How can one be informed
Every born again
person has that ability. When a person confesses with their mouth
to accept Jesus as their personal saviour, and Lord, they also
accepted the availability of other benifits of Spiritual significance.
Within each beliver is a holding tank or vessel for God to fill
with as much of His gifts and blessings as any one person desires.
What one sees of another, with their physical eyes, is just the
shell of that person. That shell is the temple (1 Cor; 3: 16)
or the outside of their holding tank which contains all things
spiritual.. Another term used in scriptures: Vessel (2-Tim; 2:21)(Acts;
9:15) The mind, soul and the heart of man are contained within
this vessel. I'm not speaking in particular of the heart that
pumps the life's flow of blood throughout the body but the inner
substance of spiritual nature. The part of mankind that God sees,
knows and is in contact with. It is also the part of mankind that
relates to God, whether in the acceptance of Jesus as Lord, asking
forgivness of sin or in their prayer life where petitions are
sent up to Him. However, the heart of man (mankind) is a pump
of sorts. It pumps out whatever is contained within a person,
through the mouth and body language. It emanates to the world
all the God virtues. Makes one more careful in what they say,
Hu? The heart of man is everything inside the shell that makes
up what that person really is and what others see him to be.
When we accepted
Jesus as saviour our mind was immediately transformed, if we let
it be. Before we let Him be our Lord and Saviour, the spirit of
satan was the guide and inherent resident of our soul and he was
the spiritual guide to our decisions and talk. Now that we had
confessed with our mouth that we want Jesus to be our Lord, Jesus
has driven satans spirit out and now we have the Godly Spirit
to guide our thoughts and words. God is within us to use us and
for us to use Him. "He is talking to us all the time".
His mind is connected to our mind. All reasoning is regulated
by the spirit of God. When we make any decision the Spirit of
God is part of that transaction. His influence helps in making
a desision and it will be to the benifit of aiding the building
a stronger you, and the Kingdom of God.
The thoughts we have
either come from God or the devil. (satan) The ability to lean
to one side or the other depends upon which way we steer our lives.
If we are more on the Godly side then we are more likely to have
Godly thoughts. And visa-versa. What is put into a person is what
comes out. (garbage in - garbage out)
How do we hear God
talking? Remember, God is a Spirit. (Jhn. 4:24) God puts words
into the mind and so does satan. One is the good Spirit and one
is the bad spirit. How do we tell the difference? Remember; good
and bad. Remember also that this is all faith based. And it is
all very silly to the "World". Soooo, here we go. ---
When we are trying
to hear from God it is very important that we trust Him to be
what He says He is in the scriptures. Pray before asking and seeking.
Get your spiritual vessel cleaned and be ready for God to put
something into it. Jhn. 4:24 says that we must worship Him in
spirit and in truth. The truth talked about here is the correctiveness
of the heart. Not made up worship parts but true spiritual connection
with the God that is within us. He is so close to us all the time
and somehow we distance ourselves from Him as if He is in some
remote far away place where we have to work at getting to Him.
He goes where we go and He is where we are. Many times
our conversation is God talking with our lips, even if we don't
realize it at the time. Just because we are not in an element
of spiritual connection does not mean that God has stepped out.
It is we who have distanced ourselves from Him. He will never
leave us. (Heb. 13:5)
The inrichment that
effects how we operate with any of what God gives us is dramatically
increased by the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. (power) (Acts Chpt.2)
When the fire of God is put into us(vessel) we immediately see
the increased results that it makes. Now, all the gifts
of God are available to be installed. (1-Cor. 12:8-10) Word of
Wisdom - Word of Knowledge - Gift of Faith - Gift of Healings
- Gift of Miracles - Gift of Prophecy - Discerning of Spirits
- Divers kinds of Tongues - Interpertation of Tongues and many
others not mentioned.
Now the Christian
has more in the vessel to draw from, all started when we accepted
the Lord as our Saviour and then followed up by asking Him to
fill us with His Holy Spirit. All this can't be bought with money.
It is all a Gift. However: After receiving it, we can share it.
Try hearing God talking
,"in your mind". Practice will help and pretty soon
you will be hearing Him on a regular basis. Oh sure: you will
make mistakes in hearing him but don't let that deter you. When
you hear God talking to you and you "know it". You soon
will be lifted to a higher plain and a Christian walk with Him
and you will be able to help your family and fellow man in a more