The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rules For Holy Living

"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly
loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances
you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love,
which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you were
called to peace.
And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly
as you teach and admonish one another
with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms,
hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude
in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do, whether in word
or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father
through Him."

Colossians 3: 12-17

We must strengthen one another through the singing of psalms and in all kinds of work in the different ministries for the Lord. We gently rebuke those whose paths are swerving to the left. We should encourage one another especially in moments of weakness and trials. We must forgive one another as God has freely forgiven us and must never hold on to grudges and hurts for these will open the way for the spirit of bitterness to creep into our hearts. Above all these, we must love one another as Christ loved us and gave His own life so that we can be free and enjoy the benefit of joy, peace and eternal life.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

God's Righteous Judgment

"God will give to each person according to what he has done.
To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor
and immortality, He will give eternal life.

But for those who are self seeking and who reject the truth
and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
There will be trouble and distress for every human being
who does evil."

Romans 2:6-9

Those who persist in self seeking and pleasurable ways in this world, indulging in all kinds of sin and pleasures, will inherit wrath and judgment from the Lord. But for those who have been persistent in doing good and honoring God with their exemplary lives will inherit eternal life. This world is just a transient place before we go to our final destination- either eternal bliss with God in heaven or eternal damnation with the devil and other accursed in hell. Which destination would we choose?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Call To Righteousness By The Lord

" This is what God the Lord says-
He who created the heavens and
stretched them out,
who spread out the earth and all
that comes out of it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:

'I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the gentiles,
to open eyes that are blind
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon
those who sit in darkness.

'I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not give glory to another
or my praise to idols.
See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you."

Isaiah 42: 5-9

We are all called to righteousness by the Lord in the furtherance of His kingdom here on earth. We must be very careful in everything that we say and do for the world watches us to see how we glorify or put to shame the name of the Lord. We become bearers of His name, saved and transformed to bear fruit that will glorify the name of the Lord. We must serve as the light of the world and salt of the earth, attracting people to our way of life so that we can become credible and effective testimonies for the Lord. Let us walk in faith and trust the Spirit of God to transform us from glory to glory until we reach the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ. Until then, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit until the day of our final reunion with Christ.

Here I am To Worship - Hillsong

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Righteousness, Glory, Joy, Eternal Life, Grace, Salvation, Light of The World, Salt of the Earth, Cross, Here I am To Worship, Hillsong

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Spiritual/Gospel Message

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Lord Is My Light And My Salvation

"The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be
When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,
when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble
and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war breaks out against me, even then will I be confident.

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His

(Psalm 27:1-4)

The Lord is our light and our salvation. Although we are besieged by the enemy, the Lord will not leave us alone to fight our own battles. He is our shield and armor, a very strong help in times of needs. He is the light at the very end of the tunnel. He is the spring after the wintry weather of our soul. He gives us hope when everything else in us is drained. And He gives us His Spirit so that we can continue the fight until the final battle is won and we will meet Him face to face in His kingdom.There we will dwell with Him in eternal bliss.

Shine Jesus Shine

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Shine Jesus Shine, God Is Light, Salvation, Hope, Eternal Life, Faith, Sanctuary, Temple, Battles, God's Kingdom, Righteousness, Holiness, Live For God, Live To Please God, God's Glory

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Spiritual/Gospel Message

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Eyes Of The Lord Are On Those Who Fear Him

"But the eyes of the Lord are on those
who fear Him,
On those whose hope is in His unfailing
To deliver them from death and keep
them alive in famine.

We wait in hope for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His Holy Name.
May your unfailing love rest
upon us, O Lord, even as we put
our hope in You."

Psalm 33: 18- 22

In these times of economic uncertainties, of depression and recession, where the high and the mighty have collapsed; when even the very rich and powerful nations of the world crumbled to their knees, the children of God are shielded from all these misfortunes. We only have to cling to God's faithful promises and He will give us His divine providence in due time. We will be sustained by the love, goodness and mercy of our Lord. We just have to trust Him that He will always provide for all our needs in their appointed time. God is faithful and true and is never remiss in His promises. So instead of resorting to panic, fear and anxiety for the unknown, let us trust in the unfailing love of God to deliver us from all the misfortunes that is the lot of worldly men.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Eyes of The Lord, Fear of The Lord, Divine Providence, Grace, Salvation, God's Unfailing Love, Hope, Economic Uncertainty, Depression, Recession, Famine, Children of God, Psalm 33: 18- 22, The Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Friday, September 7, 2012

Cursed Is The One Who Trust In Man But Blessed Is The ONe Who Trust In The Lord

"This is what the Lord says: 'Cursed is the one
who trusts in man, who depends in flesh for
his strength and whose heart turns away from
the Lord.
He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he
will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the
desert, in a salt land where no one lives.

But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves
are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit."

