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Living with Your Holy Resident

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”  (I Corinthians 3:16)

As believers in Christ, we all know this truth. We are the temple of God’s Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, for most, it hasn’t sunk in. It’s something they believe but have not acted upon. I can remember dating my wife and inviting her to my home for a visit, but things changed when she moved in and it became permanent. All of a sudden, we were doing things together all the time, which meant my behavior was front and center. Now, plans were made together and agreed upon in advance. Even trips to the grocery store took on a whole new dynamic, realizing that there was more than one kind of milk. It didn’t take long to realize that we had our own way of doing things. We also had different likes and dislikes. Although this joyously turned my whole world upside down, it was well worth the journey. In time we truly became one, and she will always tell you that she is my better half. Today, I would like to speak to you about another full-time resident. This one too must be invited in, to take up residence in your heart for the rest of your life.

Many people will walk the aisle of their church to publicly repent of their sins and ask for forgiveness. They will humbly ask that Jesus Christ will come into their lives to fulfill all of His glorious promises. They may even anticipate the filling of the Holy Spirit at some future date, without realizing that He is immediately available to every believer who seeks Him with his whole heart. The good news is your new Holy Resident will help you clean the place up, which will continue for the rest of your life. The moment He takes up residence, you are the Temple of God’s Spirit. He will be with you every moment of every day as He takes His rightful place upon the throne, in the throne room of your heart. What makes this relationship even more unique is that your Holy Resident not only knows your every action, but He knows your every thought. So, what is your response to all this? Yes, your little world will be gloriously turned upside down, but you will soon discover that it’s well worth the journey. As a preacher of the Gospel, I will give you a few biblical keys that will ensure a blessed relationship and a fulfilled life here on earth.

The first biblical key is to understand the role of the Holy Spirit, which I often refer to as the indwelling Spirit. Perhaps His most significant role is that of a Teacher. The Bible says, “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” (John 14:26). In a world of blindness, lies, and half-truths, this is good news. When we submit ourselves to Christ through total dependence on Him, then the veil is removed, and we can see. “Once we were blind, but now we see.” We can see and understand all truth. As the Bible was written by men of God, they were moved by the Spirit giving it authority and sufficiency for all of life. Because the words of the Bible were inspired by the Holy Spirit, then He is the one that unlocks its true meaning. As the unbeliever reads the Bible there is a veil over his eyes. However, when a believer reads the Bible, the veil is removed and the words are properly interpreted by the indwelling Spirit. So, our primary textbook is the Bible brought to life by the indwelling Spirit. It’s as though the words come flying off the page with the power to convict. It’s as though the words are sent forth like a firebrand into our seeking hearts.

When I read the Bible, I take my time first putting it into its proper context, then rolling the verse (or verses) over and over again, asking the Spirit of God to give me its deeper meaning. Remembering that the Spirit uses the Bible for all of life, I begin to hide its Words in my heart through prayer and meditation, which in time also leads to memorization. As you put off the old life and put the new life in Christ you will be taught by the indwelling Spirit that His ways are much higher than our ways. This Holy Resident will bring to your memory those beautiful truths from the Bible that are so different from the world. Every encounter with the things of this world will no longer be a solo adventure but the Spirit will be with you, ready to open your eyes to the truth. Every confrontation with other people and their personalities will no longer be a solo encounter but the Spirit will be with you bringing to your memory how you should listen carefully and prayerfully, before responding.  The beautiful truth, which I have learned over the years, is the Spirit will give you the words to say, which is especially important while counseling others.

Hopefully, you can see thus far, the indwelling Spirit is with you all the time. The second biblical key is to not ignore or turn a deaf ear to the Spirit’s leading. If we do then we will be led down a path that we don’t want to go down. The Bible says, “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30). The Holy Spirit is a perfect gentleman who will never force His will upon you. If you ignore His leading then he, sadly I might add, will step into the other room, and you will be completely on your own. You will be left on your own to experience the full brunt of the consequences of your bad or misguided decision. Don’t blame God. If you would have listened to the convictions coming from Him, you would have stopped what you were doing and started seeking His will in the matter. Believe me, if you ask for the Spirit’s direction and wait upon it, then you will get it. But honestly, dear children, it’s the waiting that you are not much interested in. Most would rather ask Social Media or the internet rather than waiting upon God to speak to them through His anointed Word that’s brought to life by the indwelling Spirit. In time you will learn how to discern the still small voice of the Spirit. The more you learn the Scripture, the greater your discernment will be in detecting the lies of the devil posing as an angel of light.

