Wind of the Spirit
The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. (John 3:8)
For many years I have made a statement that I am not sure is getting through to everyone, so I will say it again. It is not enough to hear God you must know what He means. God’s voice is like the wind, you can hear it but you do not fully understand it. Every once in a while, God makes His word very clear, but for the most part it comes like an unknown language. Deciphering what the Holy Spirit is communicating can make the difference in one being accurate in delivering His Word, or being completely wrong. This all depends upon their ability to properly interpret.
Many can hear His voice, but only the seasoned can understand His purpose, process and promise. Knowing God’s purpose for giving a prophetic word will help in setting the tone when delivering His word. The process often gives warnings of changes the person will go through, preparing them for what is ahead. Everyone wants to hear God’s promises, however; they seem to forget about the process they will go through, while focusing entirely on the promise. It amazes me how many people still want a prophetic word knowing there could be major changes in their life.
During the time this message was being recorded, a strong breeze moved through the sanctuary. Everyone present remained real still as the Holy Spirit passed by touching, each one of us. Needless to say, it was a very powerful night; there is nothing that can compare to experiencing His presence.
The Church has heard so many sermons on spiritual gifts, tithes and offerings, signs and wonders, religious laws, and other topics. We are filled to the top, and “spiritually obese” from all these teachings.
What the people are looking for now is the real stuff, and the experience of the Holy Spirit. Not just the knowledge of what to do and how to live, but the experience of living our lives as He pours out Himself through us.
Spirit To Spirit
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Romans 8:16,17)
God is Spirit and gives us a new spirit when we accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior. You then know within yourself that you are destined to live with Him for eternity. This is the greatest gift of all; knowing that you will have life in the hereafter, and that death has no sting for those who believe. It is not a matter of making yourself believe to receive salvation, but rather a knowing that has been birthed within you. Jesus Christ is truly our Savior for He has purchased us with His shed blood.
Many have received Jesus Christ as their Savior, but not all have allowed Him to be Lord of their life. It is impossible to make Jesus Lord of your life if you do not believe that God speaks today. Many preachers have taken over His position as Lord and are judging their followers by the letter of the law. We are to be led by God’s Spirit, not by the law, for the law kills but the Spirit gives life and life more abundant. I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Galatians 5:16-18
It is impossible to serve man and God at the same time. For you will follow one and turn from the other. We are to lift up the name of Jesus and He will draw men unto Himself. A true messenger of God will always point the way to Jesus not to the law.
Mantles Shall Fall
Sometimes God will take you from hurtful place to hurtful place, and through a process that is so painful you don’t know if you can take it anymore. But it is worth it to have all the flesh stripped from you so that the spirit can be revealed in you. There is nothing greater than to be used by the Spirit of God in miraculous ways.
When the Holy Spirit begins to deliver His gifts of the Spirit, where will you be? Will you have allowed Him to strip away everything carnal so that you are prepared for what He wants to do through you?
Know Your Spirit
It is helpful to recognize the personality of the spirit-being that works in your life. We humans are not clones, all looking and acting and sounding alike. But neither are the spirits that work in and through us. We are to be led by the Spirit, and as God walks and talks with us in our lives, He is Spirit and He is omnipresent. He can be with us all the time, working in our individual lives and dealing with us in and through our individual personalities. As you build relationship with your Father, and learn about the spirits He has assigned to you in your calling, you will learn all about His ways of leading you and teaching you.
“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” (1 John 2:27)
Harnessing the Power
Electricity was not invented or discovered. It has only been harnessed for our use. That is what the Holy Spirit in you can do in order for you to receive supernatural power. Holy Spirit has always been here, and He’s always been speaking. It’s just that we haven’t harnessed His power and recognized His usefulness yet.
Our life is so much easier now that we have harnessed electricity, and the same principle applies when it comes to valuing God’s power – the more we allow Him to move in our lives, and the more we utilize that power, we will recognize the value and the purpose that we have on earth.
God Became the Son of Himself
We are currently living in the third and final testament of our Bible.
This teaching series reveals how God the Creator has always wanted to be with us, but we have continually rejected Him. Israel rejected Him as King. The Jews rejected the Messiah who came in the flesh. Now we have the Holy Spirit who lives in us, which is the final person of the Trinity. We know that if we blaspheme Him, there will be no forgiveness for us. Why? Because there is nobody else to come after Him!
“Identity Of The Human Form”
“Created In The Image Of God”
“Israel Rejects God As Their King”
“And the Word Became Flesh”
“Repossessing The Lord’s Kingdom”
Many people spend most of their life trying to find out what their gift and calling are. Your calling is unlike anyone else’s because God isn’t interested in creating clones. Find out what your specific calling and gift is, and it will be irrevocable. You will always have it in your life.
Once you know your calling and you start walking in it, you’ll find that you’ll die for it. Are you willing to take up your cross to fulfill your purpose and to do what God has called you to do? Learn how to hear the Spirit of God within you, and He will begin to sift out the truth He wants you to know.
“For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.” (Romans 8:22)
Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise?
Spiritual muscles are not obtained just because we get older. I have found that solid mature spiritual giants can be in their teens. What does the Bible say?
Renewing our minds to line up with the thoughts of God cannot be taught. It can only be learned through experience. If you are not paying close attention and not well versed in scripture, you will miss the lesson to be learned. It seems that the more you learn from man’s teachings the further you drift from God. Watered down sermons and psychology based teaching are passive approaches to solve real life problems. Jesus knows what you have need of before you even ask. (ref. Matt. 6:8)
Knowing how to pray is very important. Most of the time we do not know what to pray. This I have learned. If we pray what the Father has to say our prayer will always be answered. Being that He knows what is best for us it would be wise to follow His lead.
Without knowing God’s ways and thoughts it is nearly impossible to understand why things do not workout. Without His grace our lives would be in a constant state of chaos. When grace isn’t working in our lives it is time to find God and His will.
These types of experiences are sometimes crash courses and strain our way of thinking…in the end you will have gained major spiritual muscle and have grown closer to perfection.
At this point, you can pray and He will direct your steps toward someone who can help. Once you have found your answer, you then need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal through the Holy Scriptures His word to confirm the answer. This process is what we call renewing our minds; finding the mind set of God the Father. These types of experiences are sometimes crash courses and strain our way of thinking. However, in the end you will have gained major spiritual muscle and have grown closer to perfection.
If there was ever a time we need the power of Jesus in our lives it is NOW! People are losing their jobs, reserve troops are being called from their homes and families to serve in the coming war and the economy is on the skids. With the Holy Spirit working in our lives, we will find the way out of our troubles. It is during these times that the move of God is found to be the greatest in the history of the church. With the bad come the GREAT ONE!
This video was recorded at Jesus Tabernacle on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. The praise and worship was tops and the testimony from Pastor Helena touched all of us. You will find it all in this video. If you need a little inspiration, this video should give you a boost.
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