Salvation (What you don’t know…)

Thank You Holy Spirit.

Gen 3:1-7

Satan took on the form of an animal(beast)-serpent (Gen 3:1) when tempting the first man and one of the things he did was bring him(her) down to that level(of an animal) when they fell for his lies.
That “animal” spirit is still at work in unrepentant lives now, e.g: gayism, lesbianism, incest, murder, fornication, etc.

Satan’s aim was to rubbish the creation in the eyes of the Creator so that He repents of creating them and destroys them all [guess he hated sharing the love of The Creator with some other beings]……. and he almost succeeded in his evil machinations(Gen 6:5-7), only that he underestimated the love of the Creator for His creations. Genesis 6:8

“Adam and Eve” were in the spirit and worked/interacted accordingly before their downfall which is why they didn’t take cognisance of their naked state initially. They got bothered about it after they came out of their “spiritual cocoon”(their cover) into the open – flesh(becoming “naked” – unprotected).

While in the spirit, they had no bother for the flesh(body), their utmost priority was their “inner man” but when the serpent(satan) came and succeeded in killing their “spirit” mode, (severing their “link” to fellowship with GOD) turning them fully into the flesh mode, their utmost priority switched from their inner man to their “outer man”(flesh), they began to have more bother for their flesh(Gen 3:7) than for their spirit; noting they were naked and had to cover up.

That “link” which got severed is what Jesus Christ came to fix back and He succeeded at fixing it back (…cost Him His life blood though,  which He gladly gave over so we can be redeemed back to GOD) Matt 27:51 ~ Hebrews 10:19-21.

Note: Don’t give Satan power again to rubbish you and make you feel unworthy. You can overcome that temptation and trial which is only for a while. 1 Corinthians 10:13

Prayer point for a month; Thank You Jesus Christ for the salvation of my soul.
GOD, please I need Your Holy Spirit to come comfort, guide, and teach me. Luke 11:9-13

Shalom!

Humility.

Luke 17:7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? 

17:8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? 

17:9 Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not.

17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

Don’t expect accolades for services rendered.
It is not by your might nor by your power…

Shalom!

SPIRITUAL TRAINING/DEVELOPMENT.

Thank You Holy Spirit.

Not every leading of The Holy Spirit takes us into “perfect situations”. He actually leads us into the wilderness at times to get us trained and developed spiritually, molding us into the vessel fit for His use.

Luke  4:1) And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 
2) Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

From this scripture above, we can very well note that even Jesus Christ our Savior underwent His “training” in the wilderness via the leading of The Holy Spirit after which He(Jesus) got more empowered and strengthened, all ready for His assignment, Luke 4:14.

NOTE: For The Holy Spirit to use you, He’ll have to mould you (via being allowed to face diverse “trainings”;  trials & temptations) into who He needs you to be – someone fit and able to complete designated assignments.

Isn’t Jesus Christ so magnanimous and selfless?, wanting you to get trained&taught by the “Master” who trained&taught Him.

Now, pay attention to these explanations;
2 Thessalonians  2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
NKJV records vs 7b as “only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”

The Holy Spirit is that “He who restrains….”.

He restrains the kingdom of darkness from fully manifesting because He still has the children of GOD; joint-heirs with Christ here to safeguard.

During those times we (joint-heirs) need to undergo our trainings (1Peter 1:7, 1Corinth 3:13), accepting we want to be trained, The Holy Spirit removes His “restraint” that was barricading us from the enemy (just like He did with Jesus in Matt 4 & Luke 4) giving satan access to try our faith and tempt us, and after that stage has been finished, He places the restraint back.

Power to wrought wonders is released into the believer after a successful completion of the training.

Most believers are not empowered but rather live in fear because they fail each training exercise and unknowingly run into the hands of their tempter (satan – the world) because they’re either too weak or too lazy for trainings; they only crave the “good” and are not ready for the “bad” and the “ugly”. These ones will rather use “grace” as cover-up, believing they shouldn’t have to serve or do any strenuous work.

Are you now prepared for your training? #BetterNowThanNever

Shalom!