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What Is the Sixth path? Did jesus talk about it?

Neither Jesus nor any other writer of scripture used the phrase "Sixth Path." But Jesus said "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." Paul wrote, "Pray without ceasing" and "walk by the Spirit." The "Sixth Path" is a term that I use to help communicate those and other express teachings of scripture about intimate fellowship with God through scripture, prayer, the Holy Spirit and pain. 

Chapter one reveals Five Paths: five degrees of intimacy and intensity as we read scripture. The chapter on prayer reveals the Endorsed Prayers... the prayers we pray as we "walk by the Spirit." The chapter on the Holy Spirit reveals how God responds to our prayers through the Holy Spirit. The chapter on pain reveals how we interact with God as we suffer. 

Taken together these chapters reveal what fellowship with God looks and sounds like. Chapter two (The Sixth Path) brings these many facets together. Fellowship with God is a two way conversation in the spiritual realm, as we Follow Christ, bearing His yoke in the world. Many 

Then, the chapter on Paradise reveals how our interaction with God will change in the eternal state of the coming age. Paradise is the Seventh Path.

And on behalf of our Bible study group I send a prayer request to consider us of receiving your teachings and welcoming you to visit us as well as conduct a seminar in our church here Africa Kenya when His right time. 

Isaac,
It gave me great joy to hear your story and I am honored by your request that I come to Africa Kenya. I published your story in the feedback section of this site.  From the time I received your request some days ago, I began to pray. Now, I have awakened in the middle of the night to respond.

The scriptures say that we are to "Always rejoice. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

So, I will respond with a prayer:
Yahweh... My Lord, Creator, Savior, King, Comforter, Father, and Judge who lives within me, I thank you... that you, by your Spirit, are sending your word throughout the whole world. In just a few months, people from 189 nations have read some part of this book. I thank you for Isaac's desire to draw near to You. Isaac has expressed his request that I come to Kenya and his hope for a Spiritual guide. I am willing to do as you wish, for you are Lord of all. I understand that my present calling is to reach the world through this book and by adding to this book. And the purpose of Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path is to call hungry souls to interact directly with Your Spirit and Your word. Many are misled by human teachers today. But no one has ever been misled by Your Spirit or Your word. But if you want me to travel, I am open to that.

I pray for Isaac and those in his church that they will hear the leading of Your Spirit... for your word says:

"the anointing which you received from him remains in you, and you don't need for anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, you will remain in him" (1 John 2:27).

Your anointing (Your Holy Spirit) has taught me that the battles for the souls of men are won on our knees. You win the battles. So, I pray that your Holy Spirit will teach Isaac, his small church and all hungry souls around the world to pray the scriptures (subchapter 1.2) and to make disciples of all nations by the simple two step method that your Son and the apostles demonstrated... Repeat the words of the Father and pray (subchapter 2.3).

I ask you... for all the hungry souls... that you multiply their faith and love one thousand fold. I ask you to multiply their faith and love one thousand fold again and again and again. I prayed daily for three years that you multiply my faith and you did. You changed me from within me, in Your grace, by Your power and for Your glory. Oh my Lord, I thank you and praise you. Faith feels so good! Even in disaster and pain, faith feels so good!

I know that we are not to place our trust in man for Your word says "Yahweh says: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man, relies on strength of flesh, and whose heart departs from Yahweh" (Jeremiah 17:5). But You have appointed shepherds and teachers (Ephesians 4:11). You do speak through men as Your words in subchapter 3.3 reveal. Enable all the hungry souls throughout the world to discern the difference between truth and falsehood, by asking this question in Your Spirit and with love:

Where in the Bible does it say that?

You deserve all praise!

Amen

Isaac, my spiritual brother, you now have the response from my heart.

May Yahweh bless you as you walk with Him! By the way, I call Him Yahweh because that is the name He instructed Israel to address Him by. This is explained in the appendix.

Your brother,

Jim

How do I get spiritual gifts?

Amy's Question:
Do you have to pray and then meditate to delevope spiritual gifts... I have a strong faith in Jesus, and why can't I get it. Do I have to meditate on that
Amy

Response:
I have prayerfully considered your question and asked our Lord to remind me of scriptures which speak to your question.

