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A voice in the wilderness

It has been a little over 7 years since I wrote this. I still weep when I read it. To those that have an ear to hear it is an encouragement and a call to war.

Hear what the spirit of the Lord is saying, not only to those who misguided the sheep but to the sheep as well.





Sheep (Photo credit: James Good)

I am writing as I have been compelled to write. The Spirit of the Lord tells me that we are of the Laodicean church, and as such we are on the last stand and have failed to hold our ground.

The prophets1 have put forth the call to repent, but you have ignored that call, and instead, induced fear in my people.

You have taken away their hope.

Most will not receive this, but some will.

To the messenger of…

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You humbled yourself and tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the LORD

Sometimes I can be

          I’m not proud of it, I don’t want to act that way, but I do.  I’m not always like that, but I have had moments of unholiness. I’ve sat sulking sometimes for days with things I’ve done and said.  If we sin, we need to repent from our heart and make things right. Say sorry if you have offended anyone, do everything you can to make peace-yes, even if you are right and they are wrong. 

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero?
    Why do you boast all day long,
    you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?
You who practice deceit,
    your tongue plots destruction;
    it is like a sharpened razor. 
You love evil rather than good,
    falsehood rather than speaking the truth.
 You love every harmful word,
    you deceitful tongue! Ps 52
(I cannot number the amount of times I have accidentally opened up this verse after I just finished fighting with someone- it scared me! Changing to be perfect doesn’t happen overnight. I’m a work in progress)

            God wants us to Forgive others, repent of our sins and be peacemakers. I had to say I was sorry and I didn’t want to. I still cringe at the thought of it, humbling, but how great it is to be obedient. If you’ve done something wrong:stop sulking!!!!! dust yourself off, get back on track and keep going.  It’s okay to have a time of repentance and reflection- but I wonder if sometimes we make it last a lot longer than it should.     

   Our instructions: to prove our repentance by the way we live and to strengthen ourselves and go on.

  • Acts 13:38“Brothers, listen! We are here to proclaim that through this man Jesus there is forgiveness for your sins.
    We know He forgives us- do we need to go back to the basics again? When will we really understand and believe- that the Lord Jesus is our Mediator, He pleads for us, He took our punishment that we deserved upon that cross. He made a way when there was no way. He opened the door for us and has us seated in heavenly places before the Lord God- to whom our spirits cry “Abba, Abba”

              Sometimes I feel like God says- LISA- get off the sulking boat in your sin, repent, make things right. What good am I to God’s kingdom if I hide from God and everyone else. How can I encourage and lift up those around me if I want to hide from God. I need to make things right, repent, change, prove it, and strengthen myself in the Lord .   
Fix your thoughts.
Here’s my thought test :
Is it true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy?   These are the things that should be consuming my mind.

Have you forgotten Him?Have you fallen away from the Lord?  There is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.Psalm 50:21-23 , Luke 15:7

Wrong thoughts?   ” Repent of your wickedness and pray to the Lord. Perhaps he will forgive your evil thoughts, for I can see that you are full of bitter jealousy and are held captive by sin.” 
       A few years ago I asked God for discernment about thoughts, and a few days later He showed me: I saw thoughts from the enemy- as if they were darts and they were thrown into my mind. With the discernment the Lord gave me, I knew they were horrible lies, wrong thoughts, and I remember one specifically that wanted me to think God didn’t love me anymore. I stopped them right at the door and refused to acknowledge or think on these things. Proof: Eph 6:16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.  Stop wrong thoughts and mindsets and fix your thoughts on what is true (Phil 4:8) If you’ve got wrong thoughts – fix them. Sin wants to master you, but you must master sin.

UH-OOOOOO: Check out this verse- playing stupid doesn’t work:
Proverbs 24:12 Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

Your words – be careful we are accountable for everything we say
Where you go -You know what- I was about to get my nails done the other day and as I walked into the nail salon I saw the Buddha with an offering table and apples given the idols. In my spirit I kept hearing Psalms 4:23 about guarding your heart: Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.  Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked;keep your feet from following evil. I never thought of that before, but I’ve decided to guard my heart and I’m not taking any chances. Maybe you don’t agree- but this is how I am guided,  I don’t condemn others.  It’s about my obedience to the Lord and what he commands me to do- not about making everyone happy around me.

Your Actions– “he did not scream or shout”- Oh dear, this is a spear in my side.(For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.)  Let’s just say that the Lord spoke to me through Isaiah 42:2 and when I tried to run away from it I turned the page to Matthew 12:19 (which was the exact same thing!)

