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When it comes to that place in our life where we are required to make an important decision, most Christians honestly desire to make the right choice, the one that is in line with the Word and Will of the Lord. They realise quite correctly, that it will be all round more successful if they have God on their side in the decision they are about to make! The question is however, “how do you know what God wants you to do in the situation you are facing?” First of all, the most important thing to remember is that God’s Word is His Will, thus He will never want you to make a decision that would be contrary to His Word. Your decision must always be in line with His written Word, the Bible! For instance, there is no question whatsoever about whether or not you should be considering a divorce, because God’s Word says clearly that Jesus opposed divorce and so divorce does not even become an option and you know that God wants you to pray for reconciliation (Mark 10:3-12). The same holds true for any form of separation of the family unit, as this has a negative impact on every member of that family. Any decision you have to make that will lead you into debt, is not according to God’s Word either, because it is written that we are to owe no man anything but to love him (Rom. 13:8). Running up debt that you know you will not be able to repay, is contrary to His Will. If you find yourself in a financial crisis and want a way out however, ask your Heavenly Father to help you, and He will show you how! The Bible says in James 5:5-6: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. This portion of Scripture assures us that God will give you the necessary wisdom you need in every situation if you ask Him for it in faith. Then ask Him to confirm His leading and guidance, for out of the mouth of two or three witnesses the truth shall be established the Bible tells us in (Matt. 18:16), and one of these confirmations should come from His Word. However, I know of times, unfortunately, when someone has claimed to truly want to hear from the Lord concerning a certain decision they must make, but they have actually made up their mind already as to what they are going to do, and are just seeking God’s “permission”, so to speak, by claiming to seek His counsel. If the answer they receive from the Lord doesn’t suit them, they find an excuse to do their own thing anyway! You will never hear from the Lord if do not intend taking His advice, because He knows your heart, whether you really want to do His will, or want to justify the decision you have already made deep down inside! You need to put the whole situation and set of circumstances at His feet and pray, “not my will Father, but Yours”, and then trust Him to show you what to do. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. (Pro 3:5-6). Always remember that He loves you, you are His child and He only wants what is best for you. He alone knows what the future holds and His timing is always perfect. He promises to show you what decision you must make if you seek Him with all of your heart.(Heb.11:6) After you have enquired of Him, patiently await His answer, and until you have certainty in your heart about His answer, do not do anything in haste! Remember that “when in doubt, do nothing!” You will have the assurance of the peace of the Holy Spirit within you when

the intellect (I think and the will (I will). they must not be the deciding or regulating factor used to govern our lives. (Luk. The following illustration explains this truth clearly: Say now that you are travelling by car along a road which comes to a T junction. (Joh. Although emotions are an important part of man. delivered from abusive substances and that all you needs be met. spirit and soul. If you are being pressurised forced to make a decision in haste.from alcohol. to set at liberty them that are bruised. 4:19) But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. that we. The soul consists of the emotions (I feel). then you make the decision to pray according to His Will. because God created you with a free will and you are responsible for your own choices. healed. to preach deliverance to the captives. GOD’S REVEALED WILL Making a decision concerning His revealed Will according to His Word. nor is He the Author of confusion. both the possible LEFT turn and possible RIGHT turn are at the same place. if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God. drugs. you make the choice as to which way you want to go. that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish. The Lord never pressurises you. sexual perversion etc. and thou shalt be above only. then give it some time. which I command thee this day. 4:18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me. SETTING THE CAPTIVE FREE . 3:16) For God so loved the world. If you are agitated when having to decide on an issue. that he gave His only begotten Son. if . praying to His Father in the Garden of Gethsemane. SALVATION. It is the WILL that must establish our decisions. because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. Note what God says to Israel i Deut. but made a choice with His will that was in agreement with His Father’s will. we can choose to remain in a difficult marriage situation.28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head. PROVIDING YOUR NEEDS (Php. and not the tail. Man consists of body. God wants you to be saved. For example. and thou shalt not be beneath. we can choose to select what we watch on TV! Jesus Christ. He certainly did not feel like it. is of course straight forward. then it does not come from the Lord. so you have to decide whether to turn left or right. We choose to use our will to come in line with His! The decision is always yours to make. AT THAT POINT. but have everlasting life. You cannot continue going straight on ahead as the road ends there.you make the right decision. being dead to sins. you cannot blame God for any of the bad choices you make or may have made. He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted. we can choose to lose weight. is a wonderful example for us. 2:24) Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree. and recovering of sight to the blind. should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. so this is why it is so important to make the right choices. He chose to take the way of the cross on account of our sin. HEALING (1Pet. to observe and to do them: Each decision we make determines our future. for example.

