THE SPIRIT LIKE A DOVE

For several weeks, I have been sharing with you on the subject of “Jesus Christ and his Granting of Private Interviews”. I continued that topic at this past Sunday’s First Love Gathering Service. You can listen to that message on my podcast. Today, I would like to share with you about “The Spirit like a Dove.” I want you to listen carefully and you will be blessed.

And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.” (John 1:32-33). Today, I am basically sharing with you about operating in the anointing. When I say operating, I mean maneuvering, relating with and walking in step with the Holy Spirit. Now, I am quite sure, because of the reports I have heard, that heaven and the spirit realm are completely different from what we know on earth. So, I realize that that may be the reason why we cannot easily relate with spirits. When the Bible says, the mad man had a legion of demons in him, which is about 6,150 foot soldiers and 725 horsemen, that is a lot of spirits in one person. From that, it seems like spirits do not need much space. So, I am not surprised that God will help us relate with the Holy Spirit by likening him to certain things we can relate with. When you can relate to those things, you can relate with the Holy Spirit. That is why the Bible says that the Spirit was like a bird, specifically, like a dove. So, if we want the Holy Spirit in our lives, then it means that we want something like a dove to descend upon us.

If you want the anointing to come upon you, then you must understand how to relate with God and specifically like the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is different from God and Jesus Christ. And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark…and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;…And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more” (Genesis 8:7-12). Now, the Spirit is very particular about where he lands. You see in this passage, in verse 7, you notice that the raven did not care to land his foot on dead bodies. That is why he was sent and never came back. He was a lost cause. However, the dove was very sensitive. That is why she found no rest for the sole of her feet. The spirit of the dove descends and finds no rest for his foot. Sometimes, God wants to anoint somebody but the dove says “no, not here.” It is all well and good to shout “anointing, fall on me”, but the spirit is sensitive. Sometimes, there is an entire church but the spirit cannot find one person to land on and returns. If you want the Holy Spirit, remember that He is very particular about who he rests on. May you become a person habitable for the spirit like a dove!

Blessings!

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THE VOICE OF THE BIBLE

Sometimes I wonder “is it possible to live a supernatural life in the natural realm?” The answer to this question is yes it is! There are many ways you can continue to live a supernatural life in this natural world.

One way you can maneuver and circumvent in this very accursed system is to be led by the Spirit. The Bible says that as many as are led by the Spirit they become the sons of God or supernatural. When you live a supernatural life, you are guided and led by the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit is working, we sometimes begin to believe that every aspect of our lives become supernatural but that is not the case. As we see in Acts 4, the disciples were still arrested even while being led by the Spirit! However, you must not be confused or question if the Holy Spirit is working when things in the natural realm go bad. I tell you that the Spirit is still at work but so are the laws of the natural world. That is why you must carefully understand and do the right things both in the natural and spirit realm!

We are told in 1 Timothy 3:16 that all scripture is given by inspiration of God. This means that every portion of the Bible is truly God-breathed. Inspired means that there is power behind the words written in the Bible. That is why Jesus stated that the words that He spoke were spirit and life! Words have the power to affect you! That is why you must be able to tell the difference between inspired and uninspired words!

Your life truly changes when you begin to believe that every scripture is inspired by God. There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe that the Bible contains the Word of God and those who believe that the Bible is the Word of God. Which of these people are you? The voice of the Bible must truly be the more important to you than the voice of any pastor, teacher, evangelist or prophet! People are searching for inspired words and we must turn them to the inspired words of the Bible. It is unfortunate that many people have grown up without the inspired words of the Bible and are therefore lonely!!

You must learn to find a scripture to back everything and anything you do and say. That is why your favorite question must be “what verse is that?” Anytime you refer to the Bible to make a decision,  it truly shows that you are led by the voice of the Bible; which is the inspired Word of God. Learn to live in the natural world but under the influence of the Holy Spirit. I see your life transforming under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

Blessings!

 

HOW TO LIVE A SUPERNATURAL LIFE

Do you want to live a supernatural life? Do you want your life to be more than ordinary? If you desire a supernatural life then you must allow yourself to be led by the Holy Spirit! When your life is directed by the Holy Spirit, you become supernatural! You are no longer led by the human direction but by God. How wonderful is that! When you are directed by the Holy Spirit, you must leave the group mentality behind. You must follow God’s directions for your life and not for the group you are following!

