Is the Holy Spirit? – 6 – The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

Is the Holy Spirit :
    *  A figment of our imagination?
    *  A fairytale?
    *  A promise not yet received?
A vibrant, living center of you?  The Holy Spirit is here, available now, He is at hand, to comfort, lead, guide, direct, teach, empower, heal, raise the dead, give sight to the blind, make the lame walk, the deaf hear, proclaim the year of the Lord.

Do you see His hand in your life?  Church?  Fellowship?


(Sand Sculpture at Atlantic  Beach,  NC this year, do not know artist.  Facial expression, priceless ).

The Apostles did.  Why?  They knew the Old Testament and realized exactly what the Lord had delivered them from.  Sin and Death,  Sacrifice and Mourning,  Rituals and False Religion.

Today some of us feel if we are saved we can’t sin.   Wrong

Some of us feel we aren’t worthy to do his work.  Wrong

We don’t need His Baptism of the Holy Spirit, because we have His Spirit because we’re Saved.   Wrongheaded.

We shouldn’t desire Spiritual Gifts.    Wrong….”Desire Spiritual Gifts,  Desire the best Spiritual Gifts.”

We aren’t worthy, trustworthy, faithful, prayerful, humble, teachable, moldable, flexible, holy……

Herein lies the problem.

We really have not learned to walk in the Spirit.   At least I  have not learned to be immediately available and obedient.   When my sister-in-law was in the hospital in pain, the nurses asked us to leave the room, so they could do their thing.  I  believe the Lord wanted me to annoint her with oil and pray right then.

I prayed outside her room for a half-hour before I had a piece.   Another half hour went by before we could go back in the room….she was still in pain,  I finally annointed her with oil and prayed some more.

A half hour later the nurses finally did what was needed to relieve her.  If I had been immediately obedient instead of holding back (fear of ?).  I believe she would’ve suffered for a much shorter time.


(Picture of a quilt square at The Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island, NC).

I don’t believe the Lord is upset because of my hesitation, maybe disappointed.   He understands the learning curve we must complete.  He wasn’t mad at Gideon, He just walked him through.

I get a kick out of the story of Abram,   in Genesis 12 it says:  ” Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, ”

To me this means. It was said more than once.  If our hearts are turned toward the Lord, He will walk us through the  learning curve, as He did for Abram,  Abram walked before the Lord for 24 years, he believed Gods promise and was counted as Righteous.


We must walk with the Spirit all the way along the learning curve, untill we understand His guidince, obey His directions, see His Power and Love in action.

Do you believe?  Will you step out in Faith?  Pray for the sick? Believe the Word?

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Let no man deceive you. ..

Let no man deceive you. ..

2 Thessalonians 2:3

Let no man deceive you by any means:

Paul was warning people not to be mislead about the Day of the Lord. …that people would fall away from the true Gospel and follow the false Prophet.

Today we need to be warned against non believing, believers.  Who are these people. …Those who have tried it all and not succeeded.   They love the Lord but really, “He doesn’t do that Biblical mumbo-jumbo anymore.   We are much too intelligent to believe in signs, wonders and miracles.

Speaking in tongues, holiness, morals, commandments. Continue reading

I am the Lord that healeth thee

I am the Lord that healeth thee

Exodus 15:26
King James Version (KJV)
26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Do any of us realize what this scripture promises?  Can we truthfully say we walk in it?  I know I fail at it.

Diligently = characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : painstaking

Hearken = to give respectful attention

I am not always steady, earnest and energetic in my study of the Word.  I am afraid that I’m haphazard,  sloppy and slovenly in my study. Respectful attention?   Do I ever really hear His heart?  Then act accordingly?

I believe that we all are a little disappointing to the Lord.  He offers us the world and we settle for a postage stamp.  He offers us health and we suffer from unbelief.  Miracles, signs and wonders.

We wonder why He no longer acts.  We must learn to “hearken diligently”….Become serious about serving The Lords will…not our own.

Deuteronomy 28:1-14
King James Version (KJV)
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.  

And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.  And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow,  And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

Lord, please help me to be a man after your heart.  Help me to be obedient to Your will and walk in Your ways.  May I be a vessel that You can use to increase Your Kingdom.

That is my prayer for all who love Him…but so many of us live in the following 55 verses on this chapter.   Lord help us to “HEARKEN DILIGENTLY” to Your voice.

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that they may not understand

These were Gods words when He came down to see the city and tower the people were building.
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Signs of an Apostle


2 Corinthians 12:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

The signs of an Apostle:    What a concept?   Is there a way to prove if someone is an Apostle?  What are these signs?

◆      Something that is recognized by people (seen)

◆     Something done with patience (love, the fruit of the Spirit)

◆     Signs (supernatural)

◆     Wonders (unknowable)

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Christian,  who can you trust?


A nameless Man of God, (MOG), Only mentioned in one chapter of the Bible is our subject today.   He appeared in 1 Kings 13.


God sent him from the tribe of Judah to speak with the King of Israel,  Jeroboam: whose name means “he that opposes the people. ” or one who leads his people to sin. Continue reading

6. Concerning Spiritual Gifts

In this section,  I will be giving a lot of scriptures. …
For to one is given by the Spirit discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.

