Walking in Wisdom ( By Fenny West)

Walking in Wisdom

Walking in Wisdom is My Currency
Because Christ is made wisdom to me. 
I walk in the light of the Word of God
Which is wisdom to me. 
I have the mind of Christ because the word of God says so. And if God said it, that settles it. My mind is renewed. I am renewed in the spirit of my Mind. I have set my mind on God. His word says, “Thou shalt keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you.” Therefore, I am wise not to lean on my own understanding. In all my ways, I acknowledge God and He directs my path. I always hear Him saying to me, “This is the way, walk in it” and that is what I do. He said, “I will instruct you, guide you and teach you in the way you should go. And so long as I am looking to Him I will not go astray. His Spirit is my Counselor, Guide, Standby, Teacher, Revealer who gives me the advantage. He gives me insider information because He knows the end from the beginning. I am therefore in safe hands. He leads me to my green pastures and to my still waters. 
I have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation through my knowledge of Him and through my knowledge of His exceedingly great and precious promises and this enables me to know those things that are freely given to me. All things are mine. And as Continually expose my spirit to His word, I am empowered to walk in faith and increase in faith to take territories and go from glory to glory and from strength to strength. 
In all circumstances, I do what Jesus would have done. I prioritize the Kingdom of God. I set my affection on things above. Because Christ is my life, my wisdom and my strength. He is my light and my salvation. I walk in love at all times because God is love and I am in God and God is in me. I always see through the eyes of God because I am dead to myself and alive unto Him. His mind and wisdom and counsel Prevails in all I do. I do not speak out of turn, but speak the wisdom of God always. I do not act in haste neither do I procrastinate. I keep in step with the Holy Spirit as I pray without Ceasing and pray according to the perfect will of God. I do not miss a bit. Even a turning that seems wrong at the time is used for my good and for my advancement and progress. 
I operate in the wisdom that is heavenly-peaceful, loving, just, true, honest, godly, of good report, admirable, virtuous, and God-glorifying. 
The wisdom I have is laced with understanding, discretion, insight and does not depend on what is seen in the natural. I see with the eyes of Faith. I see unseen realities. Because I see through the eyes of God. 

Ephesians 1:17
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:”

Ephesians 1:18
“The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,”

Ephesians 1:19
“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,”

1 Corinthians 1:30
“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

Supernatural Help Comes (by Fenny West)

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Supernatural Help comes

From the One and only Helper

He is God, the powerful One

Called to be your Standby, Helper.

He is the Anointing, Comforter

Guide, Advocate, Intercessor and Teacher.

He is the Spirit of the Living God.

 

 

‘It is not by might, nor by power

But by My Spirit saith the Lord.’

 

He leads you to repentance

Illuminates the word

Enables you to see yourself

Very well in the mirror of life

He does not condemn you

But encourages you

And convicts you

Of where you need to change.

 

And as you yield to Him

He will help you make the change

Make the quality decision

That will make you bloom

Blossom, flower and flourish

And go from glory to glory

And from strength to strength.

 

Acknowledge Him

before you read the word

see yourself in the word

ask for His illumination and help

and your expectation

will not be disappointed.

7     Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

8          And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

13        However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. John16:7-8,13

8     But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”Acts1:8

 

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The Comforter Consoles ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

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The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.

This age is peculiarly the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, in which Jesus cheers us, not by His personal presence, as He shall do by-and-by, but by the indwelling and constant abiding of the Holy Ghost, who is evermore the Comforter of the church. It is His office to console the hearts of God’s people. He convinces of sin; He illuminates and instructs; but still the main part of His work lies in making glad the hearts of the renewed, in confirming the weak, and lifting up all those that be bowed down. He does this by revealing Jesus to them. The Holy Spirit consoles, but Christ is the consolation. If we may use the figure, the Holy Spirit is the Physician, but Jesus is the medicine. He heals the wound, but it is by applying the holy ointment of Christ’s name and grace. He takes not of His own things, but of the things of Christ. So if we give to the Holy Spirit the Greek name of Paraclete, as we sometimes do, then our heart confers on our blessed Lord Jesus the title of Paraclesis. If the one be the Comforter, the other is the Comfort. Now, with such rich provision for his need, why should the Christian be sad and desponding? The Holy Spirit has graciously engaged to be thy Comforter: dost thou imagine, O thou weak and trembling believer, that He will be negligent of His sacred trust? Canst thou suppose that He has undertaken what He cannot or will not perform? If it be His especial work to strengthen thee, and to comfort thee, dost thou suppose He has forgotten His business, or that He will fail in the loving office which He sustains towards thee? Nay, think not so hardly of the tender and blessed Spirit whose name is “the Comforter.” He delights to give the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Trust thou in Him, and He will surely comfort thee till the house of mourning is closed for ever, and the marriage feast has begun.

