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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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Building Yourself Up On Your Most Holy Faith

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So what happens when I pray in tongues for personal

edification, which I can do at will, anytime I desire?

Why is this, the most “foolish” of all gifts to the natural

mind, so important and so powerful?

Let’s look at Jude 20 and 21 to discover more of our

answer.

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most

holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,Keep yourselves in

the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus

Christ unto eternal life.

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We know that God is only pleased by and only moves in

response to our faith. In Romans10:17, Paul tells us, So

then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word

of God. But we also know that we can hear and hear and

hear the Word and yet not see any change in our lives.

We still have to get that Word planted in our spirits and

then find some way to release the faith that the Word

has produced.

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Thousands of people around the world are filled to

overflowing with God’s Word. Yet still,for the most part,

the Church does not experience the miraculous results

found in the Book of Acts. So there must be a missing

ingredient most believers are unaware of.

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The truth is, any minister, no matter how anointed and

full of the Word he may be, can only tell you what he

has learned through experience and as the Holy Ghost

has taught him in his own times of meditation on the

Word. But that teaching will not profit you if you don’t

find some way to mix faith with it. You must personally

get that Word into your spirit and then let the Holy

Spirit teach you.

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That’s why Jude says we are to build ourselves up on

our most holy faith by praying always in the Holy

Ghost. It is only as we willingly and freely present our

bodies as a living sacrifice and take the time to endure

in prayer that the Holy Ghost can begin to reveal to us

the mysteries of Christ. Only then can He release the

faith in our hearts that is needed for God’s power to

operate in our lives.

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Hungry for God’s Power

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Ever since I was born again, I’ve been so hungry to

know God in His power. At first, I thought there was

something wrong with me because I encountered so

many groups of believers who just didn’t seem to be

hungry. They just didn’t seem to care that they lived

such powerless lives.

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I would wonder, Lord, why aren’t more people hungry

for Your power like I am? Is it the call You have on my

life to operate in miracles that makes me different?

I was so hungry for God’s power when I was first born

again that I would try anything that I was told would

help me walk in more power. If it promised to satisfy

the hunger on the inside of me, I would do it.

One person said to me, “No wonder you’re not walking

in the power of God.”

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I asked, “Why not?”“Because of the jewelry you’re

wearing.”“You mean, if I take this jewelry off, I will

walk in God’s power?”“That’s right.”

So I took off my jewelry. What happened? Well, before I

took off my jewelry, I was a powerless jewelry wearer.

And after I took it off, I  became a powerless non-

jewelry wearer! It didn’t make a bit of difference.

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Then later when I moved to Oregon and hooked up with

another group of believers, some-one told me, “No

wonder you don’t walk in the power of God.”

“Why not?”“Well, how were you baptized?”“I was

baptized in water in the Name of the Father, the Son,

and the Holy Ghost.”“Well, no wonder!” the person

exclaimed. “You were baptized in the name of three

Gods,and there is only one God!” (This particular group

believed there is only one God, whose Name is Jesus.)

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Well, then,” I said, “I’ll just get re baptized!” (As I said,

at that point in my Christian walk,if I thought

something meant more power in my life, I was all for it.

Get re baptized? Just name the place!)

 

We were in the middle of an Oregon winter at an

elevation of 4,800 feet. It was snowing,the ground was

frozen, and the two ponds were covered with a thick

layer of ice. After building a bonfire beside the upper

pond, a group of us were baptized in the freezing water.

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Well, in the months that followed, I came to realize that

before I was immersed in that freezing water, I was a

powerless Pentecostal boy supposedly baptized in the

name of three Gods. Then that preacher shoved me

under the icy water and baptized me in the Name of

Jesus— and I became a powerless Pentecostal boy

baptized in the name of one God! Once again, it didn’t

make one bit of difference.

It wasn’t until later — the day I discovered I had

“uncovered a spiritual law” — that I learned a vital key

to releasing God’s power in my life.

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“Oh, Brother Roberson, can you teach me to walk in

power?” Oh, yes, I can. And I don’t care if your name is

Susie Wallpaper or Joe Public either. This key isn’t

reserved for an elect few.

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Just keep on reading this book, and I’ll teach you how to

walk out of everything that Jesus said you’ve been

delivered from. I’ll also teach you how to walk into

everything He said you could be in your life — on

purpose, just because you want to go there! The answer

is just as available to you who want it as the air you

breathe.

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Contending for the Faith

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When the Holy Ghost began to reveal to me the

treasures hidden in the Book of Jude, I realized I had

discovered an important key in my search to know God

in His power. First, I latched onto verse 3:

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Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of

the common salvation, it was needful for me to write

unto you, and exhort you that ye should EARNESTLY

CONTEND FOR THE FAITH which was once delivered

unto the saints.

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I was so excited when I read that we should earnestly

contend for the devil stomping, mountain-moving kind

of faith that was once delivered to the saints. Why was I

so excited? Well, one thing I had learned about God’s

Word was this: God wouldn’t tell me to contend for the

faith without then going on in minute detail to teach me

how to contend. I was on the right trail, tracking down

my answer!

You see, it wasn’t enough to know I should contend for

the faith. The cry of my heart was,“For God’s sake, can

someone teach me how? Don’t wave a delicious steak in

front of my face and then not give it to me!”

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Once I was discussing this passage of Scripture with

another minister, and he asked me,“What is your

background on the subject of faith?”

I answered, “The Word of God is my only background

on the subject of faith. I am a faith man. I take God’s

Word for what it says. I’m not moved by what I see,

hear, or feel. I’m not moved by disease or financial

lack. Only one standard controls my life, and that’s

what the Word of God says about my problem — not the

devil, not the circumstances, only the Word of God.”

