GOD’S PEOPLE TO BE IN HIS ARMY!
YOU LONGING TO DO IT GOD’S WAY?
ARE YOU ANXIOUS AND WILLING TO SERVE HIM?
HAS DECLARED THAT MAN IS VAIN AND TRYING TO TAKE HIS GLORY.
GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD AND WE MUST WORSHIP ONLY HIM. GOD IS
NOT SITTING ON A THRONE TO SHOW THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE POWER.
- HE WANTS TO SHOW THAT HE HAS POWER AND THAT HE HAS GIVEN
THIS POWER TO HIS CHILDREN RIGHT HERE ON THIS EARTH.
“BUT AS MANY AS RECEIVED HIM, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO
BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, EVEN TO THEM THAT BELIEVE ON HIS
NAME: WHICH WERE BORN, NOT OF BLOOD, NOR OF THE WILL OF THE
FLESH, NOR OF THE WILL OF MAN, BUT OF GOD.“ - JOHN 1:12,13
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finish. Or what king, going to make war against another
king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be
able with ten
thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty
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they have not known the Father, nor me. John 16:2,3.
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We live in the day and hour where people have placed love of country above the
love of the truth of God’s word; where greed and covetousness
permeates the pulpit; where people believe that a statue of
Mary can shed tears of real blood; but they will not believe
that God can heal, or give a tongue, or give a real prophecy.
What has happened to this generation? Are the churches totally
lost? Why have men fallen for such lies of the devil? It is
all turned upside down. A lie is taken for the truth; while
the truth is taken for a lie. There are many false signs and
lying wonders of the devil. The church can no longer discern
between what is false and what is true. These are the times
that the apostle Paul talked about in 1Timothy 4:1. He states,
“Now the Spirit speaketh
expressly (that is, plainly), that in the latter times some
shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils.” We are warned over and over again in
the scriptures that perilous times are coming, that the church
should not be asleep; but awake, and that the devil is coming
with great wrath because he knows that his time is short. I
don’t know about you, but I want to be in that holy place;
under the blood where that old devil can’t get me. It appears
that the Great God and Saviour
have turned men over to these seducing spirits and doctrines
of devils that the apostle Paul talked about. Why? It is
because men like to rejoice in a lie and in unrighteousness
rather than the truth. It seems they would have it no other
way (Jeremiah 5:30-31). Because sin abounds, it is easy for
Satan to gain a foothold in the lives of so many precious
souls, even those who claim to be Christians and that attend
church on a regular basis.
Today we desperately need to get back to the Bible basics. The Holy Ghost is
saying that the churches should get on its knees and beg God
to send a revival before it’s too late. The fire is gone out
of our hearts. The revival flame must be rekindled. That is
why the Holy Ghost has prompted me to write this instruction
booklet. It is for the hungry and thirsty soul who wants to
get closer to God (Psalm 42:1-2), and know what His will is
for his or her life. However, the church can never grow up
into Christ's perfection unless we build upon the proper
foundation; unless certain biblical truths are reestablished.
Though concise in content, here are presented ten basic tenets (if you will)
of the faith. I will layout exactly what God has given me
concerning each topic. I pray that the reader studies each
topic, then meditate and pray after they have digested what is
read. I am confident that the Holy Ghost will testify and give
confirmation to what is written herein.
Now may God richly bless you and give you understanding.
Shepherd of Holy Ghost Speak Revivals, Inc. Bible Training Center
Bible Basics For The Believer
I. Who is God
III. Power of Prayer
VI. The Holy Ghost
VIII. Gifts of the Spirit
All scripture quotations are from the King James Version Bible.
Ghost Speak Revivals, Inc. © 2001-2018
I. Who Is God
then who is God? He is the beginning and the end for us;
yet, himself being without beginning or end. God simply IS.
God is the creator and sustainer of everything that exists.
God gives breath to every living creature. He is invisible
to His creation; yet, He can be felt and experienced by ALL
who call on His name. God’s Word tells us all about who He
is. God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and fills everything
that is in heaven and earth.
knows everything about you, even unto the very hairs of your
head. David explains it this way. “O LORD, thou hast
searched me, and known me. Thou knowest
my downsitting and mine
uprising, thou understandest my
thought afar off. Thou compassest
my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my
ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD,
thou knowest it altogether”
you see how familiar God is with His people? There is
nothing hid from His eyes or from His ears concerning you
can see who God is through His word. Your experience
with God can be just as real as your relationship with a
best friend or parent. We can know God and God can know us.
Paul asked the Galatian church,
“But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are
known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and
beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in
bondage?” (Galatians 4:9). They knew God and God knew them;
however, like so many today they have turned from God and
the way of truth, back to those things that do not profit,
nor can save or deliver. This has been the way of men since
the beginning of days. Men must get to know God again. We
must become intimate with our creator, or else perish. It
was so in the very beginning when God first breathed the
breath of life into the first man (Adam). Man knew what it
was like to have relationship and fellowship with the
Almighty creator. He could hear God and converse with Him as
he would with a close companion. This was a real and
fantastic relationship between man and God. This
relationship benefited man because he never lacked nor
failed. Fear and doubt had no place. There was no harm or
hurt from his neighbor, and man slept in peace and safety.
