~ Cleansing us from sin is the business of the HOLY SPIRIT! ~

 

 

~ Cleansing us from sin is the business of the HOLY SPIRIT ~

 

SALVATION is beautiful. However, as believers none of us are exempt from sin.  We are all “SAVED” by GOD’S GRACE.  But what makes us different is we as believers have been given the gift of God’s precious HOLY SPIRIT that dwells within us. We are to ask God to fill us whenever necessary.  Yes indeed, it is through the power of His precious Holy Spirit we can see and experience Miraculous, Healings & Miracles!

 

 

Our body is a Temple where His Holy Spirit, His Comforter resides.  His Spirit is the keeper and restorer of our souls.  And the Holy Spirit has cleansing power and is able to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. “I  AM THE TRUE VINE, AND MY FATHER IS THE HUSBAND MAN.  EVERY BRANCH IN ME that beareth not fruit He taketh away. AND EVERY BRANCH THAT BEARETH FRUIT, HE PURGETH IT, THAT IT MAY BRING FORTH MORE FRUIT.    NOW YE ARE CLEAN THROUGH THE WORD WHICH I  HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU.  ABIDE IN ME, AND I IN YOU…” JOHN 15

 

 

Christ Jesus has imputed His righteousness to us. Come what may we can rest assured absolutely no one or nothing can ever pluck us out of God’s hands.  In the Lord we can be confident! There is genuine grace, joy, peace, security & significance in the Lord. For this we can be eternally thankful.  It is important to always make God our top priority.   For He can keep us on the Narrow Path.  For this is the road less traveled.  There is much going on in the world today that is not of God, this is true both inside and about His Church as well. Many times, the traditions, ways and customs of man take precedent over the WORD of GOD. This should not be. Know God and His Word for yourself. This way you will not be tossed about by every wind and doctrine of man. “So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunningness, by craftiness in deceitful schemes…”  Ephesians 4

 

“Be still & KNOW” God will always show us what is going on and happening around us. Make sure you set aside some time with the Lord in His Word and allow Him to direct your path. Take some time away from all the noise going on in this world.  This way you will be able to better hear, see, detect and discern the things that are not of God. Always allow Him to direct your path. God knows even before we were in our mother’s womb what His plans are for our lives. See Him above all others.  For, it is through the power of His precious Holy Spirit we can see and experience a multiplicity of marvelous Miraculous, Healings & Miracles!

 

Yes Lord! Know GOD and HIS WORD for yourself!

 

We are to be in the world but not of the world.”

 

 

And be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”   Romans 12

 

GOD ALWAYS KNOWS HIS OWN!

 

We as believers are to learn to sin less as we daily “Walk in the Light.”  God’s Word is more than able. “Thy WORD is a Lamp unto my feet and a Light unto my path. I Have sworn, and I will keep thy righteous judgments.”  Psalm 119 We are without excuse.  For God is always willing and ready to help us in any and every situation.  Therefore, we should always be willing readily to REPENT whenever we realize that we have sinned.  For sin keeps us separated from God. This is true if it is by commission or omission.  Staying connected to God is an admirable attainable goal. Commit to embrace God’s Word daily!  For “God is Love!”  He allows His love to flourish within our lives.  Yet also allow Him to teach you how to “Guard your heart!”  Having God within our lives truly makes or can make all the difference in the world.  It is your choice.  God’s Word is the necessary essential spiritual food for our mind, body and souls. We are to actually embrace, implement and daily “live out loud” His Word as His people!

 

 

“Draw nigh to GOD and HE will draw nigh to you!” 

 

 

We, God’s people from all over the world who have truly accepted Christ Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior make up God’s true Universal Church.   There are many great places of worship throughout the world where we can gather together and worship, thank, glorify and praise God.   But never worship the building, multiplicity of activities, services or the people more than Almighty God Himself.  God knows whenever our worship is sincere. God always deserves the preeminence.  Make your worship personal.  For worship makes us even more aware of who God is. Worship is a time to recognize GOD for who HE is, and what HE means to us. To thank and praise His Holy name.  A sacred time to adore, elevate and focus upon giving respect and reverence HIM!!! 

