The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit
We Must Always Be Spirit Filled

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

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Wise And Foolish Builders

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine
and put them into practice is like a wise man who
built his house on the rock.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds
blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall,
because it had its foundation on the rock.

But everyone who hears these words of mine and does
not put them into practice is like a foolish man who
built his house on sand.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds
blew and beat against the house, and it fell with a great

Matthew 7: 24-27

We must always be guided by the the word of God in our lives. But we must not be readers only of God's words, we must be doers as well. Hearing them and not practicing the word of God in our lives is like building a house in the sand. When the strong winds and storms of life come, the house built on sand will come crashing down. Doing what the word of God says is like building our spiritual muscles. When trials and temptations come we are strong enough to overcome them by the grace of God. We cannot successfully claim the great promises of God as contained in His words if we are not doing His will in our lives. We must practice what we read in the Bible and that would be like building our spiritual house upon a rock. The strong winds and storms will come and go but our house built on the rock shall always stand the test of time.

All Of My Days - Hillsong

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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Gospel/Word of God/Holy Bible

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Making One's Calling And Election Sure

"His divine power has given us everything we need
for life and godliness through the knowledge of
Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
Through these He has given us His very great and
precious promises, so that through them you may
participate in the divine nature and escape the
corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to
your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge,
and to knowledge, self control, and to self control,
perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and
to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly
kindness, love.

For if you possess these qualities in increasing
measure, they will keep you from being ineffective
and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord
Jesus Christ.
But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted
and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed
from his past sins."

2Peter 1: 3-9

Many who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior and have been born again have forgotten who they have become. We must always remember that we are already a new creation in Christ. Our past lives and sinful living have been crucified with Christ on the cross along with its passions and evil desires. But since we are still living in this sinful transitory world, we must strive hard to follow the ways of the Lord by shunning evil and sinful living by claiming the divine promises of the Lord in the Bible. They have the power and strength to neutralize all the cunning traps set by the enemy for the children of God. We must strive hard to develop faith, goodness, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness and love. These traits, together with the fruit of the Holy Spirit, will assure our victory over the enemy until the day of the Lord's return.

Draw Me Close To You

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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Gospel/Word of God/Holy Bible

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Admonitions To Christians For Righteous Living

"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty
hand, that He may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
Be self controlled and alert.
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion
looking for someone to devour.
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know
that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing
the same kind of sufferings."

1Peter 5: 5b- 10

The world as it is, is so evil right now, and darkness has covered the earth. The triumphant laughter of the enemy is heard all over the world. Men have immersed themselves in deceptions. They reject all kinds of heavenly authority and any form of afterlife, reward and punishment. That is why Peter admonished us to be humble so that God can lift us up from the depths of our sufferings. The people of God are persecuted around the world. But we must stand fast and claim God's promises to strengthen and protect us against all the wiles of the enemy. We may be undergoing trials right now but all our Christian brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are also experiencing sufferings and trials of their own. God is strengthening all of us so that we can resist the final attempt of the enemy to triumph over us. But we will prevail and our King will vanquish the enemy and throw him and his minions to the lake of fire together with all those they deceived. But we will be fetched by the Lord so that we can receive the crown of glory from our mighty King in His blissful abode to live with Him forevermore.

Let Your Glory Fall - Don Moen

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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
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