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March 14, 2016

March 14, 2016

"The Holy Spirit Brings God's Truth to Mind"

“The Holy Spirit…will be your teacher and will bring to your minds all that I have said to you.” John 14: 26 Philips

God speaks to us constantly.  He does it through the Holy Spirit.  He gives thoughts, suggestions, impressions and notions in our mind.  When the devil talks to you, that’s temptation.  But when God talks, we call that inspiration.

The Holy Spirit is our teacher and our counselor.  He’s kind of like a personal coach.  Rick Warren says he knows people who pay thousands of dollars for a life coach.  He’s had one for thirty years.  He’s called the Holy Spirit.

When he asks God what’s next, the Holy Spirit brings to mind what he ought to do.  It’s not an audible voice, Rick shares.  Why should God speak audibly?  He can enter right into our minds through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

So if the Holy Ghost brings truth to mind that means there needs to be something in your mind that He can bring forward.  When you read or study your Bible you are planting the seeds of truth that God can then use through the Holy Spirit to speak to you.

Sometimes, you might read or hear a lesson from the Bible and say, “I didn’t really get anything out of that.”  You don’t read the Bible to get something out of it every time.  You read it to put the seed of the truth in your mind.

There are lots of other things in your mind like that billboard you saw or a commercial you watched.  Maybe even a bad joke you heard or told.  It’s all in there.  You need to balance it with the truth.  Then the Holy Spirit can bring God’s truth to mind and show you the way you should go.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don