The Holy Spirit’s Power In The Believer ( by R.A. Torrey)

 

    “Power belongeth unto God”

 

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(Psa. 62:11). The Holy Spirit is the Person who imparts to the individual believer the power that belongs to God. This is the Holy Spirit’s work in the believer, to take what belongs to God and make it ours. All the manifold power of God belongs to the children of God as their birthright in Christ: “All things are yours” (1 Cor. 3:21). But all that belongs to us as our birthright in Christ becomes ours in actual and experimental possession through the Holy Spirit’s work in us as individuals.

    To the extent that we understand and claim for ourselves the Holy Spirit’s work, to that extent do we obtain for ourselves the fullness of power in Christian life and service that God has provided for us in Christ. Let us study the Word of God, to find out what the Holy Spirit has power to do in men:

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    1. The Holy Spirit has power to reveal Jesus Christ and His glory to man. “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost” (1 Cor. 12:3).

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    When Jesus spoke of the Spirit’s coming He said: “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me” (John 15:26). It is only as He does testify of Christ that men will ever come to a true knowledge of Christ.

    We will send men to the Word to get a knowledge of Christ, but it is only as the Holy Spirit takes the Word and illuminates it that men ever get a real living knowledge of Christ. If you wish men to see the truth about Jesus, do not depend upon your own powers of exposition and persuasion, but cast yourself upon the Holy Ghost and seek His testimony.

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    2. The Holy Spirit has power to convict the world of sin. “When He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged” (John 16:8-11).

    It is by showing Jesus and His glory and His righteousness, that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Note the sin of which the Holy Spirit convicts, “Of sin, because they believe not on Me.” You can never convict any man of sin because that is the work of the Holy Spirit. You can reason and reason, and you will fail. The Holy Spirit can do it very quickly.

    But it is through us that the Spirit produces conviction. In John 16:7-8 we read: “I will send Him unto you, and when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” It is ours to preach the Word and to look to the Holy Spirit to produce conviction. (See Acts 2:4-37.)

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    3. The Holy Spirit has power to renew men or make men new, to regenerate. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5).

    Regeneration is the Holy Spirit’s work. He can take a man dead in trespasses and sins, and make him alive. He can take the man whose mind is blind to the truth of God, whose will is at enmity with God and set on sin, whose affections are corrupt and vile, and transform that man, impart to him God’s nature, so that he thinks God’s thoughts, wills what God wills, loves what God loves, and hates what God hates.

    It is through us that the Holy Spirit regenerates others (1 Cor. 4:15). No amount of preaching, no matter how orthodox it is, and no amount of mere study of the Word will regenerate, unless the Holy Spirit works. Just as we are utterly dependent on the work of Christ for us in justification, so we are utterly dependent upon the work of the Holy Spirit in us in regeneration.

 

    4. The Holy Spirit has the power to give abiding and everlasting satisfaction. “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14; cf. 7:37-39).

    Water here means the Holy Spirit. The world can never satisfy. Of every worldly joy it must be said: “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.” But the Holy Spirit has power to satisfy every longing of the soul. The Holy Spirit and He alone can satisfy the human heart. If you give yourself up to the Holy Spirit’s inflowing or upspringing in your heart, you will never thirst. Oh, with what joy unutterable and satisfaction indescribable the Holy Spirit has poured forth His living water in many souls. Have you this living fountain within? Is the spring unchoked? Is it springing up into everlasting life?

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    5. The Holy Spirit has power to set us free from the law of sin and death. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).

    We all know this law of sin and death. We have all been in bondage to it. Some of us are still in bondage to it, but we do not need to be. God has provided a way of escape. That way is by the Holy Spirit’s power. When we give up the hopeless struggle of trying to overcome the law of sin and death, of trying to live right in our strength, in the power of the flesh, and in utter helplessness surrender to the Holy Spirit to do all for us, when we live after Him and walk in His blessed power – then He sets us free from the law of sin and death.

    There are many professed Christians today living in Romans 7. Some go so far as to maintain that this is the normal Christian life, that one must live this life of constant defeat. This would be true if we were left to ourselves, for in ourselves we are “carnal sold under sin.” But we are not left to ourselves. The Holy Spirit undertakes for us what we have failed to do ourselves (Rom. 8:2-4).

    In Romans 8 we have the picture of the true Christian life, the life that is possible to us, and that God expects from each one of us, the life where not merely the commandment comes, as in chapter 7, but where the mighty Spirit comes also and works obedience and victory. The flesh is still in us, but we are not in the flesh. We do not live after it. We “live after the Spirit.” We, “through the Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body.” We “walk after the Spirit,” and do “not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16).

    It is our privilege, in the Spirit’s power, to get daily, hourly, and constant victory over the flesh and over sin. But the victory is not in ourselves, not in any strength of our own. Left to ourselves, deserted of the Spirit of God, we would be as helpless as ever. It is all in the Spirit’s power.

    Has the Holy Spirit set you free from the law of sin and death? Will you let Him do it now? Simply give up all self-effort to be free from “the law of sin and death,” to give up sinning. Believe in the divine power of the Holy Spirit to set you free, and cast yourself upon Him to do it. He will do it. Then you can triumphantly cry with Paul: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).