and repentance is the first requirement. When you reach a cross road in your life.. REPENTANCE AND CONVERSION This means an about turn from your present way of life. He will give you the right direction to take. still regarding repentance. He that hath the Son hath life. and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. ask the Lord which way to go. and this life is in His Son. and that is the very best decision you will ever make! The following are the basic steps to take when making this all important decision: The choice is yours. is to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour so that you will inherit Eternal Life. but serves no purpose at all if it does not produce in them the signs of a changed life.you choose to turn LEFT and carry on driving. A choice to spend your Eternal life with God however. A good example in the Bible is the prodigal son in Luke chapter 5. (Act 2:38) And. but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Note “all men everywhere”.nobody is excluded. In fact the Left turn and the right turn go in completely opposite directions.. repentance means: to change your decision. the further you move away from the point where the decision was made. The turning point in his life was when he said: I will arise and go to my father. 20: 10 and 15). Repent. that God hath given to us eternal life. the people asked this question: What must we do brothers? Then Peter said unto them. and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. The most important decision you will ever be called to make in this life. We hence come to the conclusion that there are only two possible choices for us. (1 John 5 :11-12) And this is the record. repentance toward God. Read your Bible prayerfully so that the Holy Spirit can teach you. . At Pentecost after the Holy Spirit had been poured out and Peter proclaimed the Gospel of the Lord Jesus. we read in Acts 17:30: And the times of this ignorance God winked at. In Hebrew – the original language in which the Old Testament was written – it means to change direction.. Read Revelation. and to follow God’s ways and instructions as prescribed in the Bible. The further you travel down that road. He made a decision and he acted upon it! At church services people often go up for the alter call . and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Yet there was that time when you were at the T junction and could choose to turn left or right. and also to the Greeks. Paul tells us in Acts 20:21: Testifying both to the Jews. After a person has made a decision to give his life to the Lord. which is very good. an Eternity with God the Father and Jesus Christ (life). In Greek – the original language in which the New Testament was written. the distance between you and the T junction gets further by the minute until you are miles away from where you made the choice. or an Eternity in the pool of fire with the devil and his evil powers (death). guide you and remind you of everything Jesus commanded. would mean that your whole life must be committed to God in trust. and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. and convict you of sin and righteousness. his life can only be changed by learning to know God’s will through His Word.

and will fight against them with the sword of My mouth. Repent. Because we are sincere in our remorse and repentance. The believer’s baptism after conversion is a command of the Lord to the believer and is inspired by the Holy Spirit. and thus it behoved Christ to suffer. It is a decision you have to make. or else I will come unto thee quickly. Church of Sardis (Rev 3:3) Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard. we are made aware of our love of God. Do not allow the moment of grace and mercy pass you by without you responding! Acts 2:38: Then Peter said unto them. Church of Laodicea (Rev 3:19) As many as I love. and repent. but he that believeth not shall be damned One often hears a believer say that he will have himself baptised when the Holy Spirit convicts him to do so.. It is God who draws us according to John 6:44 No man can come to me. starts the process of repentance within us. Church of Ephesus: (Rev 2:5) Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen. We read in Rev. and we read in Lamentations 5:21: Turn thou us unto thee. Thus it is written.Repentance is a choice. The Holy Spirit. To have yourself baptised after conversion is actually an act of obedience. I stand at the door. I will come on thee as a thief. and will sup with him. and we shall be turned. and will remove thy candlestick out of his place. and repent. That is a misconception. You choose to obey or not. (Luke 24:46-47) And said unto them. If therefore thou shalt not watch. Church of Thyatira(Rev 2:21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication. except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. and hold fast. O LORD. or else I will come unto thee quickly. Peter gave these instruction from God: Repent and be baptised. and knock: if any man hear My voice. except thou repent. and he with Me: but we must make the final choice. and she repented not. and open the door. and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all . and the way of faith in Jesus Christ becomes a way of peace and joy! In Revelation chapters 2 and 3 we see that Jesus exhorted five of the seven churches to REPENT.. I will come in to him. In Mark 16:16 Jesus says: He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved.. and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. and do the first works. and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. 3:20 : Behold. and repent. and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. because of God’s great mercy and grace. The road to walking with God always begins with repentance and conversion – (giving you heart to Jesus) – whether we are making this decision for the very first time or we may have back slidden and are coming back to the Lord. renew our days as of old. Church of Pergamos (Rev 2:16 ) Repent. I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore. Our Heavenly Father has always responded to a heart of repentance.

