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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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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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ACTS 29 TODAY

coming to the knowledge of the TRUTH

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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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