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    6. The Holy Spirit strengthens the believer with power in the inward man. “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inward man” (Eph. 3:16).

    The result of this strengthening is seen in verses 17-19. Here the power of the Spirit manifests itself not merely in giving us victory over sin, but in (a) Christ’s dwelling in our hearts; (b) our being “rooted and grounded in love”; (c) our being “made strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.” It all ultimates in our being “filled unto all the fullness of God.”

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    7. The Holy Spirit has power to lead us into a holy life, a life as “sons of God,” a Godlike life. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom. 8:14).

    Not merely does the Holy Spirit give us power to live a holy life, a life well pleasing to God when we have discovered what that life is: He takes us by the hand, as it were, and leads us into that life. Our whole part is to surrender ourselves utterly to Him to lead and to mold us. Those who do this are not merely God’s offspring, which all men are (Acts 17:28), neither are we merely God’s children. “These are sons of God.”

 

    8. The Holy Spirit bears witness with the spirit of the believer that he is a child of God. “The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Rom. 8:16).

    Note that Paul does not say that the Spirit bears witness to our spirit, but with it – “together with our spirit,” is the exact force of the words used. There are two who bear witness to our sonship: first – our spirit bears witness that we are children of God; second – the Holy Spirit bears witness together with our spirit that we are children of God.

    How does the Holy Spirit bear His testimony to this fact? Galatians 4:6 answers this question: “Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”

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    9. The Holy Spirit brings forth in the believer Christlike graces of character. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23).

    All real beauty of character, all real Christlikeness in us, is the Holy Spirit’s work. It is His “fruit.” He bears it, not we.

    This life is not natural to us, and it is not attainable by any effort of “the flesh,” or nature. The life that is natural for us is set forth in the three preceding verses (19-21). But when the indwelling Spirit is given full control in the one He inhabits, when we are brought to realize the utter badness of the flesh, and give up in helpless despair of ever attaining to anything really good in its power, when we come to the end of ourself and give over the whole work of making us what we ought to be to the indwelling Holy Spirit – then these holy graces of character are His “fruit.” This is “sanctification of the Spirit” (1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Thes. 2:13).

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    10. The Holy Spirit has power to guide the believer “into all truth.” “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He shall guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak from Himself; but what things soever He shall hear, these shall He speak: and He shall declare unto you the things that are to come” (John 16:13).

    No amount of mere human teaching, no matter who our teachers may be, will give us a correct apprehension of the truth. Not even a diligent study of the Word, either in the English or the original languages, will give us a real understanding of the truth. We must be taught of the Holy Spirit. And we may be thus taught – each one of us.

 

    11. The Holy Spirit has power to bring to remembrance the words of Christ. “But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you” (John 14:26).

    This promise was made primarily to the apostles, and is the guarantee of the accuracy of their report of what Jesus said. But the Holy Spirit does a similar work with each believer who expects it of Him and looks to Him to do it. He brings to mind the teachings of Christ, and the words of Christ, just when we need them, for either the necessities of our own life or of our service.

 

    12. The Holy Spirit (a) reveals to us the deep things of God, which are hidden from and foolishness to the natural man, and (b) interprets His own revelation, or imparts power to discern, know and appreciate what He has taught. “But unto us God revealed them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God. But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual words. Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged” (1 Cor. 2:10-14).

    Not only is the Holy Spirit the author of Revelation – the written Word of God, He is also the interpreter of what He has revealed. How much more interesting and helpful any deep book becomes when we have the author of the book right at hand to interpret it to us! This is what we always may have when we study the Bible. The author – the Holy Spirit – is right at hand to interpret.

    To understand the Book we must look to Him. Then the darkest places become clear. We need to pray often with the psalmist, “Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law” (Psa. 119:18).

    It is not enough that we have the objective revelation in the written Word; we must also have the inward illumination of the Holy Spirit to enable us to comprehend it. It is a great mistake to try to comprehend a spiritual revelation with the natural understanding. It is the foolish attempt to do this that has landed so many in the bog of the higher criticism.

    To understand God’s Word we must empty ourselves utterly of our own wisdom, and rest in utter dependence upon the Spirit of God to interpret it to us (Matt. 11:25). When we put away our own righteousness, then, and only then, we get the righteousness of God (Phil. 3:4-7, 9; Rom. 10:3). When we put away our own wisdom, then, and only then, we get the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 3:18; Matt. 11:25; 1 Cor. 1:25-28).

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    13. The Holy Spirit enables the believer to communicate to others in “power” the truth he himself has been taught. “I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:1-5).

    We not only need the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth in the first place; and in the second place, to interpret to us as individuals the truth He has revealed; but in the third place, we also need the Holy Spirit to enable us to effectually communicate to others the truth He Himself has interpreted to us. We need Him all along the line.

    One great cause of real failure in the ministry, even when there is seeming success, and not only in the ministry but in all forms of service by Christian men and women, is from the attempt to teach by “inciting words of man’s wisdom,” that is, by the arts of human logic, rhetoric or eloquence, what the Holy Spirit has taught us. What is needed is Holy Ghost power, “demonstration of the Spirit and of power.”

