into the house, His disciples asked Him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And He said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

 Remember too, that temptation (which is presented to you by spirits) is the most lethal disease that the enemy of your soul will use to try and infect you.

1 Peter 5:8-10
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

There are many different kinds of spirits. 

Spirit of jealousy Numbers 5:14,30  Ezekiel 8:3-5
Spirit of heaviness (despair) Isaiah 61:3
Perverse spirits Isaiah 19:14
Spirit of fear 2 Timothy 1:7
Spirit of whoredoms Hosea 4:12  Hosea 5:4
Spirit of slumber or deep sleep (unawareness) Isaiah 29:10  Romans 11:8
Seducing spirits 1 Timothy 4:1
Wicked spirits Matthew 12:45  2 Thessalonians 2:8
Evil spirits Luke 7:21  Luke 8:2  Acts 19:12-16
Unclean spirits Matt. 10:1  Mark 1:23-27  Luke 4:33  Acts 8:7
Haughty spirit Proverbs 16:18
Guile (dishonesty) in spirit Psalms 32:2
Lying spirits 1 Kings 22:22,23  2 Chronicles 18:21-22
Familiar spirits 1 Samuel 28:9
Disobedient spirit Ephesians 2:2
Spirit of divination 1 Samuel 28:8  Acts 16:16
Spirits of devils Matthew 8:16 12:28  Luke 4:33  Revelation 16:14

How does one eliminate a spirit?

I'll say again, If I AM within you ... If you have hold onto My hand, do you think that for one minute I would allow an evil spirit within? Just remember, they're out there, and they love a clean house.

What do I mean by that?

Well, the closer you get to Me, the more satan is worried that he is losing the battle for your soul, so if your soul is clean, he's going to send his goons to try and get you even more diligently.

And if they had influenced or resided within said dwelling before, they believe they can overcome again.

Matthew 12:43-45
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

BUT THEY CAN NOT WHEN THE HOUSE IS MINE
 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
What? know ye not that
your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you
, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

GOD'S PROPERTY

NO VACANCY

The Lord wants to remove satan and his demons from your life. And to fill the void, He fills you with the Holy Spirit ... No vacancy for unwanted spirits.

When you need Me, just say, “HOLY SPIRIT, PLEASE HELP ME!” I'm only a breath away.

Jesus said I would abide in you:

John 14:16-18
And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another
Comforter
, that He may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of TRUTH; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

Abide ... Remain ... Stay. As long as I abide in you ... That is, as long as you allow Me, I will not allow evil spirits to harm you. Stay with Me, and I'll stay with you ... for ever.

Does that mean you'll never be sick a day in your life? I'm afraid not ... And why? Remember when we talked about man being able to choose things, and other innocent people being affected? That's why. Let's call it the "puppet" principle.  

Perhaps you are still questioning whether or not unclean spirits are related to some illnesses and diseases. Of course they're not always related, but do you believe it isn't possible? If your body is ill, the strength of your spirit will keep it going, but if your spirit is weakened ... if you drift away from Me and My power and strength that works in you ... Then you can be more vulnerable to illness and disease.

Proverbs 18:14
The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

#1 DEFENSE AGAINST CHALLENGERS OF YOUR FAITH

How else do I protect and defend you?

When people challenge your faith, I'll be there, if you will just call on Me. Don't worry about what to say. Ask Me, and I'll tell you, but I need you to trust Me completely.

Matthew 10:19-20
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

#1 DEFENSE AGAINST ... YOURSELF!

We both know there have been countless times you came so close to doing or saying something that could have been absolutely disastrous, but because of My sometimes gentle and other times brutal nudging, you had a change of heart and avoided many a catastrophe. You're welcome! ☺

FORGIVING OTHERS

Did you know also that working within you, I give you the power to forgive?

John 20:21-23 
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as My Father hath sent Me, even so send I you. And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE

How else can I work in you? I can help you to understand the messages in the Bible, because I was the One that God used to inspire the men who wrote it ... I'm the original author in other words.

2 Peter 1:21
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as
they were moved by the Holy Ghost
.

Invite Me to be your storyteller when you pick up your Bible. I'll make the pages come alive and we can spend hours together while I pour out My wisdom to you and reveal the TRUTH that at one time didn't make much sense to you. Ever procrastinate about reading the Bible because you're afraid you won't understand it ... So why bother? I'll be your reading partner and teach you the things you don't understand.

Let's read the Bible together every morning ... I'll speak to you from the Bible and your day will go better. You may not see My face, but know, I'm there, and you'll get to know My personality. When you want to communicate with Me, ask Me a question ... Ask Me to show you My answer in the Word, then close your eyes and open your Bible randomly to any page (don't plan what page to open it to) and read until you find the answer. You'll begin to discover what the Bible is all about.