He will not fight or shout
    or raise his voice in public.
20 He will not crush the weakest reed
    or put out a flickering candle.
    Finally he will cause justice to be victorious

How do you treat others? Are my conversations full of gossip and judging others? Am I encouraging or discouraging others with my words? What are my true motives in my heart for the things I do?

 Paul had the same struggle:

          So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin.  I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
                And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it.
         I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong.  I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. 24 Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.


          When I first started going to bible studies years ago, the teachers and leaders seemed to carry this invisible tag on them “I am perfect”. To reach their position in the church or group seemed impossible in their perfection, but as the years have gone by I’ve realized that isn’t the case with anyone. I found out I’m not the only Christian that has had a slip up with my words, my actions and my thoughts. Just yesterday I was really close to dropping a bomb word- but I’m thankful I stopped it before it rolled out.
     I’m sure there are some super sister Christians out there who would look down at me for that, but that’s just one of the things I struggle with. Surely I’ve got some boulders in my own eyes that I’m working on. I just thought you should know that if you have sinned, then repent, ask the Lord to forgive you and ask for his help in dealing with whatever it is you are dealing with. 

Why so downcast, Oh my soul? Put your hope in God

          I am a work in progress, and I know the Lord is changing me day by day. Changing my mindsets, my thoughts, my words, my music, my television shows, the books I read, getting out of the world -this takes time-and maybe even some struggles. We don’t supernaturally become perfect the day we ask Jesus in our lives. He helps us. You can be sure of this- that He who started a good work in you will finish it until the end.
     One morning I was really down in the dumps because I had said a horrible thing to my husband in anger as he left for work. I felt horrible. How could I say that if I was a Christian, a bible reader, a proclaimer of Christ? I struggled all morning wondering about myself and felt unworthy to even go to the Lord. I turned on the t.v. and there was Kay Arthur. She was telling the audience that she had just said a horrible word to her husband and felt awful and how she repented. Hearing those words and realizing I wasn’t alone encouraged me. I repented, said I was sorry and continued on without looking back.  Her confession helped me. I wonder if that is why the bible says to confess our sins to one another. I know it doesn’t say “act all holier than everyone else”.


  • Joshua 7:19Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, by telling the truth. Make your confession and tell me what you have done. Don’t hide it from me.”
  • Psalm 32:3When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long.
  • Psalm 66:18
    If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
  • Jeremiah 3:13
    Only acknowledge your guilt. Admit that you rebelled against the LORD your God and committed adultery against him by worshiping idols under every green tree. Confess that you refused to listen to my voice. I, the LORD, have spoken!
  • Daniel 9:20
    [ Gabriel’s Message about the Anointed One ] I went on praying and confessing my sin and the sin of my people, pleading with the LORD my God for Jerusalem, his holy mountain.
  • James 5:16
    Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
  • 1 John 1:9
    But if we confessour sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. Chapter)
  • Hosea 14:2
    Bring your confessions, and return to the LORD. Say to him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises.

    Just this past weekend I was spit fire mad- and at what? I don’t know…. I spent all day wondering, pondering and wasting my time about why I was feeling this way. I opened up God’s Word and I was completely set free. God’s Word can change our situations and our false mindsets. Listen to His Words. You will find life and healing in them.So run the race, my friends. Dust yourself off and keep on going. We all fall short- and sometimes it’s all day- but each minute is new, each day is new and we hold on to the Word and listen to His instructions.

    Consider Peter: a disciple and friend of Jesus . He denied Jesus three times. I probably would have ran away thinking I was unworthy ,but Jesus is merciful. Peter was the Rock on which the church was built!  I just finished a study on David and I was amazed at His relationship with God, his Father. David’s life was full of sins, wrongs, mistakes – yet he had a heart and a love for the Lord and the Lord loved Him and forgave him.  David wasn’t perfect, but we read his prayers of repentance and his desire to have right standing with God. David saw God as his Father, Abba, Abba, he would cry out to the Lord every day. Let’s think about some things: Abraham lied and said his wife was his sister, Jacob tricked his father and mother, Moses killed a man, Joseph’s brothers lied to their father and sold their brother, David disobeyed, murdered, and committed adultery, the bible is full of stories about people just like me and you. 
               My message to you is to stop sulking in your wrong doings and stand up and run this race for Christ. Prove your repentant heart with the way you live.The kingdom needs you.
                My other message is for the super Christians to get real and stop pretending you are so perfect. Does that attitude really attract people to God’s kingdom?  I don’t want to go the Wedding feast alone, I want it to be full of God’s children. I want them to know how much God loves them, not how much better I am than they are.  Sure, I can put on my super sister christian act and really fool you if I wanted to, but I think it’s best to let you know that we all have downfalls.  I’ve gotten much better, but I still have moments where I fall.

