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. NKJV
As I watched the documentary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, I was fascinated by the meticulous planning that went on for months prior to the actual raid of his compound. Warfare is not to ever be taken lightly because human lives are on the line every moment. This country has fought in numerous wars over its brief history and many men and women have lost their lives during the conflicts. The decisions made by the army, marine, navy, and air force commanders can work to save lives or cause more lives to be lost whether they are truly accurate or in error.
There is a far greater war being waged every single day than all of the earthly wars combined in the hearts and minds of human beings. The war being waged is for truth. God’s eternal enemy (the devil) is the father of lies and he hates the Father of light and love and since the beginning of his contact with man, he has lied and continues to put forth those same lies today. Throughout the history of man, he has found many prominent men and women willing to espouse his lies like James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, H. G. Wells, Albert Einstein, and Charlie Parker just to name a few.
Sadly all of these people (who have died) are still lifted up today as great men and women to be admired and revered and that is just what the devil wanted. Listen to these words from Albert Einstein, “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this. These subtilized interpretations are highly manifold according to their nature and have almost nothing to do with the original text. For me the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions.”
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.
The third member of the Trinity (God the Holy Spirit) was sent after the ascension of our Lord to continue the work our Lord did on the earth in His physical body. He is the Spirit of Truth. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to bring to this world in darkness under the control of the god of this age the conviction of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was to be for the early believers their lamp or light to show them the way they were to walk in a hostile world as new creations. When the Holy Spirit was sent to the early Church, there was no New Testament written and He was going to be the author of the New Testament through the Apostles our Lord Jesus had called. He would guide them in their new freedom in Christ to keep them from falling or stumbling. He would be there to strengthen and comfort them during the times they would endure the most vicious persecution. He would enable them to recall all of the truth taught by our Lord and empower them to hide that truth in their hearts and apply it in their lives. The Spirit of Truth would give them discernment and enable them to turn away from false teaching and hypocrisy.
So He does today with believers in this generation and guides us into the truth He wrote through the men that penned the Bible. The Spirit of God of Truth dwells in the regenerate (the born ones) and leads us into all the revealed truth in the Word of God. Listen to this quote from my book entitled “Silent Assassins of the Soul”, “The Holy Spirit must convict us that our sin is not against man but against a holy and righteous God. The Holy Spirit is the only one who can convince us of our need for deliverance. In our own strength we can never come to true repentance. The lustful sins of pornography and masturbation bind us in spiritual chains of bondage that only the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit can free us from.” It is the truth from the Word of God that God the Holy Spirits makes real to us and infuses that word into our spirits transforming our entire being and desires from filth to that which is holy and honoring to Holy God.
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. NKJV
1 Corinthians 2:10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. NKJV
“A sinner can no more repent and believe without the Holy Spirit's aid than he can create a world.” Charles Spurgeon
“In general, He guides and directs His people, affording them, in answer to prayer, the light of His Holy Spirit, which enables them to understand and to love the Scriptures.” John Newton
“The truth of God may well be likened to a narrow path skirted on either side by a dangerous and destructive precipice: in other words, it lies between two gulfs of error.” A. W. Pink
“We corrupt the Word of God most dangerously, when we throw any doubt on the plenary inspiration of any part of Holy Scripture.” J. C. Ryle
Sincerely in Christ,
Clifford D. Tate, Sr.
Author of “Silent Assassins of the Soul - Are you Broken by Pornography and Masturbation? You can be Restored by the Lord Jesus Christ and brought into Deliverance, Freedom, and Victory! A Guide for Men and Women in the Enemy’s Crosshairs” e-book available now @ Amazon Kindle, @ Apple I Bookstore for IPod, Barnes and Noble for Nook, Reader Store for Sony Reader, Kobo, Copia, Gardners, Baker and Taylor, and eBookPie…
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