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“Well, then,” the man said, “if you believe all that, you

already have more faith than the Early Church had.”

“I beg your pardon,” I replied. “If I’m going to have

more faith than the Early Church had,it seems to me I

am first going to have at least as much! If I remember

correctly, during one of Peter’s revivals, people lay the

sick and dying in the streets near the meeting because

those on whom Peter’s shadow fell were getting healed!

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“Now, correct me if I’m wrong,” I continued, “but I

didn’t notice anyone laying the sick on the street near

this meeting in the hope that our shadow would fall on

them and heal them! It seems to me that we need to

contend for that kind of powerful faith that was once

delivered to those early saints!

”Then in verse 4, Jude tells us what happened to the

mountain-moving faith in which the Early Church

operated:

For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were

before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly

men, turning the grace of our God into

lasciviousness,and denying the only Lord God, and our

Lord Jesus Christ.

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Certain men had crept into the Church unawares.

Whoever these men were, to a large extent they stole

the faith of the Early Church.

So I conducted a study on these men from the Book of

Jude, if for no other reason than to find out what path I

should not take. I didn’t want my faith to suffer the

same fate as the early believers — stolen from me by

dead religion.

Jude compared these ungodly men to raging waves of

the sea, foaming out their own shame…(v. 13). What

was he talking about? Well, a wave rises out of the

ocean, and for a moment, puts on a display of foaming

glory. But just as quickly as it appears, it disappears

back into the sea.

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Jude also compared these men to “wandering stars.”

You and I know these phenomena in the heavens as

shooting stars. All of a sudden, a shooting star will flash

in the night sky in a spectacular blaze of glory and then

quickly disappear back into the darkness from which it

came. Similarly, these wandering stars, after appearing

as bright lights of truth for a short season, would slink

back into the “blackness of darkness” that was reserved

for them forever.

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These men are also called “clouds without water”(v. 12).

Throughout the Bible, water is used as a type of the

Holy Ghost. For instance, we saw earlier that Jesus

likened the Holy Spirit to rivers of living waters,

flowing from our innermost being (John 7:38).

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So these clouds without water were men who stole the

power of God from the Early Church.They crept in

unawares, using doctrines of men to steal the faith of

believers until there was no faith left — until the

Church plunged into the Dark Ages, having lost her

faith to a large extent for hundreds of years. No wonder

Jude compared these men to clouds without water!

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In a drought, a cloud without water may come over the

horizon looking promising. It may put on a good show

as it drifts overhead. But when it comes to producing

needed rain, that cloud is powerless to do so because it

has no water.

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So the first criterion to walking in the power of God is

that I must be a cloud with water. In other words,I must

be filled with the Holy Spirit. But evidently, just having

the Holy Spirit isn’t enough.

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I used to think that the baptism in the Holy Ghost was

all I needed to automatically see God’s power released

in my life. Wrong. I know people who have been

baptized in the Holy Ghost for forty years. But if you

measured the power of the Holy Spirit by the fruit of

their lives, you would come to the conclusion that the

Holy Spirit had no power at all!

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I finally came to the conclusion that even though I was

a cloud with water — even though I had been filled with

the Holy Spirit — there still must be something I had to

do to walk in God’s power. Just having the Holy Spirit

wasn’t enough. There had to be a way to release Him on

the inside of me. There had to be a way to get all that

Holy Ghost power out of my spirit and onto the

problems that needed to be overcome.

At times as I sat in a service listening to a minister

preaching the Gospel, I wanted to raise my hand and

say, “Excuse me, Mister Evangelist, but the Holy Spirit

you’re talking about —the One who moved on the face

of the deep — is He the same One who now abides on

the inside of me?”

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“Why, yes, Son,” he would say.

“Well, then, Mister Preacher, could you please tell me

how to get all that power out of my spirit and loosed on

the problem? Because until now, the common cold has

whipped me!”

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I knew there had to be a way to release the power on

the inside of me — and later, I found out there is! And it

is just as deliberate and as power-releasing as you want

it to be in your life!

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

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ACTS 29 TODAY

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The Edification Process

Are you beginning to grasp just how wide and deep and

high this subject of tongues really is? Well, there is

much more territory to explore! Let me take you

further now into the edification process that occurs as

you allow the Holy Spirit to pray through you.

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What Does It Mean To Edify Your Spirit?

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First Corinthians 14:4 tells us what happens when we

pray in tongues for any amount of time:

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue EDIFIETH

HIMSELF; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

The word “edification” is derived from the word

“edifice,” which means a massive, magnificent building.

So when you pray in tongues, you are actually erecting

a superstructure, a divine operation, on the inside of

your spirit to house the anointing of God and to qualify

you for your divine calling.

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Most of the time when ministers preach on the subject

of tongues, they emphasize the fact that when you pray

in tongues, you charge up your spirit the way you would

charge up a battery in the natural. They tell you that

your spirit is actually receiving a spiritual charge, a

tangible force or anointing something like electricity.

Then later when you lay hands on someone, that

tangible force goes “pow!” and the power of God goes

into that person to heal, deliver, and set free.

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Well, that’s true as far as it goes. However, before that

tangible anointing is manifested through a person, he

must go through the edification process that causes it to

manifest. No to many Christians seem to know anything

about that process. Often they think that they receives

some kind of “magical” charge from praying in tongues

that will immediately begin to operate through them.

I used to believe like that. I thought God would anoint

me just as I was. Little did I know that He wasn’t at all

intending to leave me in my carnal state! That isn’t

what edification is all about.