 

 

God has only (1) one CHURCH. We should always honor God and “Worship Him in Spirit and in TRUTH!”  Know that God is forever omnipresent. Therefore, we can call upon our Lord and Savior Jesus to help us at anytime and anywhere 24/7/365 days year after year.  God is our Almighty Sovereign God, and He is omnipresent.  “What a mighty GOD we serve!” We know not the hour or the day?  However, we are to daily live as though we are expecting Christ Jesus to return at any time. Get your house in order!  For Christ Jesus is coming back for His Church without spot or wrinkle. “BE GOD’S CHURCH EVERYDAY & EVERYWHERE!”

 

 

We are not to demand GOD to do whatever we want.

 

We can pray (talk to GOD) wherever we are 24/7.  Keep in mind His Holy Spirit can keep and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Therefore, we should always approach God in a respectful manner.  We have even been given a sample prayer as to how we should honor Him. Such as: “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done or earth as it is in Heaven…”  For God is not a man nor is he like a genie. Yes Lord, as Almighty Sovereign God, we should always reverence Him.  God is real and He knows without a doubt when we are real. We are to daily exalt God! 

 

Our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus actually spoke everything into existence.  He is the living Word of GOD!  (Colossians 3) You can also discover more about this all throughout the Bible. Each day is an opportunity to build an ongoing, personal intimate, up close transparent relationship with Him. In Him you can discover everything that you will ever need for life, living and eternal life! 

 

Abba Father God already knows what we are going to say or whatever we all are thinking. Therefore, we do not simply demand Him to do whatever we ask. But as men, women and children of God we are to share, preach, teach, proclaim and daily live out loud His Word.   He is our Creator & Maker. He answers all of our prayers according to His Divine and Holy Will!  For He always knows what is best!

 

Know who you are in GOD without doubt. The “CALL” of God is irrevocable.  Know this; “HE DID NOT MAKE IT A CONFERENCE CALL!” We can always & forever trust God and His Word in any and every situation. Through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus we have the VICTORY!  For God has promised to “Supply all of our need according to HIS riches in Glory by Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4 “HALLLELLLUJAH THANK YOU!!!”

 

 

Unbelievers are encouraged to get to know GOD

 

Know what you say you believe!

 

As for the unbelievers who have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, we are to encourage them to embrace the Truth of God’s Word. Know that there are also those who say they are believers yet don’t really know or understand what they believe?  In order to be more effective, we must first believe, know and embrace HIS WORD ourselves.  We are to point others to Jesus and encourage them to grow in the grace, wisdom and knowledge of His marvelous Word.  Time is of the essence for the “Perilous Days” are upon us!  Always keep in mind the omniscience of God for He is absolutely aware of everything at all times past, present and future. We can always seek Almighty Sovereign God for direction.  We are to demonstrate our faith and belief in God by the manner in which we live and approach life.  God always places us within the Body of Christ as He sees fit. For those who oppose the Word we are to be living examples.  For those who are on a power trip, or those who seek to undermine or question our integrity give them over to God.  Christ Jesus is the only Mediator between us and God. He is the Head of God’s Church.  God’s Church is His Bride. 

 

 

 

