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Posted on September 26, 2012 at 7:30 AM

John 14:16-17 (AMP)

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever

17 The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.


Many Christians read the above Scripture with a ‘that’s nice’ attitude. We have so little respect for what Jesus is saying here! We just don’t get it. Holy Spirit.

It is time for the Holy Spirit to “come out of the closet”. Most Christians have limited knowledge and experience of and with Him, and He is so powerful! As Jesus is a person, so too is Holy Spirit; He is God.

 

A great intercessor, Rees Howells, related what the Holy Spirit said to him:

"As the Savior had a body, so I dwell in the cleansed temple of the believer. I am a Person. I am God, and I am come to ask you to give your body to Me that I may work through it. I need a body for My temple (1 Corinthians 6:19 AMP). but it must belong to Me without reserve, for two persons with different wills can never live in the same body. Will you give me yours? (Romans 12:1 AMP) But if I come in, I come as God, and you must go out. (Colossians 3:2-3 AMP) I shall not mix Myself with your self."


Does this sound rather harsh to you? Holy Spirit wants to kick you out of your body? . . . Or does He want the things of the world, the sin parts, the negative things that are a part of you to be kicked out? God cannot live with sin, anymore than fire can live next to paper; it would burn up. So sinful things must go.


Righteousness is not perfection, it is desiring to be always in right standing with God. We choose to live a righteous life and to submit our will to the will of the Holy Spirit. The next choice is to allow Him to indwell us and do His work in us. Then His Holy Spirit power will work for us and in us. . . an exciting life is the result!

 

He said in my spirit: I love you totally and completely. Once I indwell your cleansed body, I will always be with you to walk through every storm, to face down every enemy. I am your Rear Guard, your Advocate, your Guide, your Protector, and your Helper in every difficulty. When you invite me in, know that I come to fill you with My life, to live My life in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19) I expect your worldly life to leave. I ask you to sacrifice your body to me ~ allow me to use your body for my work. (Romans 12:1) I am God and I will bless you with more than you can imagine when I indwell you.


With time hurtling through our lives so hastily now, we truly need to find what purpose God has for our existence here and now. Use time to achieve what God has designed for our lives, for He most definitely has a plan. it is Holy Spirit Who helps us see the plan, and we know from Jeremiah 29:11 it is a good one for us. If you feel like you are wondering aimlessly though space and time without direction, now is the hour to stop and pray. Ask God to open your eyes to see His purpose for you. Ask Him to open your ears to hear, and then listen.


Grab on to His truth and do not let it fly past. Seek God’s heart; seek an intimate relationship with Him. Make knowing Him your foremost desire, and He will take you to a depth you have never before known. Just make knowing Him your top priority!

 

There is no greater experience in life than having this close relationship with your God. It will fill your life and leave no emptiness. It is Holy Spirit who will guide you to, in, and through this lifetime journey.

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SEARCHING FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD


                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.