God understood that we can’t live the Christian life without the Holy Spirit indwelling us.

Jesus said, “But when the Helper comes whom I shall send from the Father, the Spirit of Truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.” John 15:26.

Paul said, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.

“Walking in the Spirit is yielding to the Spirit (not my will, but Your will be done). In Ephesians 5:18 we are admonished by God to be filled with the Spirit (means controlled by the Holy Spirit).

Filling does not mean we get more of the Holy Spirit but that He gets more of us.

It is the Holy Spirit that produces good fruit in a person’s life: LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FAITH, PATIENCE, GENTLENESS, GOODNESS, KINDNESS & SELF CONTROL

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Is there evidence of good fruit in your life? Is there evidence that the gifts are operating? If not, then you need to question whether you are born again. Find a church that operates in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Sadly, many don’t. Many churches are filled with seekers, not born again believers. They are a mission field that needs our attention.

Not convinced then take a look at these Scriptures.

“However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:9-11

Both the apostles and their followers operated in the power of the Holy Spirit:

“And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 4:33

“And Stephen full of faith and power… Acts 6:8

Peter said:

“By what power or by what name have you done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit said to them… Acts 4:7

Take a look at the testimony of Dr Jim Harris. He is President of The Jim Harris Group, an international speaking and advising firm dedicated to helping believers in business unleash their unfair advantage in the marketplace. He is the author of Our Unfair Advantage: Unleash the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Business and numerous other award winning business books.

9/11/01 was the first time in my life I intentionally asked for the power of Holy Spirit in my life. And it not only impacted me, but powerfully impacted over 500 other people.

On 9/10/2001, I connected through Boston Logan airport to catch a flight to Killington, Vermont to keynote a conference the next day.

As the opening speaker of the conference concluded his presentation, the scheduled 15-minute break began before my presentation was to begin at 9:30 AM EST. During the break, we were taken aback as the hotel staff frantically rolled out large TV’s on carts and began to broadcast the terrifying images from Manhattan. By 9:03 AM, both twin towers had been hit by the hijacked aircraft. Just like millions of other Americas, we were shocked, dismayed and very afraid as we watched both towers discharge huge pillars of smoke and fire.

These images profoundly impacted most of this central Vermont audience as many had family members or friends who worked either in the twin towers or in lower Manhattan. The conference committee had to make a quick decision: cancel or continue. They chose to continue. I was the next speaker.

As the attendees regathered, there was a powerfully palpable cloud of fear and uncertainty swirling throughout the room. The conference team exhorted me to find a way settle their minds and hearts away from this surreal disaster. Addressing the audience, the conference organizer quickly reviewed their reasons  to continue and introduced me.

I was speechless. For the first time in my career as a professional speaker, I had no idea what to say or how to overcome such overwhelming emotions and uncertainty.

Also for the first time in life I intentionally asked God, “What do I say? What do I do? Please give me Your words—because I do not have a CLUE!” To this day I do not remember what I said. For it was not me speaking, but Holy spirit speaking through me.

About the only thing I do recall was that I asked the audience to join me NOT in a prayer (remember – this was in the middle of the Bernie Sanders/Ben & Jerry’s ultra-liberal northeast) but to join me in a time of ________ – I do not even remember the words that came out of my mouth. Whatever the words, they were perfect! In less than 90-seconds, what began as an overwhelming spirit of fear was replaced with by a palpable spirit of calm!

Be Led

It took me over a decade to fully realize how Holy Spirit so powerfully led me through this pressure-packed event. I can now say this was the first time in my life I was intentional in desiring to be led by Holy Spirit.

And now, this is the only way I want to live!

Jesus repeatedly said he did not do or say anything on His own, but only what the Father told him to do or say (John 5:19; 5:30; 8:28; 12:49; 14:10).

This too is my quest.

What began for me on 9/11/01 as a foretaste Holy Spirit has transformed into my life’s desire – to teach, write, mentor and shepherd willing saints (particularly in business) on how to always and only #BeLed.

Will you join me?

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If you want to know where we are at in terms of Bible prophesy in 2016, then get a copy of my ebook on Amazon. I have reproduced a section from Chapter 8 – Discerning the Times for you to judge the content.

