But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
Thank God for Jesus! The Bible says in Him we have our riddance (redemption) through his blood, even the forgiveness of Sins (Colossians 1:14). This is so powerful! Because of Jesus, all your sins are remitted (Completely removed)-past, present and future.
No wonder we’re called His justified ones. We’re not “ordinary sinners saved by grace.” You are not a “wretch”; like they sing, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a ‘Wretch’ like me…. Even the sinners isn’t a wretch. Jesus didn’t die for a wretch. You’re somebody special.
Your value is in the blood of the Son of God. That blood, the Bible says, cleanses you from all sins- All unrighteousness, Notice the present progressive tense, “cleanses,” which means it happens as often as you require it.
We live in an unclean world with so much unrighteousness around us. Sometimes these impurities rub off on us. But thanks be unto God! The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses you from ALL unrighteousness; its automatic. Hallelujah! Thats what we read in our opening verse.
It didn’t say you’ll be cleansed after you pray for the forgiveness of your sins, neither did it say, “The blood is going to cleanses you from sin”; no! Its not futuristic; its a continuous automatic process: His blood CLEANSES you each time the need arises! This is perfectly legal before God.
No wonder He calls us holy, unblameable and unreproveable in His sight (Colossians 1:22). Then, in 1 Corinthians 6:11, He says you’re washed, sanctified and justified, in the Name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Blessed be God!
Get to know, understand, and consciously walk in the light of God’s Word, in the light of your righteousness, and you’ll not have to worry about sin, because your nature in Christ isn’t subject to sin.
Blessed be the Lord, who according to His mercy, saved me and has justified me by His grace to be an heir of eternal life. I enjoy my blessed life in Christ, walking in righteousness, justified from all things from which I couldn’t be justified by the Law of Moses. My life is the Glory of God. Hallelujah!
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts (Haggai 2:9)
In Acts 4, we read that the saints of the early church, in a time of intense persecution, prayed to the Lord. They said, “…grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, by stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus” (Acts 4:29-30).
Few chapters after that, Peter went into the house of Cornelius the Roman centurion and the Bible says, “While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word” (Acts 10:44) Remarkable indeed!
The word “fell” is translated from the Greek “epipipto”, which means to embrace with affection, to fall like rain or fall upon someone in an embrace. As Peter spoke those gracious words of salvation, the Holy Ghost embraced everyone in Cornelius’ household, and they were all recreated and filled with the Spirit. Hallelujah!
Such experience ought to be commonplace through the Church of Jesus Christ. In these last days, the Spirit of God is moving on His children to preach and teach His word with power, with miracles, signs and wonders. God’s people around the world are going to be amazed at the move of the Spirit in their lives at a degree they’ve never seen before.
Become conscious of this as you go preaching the Word everywhere. While you’re yet speaking and preaching in the offices, in the shops, in the streets, schools and shopping malls, the Holy Ghost will fall on your hearers and they’ll be filled with the Spirit.
Get yourself immersed in Him everyday. Before you go out, get filled with the Spirit. Soak your spirit more in the Holy Spirit through fellowship. Pray and fast often. God’s power to save, heal, deliver and bless is in the Gospel, which has been committed to your trust to share with others by the power of God’s Spirit. And this is the time!
Oh Lord God, there’s none like you; You’re greater than all, and all the nations belong to you. The heavens shout your praise and your Name is exalted forevermore. As your children go about preaching the Gospel everywhere, you confirm their words with signs following, resulting in massive harvests of souls into the kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified (Hebrews 10:12-14).
Blessed be God! The Lord offered the one Supreme sacrifice for sin for all time. And by His one sacrifice, He perfected us forever! He made us perfect, holy and complete for all time. How glorious this is!
