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2020/6/10 Making Holy Spirit Our Very Best Friend!

Updated: Jun 15, 2020

Ron Sawka Ministries

June 10, 2020; Sivan 18, 5780

“Look, the Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies is about to remove from Jerusalem and Judah every source of security, including all the food and water, the mighty men and warriors, judges and prophets, omen readers and leaders, captains of groups of fifty” (Isa. 3:1–3, NET).

“But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever” (Dan. 12:3, NET).

“Moses and Aaron were among his priests; Samuel was one of those who prayed to him. They prayed to the Lord and he answered them” (Psalm 99:6, NET).

Making Holy Spirit Our Very Best Friend!

Looking back on Pentecost, I am learning that the main message for all of us is that Holy Spirit must become our best friend. It’s a phrase I remember well from Heidi Baker (Iris Ministries) when she visited us in 2014. In fact, she called Holy Spirit “my very best friend.” I feel the Lord is strongly urging us to make whatever shifts necessary so that this becomes a reality for all of us.

By now, most of us agree that the Lord caused us to focus so much on Passover and Pentecost this year because He is signaling a shift or great change in both the world and the church at large. We will look back and see we have entered a time similar to what Isaiah described: “Look, the Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies is about to remove from Jerusalem and Judah every source of security” (3:1).While all believers know that our only security must be based on the Lord, perhaps many—except for brief periods—have not been forced to actually live that way. But all of that is changing.

The fact that Pentecost was so emphasized and occurred right in the midst of the virus—and now the incredible shakings going on in America—is a clarion call that without the Holy Spirit, we will not be able to survive, much less advance and flourish. And make no mistake about this. The Lord’s intent is that we shine brightly. He wants us to shine “to bring many to righteousness” (Dan. 12:3). In fact, the greater the darkness, the more He can cause us to shine.

For this, we need Holy Spirit. More specifically we must allow Him to become our best friend. Not just a force or anointing; nor just the one who enables giftings and ministries (although He certainly is all of those). But much more than that—our very best friend.

Recently I was stirred by Psalm 99:6. Among others, Moses and Samuel called upon God and He answered. Great things happened. They were, first and foremost, friends of God—friends of Holy Spirit. We have entered into a time when He requires we call on Him in great faith so that He can do great things.

When Jesus first introduced Holy Spirit to the twelve, He called Him the Comforter. The Amplified Bible lists several other word choices: “Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby” (John 14:26). Those are all amazing descriptions, and each one is so important for us. Just as a true friend will try to be for us what we need at a particular time, Holy Spirit—our best friend—wants to be all of those things to us.

So how do we shift so Holy Spirit becomes our best friend? There isn’t a formula, or “how-to in three easy steps” or something like that. All I know is something like the following:

  1. Make the decision in your heart—Pray, “Holy Spirit, you already are committed to me. Help me to shift so we walk together as best friends.”

  2. Praying in tongues will help—Mostly because it allows our spirit to rise up and not be dominated by our soulish thinking.

  3. Talk to Him regularly—“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17) comes into play here. And besides that, the better the friend, the more you actually do talk about everything. So talk to Him often throughout the day.

  4. Live in the present—Whenever we find our mind being drawn into rehashing old things or worrying about future things, stop and ask Holy Spirit to help. Tell Him about it instead.

  5. Soak in His presence. Each of us should take time regularly to soak in Holy Spirit’s presence. In other words, ask Him to come and rest on you—to touch you and fill you—and He will.

Yarn Alive Update

Yarn Alive is open to financial contributions!

Coronavirus has affected everything, including Yarn Alive. While the virus has not affected the popularity of the organization (in March, a national newspaper’s front-page feature of Teddy and Yarn Alive resulted in a steady flow of yarn and knitting supplies these past months), it has greatly affected their finances.

No classes/meetings has resulted in a drastic reduction of income. But bills still have to be paid—the land lease, taxes, and government-mandated administration costs.

If you are interested in helping financially please contact, or

The good news is that now in mid-June the government regulations are slowly beginning to be loosened. Today, yarn is being distributed to the women who want to come to the Yarn Alive house and receive some. Possibly, classes (or partial classes) may even resume before the end of the month.

Thanks so much for praying!

Ron and Teddy

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イエスが12人の弟子に初めて聖霊を紹介したときに、イエスは彼の事を”助け主”と呼びました。英語のAmplified Bibleでは更に多くの名前が記されています。(助け主、助言者、助力者、仲裁者、擁護者、支持者、頼りになる人など)(ヨハネの福音書14章26節)上記の名前は全て素晴らしく、私たちにとって大事です。真の友達が必要があると励ましてくれるように、聖霊は私たちの友となり、上記の役割を全て果たしたいと思っています。






5)Catch The Fireのジョンとキャロル・アーノットに聞けば、”聖霊に浸りなさい(ソーキングしなさい)と言うでしょう。言い換えれば、聖霊を迎え入れ、心に留めてください。そうすれば、あなたは触れられ、聖霊は絶対にあなたを満たすでしょう。

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