           I’m sure a few out there are ready to cast some stones here, but I really don’t care . Throw them, not one of them will hit me, they may bounce back at you, but I know who I am in Christ. He came for those of us who knew we were lost and sinners, not for the self-righteous.

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 
Against you, you only, have I sinned 
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. 

 Surely I was sinful at birth,sinful from the time
             my mother conceived me.                          

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me from your presence 
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation 
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness. 
Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

Matthew 3:2“Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.
Matthew 3:8Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.
Luke 3:8 Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones.
Luke 5:32I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.”
Luke 15:7 In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!
Luke 22:32 But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen your brothers.”
Luke 24:47It was also written that this message would be proclaimed in the authority of his name to all the nations, beginning in Jerusalem: ‘There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.’
2 Kings 22:19 You were sorry and humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I said against this city and its people—that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the LORD.
1 Kings 8:47  But in that land of exile, they might turn to you in repentance and pray, ‘We have sinned, done evil, and acted wickedly.’
2 Kings 22:19 You were sorry and humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I said against this city and its people—that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the LORD.
2 Chronicles 32:26 Then Hezekiah humbled himself and repented of his pride, as did the people of Jerusalem. So the LORD’s anger did not fall on them during Hezekiah’s lifetime.
Psalm 7:12  If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.|
Psalm 50:22  Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.
Psalm 51:17  The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
Isaiah 1:27 Zion will be restored by justice; those who repent will be revived by righteousness.
Isaiah 57:15 The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.

Your Word, O God, is my Strength. When I am weak, You are strong

      We are fighting an invisible war – a fight for our souls. Wake up Sleeper! Get off the couch man of valor and soldier of the Lord- Pick up those weapons the Lord almighty has given you and speak out with the sword of God. Use the sword, the Word of God to knock down the destroyer of your soul. Speak out, pray God’s Promises and be set free.

  The thoughts I have for you are good and not bad. You will walk before me (2Chr 7:17) and I will guard you. I am with you until the end of this age. I direct your pathways and I know what is right for you
I will be with you and guide you
I care for you and love you

Oh Lord, why is that so difficult to believe? Why do my thoughts fight your word?

The heart is desperately wicked above all. You must fix your thoughts on the truth and then you will find your way.

Lord, create in me a new heart and a right spirit with in me
You shall receive what you ask for
I love you Lord
I love you Lisa

Oh Lord, in you I rejoice!

Bow down before me, for I am your God. Show respect and reverent fear before me. I love you. Tell them the Lord is King over all the Earth. Be more involved with your children’s’ lives and not your own. Speak good things and not bad.

O Lord,
    You are my shield and the lifter of my head. Oh my soul, why are you so downcast? Put your hope in God. I remember all your words and your great miracles. You answer my prayers and rescue me. I sing your praises and will give you thanks forever. In you, I have perfect peace. You have taught me to rejoice in trials- for they are good for me.
   I have seen you bend down from the heavens to hear me in the night. You have reminded me of your love for me even though it is too great to understand. You are a shield of protection around me. I saw my enemy before my face, yet I stood unshakeable because I trust in you. You comfort me in every trouble and spoke to me with truth. You remind me that it is you who I trust. You sent your word from heaven when you heard my cry. I saw it coming from far away. My trust shall be in you.
    When I am pressed on every side by troubles I am not crushed. When I am confused or perplexed, I don’t give up. You strengthen me and help me run even in my weakness. I am weak, but you are Strong. Your power works best in my weakness. Through you, I have strength for all things in Christ -who strengthens me.
     You are a righteous God, the Lord hears the cries of the broken-hearted. My hope is in you. I am content in any state I am in. Jesus pleads for me before the Mighty Lord. He is my high priest and in this I have confidence. I can boldly go before God’s throne in reverent fear- for He has made me sit in heavenly places and there I am before Him. I stand silent. 
         You see my troubles and the anguish of my soul. I call out to you and you deliver me. You send your angels to protect me. You send orders from heaven to save me. Before you I wait in silence- my salvation is from you. You are my rock and my salvation. You are my defense, my fortress, my strong deliverer. Though trials and troubles surround me, I stand unshakable.
    Your Word revives me and gives me strength. You preserve me when troubles come.
   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

I saw a great commotion among the people,
but not here
I saw a crowd of people in great terror
I saw men run in fear to their left
but they found they could not escape
I saw them turn and run to the right
Searching for a hiding place
but again there was no place to hide
they were without refuge and without safety
and had nowhere to turn.
I saw as I stood behind a great crowd of men
At the end they stood frozen in fear
Looking up, trembling- they had
nowhere to go, nowhere to turn
their hearts melted as the visibly saw
the indescribable power of the Lord.
(they wore clothes from the middle east- they wore caps-tagiyah- I had to look up the name of this to figure it out this is what the head covering I saw. “Muslims wear the taqiyah to emulate Muhammad. The companions of Muhammad were never seen without their heads being covered.”

