Acts13: 2 – While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”
Matthew 3:16 – And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19&20 – Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
God knows that we are but little children so He has made it possible for us to always be in contact with Him. He did this by making the Holy Spirit part of us and us in Him. this way we can always be in direct communication with Him. In John 15:26 Jesus tells us that when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
God Loves us so much that His Spirit is always with His children.
May the Lord bless you – Chappy Krauthoff
Remember that the Jewish day starts at 6 pm in the evening not 12 am like we are use to. This is very important to remember because with that little piece of information you might find some interesting tidbits as you read thru the bible. Example: the first Passover, which took place in the book of Exodus, Passover – 14th of Nisan; first time fell on a Saturday, so when the firstborns were dying in Egypt, could it possibly be Friday the 13th?
When you are reading the bible and the Holy Spirit puts something that doesn’t quite make sense you should take the time to chase it down and you might find some other interesting tidbits of information. Chapter 2 of the Gospel Of John is a good example. The chapter starts out with: On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. ??On the third day of what??. Normally when one reads something like that they go back to the verses before to find out what the thought pattern of the writer was but here that doesn’t help so one needs to find out if that phrase has special meaning. If so, where might you find it? Let’s check Genesis Chapter 1 :9-13, where one will find the first mention(the first time anything is mentioned in the bible it is very important to remember), of the third day and also find that the most likely reason why there is a wedding on the third day is because of all the days in Creation Week the third day is the only day that God gives a double blessing, which is a very good reason to get married on the third day of the week.
You also find out something else in Genesis Chapter 1:6-8 and that is that God doesn’t bless the second day of the week and you thought you were the only one that didn’t like Monday’s. Remember in verse 26 of Genesis 1 God said “Let us make man in Our image.”
Something else that will help you when you are reading the bible, is that when ever the Holy Spirit wants to make sure that He gets a point across to you especially in the Gospel’s. He gives you a little help by showing how upset the Pharisees get at something. Then you should go back and read it again because it is important to us. If it wasn’t, why would the Pharisees get so upset?