    We need, we are absolutely dependent upon, the Holy Spirit all along the line. He must teach us how to speak as well as what to speak. He must be the power as well as the message.

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    14. The Holy Spirit guides the believer in prayer. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 20).

    The disciples did not know how to pray as they ought so they came to Jesus, and said: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). “We know not how to pray as we ought,” but we have another Helper at hand to help us (John 14:16-17). “The Spirit also helpeth our infirmity” (Rom. 8:26). He teaches us to pray.

    True prayer is prayer “in the Spirit,” that is, the prayer which the Spirit inspires and directs. When we come into God’s presence to pray, we should recognize our infirmity, our ignorance of what we should pray for or how we should pray, and in the consciousness of our utter inability to pray aright, look up to the Holy Spirit and cast ourselves utterly upon Him to direct our prayers, to lead out our desires, and to guide our utterance of them.

    We must wait for the Holy Spirit, and surrender ourselves to the Holy Spirit. The prayer that God the Holy Spirit inspires is the prayer that God the Father answers.

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    15. The Holy Spirit teaches us to render thanks. “Be filled with the Spirit; speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father” (Eph. 5:18-20).

    One of the most prominent characteristics of the Spirit-filled life is thanksgiving.

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    16. The Holy Spirit has power to inspire in the heart of the believer in Christ worship that is acceptable to God. “For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Phil. 3:3).

    Worship is a definite act of the creature in relation to God. Worship is bowing before God in adoring acknowledgement and contemplation of Himself. Someone has said, “In our prayers we are taken up with our needs, in our thanksgivings we are taken up with our blessings, in our worship we are taken up with Himself.” There is no true and acceptable worship except that which the Holy Spirit prompts and directs.

    To worship aright we must “have no confidence in the flesh.” We must recognize the utter inability of the flesh, that is, our natural self as contrasted with the divine Spirit who dwells in and should mold everything in the believer, to worship acceptably. In utter self-distrust and self-abnegation we must cast ourselves upon the Holy Spirit to lead us aright in our worship.

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    17. The Holy Spirit has power as a guide. “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus” (Acts 13:2-4).

    The Holy Spirit calls men and sends them forth to definite lines of work. How shall we receive the Holy Spirit’s call? By desiring it, seeking it, waiting upon the Lord for it, and expecting it. God speaks often in a still small voice. Only the listening ear can catch it. Have you definitely offered yourself to God to send you where He will?

    “Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot” (Acts 8:29).

    The Holy Spirit also guides in the details of daily life and service, as to where to go and where not to go, what to do and what not to do. It is possible for us to have the unerring guidance of the Holy Spirit at every turn in our lives.

    Here are five steps to getting guidance: First, we must be conscious of and fully admit our own inability to decide wisely. Second, we must desire to know God’s way, and be willing to do God’s will. Third, we must ask, definitely ask guidance. Fourth, we must confidently expect guidance. Fifth, we must follow step by step as the guidance comes.

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    18. The Holy Spirit has power to give us boldness in testimony for Christ. “And when they had prayed the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and they spake the Word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31).

    Many are naturally timid. They long to do something for Christ, but they are afraid. The Holy Spirit can make you bold if you will look to Him and trust Him to do it.

 

God’s Perfect Provision

    Two things are manifest from what has been said about the power of the Holy Spirit in the believer. First, how utterly dependent we are upon the Holy Spirit at every turn of Christian life and service. Second, how perfect is the provision for life and service that God has made, and what the fullness of privilege that is open to the humblest believer, through the Holy Spirit’s work. It is not so much what we are by nature that is important, but what the Holy Spirit can do for us, and what we will let Him do.

    Christian life is not to be lived in the realm of natural temperament, and Christian work is not to be done in the power of natural endowment; but Christian life is to be lived in the realm of the Spirit, and Christian work is to be done in the power of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit is eagerly desirous to do for each of us His whole work. He will do for each of us all we will let Him do.

 

    From How To Obtain Fulness Of Power In Christian Life And Service by R. A. Torrey.

Addendum

He brings about the miraculous

opens doors that are shut; amkes a road in the sea; rivers in the desert

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He brings about resurrection of what should be alive: vision,dreams, health and healing, vitality etc

Hope against all hope

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He is the Helper

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Mass evangelism, householsd salvation

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Enables us endure hardness as good soldiers of Christ

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Brings the gifts of the Spirit

The Holy Spirit is Here

white dove 3 white dove 2 j0236249………..Okay. I’m not religious, but I have questions about the practice of speaking in tongues (Two pastors claimed the ‘ability’ and made quite a show of it during sermons.

What is it exactly? What (if any) purpose does it serve?
When, and where, did this form of speaking originate?
Is there any legitimacy to this practice?

Please, someone–educate me.

