By MYRA D. COLGATE
CHEROKEE PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH
ABOUT THE SPIRIT-LED LIFE…FIRST ONE MUST HAVE ANSWERED OR SHOWN…
“I worship You, my Lord, with all of me—body, soul, and spirit. I give You all of me. Make my life useful to You in Your Kingdom. My full commitment is to You. I ask and thank You for the promised Comforter, now.”
(The body—by kneeling, and bending the knee before You. By this, I now ask that You be seated in permanence on the throne of my life as my Savior, Your having died in my place on that cross, and then You were raised to a new Life, so I can be, also, as I follow Your leading. The soul—by my mind, my will [choices] and all of my emotions, I surrender all of them to Your Rulership as I follow Your Instructions, being changed from your Word, or by Your Communication and Leading by the Holy Spirit. My spirit—from the heart of me, the very center or core of my thinking and knowing, my ‘be’ing and feelings, desires and destiny dreams. This is what no one—not even myself, can physically see, but my spirit can see once my spirit eyes are opened—born again. Still, it’s in knowing that the spirit is the very essence of me and yet is perfected already. This gives us hope. The spirit is who I really am, formed within, by His breathing His Breath of Life into me at my conception; and then ‘knitting all of me together’—in my mother’s womb, for those miraculous nine months. I can now think of myself as the new person You and I together are creating and making. I can forget my past!)
“I open the door of my heart (spirit) to You, Lord, as You knock, and I ask You to take over the throne of my ‘be’ing as I surrender all of me to Your Will, Your Ways and Your helping me change the way I think—always looking to Your Ways and Type of Thoughts. Teach, guide and direct all of my thoughts, words and deeds from now on. In Jesus’ Name, I ask and thank You. Amen. (Let it be so, Lord.)”
HAVING BEEN BORN AGAIN OR BORN FROM ABOVE…
“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because: As He (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.”
1 John 4:17 (KJV) (Read all of chapter 4)
RIGHT AFTER THE CRUCIFIXION…
“Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and abraided them with
their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen
him after he was risen.
“And he said unto them, ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.’
“’And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;’
“’They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.’”
Mark 16:14-18 (KJV)
(Read also (Luke 10:19; Acts 28:5, 5:15, James 5:14)
“And he said unto them, ‘I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
“Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
“Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.’”
Luke 10:18-20 (KJV)
(Read this prophecy first concerning the Messiah in Isaiah 11:2-3. However, please note that it also, as one reads it, could be applied to all believers after the Holy Spirit has come upon them in Power. ‘As he is, so are we in the world.’)