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Spirit of Truth

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Be stilland know that I am God.

(This blog was inspired by a comment on the last post.)

The Spirit of Truth is the holy Spirit of God who is ever-present with us. It’s the Spirit of absolute Truth and Divine Love that unites us all as one because He is in all.

The Spirit of Truth is our sovereign Teacher whose function is to translate Truth into ways our minds can comprehend. We come to know Truth through Him because we are taught Truth by Him.

As our most intimate companion, the Spirit reveals the same Truth to all of us, yet in ways that we can individually understand according to our level of awareness. Regardless of our current belief system, if we seek Truth in humility and openness of mind, He will lead us into all Truth as we need to know it. He is in all, for all. As a Light in the darkness of our mind, He is the voice of comfort, peace, encouragement and unconditional love. He doesn’t condemn, blame, extend guilt, or make afraid, but he removes all these false attributes with which we mistakenly clothe ourselves and reveals our true garments of Light.

As we receive revelation from the Spirit, His words of Life awaken us from the illusions we imagined.

Communing with the Spirit of Truth

Communion is an individual practice, so different techniques work for different people,  but here is a suggestion of how to begin.

Find a quiet space and time in your day. Try to make it the same place and around the same time each day as this routine will greatly facilitate your ability to quiet your mind and listen.

Sit with a notebook and pen. Writing focuses our thoughts while keeping distracting thoughts at bay. Often revelation flows through our writing in the forms of instruction, impressions, visions, and word pictures. You can trigger this flow of thought by writing down questions, or even words you may want to understand more deeply like faith, trust, love, etc. These regular times of written communion plant seeds of thought, which the Spirit expands through circumstances in our lives to reveal truthful understanding. The Spirit can use anything to teach us, and over time we learn to see his instruction in just about everything.

Consciously engage the Spirit of Truth as one who is ever-present with you as your Teacher, guide and friend. In connecting to the Spirit, use whatever name is most comfortable to you, for example Father, Christ, or Holy Spirit of Truth. You may find quiet peaceful music helpful in calming your mind to facilitate your connection. Pour out what is in your heart in written words and then take a moment to be still and listen. Try writing down what you think you hear. Let your mind sink past all the noisy chatter in your head in order to listen. Prayerfully reading books you are spiritually drawn to is another opportunity for the Spirit to reveal truth to you. Again, write down the ideas that come to you.

Seek His instruction as you ask: What do I need to see? If a situation comes to mind, ask what do I need to see or learn in this situation? Don’t assume you know. This is a dedicated time to let go of all you think you know, and listen for what will be a totally new perspective. As thoughts come to mind write them down. Let your pen explore deep questions. Often our questions are prompted by the Spirit to lead us to what we need to know next. With the intention of learning from the Spirit of Truth, impressions, and ideas will come to mind. Write them down. Over time, the revelations of the Spirit will become vividly clear.

Try to include written statements of gratitude.

As you dedicate time to this sacred communion, your ability to hear and discern the Truth will expand. This communion takes commitment, persistence, patience, and repetition as your mind adjusts. This personal communion is the Spirit’s function. Therefore, if we make the time and engage it in all sincerity, our sacred communion will grow so rich that it will be our favorite and most valuable time of the day.


 

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. ~ John 14:26

“But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ and you are all brethren.” ~ Matthew 23:8

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” ~ Hebrews 11:6

 

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

7 thoughts on “Spirit of Truth

  1. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVELATION OF SIMPLICITY RACHEL ….IF THIS DOESNT CLEAR UP ANY KIND OF DOUBT IN A TRUE SEEKERS MIND AND HEART…CONCERNING THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH THEY ARE NOT SEEKING THE PURE WILL OF GOD AND HIS TRUTH….AMEN AND AMEN…

  2. Be still and know that I am God…

    A saying so full of the power of God.

    This line is one I often think about as it reflects and reveals so much in the simplicity of following Christ. If I were to put this sentence as a summary to pages of dialogue it would be for the purpose of revealing our journey through this natural life’s experience and our lack of any power to change God’s will to the saving of our soul. All souls.

    A few references that God will do His work in us, even thought we don’t understand completely what’s going on ourselves.
    Take no thought for tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself.
    We are God’s workmanship, we are not our own.
    We do not even know what to pray for to further our completeness. (However He does, and carries on whether we know what he is doing to bring about change in our life or not.
    He directs our steps…(not we ourselves)
    And numerous other sayings and verses that let us know that even though we (in our natural state) do not know our path that God is taking us, He is well aware of what is needed in our life to turn us from the fall to redeeming us back to himself.

    God therefore is asking us to “be still” and to let Him do His work in us and “let Him” bring about the experiences that we need to be conformed to His likeness. Why does God say take no thought for tomorrow? It is because we do not know what we need tomorrow so we should just “be still” and accept our trials, test and tribulations as we are subjected to them. Be still, don’t murmur and complain as did the children in the wilderness and instead understand and know that “these things” are preparing us to cross over our Jordan…into the land of promise. This land of promise is our personal being, being made into His likeness. The children of Israel did not understand what it meant to be still and let God do what was best for them. This natural parable of the spiritual journey in the wilderness is a parallel story to our “wilderness” journey of leaving the lure and pull of Egypt (our flesh) to go on to perfection of crossing over into the spirit world..or Canaan land in type.

    When Joshua thought he needed thousands of men to combat the thousands of “ites” in the land God reduced the number to just a handful to show Israel it was actually Himself who was giving the victory and not them nor was it the strength in their numbers. Another “being still” and letting God do His work. Again this is a picture of us being still and letting the work being done in us, the spiritual promised land which the natural land of promise was only the symbol.

    God will finish His work and we but need to be still and accept our journey as it is laid before us. We need not worry for His love for each is secured until our redemption takes full effect. Our Jubilee, where all debt of the past ills are wiped clean from our past. It didn’t matter what the sin or debt was, it was erased so as in the type so it will be in the antitype. To understand that all we go through in this life is but a disciplinary process in order for us to become obedient to His will is quiet different from the traditions and doctrines of men. God will finish what He started, we are but to be still and watch it come to pass. Our end is as secure as was our beginning..before the world was.

  3. Hey Rachael, Eldon here, I am happy to see that I am not the only one to know the New Testament Covenant. Which is the individual’s relationship to the Lord! Not following the words of one standing on a stage above and his/her words are suppose to be gospel.

    • So good to hear from you Eldon. To intimately know the Spirit in this way is an amazing gift that brings great joy, in many ways. I am grateful for all who experience this connection, and that all will know it.

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