the power of the holy spirit


- John 14:6

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Not the worst possible day.

Context: The Inquisitor splashed a statue with holy water after repeatedly being told not to. He ended up waking a very powerful Nemhain and then fled into the inn. After a little debate, the rest of the party threw him out, with the Bard(me) being the only one to stick up for him.

Nemhain: *smirks at the Bard (who just slapped the Inquisitor) before turning to face the Inquisitor* “Then it seems that I am in a position to do you a favor, little inquisitor. Teach you an important lesson about thrusting yourself into matters that are not your concern and failing to heed the words of one who knows what they speak of. The mayor knows not what is anchored to his statue, only that those which wish his village harm have been… chastised in the severest way.” *She gestures to the cloud of floating sphere of light above her head.* “My collection grows regularly, little inquisitor, and your impertinence tempts me to add your soul to it.”

Inquisitor: “Believe me my soul really isn’t worth it. I’d say with me there the collective common sense would go down so much it would even affect you in some way.”

Tavern Brawler: “Now, now, Inquisitor, don’t undersell yourself too much. I’m sure with you there, they’d perceive much more.” (referring to Inquisitor’s high Perception)

Inquisitor:  "Plus I’m already pretty terrified and humiliated at this point… yeah… today is like, a 4 out of 10…“

*The dragon in the party calls out to the Nemhain.* “Can you make it at least 1 out of 10 for him?”

Inquisitor: “Unless it made my family come back to life, murder their servants and had me kill them again it’s not achieving a 1.”


The One and Only God: Ý̧̘̤̪͈͖̣̽̃̒́H̡̨͗̊̑̃͛ͦ͆͆҉͓̩̞͎̘͖̣̜ͅV̧͈̝͔͔͉̅̈́̏͊̊̋͂̀H̢̙͕̥̿ͨͦͫ̀̆̚͡/The Great Will/Yehowah

Supreme Being in Christianity, Judaism and Islamic religions. He is said to be the creator of everything in the universe and is all powerful, all good, and all knowing. Because He is a metaphysical being, the true gender of the Creator is unknown but He is generally accepted as male or nothing at all. It is told in lore that He is the One True God, with all others simply being demons who tricked humans into praying to them.

According to Christianity, God is split into three parts who are also one. These are the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who symbolize God, Christ respectively. This vision of The Lord is considered blasphemy by Islamic religions, who state that Allah is unknowable and complete perfect in one shape.

He is both Christ and his father, the destroyer of Sodom and Gomorrah, the flooder of the world and the one who sent the plagues down to Egypt. In the ‘Old Testament’ He was often depicted as a wrathful god who would eventually mellow out during the ‘New Testament’. Some religions, such as Gnosticism, take this as evidence that the ‘God’ in the ‘Old Testament, is in fact, the Demiurge. This characterization of The Supreme One is possibly a left over from his original incarnation as Yahweh, a Canaanite war god. Over time worship of Yahweh grew to the point that all other gods were deposed and He was portrayed as the One and Only God.

The name Ý̧̘̤̪͈͖̣̽̃̒́H̡̨͗̊̑̃͛ͦ͆͆҉͓̩̞͎̘͖̣̜ͅV̧͈̝͔͔͉̅̈́̏͊̊̋͂̀H̢̙͕̥̿ͨͦͫ̀̆̚͡ comes from the Hebrew phrase known as the Tetragrammaton. The phrase is made up of the words ‘Yod, He, Waw, He’ and is sometimes translated as YHWH. Because the vowels included in the name were forbidden from being spoken or written down, they have become lost to history, rendering the true name unknowable and unpronounceable. Despite this, many ideas have popped up, including Yahweh, Yehowah, and even Jehovah. To get around this, Hebrews referred to The Lord as Adonai, while Christians simply use the word, God. The Tetragrammaton itself is said to mean ‘to exist’ or ‘to be’.

God doesn’t need highly skilled experts; He uses His power to accomplish great things through ordinary people to remind us that all the glory and honor belongs to Him alone, and never to men.

1st Corinthians 1:28

May the love of God surround you.

May the wisdom of Christ guide you.

May the power of the Holy Spirit encourage you.

May this hope surround you today, this coming week, and forever.

Money Pots and Prosperity Boxes.

Developing meaningful relationship with money.

*Put this together on a Thursday, during the Waxing to Full moon. Alterntively, Thursday sun rise to high noon works too, when the clockhand is going upwards on the clock (Thanks Mama Starr for this trick).*

Things you will need:

1. A suitable container (see below), something earth and made of more organic materials preferably like wood or clay.

2. A Lodestone, Master Root, Alraune etc. Properly gathered and prepared.

3. Money Drawing Powder and oil (see below for a simple recipe)

4. Change and bills from your wallet. 

5. Rum/Whiskey.

6. Holy Water/Agua Florida etc. 

7. Paper and pen.

8. Prayer and white tea lights (cleansed and blessed/prayed over).

9. Cigar/sage bundle/cigarello/smoke blend and pipe etc.

To bless a cash box, or a money pot in more rootwork terms, with a lodestone or Master Root or some other spirit filled curio that corresponds to wealth and power. 

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7 Ways To Grow in Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

We have all heard of individuals who have taken to a cave, room or wilderness, spent weeks with God and emerged on fire, powered up and talking about intimacy with the Holy Spirit.