 

Speaking in tongues is an evidence of receiving a gift power from Jesus which He promises His followers( disciples) before He ascended after His resurrection. This power comes from the Holy Spirit, Who is the third Person in the God head. (Acts1:8, Acts2:1-4, John16:7-11)

Without the power of the Holy Spirit, believers will be very weak and will be defeated in their Christian living. This is why the Holy Spirit is essential for those who have believed.( Rom8:1-2,11)

There are Christians who are unaware of the power of the Holy Spirit as it was in those days. Such Christian will be weak in their walk with the Lord; their knowledge of the Scriptures will also be shallow because they Holy Spirit is the teacher Who illuminates God’s Word (Acts19:1-6).

On the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the Believers for the first time, there were unbelievers who heard the believers speak in tongue after receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, as they spoke in languages they had not learnt and they marvelled. Some were however sceptical and thought they were drunk and Peter had to address their scepticism with powerful sermon that led to the salvation of about 3000.

Peter, who was hitherto timid, previously in hiding, and the man who had denied Jesus three times, became fiery, bold and empowered by the Holy Spirit.( Acst2:12-41)

What are the benefits of the Holy Spirit? I will give you just a few:

 

1. He gives you power over sin ( Romans8:1-2)

2. He speaks to the believer and addresses their circumstances, giving them divine direction(Acts16:6-7)

3. He brings about healing, revival ( Romans8:11)

4. He is the Comforter and will comfort you in your distress if He lives inside of you(2Cor1:3-4,Ac 28:10,23,24)

5. He will show you things to come- revelation ( John16:13,Ac9:10-17)

6. He prays for you according to the perfect will of God ( Rom8:26)

7. He gives us assurance that we are children of God and that heaven is our home when we die.(Ro8:16)

8. He our Standby and Helper when we need help or when we need the power of God to kick in in our difficulties ( John16:7)

9. He will convict us of sin and bring us to the place of repentance( John16:7-11)

10. He brings about the miraculous (Acts8:1-6,Ac5:15-16)

11. He brings about order in our life where there is chaos (Gen1:1-2)

12. He makes the word of God come alive and relevant to us in the present day.( John16:14)

13. When you speak in tongues you are speaking mysteries- praising God, which can trigger breakthroughs in your life, like Paul and Silas( 1Co14:1-2, Acts16)

14.When you speak in tongues you are building up yourself; pepping up your spiritual immune system, like topping up your  credit on your mobile phone or electricity if you use a meter.( 1Cor14:3,Jude20)

I hope this has been helpful

He Came as Fire

He Came as Fire

 

        fire

 

 

He came as fire

Set them ablaze

For holy desire

For the last days

Promise fulfilled

As dross was burnt

It was no loss

As jars refined

 

Hey went as flames

Igniting the night

Showing His light

Walking in His might.

 

Great boldness came

Uplifted the lame

The dumb talk

And crippled walked

Preaching was with power

Propagation with unction

Seeing souls saved

Divine orchestration

Even the dead raised..

 

He still remains the same

For you and I

Even in these days

For who will let Him in

Give Him full sway.

 

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He came to teach

He came to guide

He came to direct

He came to help-

Help you to pray

Help me to pray.

 

He came to strengthen

Renew and enlighten

Restore and unburden

Reveal, intercede

So you will not recede

Rise to succeed.

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He came to revive

Empower for dark hour

So you can stand and tower.

He came to remind

So you‘re not behind.

He wants to fuel

You for your duel

Fill you for the fight

Feed you with His might.

He came to quicken

Those who are smitten

Destinies hijacked

Purpose postponed

 

Why not let Him in.

 

 

©Fenny West2013

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Peantecost Feast (by Fenny West)

Pentecost Feast 2012

 Song: Come Comforter

Lord Jesus, when you were leaving

We felt we’ll be so lonely

And we prayed that you stayed behind

But you promised the Holy Ghost

(Come Holy Spirit)

Come Holy Spirit

Come Comforter

Come Holy Spirit

Come Comforter

On the day of Pentecost

You came in might and power

O Lord, let the fire burn again

Come Comforter

Come Holy Spirit

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Lord, we are up against

 Principalities and powers

But Lord with the Holy Ghost

We’ll surely overcome

Come Holy Spirit

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 Lord Jesus, as the day gets darker,

The more we need the Holy Ghost

Lord, in these closing days of time

Let the Holy Ghost come pouring.

Come Holy Spirit.

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http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t5415-come-comforter?highlight=come+comforter

the Holy Spirit

Double Etheree

The Holy Spirit (double Etheree)

The
Holy
Spirit is
Comforter, and
Standby, Gentle Guide
Refiner Anointing
Teaching and Interceding
Strengthening Equipping Convicting
Commissioning, and Empowering
Counselor, Creating Leading Helping
Filling, Reviving Advocating,
Revealing, Removing burdens
Comforting Destroying yokes
Reproving Indwelling,
Regenerating
Administering
Baptizing
Sealing,
God

©Fenny West

The Power of the Spirit works

The Power of the Spirit works
For those who put it to test
Yet it is by grace, not by works
Trust and He’ll do the rest.