This was the case until sin entered in and corrupted the
very foundations that God had built and constructed in
what is our purpose and reason for being? We were created
because God willed it so, and for His pleasure (Revelations
4:11). We were created to enter into relationship with God,
to praise and glorify His name, to do His will and obey all
of His commandments so we can be with Him always, throughout
eternity. He gave the first man (Adam) a commandment. See
Genesis 2:16-17. This is a commandment that Adam broke, and
unfortunately the entire creation has suffered ever since.
It is a marvelous thing to know that while we were yet
sinners God reconciled us unto Himself (Romans
5:8-10). For we have a great and glorious God who
wants to do great things for us, and through us. With God
nothing is impossible because He has great might and power
(Mark 10:27). In the natural world man has set up laws,
rules and regulations to keep the peace and avoid chaos. How
much more God, who has set up rules and guidelines
(commandments) for His creation to follow, for our own good
and according to His good pleasure and will.
becomes angry and even jealous when we do not wholly follow
and obey His commandments and will, or if we rebel and
betray Him (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 10:31). You cannot do
iniquity and expect to escape the wrath of God’s judgment.
See Psalm 56:7. However, to them that diligently and
faithfully seek Him and keep and do His commandments, He
will never leave nor forsake them, and will always be
present to help them in times of difficulty and trouble
(Psalm 37:24-25; 46:1; Hebrews 13:5). Call on Him today
while you still have breath.
scriptures for prayer and meditation:
4:26 . Jeremiah 17:9-10
Matthew 6:24-34 .
Philippians 4:6-7 .
Psalm 46:1 . Proverbs 11:21
we can come to God we must acknowledge that we are sinners
and turn from our evil ways (Psalm 51:3; 106:6; Ezekiel
33:11; Zechariah 1:4).
Of course, we cannot talk about repentance without mentioning
God’s mercy and grace (Luke chapter 15). Our gracious God is
ever waiting for that precious soul to humble himself
and come to Him for mercy. If a soul does not turn and
repent the wrath of God will be upon that person and that
soul will be lost forever to the flames of an eternal hell
fire (Isaiah 66:15, 24; Mark 9:43-48). God is not cruel
to sentence us to hell. Instead He has provided a way out of
the fire. Jesus is the WAY. We must accept His Son, the Lord
Jesus Christ as our Lord and saviour.
The One “whom God hath set forth to be a
propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare
his righteousness for the remission of sins...” (Romans 3:25).
We must believe that he died for our sins and was resurrected
from the dead. This is the only means of escape from the
flames of hell that God has provided (Acts 4:11-12). So if
we enter into these eternal flames it is of our own choice.
Therefore, choose LIFE, and that life is Christ.
is Holy and cannot be in the presence of sin.
Sin goes totally against His nature. Sin is to God what fear
is to faith. They are both mutually exclusive. Despite all of
this, God’s desire is to save all of us. He is the only one
who can save us. Isaiah describes the power of God to save and
answer prayer. “Behold, the LORD’s
hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear
heavy, that it cannot hear” (Isaiah 59:1). God is willing to
save the sinner and answer the prayer of salvation.
Isaiah goes on further to say, ”But your
iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your
sins have hid his face from you, that he will not
hear” (Isaiah 59:2). Now there is something that stands
between you and your God --- SIN.
“Your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips
have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered
perverseness. None calleth
for justice, nor any pleadeth
for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive
mischief, and bring forth iniquity. They hatch cockatrice'eggs,
and weave the spider' web: he that eateth
of their eggs dieth, and that
which is crushed breaketh out
into a viper. Their webs shall not become garments,
neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their
works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is
in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to
shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of
iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
The way of peace they know not; and there is no
judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths:
whosoever goeth therein shall not
know peace” (Isaiah 59:3-8). All of these are dead works in
that they have no profit or life to the gaining of one’s soul,
but are detrimental to the soul and lead to death. A sinner
can never have real peace (Isaiah 48:22).
repentance begins with the heart. It denotes a change of heart; to turn to God while turning the
back on sin and the devil. It offers up a penitent
heart that is lowly and contrite, crying out for mercy. Surely
God will open His ears to such a cry! When this occurs one is
truly converted from his former ways. Behold, all things have
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Hosea 14:1-2 .
Psalm 32:5; 38:18; 90:3; 130:3-4 .
Matthew 3:8-9; 4:17; 12:41 .
Luke 24:46-48 .
Acts 3:19; 5:31-32; 17:30 and 26:20
Corinthians 7:10 .
Peter 3:9 . 1 John 1:9
The Power of Prayer
is a one-on-one communication with GOD. Prayer is a powerful
means to get close to our maker. Making time to pray is
unnecessary as prayer should be always and continual. There
should never be a need to make time as it is always part of
your routine. Why? As God's children we should be in constant
communication with him.
is right and true prayer: “to pray with the mind of Christ”.
Lord once told me that if you do not have time to pray it is
because you have too much of the world in you. Prayer must not
take a back seat to our worldly desires or responsibilities.
Jesus always prayed (Matthew 14:23; Luke 6:12). This heavenly
communication kept him in close contact with His Father. Jesus
always prayed according to the will of the Father. Likewise,
in order for God to hear and honor our prayers we too must
pray according to His will (1 John 5:14). Beware! So many
things can hinder our prayers, like sin, unbelief, doubt and unforgiveness.
