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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Lord's Compassions Never Fail (They Are New Every Morning)

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.
I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion; therefore
I will wait for Him.'

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him,
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young.

Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust- there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.

For men are not cast off by the Lord forever.
Though He brings grief, He will show compassion, so great
is His unfailing love.
For He does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the
children of men."

Lamentations 3: 22-33

If you are in the midst of suffering or trials and it seems that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, do not lose hope or trust in God. Though He did not willingly bring your affliction, nevertheless, He allowed it for whatever purpose that is at His mind and it will be revealed in glory at some future time. Suffice it to say that all children of God undergo such trials and sufferings so that our characters may be refined and molded by the Master Molder for His own great purpose. Let us just trust in His unfailing love and hope to see the end of our affliction at the very end of the tunnel. There, the light will shine so brightly and will dispel all the anguish and darkness in our souls.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Lord's Compassion, New Every Morning, Love, Hope, Trust in The Lord, Mercy, Grace, Deliverance, Light At The End of The Tunnel,
Glory, Redemption, Salvation

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Heavens And A New Earth

"Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth.
The former things will not be remembered, nor
will they come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create,
for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and
its people a joy.
I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my
people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be
heard in it no more.
Never again will there be an infant that lives but a
few days, or an old man who does not live out his
years; he who dies at a hundred will be considered
a mere youth; he who fails to reach a hundred will
be considered accursed.
They will build houses and dwell in them; they will
plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
No longer will they build houses and others live in
them, or plant and others eat.
For as the days of a tree, so will be the days of my
people; My chosen ones will long enjoy the works
of their hands."

Isaiah 65: 17-22

There will be new heavens and a new earth during the golden millennial reign of the King of kings and the Lord of lords- Jesus Christ. Satan will be chained for a thousand years and the earth will experience a thousand years of prosperity, peace and joy that the world has never witnessed before. People will grow to a very old age and there will be no more infant deaths. There will be justice and peace throughout all the land as Jesus Christ sit magnificently on His throne. All the kings of the earth will pay obeisance to the King of kings and Lord of lords. No one will ever go hungry again for there will be an abundance of food throughout the land. There will be no enmity, quarrels and wars as people will learn to live in love and harmony with one another under the reign of the Prince of peace.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, New Heavens, New Earth, Millennial Reign, King of kings, Lord of lords, King of Majesty, Peace, Prosperity, Golden Age

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Monday, April 18, 2011

False Teachers And Their Destruction

"But there were also false prophets among the people,
just as there will be false teachers among you.
They will secretly introduce destructive heresies,
even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them-
bringing swift destruction on themselves.
Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring
the way of truth into disrepute.
In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with
stories they have made up.
Their condemnation has long been hanging over
them, and their destruction has not been sleeping."

2 Peter 2: 1-3

In the last days, there will be false teachers and false prophets. They will introduce deceptive teachings and prophecies that will deceive even the children of God who are not fully grounded in Biblical truths. Many have sprouted up like poisonous mushrooms that look appealing to the eyes but will kill those who will eat them. Many false stories and pseudo gospels have sprouted like the Da Vinci Code, The Gospel of Judas, the teachings of the New Age Group, the Apocryphal Books of dubious origin and authorship. Their teachings are spiritual sounding but they are just like sugar coated poisons- sweet and sugary on the outside, but poisonous and deadly on the inside. We must be fully grounded on sound Biblical truths and we should always pray to the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and discernment to know the difference between bogus truths and Biblical truths.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Spirit of Wisdom, Spirit of Discernment, False Prophets, False Teachers, False Doctrines, The Da Vinci Code, The Gospel of Judas, Apocryphal Books, Deceiving Spirits, Lies, Destruction

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Friday, April 15, 2011

We Are More Than Conquerors

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or
famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written: 'For your sake we face death
all day long; we are considered as sheep to be

No in all these things we are more than conquerors
through Him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons, neither the present
nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor
depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able
to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ
Jesus our Lord."