It’s the anointing that breaks yokes
Of bondage, blindness, sickness.
Take upon you Jesus’ yoke
And you’ll be lifted from darkness.

It’s the Spirit that gives life-
God-kind of life- abundant
The dead will be raised to life.
Press on, Saint, be adamant.

©Fenny West

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t3037-the-power-of-the-spirit-works?highlight=power+of+the+Spirit

Holy Spirit Prayers

Praying for, with and in the Spirit

O, Spirit of the Living God, the Spirit of Grace, come and fill me afresh to overflowing; let my cup run over with your anointing.

I crave, long and cry for your manifest presence- your very presence. Yesterday’s manna will not do. Let me see and experience Your mercies new and every morning.

O Lord, as Light, illuminate my lost estate and guide me along the pathway of righteousness and the New Way of unsearchable riches in Christ. Open the eyes of my spiritual understanding to grasp the length and breadth, height and depth of Your plan for my life and your love for me.

As a sacrificial flame guide me Lord to offer myself as a willing living sacrifice, wholly acceptable to You, that I will know beyond any shadow of a doubt what is that good acceptable and perfect will of God and to choose your perfect will.

O Holy Spirit, as Heavenly Dew, come and drench my life, wrenching it out of barrenness and causing it to blossom with your fruitfulness. Show me how to abide in the Vine and letting the word abide in me and bear much fruit and fruit that remains, to glorify the Father.

As the Heavenly Dove, descend upon me, Holy Spirit, with your love and gentleness. Comforter, come and comfort me, my God, in times of uncertainties and distress; to know, that I know, that I know, that You know the end from the beginning and that You will never leave me nor forsake me. Dispel every clouds and pockets of doubt lurking in any nook any canny in me.

Come and bear witness in my life and in my living that Jesus Christ is the Resurrection and the Life and that He lives in me today, and that He remains the same, yesterday, today and forever.

Holy Fire, I call on You this day to purge me of every dross and impurity that hinders. Reinforce in my consciousness that I am set apart for You. Lord, burn off every wood hay and stubble that would not stand the test of time.

Living Water, come and fill me. I need a deluge of You. Bubble up from within my belly, in my prayer, in my writing in my testifying, in my singing, preaching and ministry.

Spirit of Power, come and birth holy boldness in me like You did in Peter and the other disciples such that the world acknowledged that they had been with Jesus. ‘The righteous are as bold as the lion!’ ‘The kingdom of God suffers violence but the violent takes it by force.’ ‘Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. ‘Whoever is born of God overcomes the world and that is the victory that overcomes the world even our faith.’ ‘Jesus was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power’ ‘Jesus came out in the power of the Spirit…’

As Wind, Spirit of Life, blow afresh upon me, winnow away all chaff and let me be a breath of fresh air. Shake everything that can be shaken so that only that which is solid gold can endure to your glory.

Teacher and Spirit of Truth come teach me daily and guide me into your truth that sets free from bondage and yokes of unbelief and limitation.

©Fenny West

Come, Holy Spirit, Empower

Come, Holy Spirit, empower;
Help me to rise and tower;
Debunking fear, refusing to cower;
Going , growing, stronger and stronger;.
Rising higher, faster and faster.
Come, Holy Spirit, You’re the Helper.

Come, Holy Spirit, ignite my vision.
Come and lead, give me direction.
I crave for Your guidance and instruction;
Without it there will simply be confusion.

Thank You, Holy Spirit,
For Your intercession and gift.
Help me to use it to lift.
And as I use my gift, increase it.
Spirit Divine, I prepare my heart, come, visit.

Visit with light for height and Your grace.
I crave Your lovely face.
I stand on holy ground, Your holy place.
I need You badly in these last days.
Teach me Lord, how to praise.

Come, open my eyes to innovation.
Lead me to the land of inspiration.
Teach me addition and multiplication.
I need your unction to greater function
Come, Comforter, help me have divine dominion.

Help me, Helper, to grow and glow.
Help me to hear and with You sow.
O, that I will follow the divine flow.
O, that I will tread down the foe.
O, that I will Your glory show.

Bible Study

The Power of the Spirit works

Peter Heals the Crippled Beggar

1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” 5So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Acts 1:3-10

What lessons can we learn from this passage of scripture?

1. Time of prayer is pertinent for the Christian

2. Fellowship engenders growth

3. What you have believed will be tested

4. Those who stand on the Word will prevail

5. You can have the Power of the Spirit and yet sit on it

6. We need to be bold to get results

7. Often we need to go the extra-mile to win

8. When we obey God, we get the results promised and He is glorified.

9. When the miraculous happens through us we must not take the glory. Give it to God.

10. The reality of the Power of the Spirit.

Do you have a time of prayer in your Church? Are you part of it? Do you have a time of prayer at home? Do you enjoy it or is it a chore? Many people enjoy praising, singing, the preaching but prayer seems a drag, unexciting. We are the only army that conquers on its ‘knees.’ No prayer, no power. No prayer, no exploits. One week without prayer, makes one weak.