We do not have to argue or force GOD’S WORD upon anyone.  Nor do we have to fear them or worry when opposed.   “Christ Jesus is our Best Witness!” Be more concerned about knowing how to recognize the voice of God.   Know that there will be much spiritual warfare to rise up against you.   Study the life of Christ Jesus.  For all and everything is HIS.  Come what may, earnestly continue to daily seek the will and way of God above all.  “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof the world and them that live therein. He has founded it upon the floods…”  Psalms 24  Yet keep in mind that we are living in the midst of a “spiritual warzone.”  Anything and everything goes…  Nothing is sacred to some. They will say and do some of everything… Fret not!  Spiritual warfare comes in all sorts of directions.   Stay on the “Narrow Path.”  & “STAND UPON YOUR SOLID ROCK FOUNDATION!”  Therefore, also stay daily adorned in the “Spiritual Armor” of God. However, you should also know without doubt that The WORD of GOD is HIS infallible TRUTH!   It is our “Spiritual Sword” that cuts both ways whenever it is properly used…  Yes indeed, we can always and forever stand upon GOD’S WORD!   Know it has amazing cleansing & miraculous healing power!  That is once you know it for yourself. In God we have been given much freedom and liberty.  But we are also accountable to Him for how we “live it out loud,” and what we say do, preach and teach in His Name!  We as Believers have a responsibility to the LORD to be a daily reflection of Him to the unbelievers of this world knowing that that this world is on a “slippery slope.”

 

Get your house in order.  Don’t delay for tomorrow is not promised! Seek or begin to seek the will and way of God above all! 

 

A spectacular journey awaits us with a plethora of all sorts of spiritual lessons as well as blessings. God places us within the Body Christ as He sees fit. Absolutely no one or nothing can pluck us out of His Hands once you become secure in Him. It is through the amazing power of God’s precious Holy Spirit we can see and experience marvelous Miraculous, Healings & Miracles!

 

 

“For it is in HIM that we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17

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Spiritual Eating Disorders

Anorexia and Bulimia are very serious eating disorders that occur when one does not properly relate to food. Eating disorders are serious. They can and do result in physical and emotional turmoil. There are a lot of control issues related to eating disorders. An unbalanced spiritual diet will result in a spiritual eating disorder. If you go without spiritual food; you will lack the proper skills to navigate through the spiritual maze of life. Jesus came to this world to redeem us from the penalty of sin. He overcame sin in the flesh for us. He came so that the world would not be condemned but saved. It is through His love we have obtained grace.

 

 

To find out more about your purpose and the plan God has for your life it is important that you explore God’s Word. The Word of God is food for the soul. Have you ever thought about the side effects of a Spiritual eating disorder? When you do not have a consistent healthy spiritual diet it is difficult to comprehend spiritual things. Did you know that you can actually forever be in a learning mode and still not comprehend the spiritual things of God? In fact you will have a tendency to be misled. It is vitally important that you regularly read, study, digest and apply God’s Word in your daily life. You do not want to develop a spiritual eating disorder. It will result in serious spiritual consequences.

 

In order to grow properly one must consume a nutritious balanced daily diet.

 

 

It is often said “we are what we eat.” Eating is a natural normal everyday occurrence. Without a proper daily diet one can become malnourished. It is a well known fact that in many third world countries thousands literally starve to death daily due to a lack of a proper balanced diet. It is difficult to reach your full potential when your body does not have its proper nutrients. Food for your body is what gas is to a car. Think about it? How far will your car go without gas? How can you make the journey? Food is fuel for the body. God created a marvelous thing when He created man. We are created in His image.

 

 

We are body, mind and soul.

 

God has also provided the necessary resources for us to live healthy lives. In order to grow physically we need food. In order to grow intellectually we need to study and stimulate our brain cells. When we study we assist the building of dendrites. Okay what are dendrites? They are nerve cells that send impulses to the body. Intellectual growth without spiritual development is futile. You will never fully understand life and its true meaning without knowing God. Remember He created us with a soul. Our soul also has needs. We need to spiritually feed our mind and soul with the Word of God. The Word of God is spiritual “bread from heaven”. It is essential to our spiritual growth and development.

 

 

Did you know that the Scriptures are considered “The bread of life?” They are essential for the proper growth and spiritual development for the believer. Just as food is necessary for the body; so is God’s Word for our soul. A proper spiritual diet is required if you truly desire to grow spiritually. A constant diet of religious junk food is unhealthy. Yes, it is possible to grow without God’s Word. But, you will not grow spiritually. You will grow carnally. It is even possible to grow religiously. This will cause you to be misled as well. You will be tossed to and fro by the various doctrines of man. Please know growing religiously is not the same thing as growing spiritually.

 

 

Many people talk right and walk left.

 

Remember Jim Jones and his followers? If one does not regularly participate in studying and applying the principles of God’s Word to life’s circumstances it is also possible to become stagnated. The Bible clearly tells us that God is a Spirit of Truth. When you know the Truth the Truth will set you free. This type of freedom leads you to be free to become who God wants you to be. It will give you a new lease on life.

 

 

Tasting the indescribable fruits of God’s Word is like putting on 3D glasses. Meaning you will see things on a deeper level. God really is awesome! Spiritual warfare is at hand. Despite everything that goes on there is nothing that happens He is not aware of. Just think about that for a moment. That is really deep. Look around you and see all the things that are going on. The further we move away from God’s principles the worst things get. Many choose to live a life of misery and despair. Life presents many challenges. God intended for His Church to carry on His Son’s mission. He Loved, trained, developed, nurtured and became a living example to His disciples. He even died and rose from the grave so they would see the scriptures being fulfilled. This was the ultimate demonstration of love.

 

 

Did you know that He and His disciples were persecuted, misunderstood, lied on and mistreated by those He came to help? They even plotted secretly to discredit Jesus in spite of all the good He had done. The Bible tells us there were places He went that due to unbelief His power was not manifested. These are a few of the important facts you will discover when you study the scriptures.

 

 

 

Today we have the Word of God in Book form. His Word is our source of spiritual food. Did you know that there is nothing written in the Bible that is less than 1800 years old? That fact is awesome in itself. The Bible’s Truth will forever be alive. It will and has stood the test of time. In Jesus’ time they did not have the Bible like we do. It had not been compiled into the Biblia 66 books as we have today. God really does supply all our needs. He did not leave us Comfortless. He left us His precious Holy Spirit as our internal Guide that we receive on the profession of our faith. We must daily ask for His infilling presence. We need His Holy Spirit to help us understand His Word. God does not want us to be spiritual anorexics. He wants you to know Him through His Word. How is your spiritual diet? How much time do you spend acknowledging God in your daily life? Do you ask Him to give you your daily bread?

 

 

 

This column is for you if you are reading this. Just take a personal inventory and see if you are really ingesting a balanced spiritual diet. You know and God knows. You should feed yourself spiritually in addition to being fed physically. When you attend a worship service it is the time for you to become spiritually nourished and energized as well. To praise God from whom all blessing flow. God has given many gifts to the Church. The gifts were given to spiritually mature the body of Christ. (See Ephesians.)

 

 

 

When junk food is served in lieu of the Word of God; many become spiritually codependent. This often makes it difficult for them to deal with life’s everyday challenges. When you attend service the pastor, preacher, evangelist, teacher, minister or appointee, are all charged to deliver a message from the Word of God. When one truly lays aside their own agenda this is possible. It is also very good when the messenger let’s the listeners know when they are using illustrations to make a point. This is helpful for those who are not as familiar with scriptures. This time should be consecrated; instead of used to personally say something to someone you do not have enough courage to confront. Only after praying and sincerely meditating on God’s Word this is possible. Some even see this as an opportunity to get someone else to say, what they can not say themselves to someone.

 

 

 

What happens when you eat junk food? The proper delivery of a spiritual message will feed your soul. It will enlighten, convict as well as encourage you to grow spiritually. The Word is like a two edged sword it cuts both ways. There is something for the messenger or deliverer as well as the recipient. God has left no stone unturned to see that His children receive proper spiritual nourishment.