I remember what a surprise it was to me when the Lord

started to use me after I had spent several months

praying in my prayer closet. The second meeting I ever

held, the Holy Spirit prompted me to call a woman out

of the audience. I was scared; this was all new to me. I

told the woman, “Ma’am, you have something wrong

with your body, and God wants to heal you.”

Then I laid my hands on both sides of her face, closed

my eyes, and began to pray my hardest prayer. But in

the middle of my prayer, this lady left! Talk about

humiliating! I was too embarrassed to open my eyes.

Here I was, standing in front of a crowd of people, and

the woman I was praying for had just left!

When I had exhausted everything I could think of to

pray and finally got brave enough too pen my eyes, I

looked around to see where the woman had gone — and

there she was lying on the floor! I thought, Oh, Lord,

look at that! That must be what it means to receive a

charge from praying in the Holy Ghost!I didn’t know

what to do. But when the woman got back on her feet,

she was healed!

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For a long time, that was all I thought being edified in

the Holy Ghost meant God was charging up my spirit,

pouring a powerful anointing into me to use when

ministering to others. But as I kept praying in tongues, I

began to realize that there was much, much more to

this edification process than anyone had ever told me.

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The Devil Can’t Understand the Mysteries

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Some people wonder what effect we are having on the

devil and his plans when we pray in tongues for

edification. One thing we are not doing is ordering the

devil around. He doesn’t even understand what we are

saying.

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I…I…I…DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

The Word says that when a man prays in an unknown

tongue, he isn’t talking to men; he is speaking with God

(1 Cor. 14:2). If I don’t understand what I am praying,

why would it be the devil’s business to know? Why

would God allow him to have the upper hand on me? If

the devil understands the mysteries and I don’t, then he

has an edge on me.

That’s why I can’t accept the idea that the devil can

understand us when we pray in tongues. When we

begin to pray in tongues for personal edification, we

enter into a holy “closet,” and our born-again,

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spirit is locked in a divine communication with God

Himself. It is a personal communication, a holy

communion, and the devil cannot enter there.

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If I were to call the President of the United States and

he personally answered the telephone, you would find

me passed out on the floor from shock! The President is

much too busy of a man to talk to me.

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On the other hand, my Heavenly Father is continually

administrating over the life of every believer both in

Heaven and on earth. Yet when I speak with tongues, I

immediately enter into divine communication with God

Himself. He picks up the “red telephone” on the other

end and says, “I know that’s you, Roberson, and I know

what you want. And because the Holy Ghost in His

wisdom is praying this prayer in your stead, I want you

to know that the answer is on its way — and there is

nothing the devil can do about it!”

That’s why the devil hates praying in tongues — because

he has absolutely no idea what we’re saying to God, and

it makes him nervous!

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Why doesn’t he understand? Well, look back at the

temple built under the Old Covenant.Within the temple

was the outer court, where the people sacrificed to God;

the inner court,where the priest offered sacrifices to

God on behalf of the people; and finally, the Holy of

Holies, where God’s Presence dwelt. Only the high

priest was allowed in the Holy of Holies once a year to

present the blood sacrifice for the Israelite people.

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If the devil had ever had the audacity to try to break

through that veil and penetrate the Holy of Holies, he

never would have made it. It was completely out of his

jurisdiction; he had no access there. The temple is a

shadow or type of the believer. As a believer, my body

is the temple of God because the Holy Spirit has come

and made His abode on the inside of me. My flesh is the

outer court; my soul the inner court. But my born-

again, recreated spirit is a type of the Holy of Holies —

and nobody, but nobody except my High Priest is

allowed inside there.

So when I pray in tongues, Satan has no idea what God

is saying to me. Why? Because the Holy Spirit creates

that supernatural language within my Holy of Holies,

and it is outside of all satanic jurisdiction.

I know a man whose sister was in a car accident. She

was transported to the hospital, her life hanging by a

thread. This man was a faith man. As he headed for the

hospital as fast as he could drive, he confessed over and

over, “My sister will live and not die;

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she will live and not die!”But every time this man

would make his confession, “She’ll live and not die,”

something would shatter his emotions so badly that it

just shook him up from the top of his head to the

bottom of his feet. Then the thought would hit, She’ll

die!This happened again and again as the man sped

toward the hospital. It was really shaking him up.

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Then suddenly through the gift of the discerning of

spirits, God opened this man’s spiritual eyes. (The

discerning of spirits allows you to see into the realm of

the spirit, whether angels or demons.)

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When God opened this man’s eyes, he saw two demons

— one sitting on his left shoulder,the other on his right.

Every time the man would make his confession, “She’ll

live and not die,”one demon would scream through his

ear to the other demon, “She’ll die! She’ll die!”

Then the Lord spoke to the man in his spirit: “Make

your confession, and then begin to praying tongues.” So

the man made his confession one more time and began

to pray in tongues. After a while, one of the demons

looked around the back of the man’s head at the other

demon and said, “ What do you think he’s saying?”

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The other devil said, “I don’t know, but is it burning you

the way it’s burning me?”“Yes,” the other demon

answered. “Do you think we should leave?” So they left.

And you may as well know, the man’s sister lived and

did not die!

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

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ACTS 29 TODAY

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The Anointing Within: Inoculation Against Deception

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I’ll tell you another important benefit of becoming

familiar with the way God communicates: When you go

into a meeting where someone is teaching false

doctrine, that wrong teaching won’t be able to

penetrate into your spirit. You’ll be able to discern

what is going on as you sit in a meeting. Is the devil

attacking the service and the Holy Ghost fighting for it?