and foolishness to hang on to any unforgiveness. therefore forgive every single person unconditionally regardless of what they have done to you. Yet once more. let us have grace. You have the power to forgive. that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. And this word. The Greek translation uses the past tense in this verse: as we have forgiven our trespasses. (Heb 12:25-29) Father God’s desire is to build the character of His Son Jesus within the lives of those who have received Him as their Saviour. we read this in the Book of Hebrews. whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire. As we see clearly in Mark 11:25 the Father will not forgive our trespasses if we have unforgiveness towards another. neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. as of things that are made. We. God said that in the last days everything that can be shaken will be shaken. It is actually just wisdom working for your own benefit to forgive. and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye. confessing it for what it is. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spake on earth. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved. if we turn away from Him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised. Your prayers are not even heard when you harbour unforgiveness in your heart. who know Jesus as Lord are being conformed to His image day by day as we choose to yield ourselves to the working of the Holy Spirit.nations. Choose to live a life of repentance and walk in His peace and provision. This response from us causes God to draw close to us and meet our needs. and believe the gospel. He will heal the broken hearted and give victory in every battle. It has nothing to do with “feelings” or emotions. You choose! FORGIVENESS Mark 11:25-26 And when ye stand praying. in other words we should have already forgiven our debtors when we ask our Heavenly Father to forgive us. In Matt. Yet once more I shake not the earth only. if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. forgive. As an example let us consider the difficult situation where a husband has been . This is how you break the power of the tormentors over your life. Jesus’ words are very clear in Mark 1:15 when He says: The time is fulfilled. and no one else can do it for you. See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh. beginning at Jerusalem. 6:12 we read this verse of the Lord’s prayer: and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Repentance is a choice you have to make because nobody else can make it for you. but also heaven. To forgive is once again a choice of your own free will. saying. But if ye do not forgive. much more shall not we escape. We have to acknowledge all sin in our life. signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken. repenting of it and turning our back on it.

that he may exalt you in due time: The phrase “clothed with humility” makes one think of the slaves of those days. God is Almighty. He does not need our favour and gifts. but only YOU can become HUMBLE – can clothe yourself with humility. Once again you need the help of the Holy Spirit. Right throughout our Christian life many opportunities present themselves where we . all of you be subject one to another.a slave’s apron. Yea. In Luke 14. they had to wear an apron . And the devil would just love to be able to convince her to hold onto all these accounts! But we must keep in mind that Father God has a great number of accounts against us in His hand. and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud. Do not wait for a “feeling . Jesus gives a very fundamental illustration of the “proud”. He desires to help and save us from destruction. to show that they were slaves. That is why Peter says: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God. that if you tear up the accounts owing to you by others. A lack of humility is another reason for why people’s prayers are not answered . a heap of accounts owing to her. ye younger. God can certainly humiliate you if necessary.you could be praying from a position of pride.. but do not allow the moment of the grace of God to escape you. God’s agreement is simply this. that he may exalt you in due time: Note that the Bible says HUMBLE YOURSELVES – this is an action we must take. lowly attitude of a slave towards others – this is what the above phrase intimates. and God says that He RESISTS the proud – He actually avoids them. It describes guests at a wedding who chose to seat themselves in the front seats – which were probably being kept for the guests of honour – and then they were so humiliated when they were asked to take the seats in the back! Rather CHOOSE to sit in the lowly place and you will never have to experience such humiliation. So Peter is saying here that we should have the humble. She could be holding in her hand. submit yourselves unto the elder. Get rid of it immediately before it bites and kills you. He owes her trust. support etc... respect. It is impossible to draw close to God with a proud heart. WE have to humble ourselves. It is not scriptural to pray for the Lord to humble you. just think of Jesus Christ who had to hang upon that cross as a guilt sacrifice for you and me.unfaithful to his wife. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God. love. do NOT coddle unforgiveness as a poisonous snake to your breast. What ever you do. You will feel so much the better for having done so. He will remove your iniquities as far as the East is from the West – and He will remember them NO more! Hallelujah! (Read our book The power of Forgiveness) God’s instructions are always extremely practical and logical and always aimed at benefitting you. but because His love for us and His mercy towards us is so great. DECIDE to lay aside all pride and arrogance and CHOOSE to humble yourself. Choose to forgive! You make the decision! HUMILITY (1Pe 5:5-6) Likewise.YOU DECIDE . and giveth grace to the humble.

