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HOW DOES THE SPIRIT TO ME

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  The Bible tells us very clearly that at the end of this age there would be a  good  deal of confusion and that many people would be deceived.  II Timothy3:1 and 7 tells us that in the last days perilous times would come and also that people would fail to come to a knowledge of the truth.  How can I avoid this trap?

            We must remember that the Holy Spirit has been sent to lead us into all truth and want to know how to have this direct contact with the Spirit (Who does lead me into all truth).  Jesus tells us in John16:13 that the Spirit would not speak of Himself but would glorify Christ.  Two chapters before in 14:26 Jesus  adds that the Spirit would also bring all things to our mind that He had said.  Notice that we are not told to remember everything that Jesus ever said.  I suppose that would be impossible.  He said that the Spirit would bring the things to mind that we need. We must bear in mind that we can only remember what we know. Therefore the more I’m in the Bible the more the Spirit has to work with.  How does this then work practically?  Jesus not only said: The words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are life; John6:63.  He also said: I Am the truth.  How can I get answers from Jesus?  Read and think through carefully John 14:26. 

One of the things the Spirit does is to attract my attention to that which He wants me to see, especially doctrines which have to do with the Person of Christ. An example of this is that I have talked to more than one conservative theologian who insisted that nowhere in the gospels does Jesus claim to be  God.  If one has the Spirit he sees it everywhere.  You can try this for yourself   Just put down: “Nowhere does the Bible say anything about (put in the one thing you want to hang on to) and let the Spirit  shew you

what He has to say about it.  Let me just give a very small example of the Spirit speaking to me on something I would rather not do.  Several years ago I was driving north ofZeelandwhen I saw a car standing on the side of the road.  The driver was standing by the car so obviously it was not running.  I stopped and offered to bring the man home.  It was bitter cold and I did not want to get out of the car.  The man asked if I had a jumper cable.  Because he did not look like a handy man and not wanting to step out into the bitter cold I was tempted to tell him I did not.  The verse that came strongly to my mind was: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.  That made very clear what I must do.  I would willingly have stepped into the cold wind for myself.            

There is one other advantage about being much in the Bible.   God likes me being in the Word  and will look ahead and meet me down the road.  I have told this story to some of you, but there were some people inSomalia(in JUNE, 1983) who had the legal power to hold me there until I paid them money amounting to several thousand dollars.  I was reading a psalm each morning and the morning I was to leave I was in Psalm 71:1-4 which settled the whole issue and helped settle my nerves.

GRANDPA 

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Written by biblestruth

September 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Posted in scripture

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