Be specific in your prayers. Be honest with God about what is
in your heart. Prayer benefits the heart in that we can lay
the burdens of our hearts before God. We have the benefit of
praying to God when trouble comes into our lives, and can be
confident that He will hear us. See Psalm 86:6-7.
God for wisdom and strength to always endure in prayer".
follows are some
examples God gave me concerning a good and effectual prayer
life. This is by no means a complete list. However, by these
few examples I will show you the God approved way to pray. The
benefit for the believer is if he or she practices these
examples by faith, God promises to answer their prayers, no
matter how impossible the situation or problem.
Prayer Begins With Sincerity
example of prayer is “praying with sincerity”. If we ever
expect God to hear our prayers we must pray with sincerity.
Since our hearts are already naked and bare
before God, shouldn’t we pray with honest and sincere
intentions? Listen to what James said concerning insincere
prayers: “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that
ye may consume it upon your lusts” (James 4:3). James has just
showed us another reason why many prayers go unanswered. It is
because people pray with wrong motives and intentions. They
have no real intention of glorifying God or advancing His
kingdom in the earth. Instead they are out to promote
themselves and satisfy the lust of their hearts. God will
always honor prayer from a pure and honest heart, but prayer
from a wicked heart He will despise.
According To His Will
example concerns “praying according to the will of God”
(Matthew 6:10; 1 John 5:14). This is something Jesus did
constantly, hence, the reason why God always heard his prayers
(John 11:42). Dear saint of God, to pray according to His will
is to pray with the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). To pray
according to His will is to live a life holy and pleasing to
Him as Christ did in the days of his flesh. When we pray
according to His will, heaven and earth meet (Matthew 6:10).
This is something much too wonderful to express in human
words. When we pray according to God’s will it shows that He
has dominion over our lives. He is Lord of all. So then what
is the kingdom
of God? Is it not God’s rulership
and dominion over all things? Is it not God’s rulership
and dominion in the hearts and minds of men? To pray
according to His will is to abide in him, and his words
abide in us, so that ye shall ask what ye will, and it
shall be done unto you (John 15:7). Friend, pray "thy
will be done in earth, as it is in heaven" daily.
brings us next to patience. We are not to tell God how and
when to do a thing on our behalf. For who can give counsel
unto the LORD? You can severely limit God and your prayers by
doing this. God does answer prayers immediately. However, it
often takes us a long time to get into that (right) position
of faith. Namely, it takes some of us more time to truly
believe and trust that God can bring it to pass. For example,
some doubt if God can help them out of a difficult financial
situation, or even heal them of a terrible sickness or
disease. When doubt enters into the heart patience is soon
exhausted. According to Jesus we are to lean heavily upon the
LORD and wait patiently for the answer to come. It is a
wonderful thing when the LORD shows up to deliver the Godly
out of his troubles. Friend, wait patiently upon the LORD. For
the LORD GOD is a tried sword and buckler in the day of
battle. Remember, GOD is not slack concerning his promise as
some men count slackness. See 2 Peter 3:9
God's Answer And Obedience
this brings us to obedience. Once we have prayed and the LORD
directs our path, we must accept the answer with gladness and
obedience. Observing to do all that we are commanded to do.
Real power comes not from the things you possess, but His
Spirit that is within you. God's power working and operating
through you comes with a price and that price is obedience,
without it Christ's victory at Calvary
is just a dead letter. It has no meaning unless you can put
that victory to work for you and it is available through
prayers. In Hebrews 11:33 there were those who through faith
subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises,
and stopped the mouths of lions. This type of power comes by
prayer and also fasting.
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Matthew 6:5-18 .
Luke 18:9-14 .
is faith? Is it not inner confidence, trust and belief that
God will do the thing that He said He would do? This is the mission statement (if you will) of all the saints of God
throughout the centuries. The faith of the saints is an
unmoving and steadfast heart and mind that God will not fail
them. That God will come through, no matter what the
circumstances are. Whether it was for some promise of
deliverance, or some word of healing, they were confident in
the outcome. This kind of faith never doubts God, or that He
can bring a thing to pass. O’ God may the faith that the
ancients had burn in our hearts today as we read these
will cause us to inherit all of the promises of God.
Conversely, fear, doubt and unbelief will cause us to make
void all of the promises of God in our life.
(Read Numbers chapter 14). Faith has nothing to do with your
feelings or emotions. Faith is a spiritual act. Real faith
when it comes will cause us to act out what we believe.
Without faith the Bible simply becomes just words on a page.
It is our faith that activates the word of God. Your faith is
like a light switch that turns on the word of God. If this
word is to ever profit you then it must become real and
personal to you. When you read the Bible you must supply the
faith to go along with the book. Namely, you must BELIEVE what
is written in this book, with all of its promises. God wants
His people to hear, believe and DO.
of the gifts of the Spirit operate on the basis of faith and
Without faith it is impossible to please Him. Your works back
up your faith. Your works show or prove that your faith is not
just all (vain) talk, but it shows some sort of action. This
is the fruit that true faith will produce. When we say we
believe that Christ is Lord and saviour
our faith should produce some sort of work, some sort of
fruit, some sort of proof or evidence. For example, a changed
heart and mind will bring about a change of habits and the
ability to overcome all things.
is taking God at His word. We take men at their word all of the time, and their motives are not always
sincere or pure; but God’s motives are ALWAYS sincere and He
is so very pure. There can be no deception or slight of hand
with God. “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is
the man that trusteth in him”.