As you PRAY scripture, you will recognize the spiritual gifts which the Holy Spirit has chosen for you. 

The acronym PRAY is described in subchapter 1.1.

By God's grace, I will answer from the scriptures.

Romans 12:1-8, chapters 12-14 of 1 Corinthians, and Ephesians 4:7-12 are the primary scriptures revealing spiritual gifts.

A prayerful meditation on those passages would be profitable. Dwell on those scriptures for as long as the Holy Spirit draws you into them. This could be an hour or several months. Subchapter 1.1 reveals how to read them.



Please prayerfully consider the following words from the Father, along with my prayerful explanations:


1) How to develop spiritual gifts: 
"8 For to one is given through the Spirit the word of wisdom, and to another the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; to another faith, by the same Spirit; and to another gifts of healings, by the same Spirit; 10 and to another workings of miracles; and to another prophecy; and to another discerning of spirits; to another different kinds of languages; and to another the interpretation of languages. 11 But the one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires" (1 Corinthians 12:8-11).

Everyone doesn't get the same gifts (v 8). The Holy Spirit chooses who receives each gift (v 11). If you read the passage beginning from verse 3 you will see that "Spirit" in verse 11 refers to the Holy Spirit. So, we don't do something to "develop" a spiritual gift. They are gifts. Gifts are received. Spiritual gifts are not aptitudes. They are supernatural. If you look at the list it is evident that they are supernatural. The first two gifts mentioned are the word of wisdom and word of knowledge in verse 8. These two spiritual gifts are gifts of "words". So, verse 8 revealed God's supernatural placement of words into the heart of one member to minister to another.


2) Do spiritual gifts exist today?
"8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages (tongues), they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with. 11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known" (1 Corinthians 13:8-12).

This is part of the longest section of scripture about spiritual gifts in the Bible, chapters 12-14 of 1 Corinthians. Spiritual Gifts will "cease" (v 8) and be "done away with" (v 10) when the "complete has come" (v 10), when we see Christ "face to face" (v 12), at which time we will "know fully" instead of "know in part" (v 12), knowing as we have been "fully known" by God (v 12).
We will not "know fully" as God has "fully known" us (v 12) until we stand before Him in the next age. 1 John 3:2 states "we know that when he is revealed, we will be like him; for we will see him just as he is." We will be like Him when we see Him. So, scripture explicitly states exactly when spiritual gifts will end. That day has not come for those of us who are alive in this world. It will come in the next age.


3) Do we have to pray and meditate to receive spiritual gifts?
"Therefore let him who speaks in another language pray that he may interpret" (1Corinthians 14:13).

Here Paul specifically instructed some to ask for the spiritual gift of interpretation. So, asking for specific spiritual gifts is appropriate. It would be appropriate to say "if it be Your will" when you ask for a specific spiritual gift, since the Holy Spirit distributes them "as he desires" (1 Corinthians 12:11). Conditions for effective prayer are presented in subchapter 4.11.


4) Do we get to pick our gifts?
1 Corinthians 12:28-31 says "Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all miracle workers? Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with various languages? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the best gifts." From the context of the passage, the answer is "no". No particular spiritual gift is received by all believers.

Remember 1 Corinthians 12:11 which was quoted in paragraph 1 above. "But the one and the same Spirit produces all of these, distributing to each one separately as he desires." The Holy Spirit decides who receives which gifts. The Holy Spirit has been granted authority over the distribution of spiritual gifts. 

Regarding the gift of tongues, 1 Corinthians 14 has much to say: "he who speaks in another language speaks not to men, but to God; for no one understands; but in the Spirit he speaks mysteries" (14:2) So, tongues is prayer in another language. The verse says "he who speaks in another language (tongues in most translations) speaks not to men, but to God;" Speaking to God is prayer so tongues is prayer. Mysteries are spoken in this prayer. The mysteries are for the building up of the church (14:5). 

One who speaks in a tongue should pray that he may interpret (14:13) so that the result will be that he may pray with the spirit (tongue) AND the mind (14:15). Then the ungifted (without the gift of interpretation) can understand and say "amen" on hearing the prayer prayed in both tongue and mind (14:16). So,  speaking in tongues and one's prayer language are the same thing because tongues is prayer. "But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God" (14:28). So, we see again that tongues is prayer ("speak to himself, and to God"). Prayers in tongues are to be prayed silently if no interpreter is present. Then verse 39 says "don't forbid speaking with other languages" (tongues). 

