The Power of the Holy Spirit

I was raised in a wonderful church that emphasized and maximized the power of God and taught the truth but unfortunately mentioned the power of the Holy Spirit in passing. To make matters worse in this arena, I was transferred from a Christian school to an Assemblies of God school during high school. We attended chapel and saw the speaking in tongues look like foolish babble but presented as more important than any other spiritual gift, making a mockery of the Holy Spirit. And from reading my Bible straight through 7 or 8 times and studying portions also for years and years in church. I know my Bible and was unsatisfied with every church I have been to throughout the country with how the Holy Spirit is presented as powerless and gibberish- speaking. And I am now voicing what I read and know of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Savior of all who believe and accept Him as Savior with a humble, true heart, was resurrected from death as prophecied. He was seen by at least 500 people, touched them, ate with them, taught them, loved them. And before he went back to God the Father in the clouds to build Heaven, He left the disciples the promise of the gift of Holy Spirit. And the amazed but scared disciples, fearful for their lives, waited together. And on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came. He came to live in the soul of every humble believer who follows Jesus Christ as Savior. And that is still true today. And the power He gave these disciples transformed them from cowards to courageous, fearless to joyful, restless to peaceful. That power, because the Holy Spirit is God, has not diminished one iota. And His power allowed everyone to hear the truth of Jesus Christ in their own language. That is speaking in tongues. It was always done for clarity. Clarity. Not babble, not drama, but clarity. And more than that, thr Holy Spirit is our constant companion, comforter, teacher, reminder, peace, joy, love, hope, truth, strength, courage and so much more. The Holy Spirit is why we are never alone and are secure in our identity as God’s children. We grieve Him by choosing to live in sin rather than accept His gifts and/or rejecting Jesus Christ’s salvation. We please the Holy Spirit by humbly listening to Him and allowing Him to be our strength, which He is so good at. And there you have Him. The perfect Gift and helpful Companion full of love and power and very best Friend.❤❤❤

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Spirit of Revival

There is a Spirit of revival I van feel now. It is a positive flow of potential and push toward forgiveness and repentence. I see people changing out of old clothes of addiction and into new clothes of peace and hope. Of course many are rejecting this prompting to their own detriment, but the Spirit is flowing and giving opportunity. I feel hope and change and renewal. It is beautiful. Wherever this encouraging, hopeful Spirit finds a home, there is joy and love and peace and I see the fruit of that same Holy Spirit in new places and people, making them gloriously beautiful. Praise God!❤

It Won’t be There; It Won’t Matter

God gave me a vision through His Holy Spirit in the shower of all places just now. I started by crying out at the hurts faced today and the Holy Spirit started speaking and giving me a heavenly scene to look at…

“During the melennial reign of Christ and in Heaven soon betrayal will not matter; it won’t be there. Evil will not matter; it eill not be there. My sins will not matter, they are forgive; they will not be there. Money will not matter; it will not be there. Poverty will not matter; it will not be there. Selfishness will not matter; it will not be there. Love will matter; it will be there. Christ will matter; He will be there.”

What a beautiful focal point for me, what comfort and hope, what power to draw from that big picture. Not far from now, all the bad stuff will not matter; it will not exist to our knowledge ever again. Wow!!!❤❤❤

Living With vs. Approving Of

Just because I tolerate a bad behavior does not mean I applaud it. Or does it? I have things I work on and so does he. If I let some things slide, am I admitting none of us are perfect and saying I love you anyway? Or am I condoning a sin that keeps him in bonage to it and thus being guilty of it as well? This moral dilemma, I believe, requires God’s wisdom and truth and God’s power and direction in order to know. Basically, I will do what I believe is best and listen all the while to the Holy Spirit to direct me to what God wants me to do. What else can any of us do? Only God knows how to save a person and only He can share what little we might be able to do to help. ❤

“The Best Defense is a Good Offense”

Daddy and I used to watch football together growing up. It was my favorite team sport to watch with him. (Boxing was my favorite sport of to watch with him but that is for another blog.) And if you watch football for any length of time and in any depth of strategic plays, you will find that the best teams have a great offense. And even if their defense is rather eh?, they can still turn out well by having an exceptional offense. And truly in life as well, I won many battles by offense focus, whether a threat from a bully heading my way, a difficulty brewing, a weird statement from a collegue, a lying attack against your character, whatever it might be. And when I saw the threat, I ran to meet it head on. Most threats are made by bullies of some sort, which are all cowards, and facing them makes them run off crying or frustrated and they leave you alone. Demonic attacks are the same. However, we work our offense on our knees in humble prayer and active Bible study. In this way, the weaker we seem, the stronger we are for God can work. And He is definitely in charge and over everything and everyone. God is bigger than any hurricane, as we experienced firsthand. He just is. Praise God! ❤ ❤ ❤ 

Walking Light-ly

Christians are called to be the light because our faith is based on Jesus Christ who is the Light of the World. And where Christians do not live in the light where they are, they are like a flashlight turned off…. no good to anyone and selfish as snot. Being the light is sharing our inner light wherever we go. Living the light turns on the fruit of the Spirit (our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control) so everyone can see it. That way those in darkness (without the Holy Spirit) can snoteeee another better life option that heals and restores and makes everything better in every way. Live the light today. ❤

The Only Acceptable Sin is a Sin Forgiven by God

There is no such thing as an acceptable sin. Lying is an obvious sin unless you have bought it for so long and is now difficult to determine apart from the Truth of the Bible and Holy Spirit. Pornography is not acceptable because it is lust and therefore adultery (see Matthew 6) and it destroys the bond of marriage by bringing someone else into your mind and therefore bed. (And as at side note, it is sleazy and nasty too, and very foolish as you are committing adultery with a fantasy person, one who does not really exist, and it demean and dumb down real women and keeps you from coming to orgasm with your spouse who is trying desperately to love you and stay with you, selfish one.) Gossip is not acceptable and it is slander and a sin. Judging others is sin directly (also Matthew 6). Homosexuality is a sin as it is against God’s original design. Abortion is as sin as it is murder and a sin. Coveting what others have is a sin. Fornication (sex with someone you are not married to) is a sin. So many things are sins that people have talked themselves into believing are the truth because they want to do them. God sets rules up for our health, happiness and well being, not to ruin our fun but to give us lasting happiness and joy and blessings in life. A life lived purely is the best life we can have. It is truth. And the great news is that any sin at all may be forgiven by Jesus when He is asked into our hearts and saves us, washing us white as reread snow. God is so wonderful that He promises to forgive us and even forget it happened. Fresh start to turn away from that lifestyle of sin and lies and live happy with God awaiting eternity with Him! Praise God we can have His assurance of heaven!!!!❤❤❤