This isn’t something we qualified for or achieved by ourselves; Jesus did it for us. He perfected us in righteousness and holiness of truth. Thats what Paul refers to when He said in Ephesians 4:24 that you should put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Never see yourself an unrighteous and imperfect. Christ is your perfection. You’re perfect, because the One who gave birth to you is perfect. Hebrews 2:11 declares, “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one…” You’re like Him. 1 John 4:17 says, “…as he is, so are we in this world….”
Colossians 2:10 says, “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” The word “complete” also means perfected; You’re perfected in him. Some have asked, “Doesn’t Ephesians 4:12 talk about “the perfecting of saints”, meaning that we’re not yet perfect? No; that verse refers to the maturing or maturity of the saints; it means equipping or training the saints for the workof the ministry.
Its like when a child is born; that child is perfectly as human as the parents are. But the child needs to be trained and equipped with information, education and strength to live a fully functional human life. That’s what the Apostle Paul meant by “perfecting of the saints.”
Already, you are, and have, the righteousness of God. But as you receive the Word of God into your spirit, you’re being trained in the life of righteousness; you become more skilled in the doctrine, understanding and appreciation of your righteousness in Christ.
I’m the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, and in union with Him; I’m reigning in life. What blessedness to be the expression of His righteousness, to the glory of His Name! Blessed be God!
“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that that filleth all in all” (Ephesians 1:22-23).
Have you ever thought about the fact that the church is the fullness of Christ? we’re the completion of Christ; He’s the head and we are the body. we’re the fullness of Him that fills everything.
John 1:16 says, “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.” we’ve received of His fullness. When you received the Holy Spirit, you received ALL of Him. Your humanity was supplanted by the life and nature of God. Today, you’re God’s living tabernacle; you’re immersed in Him and He in you, Hallelujah!
You’ve received in all fullness everything that’s of the deity of Christ Jesus. All of His power, glory, dominion, strength and wisdom; everything He is, owns and represents- you have received! Imagine if you’ve lived all your life with this consciousness?
Remember the words of Jesus in John 10:10, “I came that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
You didn’t need more life from God when you were born again; all that He’s got, you have received. you’ve received of His ability, wisdom, knowledge, glory and dominion.
No wonder John tells us in 1 John 4:17, “… As He is, so are we in this world…” if we had less life than He does, we wouldn’t be described as “the fullness of Him” (Ephesians 1:23). Each one of us is filled in Him, and with Him. You’re replete with God. This was God’s plan from the foundation of the world: for us to be and have his fullness; and He accomplished it in Christ Jesus, and by sending the Holy Spirit to live in us.
I’m full of God; His glory is in me and expressed through me. i’m the reflection of the grace, wisdom, and righteousness of God. I’ve received of His fullness; therefore, my life is a continuous manifestation of Christ and the supernatural! Hallelujah!
But grow in Grace, and in Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the Glory both now and forever. Amen – 2 Peter 3:18
In 1 Peter 2:2, Peter writes to Jewish Christaian pilgrims in certain cities, and he says to them, “As new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” The word “babes” there is “brephos” (Greek) and it refers to infants, children. Peter was writing to infant churches and young Christians; they had recently given their hearts.
But then, there is another group of Christians described in 1 Corinthians 3. The Apostle Paul called them ‘Babe in Christ’. He said, “And I, brethren, could not speak unto as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ (1 Corinthians 3:1)
The word ‘babes in this case in the Greek “nepios”. it means one who can’t talk right. He maybe twenty years old, but He’s not able to communicate correctly. He’s unskilled, untrained, not mentally coordinated, in spite of his age. So, when its applied spiritually, its dealing with someone who is a spiritual babe, one that’s not cultured, even though he’s been a christian for many years. Such people can neither grasp spiritual communication or communicate spiritual truths. Paul berated them saying, “i have fed you with milk, and not with meat…” (1 Corinthians 3:2). “Milk” refers to the elementary doctrines of Christ. One who’s a spiritual babe will pray and cry to God to bless him, if he were spiritually mature, he’d have known that God already blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:3). He hasn’t grown to understand the mystery of Christ, that the day he was born into Christ, he became an heir of all blessings of God in Christ Jesus.
