Help Has Arrived!
By Joni Ames
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth.
“When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” (John 16:13)
I constantly pray, “Holy Spirit,”@
you are the Spirit of Truth, please reveal the truth to me.”
He’s also The Helper.
“I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever.” (John 14:16)
There are a lot of truths that are being revealed in this time. Some that are not so comfortable. But the Helper is here and is aiding us in understanding as well as bringing peace and comfort to our hearts as He helps us to make it through.
God is Love. (1 John 4:8) He isn’t anger and hatred. The enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Jesus has came to give us life that is more abundant than we’ve so far known.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
The enemy of our souls is all about trying to bring discord and division in our lives and lnation in this season. Those who are being used to do so are in deep trouble with God.
“These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” (Proverbs 6:16-19)
I may have opinions but I don’t hate you because you have a different one. In fact, I would defend your right to have your own opinion. And most of the time I would just keep my mouth shut about it for the sake of peace.
However, me saying that is not to be confused with issues of abortion or homosexuality or lying, which are clearly against the Word of God.
We are in a time when clear lines are being drawn. God is re-setting His Plumbline - The Word of God - in our nation.
When that happens, the battle between God’s good and the enemy’s evil gets real.
Jesus said, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34)
But choose your battles wisely. Some things just don’t matter. They certainly are not worth destroying friendships. Guard against getting touchy and argumentative over personal opinions. Such as mask or no mask, etc.
One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
We do have the ability to control the words of our mouth. Even if we don’t want to.
This year on the Jewish calendar is 5781. The number one refers to silence. The Lord gave me a whole article about listening first to the Lord and asking him what we should say before speaking. (eepurl.com/heeOCX)
“It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
In that scripture the word “works” comes from the root word “energon” which means “energize,” and the word “will” means “want to.“ so looking at it in that light it means:
“It is God who energizes us to want to and to do His good pleasure.”
Awesome huh? We can trust God to give us the energy and the “want to” so that we do good - even when we don’t “want” to! How cool is that?!
You are not in this alone. The Helper has come. He’s the Paraclete, (John 14:26), derivative of paráklētos, adjective meaning, "called to one's aid.”
“The Helper (comforter, Paraclete), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
He’s right there with you. Trust Him. He will give you Truth and help you to digest and handle it. He will energize you and help you to keep your cool in the midst of difficult situations and circumstances.
“The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:26)
You were not born in the wrong time. You were supposed to be here. God knew you could be victorious, even in this crazy season.
It’s time to rise and shine and be who God called you to be.
(1) “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
(2) For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.” (Isaiah 60:1-2)
What seems impossible with man is HIM-possible with God. Let’s roll!
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