Or is a“wolf” behind the pulpit, trying to steal the wool

off the sheep?

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You see, developing the ability to discern what is not

true, even if it is spoken from behind the pulpit, is one

of the first results of consistently praying in tongues.

Praying in tongues is an inoculation against deception.

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SEE, TONGUES IS NOT FOR TODAY

Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit came, He would

guide us into all truth (John 16:13). No wonder John

later said this about the Holy Spirit:

These things have I written unto you concerning them

that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have

received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that

any man teach you: but as THE SAME ANOINTING

TEACHETH YOU of all things, and IS TRUTH, AND IS NO

LIE, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in

him.— 1 John 2:26,27

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YOUR BEST TEACHER

What did John mean when he said that you have no

need that any man teach you? Well,the truth is, most

deception takes place behind the pulpit. That’s where

great religious movements are born that deny half of

the Bible. For instance, when the devil talks church

leaders into removing the right to speak in tongues out

of their bylaws, that particular denomination takes a

step into deception.

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Just because someone stands behind a pulpit doesn’t

make him right. He is only right if his teaching lines up

with the Word of God. Truth is truth and stands by its

own merit.

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So how are we going to know when someone is teaching

wrong doctrine, whether intentionally or out of

ignorance? By the anointing inside of us that is truth

and does not bear witness to lies.

In the legalistic, ultra-Holiness church where I was first

born again, the people would do all sorts of things to

raise money for the church, such as selling

“anointed”pieces of a cutup preaching tent (I was first

in line to buy one of those!), “anointed” oil, water from

the Jordan River,and even wallets that were never

supposed to go empty. (I went broke buying that wallet

— and then I even lost the wallet!) Or sometimes we

were told to give a love offering to prove God for our

lost loved ones or to have a visiting prophet prophesy

over us.

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But the Gospel is not for merchandising, and none of

the things of God are for sale —absolutely none of

them. So after praying in tongues every day for a year, I

went back to visit my old Holiness friends. But when

they started using the familiar “gimmick” tactics,

urging the congregation to give a love offering to “buy”

some coveted blessing, my spirit went dead. I thought,

What’s wrong with me? I used to get all excited just like

everyone else when they talked about this kind of thing.

Have I back slidden without knowing it?

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No, I hadn’t back slidden. The Spirit of Truth inside of

me, my Teacher who cannot lie and bears witness only

to the truth, had been activated through many hours of

praying in tongues. He was causing me to discern the

lies that had deceived me in the past but could not

deceive me anymore.

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This is just one more reason why I strongly disagree

with people who say that if you pray too much in

tongues, you’ll get “weird.” A person who makes a

statement like that is void of understanding. He would

never say such a thing if he understood the role this

basic gift plays in hearing the voice of God and

becoming familiar with the channel through which He

speaks. No one who loves people would deliberately

deprive the Body of Christ of such a blessing!

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The Candle of the Lord

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Let’s look at one more scripture regarding how the Holy

Spirit communicates with us. Proverbs 20:27 has

something profound to say about the subject:

The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all

the inward parts of the belly.

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What an incredible statement! My human spirit is the

part of me that is created in God’s image; it is the

candle of God. In other words, it is the part of me that

the Holy Spirit ignites to illuminate my understanding

of Himself, imparting unto me revelation knowledge.

What do we do with a candle? We don’t have much use

for one in a bright room. We light a candle when the

room is dark. We put it on a tabletop, and it throws

illumination into the entire room.

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With God’s candle, our spirit man, the Holy Spirit

searches out all the inward parts of the belly — all the

dark places in our lives that need the light of His truth.

This is the same searching process that takes place in us

as we pray in tongues. He who searches the heart knows

the mind of God and makes intercession for us

according to the will of God (Rom. 8:27).

The Holy Spirit teaches us everything we cannot

discern. He shows us mysteries and divine secrets we

need to know about God and His ways. He is our first

and foremost Teacher.

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If we let the Holy Ghost teach us, at times we will enter

into different realms of anointing s during prayer, such

as tongues for interpretation or the deep groaning s of

intercession. There will be times when He will teach us

mysteries during our prayer vigils. But no matter what

happens in prayer, we will always come out the

beneficiary if we yield our “candle” to the Holy Spirit,

allowing Him to illuminate our inmost parts with the

light of His truth.

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You have desired to know Me. You have desired the

intimacy of the Spirit that can only come through

edification and worship.

Hear what the Spirit would say. For I desire to

fellowship with you. I desire to operate through you in

My power so that others might be blessed.

Come aside and come up higher. Begin to fellowship

with Me, and I will begin to fellowship with you.

And even though the path grows narrower, I will take

you into a holy communion with Myself, for it is

through My fellowship with you that your hunger and

thirst is quenched.(word given thru Dave Roberson)

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

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What You Have That the Old Testament Saints Didn’t

As you begin to pray out the mysteries of Christ in other

tongues, what happens? You open up the channel. Now

you can experience direct communication with God —

something the Old Testament saints longed for but

couldn’t experience.

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Jesus said concerning John the Baptist that there had

never been born of a woman a greater prophet than

John (Matt. 11:11). I read that years ago and thought,

How can that be? What about Elijah? John the Baptist

didn’t have the miracles in his ministry that Elijah had.

 

I thought Elijah was quite a great prophet. Think about

what he accomplished in his ministry: raising the dead,

stopping armies with fire from Heaven, flying off in a

chariot. Those are some great exploits! But Jesus said

that John the Baptist was greater. Why? John didn’t

perform miracles. All he did was eat wild locusts and

honey and tell people to repent.