because He was on the same level as God. and became obedient unto death. (Php. but he decided that he wanted to elevate himself – and look at the results! He FELL ! (Isa. and took upon Him the form of a servant. You CHOOSE and you ACT. He CHOSE to lower Himself! If you and I want to be lifted up.can choose to be the least and humble ourselves – take advantage of those occasions because Jesus says in Luke 14:11: For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased. (Joh. and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man. (Pro 1:7) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. What did He do? He humbled Himself and descended to the lowest level – death on the cross. Jesus was always obedient to His Father’s commands and it is this trust and obedience God wants to find in you and me. Once again. Why was He highly exalted? Not because He was the Beloved Son of the Father. As you know Satan was once an archangel whose beauty and wisdom were unsurpassed. and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. (Joh 10:30) I and My Father are one. even the death of the cross. and things in earth. and things under the earth. 2:9-11) Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him. 14:13). And see what happened to Jesus: (Php. (Psa. we choose! Jesus’ complete obedience to His Heavenly Father indicated His total “fear of the Lord”. which was also in Christ Jesus: Who. God cannot make it for you or force it upon you. Have I been so long time with you. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. as illogical and ridiculous it may seem to the world. 2:5-8) Let this mind be in you. 14:9) Jesus saith unto him. The Bible tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge and wisdom . but because He fulfilled the conditions. it is a DECISION followed by your action. On the other hand. Jesus did not deem it necessary to exalt Himself. of things in heaven. Take note – it does not depend on our feelings. Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the . Just think of the attitude of Jesus and then that of Satan.we read this in Proverbs and in the Psalms. we need to humble ourselves. even though He said that He and the Father are one. and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. being in the form of God. indicates the extent of our fear of the Lord. THE FEAR OF THE LORD The fear of the Lord is also a choice that you have to make. He humbled Himself. but He loves you too much to allow you to stay the way you are ! His purpose for your life is to change you into the image of His Son Jesus as you yield yourself to His Holy Spirit. and yet hast thou not known Me. The extent to which we are obedient to God. It is a Bible principle. to the glory of God the Father. 111:10) The fear of the Lord is not being terrified of an almighty God who is just waiting to strike you when you make the smallest mistake! Your Heavenly Father loves you. thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation.

But that is not what the Bible tells us! (Deut. (Pro 19:23) The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied. OUR DECISIONS. blessing and cursing: therefore choose life. for who He is. but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. and how sayest thou then. It is a decision made with our will. but I will not answer. OUR CHOICES determine our lives – NOT an “incomprehensible force”! WE CHOOSE LIFE OR DEATH – that is what God says in Deut. 28 – God spells it out very clearly for all to understand that OBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD BRINGS BLESSINGS AND DISOBEDIENCE TO HIS WORD BRINGS CURSES. (Mat 10:28) And the writer of the Book of Hebrews. that both thou and thy seed may live: With reference to this scripture. that I have set before you life and death. 112:1- . in the same way that God hates it! This DECISION concerns a very important matter and is a warning to people who play around with the grace of God. in other words. (Psa. also in the New Testament. and that is just not right! He certainly is our Father in Heaven. He pulls the strings and decides whether blessings or curses are going to be your lot. he shall not be visited with evil. but respectively so! Matthew wrote in the New Testament: And fear not them which kill the body. because according to the above scripture . However in Jesus’ Name. – then our choices affect our descendants too because that is what God also says in Deut. It would be good for you to prayerfully read Deut. BLESSINGS AND CURSES Many Christians still believe in “fate”. 30:19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you. puts it this way: It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Perhaps our forefathers were disobedient and because of their bad choices. It is so simple! You and I must just DECIDE if we are going to be obedient or disobedient. the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 30:19. the Lord says that to “fear Him” is a CHOICE we make. There are so many Christians who still attach having the fear of the Lord to a feeling. but they shall not find Me: For that they hated knowledge. they shall seek Me early. our creator and the creator of Heaven and of Earth ! Too many Christians these days address God as their “buddy”. They sometimes even say that God is this “incomprehensible force” that manipulates man like a puppet on a string. 30 and also Deut. It is very important that you realise this so that you choose to do so – CHOOSE and ACT. In other words. Once again this is a misconception. Isaac and Jacob. People who do not respond when they hear the voice of the Lord! (Pro 1:28-30) Then shall they call upon Me. we can break that bondage. and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof. I want to make the following statement: your problems are the result of the lack of decisions or the wrong decisions made by your forefathers or by you. (Heb 10:31) The fear of the Lord is to hate all evil. that a “power” beyond their control decides whether their lives are going to be blessed or cursed. Shew us the Father? We have to respect and honour the God of Abraham. we suffer the consequences. 30:19.Father.