Grow in the things of God. Press on for more knowledge, for more understanding, Keep learning the Word, with an unquenchable desire to know the Lord more and have His glory revealed in your life.
Our God is great, and greatly to be praised. there’s no end to the awesomeness of His Majesty. As i keep learning His Word, His glory is revealed in my life; i’m constantly transfigured and renewed more and more in knowledge into His image. Blessed be God!
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of Grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ (Roman 5:17)”
In Ephesians 2:6-7, the Bible says we’ve been raised up together, and made to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus; so that in the ages to come, God might show the exceeding riches of His Grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. The underlined portion actually means “ages following”; the ages following the sitting of Christ.
After the resurrection of Christ, He ascended to Heaven, sat on the throne, and a new age began. Now, we’re seated with Him. God enthroned us with Christ in the heavenly realms. So, the scripture is telling us that He wants to demonstrate the exceeding riches of His Grace to the Church in the successive ages following the enthronement; that’s now! its not in the future; its not during during the millennium or after the millennium; its now!
Another important word to note in Ephesians 2:6-7 is “through”, in the phrase, “through Christ”. its translated from “en” (Greek), and it means “in”. We operate in the earth in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:21 says, “Unto him be Glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” its all happening here with us-the Church-not in heaven.
This is why we can’t fail. We’ve go to do everything He’s called us to do in this time. if we don’t recognise this reality, we wont be able to take advantage of it. and suddenly, we’ll be in the millennium. At the Millennium, we’ll reign with Christ, but now, we reign through Him. This is the time of the church. if you don’t reign in Christ now, when are you going to fulfil it?
Use the authority He has given you to dominate your world. This is your time! You’ve been enthroned to reign. You were born to exercise dominion over Satan and the circumstances of Life! Whatever comes against you in Life, take charge and reign over it through your Faith declarations in the Power of the Spirit. Praise God!
Through the ministry of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, I’m trained in the way and life of righteousness, and equipped for greatness. I’ve received grace to reign over circumstances and walk in dominion over and above Satan and the elements of this world. I’m in charge, for i’m enthroned with Christ in the place of power and dominion. Hallelujah!
Hello everyone, welcome to another beautiful Sunday Morning/Afternoon/Evening depending on where you may be reading from. We bring you greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Today, we would be discussing on the importance of seeking after God’s perfection. As we all understand, we serve a Holy God, and as His children, it is expected of us to be direct reflections of the Holiness and Perfection of God.
Matthew 5:48 says:
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.
It takes a loving father to give instructions and guidelines to his children. God demands absolute obedience to His instructions from all His children. There is always something to gain from God for obeying Him. This is because every instruction He gives has a promise attached to it.
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. And i will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.” (Genesis 17:1-2)
One thing God desires from all His children is perfection. To be perfect means a state of being in complete conformity to God’s words. It denotes a state of being faultless, blameless or spotless and a state of being excellent (Daniel 6:3)
Some people argue against perfection; they say all men are sinners and would therefore sin daily. This is not scriptural. God’s standard for everyone who is born-again is perfection. His standard of Holiness and Perfection remains the same. It was not higher under the Abrahamic covenant than it is under the New covenant. If God could help Abraham to be perfect, could He not help believers today to be the same? Are you a believer in Christ? then ask for the grace to be perfect.
Holiness is the nature of God according to 1 Peter 1:15-16. Holiness is His heartbeat, and His desire is that we be like Him in holiness. There are various steps to climb in our quest to attain the kind of righteous living and perfection God requires from us.
The first step leading towards God’s perfection is our Ability to be willing and Obedient. You must be willing and obedient to God’s word (Isaiah 1:19). The sad truth today is that society and pop-culture has done a great job in actually making us believe that it is simply impossible to live truthfully and in obedience to God’s laws and teachings, but as Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 12:2, we have to try as much as possible not to conform to the patterns and customs of this world but attain transformation by the renewing of our minds. The only way our minds can be completely renewed is by taking total heed to the Word of God.
