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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Names of the Holy Spirit: Spirit of Counsel.

The Holy Spirit Counsels and teaches us as we grow in Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:12 The Voice (VOICE)
Some believe that prosperity and comfort are the markers of a faithful Christian; in order to believe that, you have to ignore completely the life and writings of Paul, the emissary.
 It is only when you suffer that you can meet God as your comforter. 
In these letters, and often in our own lives, 
it is when we seem to have come to the end of ourselves that we see and experience the fullness of God in entirely new ways.
 This is not to say that any of us should or would seek out the kind of suffering Paul experienced; we do not long to be imprisoned, 
beaten, shipwrecked, or hunted by authorities. 
But when our dark days come, we should be ready to learn, grow, 
and experience the fullness of God in the midst of our troubles.
We are proud of the fact that we have lived before the world and especially before you with clear consciences, living holy lives mixed with genuine sincerity before God. 
We have not relied on any human wisdom but on the grace and favor of God.

Isaiah 11:2 The Voice (VOICE)
And on this child from David’s line, 
the Spirit of the Eternal One will alight and rest.
By the Spirit of wisdom and discernment
    He will shine like the dew.
By the Spirit of counsel and strength
    He will judge fairly and act courageously.
By the Spirit of knowledge and reverence of the Eternal One,