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Chapter 8 – Discerning the Times

Jesus said, at His second coming it will be as in the days of Noah. The world will turn its back on God and His morality. If you need convincing that we are in the “last days”, the following posts from my website outline the extent of the moral and economic decline which is evident, particularly in the so called western nations.

I have already shown that the denominational church, which no longer believes God’s Word is inerrant, is in decline. It’s acceptance of evolution, abortion and now gay marriage, means Christians who hold to the truth of God’s Word, are being marginalized and coming under increased persecution as governments legislate to legalize gay marriage.

The acceptance of a history for the Universe in billions of years instead of thousands of years has convinced the world an imminent return of Jesus Christ is nonsense. Many Christians no longer have the zeal to evangelize, as did those like John Wesley, who believed the return of Jesus Christ was likely to occur at any moment.

A number of posts on my website, included in this chapter, show the rapid rise of Islam and terrorism which now adversely impacts most nations. Its possible relationship to ‘Revelation’ end time prophesies concerning the antichrist is explored.

As already mentioned, Israel’s (surrounded by hostile Muslim nations) very existence is proof God exists and the Bible is God’s Word.

Demonic activity is on the increase; it appears to be part of a climactic battle being waged over the future of mankind. Belief in extraterrestrial life (demonic deception) has effectively become a new religion for many. The young are bombarded with aliens in video games, films and other forms of entertainment. As Gary Bates reveals in his book Alien Intrusion[1] popular polls have suggested that up to 20 million Americans have seen an UFO and 4 million claim to have been abducted by aliens. Such ideas have become mainstream and children in particular are very susceptible and are openly targeted.

The Star Wars movies, created by George Lucas have prepared young people for Satan’s latest ploy. He stated, “I put the Force into the movie in order to awaken a certain kind of spirituality in young people… I think there is a God… What that God is or what we know about God, I’m not sure”. What spirituality has it brought forth? Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported in December, 2015 that the latest Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens” has led to a spike in people joining a sci-fi based religion known as Jedism. They reported that over 1,000 people a day were signing up, even before the movie’s release that month. Amazingly, this religion has gained serious traction. As far back as 2012, a UK census found that Jedism is the most popular faith in the ‘Other Religions’ category on the census. While adherents acknowledge that their religion is based on fiction, they claim to seriously follow the man made spiritual and moral teachings practiced by the characters in the movies. Moreover, they have asked the UK government for official government recognition as a religion.

In the last days, the Bible tells us in Romans 1:21-25, that although they knew God (or else why would they need to start their own religion to fill such voids in their lives) they did not acknowledge Him. It is their futile attempt to fill the God shaped void in the human heart.

“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14

Many seemingly credible scientists now believe that life on earth originated from outer space. This is no longer just science fiction – such an idea has been promoted by well-known scientists including Richard Dawkins, Paul Davies, and even DNA co-discoverer, Francis Crick. He suggested that our DNA may contain revelation from our alien creators. Is it any wonder that people, prompted by these same themes promoted in science fiction, would then look to stars for inspiration? They are unwilling to accept the truth that the God of the Bible is responsible for life’s design.

Most evangelical Christians would now agree that the desperate godless scenario now being played out in the world is prophesied in Scripture as “last days”. The world has turned its back on God and His morality. We should not be surprised, concerning the time of His return to earth, Jesus told His disciples “For as were the days of Noah, and Sodom & Gomorrah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man …” Matthew 24:38 and Luke 17:28

In the days of Noah, the world was so corrupt and evil, God sent a worldwide flood to destroy all mankind save Noah and his family (8 people). With Sodom & Gomorrah, all but Lot and his family (wife looked back and died) were destroyed. Sadly, the world does not believe these events ever happened (Wikipedia – Flood Myth).

God judged the world and nations in the past and He is judging nations today. What is He doing in your nation and what is He calling you to do in these perilous times? It is an exciting time to be a Christian, God is calling His children to battle. Are you listening to the Holy Spirit? Are you in the right place, the right church? Do you know what He is calling you to do?

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