“But when they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. Mark 13:11
But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. 1 John 2:27
The Holy Spirit that was on Jesus not only worked miracles for Him but gave Him the words to say to people. The bible records about Jesus:
And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.” Mark 7:37
“For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure. “The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. “He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:34-36
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63
“I have many things to say and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I heard from Him.” John 8:26
Jesus walked the earth as a Son of Man and the Son of God and the words He spoke He spoke by the Spirit of God. The things He did He did by the Spirit and authority of God and there is life and death in His words. Life for those who will receive them and death to those who ignore them. For God’s word is unchanging:
Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things. John 8:28
“I speak what I have seen with My Father, and you do what you have seen with your father.” John 8:38
“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John 8:44
“For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak. John 12:49
Now foolish carnal men do not appreciate the authority and anointing that God by His Spirit gives to His anointed ones. Even though God’s word states:
Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:9-10
Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. Luke 4:14
Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, “What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19
God gives His anointed ones authority and power over nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant. He gives them authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt them.
Now all of this is quite some power and authority that when used brings major changes to nations and kingdoms. But this is what God wants and He taught His people to pray accordingly:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:9-13
For the kingdom and power and glory belongs to God and it’s His kingdom that is important and must come and not those of men. Men do not understand the value and purpose of prayer and the power God has given them even though Jesus clearly told them:
Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. “Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ “And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, ‘yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”
Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? “I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:1-8
God has promised to bring changes on earth and even avenge His true ones speedily when they pray for justice, righteousness and equity. For justice and righteousness are always on the heart of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. For God’s word is unchanging:
And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, “since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
And the LORD said, “Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grave, “I will go down now and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry against it that has come to Me; and if not, I will know.”
Then the men turned away from there and went toward Sodom, but Abraham still stood before the LORD. Genesis 18:17-22
Yes the job of the Holy Spirit is to tell His true ones of things to come. For God does nothing unless He speaks to the prophets such as Abraham. The bible records for our instruction and profit:
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: “of sin, because they do not believe in Me; “of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; “of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.
“However, 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. “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. “All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you. John 16:7-15
God cannot fully bless many of His Children because they are full of impurities that will distort the blessings He has given them and they will go astray. So He gives them only what they can handle without corrupting it too much. If they want great things and He knows they do, they must trust Him greatly. They must cleanse themselves before Him first and then they will receive great things. Then these great things will become greater and brighter and stronger if they will totally surrender their filthy, selfish, ambitious ways to God. He will cleanse their opinions and ways and turn them on the right path and then bless them beyond their wildest dreams. This is God’s way!
God has called many of His Children to receive all of Himself in the Power of the Holy Spirit and they have corrupted it. They have stolen money for themselves from the sheep whom He has given into their hands to protect and comfort. They have taken from the widow and placed it in their own pockets. They have dressed themselves marvelously and drive great big magnificent cars and forgotten the widow they took the money from. They have pushed her aside and strut about as beautifully plumbed peacock—proud of their “accomplishments.” If they could only look inside they would see what God sees they would cover their shame and “nakedness!”
Yet, God has mercy on His unfaithful Children and have travailed long with them putting them in positions of authority. Yet they have so often failed God not recognizing their shameful ways before Him. It is by grace that anyone is saved and it is by grace that anyone continues to live by faith. This is each person’s choice each day of their lives.
God has not turned from His children as long as they don’t commit sin that hurts others such as sexual or financial sins. But one of the greatest sins God’s church continues in, almost freely, is the sin of deceiving others with false teachings. Something which Apostle Paul prophesied and warned:
“Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. “For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.
“For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. “Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.
“Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.
“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. “I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. “Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me.
“I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:26-35
Men have learnt something and teach it to others making them more sons of hell than themselves. For this will be punished and dealt with. For God is still in control and this is the Age of miracles. The time for change has come and His word is unchanging:
My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.
For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths that they may obey us, and we turn their whole body.
Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell. or every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. James 3:1-8
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