The second step to take in our quest for God’s perfection is by walking before and with God (Genesis 17:1). The bible is filled with various Heroes of Faith, Men and Women who walked with God and trusted Him wholeheartedly. The fact that we still read about them in this age and time is enough evidence of God’s faithfulness to those who would diligently walk with Him towards their divine purpose and assignment. Be in the place where God can direct you. Be mindful to Study His word and obey it (Joshua 1:8). In addition, you must fellowship with Him and abide in His Presence always (Psalm 91:1-2)
Genuine repentance is an indispensable condition for perfection. whoever wants to be perfect must first and foremost repent from sin and be saved (John 3:17). He or she must also live a holy life by abstaining from all appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22). As you go into your day, you should seek for perfection in your walk with God and decide to obey God’s word absolutely. What God requires of you on a daily basis is perfect obedience to His will. you should therefore, stand perfect and complete in all His will.
It is our prayer that God continues to lead us through the path He had predetermined for us to take in order to achieve His righteousness. Some of you may be wandering what that path is and how you can find it. Well, we are here to let you know the path is not a “What”, but a “Who” and His name is Jesus Christ, the One and Only Son of the Living God. He is the path to God’s perfection. No human can see the face of God without being led by Jesus. and the beautiful thing about Jesus is that He is very present when you need Him. He wants to meet you, and build a relationship with you. There is no sin or mistake you may have made or currently making that is greater than His Love for you. The Question is, would you give Him a chance today? Are you bold enough to forsake your sins and accept His Love?
If you are ready to receive all God has in store for you through His son Jesus, we’d love you to say this word of prayer with all of your heart.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I need you, i am humbly calling out to you, i am tired of doing things my way, Help me to start doing things your way. I invite you into my life to be MY LORD AND SAVIOR, fill the emptiness in me with your Holy Spirit and make me whole.
Lord, help me trust you, help me love you, help me live for you. Help me understand your grace, your mercy and your peace. Thank you my Lord,
Beloved, i pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers (3 John 2)
I failed again, no matter how much I try to live right, no matter how much I try to live for you, this same sin… this very reproach just wouldn’t let me go.
I feel so ashamed Lord! I let you down over and over again; I am such a huge disappointment to you.
I try to do my best, I do! I give my all into attaining the righteousness you truly desire from me, but I still end up slipping.
I let you down Lord, and I also let myself down…. Down this path I know I shouldn’t be walking through, darkness seems to overwhelm my soul. Slowly, but certainly I feel myself departing from the light; departing from your presence.
Your presence Lord! My place of comfort, my place of rest….. How I miss you so much Lord! Take me back to how it used to be, to where it should be.
Create in me a clean heart oh Lord, and renew a right Spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me by your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways and sinners shall be converted to you.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
There is nothing you’d ever do that would catch me by surprise.
Child, I love you! My love for you has never been subject to your actions. Before the foundation of the earth was put in place, I had died for you. This is an eternal love!
I need you understand how valuable and precious you are to me. I need you to trust me enough to know that I want the best for you. To believe that no eyes have seen, no ears have heard and no mind has imagined what I have in store for you.
I also want you to be aware that there is a very real devil who prowls around like a lion, seeking an unsuspecting soul to devour. I need you to always resist his temptations and he would surely flee from you.
Remember, you are of God and greater is He who lives in you than that devil who seeks to hurt you.
I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy and you can crush the heads of snakes and scorpions without being hurt by any means.
Remember, I Am with you; I would never leave you, neither would I forsake you. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; even the rivers would not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flames scorch you.
Arise my child, welcome back home! All of heaven is rejoicing over you. You were lost, now you have been found. You were dead, but now you are back to life.
“When he finally came to his senses, he said to himself, “At home even the hired servants have enough food to spare, and here I am dying of hunger!
I will go home to my father and say “father” I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son, please take me on as a hired servant.