that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God. and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. and to Jacob. if a man CHOOSES to be unfaithful to his wife and runs away with someone else. ye have heard of Me. that delighteth greatly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. and it filled all the house where they were sitting. The choice is ours whether or not to be filled with the Holy Spirit and receive the gift of a . (Act 2:1-4) Note that the evidence of having received the infilling of the Holy Spirit was that they all spoke in other tongues. you can receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. being assembled together with them. but wait for the promise of the Father. even as many as the Lord our God shall call. to give them. but others as well. And. and to your children. Then you can expect life and blessings. After you were saved and baptised in water as a believer. you and your descendants! BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT. For the promise is unto you. that decision does not only affect him. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire. Thus we see that the promise of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is still for all believers today – but we must make a decision to choose to receive this wonderful Gift from God. and it sat upon each of them. and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life. they were all with one accord in one place. including his descendents. This theme runs right through the Bible. For example. i. Then Peter said unto them. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD. that I have set before you life and death. In the book of Acts we read that the risen Jesus told His disciples to go to Jerusalem and await the outpouring of the Holy Spirit which His Father had promised to those who believed.2) Praise ye the LORD. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind. and to all that are afar off. If you want to come out of. which. and began to speak with other tongues. and that thou mayest obey his voice. (Act 1:4-5) Then we see in Acts chapter two how this was fulfilled: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come. Then Peter stands up and explains to the onlookers what has taken place and we read in Acts 2:38-39: . to Isaac. to Abraham. commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem. free from the whirlpool of calamities in your life. saith He. but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. you will have to make a CHOICE. and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. but a CHOICE based on the Word of God. and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers. Repent.e. as the Spirit gave them utterance. For John truly baptized with water. Pay attention to Deut. And not only any old CHOICE. 30:19-20 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you. that your DECISIONS also affect your descendents. blessing and cursing: therefore choose life.

and that is truly sad because it is such a powerful spiritual weapon. a DECISION of your will. There are still those who prayed in tongues once the day they received the infilling of the Holy Spirit and never again. teaching on spiritual warfare and the full armour of God in Ephesians chapter 6 says in Eph. . God gives the vocabulary – but you do the speaking. and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. once you have been baptised in the Holy Spirit. Start today to CHOOSE and just watch the growth in your spiritual life which will then manifest itself in your physical life as well. not the Holy Spirit. but my understanding is unfruitful. 6:18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit. and I will sing with the understanding also. In My name shall they cast out devils. When you are baptised in the Holy Spirit. building up yourselves on your most holy faith. Please do not think that this experience is just for the Pentecostal or Charismatic believers! On the contrary. to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit with your spiritual prayer language. See what Jude says in Jude 20-21: But ye.it is a DECISION. Magnify the Lord in this way and at the same time be waging spiritual warfare. (1Co 14:14-15) For if I pray in an unknown tongue.Praying in the Spirit is part of this armour. (Read our Book Experience the Holy Spirit) Remember that you do not have to wait for a feeling . IS FOR EVERYONE OF GOD’S CHILDREN. Build yourself up in your spirit man and guard yourself against the evil in these times. And we also read the words of Jesus in Mark 16: 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe. praying in the Holy Ghost. that it is not meant for every Christian. and pray often in your prayer language – when you are driving. they shall speak with new tongues. beloved.new Heavenly language. . and (they) began to speak with other tongues. daily. looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. as the Spirit gave them utterance. I cannot overemphasise the importance of speaking in tongues. speaking in tongues is not the result of an inner explosion. so that you and your descendents may LIVE ! .LIFE. including you. Keep yourselves in the love of God. in obedience to God’s Word. cooking. It is your DECISION ! Thus we see that our entire Christian walk is not based on feelings but actually on making practical decisions and carrying them out. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit. YOU CHOOSE to pray in tongues as the Spirit leads you – and it is not an emotion. CHOOSE to speak in new tongues. Pray in tongues. Then some believe. YOU CHOOSE to do it. without your FULL armour which includes praying in tongues? Read Jude 21 and 22 again and then read Jude 15 that speaks of the terrible ungodliness that will take place in the End Times – He uses the word ungodliness four times! How will the Christian be able to guard himself against this ungodliness during these evil times? BY PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT – that’s what verses 21 and 22 are saying. through incorrect teaching. is a CHOICE. and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit. How will you ever be able to be successful in you spiritual battle against sin and Satan’s attacks. Paul. Therefore CHOOSE . often. gardening – at any given opportunity. Note the fact that THEY began to speak. Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.it is YOUR DECISION. However once again the emphasis falls on the fact that it is not reliant on our feelings – to pray in tongues. my spirit prayeth. sing in tongues.

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