By The Voice Of The Spirit

By The Voice Of The Spirit

by Alberta Anderson Rn Ed.D.

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ISBN-13: 9781463410605
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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By the Voice of the Spirit

A Spiritual Critique for Ministers and Laity of all Religious Affiliations, and non believers
By Alberta Anderson

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Copyright © 2011 Alberta Anderson, RN, Ed.D.
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ISBN: 978-1-4634-1060-5


Chapter One

EQUIPPED WITH THE WORD OF GOD

"Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord." (Philippians 2:11)

Being equipped with the Word of God is a process of continuous study, unceasing prayer, and a reverent desire to understand God's Nature, Spirit, commands and statutes, as well as His expectation of how His Gospel is to be spread. Because God holds us responsible for the souls of others, it is more than imperative that what we teach is scriptural, correct, true, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

"But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; and that ye study to be quiet, and to work your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, that ye may have lack of nothing." (2 Timothy 4: 9-12)

In order to accomplish this, we must understand the nature of God (to the extent that we can, with our finite minds) and develop a very personal relationship with Him. It is well to praise and worship God corporately, but each man must seek his own personal relationship with God in (reverent) fear and trembling. We must praise and worship Him individually as we develop a very personal relationship with Him. We must get to know God through His unchanging Word, understand His plan for mankind's salvation, and His methodology in seeing His plan to fruition. In addition to this, we must understand the nature of Jesus and strive to be like Him in kindness, long suffering, and great love for one another. We must also understand Jesus' role in God's plan—pre, and especially post crucifixion. Studying God's word in scripture by Holy Ghost power is key to acquiring, and understanding this knowledge, so that we may become equipped with Holy Ghost Power.

"And He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which ye knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live." (Deuteronomy 8:3)

Many mainstream churches teach doctrines that are not of God, but doctrines of men. It is more than grandiose to believe that followers should follow one man's interpretation of the gospel, as if the Holy Spirit does not speak to anyone who seeks Him. This is a tactic to control the followers, and oppresses their zeal to seek God independently, personally, and outside of the pews of the church. It reeks of diabolical power, control, and illicit intent. More often than not, that one man is under the control of the evil one. What better tactic than to impose a religious system that impedes the followers from seeking the company of God personally, and outside of the church. The Holy Spirit will speak to anyone who seeks Him with a sincere heart. His knowledge and interpretation of the expectations of the Father represents a giant, whereas man's represents an ant!

"For false christs and false prophet shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect." (Mark 13: 22)

"A false witness shall perish...." (Proverbs 21: 28)

Most religious organizations keep Jesus on the cross of Calvary. Indeed He did go to the cross because of His love for the Father, and His love for us, but we need to evolve past this. Give thanks and praise for what He did for us on Calvary, then move on to worship, and understand the agenda of the Risen Christ. He is no longer in the role of the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world (crucifixion role); He is now the risen Majestic, Conquering Lion of Judah (post crucifixion role), Who will lead God's heavenly battle against the devil, his minions, and all manner of evil. We need to ask the Holy Spirit what our assignment is in preparation for this battle. This is done by praying the will of the Holy Spirit to the Majestic, Conquering Lion of Judah.

When we remain fixated on the cross, and cannot move to worship the Risen Christ, we impede our ability to become equipped Spiritually to prepare for battle. No doubt the devil delights in this type of Christian stagnation. The enemy cares not whether you go to church, sing, dance, pray before statues and pictures, or participate in church activities, as long as you are not receiving the truth, and are not actively participating in God's battle plan and His plan for mankind's salvation. Often church leaders plans are not in sync with the plan of God. They often loose sight of God's Divine plan with too many "church" activities, not necessarily of a spiritual nature, too many apologetic activities, and too much competition to see who can build the largest and most lavish church. All of this is not for God's glory, but is for man's vanity. It is not the size of the church or how lavish it is that matters, its whether or not the Holy Ghost enters there!

Does the Holy Ghost enter into your church!?

"Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:20)

When we continue to kneel and pray in front of crucifixes, and statues, fall asleep in church, and never commit to evangelism, and service to those in need, what good are we in spreading the news of the gospel, listening for the directives from the Holy Spirit, and becoming an active participant in God's plan? The enemy relishes this, it fits directly in his plan without any effort on his part. As leaders, we must wake up those that are asleep, both literally and figuratively, and encourage action on their parts, involving them in God's plan. The churches need some shaking up!!! We must get back on task—soul saving, and building God's army on earth! Nothing else matters!

"And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him that sat on the horse, and against His Army." (Revelations 19: 19)

"For Thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast Thou subdued under me." (2 Samuel 22 :40)

Some priests, cardinals, pastors, bishops, ministers, rabbis, and their wives, are so puffed up with pride, ego, entitlement, and believe that they are so holy, and they are the only ones with whom God converses. They forget that they should be of service to others, not the opposite! They are no earthly good. They have stolen the Lord's glory, the followers riches, and practically have the followers worshipping them, and definitely have the followers serving them.

These modern day pharisees are more concerned with obtaining wealth through tithes and offerings, tape and book "ministries", and free service of "good works", all to their benefit. This is the epitome of wickedness. Again, the followers cannot find God because they cannot move past this exceedingly imperfect, charismatic, and often wicked man. God's men and women need to fix this immediately!!! Are you truly God's man or God's woman? To not fix a known ministerial mistake is an abominable sin before God. He holds His leaders to a much higher standard. To whom much is given, much is required!!!