So work on your prayer life. Think of ways to make it exciting and endearing. Pray the word. Pray the promises of God back to Him. Plead your case. Wrestle with God. Pray in the understanding and pray in the Spirit.

Notice that apart from praying at home they joined others in the church for a time of prayer. Fellowship generates spiritual energy and brings synergy to your prayer. One shall put a thousand to flight. Two shall put ten thousand to flight. If two of you shall agree as touching anything, it shall be done…’ There is power in agreement. Where brethren dwell together in unity there the Lord commands the blessing and life forevermore. Forsake not the assembling together of the saints for prayer.

Peter and john had earlier received the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. Over 3000 were saved- a demonstration that God answers prayer and confirms his word regarding salvation of sinners. The same promise applied to healing the sick and when they were tested on their way to the prayer meeting they put the Word to test. We too must put God’s word to the test in faith. They could have said, ‘We are late for prayer meeting and hurriedly and timidly dropped a coin for that man and left. No, they decided to apply the Word. Many other believers had seen that man and had demonstrated their form of godliness by dropping coins but they denied the power of God and so this man did not experience the power of God.

So when next you are tested, pass your test. Use God’s Word- the New covenant established on better promises. If it worked for Peter, it can work for you if you believe. Just obey God and leave the results to Him.

Often we would need to go the extra mile if people do not receive, like Peter did. We need to be ready for that. For some people we may need to pray for them and ask them to believe they have received and as they depart their healing will come. For other we may be lead to give them an instruction and as they obey the healing will manifest. God heals in different ways and we need to be open to that and not put Him in a box. The important truth is: God heals even today as He did before- Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and for ever.’ I am the Lord and I change not. I am the Lord that healeth thee. Jesus Christ was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power and He went about doing good, healing all those that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him.’

Yes, people will be amazed as God confirms His Word with signs following- the crippled walking, the blind seeing, the dead being raised. Attention will be focused on those that have been used to perform the miracle or healing. It is important that we do not touch the glory when it comes but turn it all to the Lord. He said, ‘I will not share my glory with many other.’ The glory belongs to God. We are just his instruments, His conduits, His channels; He is the source, the Author and finisher. So when people focus on you, after you have been used to perform a miracle, turn their attention to God.

The power of the Spirit is real. If you have received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, you have the power. Greater is he in you that he that is in the world. Do not sit on that power put it to good use. Be bold! Step out in faith. Debunk having a form of godliness but denying the power. Creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God. Trust God to honour His word. Offer to pray for or with people even on the street and believe God to confirm the Word with signs following.

And you shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you…’ and these sign shall follow them that believe… they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. ‘And Jesus Christ was anointed with the Holy Ghost and with power and He went about doing good healing all those that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him.’

Live What You Believe

Live what you believe
Stand on God’s Word
Active faith receives
The promise it heard.

Use the Spirits power
Depend on God alone
And you will tower
His will, will be done.

Be bold and strong
Forget what they think
God will give a song
Do you get the link?

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t3033-the-power-of-the-spirit-works?highlight=power+of+the+Spirit

The Holy Spirit and His works part2

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t1775-the-holy-spirit-and-his-works-part-2?highlight=power+of+the+Spirit

the Holy Spirit and His works(3)

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t1779-the-holy-spirit-and-his-works-part-3?highlight=power+of+the+Spirit

Let the Spirit Rise

They gathered in the upper room
That day of Pentecost
They waited on the promise of the Holy Ghost
They knew that they would be endowed
With power from on high
Yes you can have this promise too
Your needs he will supply

Some people have been blinded
By doctrines and beliefs
They have been told they received it all
While down on bended knees
For some the scales have lifted
And now they can see
That power can not be denied
It dwells inside of me
You may not understand this language
That I speak
Just pay me no attention
The spirit knows my needs
He tells the Heavenly Father
My deep and earnest pleas
When I know not what to pray
The spirit intercedes

Have you received the Holy Ghost?
Since you have believed
Have you claimed his promise?
For that power that you need
To stand against old satan
When he rages to and fro
The spirit will rise up inside
And satan has to go.

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The Comforter Which is the Holy Ghost John14:26 C.H. Spurgeon

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t4509-come-comforter?highlight=come+comforter

