The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit
We Must Always Be Spirit Filled

The Church of God

The Church of God
Where We Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth

Pray Unceasingly

Pray Unceasingly
The Portals of Heaven Open Up Because of Persistent Prayers.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Live By The Spirit As Children Of God

"For if you live according to the sinful nature,
you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to
death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
because those who are led by the Spirit of God
are sons of God.
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you
a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit
of sonship.
And by Him we cry, Abba, Father.

The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that
we are God's children.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs- heirs
of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we
share in His sufferings in order that we may also
share in His glory."
Romans 8: 13-17

When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior and became born again, we became children of God and co-heirs with Jesus Christ in the Kingdom of God. Now as children of God, we must put off our former way of life when we were yet slave to sin. We must live by the Spirit, sustained by the infinite grace of God. We must cooperate with the Holy Spirit for the full transformation of our lowly selves until we reach the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ. Then we truly become the light of the world and the salt of the earth, doing our righteous fruits for the glory of our living God who has given us all spiritual gifts according to His infinite grace.

Amazing Grace - Hayley Westenra

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Live By The Spirit, Children of Light, Amazing Grace, Sons of God, Children of God, Co-Heirs With Jesus Christ, Transformation, Light of The World, Salt of The Earth, Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual/Word of God/Gospel

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jesus Is The Gate And The Good Shepherd

"I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.
All who ever came before Me were thieves and
robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will
be saved.
He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it
to the full.

I am the good shepherd; I know My sheep and
My sheep know Me- just as the Father knows
Me and I know the Father- and I lay down My
life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen.
I must bring them also.
They too will listen to My voice, and there shall
be one flock and one shepherd."

John 10:7-10 , 10:14-16

Jesus Christ is the gate and also the good shepherd. All the others who came before Him were all thieves and robbers. He is the only way to salvation and nobody can enter heaven except through Him. He is a good shepherd who knows the name of each and every sheep He has. He calls them by their name and they listen to His voice. Jesus is the good shepherd who laid down His life for His sheep so that they may enjoy eternal life. He knows that there are other sheep not belonging to His sheep pen. He longs to bring them to His sheep pen too so that the day will come when there will be but one sheep pen and one shepherd. We are all called upon to gather the lost sheep of God and bring them to the sheep pen of the Lord so that they may also enjoy abundant and eternal life.

All Things Are Possible - Hillsong

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Gate, Good Shepherd, Thieves, Robbers, Sheep, Pasture, Kill, Steal, Destroy, Abundant Life, Sheep Pen, Voice, Call Them By Name

Spiritual/Gospel/Word of God