I must pray: "Father, make us one. Please repair the schism that exists in the body of Christ over tongues. I know that you are not pleased with this division. Only You can bring unity!" Amen. 

I prayerfully request that all who are reading these words will join me in this prayer.


5) Does possession of gifts mean that we are spiritual?
Paul's letter to the Corinthian church indicates that possession of spiritual gifts doesn't mean that we are spiritual. In that letter, he indicated that the Corinthian church had various spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 14:26-29), but was not "spiritual" (1 Corinthians 3:1-3). To the contrary, they were "babes in Christ" and fleshly. 

Paul wrote that the Corinthian church was not spiritual:
"Brothers, I couldn't speak to you as to spiritual, but as to fleshly, as to babies in Christ. 2 I fed you with milk, not with meat; for you weren't yet ready. Indeed, you aren't ready even now, 3 for you are still fleshly. For insofar as there is jealousy, strife, and factions among you, aren't you fleshly, and don't you walk in the ways of men?" (1 Corinthian 3:1-3).

Although not spiritual, here are some gifts the Corinthian church had:
"26 What is it then, brothers? When you come together, each one of you has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has another language, or has an interpretation. Let all things be done to build each other up... 29 Let the prophets speak, two or three, and let the others discern." (1 Corinthian 14:26-29). So, we see that the Corinthian church had the gifts of teaching, tongues, interpretation and prophecy. "

So we see that a church may be fleshly and unspiritual while possessing and exercising spiritual gifts. So, while we are to desire spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1) we must "walk by the Spirit" as described in subchapter 4.7.

By the way, "Revelation" could have referred to "word of wisdom" or "word of knowledge" from chapter twelve. And a prayerful reading of 1 Corinthians 12-14 will reveal that the gift of prophesy in the New Covenant is different from what was done by Old Covenant prophets. Various attributes of this gift are mentioned in those chapters, none of which were foretelling of the future.)

At this point, I would like to address the possible misuse of spiritual gifts before I explain how to identify your gifts in section six below. The misuse of spiritual gifts can drive seekers away from the church who might have been greatly blessed if the gifts had not been misused. "If therefore the whole assembly is assembled together and all speak with other languages, and unlearned or unbelieving people come in, won't they say that you are crazy?" (1 Corinthians 14:23). I know of seekers were being greatly blessed in a congregation until everyone began speaking in tongues simultaneously. After that, they never returned. They actually had the response that 1 Corinthians 14:23 prophesied they would have. They thought that the worshipers were "crazy". No congregation is perfect or even near perfect. But errors do have consequences. There should have been at most three who prayed in tongues but only if an interpreter was present: "If any man speaks in another language, let it be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret. 28 But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly, and let him speak to himself, and to God" (1 Corinthians 14:26). 


6) How do we recognize the spiritual gifts which the Holy Spirit has chosen for us?

First, let's look at a list of spiritual gifts:

From 1 Corinthians 12:1-12: Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Faith, Healing, Miracles, Prophecy, Distinguishing of Spirits, different kinds of languages (Tongues), Interpretation of Tongues.

From 1 Corinthians 12:28-31, the following are added: apostles, prophets, teachers, helps, governments (administrations).

From Ephesians 4:7-12 the following are added: evangelists and shepherds.

As we PRAY these passages in context, it is clear that spiritual gifts are granted to children of God, that children of God may participate in God's eternal plan to "draw all men to himself" (John 12:32). Spiritual gifts are all used in making disciples, either towards the growth of existing disciples or conversion of unbelievers into disciples.

So, what does prayer and meditation have to do with recognizing our spiritual gifts? Chapter 4 reveals how the Endorsed Prayers are our first step in our part in the disciple making process. As we pray the Endorsed Prayers, with knowledge of the workings of the Holy Spirit (chapter 3), we will see how the Holy Spirit works through us to make disciples. We will see which spiritual gifts are operating in us. Small group meetings are one of the primary avenues to exercise spiritual gifts (subchapter 4.13).