 I feel a great urgency in my spirit to pray for those in our families who are unsaved. Today is the day to set yourself to pray for those around you and never ever give up. Pray, pray, pray everyday for your unsaved family and the lost. Become a prayer warrior for the unsaved around you. Pray for your family, friends, your nation, the lost, those who are perishing and the missionaries around the world. Treat everyone with the Love of Jesus.

Grieving the Holy Spirit (Spurgeon)

        I was reading through Spurgeon notes and sermons on Grieving the Holy Spirit and thought I’d post some of his thoughts and teaching on this.  I think you’ll enjoy this and find it quite thought-provoking. ( click here for more on “Grieve not the Holy Spirit” Eph 4:30)

(notes/ phrases taken from Charles Spurgeon 1859 sermon no. 278)

       And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30

       Notice the bible does not say “Don’t make him angry” but instead it reads “Grieve Him not”.  Some people are barely moved when someone is angry with them, but who cannot be somehow moved when we know we have caused someone grief? For grief is a sweet combination of anger and of love. Love sweetens the anger. Perhaps you wouldn’t care much if you made someone angry without cause, but to grieve that person and without intention, would cause you distress of heart and you would not rest until this grief had subsided, until you had made some explanation or apology or had done your best to take away the grief. When we see anger in another, we at once begin to feel hostility. Anger begets anger, but grief begets pity and pity is next to love and we are to love those we have caused to grieve.  Grieve not the Holy Spirit; do not cause Him to mourn.

The Love of the Holy Spirit for you

     Oh, how He loves you! It is difficult to put into words, except to look at actions. Look back on your life from childhood and see how the Holy Spirit searched you out in love to stir up your conscience and correct us on account of our youthful sins. How often has the Spirit of the Lord gone after us. How often have I remembered his guiding?  He has whispered in our ears “ My son, give me your heart, go to thy chamber, shut they door , confess thy sins, and seek a Savior’s love and blood” –and how often or not have we listened and obeyed? How often have we put those words aside? But blessed be his dear name, that He has never let us go! Though our steps were leading us straight to the fires of hell, he sought after us to pluck us from the fire. He wrestled with us and would not let us destroy our souls. Oh, how many times have we ill-treated Him? Wasn’t it the Holy Spirit who guided you to Jesus? Who opened your blind eyes and your deaf ears to hear of a pardoning love? Who opened your clasped hands to receive the Savior’s grace? Though we are all still learning, He is our blessed instructor and continues to lead us into many truths. The Spirit comes down to dwell with us stubborn, unruly wild colts to teach us the mystery of the kingdom and make known to us the wonder’s of a Savior’s love. He has helped you in all your labors; He has comforted you in all your distress. He has filled you hearts with peace and Joy in believing. How many times would your heart be broken if He had not bound it up? He bound up your wounds. He teaches, preaches, commands with authority, how many of us are willing to do this- to bear with unbelievers, with sinners, and to search out the troubles souls helping them find compassion? How wonderful is the Holy Spirit, who would stoop down from heaven to become a comforter to us. 

            We, ourselves, groan within our spirit which the spirit hears and it reaches the heights of heaven to the ears of Christ. He is full of tender compassion, he helps us in our infirmities. He gives us strength, and we cannot say it is on our own accomplishment. He has so sweetly enabled us, and how often have we forgotten to thank Him, must we not admire His love? Must it not be a fearful sin indeed to grieve the Holy Spirit by whom we are sealed? The Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of all God’s redeemed and blood-washed people. Oh, my friends, when I think how often you and I have let the devil in, I wonder the Spirit has not withdrawn from us. He preserves the saints what a wonderful miracle.  It is a wonder that the Holy Spirit is there at all, but he must be daily grieved with all the evil guests, false traitors, that try to enter the heart of man. We often talk about the love of Jesus, but when do you talk about the love of the Holy Spirit? Now we are not here exalting one person of the trinity above another, but I do feel this: that we should love Jesus with all our hearts, and let us love the Holy Spirit too. Do not forget Christ’s cross, let us not forget the Spirit’s operations.

