MORE WITH THE SPIRIT | BEYOND YOUR OWN CLOCK!

More with the Spirit
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It’s a busy world! That’s okay if you just want to be lost in the business, if you want all your life to revolve round your own clock! But hey, there is one man in the Bible whose life revolved round his own clock and guess how God saw him? A fool! This man operated in his own timing, at his own will and his own rules, he felt good about himself and his achievements and undermined the most realistic truth, that there is God! Some might argue that God was just being selfish, well… That isn’t the case! God made everything for Himself and when you aren’t living for God who made you, you aren’t living out purpose! You aren’t being selfish to have made a cup of coffee for yourself! That coffee couldn’t be useful if it isn’t for the purpose why you’ve made a cup for yourself. Being so full of yourself means saying “God, I am enough for myself! I’ve got no space for you!” This is exactly what that rich man meant when he said “This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’ (Luke 12:18-19)
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Anyone who is full of himself fails to acknowledge God! God wants you to make merry, God wants you to be happy but He wants you to acknowledge Him in all of those! This rich fool has been storing up things for himself for years, there was no compassion towards those who don’t have and oh yes! Anyone who doesn’t acknowledge God will find it difficult to notice other people! They are just full of themselves and there is no space for another. They are their own God! What God did to the rich fool was to remove His protective hand because the rich fool had rejected His protection by making it seem as though his success is dependent on him! He was living round his own clock!
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Well, God created you for a relationship and wants you to function in His will! This is why the Holy Spirit has been given. The Holy Spirit is the sure way a believer can stay in tune with God to know His will. The Holy Spirit is God’s sure way of staying in fellowship with man. The Bible says God would come in the cool of the day to fellowship with man! After the fall of man, it stopped! But because of what Jesus did, God isn’t just coming down to man, God lives in man by the Holy Spirit! Until you empty yourself of yourself, the Holy Spirit cannot have a say in your life and this will be a very dangerous situation.
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The Holy Spirit should be the number one person you relate with at all times. It may start off as a joke when you say “precious Holy Spirit! How do I do this?” but gradually, as you continue to build it in your consciousness, you will see yourself manifesting His presence. Instead of letting your achievements distract you from the consciousness of God in you; it should further strengthen your convictions! Until you start cultivating that consciousness, His presence may not be real to you! The rich fool had been so successful materially, he had everything others were praying for and he must have felt “maybe they are just practicing religion!” He may have feel they are still dates behind him but the moment he rejected God out rightly, he uplifted God’s protective covering from himself and that very night was his end! The Bible never said God killed him! It is like the killing of the first born in Egypt, God never did that! It was a Spirit of death that did that because they had rejected God and therefore God’s protective hand has been raised from them total dependence on God means absolute security in God.
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There is something been conscious of God do in a man by the Holy Spirit. It brings direction and clarity when things are just beyond reasoning! The presence of God in you is what enables you to live just like Jesus lived, to live the life of the extraordinary and love; the Holy Spirit helps you act out your spiritual fruits. Nothing is more important than His presence and as a believer you have His presence not just with you but inside of you! God’s presence also opens your eyes to insight and revelations! Is it not a humble person who would admit “I don’t know it! Holy Spirit, teach me!”? Life with God is very easy and He wants it easy for you. Why walk in darkness when there is a lighted path? This is not to say it is just all good in Christ but listen carefully, the pains will also translate to joy! Don’t be a fool who doesn’t acknowledge God, don’t disregard God’s presence and live round your clock! Let your timing be dependent on God’s timing! If you sense He is restraining you from something, stay restrained!
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The leading of the Holy Spirit is not by those emotionally ecstatic moments often developed by certain kind of music and strings! While those can make our souls open and emotional, it is not the Holy Spirit or rather, the Holy Spirit doesn’t depend on those things to be awakened, and we may be the ones wanting to be awakened! The Holy Spirit is not a feeling or force, the Holy Spirit is a person that can be related with! The Holy Spirit leads you by the word of God because Jesus said the Holy Spirit isn’t acting independent of the word, He will only speak what has been spoken! You can actually spend time with the Holy Spirit and also experience the Holy Spirit by spending time with the word of God! When you study the word, you are giving the Holy Spirit an opportunity to interact with you and bring the word alive to your soul! You can also experience the Holy Spirit by fellowshipping with other brethren! Yea, the Holy Spirit can use them greatly to bring to you what the will of God concerning a certain situation is. Ultimately, the Holy Spirit is in constant communication with your own Spirit, bearing witness of your sonship in the kingdom of God. Although I said you can experience the Holy Spirit in your fellowship with others, it doesn’t mean you agree to every “God said…” Of course, anything the Holy Spirit wants you to know, He will always find His own way of making you know He is reaching out to you!

If He is leading you to something, keep moving! You just can never trust God and be wrong! Enjoy your relationship with Him today by the Holy Spirit.
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Blessings
I am George O.N
The Man-In-God
#GracefulGeorge