Sunday, September 13, 2015

Please continue to follow the Lord (John 12:26)

Saturday afternoon, on September 12, 2015, my family & I were travelling on Douglasville/Hiram highway in Georgia, and it was my wife driving us. She was at top speed, and I noticed that she didn’t decrease her speed even though the cars ahead of us have slowed down and stopped to give room for a vehicle that was turning left (off) the highway. I screamed ‘slow down, don’t you see the cars ahead have stopped!’ Her response was ‘I don’t know that they have stopped’. My wife did not realize that the cars she was following have all stopped!!!

Jesus said, If any man serves me, let him follow me (John 12:26). Following someone means you are able to see the one leading the way and then follow in his footsteps. Tell me, are you still following Jesus? You need to stop when he stops, so you don’t ram into your leader. It is dangerous to collide with the Lord (Luke 20: 17-18). You need to turn where he turns, so you don’t get lost. Following him means that you have your eyes open to see the one you are following. Do you still have Jesus in view? Can you see him? But, we see Jesus(Heb. 2:9).

Following him means that there is no barrier in between you and him. What barriers are shielding you from seeing the Lord the way he wants you to see him?

Those that follow the Lord are ‘his sheep’ and they are the only people qualified to enjoy his tremendous care (John 10: 27, 11-13). Following someone means that you have to be able to hear the one you are following. It might be disastrous for you not to hear when he says there is danger in the pathway you are treading on, and tells you what to avoid… but you can’t hear him. Jesus said ‘my sheep hears my voice’. Do you still hear his voice? When was the last time he spoke to you? Many Christians today are living on outdated spiritual instructions. You need to hear his voice to get an update!

Listen; there are landmines everywhere, so you just don’t walk carelessly in this way of salvation. You don’t know where your enemies have planted the landmines, waiting for you to just walk over and explode. Hold up my goings in the way oh Lord that mine footsteps slip not (psalms 17: 5). I implore you to follow Jesus just like a man that is blind will follow his guard dog, so that you don’t fall into the pits of your enemy.

It was necessary for Elisha to see Elijah at departure time to receive the double portion of Elijah’s anointing …. Elijah said ‘Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so (2kings 2:10)’. Elijah said… Nevertheless, if thou see me…that is, ‘if thou continue to follow me’… shall be so unto you. My friend, you need to reappraise your situation, and refocus on the Lord as may be necessary.

Suppose you are no longer following in the footsteps of Christ, please retrace your steps and go back to him. I pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. God bless you all.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Profiting With Tongues (4)

Topic 4: Getting to Speak the Tongues

The fact is Every Believer has the Holy Spirit in them...
And when I say believer, I don't mean a church goer or someone who was born into the Christian religion...

A believer is someone who believes that Jesus died and resurrected by the Glory of God for Him/her and has as a result confessed Jesus as His lord... Simple

And as simple as that is, the bible says it takes the Holy spirit to do so...

1 Corinthians 12:3
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.

So if you believe that he rose again, beyond the fact that you watched passion of the christ on tv, but because you heard it in the word of God, and you believe it with your heart that he is your lord and God... Then you are a believer, and another fact is; you have the Holy Spirit... Amen...

Let's begin with John 20
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

You see, those guys saw that Jesus was risen, and then they rejoiced, they rejoiced because they saw that their Lord was risen, his side which was pierced and the holes created by nails on His palms. And feet were proofs to them that he's risen, and they rejoiced, their rejoicing was a sign that they believed, and the moment Jesus saw that they believe, He Breathed on Them... Receive ye the Holy spirit he said...

But you know what? None of them spoke with tongues... They received the Holy spirit, but Nothing happened... Nothing...

One of them went with his own Holy Spirit to tell Thomas that Jesus is risen, and thomas refused to believe, not because he didn't have a gullible nature, but because Jesus must be revealed by the Holy spirit, (not explained) before any man can believe... So Jesus showed up again... And thomas believed Him as his Lord and God...

Glory to God...

But None of these guys spoke in tongues yet... Why? Because though they got the Holy Spirit, they wouldn't manifest him until they are filled with Him...

So how did they got filled... Follow me...
Luke 24:49
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Jesus was talking to thesame people he breathed on that they will be endued , endued means Clothed... It means to put on like a garment, so he said they should tarry in a place until they be clothed with the power from heaven...

He said the power they will be clothed with will be the one that is from on high

To therefore be clothed with power is what it means to be FILLED with the Holy Spirit

Acts 1: referring to Jesus;
4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

He said they shall be baptised with the Holy Ghost... To be baptised with something means to be immersed into that thing... It means to be engulfed or drenched with it... It means to be super soaked with it... And remain in it...

