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The Holy Spirit's Prompting - 9 Feb 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

The Holy Spirit’s Prompting
By Mary T. Hoffman
(Written 9 February 2008)

What is the purpose of your birth?
Why were you put here on this earth?

God’s true intent to help restore
And bring His peace forevermore
For all who suffer night and day –
“Least among us” hidden away;
Lives destroyed, a living hell,
With few who care and few to tell
The truth about this blood-soaked earth.

Billions of creatures bought and sold
By those whose hearts are icy cold;
With lies they keep a stranglehold
On people who are never told
The torture of the “food” they eat.

To you who have a caring heart,
Feel grief, lament, deplore
The needless cruelty that’s rife,
Taking another creature’s life,
I ask – indeed, implore
To not forsake, do not ignore
The Holy Spirit’s prompting.

For this God placed us here on earth;
For this He gives us second birth:
To help Him usher in His Kingdom.

Note: How does one distinguish a prompting from the Holy Spirit from a prompting from an unholy spirit? Galatians 5:22-23 gives us the answer:

22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23. gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
~ New American Standard Bible

John 14:12 also offers inspiration:

12. Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
~King James Version

Revelation 21:4 shows us that God’s original intent will come to pass:

4. and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
~ New American Standard Bible

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