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So why would Jesus say that about John the Baptist?

Because of all the prophets under the Old Covenant,

this man had more knowledge of Christ than any of

them. God chose him to be the forerunner who would

preach about the coming Messiah.

Then Jesus made an even more remarkable statement.

He said that the least in the Kingdom of God is greater

than John the Baptist! Imagine — Mary Wallpaper and

Joe Public are greater than the greatest prophet under

the Old Covenant!

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Why is that? Because the prophets of old weren’t born

again. They hadn’t received the new nature or the

baptism in the Holy Spirit. They didn’t have unlimited

access to God. But as a tongue-talking, praying

believer, you do!

When we were born again and received the nature of

God, the most important thing we received was the

capacity to understand spiritual things. That’s why

Heaven sent us the Teacher of all teachers to come and

make sure we attained the discernment, wisdom, and

understanding of everything that God is.

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I have the Teacher living inside of me, and my channel

is open. Now He is going to teach me how to go all the

way in to attain the highest God has for me.

He has bypassed all the trash in the soul and the flesh

and has deposited Himself in my “power plant,” my

spirit man. Now He says, “I want to teach this man his

authority in Christ. He keeps praying in tongues, so he

must want Me to teach him about it!

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“So I’m going to bring his new nature forward with all

the authority that has been given to him. And anything

in the flesh or soul realm that gets in the way is going to

end up looking like it’s in the undertow of the Titanic!”

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The Four Ways The Holy Spirit Communicates

Having located the channel through which God speaks

to us, let’s discuss the four basic ways the Holy Spirit

uses that channel to communicate.

First, He communicates by the inner witness.

The Bible says that the Kingdom of God, which is within

us, is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost

(Rom. 14:17). The Holy Spirit who dwells inside of us is a

continual Source of absolute peace. He will continually

pour His peace throughout our being if we will let Him.

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Therefore, the inner witness is often manifested as a

disruption to that flow of God’s peace,alerting us to a

wrong turn, a problem, an obstacle, etc.

Second, the Holy Spirit communicates by revelation.

The reason God communicates with our spirit and not

our physical mind or intellect is that our spiritual mind

has the capacity to receive and store millions of bits of

information per second. That kind of reception is in

God’s class!

When the Holy Spirit speaks to us in our native

language, He has slowed Himself down to ultra-slow

motion, such as the way a camera is set when filming a

plant’s growth. That’s what it’s like for the Holy Spirit

when He has to slow down to speak to us in the

language we understand.

So the Holy Spirit loves to communicate by revelation.

He likes to encapsulate an entire revelation and send it

through that same channel. All of a sudden, the

revelation hits your spirit and explodes outward. You

receive the entire revelation in a hundredth of a

second.

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WOW I SEE IT, I KNOW WHAT TO DO

For instance, you may be praying in the Holy Ghost,

meditating on the Word regarding a pressing problem

in your business. All of a sudden a revelation capsule

explodes inside and you exclaim, “My gosh! I know

what to do for the next ten years! And I got it in half a

second!”

So you call all your business partners together, and it

takes you fifteen days to lay out the plan you received

in a half a second by revelation. Why? Because your

spirit has to feed one little piece of revelation

knowledge at a time to your intellect, which then

converts it to your native language.

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Do you want to increase these types of experiences in

your life? Then spend time praying in the Spirit. You

will keep the channel wide open and promote peace

and edification in every area of life.

Third, the Holy Spirit communicates by the audible voice.

You may be thinking about something else, when

suddenly He says something in your spirit that seems

audible to you. You hear it as clearly as if someone

were standing next to you speaking.

I wish God would communicate to me this way all the

time so I could hear Him that clearly. But He doesn’t. In

fact, I have only heard God audibly one time in my

entire life — at the Kathryn Kuhlman meeting that I

related earlier. He called my name three times and

then said something to me about my ministry.

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Other than that one time, the Lord has always

communicated to me inside of my spirit. I twas just a

matter of developing my ability to know when it was

Him and when it wasn’t.

The fourth and less common way that the Holy Spirit communicates is by vision.

For example, the Lord sometimes communicates to me

through what I call “teaching visions.” These types of

visions assist me at times in understanding the Word of

God.

I usually only receive these teaching visions when I am

praying in tongues while meditating on the Word, or

when a strong anointing comes on me as I’m testifying

or preaching. When the visions occur, they explode

across my mind with lightning speed.

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So whether by inner witness, revelation, audible voice,

or vision, the Holy Spirit always communicates through

the same channel — that supernatural doorway into

another world. Our part is to open that channel by

praying in the Holy Ghost so we can begin to learn how

to discern the voice of God.

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GOD BLESS YOU, UNTIL NEXT TIME, REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR ME AND SHARE THESE TEACHINGS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN, THEY ARE LIFE CHANGING.

LARRY

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Identify the Channel of Communication

 

In the natural, you don’t hear with your ear one day

and with your big toe the next. In the same way, your

spiritual anatomy isn’t designed for God to

communicate with different parts of your spirit man

depending on what day it is. Every time God talks to

you, He will communicate through the same channel.

Therefore, if you can isolate and identify that channel,

you can open a door to a spiritual treasure house that

no man can close.

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When we hear God’s voice, it seems as if it comes from

somewhere deep down in the center of our being and

rises to our mind. Most of us have enough sense to

know it doesn’t originate in our natural mind; it comes

up to our mind.

I always wondered where that deep inner well was that

God’s voice came from. I wanted to discover how to

uncap and monitor it so I could listen to the Holy Spirit

on purpose, just because I wanted to hear Him.