God has obligated Himself to help those who have faith.
Therefore, whatsoever you can believe God for He must do it.
Why? Because He said He would.
find that some people can believe God in one area of their
lives, but not in another.
For example, they believe God for their salvation, but not for
their healing. This is error because you set limits on God.
The arm of the LORD is not short, that it cannot save or heal.
The believer should be cognizant of this error, and do all to
avoid it. Be ready to repent immediately, if necessary.
bedrock or foundation of your faith is in the blood of the
lamb. It is
our utter and complete confidence in the blood of the lamb
that saves us and reconciles us unto God. It would be a
complete failure and disaster to look for faith in any other
place except the shed blood of the lamb. This is where the
true power of faith rest. I challenge you to put your troubled
situation under the blood and see if it does not change for
the better. I further challenge you to SPEAK this word.
BELIEVE this word. DO this word.
Pray, O’ God give me perfect faith. Give me faith
that fails not during times of testing, temptation and
and patience must be coupled with prayer. Why? Because
you need faith to BELIEVE God and patience to WAIT on the
If you want to get anywhere in this abundant, spiritual, life
then you are going to have to believe God.
Once God has declared something in His word or personally to you: That is it!
It is eternal throughout the ages. it
is as eternal as He is. It can never be changed or altered.
Just like He can never change or go back on the word that
comes out of His mouth. Generations of men may come and go but
God’s word will stand forever. If we expect to inherit all of
the promises then we must by faith and with patience endure
unto the end. It makes no sense to quit in the middle of the
race, or just before you cross the finish line. Only he who finishes
the race receives the prize. Beloved, endure unto the end.
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Isaiah 40: 6-8 .
Matthew 24:13 .
Mark 11:24 .
Romans 14:23 .
Hebrews 4:2; 10:23; 11:1
is not some new thing that started with John the Baptist in
the New Testament, but it is an aged old act that goes back
to the Israelites in the desert. In
the New Testament baptism is a command given by God to
His people. In the Old Testament these washings being a
spiritual type served to ritually cleanse the people from all
manner of sin and uncleanness. These physical washings were
done on people and upon things, like the dead carcasses of
animals, and the holy vessels, in order to teach us a
spiritual lesson. For us to get a better understanding of
these washings let us turn to the book of Exodus 40:30-32:
“And he set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and
put water there, to wash withal .
And Moses and Aaron and his sons washed their hands and their
feet thereat: When they went into the tent of the
congregation, and when they came near unto the altar, they
washed; as the LORD commanded Moses”.
In the above scripture God commands Aaron and his sons to wash their hands and
feet when they entered into the tabernacle to minister before
the LORD. This washing represented not just the putting
away of the dirt and filth of their flesh; but it
spiritually represented a clean conscience before God and
the putting away of evil from their hands and the walking of
their feet in the way of sinners. Here, the water
represented a deeper, internal, and spiritual meaning. God
commanded holiness from His ministers, as well as His people,
both in body and spirit. This is further typified by the
washing of the disciples’ feet in the Gospel of John. Although
the disciples were already clean through his word, (except
one, that is, Judas, the son of perdition); Jesus left them an
example that not only should a servant of God be holy and
clean, but that he should humbly serve his brethren in the
Baptism like Jesus’ baptism, were both from heaven. However,
John’s baptism was one for the remission of sins for Israel.
It was an outward sign of repentance. Now the
believer finds his remission of sins in the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus eternally cleanses and washes the
believer from the stain of sin (Hebrews 10:14-18).
baptism of Jesus that was spoken of by John is an inner
work. It is
the baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire. Read Matthew 3:11 and
John 3:5-8. There is ONE baptism for the believer, (Ephesians
4:5), and this is it. “Inwardly”, it represents our
death, burial and resurrection together with Christ; A putting
to death of the desires of the flesh and a clean conscience
before God. When our flesh is dead to sin then the Spirit of
Christ can come in and reign supreme. Death then has no more
dominion over us because the life of Christ now lives inside
of us. His purging fire purifies and prunes us so that Christ
can live and reign through us and we can bear fruit for the kingdom
of God. Sometimes this spiritual
purging can occur immediately, but often it is a gradual
process. The believer must have a constant mind towards
the things of the Spirit and not earthly things. Then
the Spirit can do his work more quickly in the heart,
mind and spirit of the believer. Then the believer will
be equipped with more power, more anointing, more
knowledge, and more faith to serve God.
have divided the church over the matter of how to baptize.
They argue over rather one should baptize in the NAME of the
Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19), or in the NAME
of Jesus only (Acts 2:38). Why
does this cause so much confusion and division in some
churches? Why have men split the body of Christ over this
matter? What MEN have done is that they have made Baptism
into a formula, doctrine or creed, instead of a commandment
of the Lord given to his church (Matthew 28:19). If the
Lord said it, how come so many have a problem with it? I’d
rather obey Jesus than some man! After all Jesus is the head
of the church, not Peter or Paul. These denominations should
have left it alone. I have already said that Baptism is really
an internal act, not an outward show, but an inner
working of the Spirit and the WORD, which cleanses and washes,
and renews the individual heart of the believer. You (cannot
baptize in the name of Jesus ONLY with the agenda to discard
the Father and the Holy Ghost). To baptize in the name
of Jesus is right if we also believe and hold to the Father
and the Holy Ghost, as well. One cannot say there is Jesus
ONLY in the heavens, or that Jesus is both the Father and the
Holy Ghost. This is a grave error, and is a point of
confusion. Listen, you cannot have the Son apart from the
Father, or the Father apart from the Son, or the Holy Ghost
apart from the Father and the Son (1 John 2:23-24; John 8:19).