When the Comforter Comes… C.H.Spurgeon

“The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost.”-John 14:26

This age is peculiarly the dispensation of the Holy Spirit, in which Jesus cheers us, not by His personal presence, as He shall do by-and-by, but by the indwelling and constant abiding of the Holy Ghost, who is evermore the Comforter of the church. It is His office to console the hearts of God’s people. He convinces of sin; He illuminates and instructs; but still the main part of His work lies in making glad the hearts of the renewed, in confirming the weak, and lifting up all those that be bowed down. He does this by revealing Jesus to them. The Holy Spirit consoles, but Christ is the consolation. If we may use the figure, the Holy Spirit is the Physician, but Jesus is the medicine. He heals the wound, but it is by applying the holy ointment of Christ’s name and grace. He takes not of His own things, but of the things of Christ. So if we give to the Holy Spirit the Greek name of Paraclete, as we sometimes do, then our heart confers on our blessed Lord Jesus the title of Paraclesis. If the one be the Comforter, the other is the Comfort. Now, with such rich provision for his need, why should the Christian be sad and desponding? The Holy Spirit has graciously engaged to be thy Comforter: dost thou imagine, O thou weak and trembling believer, that He will be negligent of His sacred trust? Canst thou suppose that He has undertaken what He cannot or will not perform? If it be His especial work to strengthen thee, and to comfort thee, dost thou suppose He has forgotten His business, or that He will fail in the loving office which He sustains towards thee? Nay, think not so hardly of the tender and blessed Spirit whose name is “the Comforter.” He delights to give the oil of joy for mourning, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Trust thou in Him, and He will surely comfort thee till the house of mourning is closed for ever, and the marriage feast has begun!

C. H. Spurgeon

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t3129-when-the-comforter-comes?highlight=come+comforter

And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.”-Acts 2:4

Rich were the blessings of this day if all of us were filled with the Holy Ghost. The consequences of this sacred filling of the soul it would be impossible to overestimate. Life, comfort, light, purity, power, peace; and many other precious blessings are inseparable from the Spirit’s benign presence. As sacred oil, He anoints the head of the believer, sets him apart to the priesthood of saints, and gives him grace to execute his office aright. As the only truly purifying water He cleanses us from the power of sin and sanctifies us unto holiness, working in us to will and to do of the Lord’s good pleasure. As the light, He manifested to us at first our lost estate, and now He reveals the Lord Jesus to us and in us, and guides us in the way of righteousness. Enlightened by His pure celestial ray, we are no more darkness but light in the Lord. As fire, He both purges us from dross, and sets our consecrated nature on a blaze. He is the sacrificial flame by which we are enabled to offer our whole souls as a living sacrifice unto God.
As heavenly dew, He removes our barrenness and fertilizes our lives. O that He would drop from above upon us at this early hour! Such morning dew would be a sweet commencement for the day. As the dove, with wings of peaceful love He broods over His Church and over the souls of believers, and as a Comforter He dispels the cares and doubts which mar the peace of His beloved. He descends upon the chosen as upon the Lord in Jordan, and bears witness to their sonship by working in them a filial spirit by which they cry Abba, Father. As the wind, He brings the breath of life to men; blowing where He listeth He performs the quickening operations by which the spiritual creation is animated and sustained. Would to God, that we might feel His presence this day and every day.

C. H. Spurgeon

The exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead.”-Ephesians 1:19, 20

The Spirit Gives Life

In the resurrection of Christ, as in our salvation, there was put forth nothing short of a divine power. What shall we say of those who think that conversion is wrought by the free will of man, and is due to his own betterness of disposition? When we shall see the dead rise from the grave by their own power, then may we expect to see ungodly sinners of their own free will turning to Christ. It is not the word preached, nor the word read in itself; all quickening power proceeds from the Holy Ghost. This power was irresistible. All the soldiers and the high priests could not keep the body of Christ in the tomb; Death himself could not hold Jesus in his bonds: even thus irresistible is the power put forth in the believer when he is raised to newness of life. No sin, no corruption, no devils in hell nor sinners upon earth, can stay the hand of God’s grace when it intends to convert a man. If God omnipotently says, “Thou shalt,” man shall not say, “I will not.” Observe that the power which raised Christ from the dead was glorious.!
It reflected honour upon God and wrought dismay in the hosts of evil. So there is great glory to God in the conversion of every sinner. It was everlasting power. “Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.” So we, being raised from the dead, go not back to our dead works nor to our old corruptions, but we live unto God. “Because He lives we live also.” “For we are dead, and our life is hid with Christ in God.” “Like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Lastly, in the text mark the union of the new life to Jesus. The same power which raised the Head works life in the members. What a blessing to be quickened together with Christ!

C.H.Spurgeon

The Anointing makes a difference

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t4727-anointing-makes-a-big-difference?highlight=anointing

Great anointing Comes with Great Affliction

http://christian-talk.forumotion.com/t3078-great-anointing-comes-from-great-affliction?highlight=anointing

Scripture of the Holy Spirit

  • Proceeds from the Father.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

  • GIVEN

    • By the Father.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

    • By Christ.

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

    • Through Christ’s       intercession.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

  • Sent in the name of      Christ.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

  • Sent by Christ from the      Father.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

  • AS SUCH HE

    • Communicates joy to       saints.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

    • Edifies the Church.

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.

    • Testifies of Christ.

John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

    • Imparts the love of God.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

    • Imparts hope.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Galatians 5:5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

    • Teaches saints.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    • Dwells with, and in       saints.

John 14:17 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.

    • Abides for ever with       saints.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

    • Is known by saints.

John 14:17 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.

  • The world cannot receive.

John 14:17 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.

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