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Well, in First Corinthians 14:14, it says that if I, Dave

Roberson, pray in an unknown tongue, my human spirit

is doing the praying under the influence of the Holy

Spirit. I came to realize that if that’s true, then

somewhere within my spirit the Holy Spirit has to bring

that supernatural language into existence and then

deposit it in my spirit. A transfer of those tongues has

to take place from the Person of the Holy Spirit to my

human spirit. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be me doing the

praying.

The Lord once gave me an inner vision to show me how

the Holy Spirit transfers His super-natural language to

my spirit. In the vision, I saw the outer man and the

inner man. The outer man, the fleshly man, was the

darkest of the figures. The soul was another shade

lighter, and the spirit man was absolutely light.

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I saw the Holy Spirit literally creating or bringing into

existence His supernatural language in my spiritual

mind, which was actually encased within the natural

mind of my outer man.

What science has labeled the subconscious is actually

the spiritual mind. Scientists say that it possesses

incredible ability that far exceeds the operational

capacity of the physical brain.

So when the Holy Spirit creates His supernatural

language in you, those tongues originate way down

deep in your spirit and then come up into the recesses

of your spiritual mind, which lies within your physical

mind. This explains the fact that when the Holy Spirit

speaks, it is not a surface speaking. It comes from the

depths of that spiritual mind and bursts outwardly into

your intellect.

That’s why if you don’t let the tongues come out of your

mouth, those supernatural words will bypass your

mouth and drift up to your thoughts, and you’ll “hear”

the tongues in your natural mind.

Now, as long as you let the supernatural language that

the Holy Spirit creates come out of your mouth, your

mind is free to think of other things. For instance, I’ve

made it a regular practice to read the Word while I pray

in tongues.

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But what if you stop that flow and stop speaking those

tongues out? Can you pray in tongues in your mind? Not

effectively, because you actually complete the channel

of prayer by allowing the Holy Spirit’s language to come

out of your mouth.

If you don’t speak out that language (and it can be just a

quiet whispering under your breath), eventually your

mind will shift over to something else and dismiss the

tongues, and you’ll find you have stopped praying. You

have cut short the flow of prayer coming through God’s

channel of communication.

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The Door to Another World

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When you pray in tongues, you immediately put

yourself in the Spirit, because you open the door to

another world. You have opened the channel to your

own human spirit, giving your-self direct contact with

the Holy Spirit. So let’s isolate the door through which

God’s voice comes so you can recognize when He is

speaking to you.

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After the vision that showed me how the Holy Spirit

transfers His language to the human spirit, the Lord

instructed me to do something very unusual. (During

this experience, I was under a heavy anointing,

unaware of my physical surroundings. It sounded like

His voice was coming from everywhere.)

He said, “Son, now I want you to learn to locate the

channel through which I communicate with you.” (Most

of us operate out of that channel without any idea

where it is!)

Then the Lord instructed me, “Pray in tongues for a

while.” I obeyed until He told me to stop. Then He said,

“Now listen.”

As I kept quiet and listened, the tongues continued to

come up from my spirit and explode across my

intellect. Even though I wasn’t speaking the tongues out

of my mouth, I could “hear”them loud in my mind. I

realized then that the channel through which the Holy

Spirit creates His supernatural language is the same

channel through which He brings revelation,

visions,prophecy, and so forth, to my mind.

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Get Acquainted With God’s Channel Of Communication

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I’ll tell you the truth — the only reason I can teach on

these matters in detail is that the Holy Spirit taught

them first to me in detail. And He couldn’t have done

that unless the channel of communication between me

and God had opened up so I could accurately discern

His voice.

You see, it is as you pray in tongues that the channel is

actually opened through which God communicates.

This is what happens when tongues for interpretation

operates. The tongues open the channel for what is

about to come. Once that channel is open, the Holy

Spirit can send the interpretation through in the same

manner He sent the tongues.

Then the more you pray in the Holy Ghost, the more

familiar you become with that channel and the greater

your ability to recognize when God comes across the

same channel with a vision or with revelation

knowledge in your native language.

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As you consistently give yourself to praying in tongues,

that channel of communication will become

increasingly clear and definite. You’ll find it easier and

easier to enter into the rest of faith as you learn to shut

out the world and hear the voice of God within. It won’t

be long before you’ll immediately know the difference

between mental energy and the inspiration of the Holy

Spirit.

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But if you’re not consistently allowing the Holy Spirit to

create that supernatural language in your spirit as you

speak it out of your mouth, it will become much more

difficult to shut out The external circumstances. You

won’t find it easy at all to monitor your spirit for what

God maybe saying to you.

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As I faithfully kept praying in tongues, I learned how to

listen to that channel. I know now where His voice

comes from. I know where visions come from that burst

suddenly across my mind. I also know where revelation

knowledge comes from, because all of these things

originate in the same part of my spirit.

I know how to shut down in the middle of all kinds of

chaos and monitor that channel through which God

communicates. I may receive an inner witness, a check

or warning signal, or a vision. I may hear Him speak to

me in English. No matter what turmoil is going on

around me, I can shut it out and wait for whatever I

need to come through that channel of divine

communication — and you can do the same!

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LARRY

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The Channel Through Which The Holy Spirit Speaks

 

We can never receive enough teaching on an

intellectual level to make us victorious in

life. Therefore, if we don’t learn to fellowship with the

Godhead in the realm of the Spirit, we will never

progress very far in fulfilling our divine call.

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We’ve seen that it’s our awesome privilege to have the

third Person of the Godhead living inside us to oversee

God’s plan for our personal lives. But in order to take

advantage of the Holy Spirit’s expert leadership, we

have to understand how He communicates with us as

we pray in other tongues.