7) Authority to do Kingdom Work
"Pray therefore that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers into his harvest" (Matthew 9:38).

We do not have the authority to take kingdom work upon ourselves. We are to ask. In Matt 9:38, Jesus instructed his disciples to ask "the Lord of the harvest" to "send out laborers into His harvest". Then He sent them. Jesus instructed them to ask. God decided who to send, when to send them and where to send them. Peter understood that he was under authority when he said "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." We ask Him to command us to the work. When He commands, we go. We are under authority. We are to obey His spirit (Hebrews 3:7-8). You may pray for years that God will send you before you recognize His response. Subchapter 3.1, titled "Spiritual Authority and the Spiritual Realm" reveals powerful and eye opening scriptures regarding authority. These passages may be received through prayerful meditation.


8) Miraculous Healing, Signs and Suffering

All of the spiritual gifts are miraculous. But the obviously and visibly miraculous gift of healing is a sign rather than God's working to remove the suffering of the world. Micro-subchapters 4.6e through 4.6j present scriptures on this issue. Suffering will not be removed until Paradise as shown in chapter 6, "Fellowship with God in Paradise: The Seventh Path." Chapter 5 "Fellowship with God in Pain" presents a Biblical view of suffering.


My Prayer:
Lord of Heaven and earth, Creator of all that is good and pure, grant Your gifts through Your Holy Spirit into Amy and into all Your children throughout the world, removing all obstacles, demolishing all strongholds (2 Corinthians 10:4) to accomplish the objectives of Your will in each nation, in Your appropriate time, which You have chosen, for Your glory and our benefit.

Amen

Jim

I'm looking for a spouse... can you help me?

Amy's Question:
Hi, I'm looking for a spouse. But don't know who he is, I know that God wants the best for us. Does he want me to be with someone so special, I trust in Jesus... In Jesus name can you please help me, love and God bless... Amy 

Amy, 
I have prayed for you.

I do not know what God has chosen for you, or the days ordained for you during the times you will live in this age (Psalm 139:16, Ephesians 2:10). 

I do know this:
"We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).  

My wife's aunt was a good woman... a person of faith. She grew up in hard, difficult times, working on a farm using horse drawn farming implements and with no electricity. She told of the West Texas sand storms cutting her skin and of barricading herself in her childhood home with her family as they tried to breathe through cloths which they held over their mouths to keep the sand out of their lungs. When she grew up, she became an accomplished business woman, very high up in a large internationally known company. She worked directly with the founder and CEO for twenty-five years.  When I met her she was forty-eight. She had such excellent qualities that I was surprised that she hadn't married. I expected that she never would. But when she was sixty she met Ben. They married. She was happily married to Ben for twenty-seven years until Ben died.

A few months after Ben's death, her doctor told her that she had two months to live. She had no children, so I invited her to live with us until she crossed over into the next age. But after the two months had passed, she was still alive. She had actually improved steadily. About this time, she walked into my den and said with a strange smile on her face "I'm supposed to be dead now." We laughed. She died one month later in my middle bedroom... full of faith and gratitude. She is now with Ben in the unimaginable ecstasy of God's presence that continues forever and ever. 

She was really amazing. I miss her. She lived with us for three months as she died, never thinking of herself, a joy to be with as she died. We actually had fun and laughed often in those months. I was working in my home at that time, so I was her primary caregiver until my wife came home from work. She was so careful to avoid disturbing me as I worked. I was amazed at her faith and thoughtfulness and gratitude to God. She had no fear of death. My death was on my mind since I was in poor health, had lost forty pounds and had recently been diagnosed with Cancer. I asked God to allow me to see her face at the moment of her death and He did. She exhibited no fear in all of her three months in our home. She was a light. Her name is Hope.

If you want what God wants for you, you will get what you want.

Jesus said, "If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you" (John 15:7). Subchapter 2.5 titled "How Intimate Can This Fellowship Be?" will put you on the correct path. John 15:7 is explained, in detail, in that subchapter and in greater depth in subchapter 4.11, titled "Conditions for Effective Prayer." 

I will repeat the passage. Jesus said, 
"If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you" (John 15:7).