So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son embraced him, and kissed him.”
- Luke 15: 17-20
“I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – nor even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- Romans 8: 38-39
No matter how far away you feel you are from God, it’s never too late to turn back to Him. He is waiting for you with His arms wide stretched open.
You Are Forgiven!
Samuel C. Marshall
I found an ant on my bed trying to find its way home. So I put the ant on my palm and began watching what actions the ant would take.
The ant, being aware of the fact that something or in this case, someone had moved it to a different location, was still focused on its primary objective; which was finding its way home!
So the ant began to climb to the top of my palm, trying to find a way out. But whenever it gets closer to the top of my palm, I would add my second palm to double the height thereby frustrating that little ant.
But this ant still kept on climbing, still pushing forward, still fighting no matter how many times I increased the distance by adding another palm, It just wouldn’t give up its quest of getting home. I guess its desire to get home was far stronger than the challenges it faced to get there.
This taught me a very beautiful lesson; it thought me about the power of Focus. In life, we all have a destination, a dream, a purpose or something we need and desire to accomplish. I don’t think I’ve ever come across someone without a goal, be it academic, finances, health, family, social, religious, political or environmental. Even the desire to just do nothing or sleep all day is an actual goal.
From my little experience doing life, I have come to understand that there is no goal that’s worthwhile without facing oppositions or challenges. A minister once said “if you have a dream, life would often test it in order to check its authenticity”.
Moses had a goal to lead the Israelites to the promise land, but guess what, he had a pharaoh to defeat, a red sea to cross and even Israelites to ‘baby sit’
Joseph had a dream of being a great leader someday. But before that could happen, there were his envious brothers, Potiphar’s lustful wife and a whole prison term to go through.
David was anointed to be Israel’s next king but guess what; He had a lion, a bear, a Goliath and even a King Saul to overcome before getting to the promised destination.
So whatever the dream you are chasing may be, or the ones you have buried within you, I want you to know that they are very valid.
You may be going through various obstacles to your vision but as long as the Sun Rises and sets every day, there is hope. The challenges are not meant to consume you, but actually to construct you into the person God had designed you to be.
The bible says:
“…For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.”- Ephesians 2:10
That vision or dream buried in your heart came from God himself and He knows why He gave you that dream and sent you at this very time and moment in history. But you have to trust His plans for you and believe in your own spirit.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord, “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”- Jeremiah 29:11
I didn’t make those words up; God Himself spoke those very words to His children. His words are eternal, Spirit and Life, so it covers every generation, ethnicity, race and tongue.
Never give up!
Even that ant understood that giving up on a mission wasn’t an option. As long as it was alive, it kept going until it reached its destination
Guess what happened afterwards, when I realized how persistent and committed that ant was towards its mission, I gave up frustrating it and actually helped it find its way back to where it came from.
When life sees that you are unyielding, it actually turns and helps you reach your destination.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” – Romans 8:28
Now, it’s time to go out there, and show the world what you have inside. It’s time to activate and manifest your greatness. You can do it!
We wish you an awesome start to the week.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:9
At age seventeen, I stumbled on a book titled “He Touched Me”. A remarkable story about Pastor Benny Hinn, who is a renowned world Evangelist and It revealed how much could happen when one person completely submits and become totally yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
I grew up in a Christian household, so I thought I knew all there was to know when it came to church and Christianity. But boy was I so wrong! After reading the autobiography, I felt so sober with the realization that I had been living a life of complete ignorance to who God is.
God doesn’t and has never cared about the term “Religion”, all he cares about is You! Yes You! He wants to be in an active relationship with you. That was why He sent His Spirit to us here on earth, so we could be of one Spirit with Him.
Who is the Holy Spirit?
The simplest answer to this question is that the Holy Spirit is Indeed God Himself. God is one, but has three personalities, Father, Son and Spirit. In the Old Testament, God came to us when He saved Israel from captivity, then He dwelt with us as the person of our Lord Jesus, and now during these times, He wants to live in us through the person of the Holy Spirit.