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You see, the Holy Spirit always speaks through the same

channel. We need to become familiar with that channel

so we can differentiate His voice from every other

voice, thought,and impression.

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First, we must understand that God always communes

with our spirit. If we don’t know how to identify the

difference between God communing with our spirit and

the devil fooling with our mind, we will walk in the

wrong direction most of the time. Why? Because the

devil has studied mankind for six thousand years, and

he has learned some unique ways to set us up and keep

us walking around in circles in our lives.

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WAIT..WHAT? WHOSE FOOTPRINTS ARE THESE?

—————-The Spirit, Soul, and Body of Man——————-

In order to discern the voice of the Holy Spirit in your

daily life, you first have to understand the operation of

the spirit, soul, and body of man.

I have sat under many teachers on this subject. Most

isolate all the verses they can pertaining to the spirit,

the soul, and the body. Then they may draw three little

circles on a chalk-board and outline the characteristics

of the three parts of man, saying, “This is your

spirit.This is your soul. And this is your body.

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I didn’t have too much trouble understanding the

operation and characteristics of the body. But I had a

hard time grasping the difference between the soul and

the spirit.

According to the great Bible teachers of our day, the

soul consists of a person’s mind or intellect, his will,

and his emotional faculties. It is the part of man that

needs to be renewed by the Word. I totally agreed with

this. And I knew that when man’s spirit departs from

his body, his soul goes with him. But beyond that, I

couldn’t quite understand how man’s spirit fit into the

picture.

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So as I tried to understand this subject, I asked God,

“Lord, what is the difference between me and a dog?”

Now, I like dogs, but they don’t have a spirit. They don’t

go to Heaven the way people do.

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Animals do exist in Heaven, but they didn’t go from

here to there. They were created in Heaven. They live

there. As far as anyone knows, animals born here on

earth just return back to the dust after they die. But

evidently, dogs do have a soul, because they have

intellect, emotions, and a will. So what is the difference

between a dog’s soul and mine? It is this: My soul finds

immortality within an immortal spirit.

When God created my emotions, my will, and my

intellect, He held these forces in His hand and said,

“This is the soul of man.” But within what confines

would He house these forces that make up the essence

of who I am?

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This is where the operation of the spirit came in. God

created these forces that make up the soul and placed

them in an eternal substance called the spirit. It is the

immortal spirit encompassing the soul that gives the

soul its eternal nature.

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—————-Characteristics of Man’s Spirit———————

We can gain some insight into the spirit of man by

looking at what Jesus said in Luke16:19-22:

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in

purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every

day:

And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which

was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed

with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table:

more-over the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was

carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich

man also died, and was buried.

Even though the rich man died and was buried — even

though his flesh or his body was in the grave — in verse

23 it says that his spirit went somewhere else:

And IN HELL he lift up HIS EYES, being in torments, and

SEETH Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his

bosom.

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There it is in black and white — the spirit man has

eyes!

Notice it also says that the rich man was “in torments.”

That is speaking of strong emotions. So the rich man’s

spirit man also had emotions.

Now look at verse 24:

And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on

me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his

finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am

tormented in this flame.

My goodness, people in Heaven have fingers, and

people in hell have tongues! We better think about this

for a moment. Either our spirit man possesses all the

rest of the body parts as well, or there is a bunch of

spiritual tongues and eyeballs lying around in hell

while spiritual fingers float around Heaven!

It stands to reason that if my spirit man has a spiritual

finger, tongue, and a pair of eyes, he also has every

other body part as well. That is basic.

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In fact, let’s take it a step further. If I were to separate

my inner man from my outer man and leave the two

standing next to each other, my physical body and my

spirit man would look a lot alike  except for the fact

that my spirit would be without defects. In fact, all the

defects that were programmed into the human race

when Adam fell would be gone.

Now, if my outer man were to hold up his finger and

say, “What is my finger made out of?”you would say,

“It’s made out of flesh.” If you answered in more detail,

you’d say, “It’s made of cells, blood, bone, and many

small compounds.”

Well, if my physical man is made out of physical

material that you can name, what about my spirit man?

What if my inner man held up his finger — which the

passage in Luke 16 proves the spirit man has — and

asked, “What is my finger made out of?” You would

say,“Well, uh, a heavenly substance. Hmmm, let’s see

—spirit.” You wouldn’t be able to break it down any

further.

So my inner man fills my outer man finger for finger,

hand for hand, arm for arm, leg for leg. I have physical

eyes and spiritual eyes. My spiritual eyeball fills my

physical eyeball.

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Let’s take this a step further. Within my inner man is

the nature of the new creation, containing such

spiritual forces as love, peace, joy, and dominion. The

inner man is my stabilizer in life. He never fluctuates

up and down. His only inclination is to go up higher in

the realm of God.

The part of me that fluctuates between up and down is

the emotional make-up of my soul through which my

spirit man operates. My emotions want to go to the

highs of extreme happiness one day and to the lows of

deep depression the next. But my spirit man never

wants to go anywhere but up into the high places with

God.