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1)

This world and most world religions are under the dominion of the prince of darkness. The apostle John reminds us that the whole world languishes in the lap of the evil one. Never forget the power of the enemy, and never underestimate him. Demons keep track of details—there is a reason the Bible calls them "familiar spirits." The world of the occult offers mystery and power in thousands of different forms, but whether it is tarot cards, the black mass, or the daily horoscope, it is the same force. (We must not deal with these things, however innocent they may appear; they are tools of the adversary, and will capture you into a web of increasing evil.) The apostle John warned the church to guard their hearts and keep themselves from idols (1 John 5:21). An idol is a representation of a demon; a dangerous deception some may fall into if not prepared. The word keep is from the Greek word phulasso meaning "be on guard." Children be on guard. Guard against the demons by keeping away from idols, recognizing the place you have in Jesus Christ, and by putting on the whole armor of God. "Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in the heavenly places." (Eph. 6: 11, 12) Jesus knew the difficulty of this struggle, and He prayed for the church. "I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one: (John 17:15). God has placed His Church in this world for a purpose, and that purpose is to resist the forces of darkness through the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life, and the only way to eternal life.

"Ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the Word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." (2 Nephi 31: 20) (The Book of Mormon)

Preaching and teaching should be looked upon as an honor and privilege to serve God in the capacity of leading His lost sheep into, or back into the fold; imparting Revelation Knowledge in a manner that is easily understood, and lovingly and patiently provided, and providing whatever service is required. Service should be approached patiently, tirelessly, reverently, and lovingly. We should never make the congregations feel "less than," because we are the "grand poobahs" of the churches. Because we are the leaders, we must be in service to them. It is being in service to God when we serve others, one of the highest honors to be had. It requires being in tuned to the Holy Spirit at all times,

Who will reveal the needs of the recipient, and issues to be explored. Jesus said when you've done it for the least of my little ones, you've done it unto me. What a privilege to be of service to Jesus, the Majestic Conquering Lion of Judah!

"Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!...." (Isaiah 45:9)

The most important thing in the spiritual life, is to ask for the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit Who addresses all of our needs (also in preaching, teaching and counseling). We can ask the Spirit for discernment, to extend our vision, for health, and most important we can ask the Holy Spirit how to pray to Him. (The Holy Spirit is a better instructor than any book or preacher). Pray to the Holy Spirit for enlightenment. (He will give us the information we seek) or lead us to where we should go for information and will choose the books we need to study. (He will Personally teach the Word in a manner easily understood and easily retained). Passages from the Bible become more vivid, meaningful and insightful when they are studied with His guidance. When we accept Him, we have the truth and cannot be deceived. The Spirit is truth and when we have that, we are released from our errors and bondages.

"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 cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him; but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." (John 14: 16,17)

It is the Holy Spirit Who lifts our (spiritual) blindness and illuminates (Revelation knowledge). "You shall know the truth," thus do we see the importance of heartfelt prayer. Open your hearts to God like spring flowers which crave for the sun. When you pray, you are much more beautiful like flowers which after the snow, show all their beauty, and all their colors become indescribable.

"This then is the message which we have heard of Him, and declare unto you, that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the Light, as He is the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the Blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin." (John 1:5-7)

Searching the scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit is a daily constant. Genesis to Revelations should be studied with prayers for Divine Revelation, and the gift to impart this knowledge in its true and correct form under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Scriptures must be studied and restudied again and again. With each new study, new wisdom is imparted to strengthen our knowledge and to make us more improved teachers, preachers, counselors, and pastors. This ever increasing knowledge is imperative to meet the needs of those whom we teach. The Spirit is there to guide us in the appropriate subject matter and gives utterance to what is to be imparted to meet the needs of the recipient. He is the Great Educator.

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15)

The gift of discernment from the Holy Spirit is necessary to determine the needs, and sincerity of those who seek Revelation Knowledge. He is also our protection from deceiving spirits, and evil spirits who often manifest in human flesh. He protects us from those who are under the control of the evil one. We must be a conduit for the Holy Spirit in order to teach properly, and keep the individual engaged, and with a single desire to continue to build on the Knowledge of God. The guidance of the Spirit also protects us from becoming vain, puffed up, and intentionally or unintentionally stealing God's glory. He keeps us humble, modest, and respectful.

"But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil" (Hebrews 5:14)

Humanity all across the planet are in the midst of constant spiritual warfare. It is a political war in that it is a war waged in an unnatural and vanity ridden desire for power and control of all of God's creation. Both sides have a government in place—good and evil, with governing bodies, that follow the orders of their superiors. It is a cultural war, a clash of cultures of good and evil, right and wrong, and what is pure, and what is putrid. It's a war that has been brewing all of our lives, and since before the dawn of time. In every aspect of our lives, there has been an ongoing battle between the power of Divine Light and ominous darkness.

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the Knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." (2 Corinthians 10: 3:6)

Don't be deceived, however, because the dark forces don't always manifest as darkness. They often present as wolves in sheep's clothing, a very decisive measure to camouflage evil intent. If you can identify your enemy it is easier to protect yourself; if you cannot identify your enemy, you can be so much more easily deceived. There are always two sides, which side are you on? Are you on the Lord's side, and in His army, or not?

(Continues...)



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Table of Contents

Contents

Equipped With the Word of God....................1
The Spiritual Anointing of God....................20
The Gift of Spiritual Discernment....................34
None of These Pharisees....................47
Talking the Talk....................64
Walking the Walk....................73
Keep Your Head to the Sky....................81
Abundant Blessings....................89
Delighting the Heart of God....................99
Soaring Into Zion....................109
Bibliography....................117

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No doubt the Holy Spirit is the author of this book.
lexator More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing!  A real eye opener to the covert evils of the world.  Spiritually inspiring.