Dear Sisters and Brothers in Jesus the Christ,

 23)  A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. 24) God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).John 4:23-24 (AMP)

The essence of every human being is in the order of spirit, soul (intellect, will, emotions), and body. That is, we are first and foremost a spirit being who has a mind and lives in a body. The spirit is eternal (John 5:24) whereas the body isn’t. The Apostle Paul relayed that he’d rather be absent from the body to be with the LORD (2Co 5:6) but was content to remain in order to complete his God given assignment. Therefore, when the spirit transitions the body falls; until that time when the physical body will also be redeemed (Romans 8:23; 1Co 15:52). In regard to the soul (mind, will, and emotion), Luke 16:19-31 relays the story told by the Lord Jesus about a person in hell who is remembering his past life to such a degree that he request that a particular person in heaven serve him (such gives an indication that memory is retained enabling recognition of those who’ve transitioned). The song “this little light of mine” as well as references to a light within (Matthew 5:14-16), pertain to the re-created or reborn spirit. However, the soul (mind, will and emotions) has to be continually renewed in the way of God by the Word because we’ve been trained in the way of the world. Perhaps needless to say, the body just wants to do as it pleases but the developed or strengthened spirit together with the continuously renewed mind may check the body. Now, if someone came to help you with all of this, to avoid unnecessary pitfalls and safely guide, wouldn’t that person be enthusiastically welcomed? In reality, that person is the Holy Spirit sent to minister unto or help those rendered sons and daughters of God by the blood of Jesus. In other words, the Ministry of the Holy Spirit is now in the earth to help those reconciled unto the Family of God through the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. “The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy SpiritRomans 8:14 (TPT).

The Holy Spirit who is also called the Holy Ghost or the Spirit of God or the Spirit of Truth or the Living Water or the Spirit (note the big S) is The Teacher of the recreated or reborn spirit (note the little s); His ministry is now in the earth to personally comfort and counsel or guide us along the always good path that Abba Father has set before each of us. The Living Word told us that the Holy Spirit would come and what we may expect of Him (John 14:16-17a,26 & 16:13-15); so too are we informed of the power received of the Spirit (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:19-20 & 3:20). Scripture relays the fact that every person redeemed, re-created, reconciled, and restored to right standing by the Blood receives the gift of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 3:14); that the fullness thereof is evidenced by speaking in tongues (Acts 2:4 & 10:45-46). Tongues speak directly to God (1Co 14:2). Our re-created spirit is communicating with God when we pray in an unknown tongue (1Co 14:14); for the Spirit helps us when we don’t know what to pray (Romans 8:26-27). Tongues come from the Holy Spirit who dwells within our re-created or reborn spirit and gives us the utterance that we speak out. Praying in tongues is praying in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18) which also exercises and develops or strengthens the re-created spirit. Therefore, Believers should take great care about not allowing the well-intentioned to talk us out of any of the redemptive blessings bestowed (grace gifted, not earned) through Christ Jesus.

As it is written, God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow (1 Samuel 15:29; Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8; James 1:17) which necessarily means that the way of God and the things of God never change. Revelation of the information through reading and studying and meditating the Word of God is by the Teaching of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the current move against the Word of God shouldn’t take us by surprise because the thief (John 10:10a) is consistently about snatching God’s Word from a Believer before it is sown in the fertile soil of the re-created or reborn spirit (Matthew 13:1-23). The very last thing the devil wants is for a son or daughter of God to come into the realization that he is a defeated foe that Jesus triumphed over at the Cross (Colossians 2:15). Although one State has legally characterized the Word of God as “hate speech”, the truth is that the greatness of the United States of America stems from its love and worship of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty. Therefore, the giant that slept straight through the legalistic removal of God from our public schools by the manipulations of the thief (resulting in its current need for metal detectors among other things) has awakened. Be on your posts (in position) sons and daughters of God, and with authority in the Name above every name, bind and cast down these present day attempts of Satan. “3 For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds2 Corinthians 10:3-4 (AMP).

Speak the promise . . . Harriet