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The Power Tools

Can you imagine life without tools?

Tools are needed to get the job done. Yet, how many say they live their life for Me, but never ‘receive’ the tools they’ve been given. These tools are given to empower, yet they are despised. That may seem a harsh word and yet you may recount that Esau despised his birthright by selling it for a bowl of pottage. He did not value it–deemed it unimportant, for his flesh cried to be fed.

“Once when Jacob was boiling pottage, Esau came in from the field and he was famished. And Esau said to Jacob, ‘Let me eat some of that red pottage, for I am famished.’ (Therefore his name was called Edom.) Jacob said, ‘First sell me your birthright.’ Esau said, ‘I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?’ Jacob said, ‘Swear to me first.’ so he swore to him, and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils, and he ate and drank, and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.” Genesis 25:29-34

So many despise My Word by not giving it time in their day. How many claim to believe and yet have never even read My Word–they don’t even know what it says?

How many reject prayer in tongues and claim it to be from the devil?

Blasphemy!

“For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.” I Corinthians 14:2

It is My gift to you to build you up on the inside. The gift of the Holy Spirit, praying inside, through you.

“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.” John 14:16-17

“He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.” I Corinthians 14:4

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words. And he who searches the hearts of men knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27

How treasured you are that I would give you this gift; how honored are those who’ve received. Many have received, and in this I AM blessed–glorified, but so many more left Him standing at the door.

Salvation and the Holy Spirit, the two should never part.

It was intended that you receive Him, right from the start.

You take your ease, but then come the pleas, the moment things go wrong. Tears are shed and many are dead for they–

  • don’t know
  • don’t have
  • don’t use

the Power Tools.

“–for John baptized with water, but before many days you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:5

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you–” Acts 1:8a

Don’t despise your birthright, as Esau did; for he later sought it with tears, but it was too late…

deception snatched it away.

“When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried out with an exceedingly great and bitter cry, and said to his father, ‘Bless me, even me also, O my father!’ But he said, ‘Your brother came with guile, and he has taken away your blessing.'” Genesis 27:34-35

(read of the entire account in Genesis 25-27)

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one.

To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” I Corinthians 12:4-11

“And he said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ And they said, ‘No, we have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.’ And he said, ‘Into what then were you baptized?’ They said, ‘Into John’s baptism.’ And Paul said, ‘John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.’ On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them; and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” Acts 19:2-6

“–And he commanded us to preach to the people; and to testify that he is the one ordained by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that every one who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

While Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God.

Then Peter declared, ‘Can any one forbid water for baptizing these people who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?’ And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.” Acts 10:42-48a

“As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them just as on us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?'” Acts 11:15-17

“‘If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!'” Luke 11:13

 

 

I Have More

When you step forth into your calling, you need not have the approval of men. It is wise to seek confirmation from trusted sources, but all will not agree, for all do not see.

There are many who hold Me to a standard that is theirs and not Mine. I AM so vast and the vision of man is so limited. I caution you not to see Me with your eyes, but Mine. I know it is not possible for you to see all that I see, but what I ask is that you ‘see’ what I give you; that you allow Me to be God of your life; allow Me to be more than what you see.

Do you see?

Limits are man’s way of being comfortable and an attempt to hold confusion at bay. They try to quench fear of the unknown, by sometimes stopping what I AM trying to introduce to them. This is all so futile and proof that they are not ready to receive…

More.

More of who I AM, and more of what I have called them to be. I AM patient, but many will never know or walk in the future I have for them because they limit My Ways and choose, rather, to be comfortable, ‘stable’, they call it.

I call it fear.

Do not let fear quench your call, nor that of any other man–allow Me to direct your path. You will find confirmation along the way, by the Holy Spirit speaking through those you have come to trust. For I have connected you to individuals who are open to My Ways, for a purpose…

to show you the Way.

Always check your heart, for it is there that I reside. Your peace will remain if you have chosen Me to guide you in…

the Way.

Now let Me show you something new–for there is plenty more to do.

I AM unchanging and yet ever revealing, more of who I AM

  • to those who will believe
  • those who will receive
  • those who trust that I AM

Let’s move, for there is More!

Are you listening? When you are ready…

I have More…

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; yea, and on my menservants and my maidservants in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke; the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the day of the Lord comes, the great and manifest day. And it shall be that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'” Acts 2:17-21

“Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with a vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a hart; and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy.” Isaiah 35:3-6

“And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” Isaiah 35:8

“–Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:15-18 KJV

“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” Mark 16:20 KJV