They are a packaged deal (2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew
3:16-17; Ephesians 4:4-6). 1 John 5:7 reads that “There are
THREE that bare record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Ghost: and these THREE are *ONE” (* that is,
are in unison, harmony, and cannot be divided by the doctrines
and commandments of men).
Throughout the entire Scriptures we have the witness of God, the Father, and
the Holy Ghost concerning Jesus, not the witness of Jesus ONLY,
because Jesus himself said that his witness being alone
is not true (John 5:31-32, 37; 8:17-18). It is the ENTIRE
Godhead or nothing at all. That is the way God wants it. Any
arguments about what name we should baptize in is a
dead issue. Now it becomes a question of obedience, not
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Isaiah 1:16 .
Mark 16:16 .
John 15:3 .
Acts 19:4 and 22:16 .
Romans 6:4-6-11 .
1 Corinthians 6:11 .
Ephesians 5:26 .
VI. The Holy Ghost
many have tried, you cannot denominate the Holy Ghost. You
cannot make a doctrine out of the Holy Ghost. He is much too
free for that (Psalm 51:12 and 2 Corinthians 3:17).
He can never be bound by the traditions and whims of men. The
Spirit of the Lord does away with the opinions of men, and
penetrates deep into the hearts of those that thirst and
hunger after the love of God and Christ. The Holy Ghost sets
men at liberty from the bondage of fear, the traditions of
men, and sin.
the Old Testament days, in the majority of cases, the Holy
Ghost came upon people like a garment that is worn and then
taken off. However,
in the New Testament the Holy Ghost came to indwell and fill
the believer forever, after Jesus was glorified (John
7:38-39; 14:16-17). God would truly dwell in them and walk in
them (2 Corinthians 6:16); the greater the measure of the
Spirit, the greater the anointing (John 3:34; 2 Kings 2:9).
Now as in the case of the Old Testament, so it is in the New.
If there is sin in the life of a believer the Holy Ghost will
not stick around. The glory will flee and you will dry up,
wither and die (1 Samuel 4:19-22; Matthew 3:7-10; John 15:6).
is the Holy Ghost and how does he deal with us?
There is only ONE Spirit (Ephesians 4:4) that men can
receive from God. If you receive any other spirit, it is not
of God. The Holy Ghost is precious and is the Spirit of God
and Christ (Romans 8:9-11 and 1 Peter 1:11). He is sent from
God the Father in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ from
heaven to the believer (John 14:26 and 15:26). He reveals and
guides men to the entire truth of God’s Word. Always bearing
witness to this truth, while convicting, reproving,
admonishing and comforting the hearts of men. Here is the
mindset of a true believer: one who thinks on the things of
the Spirit and is in agreement with the things of the Spirit.
To be one with the Spirit requires a changed heart and mind.
Your mind must always be turned to God like the men and women
of old, who gave themselves totally and wholly to God. If your
mind is stayed on the things of the Spirit it cannot wander
into places it should not be (Philippians 4:8).
is the Holy Ghost so prevalent in the Book of Acts? Why is
he not so prevalent in the modern churches? If he was necessary for the ancient church how much more for the modern
church? When people in the ancient church received the Holy
Ghost they prophesied and spake
in tongues (Acts 2:4, 17-18; 10:44-46; 19:6). The Holy Ghost
told them what to do, where to go, and where not to go (Acts
11:12; 13:4; 16:6-7). Christ commands his church by the Spirit
(Acts 1:2; John 14:26; Revelations 2:29; 3:22). So, too, must
it be in the modern churches, if she ever intends to obey and
prosper in the Lord.
Here are several key points that the believer should be aware of regarding the
1) The Holy Ghost was promised of the Father (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5:
2) He is given to those that obey God (Acts 5:32).
3) You can receive him by prayer (Luke 11:13 and Acts 8:15) and faith
4) He can fall on people by the preaching of the word (Acts 11:15).
5) He is only given after we believe (Ephesians 1:13; Acts 19:2).
6) The Holy Ghost indwells the believer (Romans 8:9-10 and 1 Corinthians 6:19;
3:16). We receive the Spirit in our hearts (2 Corinthians
1:22; Galatians 4:6). (The Holy Spirit cannot enter into a
hardened and faithless heart. The heart must be pure and
7) He is necessary in order to truly worship God (John 4:23-24).
8) The gifts in the church operate by the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 12:3-11).
9) Jesus commands his church by the Holy Ghost (Acts 1:2; Nehemiah 9:20).
10) The Holy Ghost intercedes on behalf of the believer (Romans 8:26).
11) The Holy Ghost demonstrates the power of God (1 Corinthians 2:4-5).
12) He can be quenched (1 Thessalonians 5:19) and grieved (Ephesians 4:30).
13) The Spirit in the life of a believer will always bear fruit (Galatians
14) You can rebel against and vex the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 63:10).
15) The Holy Ghost can be taken away from a believer that is backslidden
(Psalm 51:11; Hebrews 6:4-8).
