Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Praying In The Holy Spirit (CE49)

Preparing for the coming WW3

Jude 1:20-21  But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
 
Praying in the Holy Spirit is prayer led of the Holy Spirit in accordance to God's will, plan and truth.

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
John 20:22  "And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
 
After the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, He gave His disciples the Holy Spirit as the seal of redemption, but they all lack understanding and truth in His words.

John 14:15-17a  “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you."
 
When we keep His commandments, our Father will give us another Helper, the Spirit of truth to transform us into His image

Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Act 1:5  "for John truly baptized with water, but *you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit* not many days from now.”

After the disciples were baptized in the Holy Spirit, they were filled with boldness and truth, having the Spirit of truth to teach and guide them into the knowledge, understanding and wisdom in His words.

Act 1:8a  But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you;

1. Boldness in preaching the gospel
Act 1:8b  "and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

2. Understand all things
John 14:26a c  "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things."

3. Recall His words, events, etc.
John 14:26b  "and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." He will help us to recall all His scriptures, teachings, commands, words, etc. whenever needed.

4. Know (guided into) all truth
John 16:13a  "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth".     Having a good understanding of Scriptures, His attributes, words, works, ways, wisdom, will, etc.

5. Will be able to hear from God
John 16:13b  "for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak;"
God will speak to us through the Holy Spirit, and He will not speak nor prophesy apart from the Word of God.

6. Know of the things to come
John 16:13c  "and He will tell you things to come." He will teach us end time prophecies and also show us future events

7. Free from worldliness and sin
John 8:31-32  Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

John 15:14-15  "You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you."

Brethren, when we are baptized with the Holy Spirit, we will be immersed in the Holy Spirit or Spirit of truth. With Him as our Friend​ and in full control of us, He will lead us to the knowledge of God and His will and plan so that we can pray (or work, preach, talk, perform, etc.) in the Holy Spirit in accordance to His will, plan and truth.