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My inner man fits into my outer man, and one day my

old outer man is going to say, “I quit.” At that moment, I

— my spirit man — will step out of my body and go

home to Heaven. It will be glorious!So I have a spiritual

brain that fits into and operates through my natural

brain in this physical body. It is within my spiritual

brain that the soul is housed.

from the book THE WALK OF THE SPIRIT THE WALK OF POWER–DAVE ROBERSON

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NEXT WEEK—-IDENTIFYING THE CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION

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UNTIL NEXT TIME

LARRY

 

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Watering the Seed of God’s Plan

Don’t you wish there was a Book of Roberson, a Book of

Larry….(insert your name!), that followed the Book of

Revelation? If there was, I could look up the chapter

that represented the particular year I was living: “Let

me see, this is the fifty-third year of my life, so I’ll turn

to the fifty-third chapter. Look here, I’m supposed to go

to this city and preach at this church next month. Glory

be to God, thank You, Father, for the Book of Roberson

that has Your plan for my life in it!”

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There is no such book in the Bible. But such a book does

exist! The moment you were born again and the Holy

Spirit came to dwell within you, that book was

deposited on the inside of your spirit. That book is

God’s perfect will for your life in seed form.

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On the inside of that seed is the “DNA” programming

for God’s entire plan for you. And if you’ll yield to the

Holy Spirit, He will bring forth its contents, causing it to

grow into a strong, deeply rooted tree of blessing and

divine purpose. He will continually work God’s plan,

searching your heart moment by moment and praying

the will of God for your life way out ahead of you.

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You see, the leadership of the Holy Spirit is not a whim

or a passing thought. When you’re following His

direction, your life will not be like this: “Oh, I think God

wants me to go to that city tomorrow.” Then the next

day, “Oh, I’m not sure whether or not He wants me to

go.” And the following day, “Oh, I think He really does

want me to go.”

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The Holy Spirit doesn’t run things the way a natural

man does. He doesn’t play with your life. He is out for

your success! But you have to cooperate with Him by

allowing Him to pray through you.

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When Jesus said that out of your innermost being shall

flow rivers of living water (John7:38), He was speaking

of the Holy Ghost. So the more you pray in the Holy

Ghost, the more you water the seed that contains God’s

plan. As you continue to pray and sow to the Spirit, you

will eventually reap from the Spirit, for the seed will

sprout and grow into the will and the direction of God

for your life. The more the seed grows, the more

prevalent God’s plan will become.

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As you continue to walk after the Spirit, that divine

direction will become so strong in your life that it will

be almost impossible for you to walk in the wrong

direction. God’s direction will no longer be hard to

catch; it will be hard to miss. You will literally have to

get past God to fail!

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God’s wisdom and guidance will gradually consume and

overtake you, until the voice of the Holy Spirit becomes

louder than the enemy who surrounds you with

adverse circumstances and proclaims you are going to

fail. And at every level of God’s plan that you attain, the

anointing of His Spirit will be there to give you the

grace to fulfill His perfect will.

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I’m telling you, the devil is so afraid that you’re going to

get hold of this message and run with it. I don’t think

you have any idea how afraid the devil is of prayer. You

see, he knows he has only one chance to keep you from

fulfilling the purpose you were born to fulfill: He has to

get you out of prayer so that you stop allowing the Holy

Spirit to work God’s plan for you. Other than that

strategy, the devil doesn’t have a chance, because

greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world

(1 John 4:4)!

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‘Well Done’

So why is it so vitally important that you learn how to

release the power of the Holy Spirit in your life to walk

in God’s perfect will? Because just as sure as you

breathe, at the appointed moment in God’s time scale

that all creation has longed for, Jesus will split the

eastern sky at the sound of a great trumpet.

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On that day, when you behold Jesus face to face, what

will He say to you? Will you be able to stand there

knowing that you chose to believe in God enough to

abandon your life to Him while it still made a

difference? If so, you will hear the words, “You did a job

well done, My good and faithful servant.”

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I’m trying to help you understand the value of the

Lamb’s reward for fulfilling your call.On the day you

stand before the Master, you will trade everything you

possess for just one nod of approval, one look from His

eyes, that says, “Well done.” You will trade it all to know

that He knows the hell you went through to give your

whole life to your call; He sees the multitudes you took

home to Heaven with you. Nothing can replace that

reward.

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Someone may say, “But I don’t have time to pray.” Of

course, you don’t, because you’ve never taken your

Holy Ghost “calculator” and calculated what your lack

of prayer has cost your character and your life. If you

ever did, you’d say instead, “I don’t have time not to

pray!”

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Whatever you are not doing, you are not doing it

because you don’t want to. If you aren’t praying as you

should, the reason is simple: you don’t want to.

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“Well, I have a career. I don’t have time to pray that

much.” But you are in that situation because it is what

you chose.“Can I have a career and a strong prayer life

as well?” You don’t know what a career is until you

release the Holy Spirit to help you fulfill it by His

power.

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You have a call. No one else has it. God would have to

arrange something else for the Body of Christ if you

failed to find and fulfill what God has called you to do.

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But you can find your divine call. You’re still on this

earth; you’re still breathing. You still have the

opportunity to release the Holy Spirit in prayer to help

you find and fulfill God’s perfect will for your life. Are

you going to let your lazy flesh cheat you out of hearing

those words,“Well done”? I don’t think so!

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(FROM DAVE ROBERSON’S BOOK THE WALK OF THE SPIRIT THE WALK OF POWER)

 

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For you desire to be led by the Spirit.You desire to be

led from this natural place to that natural place.But

know this: Long before I lead you to be a force for Me in

the natural,I begin to lead you in the spiritual.For I lead

you from glory to glory,from a place of unrest to a place

of rest so that when I give you what I would have you

do, it will stand the fire and pass the test.So enter into

My grace.You have yet to experience the best that I

have. For it is a place of rest, saith the Spirit of Grace.

(word given by the HOLY SPIRIT thru DAVE ROBERSON)

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until next time

Larry

 

 

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