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The Counselor

  • I have said these things to you while still living with you. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you. Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don't let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. John 14:25-27 WEB.

    Soon after Jesus completed His time on Earth and ascended to heaven, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:2). He has never left and will be here with us until the end.

    The Holy Spirit is our contact on Earth and an intricate part of every meaningful thing we do. When you pray and feel a warmth come over you, that is His presence. He is right here with us right now. The Holy Spirit is the One that shares that sudden inspiration with us. He is the One that causes us to be in the right place at the right time. He gives us the right words to speak, and He brings things back to our remembrance.

    When the angel spoke to Zechariah about the uncompleted temple, he told him, "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit" (Zechariah 4:6). The Holy Spirit was not an afterthought or plan B, but God's plan all along. The Lord works here on Earth today through the Holy Spirit. Jesus said that it was to our advantage that He went away, so the Holy Spirit could come:

    "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you." John 16:7 WEB.

    "I still have many things to tell you, but you can't bear them now. However, when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming. John 16:12-13 WEB.

    The Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Counselor, the Spirit of Truth are just different translations of the same Person. I will simply call Him the Holy Spirit from here on for consistency. Jesus promised that He would send the Holy Spirit to us, and He came to Earth on the day of Pentecost shortly after Jesus ascended. Jesus went to heaven, and the Holy Spirit came down to Earth like a mighty rushing wind. In Acts chapter 2, He blew into the upper room where 120 disciples were gathered there, including the Apostle Peter and Mother Mary. The Holy Spirit rested on them like tongues of fire.

    He brought them spiritual gifts like unknown tongues, prophesy, interpretation, discernment, and others, which He distributed among the believers. Even Mother Mary spoke in tongues. The church was forever changed. Where Jesus could only minister in one area at a time, now the gospel began to spread like wildfire.

    The Holy Spirit is still on Earth today. He is alive and well, and He will remain here until Jesus Christ returns. The word spirit means breeze, breath, wind. He is as invisible as the wind, but you can feel His presence. He can affect the natural world as surely as a tornado can affect a trailer park. We can see where He has been.

    When the Lord calls us to do something, the Holy Spirit usually whispers the command to us. He is involved in everything the Lord is doing, and learning to recognize His voice is one of the most important things you can do in your spiritual life.

    I can honestly tell you that when you have no one but Him to look to, you will find that He is more than enough. He is ever-present. There have been so many times, He has beautifully pulled me through hopeless-looking situations. He would tend to put me in things way over my head yet cause me to come out on top. Do not put your trust in your own resources or your own strength. Learn to live in the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to know Your Holy Spirit. I want more of You in my life. Please fill me with Your presence. Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett Pray for my husband Nick Grimmett please. He was in a coal mining accident on October 15. He has had multiple surgeries and will have a few more. Broken tibias, ankles, bones in top of foot. Dislocated hip and hip fracture (they repaired the hip Monday). Removed his spleen and part of his intestine. He has had 30+ units of blood. Pray his hemoglobin gets where it needs to be and stays there and pray his white blood count gets where it needs to be and stays there. Also pray the infection bacteria and abscesses leave and stay gone. Keep him in your prayers please & thank you.
Nov 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Prayers for healing and strength for you both. Amen

Nov 11
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Carol Carter
Carol Carter Prayers for Nick and Branndi, in the name of Jesus
Nov 11
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Prayers for Nick..... strength and speedy recovery for Nick and Brandi! God bless you!
Tue at 10:04 AM
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you. He will be having surgery on his legs Thursday probably. 

Nov 11
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, please bless Nick and Branndi with a miracle of restoration, with healing throughout his body, with peace over this family, and provision for all that is needed, in the name of Jesus, amen!

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Nov 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

I pray for full recovery for Nick and blessings for his family...in Jesus name,Amen 

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Nov 11
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Many prayers for your dear husband 

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:33 AM
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Sending prayers and positive thoughts for Your Husband And You

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:33 AM
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

That the strength of the Lord and his blessings be with you and your husband. 

