And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. Acts 2:4.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
The path of life. I have one that is uniquely yours and no one else has one quite like it. And it is a path of ascent, higher and higher.
You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever. Psalm 16:11.
Yes, the path I have made for you since the foundation of the world leads you not only through this life but past the grave to eternity as well, and it just keeps going, brighter and brighter and better and better as you head to the heavenly Zion.
How blessed is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion! passing through the valley of weeping they make it a spring; the early rain also covers it with blessings. They go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion. Psalm 84:5-6.
And the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting and singing to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10.
I prepared your path in advance, before I formed you in your mother’s womb My plans were already written in My scroll of life. Your lot has fallen on pleasant lines, beautiful indeed is your inheritance—delights at My right hand forever, for of My abundant spring I have given you to drink.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They drink their fill of the abundance of Your house; and You give them to drink of the river of Your delights. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Psalm 36:7-9.
My servant Paul prayed that I, the Father of glory, would give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in knowing Me and My Son so that the eyes of your heart would be enlightened to know what is the hope of My calling for your life, the riches of the glory of My inheritance in you, and the surpassing greatness of My power that I pour into you who believe in My Son, for, through My Son, I pour into and onto you the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is time to fill up your cup until it overflows! Ephesians 1:17-19.
The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. Psalm 16:5-6.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5.
I invite you to My table to fill up on My Word and to let Me fill your cup to overflowing with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. And that will fill your mind and your heart so there is no room for any other spirit. And it is then you can follow the lead of the Holy Spirit as mature children, no longer as infants tossed about by every voice you hear wondering whether it is Me or not. For the devil can disguise himself as an angel of light. But if you are filled with My Word and My Spirit there is no room for a lie.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. Romans 8:14.
And that is walking in the Spirit and in truth.
“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24.
Full of My Spirit, which is walking in faith, and full of My Word, which is walking in truth. The anointing and the table to which the Good Shepherd leads when you find yourself walking in the dark valley of the shadow of death. It all has to do with what you are filling your mind with each moment of the day and night, for your mind will take over and direct your path if you are not filled with My Spirit.
There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 14:12.
Do not enter the path of the wicked and do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, turn away from it and pass on. For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence, which is from the table of demons. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. But the path of the righteous, those who are in Christ and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and become righteous with My righteousness, is like the light of dawn, that shines brighter and brighter until the full day. Proverbs 4:14-19.
Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O LORD, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. Psalm 143:10-11.
My Word is a light to your path, a lamp for your feet, and My Spirit leads you on level ground where there is no stumbling or pitfalls. Your righteousness comes from Me, it is My righteousness that vindicates you. Isaiah 54:17. Established in righteousness you are far from oppression and terror. You can condemn every tongue, every evil voice, that is raised against you. You can answer the lies of the devil and take him down every time when you are full of My Word and My Spirit. Isaiah 54:14.
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY YOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE HEARING FROM ME. And that way is to be filled with My Holy Spirit, so full there is no room for any other spirit or any other thought or word that does not line up with My Word. FULLNESS of joy in My presence.
Jesus answered and overcame every temptation the devil spoke to Him in the wilderness after His baptism at the Jordan. Why?
Jesus, FULL of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness. Luke 4:1.
He was full of the Holy Spirit so He was led by the Spirit in the things that took place in the wilderness. It is the same for you. And how did He come out after so many trials?
And Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through all the surrounding district. Luke 4:14.
He was in the wilderness full of the Holy Spirit and He came out filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. You go from strength to strength to the heavenly Zion, in the wilderness of tears you make a spring of it. A spring of life giving water bubbling up to eternal life.
Not by human power or might, but by My Spirit. My Spirit in you is your strength and you can do all things through Him who strengthens you.
This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the LORD of hosts. “What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain; and he will bring forth the top stone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!” Zechariah 4:6-7.
And what is that water of life that fills you up to overflowing with strength and joy? Let Jesus tell you.
Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. John 7:37-39.