Finally, there are many more works of the Holy Spirit from the many Spiritual gifts, that are all but ignored by the modern church, to the occasional visions that are given, which never disagree with the Bible. However, I want to conclude with another very important role of the indwelling Spirit, that most don’t think about. The third biblical key is His job is to maintain the Temple for God’s Spirit. He takes care of the residence. The Bible says, “If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (I Corinthians 3:17). God’s temple is holy! Let that sink in. Remember, that God’s Spirit is always with you. If you run with the devil’s crowd subjecting your body (His temple) to things that will darken your soul and defile your body, then this will lead to destruction. It’s a proven fact that street drugs, mind-altering drugs, and many accepted pharmaceutical drugs will damage your mind and body.  It’s a known fact if you run with the devil’s crowd that they have a tremendous influence upon you, even if you think they don’t (see I Corinthians 15:33, ESV). Please dear children, just remember this one thing and you will do well. Remember, that the Spirit of God is with you every moment of every day. Welcome your Holy Resident and do everything with Him. This too is a blessed relationship. Amen

Please Join me in Prayer

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you, LORD, for sending us our Holy Resident to take His rightful place upon the throne room of our seeking hearts. Thank you, LORD, that no matter what happens in this world, we know that our Holy Resident will never leave us but will continue to teach us and lead us in the way we should go. We pray that you teach your beloved children how to discern the Spirit’s still small voice and His Holy nudges, so that He will not be grieved. We know to grieve the indwelling Spirit will not be beneficial for us, allowing us to face the full brunt or consequences of our bad decisions. We pray that you will encourage your children to prayerfully read and meditate upon the Holy Scriptures until they feel your conviction or a divinely inspired teaching moment.  How glorious that is to our souls. We pray that when this happens that they will hide this beautiful truth in their hearts and act upon it as you lead. We cannot imagine living one moment in this evil world without our Holy Resident. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:30).

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The Virus, Vaccine, and God’s Truth (Video)

What does God say? We have not done extensive research on the subject as scientists, doctors, and conspiracy theorists have done over this past year. On the other hand, we have turned to Almighty God, seeking His answers on this hotly debated subject. We come before God with a clean slate with no preconceptions and with no predetermined agenda. Our only interest is to receive the truth for God’s precious children and for the world at large if they are interested. After watching this very important video, please share it with others.

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The Virus, Vaccine, and God’s Truth

What does God say? We have not done extensive research on the subject as scientists, doctors, and conspiracy theorists have done over this past year. On the other hand, we have turned to Almighty God, seeking His answers on this hotly debated subject. We come before God with a clean slate with no preconceptions and with no predetermined agenda. Our only interest is to receive the truth for God’s precious children and for the world at large if they are interested. There has been a lot of debate about where the virus came from. Did it come from a live food market or a Laboratory? Was it simply an accident or was it a biological weapon? Perhaps a bigger question and more importantly, at least for believers, is why did God allow it to happen in the first place? To answer that question, of course, we need to listen, really listen, to God alone (See Jeremiah 33:3). Although we can learn from God’s previous dealings with fallen humanity since the beginning of time, it’s essential to let God speak specifically to this one question that we are asking Him now concerning the virus and later in this article concerning the vaccine.

So, what does God say? His words come loud and clear. They come from the indwelling Spirit as we bend our spiritual ears to listen and also from God’s anointed Word, which are both in agreement. God has not changed in how He deals with fallen humanity. God is not an angry God sending forth bolts of lightning from heaven to sear the pants of His rebellious children. No, He is a loving God who sent His Only Begotten Son to show us the way. Unfortunately, most of fallen humanity has not listened to His Son, then or now. Nor have they listened to all the true prophets coming along and saying the same thing. Fallen humanity is reaping what they have sown (See Galatians 6:7). They are sinking deeper and deeper into the consequences of their sins, which is exactly how God’s wrath works (See Romans 1:18-32). So, hopefully, as you are beginning to see, it makes little difference as to where exactly the virus came from. The point is, fallen humanity was doing something or not doing something that they should have been doing that caused the virus to wreak death and destruction upon the world. It has always worked that way from the beginning.

Instead of following God in His righteousness, fallen humanity has followed Satan in his rebellion against God by walking in all manner of wickedness (See Isaiah 14:12-15). The virus along with the many other diseases are taking their toll upon humanity. Everything we do has an individual and corporate consequence, from polluting the air we breathe to polluting the water we drink and from administering chemicals and toxins into our bodies. We are destroying the earth (See Revelation 11:18). Remember, that when our planet was young with no toxins and chemicals to be digested into the body, some of the ancients lived close to a thousand years (See Genesis 5:27). Unfortunately, even if we decide to live a holy separated life, we will still rest under the same consequences of a dying world that’s polluted with chemicals, toxins, and natural disasters caused by planetary neglect. We now feel fortunate to live beyond seventy-five years in our dying ecosystem. So, let’s be clear, God did not cause the COVID-19 virus, but He did not stop it either, allowing humanity to reap the consequences of their many sins.

