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Are we open to receive?

October 31, 2011

When I say “open to receive”, I am not just talking about being open to receive knowledge of the scriptures, but also, learning to hear the voice of the Spirit of God to lead you. From what I am hearing and gathering, there seems to be a “famine in the land”. Not only from hearing the “written word”, but the “spoken word”.

We must ask ourselves, “I’m I being led by the Spirit?” One of the Greek definitions for the word “led”, is “be open”. Are we? If we are “being led by the Spirit” we are “open” to receive. We are not a closed book. We must remain available and open to receive revelation. Not only revelation of His word, but revelation through His Spirit to us personally. If we are saying that we are “led by His Spirit”, then we will have testimony of what, where and how the Spirit has led us. There has to be fruit.

“But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law” (Gal. 5:18)

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God” (Rom. 8:14)

Are we open to God?

October 30, 2011

Don’t choose or base your faith on what other’s say or do. God is personal, and we are ultimately accountable to Him. We must base or choose our faith according to what is being shown to us personally. He speaks and reveals Himself in many different ways. He is not confined to a box. However, we must keep our hearts door open to receive what He is trying to show us, or reveal to us. Yes, He most certainly speaks through His written word, but He also speaks through our conscience within. The “still small voice” can be Him speaking to us. This understanding is gained however, as we progress in our walk with Him. Also, a lot of the time, He speaks through people. So, we must be open as He speaks and reveals Himself to us personally.