God Fed, Holy Spirit Led

May 24, 2013 at 2:00 am (Remodeling the Mind) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Romans 8:14-16

All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to bring you again to fear; on the contrary, you received the Spirit, who makes us sons and by Whose power we cry out, “Abba!” (That is, “Dear Father!”). The Spirit bears witness with our own spirits that we are children of God;

Romans 9:1

I am speaking the truth – as one who belongs to the Messiah, I do not lie; and also bearing witness is my conscience, governed by the Ruach HaKodesh: (Holy Spirit)

1 John 3:24

Those who obey His commands remain united with Him and He with them. Here is how we know that He remains united with us: by the Spirit whom He gave us.

1John 4:6; 13

We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God doesn’t listen to us. This is how we distinguish the Spirit of Truth from the spirit of error.

Here is how we know that we remain united with Him and He with us: He has given to us from His own Spirit.

John 14: 15-17 ~ Yeshua (Jesus) speaking…

If you love Me, you will keep My commands; and I will ask the Father, and He will give you another comforting Counselor like Me, the Spirit of Truth, to be with you forever. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees nor knows Him. You know Him, because He is staying with you and will be united with you.

What is the function/purpose of the Holy Spirit? You could say, in modern terms, to keep your “ears” connected to God’s Voice…by which He leads and guides His children every minute of every hour of every day. The key is to listen and act, without delay to what He says. I will try to bring this into a realistic picture.

You feel hungry. At the inkling of that desire your own voice in your head begins to “speak”. Based on what this voice says, you get up (act), walk into the kitchen (act), and proceed to “follow that voices” instruction (action) until you have consumed food and feel hunger no more.

When one is united with Yeshua and now His child, we still feel urges like before but have received and agreed to listen to a new Voice inside and act according to His instructions. This is called obedience, listening to His commands, keeping His commands. All His commands accord with those you find in His written Word thereby as “infants” we have a means of “comparison” in order to learn which voice belongs to who. The more we grow, the more we remember the Word and do not need to stop and consult the Word for comparison (only)…we know His Voice by obeying it over and over. Not by merely reading it and saying “Yep, that’s the right thing to do.” We still read The Word, but it becomes food! Something we know we need, and desire to be fully alive in Yeshua! The Spirit gives us a desire to read it because He is now teaching us what it means!

The Holy Spirit speaks right into our very lives, applicable to our situations, circumstances and issues. So in essence when we feel hungry, get up to go fulfill that desire; we can ask Him to tell us what we should do to fulfill it, instead of just doing what we always did before; which was listening to our own voice and acting. This is a very simple example, not the less true for its simplicity either. God knows us best. Say we feel hungry, but in Truth we don’t need to eat. If we ask Him, He will tell us yes or no. If yes, He will tell us even what it is we should eat! Its the equivalent of having a Personal Trainer. That is…if we let Him.

Romans 8:5-8

For those who identify with their old nature set their minds on things of the old nature, but those who identify with the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. Having one’s mind controlled by the old nature is death, but having one’s mind controlled by the Spirit is Life and shalom (peace meaning completeness). For the mind controlled by the old nature is hostile to God, because it does not submit itself to God’s Torah (Instruction/teaching/guidance) – indeed, it cannot. Thus, those who identify with their old nature cannot please God.
But you, you do not identify with your old nature but with the Spirit – provided the Spirit of God is living inside you, for anyone who doesn’t have the Spirit of the Messiah doesn’t belong to Him.

In truth – the word identify is listen to, act on, let lead; the voice of your mind which was independent of God before you received Him as your new Teacher, Trainer, Guide, God.

The word Torah has always been translated Law from Hebrew (the original language all Scripture was written in) to Greek. But in truth, the word Torah means Teachings. Teachings are way different than laws. Teaching is done with patience, interest in the person being taught, and grace for the learning. Laws are not. God gave instructions to Israel not Laws. Mankind turned God into a lawmaker, but He never agreed! He is, was, and always shall be a Teacher! His desire has always been to train, lead, guide not police!
So when we read Jesus’ Words “If you love Me, you will obey (keep) My commands.” He is saying, “follow My instruction, lead, teachings.” When we truly accept His Lordship, we get the Holy Spirit “installed” into our minds. So we can follow His Voice. Those who have said/say they follow Yeshua but ignore the Holy Spirit enabled Voice become what the Word refers to as double-minded and unstable.

To be God fed, we must be Spirit led. We consider ourselves no longer having the option to “take our own advise” anymore. This is a process, by which we serve a Teacher, who trains us as we go. Its a walk with a Patient God, who understands it takes time to renew/train the mind to listen and know His Voice. Not a police-god ready to write a ticket for breaking laws!
One is relational, the other is well…I don’t know many people who want to get close to a policeman. (Exception being made by those who are police officers and have friends and family but those who love them do not want to be close to their job, but their person)

It makes all the difference in the world to be united with Yeshua via the Holy Spirit. It changes…everything!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Psalms 119:17-24 ~ G ~ Gimmel

October 23, 2012 at 4:17 am (The Shepherd's Words) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Letter ~ G ~ Gimmel ~ 3

Psalm 119:17-24
Deal generously with Your servant;
then I will live and observe Your word.
Open my eyes, so that I will see
wonders from Your Torah (Law).
Though I’m just a wanderer on earth,
don’t hide Your mitzvot (commands/instructions) from me.
I am continually consumed
with longing for Your rulings.
You rebuke the proud, the cursed,
who stray from Your mitzvot.
Remove scorn and contempt from me,
because I observe Your instruction.
Even when princes sit and plot against me,
Your servant meditates on Your laws.
Also Your instructions are my delight;
they are my counselors.

As before I have continued to post each section of Psalms 119, according to the “break up” corresponding to each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It is very likely that Yeshua (Jesus) learned His letters and numbers starting here in Psalm 119.

**For further study and significance please note. Youtube videos by ancienthebreworg on Youtube. (The videos can be found here in the Shepherd’s Words button on the menu)
And for the amazing correlations with the number 3:
http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/3.html

May Yeshua bless you as you study to shine within in the Light of  His approval. 🙂

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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