It’s Always Time To Pray!

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A flashback is a literary technique often used in literature and films.  Flashbacks interrupt  normal events to add backstory. Because flashbacks interrupt the normal flow in a story line, editors and experienced writers strongly suggest only adding them if there’s a specific purpose for it. What’s more you should use it in the right place and sparingly. If you’re giving the reader crucial information for understanding the story, and the character’s motives, then these are important reasons.  The Bible is replete with flashbacks like the following:

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

‘17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dream18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy’: Acts 2

Peter quoted the preceding Old Testament verses, revealing to the onlookers that the baptism of the Holy Ghost was foretold in God’s Word. So the Day of Pentecost was the fulfilling of that prophecy.  And it’s continuing to be fulfilled over two thousand years later! His Spirit is still being poured out on those that are hungry and thirsty for His power, righteousness, and truth.

Those people who think that God no longer fills believers with His Spirit are plainly deceived. Some call themselves cessationists-they believe the gifts that happened in the book of Acts ceased during the time of the Apostles. Read more about cessationism. Why would God take away the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth from His people?  Why would He not desire people to be healed today? God doesn’t forsake His own. He said He’d never leave us or forsake us.

Comforter

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whomcess the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26

Love

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:5

Righteousness, peace, and joy

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Romans 14:17

Wisdom

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. I Corinthians 2:3

Witnesses

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts If you are someone who believes the Holy Ghost(Holy Spirit) is not for us today, then you are truly missing out on the glory and power of His kingdom. Don’t be like those men who stood before Stephen when he said, ‘Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost’ Acts 7:51

You might believe  the ‘so called manifestations of the Spirit’ are fake. And you may say it’s of the devil. Well you could be right about some of them. Below is another blog post you might want to read concerning false prophets. Deceivers in the midst

Maybe you are someone that hungers for His Spirit. Seek Him with your whole heart, surrender control to Him. You can trust that He longs to give you good things. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32

With the chaos in the world right now don’t you believe we need some comfort, peace, love, and wisdom? Jesus knows all about it. That’s why he said:

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

We need His Spirit. Time is short! Let’s Pray!

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Romans 8:26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revelation

Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. I Corinthians 12:3

 

 

 

Sealed

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God is my strength, my everything, and nothing is more real

He never ceases to bless me with mercy and grace

My heart longs to see Him face to face

God is love, He proves it everyday

As I walk Jesus is with me, guiding the way

The truth is simple, Christ is the Word

To deny it means you haven’t heard

He that hath an ear let him hear

Once you accept Him it all becomes clear

God will show you what you must complete

That you may be able to put satan under your feet

For he will come to deceive all that he can

Every boy and girl, every woman and man

But God has chosen His elect to speak

Waxing them strong as they diligently seek

If God be for us what enemy can stand

Sealed by Him with His mighty hand

 

                            (c) Jarrod Cole

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. II Corinthians 1:22

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,  Ephesians 1:13

And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30