My Holy Spirit. Drink, drink, drink. The more you drink the fuller you will be.
But how do you drink when you cannot see the Spirit?
Let Me show you, it is not complicated. Drinking, especially when your soul is thirsty, is pleasant.
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation. And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; make them remember that His name is exalted.” Praise the LORD in song, for He has done excellent things. Let this be known throughout the earth. Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 12:2-6.
Strength, fullness, drawing up the living water is done with joyful singing and shouting as you give thanks to Me and call upon My Name, making known that I am right there in your midst doing excellent things for you. Infilling comes with rejoicing in Me with songs of thanksgiving and praise, not with complaining and grumbling, not with anxiety and fear. It is rejoicing in My promise before you see it come to pass, knowing that it is sure to come.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to yourself and one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father. Ephesians 5:15-20.
Here the way is revealed to be filled to overflowing with My Spirit and My Word, which is making the best use of your time for then you can be led in an accelerated time into the path for your life where all the prosperity lies.
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. Acts 16:25-26.
Thanksgiving, praise, and worship in songs of praise unto Me made a path out of prison for all therein, and it became a path of salvation for the jailer, his family, and all the prisoners and so began the church in Philippi. Thanksgiving and praise will fill you with the Spirit and open up the path of life.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and His faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:4-6.
Thanksgiving opens My gates, praise opens My courts, worship brings you behind the veil to the Holy of Holies where you hear My voice. And there you will find your place of answers.
O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God. Psalm 95:1-3.
So here you have come through the gates with thanksgiving, entered the courts with psalms of praise, and then where do you go? The holy of holies comes next where you worship and hear My voice.
Come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. O today that you would hear and heed His voice, do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in the wilderness. Psalm 95:6-8.
The path of life, the solution to every need, problem and impossible situation is walked out most efficiently in thanksgiving and praise. It is then you can hear from Me and be led with no hindrance to our communication. This was the path to victory for Jehoshaphat, 2 Chronicles 20, Paul and Silas, Acts 16:25-28, and for David to the kingship and keeping all his kingdom safe.
Walls of Salvation and gates of praise.
Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise. No longer will you have the sun for light by day, nor for brightness will the moon give you light; but you will have the LORD for an everlasting light, and your God for your glory. Isaiah 60:18-19.
Answer wrong thoughts, wrong symptoms, wrong feelings (unforgiveness, impurity, anger, lust, etc.) with My Word and set it right. Praise and thanksgiving using My Word answers things and takes them down. Like Jehoshaphat and the people of Judah did when three well equipped enemy armies attacked and took siege. They found the path of praise and all of the enemy fell.
Symptoms are temptations to be sick. Answer them specifically and cast them out. Never accept anything contrary to My Word. Answer it.
How do you get on the path to Zion? You tread on the devil by answering every test, trial, symptom, feeling, and fiery dart with My Word and then you sing the songs of Zion, that is, songs of the Spirit for the voice of the dove is heard in your heart. You are on redemption land.
Drink. When your soul is dry, you will know, no joy, no victory. Then it is time to drink, drink, drink. Sing in tongues. And everyone will think you are drunk, like Pentecost when they came out of he upper room full of the Spirit.
I love you. So what is the solution to every problem? Only One: Salvation, Yeshuah, but you need to ask Him for a drink, and then with joy you will draw water from the springs of Jesus and find all the answers you need in the springs of Salvation, Yeshuah. But there is only one way you draw water and reap harvests, and it is not with tears, it is with rejoicing.
And I only know of one way to really rejoice to the maximum and that is with joyful shouts and singing. When you sing songs of thanksgiving and praise in the Spirit you have found the path to victory. For the only way to be sure you are hearing from Me and obtaining faith’s goal, your Salvation, is by being filled with the Holy Spirit and My Word. It was the way I led My people out of Egypt: “And He brought forth His people with joyful singing, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.” Psalm 105:43.
Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” She said to Him, “Lord, You have nothing to draw with and the well is deep; where then do You get that living water? . . . Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” John 4:10-14.