Special times spent in God’s Presence are vital to those of us who want to grow in prophetic ministry. However, the reality is that for most of us, life is busy. We have families, jobs and ministries that require daily time and attention.
With that in mind, are there some practical ways that we can develop intimacy with the Holy Spirit—whilst going about our daily life, family, business and ministry? Here are 7 things that I have found helpful:

1. Study what the Bible says about Intimacy with the Holy Spirit
God’s anointing, gifts and power are not sourced in an impersonal force or ability. They are the manifestation of a Person—the Holy Spirit.

Being grounded in Scripture ensures that we have a strong foundation for developing an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Bible reveals that the Holy Spirit has a will and emotions. He has a voice and communicates in many different ways. 

In your quest for intimacy with the Holy Spirit, take time to study what the Bible says about the Holy Spirit as well as how people in Scripture lived and walked in an intimate relationship with God.

2. Discover how you Uniquely Connect with the Holy Spirit (and put it into Practice)
Every relationship requires communication, and intimacy grows when we have special times together.Our relationship with God will benefit from learning how we personally relate best to Him.

I value walking and praying outdoors. In the wide-open spaces of creation I have freedom to talk to my Father and listen to the Holy Spirit without interruptions. However, it will be different for you.
Do you enjoy quiet times aside with God, or do you encounter Him best in the company of others? Do you connect with Him in an intellectual way, or in the context of worship and music?

Your Father created you the way you are and loves and relates to you in your individuality. In the Bible, every person was unique in the way they journeyed and related with God (for example, look at Jesus and His disciples).

Give yourself permission to explore an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit in the way that suits you and never be intimidated by another person’s relationship with God.

3. Pay Attention to, and Cultivate an Awareness of the Holy Spirit
Cultivating an awareness of God’s Presence does not mean that we will always feel Him physically. It begins with the revelation of His nearness—the Bible says that the Holy Spirit is present in and with us and so we believe it. He is our constant Companion.

Throughout Scripture we learn of how God spoke to people in many different times—not only when they were waiting, but also when they were travelling and working.
The Holy Spirit will communicate with you ‘on the go’. He desires to be a part of your life in the busy times, as well as in the quiet spaces and in the night hours.

No moment of our day should be ‘off-limits’ to the Holy Spirit. We can anticipate the communication of the Holy Spirit and tune in.

Operating in a spiritual gift is also a powerful opportunity to seek and lean in closer to an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.

There are many ways that the Holy Spirit communicates, and He longs to share what is on the Father’s heart for you. Primarily, this will be through the Bible. You will also discover that there are one or more ways that you mostly hear from the Holy Spirit.

I love the expression Bill Johnson often uses: ‘turning our affection towards God.’ All it takes is a moment to respond. It is simple; it is about developing an intimate love relationship with His Spirit and Presence with us.

4. Relate to the Holy Spirit in a Natural Way
There should be nothing strange or weird about our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit. It should provoke others to desire what we have, not put them off.

Our relationship with Holy Spirit should be natural and life giving, just as our relationship with Father and Jesus is.
The Bible is our guideline for our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Some of the ways we can intimately relate to the Holy Spirit include:

* As Helper and Comforter—the One who comes alongside us. (John 14:16)

* Our teacher and guide (John 16:13)

* The revealer of Father’s purpose and everything God has made available to us (John 16:14-15)

* The Anointing who is within and upon us (1 John 2:27, Acts 10:38, Luke 4:18)

* As our prayer partner (Rom 8:26)

* As God’s intimate Presence with us (John 15:15-18)

5. Be Real and Authentic with God
In an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit, there is nothing to hide and no need to perform. A helpful word-play on ‘intimacy’ is ‘in-to-me-see.’ You can be yourself, with both your strengths and your weaknesses.

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter and Helper—but if we are not vulnerable and authentic with God, we cannot receive the assistance He desires to give us.

In our leadership culture today, we tend to deny emotions we perceive as ‘weak’, and strive to always act in strong, faith-filled way. But Father’s arms are waiting. He longs for us to express our grief or distress to Him and receive His comfort. (2 Cor 1:3-4) Faith then arises out of that encounter with the Comforter.

Don’t hold God at arms length when you need His love, grace and comfort. The presence of weakness does not diminish the quality of your faith—it enhances it and is a powerful witness to others.

6. Practice Accountability in Your Spiritual Experiences

Intimacy with the Holy Spirit is not about having a relationship in isolation.The New Testament demonstrates a life with God that is lived in the context of community, with accountability.

We must never make the mistake of thinking that we can grow past accountability in our intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit.

I regularly share descriptions of my encounters with God with my leaders and fellow team members. They help clarify what God is doing in my life and provide a means of accountability and growth. This is not always comfortable. However, I recognise that it is one of the most beneficial (and Biblical) things I can do. As a result, there is no ceiling on my ministry and intimate relationship with God.

7. Pray and ask for Greater Intimacy with the Holy Spirit

Does the desire to have an intimate relationship with the Holy Spirit resonate with you? Today, take time to pray and ask God to stir up the desire for a greater level of encounter and intimacy with Him. (Luke 11:9-13)

Finally, remember that ‘praying in the Spirit’ is one of the most intimate encounters you can have with the Holy Spirit. In those moments of prayer, you unite with the Holy Spirit to establish Father’s purposes for your life and those who are on His heart. (Jude 1:20, 1 Cor 14:2, Rom 8:26)

By Helen Calder Enliven