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

Upholding Your Faith

“There is a great difference between belief, the Faith we say we have and the action Faith we really have.”

The measure of our faith is not in our “Talk” but in our “Walk”. It is more in what we do and not based upon what we say. We need to live faith and not just talk about it. The actions we partake in shows whether we believe in God who we pray to and verify His existence. He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek HIM.
“Abraham was called the father of faith, by what name are you called or known?”

James said “show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works” (James 2:18) – Are you taking action that is in conjunction with you faith? Your faith is only as good as the object in which your faith is placed.

Where you spend your free time, your talent, your treasure and your thoughts will inadvertently determine your faith. Acts 4:12 says “Nor is there solution in any other, for there is no other name under heaven…..by which we must be saved.”

Prayer: Father help me to completely rely, believe and trust in Your sovereign guidance and direction. Help my belief in the fact that You have given Your rod and staff to comfort me wherever I am in Jesus name.

CFT