The Spirit of CounselWritten by Judy Sky
This understanding is all about getting THE RIGHT THINGS IN THE RIGHT PLACE, AND THE THINGS THAT ARE THERE INSTEAD,OUT.
The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him
Besides being a most welcome facet of The Holy Spirit, along with the other six Spirits listed above, THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL is something (or Someone) we all have within us (who are born again). Some of us have not learned to clear the passages to release the flow, or to tap into this powerful anointing, or to recognize or access this Presence and this voice. The Seven Spirits of God are able and available to impart to us THE MIND OF CHRIST. There are some things that can block or be in the place of The Right Things.
IN THE BEGINNING… The groups started as a result of several leaders, who had struggled to make some huge changes in their lives and found they were stuck. As we communicated about what we were experiencing, we decided to get together and be more honest and real than any of us had ever been. We had some things in common, the desire to move on into the deeper things of God, and to stop using reasons and excuses for not changing. Together, as we became willing to bring our matters to light and truth, and unwrap each others grave clothes, we found the way out.
We had all been talking and complaining and praying but staying the same. Some battled with addiction, some negativity, self-pity, pride, fear, jealousy, rejection, self-consciousness, perversion, lust, etc., etc., etc., It was difficult to put The Truth into words and admit it because of the common strongholds of Pride, Shame and Fear.
We all are involved in the need for this deep work. There is no one who does not need this kind of Truth and Light. This is Transparency. We need one another to deal with what we need to in order to ‘put off the old’ and ‘put on the new’ and be ‘fitly framed and joined together’. We need each other to help us ‘put away the things of a child’… of the old, natural, carnal realm. What a good work it is in us as we each become willing to learn to become safe to handle the hurting and scarred hearts of others. Scripture does not say that we need to trust men, or that we are trustworthy, but rather to trust in The Lord with all your heart, and yet confess your faults to one another. (If you are forming a Spirit of Counsel Group, contact a current facilitator for guidelines.) We are prayerful in selecting each groups members, and yet everyone needs help. There can be several groups depending on the condition and the maturity of the members and available faciltators.
When we started it was easy to miss the verbal and obvious messages that made room for procrastination, excuse making, justifying, rationalizing, alibis and having lots of good reasons why we were not able to take the ground and make the changes we were always talking about wanting to make. Here is a good question: Do you want to deal with it or just complain about it? Do you want to ask your group for some help identifying what your top issues are? Do you want some honest feedback and counsel on what your first steps might be in discovering and dealing with what is hurting and blocking you? Are you willing to know TheTruth about your self? Jesus told us not to know Him after the flesh anymore. He told us that He is The Truth, and The Light and The Way and The Resurrection and The Life. Will we embrace Him as The Whole Truth about us? Will YOU embrace Him as The Whole Truth about YOU? Do you want to KNOW THE TRUTH THAT WILL MAKE YOU FREE? Will it kill the Pride and Shame and Fear from keeping your spots and wrinkles covered and isolated by them instead of covered by The Blood and brought to The Light to become one with The Light?
Our secrets lose their power when WE bring them to The Light. They become part of our testimony. They become what we OVERCOME. THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT BRING A CROSS TO THE POWER OF THE PIT IN YOUR LIFE. ALL THAT DIES’ ALLTHE CROSS AFFECTS, IS THAT WHICH IS NOT YOU (BY GOD’S DESIGN).
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God; New King James Version
The child of God and sons of God are not killed by the cross. The old Adamic, carnal nature and it’s relative (outlaw and in-law) ungodly spirits are separated from us by the cross of Christ.
AS WE DEAL WITH OTHERS IN MERCY AND TRUTH AND FORGIVENESS AND PRAYER AND RECONCILIATION AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, WE CREATE A SAFE PLACE FOR OURSELVES. PRAY YOU HAVE SOMEONE TO WORK WITH, WHO WILL BE WHOLE-HEARTED IN BEING HARMLESS AS A DOVE AND LOVING AND WISE IN THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM.
THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER. SOONER OR LATER OUR STUFF WILL COME TO LIGHT, IT IS PROMISED IN THE WORD OF GOD. ALL THINGS THAT ARE HIDDEN WILL BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT. THE HIDDEN THINGS BLOCK OUR GROWTH AND THE FLOW OF THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT IN US AND THROUGH US.
IT IS SO MUCH BETTER WHEN YOU BRING YOUR OWN TRUTHS FORWARD YOUR SELF; HOW MUCH MORE HONORABLE. THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE WITH COURAGE GET REAL. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR TRUE HUMILITY. PERHAPS YOU WILL BE THE FIRST GOOD EXAMPLE OF THIS TO THOSE AROUND YOU, BUT COURAGE AND TRUTH AND LIGHT AND LOVE RELEASE THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL. IT IS CONTAGAIOUS. REGARDLESS WHAT ANYONE ELSE DOES, YOU CAN GROW. YOU CAN CHANGE. THOSE WHO REFUSE THE MASK OF PRIDE AND THE COVERING OF SHAME FROM HOLDING THEM BACK AND DOING THEM FAVORS OF HIDDING THEM FROM THE LIGHT, GROW HUMBLE. GOD EXALTS THE HUMBLE. THE PROUD HE LAYS LOW. HAVE YOU BEEN EXALTED, OR LAID LOW? HAVE YOU BEEN PROUD OR HUMBLE? DO YOU KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR SELF? THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONVICTION AND CONDEMNATION.
CONVICTION CUTS WITH A SURGEONS PRECIOUS SKILL AND TENDERNESS FOR GOODNESS SAKE, TO REMOVE DIS-EASE. CONDEMNATION STABS AND LIES FOR THE SAKE DISCOURAGEMNENT. CONVICTION IS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS.
THESE ARE STRETEGIC TIMES ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH AND THERE IS A BRIEF PERIOD FOR PREPARATION. THIS IS THE PREPARATION FOR THE THIRD DAY; FOR THE THIRD ‘ONE THOUSAND YEARS’. HE IS COMING FOR A BRIDE OF CORPORATE SOULS WHO ARE PREPARED FOR THE MARRIAGE FEAST AND WHO ARE WASHED AND WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE. WE NOW HAVE BEEN GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT PERTAINS TO LIFE AND GODLINESS.
THIS MESSAGE IS A GOOD NEWS MESSAGE OF OPPORTUNITY AND ENCOURAGEMENT. READ ON AND BE BLESSED:
WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEAL WITH OUR STUFF. REGARDLESS WHAT ANYONE ELSE DOES, WE CAN BRING OUR TRUTHS FORTH AS UNTO THE LORD. I HAVE FOUND THAT I WOULD RATHER BE HUMBLE AND GET MY STUFF OUT THERE AND OUT OF THE WAY. I USED TO THINK I COULD HIDE EVERYTHING, HAVE YOU NOT SEEN THE WAY OF THOSE WHO ARE NOT HUMBLE? THEY PASS THEIR OPPORTUNITY TO DEAL WITH THEIR OWN STUFF, AND IN THE END ARE HUMILIATED BY SOMEONE ELSE NEEDING TO BRING UP THEIR STUFF TO BE DEALT WITH.
If you can’t do it alone, get help. Pray about it and The Lord will be faithful to show you who, how, what, where and when. Begin with first things first. Begin with your own soul. Name the areas you know you need to change. Name the areas other people around you would say you need to change.
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