Today, we would be discussing the nature of the Holy Spirit. I’d like to share some of my knowledge of who He is, which could be helpful in order for you to understand Him better.
- The Holy Spirit is very Sensitive:
As earlier stated, The Holy Spirit is the very Spirit of God Himself so in other words; He is the Spirit of Purity and Righteousness. God gave us a command to live and lead a life of holiness if we identified with Him, because He is Holy (1 Peter 1:16).
By human standards, it is almost impossible to live according to God’s standards (Matthew 19:25). So God’s Spirit is needed in us to do that which ordinarily our flesh cannot do.
“… This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6)
The Holy Spirit is also very sensitive to sin and He grieves when Children of God continually engage in various sinful practices.
The Bible says:
“Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of Redemption.” (Ephesians 4:30)
The Bible also warns that it is a very terrible thing to insult or blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is a huge sin in the sight of God. It is one regarded as an “eternal sin”
“So I tell you, every sin and blasphemy can be forgiven- except blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which will never be forgiven” (Matthew 12:31)
We live in a time where different opinions are given about the church. And most times, some of the words spoken against the church are borne out of ignorance.
In Matthew 12:32, Jesus gives a warning on how we speak about his church that is currently being run by the Holy Spirit;
“Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come. (Matthew 12:32)”
- The Holy Spirit is the Power of God who sets you free from Sin and Death:
Did you know the Holy Spirit is the power of the Gospel? (Romans 1:16). Now, some of you may ask, “I’ve heard the word “gospel” all the time, but what exactly is the Gospel?”
The Gospel is simply the testimony about Jesus. It testifies of His coming, His death, Resurrection and ascension to a place of honour in Heaven. It also testifies that only Jesus has the power to save, heal and deliver.
The Gospel is Jesus Himself! And only the Holy Spirit has the power to reveal Jesus to those who honestly seek to know Him.
“Because you belong to Him, the Power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death”. (Romans 8:2)
- The Holy Spirit Gives you a Spiritual Re-birth:
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The book of John tells the story of a man named Nicodemus, a Jewish religious leader who was a Pharisee. After dark one evening, he came to speak with Jesus. “Rabbi” he said, we all know that God has sent you to teach us. Your miraculous signs are evidence that God is with you.
Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.”
What do you mean? Exclaimed Nicodemus
“How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”
Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. Humans can reproduce only human life, so don’t be surprised when I say you must be born again. The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it goes, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit. (John 3:1-8)
Only the Holy Spirit has the power to recreate you from the inside-out.
- The Holy Spirit wants to have a relationship with you:
“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends. (Revelation 3:20)
Only if you knew how much you are loved by the Lord. While we were all sinners, He gave Himself for us, so we could be reconciled back unto Him and have the relationship with us He’s been craving for.
Most of us are currently doing life still carrying burdens only He can lift. Jesus is the only one who can fill the emptiness you feel inside.
Has anyone ever told you your sins are forgiven? Yes! Every single one of them, no matter how numerous or filthy they may have been. You are not alone!
The bible says
“For all have sinned and fallen short of God’s Glorious standards. Yet God, in His Grace, freely makes us right in His sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when He freed us from the penalty for our sins.” (Romans 3:23-24)
Every form of sin results in death; this is living an eternity away from the presence of God. The bible calls it a place of outer darkness where there would be so much torment, weeping and gnashing of teeth. Man had already sinned and was destined for hell, until grace found and rescued us.
The bible says: “for God so loved the world, that he gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
No matter what anyone may have made you believe, I want you to know that everyone is loved by God and everyone can be saved as long as you call upon Him with all sincerity and humility.
“Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Roman 10:13)
Thanks again for taking the time to read through. Remember to leave a comment or share a personal knowledge of who the Holy Spirit is to you. I wish you an awesome week ahead. God bless
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:” (Acts 2:17)