Jeremiah 17: 5- 8

Cursed is he who trust in the strength of men. He is doomed to failure in whatever he does. He will start a task and will not see it finished. But the man who trusts in the Lord is blessed by God. The Lord will bless all that his hands will do. Prosperity, peace and joy shall never be far from the man whose trust is in the Lord. The Lord is his strength and shelter in times of troubles.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Holiness, Trust in God, Trust in Man, Cursed Those Who Trust In Man, Blessed Are Those Who Trust In God, Grace, God Is The Strength of My Heart, Joy, Grace, Righteousness, Eternal Life, Bliss

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Lord's Compassion Never Fails

"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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

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.

King of Majesty - Hillsong

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, March 19, 2012

False Teachers And Their Destructions

"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."

2Peter 2: 1-3

These are the end times and we are seeing the widespread works of the enemy throughout the world. The word of God is vilified and in its place, various teachings and pseudo doctrines abound the world, misleading even intelligent men. Some of their misleading teachings are reincarnation, bogus philosophies, strange doctrines that cater to the innate desire of man to live the so called good life. This is just hedonism sugar coated with so many fine words. We are shocked by the temerity and total disregard for the sanctity of life by so called suicide bombers who kill innocent people and themselves as well. Even women are being used as suicide bombers. What kind of philosophy or teaching can condone the taking of one's own life just to kill and maim other lives? Many people bow down to the lord of the world who keeps foisting his attractive lures and baits as people are led down the path to their own destruction. Many people are lukewarm, saying they believe in God and just stop there while also wallowing in the sinfulness of the world. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them and their destruction has not been sleeping.

All To Jesus I Surrender

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, False Teachers, False Prophets, Destructive Heresies, Swift Destruction, Shameful Ways, Condemnation, End Times, Pseudo Doctrines, Misleading Teachings, Good Life, Hedonism, Suicide Bombers, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

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

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Lead A Righteous Life

"Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray.
He who does what is right is righteous, just as
He is righteous.
He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because
the devil has been sinning from the beginning.
The reason the Son of God appeared was to
destroy the devil's work.
No one who is born of God will continue to sin,
because God's seed remains in him; he cannot
go on sinning, because he has been born of God.
This is how we know who the children of God are
and who the children of the devil are: Anyone
who does not do what is right is not a child of God;
nor is anyone who does not love his brother."

1John 3: 7-10

John admonished us to lead a righteous life befitting our title as children of God. Those who have been born again through the baptism of the Holy Spirit have been imbibed with power and grace from on high and must leave the path of sinful living. The word of God empowers us to be righteous just as our Lord who called us out of darkness is righteous. We cannot go on sinning and still avail of the wondrous gifts of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Sin, anger, strong emotions and contentiousness grieve the Holy Spirit. We must lead simple righteous lives ever waiting for the opportunity to do good deeds to others so that they may glorify our Father in heaven. Let us keep in step with our fellow saints here on earth and the angelic hosts in heaven in worshiping and praising the Lord for all His goodness in our lives. Let us honor God with a righteous life by not sinning.

Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Wes Hampton

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Righteous Life, Children of God, Born of God, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, Born Again, Baptism of The Holy Spirit, Power and Grace, Gifts of The Holy Spirit, Saints on Earth, Angelic Host, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

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

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Children Of God

"How great is the love the Father has lavished
on us, that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!
The reason the world does not know us is
that it did not know Him.
Dear friends, now we are all children of God, and
what we will be has not yet been made known.
But we know that when He appears,
we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him
as He is.
Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies
himself, just as He is pure."

1John 3:1-3

Children of God, how great does it sound? Have we ever really contemplated the full meaning of that phrase? We are the children of the greatest, the all powerful, the wisest, all seeing and all loving Person in the whole universe who created everything we see and beyond that. He created the whole universe and man, the pinnacle of His creation. If we have that great privilege, are we not supposed to enter His throne of grace in awe and reverential fear, befitting the glory and honor due to the King of kings and Lord of lords? But that's what we are. He loved us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to save us from spiritual death that was our inborn nature and apparent destiny. And all those who accepted His beloved Son as their Lord and savior were conferred the title- sons and daughters and children of God. We will be able to see our glorious nature upon the return of our Lord here on earth to fetch and bring us to His heavenly kingdom. We will be transformed into the glorious body our Lord has. In the meantime, while we await His triumphant return, let us purify ourselves from all filth and evil of this world and be faithful to Him by living to please God and give glory to His name.

Bless The Beast And The Children - Carpenters

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Children of God, Purify, The Greatest, The All Powerful, The Wisest, All Seeing, All Loving, Created Everything We See, Pinnacle of Creation, Throne of Grace, Awe and Reverential Fear, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Lord and Savior, Born Again, Glorious Nature, Glorified Bodies, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Wise Builder, Foolish Builder, Sand, Rock, Foundation, All Of My Days, Hillsong, Matthew 7: 24-27, Gospel, Word of God, Holy Bible

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

Friday, January 20, 2012

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