16) The Holy Ghost can fall on you before you are baptized with water (Acts
10:47-48). For God is no respecter of persons and does what He
17) Whosoever speaks a word against the Holy Ghost (that is, blasphemes him),
it shall not be forgiven him in this world, or the world to
come (Matthew 12:32).
18) The Holy Ghost will speak through people (Mark 13:11; Acts 21:11; 2 Peter
19) The Holy Ghost is given to the believer by grace (Romans 12:6; Ephesians
20) You can have fellowship with the Holy Ghost (Philippians 2:1; 2
method in which the Holy Ghost teaches men is by comparing
spiritual things with spiritual (1 Corinthians 2:13). The natural man receiveth not the
things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto
him: neither can he know them, because they are
spiritually discerned” (1 Corinthians 2:14).
In order to correctly and fully understand the things of God the believer must
have the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost will never use the spiritual and carnal things of the world to
teach you the spiritual truths of God’s Word. Many churches
have fallen into this trap of the enemy already. God’s Word
stands alone! The Holy Ghost needs no help from man’s science,
or philosophy, or wisdom, or psychology, or rituals and
traditions. So if you are not receiving a pure and steady
spiritual diet of the truth of God’s Word, then you will
starve to death, both now and in eternity.
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Job 4:15 . Isaiah 59:21 and 63:10
Mark 3:28-30 .
John 14:16-18 .
Galatians 4:6 .
1 Corinthians 15:45 .
Ephesians 6:18 .
Philippians 2:5 .
Colossians 2:8 . Jude 19 . Revelations 2:29
is the setting apart of the believer for the salvation of
God. When God sanctifies us then we are prepared vessels fit for the master’s use.
Sanctification is not a denomination, or even a doctrine, but
it is a way of life. It is the life of the sanctified believer
that makes him ready to meet God (2 Timothy 2:21).
sanctified life will always bear the mark of holiness; for
it is a holy life, a life free from guilt and condemnation.
This holy and sanctified life flows from within, that is, from
the heart, where Christ and God are enthroned (1 Peter 3:15).
Holiness to the LORD!
is in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:2, 30). The
sanctified life is not fearful to enter into judgment, because
it has been perfected by the blood of Jesus and a holy life.
The sprinkling of the blood makes us holy. When the blood of
Jesus is applied to our hearts then we can draw near to God
because we live a purified life and have a pure heart (Matthew
5:8; Hebrews 10:22).
Like in the days of Moses when the sacrifice of bulls, and the sprinkling of
blood sanctified the people, now, how much better by the
sacrifice of Christ’s body on the tree, and his shed blood
(Hebrews 10:10, 14, 29). This sanctification of the blood
cleanses our consciences from dead works, and unfruitful labor
(Hebrews 9:14). Christ’s sacrifice sanctified the believer in
soul, body, and spirit, and is able to save him with an
eternal salvation (1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 7:25). The
blood sanctifies the believer wholly. By it he can stand
before God unblameable,
unspotted, perfect and holy. Sanctification is the
prerequisite for holiness, which without holiness we can never
see God. Thanks be to God for His
are chosen for sanctification through the Spirit (1 Peter
1:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Romans 15:16). The Spirit of God does his great work in us, and with the help of the blood he
washes us, making us saints and acceptable to God (1
Corinthians 6:11 and 1 John 5:8). For through the belief of
the truth and sanctification of the Spirit, God has chosen the
believer to salvation. Which brings me to our next point: Sanctification
is through the truth of God’s word (John 17:17, 19;
Ephesians 5:26-27). Obedience to this eternal Word
washes and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Let His Word
dwell richly in you.
Note the three things that sanctify us:
in the blood of Jesus 2) Obedience to the word
of truth 3) The Spirit
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Exodus 29:36-37 and 40:10-13 .
Joel 2:15-16 .
Acts 26:18 .
Romans 5:19 .
1 Corinthiians 6:11; 7:14
Timothy 4:4-5 .
VIII. Gifts Of The Spirit
there are nine gifts of the Spirit and nine fruits
of the Spirit. These gifts are not to be used for any other purpose except the edification
and growing up of the body of Christ. These gifts are
exclusive to the church. That means that they are holy and are
not to be used to impress men, or extort their money.
Here is a list of the gifts followed by a brief explanation of each gift.
9 gifts of the Spirit are: (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
gave gifts unto men”. These spiritual gifts are graces given
freely by God to the believer so that the entire body of
Christ may be edified.
1) The word of wisdom: This is the gift of wisdom from God. It is
prudence, discretion, and Godly counsel and instruction
concerning the things of God. We are instructed by the
Scriptures to pray for it (James 1:5).
2) The word of knowledge: This is supernatural revelation knowledge,
instruction and insight into the mind and counsel of God who
is the revealer of the secrets of men’s hearts. Further, it is
spiritual understanding of the word of God; the ability to
understand all the mysteries of God’s word.
3) Faith: This is supernatural faith to move mountains (Mark 11:23).
Its results are often dependent upon your capacity to
believe God for something or in some circumstance. We cannot
receive anything from God without faith (James 1:6-7). Now
this kind of faith will not save you (1 Corinthians 13:2), but
the fruit of faith will. Notice, it is the only gift
that is mentioned in both the gifts of the Spirit and the
fruits of the Spirit.
4) Gifts of healing: This is supernatural power to pray for the sick
or to lay hands on them so that they may recover (Mark 16:18
and Genesis 20:7, 17).
