He will guide you into all the truth. For He will not speak on His own.—John 16:13
The Christian faith is a religion of the Spirit, and unless we are continually filled with His divine resources, then our lives are largely ineffective. If the Scripture places so much emphasis on being possessed by the Holy Spirit, then it follows that we ought to find out everything we can about the One who seeks to indwell us.
I say “who,” for the Holy Spirit is not just an impersonal influence, nor is He just a sense of fellowship when we get together, nor an enthusiasm over ideas or causes. It is evident from the personal pronouns used of Him in the Scriptures that the writers viewed Him as a member of the Trinity, equal in honor and status to the Father and the Son. However, the Holy Spirit does not…
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Your keyboard a QWERTY?” asked the cyber techie with a sardonic smile.
“Course it is!” I snapped back, hoping to mask my ignorance with an annoyed response.
I didn’t want him to think that I didn’t own the latest computer hardware, or that I had been napping at a rest stop on the information superhighway.
He left with a smug, self-satisfied look that said he had left me in a gigabyte of dust with no escape key in reach. I hurried to my dictionary of computing terms to see how badly I’d been had. As it turned out, every American’s standard keyboard is a “QWERTY”—and has been since 1867!
“I knew that!” I yelled after him lamely, although he was long gone.
I discovered, too, in reading, that QWERTY—the first six keys on the top row of letters—were an inefficiency created by design. As typists got faster, they…
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Whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you.—John 15:16
An important step to help you access the power of the Spirit is to reach out in faith and receive the fullness of all that God has for you. We enter into all God’s blessing by faith. As a child of God, you are heir to all that the Father has—Himself. So reach out and take Him now. Jesus said, “If anyone is thirsty, he should come to Me and drink” (Jn 7:37).
Are you thirsty? Then drink. “Now this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever we ask, we know that we have what we have asked Him for” (1Jn 5:14-15). Here are the principles:
Confidence—”the confidence we have before Him.”
Conversing—”we ask anything.”
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