When you live a supernatural life, you must inquire of the Lord about everything concerning your life. Throughout the life of King David, inquired of the Lord about all things.” The same way you must ask the Lord for direction in all your ways. Proverbs 3:6 tells us that in all our ways we should acknowledge the Lord, ask, inquire and include Him and He the Lord will bring you to a good place.

“There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.” (1 Corinthinas 14:10). To be led by the Spirit means to listen to the voice of the Spirit. One of the keys to hearing the voice of the Spirit is elimination. Eliminate the many voices in your life then you will know which ones you are listening to. What are some of the voices in the world? The voice of your flesh, the voice of the mind, the voice of the devil, the voice of circumstances (things around you), the voice of the Bible, the voice of your friends, the voice of your parents and many more.

What is the voice of the mind? The voice of the mind is the voice of logic, the voice of what makes sense. You must not follow this voice because we are told that it will surely be destroyed in 1 Corinthians 1:19. In Genesis 3, the voice of logic caused the woman to fall into sin. Do not allow the voice of logic to direct your life. Allow the voice of the Spirit to lead you.

I see you being led by the Spirit of God! May your life be a supernatural one as you embark on this journey into the supernatural.

Blessings!

 

Relationships – 4 Pillars of Divine Relationships

For the past several weeks, I have been preaching a series about developing relationships. It has truly been a blessing to me and I also believe it has been a blessing to those who have had an opportunity to hear these messages.

This week, I continued on the subject of relationships by speaking about the four pillars of divine relationships. Relationships are like a network that help us accomplish more and without them we can only accomplish little. Relationships are very important and it is necessary for all of us to develop them. We must develop the art of building relationships. The four pillars of divine relationships are communion, fellowship, contribution, and finally participation. These pillars of divine relationships allow us to build lifelong friendships with others. Once you have a good relationship with the Holy Spirit you will be able to have a good relationship with other people. The Holy Spirit is our helper and He will be able to aid us in our relationships if are close to Him first.

The pillar of communion is the ability to interchange and share intimate thoughts and emotions with others. The pillar of communion can be difficult if you are a person who is very secretive. Without the pillar of communion and interchanging of emotions and intimate thoughts, you will not be able to build solid relationships.  The second pillar of fellowship means to just be around a person. To fellowship means just being physically present or spending time with someone. In our church you will hear the term “fellowshipping” a lot, because we believe it is a way of strengthening relationship. When you are physically around someone for a long time, there is no option but to build some form of relationship.  The third pillar is contribution. At some point of the relationship, you will have to contribute something to the person’s life. Whether it is in the form of an opinion or advice or even contributing something tangible. When you contribute to the church, it is a form of strengthening the relationship with the church. The fourth pillar of divine relationships is participation. Participating in what someone is doing builds a certain bond.

I believe that relationships are vital to our ministries and even for us to succeed in certain aspects of our lives. It is important for us not only to build new relationships, but to maintain those which we already have. In order to build a relationship you must be willing to pay the price for them to work. I pray these 4 pillars of divine relationships will help you build solid relationships in the church.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14)

FAMILIARITY

The sin of familiarity is a fault that affects many people. Familiarity is to know someone so well or in such a way as to lose your admiration, respect or sense of awe. Familiarity causes us not to realize the greatness and the anointing that is upon a person. It caused the brothers of Jesus not to realize the great anointing upon His life (John 7:5). Some people do not have the ability to be near greatness because of familiarity. Be careful not to fall into this sin of familiarity. What is familiarity?

  1. Familiarity is to know someone so well or in such a way as to lose your admiration, respect or sense of awe
  2. Familiarity afflicts closets family and friends the most
  3. Familiarity has the power to neutralize the greatest gifts of God
  4. Familiarity is the cause of diminishing attendance at Christian programs
  5. Familiarity is the greatest cause of spiritual bareness.
  6. You can be close to a man of God without being familiar.
Learn to recognize familiarity in yourself:
  1. when you begin to find faults with your leader
  2. when you begin to correct your leader
  3. when you use privileges without asking anymore
  4. when you no longer say thank you
  5. when you enter somebody’s room/office without knocking
  6. when you yawn and sleep during a preaching
  7. when you walk around, chat, and talk during preaching
  8. when you are rude.
  9. when you are rude to people delegated by an authority figure

Be careful with familiarity. Do not allow familiarity to cause you to lose your blessings.