What do you do with the sins of your past? Paul says, I am continually, consciousely, purposely forgetting all those things of my past, what is behind me. I leave them back there, behind me. And now — I press on.
I’ve got that joy. Do “you greatly rejoice”, and “delight with inexpressible and glorious joy”? You can. But “you must be born again” (Jesus said).
We are surely in a wild and confusing age. The world seems to be caught-up in a whirlwind of evil, totally out of control. But the reality is: God Himself is the real controller.
Jesus spoke this to Paul on the road to Damascus – one short verse that explains the Gospel of salvation in Jesus, in Acts 26:18.
Did you know that God is at work? He is working non-stop inside you and me and all us puny mud men humans that He keeps creating.
In times of trouble, of worry and doubt — “Who you going to call?” I call on the name of the Lord Jehovah
Because God is extreme to the nth degree – God requires an extreme type of relationship from us. Once we get born again, we will continue growing deeply, naturally, into further maturity in Christ. The wonder of passing from being “God-damned” to being “marvelously saved by Jesus”. Oh how marvelous this journey!
Growing is what should be happening after we are “born again”, Paul says. The natural response to Christ is to grab hold of the good soil – and flourish. Ephesians 1 is about flourishing, germinating naturally, sprouting strong and stable.
The Bible is like no other book. Have you read it lately? It was put together by God to communicate Himself to us. He did this through prophets separated by hundreds of miles, over the course of hundreds of years. Bible predictions are accurate.
Wow. I want this. I want this inside my insides, streaming from my soul. Excerpt from: Good Fruit The Good Fruit List This is what God produces in us: love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. – […]
Most people believe there is a God. What about you? Who is your god? Is He truly the God of the Universe? Or, have you just sort of ended-up with this made-up creation of yours that you call “my God”? Or maybe you’ve allowed some other people to sort of lure you into their version of god? If I end up following some “god” of my own making – how stupid will that be in the end when I am face to face with the One who is really God?
Romans 8:25-28 Amplified Bible (AMP) 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure. Our Victory in Christ 26 In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer […]
Imagine a personal friend so close he is available instantly. Anytime anywhere he will help you with anything on your mind.
It is the Holy Spirit that begins a new work in us – from the very moment of salvation in Christ. And God promises that He continues that good work in us all the way through to His return. What an amazing mystery, that Almighty God would choose to somehow enter His creation. He does not “lower Himself” nor condescend nor stoop… to do so. It is in His very nature to love us so. God is love and humbleness — in the same breath with His Omnipotence and unequaled Awesomeness.
What does the Bible teach us about the Holy Spirit? (Links take you away to BibleGateway… keeping this window open.) 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 2:5; Revelation 2:7; Revelation 2:11; Revelation 2:17; 1 John 3:9; 1 John 4:2; 1 John 4:3; 1 John 4:6; 1 John 5:1; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Peter 1:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:3; 2 Timothy 1:7; […]
…the chronology of God the Son Of course – God is eternal, and existed, well, since forever. Try wrapping your mind around that truth: timeless forever! The promised Messiah, God’s Son (One of the three-in-one Trinity) was sent to earth by God the Father way back in the year 1, (well, it should have been […]
Counterfeit Christianity is growing. Do you know the Bible well enough to spot a counterfeit church? Are you into one – yourself? The Bible warns of “seducing spirits” within the church “in later times“. It warns about those church leaders who teach and delve into non-biblical practices. Beware of fake charismatic churches and pastors who […]
If in your faith in Christ — you are also needing something more than Jesus, then you are most likely being led astray, taught by a counterfeit charismatic movement leader or a New Age church. These charming charmers, false teachers, “turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons”.
…preparing ourselves to be ready “for every good work”, strong in the faith In our walk as believers, the biblical norm we aspire towards as Christians is an extremely high standard. In fact, it is an impossible norm – unless we are consistently filled with the Holy Spirit. Are you? The only way we can […]
When we accept Christ, the whole universe becomes our family domain! We become a child of Creator God. Our new life, spirit and soul, begins eternal life as the Holy Spirit of God, part of the “three in one” mysterious Triune God, takes up residence in our body.
“…with inexhaustible patience and [faithful] teaching.” You got it? INexhaustible patience? In our relations with other people, and especially those of the faith, the norm we aspire towards as Christians — is totally unreachable without the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us. Quite a high standard! 2 Timothy 4:2 Amplified Bible […]
God is not some far away, distant-from-you, dis-concerned bubble of energy, inside some aura of mist on a mysterious planet far far away in a different galaxy. Star Trek might lead one to believe that! But the Bible says that Creator God created us to walk and talk with us, to commune with us, like He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:8).
A common misconception out there is that, since God created us all – then all of us are his children, “children of God”. Nothing could be further from the truth, actually. The normal human is actually born into a state of separation from God. Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of […]
God created you able to do so much, now that you are born again and created brand new inside (2 Corinthians 5:11-17). Put it on, let it become natural to you… all that His Holy Spirit enables in your new life in Christ… Colossians 3:5-25.
As born-again believers, followers of Christ… we have God Himself in us. The Holy Spirit, God in the form of a Spirit, was promised by Jesus as he left the earth after His resurrection from the dead. What does the Bible say about this? He indwells us at all times. He will never leave us, […]
Sloshed In The Spirit?? – It’s Time To Get Sober -by J. Lee Grady; 29 Oct 2009 SOURCE – http://charismamag.com/index.php/fire-in-my-bones/ Getting “drunk in the Holy Spirit” has been a popular concept in some churches. But is it biblical? A few years ago a traveling charismatic minister from the West coast passed through Florida to conduct […]
NOTE: This article shows how unbiblical much of the charismatic movement is today. We are to discern and examine…. Read what Andrew Strom and others say, and see more at http://www.revivalschool.com. Church leaders participating in these unbiblical experiences are: Bill Johnson, pastor of Bethel Church in Redding; Rick Joyner, founder of MorningStar Ministries in Charlotte, […]