There are two keys. The first is to remain in Him (abide in or live in Him). Second, is to remain in His words (abide in or live in scripture). Subchapter 1.1 titled "Learning to Read: Five Paths" is dedicated to helping hungry souls to abide in His words. The purpose of this book is to bring those souls who want Him into real experience of remaining in Him.

It is essential to "walk by the Spirit" (subchapter 4.7). One who walks by the Spirit will pray the Endorsed Prayers (chapter 4). The Endorsed Prayer to "be filled with knowledge of His will" (micro-subchapter 4.2c) will be especially helpful.

If you will spend several months praying the scriptures presented in the subchapters I have mentioned and if you will then "follow the lamb (Christ) wherever he goes", you will have joy in what He has chosen for you. You will have joy, with suffering (2 Timothy 3:12, John 16:33). Painless joy will not be a permanent state until the eternal Paradise (chapter 6). Your part is to pursue intimacy with God. God does the rest. Many questions will be answered as you pray the scriptures as I suggested. 

It is appropriate to ask God to provide a spouse with the addendum, "yet not my will but your will" (Matthew 26:39). In this way you are asking for a spouse but wanting God's will more than yours. 

Your husband should be a believer:
"Don't be unequally yoked with unbelievers, for what fellowship do righteousness and iniquity have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness?" (1 Corinthians 6:14).

Here is my prayer:
"Lord of Heaven and Earth, full of all mercy, grace and power, draw Amy into intimate fellowship with You through your Holy Spirit in Your word, so that she may walk with You, in Your presence and in Your joy... to be a light, pointing to You."

May God Bless you Amy!

Your brother in Christ,
Jim

Am a born again Christian how do I communicate with the holy Spirit I do o have intimacy with him.

Jennifer N, 
I have prayed for you... that our Lord will draw you into a deeply intimate relationship with Himself. 

Fellowship with God is a two way conversation in the spiritual realm, as we follow Christ, bearing His yoke in the world. 

Man's side of this conversation is prayer. God's side of this conversation is scripture and the Holy Spirit. Subchapter 4.2 is titled "Endorsed Prayers for Spiritual Communication." This chapter provides the prayers endorsed by scripture for receiving communication from the Holy Spirit. In these prayers we ask for wisdom, knowledge of His will, revelation and etc. 

Subchapter 3.3 is titled "Spiritual Communication." This chapter reveals some of the Holy Spirit's responses to those prayers. So, we communicate through prayer. Micro-subchapter 4.2a reveals that prayers offered in faith and without doubt result in communication from the Holy Spirit. For example, He will provide wisdom to those who ask in faith and without doubt. 

At the most basic level, the path to intimacy with the Holy Spirit is to ask for it. Micro-subchapter 4.3j reveals this prayer for intimacy from the Song of Solomon. 

But, this entire book, Fellowship With God in the Sixth Path, is dedicated to the communication and intimacy which you seek. 

Jesus said "If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you" (John 15:7). 

His will and our will can become so similar that we want only what He wants and He grants everything that we want. That verse is explained in detail in subchapter 2.5. So a very intimate relationship is available to God's children in this life... a union of wills. 

But notice that the condition for receiving everything we desire is two-fold: "If you remain in me, and my words remain in you". His words must remain (abide or live) in you. So, what we do with God's word is critical. The very first subchapter, subchapter 1.1, titled "Learning to Read" is the stepping stone to intimacy with God. Subchapter 1.1 is designed to transform what happens in that moment when we come into contact with God's words. This transformation does not come quickly like learning to ride a bicycle. It is more like learning to be a good parent or rising to the highest levels of a particular sport. It takes a very long time for this transformation to take place. 

I suggest that you ask God for intimacy (micro-subchapter 4.3j). Plan to continue in this prayer for months. Then continue in this prayer until you fully have what you are asking for. I am still praying this prayer. I am confident that He will grant deeper and deeper intimacy with Himself, with sufferings, until I am in His visual presence, ruling with Him forever. 

Spend a lot of time in subchapter 1.1. I have prayed for you and others who desire intimacy with the Holy Spirit. He will lead you into a deeper, intimate joy with the Holy Spirit who is within you! In subchapter 1.1 you will change from reading the Bible to learn about God to actually interacting with God in His scriptures. It is from this interaction that we come to know His will, to bear His yoke and to follow Him wherever He goes. 