This is very much like casting Lots, which the Apostles did when they needed to replace Judas.

Acts 1:24-26
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Let the Word of the Bible envelop your heart. Read between the lines ...

2 Corinthians 3:6
... for the letter killeth, but
the Spirit giveth life
.

I look forward to studying and praying with you. When you leave your study place, ask Me to join you, and I will. You'll actually feel My presence running through you. I'll accompany you through your entire day, if you desire My presence. If you take Me for granted, I won't leave you, but you'll feel the distance between us until you appreciate Me once more.

PARTNERS IN POWER

Not only am I your counselor, guide, and coach, but I'm also your best friend. I know you better than anyone else in the world knows you. I'm omniscient ... That means that I have complete knowledge of everything. I'm the only One that can read your mind. I know you better than you do ... And not only do I know everything about you, but I understand everything about you too.

Psalms 139:1-7
O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence
?

... So who better is there to confide in?

When you ask Me questions, I search the mind of God and guide you to do the right thing. Listen for My voice through other Christians, through the pages of the Bible, through the still small voice that whispers to you, through twinges of your conscience, through a gentle breeze or even a thunder roll. As you grow closer in friendship with Me, you'll recognize My voice more and more clearly, but just like any relationship, you'll have to get to know Me better to understand Me more, and the only way that can happen is for us to spend time together.

Jesus said,

John 14:6
I AM the way, the
TRUTH
, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

 Remember the very first scripture in Step 1 ... Jesus called Me the Spirit of TRUTH?

Scripture also says that the way to Jesus is by Me.

Romans 8:9
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the
Spirit
, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.

1 Corinthians 12:3
... no man can say that Jesus is the Lord,
but by the Holy Ghost
.

 Sooooo, the way to God is through Jesus, and the way to Jesus is through Me.
 

NURTURE THE FRIENDSHIP

Have you ever experienced loneliness? If you have, you don't ever have to worry about that again. I'll be there, whenever you call. I'm a true blue friend, and you can count on that. We'll do so many exciting things together. Let's make plans together.

If you ever feel that things aren't right between us, talk to Me about it. There's no sense in walking around wondering, when you can fix it immediately. If you don't, things will begin to change in your life, and you'll feel My presence ebbing away.

Walk and talk with Me daily.

The more time you spend between visits with Me, the more distant we will become. The more time you spend with Me, the closer we'll become. Every morning, say, “Good Morning HOLY SPIRIT.” and at night say "Good night Holy Spirit" the same as you would a friend, spouse child or anyone else you loved.

Introduce Me to others. Tell them all about Me, as I'll tell the Father all about you.

Tell Me your plans for the week, the day, the hour, the minute. Tell Me what you long for, and what annoys you. Tell Me your silliest stories, and your most serious concerns. Pour out your heart to Me. Sing Me a song.

Escape to the spiritual realm with Me.

Don't you know that I love you.

Psalms 62:8
Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Spend time LISTENING to and for Me.

With any friend you have, you not only talk to them, but you listen to them as well. Don't just talk to Me ... Listen. I like your undivided attention. I know, your mind is a busy place, and at times it's difficult to clear your mind so that I can have it all to Myself, but this is something you will learn to love about Me ... the serenity of clearing your mind to listen to Me.

It may take a few moments. Be patient. Seek for My voice in different forms.

The Word
A still small voice
A light flickering
A chill up your spine
A gentle breeze

Close your eyes, put on spiritual music to relax by, and have no other obligations or worries to interrupt us. After our time together, you'll feel refreshed and peaceful and happy.

HAND IT OVER ... YOUR LIFE, THAT IS

Ask Me to take charge of your life. Surrender to Me. Allow Me to work in you. I will change you from the inside.

 

BELOW IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO TO COMPLETE THIS SWORD OF THE SPIRIT BIBLE VERSE STEP
 


STEP #4

To complete this Sword of the Spirit Bible step, spend at least 15 minutes listening for the Holy Spirit. Be sure you go to a private place. Light a candle if you like ... Fire is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. You might put on some spiritual music. Clear your mind, and listen. He may send a message to your mind, or the candle flame may flicker, or the words of a song may suddenly take on new meaning or you may feel compelled to ask something and discover His answer through reading the Word with Him.

STUDY OF THE DAY:

Remember to post in your Journal ...

When you are done with today's sharing of thoughts ...

I want you to ponder on all that we have talked about today.

BUT please CHOOSE not to go on to the next step until tomorrow.   

Continuing in EACH step daily is so very important.

You can reread this page at any time and as many times as you like ...

Go back over each step often to be sure you have not missed anything.

 

To continue our program, you can return tomorrow and choose the next step.


I’ll meet you there!

 

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