Romans 8: 35-39

This is one of the most powerful and awesome promise of the Lord in the Bible. If we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior, and if we surrender our lives to Him, then no power in the whole universe could ever separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. We are therefore more than conquerors through Christ who loves us so much that He died on the cross for us. As He has conquered sin, disease and death and all the curses of Satan through His death on the cross and His triumphant resurrection, we can avail of the full power of the resurrection power of Jesus Christ to overcome the devil and all his wiles. Thus we shall be able to conquer all the obstacles and temptations thrown our way by the devil through that everlasting promise of our Lord that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Grace, Love, Joy, Peace, More Than Conquerors,
Eternal Life, Kingdom of God, Everlasting Glory

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Narrow And Wide Gates

"Enter through the narrow gate.
For wide is the gate and broad
is the road that leads to destruction,
and many enter through it.

But small is the gate and narrow
the road that leads to life, and
only a few find it."

Matthew 7: 13-14

Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter it. And small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to the kingdom of God and only a few find it. People are blinded by the pleasures of the world and blindly tread the path to destruction in pursuit of happiness and recognition. Like brilliant baubles, these tempting allures of Satan have mesmerized men to follow the enchanting tune of the pied piper from hell. Surely, if we follow the dictates of those who are worldly, we will be missing the true path to the kingdom of God. How narrow and uneventful that path is. It is also littered with so many pebbles and stones that hinder those who would tread that path. Trials and temptations are on every step of the way. But for those who will persist in trudging that path and finishing the trail to the very end, a crown of glory awaits them from the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Theirs will be eternal bliss with the Lord forevermore.

Sing Alleluia

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Salvation, Eternal Life, King of kings, Lord of lords, Crown of Glory, Narrow Gate, Wide Gate, Path to Destruction, Path to the Kingdom of God

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Name Above All Names

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ:
'Who, being in very nature God,' did not consider equality
with God something to be grasped, but made Himself
nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made
in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled
Himself and became obedient to death- even death on
a cross!

Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave
Him the name that is above very name, that at the name
of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth
and under the earth and every tongue confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:5-11

Someday, at the end of the ages, this prophecy will be fulfilled. Jesus Christ will be revealed to the world in all His heavenly glory. He left the earth broken and in shame. He will return to earth in full majestic glory unparalleled in the annals of this world. And at that time, all knees in heaven, on earth and under the earth shall bow down before the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Even Satan and his minions and all who followed his evil ways will be made to bow down before the King by the mighty swords of the avenging angels. But to those who have remained faithful and true up to the very end, the blissful reunion with the King will be ushered in and there shall be widespread rejoicing among the true followers of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Name Above All Names

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, King of Majesty, Name Above All Names, Salvation, Eternal Life, Grace

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Lord, Who May Dwell In Your Sanctuary?

"Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?

He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart
and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellow man,
who despises a vile man
but honor those who fear the Lord
who keeps his oaths even when it hurts,
who lends his money without usury
and does not accept bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things
will never be shaken."

Psalm 15: 1-5

We are ambassadors of Christ in this world. We are supposed to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. We must never do what the world does and compromise our Christian legacy. In everything that we do, Christ' glory should be reflected in our lives so that we may attract souls towards the things we believe in and so bring them on the road to salvation. In this regard, the Holy Spirit shall help us in the transformation of our lives and in the renewing of our minds so that all thoughts
may become captive to the thoughts of Jesus Christ.

Oh The Glory Of Your Presence

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Sanctuary, God's Presence, Holy, Salavation, Grace, Eternal Life

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Saturday, April 2, 2011

How Awesome Is The Lord Most High

"Clap your hands, all you nations
shout to God with cries of joy.
How awesome is the Lord Most High,
the great king over all the earth!
He subdued nations under us,
peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance for us,
the pride of Jacob, whom He loved.

God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our king, sing praises.

For God is the king of all the earth;
sing to Him a psalm of praise.
God reigns over the nations;
God is seated on His holy throne."

Psalm 47: 1-8

How awesome is the Lord God Most High. No power in all creation, in all the universe, can match His awesome power. He created the whole universe and all creation. He holds the destinies of nations and peoples at the palm of His hands. Yet the God who oversees all of the vast universe consisting of billions of stars and galaxies know each and everyone of us personally. He guides our destinies as surely as He guides the path of each star in this vast panorama of galaxies. How awesome is our Lord God Most High. Remember His greatness as we sing songs of praise and worship to Him.

How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, How Awesome Is God, Perfect Love, Sovereign God, How Great Is Our God, Grace, Salvation, Eternal Life

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla