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Baptized With The Holy Spirit

Mark 1:8

“I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Jesus desires for us to be more than just born again, it is His desire that we be immersed in the presence of God. If we will ask Him in faith, it is He who will baptize (immerse) us in the Holy Spirit. In Acts 1:8 Jesus told His disciples that they would receive power (be empowered) after the Holy Spirit came upon them and they would be able to go and do the works Jesus did. Acts 10:38 declares Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power, and He went about doing good and healing those oppressed of the devil.

There is more than a born again experience for the believer. When you are born again, your spirit is made new and the Holy Spirit comes into your spirit. But when you are baptized in the Holy Spirit you yield yourself unto the presence of God within you and He comes upon you to empower you to set people free following in Jesus’ example. Jesus Himself said in John 14:12 that the works He did we can do also.

This is a missing element in many believers lives. There are many churches that do not teach the “Full Gospel”, for being baptized in the Holy Spirit is a part of the good news available to every believer. If you have not been baptized in the Holy Spirit find a church that believes in all Jesus taught and learn how to receive this power for your life through the Holy Spirit who lives in everyone who is born again. You will be glad you did.

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Posted by on December 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Love For Jesus

Acts 20:24

24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

A golden rule to finishing your race, not abandoning your walk with Christ, and never turning from the ways of the Lord; you must learn not allow things to move you. To many believers are moved away from church, the Bible, a godly confession, Christian fellowship, godly leadership, and fellowship with God because of things that happen in their life. Notice in this verse how we avoid allowing such things to affect us. We are not to count our lives dear to ourselves. Translation, stop living for you.

As a believer in Christ we were bought at a price and we belong to God, therefore we should live for Him. When you live for God you can’t get your feelings hurt, nor allow what happens around you to take control of how you live, for you are following after Christ. This is how you live a joy filled life for you stop focusing on the things of the world which do not bring true joy but only fleeting happiness.

But the joy of the Lord is a powerful and constant strength to your life. When you live for God and He is why you get up everyday life takes on a whole new view. One filled with the goodness and the glory of our God. Keep your focus on the Creator and not on the creation and you will no longer be tossed around by the challenges of life but instead overcome them by not being moved.

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Posted by on December 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

We Have Been Saved

Matthew 18:11

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”

Once you come to know Jesus you are no longer lost, you have been saved. The word saved is defined as: to rescue from danger or destruction, to save one from disease, to make well, to heal, restore to health, and to deliver from the Messianic judgement. If you know Jesus you are no longer lost, you have been saved. You are not going to be you already are.

To walk in the reality of all Christ has done for us you must believe in your heart that it is already so, for faith does not see what Christ has done for us as a promise to come, but a present day reality, for faith is present tense (now faith is). It is no different then salvation for the sinner. God has already done what is needed for one to be born again. They must simply receive by faith what He has already done, and so it is with all we have in Christ.

We need to see what He has done as a completed work, believing in our hearts we have what He has said. We must agree with God’s Word, declaring what His Word says, and we must act upon His Word. When you do then you will walk in what is already yours for you have been saved!

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Posted by on December 9, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

How To Obtain His Rest

Matthew 11:28-29

28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

In the book of Hebrews we are told the children of Israel did not enter into the rest God had for them because they did not obey what God told them to do. The Bible calls that unbelief. Unbelief is when we hear what God’s Word says, but we choose not to do it. We instead choose to live life our own way. In doing so we are not taking His yoke upon us and learning from Him, and therefore we are going to be heavy laden in life as we are living life our own way.

But when we come to Jesus and get born again, and then come to the Word of God which is coming to Jesus for He is the Word that became flesh, and learn of His ways and do them, we find rest for our souls. Our soul (our mind) needs to be renewed. Don’t be like the children of Israel who through unbelief did not obey God’s Word but instead continued to do things their own way, rejecting what God has told them.

Unbelief is based on theory or the ways of man, but faith is based on the facts of God’s Word. Walk by faith choosing to come to the Word of God not questioning what He tells us do, but just doing what it He says. When we do so then we will walk in His rest as we see our faith in God work for us, for when you walk by faith and not by sight you are resting in God.

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Posted by on December 8, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not Worry

Luke 12:22-23

22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.

23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

The most devastating sin is worry. When Jesus said, “Do not worry” that means to worry is a sin. That which is not of faith is sin and when we worry we are not walking by faith we are walking by sight. There are three key things you can do to overcome worry. One: Get your focus on the kingdom of God and off of the world. You will find reading further in Luke 12 worry is a result of not seeking the kingdom of God, but instead seeking the things of this world. Jesus said when you become focused on God’s kingdom, all the things you have need of will be added unto you.

Two: Cast all your care upon God. We are told to cast all our cares once and for all upon God (1 Peter 5:7). God did not create us to be burdened with the cares of life and that is why He said to cast them upon Him. When you allow cares of life to rule your thoughts you become a pack mule for the devil. You can learn to release the cares of life to God. It takes practice but it can be done.

Three: Choose to meditate on God’s Word, the good report. Philippians 4:8 tells us to meditate on God’s good report found in His Word, instead of dwelling on all that is bad in life and in the world. Realize this, living a life of worry Jesus said will not add anything to your life and in fact doctors will tell you it is the most detrimental thing to your health. Every believer in Christ can live a worry free life for if it was not so Jesus would not have told us not to worry.

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Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

He Still Heals

Matthew 8:17

This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah, who said, “He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.”

Jesus at Calvary carried away for us all sickness and disease. The prophecy of Isaiah 53:4 has been fulfilled. All we have to do is receive by faith in our hearts what He has already done for us. Healing comes from the Spirit of God and it manifests in the physical body. Healing is a part of the salvation package purchased for us, for by the stripes He bore in His body we are healed.

These truths in scripture reveal clearly that it is God’s will to heal us. Jesus Himself was anointed by God and went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Many often question if it is God’s will to heal them, but Jesus proved it is His will for us to be healed for no one who came to Jesus in faith for healing was ever turned away.

Jesus healed everyone who came to Him in faith and so it is today for those who come to Him in faith, believing they receive their healing as they pray for He has not changed. Take the scriptures that reveal healing in the Bible and meditate on them until they become real to you. When they do you can release your faith to receive what is a promise of God for you.

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Posted by on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Abide In His Love

John 15:9

I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].

The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we got born again. To walk in His love is a choice we make. The love of God is not a feeling, but a spiritual fruit that will change one’s feelings. The God-kind of love is not interested in what I can get, but what I can give. Love is seen in what you do, not how you feel about someone. Scripture teaches us that faith works through love.

It is our faith in God and what He has said in His Word that causes His power to flow in and through our lives. In the natural you can have electricity (power) that will work for you to help you accomplish many things, but without the wire that electricity flows through you cannot harness that power and make use of it in your everyday life.

Love is like the wire that the power of God flows through. Faith releases that power but without love you cannot harness that power to see it work in your life. So if you want your faith to work for you choose to walk in love, treating others as you would have them treat you, and your faith in God’s Word will accomplish great things in your life.

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Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized