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How do we receive the Holy Spirit today?

Discussion in 'Spirit-Filled / Charismatic' started by Dietrich Johnson, May 16, 2022.

  1. ARBITER01

    ARBITER01 Legend

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    This is what happens when a person is not led by The Holy Spirit, they misappropriate sections of scripture.

    This is a prime example of NOT rightly dividing the word of GOD.
     
  2. martymonster

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    Yes, Christ is the word of God.

    Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    Joh 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
    Joh 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    Joh 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
     
  3. ARBITER01

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    You're derailing the thread with your doctrinal positions that have no relevance to this forum.
     
  4. martymonster

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    OK then, explain to me in a practical way, that is not just abstract, how to walk by the spirit.
     
  5. martymonster

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    Ah, so that would be a NO, then.
     
  6. ByTheSpirit

    ByTheSpirit Pray always!! Supporter

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    oooh I would love to!!!!!

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
    16Rejoice at all times. 17Pray without ceasing. 18Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.19Do not extinguish the Spirit.

    Right thurrr. Orrrr right hurrrrr

    Philippians 4:4-6
    4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    Notice a trend? Rejoice in all things, pray without ceasing, thank God for everything. Pretty practical to me.

    But that's not just it.

    Romans 12:1-2
    I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Romans 8:5
    Those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh; but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.

    What is the mind of the Spirit? Thank you for asking!

    Philippians 4:8
    Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things.

    Colossians 3:2
    Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

    You can be sure the mindset of the Spirit is ANYTHING that is aligned with the character of God.

    Amos 3:3
    Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?

    So what is walking with the Spirit you ask?

    It is giving ourselves wholly and completely up to the will of the Father. Committing every step of our journey to the One who knows all and is above all. Seeking Him always, rejoicing and giving thanks for all things, and maintaining a constant flow of communication with Him.

    Seems pretty practical no?

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;6in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

    Philippians 2:5-8
    Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus:6Who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness.8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross.

    God bless
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2022
  7. ARBITER01

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    I appreciate that you think I have a lot of time in the world to undo your thinking, but I don't.

    I was having a nice fellowship with ByTheSpirit and you interrupted.
     
  8. pescador

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    If you are saved you have received the Holy Spirit.
     
  9. GoldenKingGaze

    GoldenKingGaze Prevent Slavery, support the persecuted.

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    Benny Hinn teaches that you receive salvation with a prayer, but I received with the laying on of hands, and fell to my back.
     
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