Ok, now we turn our attention to the hotly debated vaccine. What is it, really, and should I take it? Let me say upfront, I don’t believe the world is attempting mass suicide because even those in power, making decisions about the vaccine, have children, grandchildren, and love life just as much as you do. This is not some massive plot to turn everyone into zombies so that they can be easily controlled. Nor is this their grand opportunity to put a chip in every person making them worship the coming beast. Fallen humanity has faced this disaster the same way they have faced every disaster since the dawn of time. They had called forth their wise men, their sages, and even their gods to help them solve their problems. Even now, in our modern age, they will still seek the counsel of their learned professors, scientists, and doctors to solve their current dilemma. Have you noticed who’s missing? No one is calling upon the One true God to seek His counsel (See Jeremiah 33:3). They are doing their research, but they are not asking God.

So, what does God say? Thus, saith the LORD of host, “I know that some of you are trying to partially do the right thing. You are trying to clean up your environment by reducing some of the toxins and chemicals that are killing your planet and my children. I know that you are way over your head with this virus because everyone knows that you have changed your methodology in creating this vaccine. It’s not a secret. I must tell you that it will have limited success because every soul’s biology [and DNA] are not exactly the same because of all the toxins from your environment, the chemicals from other drugs they have used, along with many other factors. I don’t fault you for trying to find a cure, but I do fault you for not seeing the major problem that has caused the virus in the first place.” From listening to the indwelling Spirit and my study of Scripture we know that each person must decide for themselves if they want to take the vaccine because as stated each person’s chemistry is different. It should be a choice. However, I believe it’s essential that we do one more thing if we ever hope to survive these plagues descending upon fallen humanity.

We must repent or the plagues will only get worse. I believe we are partially trying to do the right thing by cleaning up the environment but there’s one thing we lack causing things to go from bad to worse. Fallen humanity is still promoting their many prescription drugs for God’s children that have harmful side effects because their bodies were not created for all the toxins and chemicals. Fallen humanity must repent of all their gross immorality even if you attempt to justify it by legalizing it. Just because you have legalized abortion, homosexuality, the transgender, theft, corruption, along with many other sins does not justify them. If you think this virus is bad, what’s coming soon will horrify you. We must all repent before our most Holy God seeking His forgiveness, while we still have time. Please stop debating this topic, putting forth additional conspiracy theories, and get busy calling everyone to repentance. That’s the only true thing that will help. Repent now and seek God’s direction on taking the vaccine, it’s not for everyone, and may not be for you. Let it be your choice alone and then stand firm trusting in God’s mercy.

Please join me in Prayer

Good morning Heavenly Father. We pray for all of your children to stop their endless research for the truth by following the methods of the world. We pray that they will stop their endless research on Google, news media, and social media as if they were their gods. On the other hand, we pray that they will call unto you, the One true God, who has all the answers they seek and so much more. Thank you, Lord, for giving us the indwelling Spirit that always speaks with a soft voice of clarity, that’s so unlike the many confusing voices in the world. As you speak, for those who have studied your holy Scriptures, they will often receive the memory of a verse of Scripture that’s in total agreement with what you are saying in the Spirit. When you speak you always open up the Scriptures to a deeper, often hidden, meaning that we did not see before but so majestically aligns with the rest of Scripture. Thank you, Lord, for not changing but always being the Constant in the universe allowing your beloved children to see the deeper truth if we just ask you and stop our ridiculous research. We pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).

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The Big Picture Will Shock You (Video)

“We can’t see the forest for the trees;” this is an old saying that has lots of meaning in today’s world. People engaged in the day to day fight cannot see the big picture. People attempting to uncover every new conspiracy theory cannot see the big picture. People who are engrossed with their own problems, cannot see the big picture. The big picture will shock you and literally turn your world upside down. Only a true prophecy from the hand of God can allow you to see the big picture. After this eye-opening video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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The Big Picture Will Shock You

“We can’t see the forest for the trees;” this is an old saying that has lots of meaning in today’s world. People engaged in the day to day fight cannot see the big picture. People attempting to uncover every new conspiracy theory cannot see the big picture. People who are engrossed with their own problems, cannot see the big picture. The big picture will shock you and literally turn your world upside down. Only a true prophecy from the hand of God can allow you to see the big picture. In my last article “From the Hand of God” we talked about the whole world reaping the consequences of their unrepentant sins. Today, we will back away a bit allowing you to see the big picture of what’s really happening in the world. To do that, we first need a little history lesson to help this big picture come into focus. Once we see and understand the big picture then we will allow God to direct our path going forward. This will be God’s prophetic word to the Church, to His faithful remnant living in the Last Days. May we all have eyes to see. Continue reading The Big Picture Will Shock You