1. THE HOLY SPIRIT REGENERATES US (TITUS 3:5)
Spiritual life begins when the Holy Spirit draws us to Jesus and we deposit ourfaith in Him as Savior.
2. THE HOLY SPIRIT ASSURES US (ROMANS 8:16)
The Holy Spirit in the believer’s life is more than head knowledge; He is also heart
knowledge. The devil is an accuser (Revelation 12:10). When the devil flies at us withhis false accusations, the Holy Spirit guarantees that we are secure in Christ.
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT SANCTIFIES US (1 PETER 1:2)
The believer appropriates sanctification by the Holy Spirit as he submits to divinely
imparted power within, rather than struggling to conform to external rules. The
Holy Spirit sets the believer free from the law of sin and death and as
He enables one to produce spiritual fruit (Romans 8:2).
This does not cancel the believer’s responsibility, but it empowers him for opportunitiesfor spiritual growth.
4. THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES US (ACTS 10:19; 16:7)
The Holy Spirit’s guidance particularly relates to areas of service for God. To be ledby the Spirit, we ought to set aside dependence on self and look to God.
5. THE HOLY SPIRIT ANOINTS US (1 JOHN 2:20)
The anointing of the Holy Spirit enables the believer to be more effective in work
for God. The Bible teaches that all genuine believers have the anointing abiding in them
(1 John 2:27). Keep it fresh and then use it.
The believer has all the rights and privileges of the Holy Spirit within him. If we allow the Spirit to become a subject only for classroom discussion, we are asking for trouble. The Holy Spirit has a daily purpose in each life. Let us yield to Him.
Consistent prayer life is essential to the forerunner ministry
Only through a lifestyle of prayer can we receive the fullness of what God has provided for us. The forerunner commitment is to seek to spend at least two hours of prayer a day in any of these four expressions. I also encourage forerunners to pray-read through the book of Revelation once a week.
What is prayer? It is talking to God. It is at the same time a great privilege, a fierce struggle, and a powerful miracle of the Spirit who helps us in our weakness in prayer.
Prayer is a place of abiding in Christ or connecting with the Spirit that energizes us to love God (first commandment) which causes us to overflow in love for others (second commandment). Prayer was never meant to be duty-based or merely results-oriented. Rather, it is the place of encounter with God where our spirit is energized as we grow to love Him more. It positions us to be energized to love God and people by receiving God’s love as a Father and Bridegroom.
We love others better as we encounter God’s heart. We do not have to give up our prayer time to make time to minister to people. We can do both. Most of us can seize time for the kingdom from the time we spend on entertainment or in gaining extra money that we may not really need. Prayer that leads to intimacy with God protects our spirit from burnout as we minister to many people over the years. Our prayer life serves as a buffer against spiritual burnout. Maintaining a heart connect with Jesus is the lifeline that enables us for decades to sustain our ministry of winning the lost, healing the sick, and doing works of justice and compassion.
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