Most believers know that the dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. But the dove actually represents more than just the Holy Spirit Himself; it represents the work of the Holy Spirit in helping every believer to carry out their ministry or calling.
For just over four months we have been studying the work of the Holy Spirit, especially where the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits of the Spirit are concerned.
It has been a powerful time of looking at these subjects in some detail, to learn how they function in our lives, and how important they are in our ministry. And each one has been impacted in some way by some of the amazing things that the Lord revealed.
We have now put all of the teachings received during this time into one complete book, which contains everything that was taught during this time. It is entitled Building The Dove.
Here in South Africa the entire country has been placed into lockdown from this Friday. That means everyone has to stay at home and only go out for essentials. Some other countries are also in this position already and others are likely to also go that route soon.
This can be a frustration if you are used to going out, and being stuck at home can lead to a lot of boredom. But for believers it can be a perfect time to catch up on some of the things that you have not had time for until now.
What an opportunity this is for you to spend some time building your spiritual life and ministry through reading and study. You don’t want to spend all that time filling up on worldly input by spending hours watching TV.
You want to read some uplifting books and watch videos that will inspire and teach you. And we have a huge collection of these which I believe would really help build your faith and give you a new hope for the future.
Have you ever looked at others who have risen up and become famous or popular and wondered why God has not done the same for you?
If you have, then you are not alone. Most of us at one time or another wish things had gone better in our lives. And we all feel that perhaps the Lord withheld something from us that He gave to others.
But you may be surprised to find that the greatest key to your future and success does not lie primarily in the hands of the Lord. It actually lies in your hands.
Of course the Lord is there to help you fulfill your dreams. But He has not decided ahead of time what your destiny will be. This is something that you alone can decide, and God has given you the freedom to make this choice.
Did you know that the more Word you feed into your inward parts the more your faith will grow?
The Scripture says that faith comes by hearing the rhema word of God. And the only way you can get a rhema word is to first feed the Word inwards. Then it starts coming out from inside of you as a rhema, and that is when faith is produced.
I found that when I repeat Scriptures over and over again until they sink into my inner memory, my faith gets stronger. And when I need to believe God, these Scriptures start coming out of me.
But it is not always easy to sit down and quote Scriptures over and over again. So I found a better way.