The Holy Spirit Has Sealed You

           The Spirit himself is said to be our seal and our pledge of inheritance. He confirms we are truly the children of God, we are born of God. No faith is true if it is not sealed with the Holy Spirit. The Lord has anointed us and has sealed us and has put the Spirit in our heart. Unsealed faith is like a poison, but sealed faith is true faith.  The Holy Spirit seals us with preservation until Christ comes to fully redeem us.

 Grieving the Spirit

  How can I grieve the Holy Spirit? You may grieve Him with impure thoughts. He cannot bear sin and it grieves Him if your heart is lifted up to anything other than Him. We also grieve Him if we indulge in outward acts of sin. For he cannot dwell in our hearts if we continue to carry on that way. Is you prayer closet cob-webbed? Have you neglected Him? Is your bible collecting dust on the shelf in the back room? Do you not seek to do any good in this world? Do you only live for yourself? As the scripture says “ They have forsaken me, they have left the fountain of waters, they have hewn unto themselves broken cisterns” I can see the Spirit grieving when you sit down to read a novel and there sits your bible unread. Don’t you know how precious this book Is? You have no time for prayer, but the Spirit sees you very active about worldly things, and you have many hours to spare for relaxation and amusement. He is grieved when He sees you love worldly things better than you love Him.

      Take care that He does not go away from you, for it will be a pitiful thing for you if He leaves you to yourself. He is grieved with your unbelief, doubt and worry. (Read Hebrews 11) Do you doubt His trustworthiness? His Power? Let us make a confession, that we have grieved the Holy Spirit. What happens to us when we grieve the Holy Spirit? He is grieved again and again and again, and still bears with us. But finally, when His grief become excessive, He will say “ I will stop my operations here, I will leave” What a miserable state we will be left in if this happens. His instructions we will hear no more, we open the word- but no longer understand. We go to our notes, but they make no sense. Where has our comfort gone? Where has our joy gone? Now there is darkness and no presence of spiritual power. Once we could do all things, but now we can do nothing.. The Lord will withdrawal himself at that time, no longer will light shine, joy will not be found, spiritual power and comfort –all gone. Oh, how thankful I am to the Holy Spirit for the abundance of grace and gifts He fills us with.

  Now consider this: Some may not agree, however, some of the present day churches have grieved the Holy Spirit. For the Spirit deals with the churches just as it does with individuals. Consider this- how many lost are the churches bringing in? Is the pool of baptism unstirred? This is sad, but the churches seem to like it that way. For the Spirit of God is grieved there in our churches and He is gone. He is still present here with us. He has not left us, even though we are unworthy. Oh, how I want to see the Holy Spirit poured out on the churches!!

        Now, go home to your houses and humble yourselves before God and cry aloud that he will visit His church and open the windows of heaven to pour out His grace- that nations would be born in a day, and sinners saved by the thousands- oh, that revival would come. The Spirit of God never leaves His people finally, He leaves them for chastisement, but not for damnation. Sometimes He leaves that they may get good knowing their own weakness, but will not leave them finally to perish. Are you in a state of backsliding or coldness?

      Listen to me and may the Lord bless these words: Brother, do not stay any longer in this condition and in the absence of the Holy Spirit. Use every means so that the Spirit may come back to you. Search out the sin that has grieved the Spirit, give it up, slay that sin, repent with tears and sighs, continue in prayer, and never rest until the Holy Ghost comes back to you. Pray “Return, return, O Holy Spirit return, and dwell in my soul” Yield to Him, resist Him not, and grieve Him not.
              Repent and be converted every one of you, that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the lord and remember these words:

He that believeth in the Lord Jesus and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned” May the Lord grant that we many not grieve the Holy Spirit. Amen

Pray Psalms 51:
Have Mercy on me, O God
because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion
blot out the stain of my sins.
Wash me clean from my guilt
purify me from my sin.
For I recognized my rebellion,
it haunts me day and night.
Against you and you alone, have I sinned,
I have done what is evil in your sight
You will be proved right in what you say,
any your judgement against me is just.
For I was born a sinner
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me
But you desire honesty from the womb
teaching me wisdom even there
Purify me from my sins and I will be clean
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Oh, give me back my joy again, a
you have broken me
now let me rejoice
Don’t keep looking at my sins
remove the stain of my guilt
Create in me a new heart, O God
Renew a right spirit within me
Do not banish me from your presence
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore me to the joy of your salvation
and make me willing to obey you
Thank I will teach your ways to rebels
and they will return to you
Unseal my lips, O Lord that my mouth may praise you
The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit
you will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God