Luke 4:16-19 "And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
"And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
"To preach the acceptable year of the Lord."
The Spirit of the Lord will be poured on you is one of 44 benefits that are available for everyone who seeks GOD's Wisdom (information)...
We are in an "information war" every day. Information to live by and base our behavior and thought-life on is a personal choice between two powerful sources:
We choose which information system we shall feed from and graft into our thinking and actions. Feeding from the correct source has the potential of keeping sin out of our life. "Thy word have I hid in my (spiritual) heart, that I may not sin against Thee" Proverbs 23.7
The Spirit of the LORD will be Poured on You...
"Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you."
The GODHEAD is made up of three distinct persons :
Little is known and experienced of the out-pouring of the Holy Spirit.
We often feel or sense an evil or bad spirit - but we need to know more of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
Twice have I been in a situation in which I was fully aware of a supernatural intervention, or presence of the Holy Spirit of GOD. It would be difficult to justify why it happened to me.
But it did!
Words are inadequate to describe each scene...
I was a youth worker with the YMCA in Christchurch, New Zealand. I was driving thru an intersection with the green light, when a speeding taxi broadsided the van.
The impact caused the van to flip up into the air, and crash to the ground...
When the van was in the air, I felt two hands under my body holding me up in mid-air. I was still in the van, in the air...
I will always remember the sensation of the two hands holding me up and gently lowering me to the ground, unhurt.
Was it the Holy Spirit or an angel?
Doesn't matter which.
The memory of this incident has never left me. Never will.
In 1988 I had cancer of the stomach at Highland Hospital in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Charles Sherman and his team successfully removed a 30lb tumor from my stomach.
I was back in my hospital room when I became aware of a presence such as I had never felt before.
It was as if my body was enveloped with "liquid love" to a degree that was overwhelming.
I knew, without a shadow of a doubt that the Holy Spirit of GOD was visiting me.
The waves of liquid love lasted off and on for three days...it was the Spirit of the Lord.
I remember telling the Lord that I knew what Daniel experienced in the fiery furnace. I felt that nothing could hurt me. I knew I had met GOD's presence in a most exciting and unexpected way.
I was completely strengthened, and six days after surgery, I was on a plane back to work...that was in 1988. Twenty six years later, I have never had a moments pain or relapse from the cancer. GOD did something special in me that day...
The end of Proverbs 1.23 reveals the purpose of the Holy Spirit being poured upon us...and that is "to make My words known to you."
This is repeated in John 14.26 "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom 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."
The Holy Spirit of the Lord is the master teacher of GOD-information...
His Spirit is as a fountain that softens, energizes, and opens our understanding. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal truth to our mind and impact our lives.
Without the Holy Spirit of the Lord, it is impossible to understand, discern, and receive the instruction, that comes from GOD.
1 Corinthians 2.9-14 "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
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