“Empowering the abused woman to recover with God's truth"
God has imparted perfect wisdom and complete revelation into your born-again spirit. “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Prov. 4:7). Wisdom and understanding are keys that will unlock anything else in life you need. Therefore, draw on that wisdom and receive understanding so the floodgates of your soul will open up to allow God’s truths already in your spirit to manifest in the physical realm. Yes, you can live a fruitful and fulfilled Christian life! Without the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, you won’t be able to fully release all of these wonderful realities already present in your born-again spirit. That’s why the baptism in the Holy Spirit is so important! Jesus needed the baptism in the Holy Spirit! He was born as God in His spirit and as man in His soul and body. He was complete in His spirit while on the earth in His physical body. However, Jesus didn’t do any miracles until He received the baptism in the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:21-22, 4:1,14 & thereafter – the complete chapter of Luke, added by me).
Since the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are One, they don’t operate independent of each other. The Holy Spirit is the One who releases the wisdom and revelation of God. He comforts, teaches, and reminds. “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26). He guides into all truth, listens, speaks, shows things to come, glorifies Jesus, receives of Him, and shows it by revelation to you! “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you” (John 16:12-14). Apart from the Holy Spirit, you won’t have access to all that God has placed within you!
Receive His Spirit & Pray In Tongues!
When you receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the ability to pray in tongues comes with it. As you pray in the Spirit, you draw on and release the wisdom that’s in the born-again part of you. It’s not the only way, but it’s certainly one of the primary ways. Therefore, it’s essential that you receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit! The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a second, separate experience from salvation. You receive an enduement of power by the Holy Ghost and the gift of speaking in tongues, which will help you operate this power. When you pray in tongues, you build yourself up, but it’s much more than just an emotional lift. It helps you release the wisdom of God within you. Even if there were no other results (which there are), that would certainly be enough! Speaking in tongues produces tremendous spiritual benefits!
Some groups overemphasize speaking in tongues when you first receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit and underemphasize the benefits to your Christian life thereafter. Due to this, many who have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit only spoke in tongues once or twice to prove they had it. However, they didn’t know there were other benefits, so they haven’t really used the gift since. They also have been missing out on the tremendous benefits speaking in tongues brings to their daily lives.
I expound much more from God’s Word on these topics in my messages entitled “What Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit” and “Speaking in Tongues” (collectively known as The Holy Spirit teaching). If you aren’t baptized in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues, I encourage you to get this teaching because you’re really missing out. In fact, you’re probably frustrated and powerless in your Christian life. Receiving the Holy Spirit will help you experience His love more than ever before and make His power available to you. Besides, the Lord Jesus Himself commanded, “Receive ye the Holy Ghost” (John 20:22). Will you obey?
If you are reading this book and haven’t yet received the baptism in the Holy Spirit, you need to! Either go to someone who already has, or directly seek the Lord in prayer about it. I encourage you to call our Helpline because someone will be happy to explain and pray with you to receive. We see many, many people baptized in the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues over the phone!
As you speak in tongues, your spirit prays, and the perfect mind of Christ releases the hidden wisdom of God. Then, ask and believe for interpretation (1 Cor. 14:13). Let God give you understanding so that revelation knowledge of the mysteries you are speaking in the spirit can come out into your physical mind. That’s when you’ll see His power manifest!
(END OF ANDREW’S QUOTES FOR CHAPTER 15)
Are you ready to change your life? If so, here is the link to start – you can study on your own, by clicking here to go to the teaching of, “Spirit, Soul, Body,” on Andrew’s website. Once on the site, you can choose if you want to listen via audio or watch the videos. Or study with a group, like I am doing, by going to this link, creating an account, and finding an online or local study – the materials are furnished for you – there is an outline teaching, questions, and Scriptures, on the website, that you download after logging in and finding your study.
Here is the link for the group I am in – you can go to the link and register, but to download your class materials, you must create an account, and sign in (the material information is on top of the page).
Then contact the Leader, Dennis Kerr, and let him know you just signed up for the class and ask him to send you the Zoom link for the class (although Dennis will receive your registration, I would contact him also). We currently meet on Tuesdays at 4:00pm EST (Dennis is in Arizona and his local time would be at 2:00pm for the study) – this Chapter 15, is the current chapter according to the “Spirit, Soul, Body” book.
However, our lesson we will study on April 12, 2022, is Lesson 15, “Your Spirit Knows All Things,” from the “Spirit, Soul, Body” book’s Chapter 13, which has the same title, “Your Spirit Knows All Things” – this will be our fifteenth meeting.
Click the link below to review all study materials, which is the same as the first link on Andrew’s website, for “Spirit, Soul, Body:” All “Spirit, Soul, Body” Resources
NOTE: Wherever there is bolding in this document and is not specified that Andrew did it, it was added by me. Also, highlighting, underlining, and Scriptures were bolded and linked to the text by me.
God’s BLESSINGS to you all and your families!!
In Father’s Service,
Rev. Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks, PsyD