Posts Tagged ‘counselor’

Help Is on the Way

Friday, September 29th, 2017

But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I [Jesus] have told you. John 14:26 AMP

SIX WAYS THE HOLY SPIRIT IS OUR HELP:

1. COMFORTER. When we receive comfort from the Holy Spirit not only do we benefit, but we are also activated to go out into the world as shock absorbers and comfort others with that same comfort we have received (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).

2. ADVOCATE. “Put Me in remembrance, let us argue our case together” (Isaiah 43:26a). Jesus has paid the penalty for our sins and has sent the Holy Spirit to defend, support, and vindicate us!

3. INTERCESSOR. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is pure benefit to the whole Body of Christ. When we don’t know what to pray in our finite thinking, we can pray in the Spirit and “the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words . . . according to the will of God” (Romans 8:26-27).

4. COUNSELOR. When we ask the Holy Spirit for help, when we need wisdom, He will always guide us into the truth (John 16:13).

5. STRENGTHENER. In every facet of life, the Holy Spirit comes alongside as our strengthener. What is flimsy and weak in us, He makes strong.

6. STANDBY. What a relief when help shows up! The Holy Spirit is someone we can rely on in a tight situation. He is always the same and He is always available. Take some time to study the Scriptures to see the amazing advantages we have in the presence of the Holy Spirit, our Helper!

God bless you,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

PRAY THIS PRAYER (BASED ON EPHESIANS 3:16-19):
I pray that God would grant me according to the riches of His glory to be STRENGTHENED with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith; and that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, length, height, and depth and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge—that I may be filled up to all the fullness of God. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

comfort, noun
A state of being relaxed and feeling no pain. A feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment. To give moral or emotional strength to (verb).

Copyright © 2017 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations marked “AMP” “The Amplified Bible” or “The Amplified New Testament” are taken from The Amplified Bible, Old Testament copyright 1965, 1987 by the Zondervan Corporation and The Amplified New Testament copyright 1958, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. “Comfort.” Memidex Dictionary/Thesaurus. Web. 27 Sep 2017

The Amazing Perspective of God’s Word

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24

CRAVE THE WORD. Pack yourself with God’s Word. There are a lot of ways to read it: as a whole from Genesis to Revelation, line by line for doctrine, or study by subject with a topical Bible Promise Book. If you haven’t read the Bible lately, read a few verses right now to push the reset button on your brain. Read Psalm 119, which is all about longing for God’s Word and the amazing counsel you can get from it.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6

GET COUNSEL FROM THE WORD. We all have blind spots and occasionally need perspective. Let the abundance of the Word of God counsel you out of foolishness into wisdom, out of fear into hope and faith, and out of inactivity into hope and fruitfulness.

In abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 11:14b

OBEY THE WORD.
Faith is hearing what God has said and then believing Him enough to act on what He commanded. Acting on God’s Word makes you adequate and equipped for every good work and produces amazing fruit and reward.

All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

PRAY THIS PRAYER Based on Psalm 119
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Open my eyes that I may behold wonderful things from Your Law. Revive me and strengthen me according to Your Word. You are good and do good; teach me Your statutes. Teach me good discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments. Your Word I treasure in my heart that I may not sin against You. I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings and shall not be ashamed. Amen!

per·spec·tive, noun
The capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance.

Press on,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Perspective.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 31 August 2015.

The Word Is Your Counselor

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Your testimonies also are my delight; they are my counselors. Psalm 119:24

READ THE WORD. We need the guidance, direction, and counsel found in the Scriptures. The abundance of wisdom found in God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation is going to advance our lives, keep us from failing, and guide us to a place of victory and deliverance.

Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 11:14

GET FAITH FROM THE WORD. Jesus gives amazing counsel to the disciples in four powerful words: “Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22). Faith is not something we produce in our own power – it’s a result of feeding on the Word of God. Become “mighty in the Scriptures” like Apollos from the Early Church (Acts 18:24). Let the strength offered in the verses of the Bible inspire you to go forward in the purposes and plans God has for you.

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8

KEEP ON SPEAKING GOD’S WORD. Let the light of the Word get hold of you in the hospital room, in your car, in your cubicle at work, when you’re gripped with the oppression of the devil, when you don’t see or feel any encouragement or joy. Speak to the mountains, to the insecurities, to the ravages of time; speak to the oppression of man, to the worries of life, and command them to be taken up and cast into the sea (Mark 11:23).

DAILY CONFESSION:
Because of Jesus:
I am mighty in the Scriptures (Acts 18:24).
I fight the good fight of faith (1 Timothy 6:12).
I am strong and very courageous, for the Lord is with me wherever I go (Joshua 1:9).

coun·sel, noun
Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person.

Press on,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Counsel.” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.