Paul gives us the essential definition of religion when he talks about 'a form of godliness, without the power'. 4. If this is you that God is speaking to, this is your wake up call – start longing for His presence, start listening to what He has to say to you, rather than try and get Him to say only what you want to hear! We can't know the will of God about everything in our lives from the Bible, there's not a verse for every single happenstance in the word of God, and yet in those cases - when we are weak in knowing the will of God - if we are in relationship, intimately, with the Holy Spirit, He will intercede from the depths of our being with groanings that cannot be uttered. Deep teachings…Thank you Pastor Vlad for willingness and service in God’s Kingdom. Intimacy with Holy Spirit comes through surrender. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God". Being intimate with the Holy Spirit cannot be done outside of fellowship. However, intimacy only comes through surrender of our life to Holy Spirit. If you want to sit on in God's presence, go right ahead, He doesn't mind! No memories, no memories, just keep looking at this every now and again, and you may get a warm fuzzy feeling inside - that's the Holy Spirit - but don't seek any experiences'. David said: I will not offer up on the alter what costs me nothing. Let us see John 16:5-8, 12-15. The secret was: he carried a homing pigeon everywhere he went, and there was a very fine cord attached to one of the pigeon's legs. Now this is wonderful - I could go off on one here, but I'll not - but you want to know what God is like, and really that's the existence of theology, philosophy, even aspects of anthropology, people who are searching after God - this great debate: 'What's He like? Lord, we want and we need more, this church needs more, I need more, this village needs more, this city, this land needs more. I just want God, I'm not interested in trying to explain the inexplicable - I'm not interested in what some television evangelist is doing, per se - I know the personal relationship is often on the basis of experience. Well, there are a number of things we could look into: Jesus' ministry in general was local, He didn't go outside His confines of His home country generally; His ministry was external, He touched people and healed them of course, and I'm not suggesting that He didn't reach into their lives, but generally speaking it was an external ministry as He walked around Judea and Galilee - but the Holy Spirit would bring the ministry of Jesus to become universal, to the four corners of the globe, and it would be an internal work that even the disciples, when Jesus was there, had not completely experienced yet. You have a relationship with friends and family but you should only be intimate with your spouse. Luke 11:13, now listen, there is so much argumentation and debate - and I don't want to debate with anybody. We are not! Do you hear what Jesus is saying to these disciples? Man of God may God continue to bless you more and more for you to continue teaching his children. Preach The Word. Therefore, I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.”, “And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”. Any exceptions to these conditions must be explicitly approved by Preach The Word. The Holy Spirit is the member of the Godhead that you are meant to have most direct dealings with now, did you know that? Because here's the crunch: as Jesus reveals the Father, the Holy Spirit reveals and witnesses Jesus to us, and effectively brings both the Father and the Son into our personal experience. it is an awesome teaching. Is He like Allah, is He like Buddha, is He like Mohammed, is He like Jesus?'. But we walked away from Him! China, it's called 'The Three Gorges Dam', and it's in Hubei, China, which is on the upper Yangtze River. They see the miracles, they hear the wondrous words that fall off His lips, and then He tells them: 'I'm going away, I'm going to die, I'm going to rise again, and then I'm going to ascend to heaven, and I'm leaving you - but it is to your advantage'. Are you seeking to generate power, to drum it up through frantic activism in Christian work, or doing your quiet time? I had given the keys to the officer earlier in the day to Mrs. Apeh. NEW Evidence Revealed! We've got a problem, because 'You can't do anything without Me', Jesus said, 'and the way you get Me now is through the Holy Spirit'. Romans 8:14: "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.