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by Joan Morrone
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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.”

Before you can remember something, you have to have heard or read it somewhere before. It may have been in your mind for a long time but it was pushed way back when other things filled your mind. Just one word may let you pull the thought out of your memory bank. It will seem like just yesterday that it was fresh.

What do we have to remember? We weren’t with the disciples but Jesus told them: “Whatsoever I have said unto you.” How can we remember what Jesus said? We weren’t there. We go to the scriptures in the Bible. Before we can remember anything in the Bible, we have to have read it first-maybe several times before it sinks it. Often we didn’t understand it at first because we weren’t ready for it yet. So the more you read the Bible, even when you don’t understand it, the more memories are stored in your mind. When you need that very thing, the Holy Spirit will remind you.

II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” This includes the Old Testament. II Peter 1:19-21 “We have also a more sure word of prophesy---Knowing this first that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (Strong Concordance 5012---prophesy---to speak by inspiration {in prediction---foretell a future event} or simple discourse---communication of ideas or information---Webster’s dictionary.)

The Holy Spirit can either give a prophesy of something that will happen in the future (as told to the prophets of old. The Holy Spirit wasn’t living in them yet.) or give understanding of the scripture to someone who can interpret the matter on hand; whether it is a doctrine, reproof, correction,
or instruction in righteousness. These are all guidelines to a holy life.

John 14:16 & 17 “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world can not receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him, for he dwells with you, and shall be in you.”

I John 2:27 “But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.”

Even when someone does give an interpretation of a scripture, and some do need
help in understanding, don’t just take his word as truth without checking it with the scriptures. Don’t take my word either. Being the imperfect creatures we are, we can make a mistake when we let our own ideas take the lead. But believe me; the Holy Spirit will let you know when you are wrong if you are open to his correction. I keep learning. That is what we are all to be doing instead of becoming stagnant, thinking we know it all. I told my daughter-in-law after I had been a Christian for awhile, that the more I learn the less I know. I thought I had all the answers. No one ever has all the answers at once. We keep learning as we go. She got angry and said she thought I was more spiritual than that. I just let it go.

John 16:12 “I have yet many things to say unto you, but you can not bear them now.” Jesus taught them in parables of things they were familiar with. Same with Nahum 2:3 “The chariots would rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like lightening.”

Our chariots are automobiles that run like lightening. Road rage is running rampant; some even running into others who get in the way. What is the big rush? We live in the “instant this or that; no patience to wait. Nahum would think you were crazy if you talked about this. No way could he understand such a precept.

The writers of the Bible (old and new testaments) had a difficult time getting all the facts that they were told to write on scripts but they were persistent. If I had to write this in the same way, I might have given up and say forget it! It takes me about an hour for each page I write, what with looking up the scriptures etc. Imagine how long it took them to write whole books.

No wonder Jesus told the Apostles they couldn’t bear it. What did they know about typewriters then word processors and now computers? So it takes me one or two hours to write, yet in about 2 seconds it can be sent all over the world and translated into another language at times. With all this technology, many prophecies become understandable now. We may not know exactly how they will come about but we are aware they could be possible.

John 16:13 “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into ALL truth; for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear; that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.”

With television, we see events while they are happening. I was born before T.V. I was 18 when I saw my first one---all of 7” and in black and white. We now sit in the comforts of our home and watch a war going on.

In conclusion should we be amazed when the Holy Spirit shows us things that are to come? May God help us to be ready for the return of Jesus. It may be sooner than we think. We have to live our life as if he is on his way this very minute; that God, the Father has told him it is time.

God bless us as we try to understand and accept His WORD as truth without interference by man. Revelation 22:18-20 “For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of this book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifies these things says, “Surely, I come quickly. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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