Weekly Motivation and Inspirational Stories for the marketplace Series 12 of 52 – School of the Holy Spirit Training Part 1 – Introduction

Weekly Motivation and Inspirational Stories for the marketplace Series 12 of 52 - School of the Holy Spirit Training Part 1 - Introduction

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Weekly Motivation and Inspirational Stories for the marketplace Series 12 of 52 – School of the Holy Spirit Training Part 1 – Introduction

Series: 12 of 52

Date:  March 4, 2020

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Introduction.

I welcome you to today’s series of Otakada.org Weekly Motivational and Inspirational Stories formerly Monday Morning Motivational and Inspirational Quotes and Real Life Real Success Stories for The Marketplace.

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As we engage the marketplace as ambassadors of Christ – 2 Corinthians 5:21, never before has there been a need to be led by the Spirit of God than it is now.

As we race towards the end, activities in the realm of the spirit continue to be heightened because the destiny of the human race hangs in the balance. Our ministry of reconciliation cannot be done on human wisdom, intellect, tactics or strategy devoid of the power and the working of the Holy Spirit.

As Christians, we should realize that we are spirit with a mind using our bodies as containers to execute. As Christians, our spirit has joined with the Spirit of God at conversion. To be motivated in body, we have to first be motivated in our spirit. The Spirit then communicates to our spirit and this to our minds and our minds instructs our body to take action based on the instruction sent to us by God’s Spirit in us.

But for lack of understanding and knowledge of the working and ways of the Holy Spirit, some of us have either ignored or grieved the Holy Spirit. As a result, our sensitivity to Him has died or He has chosen not to lead us any longer. Remember Genesis 6:3 – And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

This series on the school of the Holy Spirit will help heighten our sensitivity and working with our best friend who is ready and willing to help us be all that God has called us to be and to do. At the end of this series, some of us will begin to dream dreams with more clarity and poise, we will be activated in the realm of visions again, we will begin to pick up promptings, voices, flows from the Holy Spirit and interpret them accurately what the Holy Spirit is saying to us the churches so that we can be effective in the mission field of life. Read

2 Kings 6:17-20 New International Version (NIV)

17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.;

1 Samuel 3:9,10 KJVTherefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.;

Acts 10:9-13 NIV About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10 He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11 He saw heaven opened and something like a large sheet being let down to earth by its four corners. 12 It contained all kinds of four-footed animals, as well as reptiles and birds. 13 Then a voice told him, “Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.” And other

 We will be able to know when the Spirit of God is speaking when our human spirit or a contrary spirit is at play in each and every situation. Our decisions will be Spirit-led and not by emotions or vicissitudes of life.

We will make available activation prayers that will increase our spiritual alertness.  Not just that, we will learn how to dialogue with the Holy Spirit in real-time. Stay with us.

Before we begin, we want to highlight some foundational scriptures (stories) as follows with comments:

The Motivational and Inspirational Stories:

  1. The Holy Spirit at work in the Baptism of Jesus.

Luke 3:21-22 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

  • The Holy Spirit led Jesus to Fast – Mark the work FULL

Luke 4:1-2 Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wild. For forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by the Devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when the time was up he was hungry.

  • The Holy Spirit was upon Jesus to declare His purpose which he has passed on to us His ambassadors

Luke 4:16-21

God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to

the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and

recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free,

to announce, “This is God’s year to act!”

He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, “You’ve just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place.”

COMMENT:

The Assignment is in 5 parts but the church of our day has settled comfortable for the first assignment of preaching to the detriment of others and sometimes, we don’t even care to involve the Holy Spirit in the selection and declaration of that message and hence the lifelessness in our messages.  We must take the assignment in totality and ensure we are led by the Holy Spirit so that it can have lasting fruit.

  • Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit to be with us and guide us into all things.

John 16:12-15 message

12-15 “I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’

COMMENT: There are some truths Jesus did not unfold unto us while He was here because it was going to be the Holy Spirit that was to point them out to us as we engage. There are so many strange things happening in our world today that we might not find satisfactory answers to the weary soul but the Holy Spirit is alive and well within us and will give us laser blade answers we can’t get anywhere else if we open up to Him, acknowledge Him and fellowship with Him on consistent and continual basis giving Him first place in our lives. Nothing, He will not unfold unto us in the secret place. He is gentle and He needs to be acknowledged.

  • The Holy Spirit promised by Prophet Joel in the last days

Joel 2: 28-32 “And that’s just the beginning: After that—

“I will pour out my Spirit
    on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
    also your daughters.
Your old men will dream,
    your young men will see visions.
I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants,
    men and women both.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
    and signs on the earth below:
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
    the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Judgment Day of God,
    the Day tremendous and awesome.
Whoever calls, ‘Help, God!’
    gets help.
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
    there will be a great rescue—just as God said.
Included in the survivors
    are those that God calls.”

  • Promised fulfilled at Pentecost

Acts 2: 14-21 That’s when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: “Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen:

“In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
    on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
    also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
    your old men dream dreams.
When the time comes,
    I’ll pour out my Spirit
On those who serve me, men and women both,
    and they’ll prophesy.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
    and signs on the earth below,
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
    the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Day of the Lord arrives,
    the Day tremendous and marvelous;
And whoever calls out for help
    to me, God, will be saved.”

  • The Holy Spirit at work in lives of the early apostles in making mission-critical decisions

Acts 13:1-5

1-2 The congregation in Antioch was blessed with a number of prophet-preachers and teachers:

Barnabas, Simon, nicknamed Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, an advisor to the ruler Herod,

Saul. One day as they were worshiping God—they were also fasting as they waited for guidance—the Holy Spirit spoke: “Take Barnabas and Saul and commission them for the work I have called them to do.” 3 So they commissioned them. In that circle of intensity and obedience, of fasting and praying, they laid hands on their heads and sent them off.

4-5 Sent off on their new assignment by the Holy Spirit, Barnabas and Saul went down to Seleucia and caught a ship for Cyprus. The first thing they did when they put in at Salamis was preach God’s Word in the Jewish meeting places. They had John along to help out as needed.

COMMENT: We can see here that as the gave room to God in fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit spoke. Also notice that the brethren were addressed based on their spiritual office given and identified at conversion. If we do not want to be engaged in fruitless labor, the Holy Spirit has to be the decision-maker. This is the era of the Holy Spirit.

The only condition God allows His people to perish is for lack of knowledge – read Hosea 4:6

My people will be destroyed
    because they have no knowledge.
You priests have refused to learn.

    So I will refuse to let you be priests to me.
You have forgotten the teachings of your God.
    So I will reject your children. Also Job 36:12 English Standard Version (ESV)

12 But if they do not listen, they perish by the sword
    and die without knowledge and Proverbs 10:21 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
    but fools die for lack of sense.

Prayer for the stirring and the outflowing of the Holy Spirit in me:

Dear Holy Spirit, I acknowledged Your presence in me, I am sorry for times I had ignored You or grieved You, forgive me as I repent and make a commitment to be sensitive to fellowship with you daily and to obey Your leading henceforth. I ask that You be stirred up and be re-awakened in me like a river to overflowing today and cause Your flow to cause me to be refreshed and to refresh others that You lead my way today and always. This prayer I have prayed based on the promise made in Your word in

John 7:37-39 37 The last day of the feast came. It was the most important day. On that day Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 If a person believes in me, rivers of living water will flow out from his heart. This is what the Scripture says.” 39 Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit. The Spirit had not yet been given because Jesus had not yet been raised to glory. But later, those who believed in Jesus would receive the Spirit. And Acts 1:8

I receive You today in fullness in Jesus name, amen

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