Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rivers of Living Water


 John 7:2 Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. John 7:37-39 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.  Out of the believer's heart will flow "rivers of living water".  That's the Holy Spirit! :)  But they did not receive Him yet, because Jesus was not yet glorified.  To think we have Jesus' Spirit dwelling in our hearts!  That is absolutely wonderful to think of, isn't it?! :D  You have the Spirit of the Creator of the Universe dwelling in you when you believe in His Son Jesus and repent of your sins!  What an absolutely great love our Creator has for us.  He could have just condemned us all to eternal damnation.  We surely deserve it, with all our sins.

But no, He cares about us, His creatures, His children.  GOD is LOVE.  So should we be when we have His Holy Spirit, full of love for others, even our enemies as Jesus commanded us in Matt 5:44-48
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Thanks for reading :)  God bless you in Jesus' Holy Name.



Friday, July 20, 2012

Faith

Scriptures on faith.

Luk 8:5  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
Luk 8:6  And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
Luk 8:7  And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
Luk 8:8  And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold.  And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luk 8:9  And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be?
Luk 8:10  And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Luk 8:11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Luk 8:12  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Luk 8:13  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.
Luk 8:14  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.
Luk 8:15  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Oh people of little faith!!  In times of trouble cling to Jesus!  We all go through trials on this earth.  Sometimes it is a test from God of our faith!  Don't let it get you down, know that God is in control and ultimately everything will work out in a way that brings glory to Him and Him alone! :) 

I've learned the hard way, failed miserably, but through it all came back to Jesus, who is my ONLY hope in times of trouble and sadness.  Don't let the spirit of fear overwhelm you.  2 Tim 1:7  For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 

I'm learning that when hard times come, not to feel desperate or panic, but to stay calm, think of Jesus, ask His help, get into the Word and ask the Holy Spirit to give me peace and He does!! :)




Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit

Matt 12:31-32  "Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.  Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.   If you blaspheme against the Holy Spirit, if you speak impiously of his nature, attributes and works, you shall not be forgiven!  I also think that if someone has the Holy Spirit working in them and you say no, it's not the Holy Spirit, but demonic, that is also blasphemy!  So guard your mouth!  We will be held accountable on the day of judgment for every idle word we spoke!

Father in heaven, please forgive me any idle words spoken in my lifetime,  I am very sorry and through your Holy Spirit help me to guard my mouth and think before I speak.  In Jesus' Holy Name I pray.  Thank you and Amen.
Thank God I have never had the urge to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.  I respect Him too much!

Let us never forget the holiness of God and show Him the respect He deserves as the Creator of the universe!  He is our Creator, who became flesh to die on the cross as the only Worthy Holy Lamb to be sacrificed for our foul sins and who rose from the dead and left us His Holy Spirit to comfort and teach us.  HOLY HOLY HOLY is the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND IS AND IS TO COME!