Bible Story: Gift of Spirit of God

Dinner Talk Topics for Friday

Month-Defining Moment

 

keyBut 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

The Lord has made the promise to all who will repent and remain faithful, exercising a spirit of humility and diligence, that they will be entitled to the guidance of the Spirit of God. This Spirit will lead them and direct them throughout their lives. ~Joseph Fielding Smith

 

enochGift of the Holy Spirit: Walk with God

And it came to pass that Enoch journeyed in the land, among the people; and as he journeyed, the Spirit of God descended out of heaven, and abode upon him. And he heard a voice from heaven. (Moses 6:26-27)

What is it like to hear a voice from heaven? What is that voice like, and how can we hear it? Elijah learned that the Lord was not in a great and strong wind, not in an earthquake, not in a fire, but in a still small voice.

So this still small voice said to Enoch, “Enoch, my son, prophesy unto this people, and say unto them—Repent, for thus saith the Lord: I am angry with this people, and my fierce anger is kindled against them; for their hearts have waxed hard, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes cannot see afar off.”(Moses 6:27)

The Lord spoke to Enoch, because Enoch heard Him, and the people did not. What can cause people’s hearts to wax hard, and their ears to become dull of hearing, and their eyes unable to see? The Lord is not in the shriek of cell phones, not in the din of TV, not in the raucous revelry of M-TV, not in the sensational imagery of electronic media, not in the roar of the crowd, but in a still small voice.

And the Lord told Enoch, “Say unto this people: Choose ye this day, to serve the Lord God who made you. Behold my Spirit is upon you . . . and thou shalt abide in me, and I in you; therefore walk with me.(Moses 6:33-34)

Dinner Talk Topics

holyspiritgiftEnoch accepted the invitation to walk with God. Will we? *Companionship of Holy Spirit

1. What must we do to be able to hear the voice of the Spirit?

2. What must we do to be worthy to have the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit?

3. David R. Stone tells us, “Seduced by our culture, we often hardly recognize our idolatry. We do not need to adopt the standards, the mores, and the morals of Babylon. We can create Zion in the midst of Babylon. We can have our own standards for music and literature and dance and film and language. We can limit how much of Babylon we allow into our homes by the media of communication.

We can live as a Zion people, if we wish to. Will it be hard? Of course it will, for the waves of Babylonian culture crash incessantly against our shores. Will it take courage? Of course it will . . . . We can be courageous and, walk in the Lord’s paths and follow His footsteps. “[1]

How can we walk with God and dwell in Zion, even though spiritual Babylon is all around us?

 

[1] David R. Stone, “Zion in the Midst of Babylon, Ensign (May 2006): 90-93

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