Grace for the humble
Written Dec 10, 2016
The Apostle Paul. A man so accomplished. A man so anointed of God. A man powerful in word and deed and blessed with spiritual gifts and revelations in God's Word. And did more than any of the other disciples, wrote a large portion of the New Testament and yet every sentence he speaks exudes humility and the fear of God.
Do you realize how little each of us really are? And how much we need God. And realize how much we need to press into Him all throughout the day, everyday? How many realize your only success in this world in bearing good fruit for the world to come depends on how closely you walk after the Lord. How about being so close to Him that you can say you are walking in Him and He in you?
Every day when I wake up the first thing I want to say is "God, take my life, use me today". And we then pay that vow and force our thoughts to stay on Him and His Word.
The apostle Paul. A man who was so supernaturally saved. And walked with God to the very end of his life. Who preached messages shedding tears as he spoke. And also said he forced his body to follow God because if he didn't he would be adokimos - he would be rejected. He would be reprobate. If he didn't enslave his body and force it to be in subjection to God. (More here)
The Spirit of God is contending with you, pleading with you, to stay in Jesus Christ all day. Every day. Until the end of your life. Keeping your lamps filled...
May God give us ears to hear and a heart that understands His Word. And may we bring forth fruit an hundredfold.
The first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our hearts. We have to realize this has to be us if we claim to be HIS!
See my other messages in the top right hand column for more understanding regarding God's power toward us and the different kinds of sin (sins unto death/sins not unto death = wilful sins vs sins of ignorance and going astray http://biblehub.com/kjv/1_john/5.htm).
If you have never repented of your sins and been saved and feel the desire to do so now please say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully saved 20 years ago!
"My Lord and my God, Have mercy on my soul, a sinner, I believe Jesus the Messiah died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and Jesus is now on the right hand of God and can hear my prayer at this moment and wants to live through me and give me power to keep His Word. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart Lord Jesus. Please be my Lord and Savior in every aspect of my life. Thank you God for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen"