The anointing the apostle John speaks about—that which is embedded deeply within believers and that which teaches them all truth—is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. This empowering, edifying, and supernatural baptism (believers’ spiritual edge) also is called the Holy Spirit’s Filling, which may or may not happen the moment believers receive their salvation.
I am a divorced woman, and I have been divorced for 18 years. I did not want a divorce; nevertheless, here I am feeling once again like I lost my soulmate. Sadly, every August 13th—as well as at least 5 days leading up to it and 2 or 3 days after it—I suffer from a deep sense of loss that cannot be avoided no matter how hard I try.
Life has proven to me that the chief ways God works all things together for my good are through His best-laid plans and divine timing. This revealed truth has made all the difference. Intimately knowing and trusting in the One who works all things together for my good has helped me to become physically, emotionally, and spiritually content with everything.
When we worship God in spirit and truth, this kind of worship is not with our bodies (our raised arms and hands, or bended knees, or praying hands, or dancing bodies, or musical instruments, or the songs we sing during a worship service). All of that kind of worship is the sensuous (the Old Testament’s way of worshipping God, which is outwardly and earthly). Under the New Testament’s covenant of Grace, believers in Christ worship God in a true and spiritual way, in particular inwardly and heavenly.
God the Father is a spiritual and godly Being. As a Spirit, He is spiritual because He is wholly sanctified, which means He is perfect and complete—He has NO spot or blemish, and there is nothing broken, and nothing missing or lacking in Him. God is godly because He embodies the following characteristics: holiness, righteousness, mercy, grace, love, kindness, gentleness, discipline, and so forth. Therefore, since God is spiritual and godly, then anyone who calls him or herself a Christian believer also must be both godly AND spiritual!
The great apostasy will happen before the Rapture, before the start of the Tribulation Period, and before the rise of the Antichrist. Therefore, instead of looking for the Antichrist, believers should be looking for the apostate signs! They are EVERYWHERE!
By knowing what kind of Old Ship of Zion you are (or if you are an Old Ship of Zion at all), you also will know whether or not you successfully can weather life’s storms.