5) The working of miracles: This is supernatural power to work mighty
signs and wonders: When God intervenes to fix an impossible
situation: When God does something contrary to the laws of
nature. Miracles are generally done to draw the attention of
unbelievers to God, but not always. Sometimes they are done in
the presence of believers in order to help their faith. More
importantly, miracles are placed in the church (1 Corinthians
12:28) to glorify God and Christ (John 11:4). Note, that
doctors, science and Satan cannot perform miracles, only God
6) Prophecy: This divine gift is given to some in the church for
edification, exhortation, and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). An
example of this prophecy is found in (1 Thessalonians 4:15-18;
5:11). Prophecy in the church is through Jesus (Hebrews 1:2);
for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy
(Revelations 19:10). It is the most vulnerable of all the
gifts, since the speaker is speaking by God. Therefore, Satan
likes to play with this gift. The word of the LORD can come by
dream, vision, or direct communication.
7) Discerning of spirits: This is the ability to tell the difference
between false brethren and true brethren, the spirit of
Antichrist, and the spirit of Christ, a false gospel, and a
true gospel. For Satan will disguise himself as an angel of
8) Divers kind of tongues: This is the ability to speak in a tongue or
unknown tongue as the Spirit gives utterance. This gift
generally edifies the speaker only, and is unprofitable to the
entire body, but not always, the exception is when someone is
present to interpret or understand what is being said.
9) Interpretation of tongues: This is the ability to interpret an
unknown tongue. This gift edifies the whole body of Christ and
is profitable to all that hear.
9 *fruits of the Spirit are: (Galatians 5:22-23)
Literally, fruit of the Spirit. See Ephesians 5:9 too. This
is what the Spirit of Christ produces in the life of the new
1) Love: This is divine charity that begins in the heart of the
believer. It is the reason why we keep His commandments. Love
is truly the path to Godly perfection. Its highest expression
is found when God gave His only begotten Son for the sins of
the entire world.
2) Joy: Gladness of heart and mind; Rejoicing in the Spirit:
Exultation and happiness that stems from God and has God as
its source. The joy of the Lord will put a smile on your face,
a tap in your feet, and a spiritual song in your heart. The
greatest joy that a believer can ever experience is to have
his name written in heaven (Luke 10:17-20).
3) Peace: Supernatural quietness and serenity of mind and spirit that
passeth all human understanding.
This kind of peace can only come when we are reconciled to God
through His Son.
4) Longsuffering: Literally to suffer long: The ability to bear and
endure long with patience in times of trouble, testing, trials
5) Gentleness: A kind and mild spirit that does not give way to wrath
6) Goodness: Just and right behavior expressing itself in action and
deeds. This is godliness and purity of heart and mind that are
acceptable unto God.
7) Faith: The fruit or work that is produced when a person believes and
confesses the name of Christ. This is faith unto salvation,
unto the saving of one’s soul. It comes from hearing the
Gospel, the word of God. All of the promises of God in the
scriptures are conditioned upon faith. We inherit all of the
promises by faith.
8) Meekness: Humbled and child like in spirit: Lowliness of mind and
heart towards the brethren and those without. Not wise in your
own conceits. It never denotes weakness or compromise of one’s
values or principles.
9) Temperance: Self-control and total subjection of the body of sin:
The crucifying of the old man.
gifts of the Spirit will not get you into heaven, but having
the fruits of the Spirit will (1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 8-10,
13; Matthew 7:21-23).
Didn’t Judas have the gifts of the Spirit? Wasn’t he one of
the twelve? Didn’t he heal the sick and cast out devils along
with the rest of them? (See Luke 9:1-2, 6 and Matthew
7:22-23). Further, what about Saul? Didn’t he prophesy and was
slain by the power of God? (See 1 Samuel 10:1, 5-7: 19:18-24).
If these men had instead produced the fruits of the Spirit in
their lives, like love, faith and temperance they would have
never fallen from grace. It is the inward man (the hidden man
of the heart) that matters, not the outward man, which perish.
produce the fruits of the Spirit by staying connected to
we abide in him, then we are able to produce fruit that is
pleasing and acceptable to God. If we fail to abide in Christ,
we become fruitless and dry up.
gifts are meant to edify, exhort and build up the church so
that it might walk towards Godly perfection and maturity of
There are different gifts so that all may benefit. The gifts
do not all operate in the same manner. They are administered
differently according to grace. Not all will be apostles, or
prophets, or teachers, or workers of miracles, or have the
gifts of healing, or speak in tongues, or interpret. If all
shared the same gifts then the entire body would suffer lack
and fall behind in the knowledge of God and our Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ. But every man has been given a gift
according to the proportion of faith. Now the entire body can
benefit from such a diversity of gifts.
is the best fruit that we all should strive after; For
God is LOVE (1 John 4:7-8, 16) and all gifts flow from it and
it is the most excellent fruit that a believer can produce (1
John 4:9; 1 Corinthians 13:31). By love we are made perfect.
(Romans 13:8, 10; Colossians 3:14).
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
John 15:1-17 .
