Exhorting Thy Brethren
Here is a guest post from sister Emma Letter. She is humble and have a great testimony. Hope the below words bless you from her. If you want to have a guest post or a word to say to inspire and encourage someone why not! Please drop me a comment and will arrange for you soon.
Hearing a Testimony is so encouraging to not only the story teller but to the listener also. It strengthens us and helps us overcome the enemy of our souls. (Revelation12: 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.) Do you have a testimony you can share with others ? If you have been born again then surely you have a testimony and It just may change a person life from the inside out. So on that note I will share about God in my life and who He can be to you! I encourage you to seek the Holy Spirit to help you understand what is being said in these following paragraphs. Only the Lord can give you revelation and a understanding of what is being shared with you. God is a mystery to those who don’t have a personal relationship with Him. He is some entity far-far away in another universe or even doesn’t exist at all. But to us, born again believers God is 3 Persons in 1. The Father , The Son Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit. He is the Living Godhead. Each Person of the Godhead have different attributes and you can distinctively know who is who as you mature in your relationship with Him.
I would love to share with you my experience of the Precious Holy Spirit. My passion and prayer is that you may experience this also and even deeper than I.
Who is the Holy Spirit ? Think on that for a moment. Who is He to you ? Do you know Him ? If you have a relationship with Jesus and Father God then you are hearing from the Holy Spirit! How so ? The Holy Spirit speaks what He hears the Father say and His ministry is to reveal and lead you to Jesus. He does not boast about Himself. John 16:13 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. I really like this verse. Something I have often said in the past is Lord do not let me deceived but always lead me to your truth. If we have a real genuine desire to know nothing but the truth the Holy Spirit answers our desires. I like the last half of this verse even more ! That He the Spirit of God will inform us, tell us things that are of the near or further future. I do not boast but in the Lord for the Lord’s Glory and that you may be edified. I experience the Spirit telling me things to come very regularly. It can be a burden sometimes or it can be encouraging sometimes just depending on the nature of the prophetic word.
He is the One who wooed you to Jesus the first time you felt in your soul a tugging and curiosity to know who is this God. He had planted a seed within you.
The Holy Spirit is a Comforter,(In other versions of the Bible the word Counsellor or Advocate are used instead of Comforter this gives us an idea of how He comforts us) as it states 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.
These verses mentioned in the above paragraphs, amongst many more, are so real to me as they have shown me the Wonderful and Powerful acts of the Holy Spirit in my life not only in my life but it can be just as real in your life also. You can experience Him and His ministry!. Seek Him today !. Not tomorrow or when it is convenient timing ! There have been times in my faith walk in the Lord that I was so confused, terrified and even felt like the enemy had won and that I was defeated. But I continued to keep my eyes fixed and focused on God though to be honest that was difficult. But I hung on to the Lord and His promises especially in the Book of Psalm and also loved Him with all my strength. The Holy Spirit was intervening and ministering to me His comfort and He was my Counsellor. He told me everything is ok and will be ok. That I am in the hands and arms of my Personal Saviour Jesus Christ. I would pour out my turmoils, heartaches and pain that I was able to express to Him and many times just His Presence was enough He didn’t really need to say anything and the pain that I could not express He reminded me that He knows my heart even without speaking from it. We are a Temple of the Holy Spirit therefore the Spirit can use us to comfort others. 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
So next time you see or hear a friend or even a stranger in trials, testings and turmoil why don’t you sit with them and be a representative/ambassador of God to them you don’t have to speak just wrap you arm around them and let them speak or even pour out their tears. Its truly amazing with such Wisdom The Holy Spirit knows exactly what the weary heart and spirit needs to be told and there is no false flattery involved it is all truth. So next time you feel inconsolable turn to the Holy Spirit and seek Him out. He will comfort you and lead you to the Heart of the Father. Moving along we come another verse which says,
Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit , which is the word of God.
Wow this verse is amazing to me. It says a lot. In the past and right up till now. When I have engaged in warfare against the enemy. I remember to take the Sword into my hand and stand firm in the Lord. The Sword of the Spirit is actually the Word of God aka the Bible. Confessing the Word of God out through our mouths has power it is likened to a double-edged Sword as it says in Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Sword the Word is the complete truth and speaking the truth and believing in the truth and living by the truth the lies spoken the lies believed and the lies once lived will flee as does darkness when the light is switched on by the Truth of God. The devil our adversary will flee as we walk out the truth. That is not to say he will not attempt and try to steal , kill and destroy ( John 10:10 “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy) us but this is where we must speak the truth and use the Sword of the Spirit. If I was to only have one verse to exhort you with I would give this verse to you in regards to this topic it is from 1 Peter 5: 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. The message I desire to get across is that you must trust the Lord in helping you through your difficult times and allowing Him to minister to you by His Holy Spirit. He Loves You and so do many other brothers and sisters around the World. You have family a spiritual family and our Father is King and Lord.
Numbers 6: 24-26
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”
By Sister Emma Lette
Expanding The Kingdom of GOD… Jesus Loves You
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