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John 4 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” What ever is to be done for the Kingdom of God will be done through the Spirit and by the Spirit Worship Man worships the Lord through and by his personal spirit, which is moved upon by the Holy Spirit; otherwise it is not worship which God will accept. True worship has to come from ones spirit. This is how man connects with God is from spirit to Spirit. When a believer truly worships he will worship in his spirit. It is spirit to Spirit that we truly worship. Galatians 5 16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. It is only by the leading of the Holy Spirit that we are able to accomplish anything for the Kingdom of God. To Follow God To truly follow God one has to follow God by the spirit The other day I was trying to sort some things out according to my logic but guess what the answer was not found in my logic but in God’s logic. 1

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Ephesians 6 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— Praying in the Spirit Just as we worship spirit to Spirit we also pray in the same manner. A prayer from the spirit of the believer is always a prayer that moves heaven. Even though the prayer comes across the lips of the believer it is by the unction of the Holy Spirit. Zechariah 4 5 Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” 6 So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: „Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,‟ Says the Lord of hosts. 7 „Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone With shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”‟” To Build God’s Church No body really knows how to build the Body of Christ but Christ Himself. Man can build congregations but he can’t build a church this only can be done by the Holy Spirit. It is said by the church growth movement that churches grow through relationships and I believe this one hundred percent, a relationship with the Holy Spirit. It is by the moving and the operation of the Holy Spirit that the Church is build. Man cannot take credit for what God has done. What is it that makes the Church any different that of any other meeting place in our community? Is it that we sing so called Christian song, or that we talk about doing good works, or is it there is moving and operation of the Holy Spirit? It

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IN THE SPIRIT is the moving and operation of the Holy Spirit that sets the Church apart from any other meeting place. Some will say it is the preaching but what is preaching without the moving of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit always brings truth and conviction alone with the Grace of God that saves the souls of the Lost. It is the moving of the Holy Spirit that causes the sinner to realize that he is lost and it the operation of the Holy Spirit that heals the Heart and Life of the sinner. Overcome the Obstacles of Life There is no obstacle that is to large for the Spirit of God to overcome. In the Spirit any believer shall overcome any mountain. How does the Spirit do this? Romans 8:2 tells us “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free

from the law of sin and death. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
There is nothing more powerful than this! The Lord has reveled to me that there is enough faith and enough Spirit filled people in this room to move mountains. When we take what we have brought with us today and put it in the hands of the “One that Rules the World,” He makes up the difference in His Spirit. (Remember the 5 thousand) “It is all in His Spirit” He takes what you have and expanses it by His means and for His namesake. His Spirit does all this! Wherever you find your self in life and you have your Faith excusive in the “Finished work of Christ on the Cross the Spirit of God” is moving and nothing in this world shall overcome the Believer.

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IN THE SPIRIT Let the Spirit of God loose in you and you will know Victory. (For comments and questions email mailto:bethelodessa@agchurches.org)

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