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:33 AM
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Praying right now for our Divine Physician to heal Nick and bless you and your husband in every way

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:33 AM
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent. GOD LOVES YOU NICK

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:34 AM
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Prayers for healing for Nick and prayers for strength for both of you, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!! (h5)

 

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:34 AM
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Lifting your husband up in prayer and asking God to bring complete healing. 

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:34 AM
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Continuing to pray for Nick and his recovery, as well as for you, Branndi

Nov 11
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:34 AM
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Praying for Gods hand to touch Nick and heal him from head to toe in Jesus' name amen! Praying for perfect peace for all the family members in Jesus' name amen!

Nov 12
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:34 AM
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen 

Nov 11
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I Thank You for Your Holy Spirit to guide me.

Nov 11
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Holy Spirit,  Amen

Nov 11
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Sometimes it's hard to be still...

He keeps reminding me..

BE STILL and Know I AM GOD.

PSALMS 46:10

SO MUCH GOING ON IM MY LIFE !

I get over whelmed with it all.

In the morning I say to Jesus, we can

do this Lord...Please just be with me.

 

Nov 11
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Sharon, may He comfort you and help you to keep your peace <3!

Nov 11
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for all of us, that He sends His Holy Spirit to guide our every step, to counsel us each day, and help us to represent the true nature of Jesus to the world <3!

Nov 11
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I want to know Your Holy Spirit. I want more of You in my life. Please fill me with Your presence. Teach me to be spiritually sensitive and open my ears to hear what You are saying today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Amen. Thank you Father.

Nov 11
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Gail, amen!

Nov 11
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Welcome Holy Spirit in my life today and always. Amen

Nov 11
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus, please fill us with your Holy Spirit.Give us strength to live our lives for your glory. Amen 

Nov 11
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Fill me with your holy Spirit Lord. Amen.

Nov 11
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Cindy Holcomb
Cindy Holcomb

Paris for healing for Nick and for peace for Brandi and family. Amen

Nov 11
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Nov 11
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Nov 11
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone Happy Veterans Day

Nov 11
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for sending us your Holy spirit Father I love you.

Nov 11
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I need You more than ever, that the Holy Spirit Jesus promised us lead us through the word. Help us to be confident and ready to be good listeners to do what is ask from us,in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. 

Excellent devotional Pastor, thank you and Sylvia for your work, God bless you both. 

Nov 11
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

 

Nov 11
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! Thank you my Lord and God!!!

Nov 11
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Nov 11
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Just studied this passage in our Women's zoom Bible study on Tuesday. The Lord is tenacious in His reminders to me! Thanks for being faithful, Pastor Dion!

Lord, teach me to be spiritually sensitive. Open my ears to hear what You are saying today and willing and obedient! In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Nov 11
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Speak and guide me Holy Spirit. Sometimes I feel forgotten and I want and need help. Dear God in the name of Jesus Amen 

Nov 11
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 11
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

Nov 11
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

I PRAY for your husband, Nick

I claim Healing to all 125 trillion cells of

His body to be in harmomy chemically, electridly.and

Magneticaly and have the good cells digest the

Bad cells...I claim life and healing to his whole body

I pray for his speedy recoveru..

In Jesus Christ Precious Name. Amen..

Nov 11
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! I attest that this is true. I have heard the Holy Spirit most of my life but I didn't know what it was when i was younger. He speaks to me and tells me some things that are going to happen, He gave me such peace when I was terminated from my job where I worked for 13 years. I should have been angry and afraid and worried, but I was not. He tells me incredible secrets and the more I learn to listen to Him, the more He speaks to me. It is so awesome and almost unbelievable but it is real.

 

Nov 11
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen, Amen and Amen 

Nov 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

Nov 12
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

JUST WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A BLESSED DAY

TODAY..."HAPPY THANKSGIVING"

I AM THANKFUL FOR HIS MERCY AND GRACE,

FORGIVENESS...

Nov 25
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Thank you

Tue at 6:35 AM
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Branndi Grimmett
Branndi Grimmett

Keep praying for my husband Nick please. He's having some pain from the hip and legs surgery. Pray the pain leaves so he doesn't have to take that medicine anymore. Thank you and God bless you

Tue at 6:37 AM