 

 

It is an arduous task to deliver God’s Word. But how will you know if something is from God? Good question. This is why you need to study. You need to be like the Bereans in the book of Acts, they knew the Word of God for themselves. This is why it is important that we too develop our personal relationship with Him. A healthy Spiritual diet is one of the most important assets you can acquire. As a Christian it should be a necessary priority. How important did I say spiritual food was? Life can be difficult. A proper balanced spiritual diet will help you weather the tempestuous storms of life. It will give you keen insight. When everyone is saying it’s alright when you know its all wrong, let His Word guide you. God never tells us to support something that is not right. A proper spiritual diet will help you to stand for what’s right when the majority falls for what’s wrong.

 

 

 

A proper spiritual diet will allow the Fruit of God’s Spirit to flourish in your life when spiritual warfare is about you. God keeps His promises. He said He will never leave you nor forsake you. I can bear witness to this He won’t! He said He will supply all of our needs? He will! (This does not mean just getting or having what you want) He said He will be peace in the midst of a storm. He will! His Word tells us that “God is Love” He truly is! Love is a wonderful thing. Having someone to love and knowing others truly love you is a wonderful thing. Many really do not know what Love really is. Love really is a beautiful ever unfolding gift from God. In the midst of trials, tests and wickedness God’s love will be an anchor. But you must always remember that spiritual nourishment is essential. His Word tells us that, “God is Love.”

 

 

When you read, study, deliver or share God’s Word please be prayerful. There are so many that have gone shipwrecked. So many casualties due to an unbalanced spiritual diet. Much too much junk food and not enough substance. If I tell you to come to my house for dinner you are expecting a balanced nutritious meal, right? What if I give you a plate of raw carrots? That’s okay if you are a rabbit. You might even think its funny, but, when you get home how do you think you would feel? My point is. As human beings we need more that just carrots. Some foods are a little hard to digest. We need both balanced spiritual and rich nutritious diets for our spiritual and physical growth. God wants us to continuously grow spiritually. “Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus.” What does that mean? We must learn to embrace the Truth of God’s Word. God wants to be in every area of our everyday lives. He wants us to have a rich full spiritual diet, healthy marriages and sincere loving families.

 

 

 

I want to encourage you to make it a priority to spend some time with God. Really digest His Word. I assure you whatever is going on in your life He already knows. God wants you to live out the promises of His Word. God can and will make a way out of no way. He heals and He delivers according to His Will. Did you know Jesus also used very unconventional methods? The religious establishment was quite often opposed to His methods. What are you saying? God will supply the road, direction, vehicle, people and resources when and if necessary for you to accomplish whatever He wants you to do. All you must do is step out on faith! Do not be surprised when someone does not understand you. Always keep in mind that what matters is that God knows and sees everything. Nothing can come our way unless He allows it. This is why He tells us to do whatever we do as you do it for Him. Remember His Church is supposed to be the pillar of Truth. The enemy is the father of lies. God is awesome. God is a “rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” He is truly worthy of our praise.

 

 

 

Remember it is more important what God knows rather than what others think. Why do you think Jesus spent so much time getting away and spending time with His Father? Jesus remained constantly spiritual nourished. Did you ever think about the fact Jesus could have just said everyone be healed. He could have completely done away with poverty and famines. He had the power to do so. But that was not the plan. He was faithfully obedient. It is important to know that Jesus was terribly misunderstood, called evil and blacklisted too. God also has a remedy in any case. God tells us to be happy when persecuted for righteousness.

 

 

God really does have everything under His control. Knowing His Word is vitally important for your well being. Jesus really is coming back for His true Church. Some things will just not be understood on this side of Heaven. God will never lead you to do anything that goes against His principles. Really get to know God for yourself. You do intend to spend eternity with Him? This will prevent you from developing a spiritual eating disorder. Allow His Word to be “bread from heaven.” Let Him truly be your Shepherd. His Word has a bountiful table of blessings prepared for our spiritual nourishment.

 

 

God will move or take you over any mountains or through the rough terrains of life when and if necessary. Begin to feast on the delicacies of His Blessed Word. This will result in you experiencing the fruit of His Spirit. Just remember you need a balanced spiritual diet to make the journey.

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