He said they shall receive power to be able to express divinity on the earth, be a witness of his resurrection and cause changes all around the world, when the Holy Spirit, shall come upon them... Don't forget they once received this same Holy Spirit... The bible says it was then that they could understand the scriptures... And really believe Christ... Luke 24:45

So what he is saying in actual sense is that when what is inside them, shall come upon them, then they shall have power... Can you imagine that?

He said when this Holy Spirit which you have received he is the spirit of Faith, 2cor.4:13, he is what makes us believe on Jesus, he said when he shall overflow from your belly and cover you up, then there will be power for you...

So the Holy Spirit cannot come upon you if he is not already in you, and him coming upon you is him springing up in you to overflow...

John makes it clear
John 4:14 (Jesus talking)
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.

The water is the word of God (eph 5:26), to drink it is to believe it

John chapter 7 now adds
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
39( But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Can you connect that? When you believe the word of God, that word becomes in you a well that springs up as the Holy Spirit... And then he said out of your belly Rivers of living waters, that are sprung up from that well shall flow...

I love verse 39; he says Jesus was referring to the Holy Spirit... Which they which believe His Glorification shall receive... Hallelujah

So the disciples waited at the upper room ten days after Jesus' ascension... Because these were the first set of people to have this experience, No one have to wait for ten days now to be filled, except in unbelief... You can be filled deliberately... Any time, anywhere, and even now...

Acts 2:4
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

That was at the first experience, they were filled and they spoke with tongues, But now, we could speak to be filled...

And if you never spoke in tongues before, though this might be easier if you have someone who already speaks in tongues around to lay hands on you, and also pray in tongues for you, But I also believe you can have it even alone...
Its simple, I believe you can speak in tongues right now, Just get alone, your room is good enough, and Just in very few words, ask the Holy spirit to fill you... Believing that you received when you ask Mark 11:24

And then I tell you, you will receive utterance...

Wait, utterance is not when you begin to misbehave, or talk when you don't want to talk, utterance is not having something grab your mouth without your will and then begin to make noise through your mouth... Many wait for this and they miss out...

Utterance is some gentle words(Unknown words or terms) impressed on your mind as you open your mind to the Holy spirit to be filled, which you WILL have to open your mouth and say out...

This is how it happens; as you pray, or as you are reading these words, some words that you never knew will be impressed on your mind, all you have to do is voice them out... Know for sure that it won't make sense, and it won't have meaning to your senses and also know that what you say don't matter, it don't have to be strange or unique, I can sound anyhow... Free your mind... what what you say does to you is what matters

It gets you drunk with the Holy Spirit if you continue, the utterance at start will be coming in trickles, little by little, but as you continue, it will spring up, and spring up until it becomes a river and get you soaked, until you yourself begins to swim in the ocean of the power that you have generated

I have prayed for people that they should be filled with the Holy Spirit, and they refuse to speak in tongues, and when I ask; why don't you speak, some of them would say I don't know what to speak...

But here is what the word says;

1 Corinthians 14:2
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

You see? He calls it UNKNOWN... So I don't expect you to know what to speak... You Just speak... Yeah! Just speak... It takes faith in the fact that God lives in you to speak, and as you say the first word, your senses might compete with it, But if you don't mind your senses and continue, based on faith, not feelings, you will be launched into higher dimensions of God's power from Glory to Glory...

2 Corinthians 4:13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

And as you continue, you won't be able to differentiate between when it got to your mind and when you spoke it out

He says HE( any human being) that speaketh, he didn't say anyone that tongues begins to flow out of their mouth unknowingly... He says whoever speaketh... Verse 4 he says he edifies himself, that is, he makes himself strong

You WILL have to open your mouth and speak... It is by faith, and not by feelings... Some strange feelings sometimes do accompany this experience anyway, which don't have to be for everyone as well... It doesn't happen to everybody, But everyone can speak by faith... We don't walk by feelings... And until you speak, you are locked out of the whole experience...

1 Corinthians 14:15
What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

He already said the way to pray with the spirit is to pray with tongues so he said HE WILL DECIDE TO PRAY WITH THE SPIRIT...


And as you do, the Holy Spirit will become stirred up on your inside to overflow... You will readily carry God... You will be filled with his full Load... Just continue talking it...

Paul in his letter to timothy said;

2 Timothy 1:6
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

And I tell you, that the way to stir up that Gift of God which is the Holy ghost is to pray in tongues

1cor 14:14 says when I pray in tongues, my spirit prays... Oh! Glory!!!

Jude 1:20
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Hallelujah... As you pray in tongues, something is being built up in you, it is the awesome power of God...

Hallelujah... We will continue from here
Watch out for topic 5


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