God Bless you my sister in Christ, 
Jim


I love God but it seems like I'm getting farther and farther away from God..I keep giving in to sin and I keep drawing away from him..I love being in Gods presence, So how do I fellowship with God intimately.

Ayoola,  

Thank you for reading Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path at fellowshipwithgod.org and for sending me your request.

When I saw your request, I immediately began asking God to provide an answer for you.

In broad terms, the answer to your question is scriptural prayer... In other words, prayerfully meditate on scripture and pray the prayers endorsed by scripture. Intricate details of how to have intimate fellowship with God are provided in Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path.  That is the purpose of every chapter in the book. 

It is also important to practice scriptural prayer with another believer. Just set aside an hour with one or more who follow Christ. Take a book of the Bible, Ephesians for example. Read the first few verses and answer three questions: 

1) What does it say about God? 
2) What does it say about man? 
3) What does it say that we can pray? 

Then pray the prayers that you discussed. 

Next time you meet, pick up where you left off and pray through the entire book of Ephesians from beginning to end.

Here are some more detailed suggestions to help you get started:
To learn how to prayerfully meditate on the scriptures in the Bible read subchapters 1.1 – 1.3 of Fellowship with God in the Sixth Path. Ask God to draw you into a particular book of the Bible. 1 John and Ephesians come to mind. You could turn to 1 John and prayerfully meditate on the first four verses. Talk to God about these verses with questions and praise for as long as He draws you into those words... possibly for half an hour... possibly for three months. Instead of prayerfully meditating through a book of the Bible, you could also begin by prayerfully meditating on the scriptures in the introduction and subchapter 1.1 of this book.

Next, I suggest that you pray the Endorsed Prayers.  These are presented and explained in chapter 4. Chapter 3 explains the invisible spiritual realm so you can understand how the Holy Spirit and the unholy spirits are interacting with you.

As a first step into the Endorsed Prayers, make the Endorsed Prayer of faith and the Endorsed Prayer of obedience a permanent part of your daily prayer life. In these prayers, you ask God to multiply your faith (subchapter 4.3a) and you ask God to grant obedience to you (subchapter 4.3f).

The two Endorsed Prayers regarding Temptation are also particularly helpful (subchapter 4.3g and 4.3h).

Nine prayer acrostics are provided in subchapter 4.8. The acrostic PRAY reminds us of what to do when we read scripture. Another acrostic tells us who to pray for. Seven acrostics tell us what to pray. Since there are seven, you can pray a different one on each day of the week. So, you can pray KINGS on Monday, FOLLOW CHRIST on Tuesday, THE WAY on Wednesday, POWER on Thursday and etc. 

My first suggestion above was that you prayerfully meditate on scripture as described in subchapters 1.1 – 1.3. I will quote a portion of subchapter 1.1 below. It is helpful to keep these words in mind  as you read scripture:

"But please do not do one thing. Please do not read alone. He is within you. In your spirit turn to Him who is within. As you read, turn. If your heart is distracted from Him, turn again. Turn again and again and again. Over time, your times of intimacy will lengthen. Your times of reading alone will shorten. Its a growth process. You will be reading scripture in fellowship with God who is within.

 

Over time, reading scripture in fellowship will spill over into other areas of life. You will find yourself working in fellowship, talking to a friend in fellowship, sharing your faith in fellowship. It has been a very slow process for me. But turning in your spirit, to Him who is within, will become spontaneous, natural and powerful over time. 

 

The closing words of the introduction to this book were:

"To enter into this fellowship, the heart must touch what the eye cannot see. It all depends on what happens in one particular moment... in that very second when we come into contact with the word of God. That moment is the foundation of this book. It is from that moment, which this fellowship with God unfolds. Chapter 1 will focus on that moment."
 
Ayoola... In closing, I offer this prayer for you:
 
Lord of Heaven and earth, I offer you praise for who you are and what you have done. You are full of wisdom, power, grace, love and justice. I lift up Ayoola to you and on Ayoola's behalf make this request. Out of Your great power and grace, please multiply faith, intimacy, insight, strength and power, all for Your glory and for Your glory alone! Amen.


If you have other questions or comments, please contact me again!


Your brother in Christ,

Jim   
 

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