Take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost – Mark 13:11
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How often are we unfaithful to that quickening of the Holy Spirit out of fear of offending someone or of having incorrect wording? Friends, do not hesitate! Our halting, insecure human nature may stifle someone’s salvation! Do not speak without God’s proper guide, yet do not be unfaithful to the call.
Prophetic living includes the vision of our own damnation if we do not heed that voice. Retreat from the evil world to the safety of this precious Comforter. Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension atone for our shortcomings. He sends us an eternal Guide so that we may hear His voice and obey His commands. With the Pentecostal gift, we have victory over death and sin. Acknowledge this gift. When we heed God’s voice, a life free from sin on this side of the grave and in the glorious eternity to follow is ours.
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And the Tendency of their Ministry is to direct People to the Teaching of Christ, the one Prophet, promised to Israel, which Promise the Apostle repeateth, saying, And it shall come to pass, that every Soul that will not hear this Prophet, shall be destroyed from amongst the People. Thus do they commend themselves to every Man’s Conscience in the Sight of God, by turning them to the Light of Jesus, the Power of God manifest within, which, as ’tis yielded to and obeyed, maketh free from Sin, which still is that one Thing that I am writing concerning, viz. A Principle of Divine Light and Life in Christ Jesus, according to the Apostle’s Record. (Elizabeth Bathurst, 1655?-1685)