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THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - The Call Of Jesus

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    The Call of Jesus
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    Welcome to lesson five in this series
    called "The Call of Jesus"
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    where I'm talking out from my book
    by the same name "The Call of Jesus".
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    I want to do one video
    for every chapter in the book.
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    Now we've come to chapter five
    and it's called "The Leading of the Holy Spirit".
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    I just want to say, I love being led
    by the Holy Spirit.
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    I love it. I am excited about
    being led by the Holy Spirit.
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    I think it's so important for all of us,
    as believers, that we understand
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    what the Holy Spirit wants to do.
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    We are not called to do this alone.
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    We are called to be led by the Holy Spirit.
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    I want to talk about that in this chapter.
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    I want to start with reading something
    from the chapter:
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    "The Holy Spirit wants to be as big a part
    of our everyday lives
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    s He was in the lives of the first disciples.
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    He wants to guide us, work through us,
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    and to make it so that there are no
    difference between our lives
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    and the lives of the first disciples
    we read about in the Book of Acts."
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    And I want to say this. I really, really, really
    believe that the Book of Acts in the Bible
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    should be the normal Christian life.
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    And what they experienced there is the same
    you and me should experience today.
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    We should not build on our church traditions.
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    We should build on the Bible
    and the Bible alone.
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    And the Holy Spirit is here to guide us.
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    He is here to help us.
    He is here to lead us to the truth.
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    He is here to remind us of every word
    Jesus has spoken.
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    When we look at Luke 10, as we are going
    through in this book,
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    verse by verse by verse,
    we start reading this:
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    "After these things the Lord appointed
    seventy others also,
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    and sent them two by two before His face
    into every city and place
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    where He Himself was about to go."
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    So, here we read that after Jesus
    appointed them two and two,
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    He sent them into every city and place
    where He Himself wanted to go.
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    When Jesus walked on earth
    He was led by the Spirit of God
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    and He walked here on earth physically
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    and He wanted to go to different cities
    and places,
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    because He knew that the harvest
    was great
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    and there were people who were waiting
    for them in that city, and that city,
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    and that place, and that place.
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    So, when Jesus walked on earth physically,
    He wanted to go to different places.
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    For example, the woman in Samaria,
    woman at the well He went to.
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    But now, Jesus is not here
    physically anymore.
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    Now He is in Heaven.
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    But, He did not leave us alone.
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    When He left to Heaven,
    He sent His Spirit down here.
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    And now, we are Christ's body
    and He is the head.
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    And like Jesus wanted to go to
    specific cities and places at that time,
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    because there were people there
    who were the persons of peace,
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    who were seeking God,
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    the same way He wants now us,
    as His body,
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    by the Holy Spirit in us,
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    to go to those places.
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    And I truly believe that what we read
    in the Book of Acts,
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    when we read about being led
    by the Holy Spirit
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    and what Jesus commanded to do,
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    is the same today.
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    The Book of Acts is not just like
    the book of... What is that?
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    Is it a book of the apostles
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    or is it a book about the work
    of the Holy Spirit?
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    Because the Book of Acts really shows
    what the Holy Spirit can do
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    in a person who follows Christ.
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    And I want to read something here
    from this chapter of my book:
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    "All the way through the book of Acts,
    we read how the Holy Spirit worked
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    through the first disciples.
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    He was a big part of their life,
    as it was He who was leading them.
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    In the book of Acts, we read things like,
    'It seems good to the Holy Spirit, and us.'
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    (Acts, 15:28), 'So, being sent out
    by the Holy Spirit' (Acts 13:4),
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    and 'they were forbidden
    by the Holy Spirit' (Acts 16:6)."
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    I truly believe it should be like that
    in our lives.
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    But where do we ever in the church
    hear something like that today?
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    Where do we ever hear somebody
    talk like that,
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    saying like: Hey, it seems good
    to the Holy Spirit and to us.
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    Or, being sent out by the Spirit,
    or being forbidden by the Spirit
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    to go and there.
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    We don't hear a talk like that today,
    but this should be how it is.
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    Why? Because Jesus is the same
    yesterday, today and forever,
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    and the Holy Spirit is the same
    yesterday, today and forever.
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    Let's keep reading my book.
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    "We see this even more clearly if we look
    at the disciple Philip in Acts 8:26-40.
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    One day in Philip's life, he experienced
    an angel of the Lord speaking to him,
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    telling him where to go.
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    When he arrived there where the angel
    said he should go,
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    he saw a chariot, and then the Holy Spirit
    spoke to him
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    saying that he should run over to the chariot
    and speak with the man there.
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    When he obeyed and went there,
    he met the 'person of peace'
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    (I will come back to this later).
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    The man there was ready, seeking God.
    Philip then shared the gospel
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    with the eunuch, and he repented.
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    As soon as the eunuch saw water,
    he was immediately baptized.
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    Just after the baptism, Philip experienced
    something amazing.
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    The Holy Spirit suddenly took him away
    to another place.
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    It is really amazing when we read
    how God worked in Philip's life.
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    God was a part of the early church,
    just like He wants
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    to be a part of your life
    and my life today."
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    Hallelujah! The call Jesus has given us
    is not impossible.
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    He would never call us to do something
    He would not empower us to do.
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    And He has given us the Holy Spirit
    and by the Holy Spirit
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    we can experience crazy things.
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    Who does Jesus want to visit today?
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    Who does Jesus want you to go to
    and speak to?
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    Like Philip was led by the Holy Spirit,
    we today can be led by the Holy Spirit
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    to that person who is ready to receive.
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    I have many strong examples where
    I've seen how the Holy Spirit
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    has led me, and I think it should be
    like that in all of our lives.
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    One funny example. It looks a little
    like Philip in the book of Acts 8,
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    we've just read.
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    Some years ago I was out walking.
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    I've been walking,
    I've been out on the street evangelizing.
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    I was walking on the way home
    and suddenly I heard God said: Stop.
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    And I was like: What?
    Go back.
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    I turned around. When I turned around
    I saw a man behind me.
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    I thought I should go to him.
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    He was standing with his back
    towards me, so I didn't want to come
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    from his behind, so I walked around him,
    and then I stood there
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    like I was looking at the shop,
    and then I turned to look at his face.
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    And then he was suddenly gone.
    And I was like...
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    I stood there, in front of the shop now,
    and I thought: God, I thought You said:
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    Stop. Go back. And now the man is gone.
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    And then I looked at the shop
    I was looking at.
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    It was a hairdresser, and it was funny
    because I don't use that anymore.
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    And it seemed weird, because I was
    on my way home,
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    God said: Stop and go back.
    And now I was standing in front
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    of a hairdresser shop.
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    And then somebody came from my
    behind and said:
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    Excuse me, you are blocking the door.
    I turned around. Sorry!
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    When I turned around and looked
    at that person who said: Sorry,
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    I was so excited. Because when I saw
    him I knew he was the person of peace.
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    It made sense why God said:
    Go back and stand right there.
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    Because that young man he had one arm
    under the jacket like this.
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    So I said: Hey, stop, stop.
    Can I ask you something?
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    Do you believe in God?
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    And he said: It is so interesting you ask me.
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    Because my grandmother died two weeks
    ago and she had a Bible.
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    And I inherited her Bible and the last two
    weeks I've been reading the Bible every day.
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    But I don't understand what I read.
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    And this morning I said: God, if You are real,
    send somebody to explain what I'm reading.
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    It was so amazing. I said: I'm a Christian.
    I want to explain it. Let me pray for your arm.
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    What happened?
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THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT - The Call Of Jesus
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