The Holy Spirit

The Bible says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…..”

Once we accepted this love and Gift of God (Jesus Christ) — the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us (John 7:37-38) and takes His place. Thus, the Bible says, our bodies are the temple of the Lord (1 Cor 6:19-20) and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit helps to manifest in the various gifts that God gave to us (1 Cor 12:1-7).

light, sunAbout the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed:

There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service but the same Lord, There are different kinds of working but in all of them and in everyone is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Holt spirit is given for the common good — to one is given a message of wisdom — to another a message of knowledge, faith, healing, miraculous powers, prophecy — distinguishing to another Spirit — speaking in tongues — interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of the same Spirit, and He distributes them to each, just as He determines.

To experience these gifts, we must present our bodies daily, as a living sacrifice, Holy and acceptable to Him.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit are given for the common good of others, i.e. to serve others, therefore, for anyone to have a continuous manifestation of the Holy Spirit he must be available to serve, beginning from the household of faith.

Are you for noble or ignoble purposes?

Daily or weekly church attendance does not make one a Christian — Christians who want to go to heaven must attend church regularly but must also do within their strength (spiritual, physical, mental and financial effort) to the advancement of the Kingdom of God. Remember you receive the Holy Spirit when you get converted into Christianity, so to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4) which culminates with the various gifts in th 1 Corinthians 12 you must :

1) Have faith that God is willing and able to give His Holy Spirit to you.
2) Earnestly desire these gifts or a specific gift.
3) Pray fervently (James 5:16)

Finally having received the Holy Spirit and HIS gifts, read  1Cor: 13 thoroughly and this will help to appropriate the gifts of the Holy Spirit in you.

Prayer; Lord help me to daily activate Your Holy Spirit to be strengthened in my inner man so that it will activate the gifting of the Holy Spirit you have given for the enhancement of the Kingdom of God within me. Holy Spirit thank you for teaching me your ways in Jesus name.

CFT

Cast Away Your Garment

Apostle PrayingBartimaeus cried out to Jesus for healing (from blindness). As soon as Jesus sent for him, the bible tells us he casted away his garment, rose up and came to Jesus! His garment must have been some type of hindrance that prevented him from getting to Jesus as fast as he wanted to. He therefore threw it away, rose and came to Jesus!

As children of God we have all been called in one way or another:

We have been called into the ministry of intercession (1 Tim. 2:1).
We have been called into the ministry of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18).
We have been called to be witnesses to God through the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).

Friends, we need to cast away any and every hindrance. We are told in the following scripture to lay aside every sin that so easily besets us: Hebrews 12:1 – “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

The fact of the matter is that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. We are the “bible” that some people read! Don’t let your life be the one that will so disgust people that they turn away from God. Set a good example and lay aside that sin that so easily besets. We are also told in the book of Matthew that we should cut off WHATEVER makes us sin:  Matthew 5:30 – “And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.”

Prayer: Father and Lord, help me uproot every tree that you have not planted in my life, make me a worthy book to be read by all.

CFT

Consider deeply the truth of God’s Word

We live our lives according to what our perception of what is true that is according to what we think is real. But if our perceptios are false and we fail to consider deeply the truth of God’s Word. We will be easily led astray by Satan’s counterfeits. Philippians 4:7 says that the peace of God guides our minds. God protects us this way as wrong thoughts are a breeding ground for Satan’s lies. As there is no truth in him. John 8:44

We are not immune to the Devil’s schemes Ephesians 6:11 in fact we must constantly be on our guard lest we are deceived just as Eve was by the serpent’s cunning and be led astray – 2 Cor 11:3.
Let the “Mind of Christ” be your greatest goal this year.

Prayer: Holy Spirit I surrender to Your leadership and tutelage this year. Direct me in all my aspirations and decisions, help me into all truths about my life this year in Jesus name.

Have a lovely day.