We, well Americans anyway, like to move, and move fast. We hurry home, to the store, to work and even to church. We have drive-thrus to make our trips even faster. We believe we have too much to do, so we have to go at a frantic pace. But what if God had something He wanted to get done? And what if his plan included you? Would you proceed with the same fervency? Or would you dig your heels in and say, “Let me pray about it.”
There is nothing wrong with discerning God’s perfect will and timing. And that is probably a wise thing to do before launching a new church program. Did we ever see Jesus form a committee to discern the will of God? No. Did we ever see him say, “Wait, let me go pray about that before I speak to your disease.”
My point is this; Jesus, who was filled with the Spirit of God, flowed with his heavenly Father. He didn’t have to stop and pray, or set aside a three day fast first, he just knew already the will of the Father. He also operated in the power of the Holy Spirit. For instance, when Jesus encountered the woman at the well, he was operating in the gift of the Spirit of knowledge. Jesus knew she had many previous husbands and in fact the guy she was currently with was not her husband.
No one has to go and get ceremonially clean anymore before entering the Holy of Holies, the presence of God. You can walk in his presence and actually live in it. If you remain in that atmosphere all the time you just know. You know things. You can have wisdom and understanding of people and of issues all around you.
It’s important to be filled with the Holy Spirit:
The moment Jesus came up out of the baptismal waters, the skies opened up and he saw God’s Spirit—it looked like a dove—descending and landing on him. And along with the Spirit, a voice: “This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life.” Mat. 3:16 (MSG)
Understand the Holy Spirit gives you power to minister:
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth. Acts 1:8 (AMPC)
The veil that once separated from the presence of God has been torn in two by God:
At that moment, the Temple curtain was ripped in two, top to bottom. There was an earthquake, and rocks were split in pieces. Mat. 27:51 (MSG)
While flowing in the Spirit you will do great things for the kingdom of God:
I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! John 14:12 (TPT)
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