23rd September 2020: Our Daily deLIGHT~4th Day-Spirit of YHVH
Spirit of YHVH
At some point in our life most of us have fretted about the need to know what we’re going to say concerning a situation we may find ourselves. In Luke 12:1 Yeshua first begins to teach a large crowd of disciples gathered together to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees. While there have been many sermons conjecturing what this leaven may be, Yeshua plainly reveals it in the chapter before this in Luke 11:46-52. The leaven is preaching one thing and doing another. What they required they didn’t do themselves!!! When we’re hypocrites this truly misrepresents the kingdom and the truth of His Word. This is what Yeshua warns them about. Having the mind and character of Yeshua is to practice what we preach!!
Moving forward in Luke 12, Yeshua begins to share with them about confessing that He is the Messiah, the Son of Elohim before men. This in turn will cause them to be brought before the leaders with much persecution. Yeshua counsels them ahead of time that they are not to be given to worry. Let’s now look at these verses. Luke 12:11-12 says, “11 When they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not worry about how or what you are to speak in your defense, or what you are to say; 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” Amen!!! This is why we need to be mindful of the Holy Spirit’s operation in our daily lives. This is not to say that we do not ever need to prepare, read and learn from the Word, for in that case, that which has been put in will, by the Holy Spirit, be brought back to us. But we can also have the confidence that if there is something we don’t know and we are placed in a position that we need to know, the Holy Spirit will, in that very moment, sovereignly give to us what we need.
Matthew 10:19-20 says, “19 But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 20 For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.” Matthew also writes what Yeshua taught them concerning the persecution they will face. This is a vital truth concerning a function of the Holy Spirit!!
Luke 21:14-15: says, “14 So make up your minds not to prepare beforehand to defend yourselves; [Don’t go in a spirit of defensiveness, but submissiveness to the Holy Spirit to give us what we need. It’s an attitude of the heart.] 15 for I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.”
It cannot be stressed enough the value of allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us every day of our lives; for it is through this that the Seven Spirits of YHVH are manifested!!
Have a blessed and shalom filled day!!
River of Life Tabernacle
Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a