Another Picture of the Fullness of the Spirit

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - The F...

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) – The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1880) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Spirit. – (Joh_7:37-39)

These words from Jesus provide another picture of what the fullness of the Spirit is all about, as well as how to walk in that spiritual abundance. His remarks are addressed to those who are thirsty: “If anyone thirsts.” In this spiritual context, thirst can speak of the painful dryness that often accompanies need or lack. Pressures, responsibilities, busyness, disappointments, and preoccupation with earthly matters can dry out the soul of man. Corresponding to this need, thirst can refer to the eager yearning after those heavenly blessings that refresh and restore our inner life. Such thirsty conditions apply to all of us at various times.

Jesus tells us exactly how to remedy such thirst. “Come to Me and drink.” We are to bring these needs to the Lord Jesus Christ and drink of Him. So often, we attempt to satisfy such thirsts by drinking at other wells. Thirsty people around the world attempt to find relief through education, work, religion, politics, entertainment, money, drugs, and more. They all encounter the truth that our Lord revealed to the Samaritan woman at the well. “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again” (Joh_4:13). We must take our spiritual thirsts to a person, to “the Person,” the Lord Jesus.

Yet, how do we drink of the thirst-quenching resources of Jesus? He indicated the means in the next phrase: “He who believes in Me.” When we bring our dry, thirsty needs to Jesus and believe that He can meet those needs, we are drinking from what the Lord alone can offer. We drink of Christ‘s resources by faith. Jesus included this insight earlier in His discourse on the bread of life. “He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst” (Joh_6:35).

Unquestionably, Jesus will always satisfy legitimate thirsts that are brought to Him. Yet, there is more available here. The spiritual water that Christ provides also works within the thirsty soul. “The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life” (Joh_4:14). This Holy Spirit supply develops abundant life within the trusting heart. Ultimately, this fountain that grows within flows outward to others. “Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” Dry, thirsty hearts that come to Jesus in faith, not only find satisfaction for the thirst, but eventually pour out life in the Spirit to others.

Prayer

Lord Jesus, You know the thirsty places within my life. I bring them to You now. I believe that You can meet these needs. I open up to the work of Your Spirit to quench the thirsts deep within my heart. Lord, I praise You for the expectation I have that You can turn my dryness into torrents of living waters to bless others, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!

 

A Quiet Time – When the Enemy Strikes (God will be Watching)

Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

When God is Quiet, When the Enemy Strikes

It does not mean that when we don’t hear from God then he’s quiet or won’t just speak to us. The Lord has something to say at all times in every situation. All we need to do is pray when things seem good or when things seem bad. Sometimes, good things may lie behind bad counterfeits. The Enemy always strikes when he sees a blessing coming your way in order to try as much as he can to steal, kill & destroy. It is at such times when we see tough situations that our blessings are coming. The tough situation is an attack to try and distract us from focusing on the Goal. And when that happens; we need to even focus the more and pray fervently so that the grace of God may abound on us. It is only the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ that saves us from anything that hurts or affects the purity of the Holy Ghost who is given to us as a comforter. When we do not hear from the Lord, indeed it is a good thing to check ourselves if there is anything we may have done that displeased him. We have to do this by way of prayer and fasting. In so doing, we keep a closer contact with the Lord. If we do this, nothing the Lord says will pass us. We shall always hear him.

Obedience is better than Sacrifice

At times the Enemy will come but, “Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” This means greater protection! The Lord will not allow trouble to destroy us if we keep our focus on his word. If the Lord could use fire to speak, clouds, wind, or water before, then he still can use anything today, even broken pieces are still useful in the Lord’s Hands. Bones lived at Ezekiel’s time, what will stop them today? Nothing. It is prayer that we need to give time & again. Dan 10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. Act 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. Salvation is Here! The Lord Jesus, Look for him while he may be found.

Prayer

Father we thank thee, Lord Jesus we thank thee, Holy spirit we thank thee. Our sins have separated us from thee Master, punish us not, forgive us, wash us with thy holy & living water from heaven, As filthy as I am, thou canst still cleanse me, cleanse me Lord that I may be spotless before thy presence in Jesus’ name. Separate me from anything that grieves thee my Lord, waylay me with the mighty & precious Blood of Jesus. That I may be in tune with thyne will, Engulf me in thy wings and let me only walk when thou wilt. Teach me again and again, that your voice Lord I may know, that I may not be swayed by the Voice of the enemy when he disguises himself to be as one of thee. Thank you Lord in Jesus’ name.

The Beginning Of The End Has Hope

Show me dear Jesus my Own mistakes that I may correct them, those I cannot I pray thee correct them for me, search me and find what you did not plant inside of me and pluck it out In Jesus’ Name.

If I say the World – the Human race is likely to become instinct in the near future; I will be to some extent right if i say this! Truth is slowly being rulled out. If only we could turn to him while we still have the time, the better!  The Lord says, “(Jeremiah 29:11) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

“Lam 3:26  It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”

But, WE HUMANS, what have we done that the eye has seen the ear? We have committed abomination, outrage, a detestable thing in the eyes of the creator, do we think we can argue with his creation plan? Satan tried and he was thrown down to earth, he left that beautiful place called Heaven – the dwelling of the Most high! What do you think the Lord will do to us? The human race will not overthrow the plan of God, yet, it is indeed known that trying they shall try until the day the Lord lets Abraham’s seed rule the World!

Jer 33:25  Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Jer 33:26  Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

The Lord Is Still Willing To reconcile with YOU & me today!

Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Act 10:43  To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Go to any living Church, a church that love God, and you will find him there! Read the Bible – It must be a holy Bible, the Man of God Prophet T. B. Joshua has said it more clearly “The Bible becomes Holy when before you read it, pray that God may be involved”. The word is …

Call upon the name of the Lord in truth and in spirit, then shall ye Live!

Prayer,

Father, I pray thee in Jesus’ name. Make me beautiful within, create a clean heart within me and renew the spirit within me and forgive my sins!

Remove every substance (Physical and Spiritual, intellectually or emotionally) that the enemy might have deposited inside of me, whatever it is that I might have eaten through dream, or from the table of the enemy, be removed in Jesus’ name. I break any covenant that I have with the enemy that I know and that I know not, whatever it is with my life that is not yours Lord Jesus, I break it! I stand in the blood of Jesus, and the fire of the Holy Ghost. I know the enemy does make his fake fire too, but I call the unquenchable, the iron smelting fire of the holy ghost to consume every demonic authority in my life, destiny, health, finances, matrimonial, Career, among my children in Jesus’ Name. Straighten me dear Jesus I pray. In Jesus’ name.

Thank you father, thank Jesus Christ for thy LOVE and presence in my life, thank you for answering my prayer and for releasing me and all that is to do with me and all that are connected to me.