For the best example of discerning of Spirits, we need to look at King Saul. ..

He couldn’t decern but those around him could.

1 Samuel 16:14  King James Version (KJV)
But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

1 Samuel 16:15  King James Version (KJV)
And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.

1 Samuel 19:20. King James Version (KJV)
And Saul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the company of the prophets prophesying, and Samuel standing as appointed over them, the Spirit of God was upon the messengers of Saul, and they also prophesied.

1 Samuel 28:3. King James Version (KJV)
Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him i Continue reading

5. Concerning Spiritual Gifts.,

brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

For to one is given by the Spirit, prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:


13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

The gifts where we speak;  Lord help me are the scariest gifts to work.  Perhaps it is a lack of faith on my part.  I love to preach the Word of God, share the promises o f God but jump out there to say thus says the Lord; interpret tongues.

I just don’t think the Spirit has annointed me in this area.  I am more than confident to proclaim the truth of His written word but the other is a limb that scares me.

Definition of Prophesy and Prophets:


The ordinary Hebrew word for prophet is nabi, derived from a verb signifying “to bubble forth” like a fountain; hence the word means one who announces or pours forth the declarations of God. The English word comes from the Greek p Continue reading

3. Now concerning spiritual gifts

I would not have you ignorant.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.

We are naturally ignorant of other languages, higher math skills, sports or any particular subject,  that doesn’t mean that we are stupid.  All it means is we are not knowledgeable in that area.

After all, we cannot be expected to know what we haven’t experienced or been taught. The Apostle is encouraging us to learn about and walk in the light of the Spirit. Our natu Continue reading

Why unfettered?

Growing up in the Catholic Church I knew that Jesus Christ died on the cross and  rose from the dead to save my soul.  I also knew the Bible stories that every Christian teaches their children.   What I did not realize was that Jesus is alive and well and available to all,  for the asking.


When I finally asked Him into my life and entered Bible School I started to mark my Bible,  what scriptures was I taught today?  Did it line up with yesterday’s teaching?   What verses did they skip?  Why? How does it line up with what I  thought was true?   What to believe?


God truly blessed me by bringing me to Christian Retreat in Florida to learn of Him.  We had multiple teachers and teachings.   I lived and worked there for three years and left with a good understanding of how to study the Bible.


All of that said,  It wasn’t until recently, while seeking more of Jesus that He opened His Word anew to me.   The eyes of my understanding suddenly saw what the Word had always said, not what I had taken for granted. I had always thought of the Lord God as one member of the Trinity.   He was the Father God of the New Testament in the Old Testament.


We had the Lord God and the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament and Jesus made His appearance in the New.   I knew Jesus was there (in the Old Testament),  somewhere but silent, invisible waiting for His cue to appear.


Then I remembered that the Lord noticed that Moses turned aside to see and God said.  That Noah found grace in the Lords eyes and Noah walked with God. The Lord said “Have you considered my servant Job, he hates evil and fears God. ” There are so many examples if we will just open our eyes to see.


If we look at the Spirit of the Lord and compare to the Spirit of God the Nature s of the Father and Son stand in stark contrast.   I needed to further study the Old Testament to understand what the Lord is showing me.   This blog is my attempt to teach what I am learning to whosoever will, to help in their walk with God.  Is anyone interested?

VI Meeting the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit,  the Spirit of God, the Spirit of the Lord,  the Holy Ghost. All titles that we commonly use to describe the third person of the Trinity. If you have already read the Spirit of God and the Spirit of the Lord you have probably seen that we might need to take another look.

The Spirit of God gives us wisdom, understanding and knowledge,  the ability to understand dreams and prophesy.  While the Spirit of the Lord  Continue reading


Getting to know the Spirit of God (Elohim):


Genesis 1:1-2


King James Version (KJV)


In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.


And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.


The Spirit of God: The Ruach Elohim: In the Hebrew. The breath or breeze of God moved upon the face of the waters. The Spirit of God, The Holy Spirit, The Holy Ghost, The Spirit of the Lord Are they all different names for the same Spirit? Again the answer is in the Word. Continue reading


Abram meets God: (Elohim)

Abram meets God: (Elohim)

Genesis 17

King James Version (KJV)

And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.  And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.  And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.

Notice Abram is 99, the Lord (Jehovah) comes to him and introduced Himself as the Almighty God.  (El Shadday)  Abram had been meeting with the Lord, (Jehovah) offering  sacrifices to the Lord, doing all that the Lord had asked for twenty-four years.
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The Bible is an amazing book, we can read it, memorize it, even believe we understand it and then one day God opens our eyes and old things pass away, the word becomes new.  Suddenly we begin to understand and see things in a different light.

For most of my Christian life the Old Testament has been the Father Gods domain.

I thought of the God of the Old Testament as Father God, Lord God or just Lord or God.  They were all interchangeable names for the same member of the Trinity, who ruled the Old Testament. He and the Spirit were active,  where was Jesus?

The Father God wrote the book of the law and He was the book and the law. Whatever we called Him, He was one member of the Trinity.  When He spoke the earth moved, things got done, He was to be feared and obeyed.

Jesus was there somewhere but silent, invisible, waiting for his cue to enter center stage. The Spirit also, was quietly hovering, ready to explode on to the scene. Continue reading