1 Corinthians chapters 12 - 14 . Ephesians
is the bringing to life again of that which is dead; the
reviving again of those souls that have died. It would be remiss of me not to mention the judgment of God, for
resurrection and the judgment of God go hand in hand. All
souls that have died will be revived to either eternal life or
eternal damnation. Every soul that has ever lived will fall
under one of these two categories --- one to eternal life and
the other to eternal damnation. You can escape eternal
damnation by placing your faith in the Son of God.
is a power that is at work in the life of the believer.
It literally is the power of God that raised Jesus Christ from
the dead. This resurrection power is a work of the Spirit. It
conforms the life of the believer, which was beforehand dead
and unfruitful, to a new and regenerative life made in the
image, power and life of the Son of God. Faith is the key to
having this resurrection power at work in your life. This
resurrection power puts to death our former life; our old man,
and springs up into a new and spiritual life whose source is
God and Christ through the Spirit.
resurrection power changes us daily into the image of
we have passed from death to life, and there is no
condemnation of judgment. For how can God condemn you if the
life of His Son is at work in you? He cannot because He has
already said that, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased. So if God is pleased with His Son, then He will be
pleased with us if the life of His Son is at work in us.
resurrection power represents the putting to death of our
flesh and its ungodly desires. Again,
this is a work of His Spirit. Sin and death no longer has
dominion in the life of a believer, because he or she has put
to death the ungodly deeds of their flesh by the power of the
Spirit. Now their lives are fruitful, instead of dead and
lifeless. They can now produce spiritual fruits for the kingdom
of God. It is this life changing
resurrection power that allows us to live righteous and
holy lives before God.
you don’t have the Spirit of this resurrection power working
in your life, then another spirit is at work; it is the
spirit of this world, and it can only bring death and
condemnation to you. But
the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus brings freedom from the
bondage of sin and death. If you are a churchgoer and don’t
have this Spirit of life at work in you, then pray to God and
ask Him to give it to you now.
God is LIFE and there is no death in Him, resurrection is
inevitable to those that love Him and keep His commandments.
He is the God of the living and not the dead. For ALL are
alive unto Him. Knowing this we then have a good hope and an
expected end. Resurrection power is abundant life right
now; and eternal life to come.
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Daniel 12:2 . John 5:28-29 .
Acts 24:15 .
Romans 6:7-11 and 8:11 .
Philippians 3:10-11 .
uses laws, statutes and judgments to govern His kingdom.
If he didn’t, people would run amuck and do whatever they
pleased. No doubt you would have chaos. Therefore, for every
action or deed committed God has declared a consequence. The
judgment of God is the direct consequence of our actions when
we go against the laws of God.
judgment is eternal. There is no escaping it once He has passed sentence on you. God has set aside
a separate place for sinners, that is, Hell and the Lake
of Fire. When God calls time
Hell will be thrown into the Lake
of Fire where the
inhabitants thereof will be committed to the
eternal flame of everlasting destruction. Many
will exist in a hellish torment, totally separate
and apart from God and His holy family.
judgment is a direct result of sin and His holiness.
This holiness cannot stand sin; it will not dwell in the same
company as sinners. Sin grieves the heart and mind of God so
much that He is compelled to judge men who do not live
according to His holy standards. Our sins will cause God to
pass judgment upon us.
we mention God’s judgment we have to also mention His
is fair, and unlike man He does not judge by appearances, or
judge in the favor of someone who might look like Him, or
befriends Him. God cannot be bribed like earthly judges and He
cannot be tricked, or duped; For He reads the hearts of all
men, and he knows what is in them and what motivates them. You
might lie to men, but you cannot lie to God and expect to get
away with it.
God uses His judgments to bring sinful men back to Himself
by way of repentance (Amos 4:6-11). However, some men’s hearts are very cold and very callous to the point that
they ignore the judgment and grace of God. So God in His
holiness and righteousness can only judge men according to
their works, and the condition of their hearts. But Be it
known that God has given all power in heaven and in earth to
His Son, Jesus Christ and that all judgment has been passed
into his hands (John 5:22, 26-27).
God gives men a certain and determined period of time to
repent and return unto Him, or else perish. This can be clearly seen throughout scripture, but especially, in Luke
13:1-9. There the fig tree (typical of the people) is given a
grace period to bear fruit or else be cut down and destroyed.
That hell is a real place and is not the grave as so many
modern scholars teach can be seen in Matthew 23:33, where
Jesus said, “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can
ye escape the damnation of hell?”
is a judgment unto death, and there is a judgment unto life.
Men, who do
not repent of their evil deeds and embrace the Son of the
Living God, Jesus Christ, will be committed unto death. This
is an eternal death (often referred to as the second
death), full of darkness, torment and gnashing of teeth. These
unbelievers will exist, as we have said before, separate and
apart from God, outside of His holiness, purity and light.
However, this is not so with those who have believed and have
embraced the loving arms of the one who died and gave himself
up on their behalf. What awaits them is beyond what human
words can describe. They will dwell forever in the presence of
a holy and righteous God that loves them and cares for them.
Their judgment will be the reward of eternal life. They will
live with God and Christ because their names were found
written in the lambs book of life. They have overcome the
wicked one and have endured unto the very end.
Additional scriptures for prayer and meditation:
Isaiah 5:14 .
Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 and 12:14 .
Matthew 25:31-46 .
John 3:18 .
and 17:31 . Romans 2:1-6 and 14:10
1 Corinthians 5:13; 6:2-3 .
2 Corinthians 5:10 .
2 Timothy 4:1 .
Revelations 1:18 and 20:12-15
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