Arthur launched a supernatural attack on the enemy’s offensive operations against the Saints! He had concrete steps for the army of believers’ head-on-attack against the powers of darkness and wickedness in high places. Arthur’s dynamic counter-offensive strategy was to teach and demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit by inviting the Saints to receive the Holy Spirit, be refreshed with the Holy Spirit, and commit to walk in the Holy Spirit. This was a large-scale operation because the in-house congregation, the online community, and all future viewers of the Teaching were a part of the warfare agenda.
After a lively discourse on restoring the works of the Holy Spirit to the body of Messiah in the Messianic and the Hebrew Roots faith, Arthur began to teach on the things of the Holy Spirit. Some of the basics covered were:
- Ask the Father to cast out all teachings not aligned with the Word of Elohim, even those that lie dormant in our spirit.
- Commit to walking by the Spirit, not by sight!
- Follow Messiah, not the teacher.
- Believe, operate by faith, and manifest miracles, signs, and wonders.
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- Realize that if you don’t know what the Bible actually teaches, you will fall for anything!
The teaching covered the experiences of John the Baptist with the baptism of repentance and Apostle Paul’s experience with 12 Saints receiving the Holy Ghost by the laying on of Paul’s hands.
Then Arthur shared Six Reasons Why We Need the Holy Ghost.
- The Holy Ghost is a promised gift from Father.
- The Holy Ghost produces power in the recipient.
- The Holy Ghost will lead you into all truth.
- The Holy Ghost will show you things to come.
- The Holy Ghost will teach you what to say.
- The Holy Ghost reproves the world of sin, righteousness, and judgement.
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The spiritual tension in the room increased as Arthur embarked on How to Prepare to Receive the Holy Ghost. Our attention was sharply focused as he shared these five ways that Yeshua taught His disciples about the Holy Ghost.
- You must ask the Holy Ghost to come into your life.
- Receiving the Holy Ghost is an act of faith like everything else we receive from Father is by faith.
- You must desire or want the Holy Ghost.
- You must desire the gifts of the Spirit.
- You must desire to prophesy.
These five ways to prepare actually have prerequisites. As Arthur said, we cannot desire these gifts if we, through past erroneous teachings, believe that these gifts no longer exist. This is where we have to purge ourselves of false teachings and ask the Father to cast them out of our spirit.
The Teaching culminated in Arthur inviting the in-house congregation and the online community to receive the Holy Ghost.
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Receive the Holy Ghost!
Sharon’s Reflections on the Teaching
Based on the in-house and online Testimonies after the service, many of the Saints are no longer occupying defensive positions, but are going forth as the Scripture says, with confidence that
The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
Arthur also warned us that just because we have the Holy Spirit does not mean that the enemy will leave us alone. I concur with Arthur that it is important that we hold on to the blessings and power that we received today. Arthur said that what happened here today, we have to work to hold onto it.
Right after the Teaching, I received a message from my Sister Saint in Texas. She wrote:
I was sitting here praying and I kept hearing the word retaliation. So I bind and mute it....
I was looking through some notes on past teachings of Arthur’s and right before me was an open notebook and it read:
"Every time there has been a movement of the Spirit, in a conference or in Dedication Service, or Feast and people are joyful of what they had experienced, immediately there is a work of darkness to RETALIATE against the work of the Almighty to stop the FRUIT that was to take place in the midst of the movement. When the Holy Spirit does something in your life, there is a response from the dark side. If the Holy Spirit is moving, the enemy wants to stop the moving of the Holy Spirit from manifesting fully in your life to where the outcome of the Holy Spirit moving will not be fulfilled."
This is in the teaching Acts 8 Part 3. Please encourage my brothers and sisters and remind them of this teaching and words spoken to them through Apostle Bailey. (My Sister Saint also posted this on the HOI Family Chat Page.)
I know this to be the truth. For instance, I have received healing by laying my hands on my ears to stop the tingling sensation that wants to turn into an earache and then travel to my throat to cause irritation. My ears clear up and then an enemy voice says something like “That ain’t gonna work. You need more than that to keep that earache away!” I have learned to immediately rebuke that voice, by declaring the Word of Elohim such as, “No weapons formed against me shall prosper!”
Another way the enemy takes away our good health is when we succumb to the lies of the world. During Fellowship, one Brother Saint was remarking on this very point. We all agreed that when we followed the ways of the world, we would anticipate getting ill during the winter months. We laughed as we saw the ridiculousness of preparing mentally to be sick just because the season changed. This is an offensive ploy of the enemy that can be easily counter-attacked with affirmations of Scripture.
Let’s keep our blessings, healings, and deliverances by standing in faith at all times and wielding the sword of truth.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Until next time… Blessings to You and Yours,