Be Not Lukewarm

I know many people who are filled with the Holy Spirit and they are good people.  However, many do not have the same fervor for the things of THE SPIRIT they once had.  The cares of the world enter in and cause us to become lukewarm in our walk.  We become complacent and edge into the ways of the world.  These writings are intended to stir you up and  reassess where you are spiritually.  The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 2:

15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

It is my earnest desire to do FATHER’S Will and I trust it is yours as well or you would not be reading these words.  The things of the world are temporary and are never able to satisfy men’s souls.  Given that reality, why look to the world to be fulfilled when FATHER has given us the Holy Spirit to instruct us into all Truth?  People become addicted to searching the Internet in order to fill the void that is reserved for FATHER and HIS Holy Spirit.  Men are constantly searching for meaning and fulfillment when it is as close as your prayer closet.

27 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.

The Old Testament was given by Divine Inspiration of the Holy Spirit for men to record what they heard and saw.  They did not access some physical reference material but instead they accessed the Spiritual realm.  The purpose of the Old Testament is to testify of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  The overall theme was intended to point to the arrival of the Messiah and to bring us closer to Our Heavenly Father.  The New Testament is the record of the manifestation of the First Begotten Son and the declaration that He is the Door for us to enter through.  Additionally many credible witnesses have testified of His power and authority both before and after His resurrection.  There is further testimony of Jesus sending the Holy Spirit being accessible to all men and women.  I am a personal witness to that reality.  Without any exhaustive research or extensive knowledge, I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit in October of 1971.  By hearing a few simple verses from the New Testament and the laying on of hands, I received.  That night changed the course of my life.

Over the last 45 years FATHER has shown HIMSELF mighty in my life.  I have chosen HIS Word over the counsel of men time and time again without regret.  I am now able to look back and see the destruction and loss associated with man’s wisdom.  The world will throw you under the bus without hesitation.  FATHER Loves us and only seeks to direct us according to HIS Righteousness which leads to life and fruitfulness.

There are times when we must shed/purge the junk supplied to us by the world.  We are not called to isolate ourselves but we are to protect ourselves from the trappings of the world.  Sometimes it is appropriate to simply go back and reread the New Testament while setting aside any and all bias.  We tend to develop doctrines or beliefs over time that are no longer applicable or were never valid to begin with.  We tended to settle for compromise rather than FATHER’S best for us.

We cannot do greater things than Jesus if we are lukewarm.  We must be earnest in our desire to operate in the gifts of THE SPIRIT.  We are only restricted by our hunger or lack thereof.  FATHER is willing to use us in whatever manner we are willing to ask, seek, and knock.

In recent months we have had much Spiritual activity at our house.  There are many doors closing which we have heard in THE SPIRIT as well as many instances of a knocking at the door.  There are doors now closing to seasons of the past and we are now being instructed to enter into another aspect of THE DOOR.  FATHER has been preparing many of us for such a time as this.  Let us be counted among those HE has chosen to bring forth life unto this earth.  In order to be led by THE SPIRIT we must dwell in HIS SPIRIT.  Those who are lukewarm will simply wonder what is happening as we go forth into all the world.  Some will even be blinded to the move of THE SPIRIT.

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